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David Crane started publishing online in 2001. Since that time, governments, military organizations, Special Operators (i.e. professional trigger pullers), agencies, and civilian tactical shooters the world over have come to depend on Defense Review as the authoritative source of news and information on "the latest and greatest" in the field of military defense and tactical technology and hardware, including tactical firearms, ammunition, equipment, gear, and training.

Condor Elite Sector Sling Bag Covert Urban Combat/Tactical Pack Tactical Armor Plate Carrier! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 7, 2016 And, while we’re on the subject of brand new Condor Elite packs at SHOT Show 2016, we should also mention that Chris Dunn of Condor Outdoor Products also showed DefenseReview (DR) the new Condor Elite Sector Sling Bag, which would appear to be an even lower-profile/lower-visibility design for urban combat/tactical ... Read More »

Condor Elite Fail Safe Pack Lo-Pro/Lo-Vis Covert Urban Assault Pack (Backpack) with Combat/Tactical Hydration Capability! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 6, 2016 Speaking of really cool combat/tactical hydration assault packs (backpacks), Condor Outdoor Products recently introduced one of the coolest ones DefenseReview (DR) has come across at SHOT Show 2016, as part of their relatively-new Condor Elite product line. It’s called the Condor Elite Fail Safe Pack (or, Failsafe P ack), ... Read More »

Ashbury International Group (AIG) Seeks Damages in Lawsuit Against Defense Equipment Manufacturer Vectronix

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 5, 2016 Well, this is interesting. DefenseReview (DR) recently received the following press release on a multi-million-dollar lawsuit that Ashbury International Group (AIG) has filed against Vectronix AG, Vectronix Inc., and Potomac River Group LLC. DR found the press release to be an interesting read, and it includes a link to a PDF-format copy of ... Read More »

Direct Action Gear (DAG) Dragon Egg and Dust Heavy-Duty Combat/Tactical Hydration Pack (Backpack) Systems in Hyde Definition PenCott Digital Combat Camouflage Patterns for Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) and Civilian Tactical Shooters! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 31, 2016 Last updated on 4/01/16. DefenseReview (DR) has been running a Direct Action Gear (DAG) Dust Heavy Duty Small Tactical Backpack in Hyde Definition Pencott-Badlands arid digital combat camouflage pattern for the last 6-8 months, but it actually became our favorite day pack immediately. We really love it (pack AND camo pattern), ... Read More »

Midwest Industries MI Sentinel Concepts Carbine M-LOK Compatible: .223 Wylde/5.56mm NATO Tactical AR-15 Carbine with 16-inch, 1:8″-Twist Criterion Hybrid Contour Barrel is Ready for Battle Right Out of the Box! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 28, 2016 Last updated on 3/28/16. While DefenseReview (DR) was hanging out at the Midwest Industries (MI) booth checking out their latest and greatest products for SHOT Show 2016, Steve Fisher of Sentinel Concepts was kind enough to take us through the new “Special Edition” Midwest Industries MI Sentinel Concepts Carbine ... Read More »

S&S Precision Holster Extender GRT (Gear Retention Track) for G-Code, Safariland and Blackhawk! Combat/Tactical Pistol Holsters (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 25, 2016 As long as we’re discussing S&S Precision tactical accessories and gear at SHOT Show 2016, we might as well also mention the S&S Precision Holster Extender GRT (Gear Retention Track), which attaches to modern polymer tactical holsters like the Edge Works Manufacturing (EWM)/G-Code, Safariland and Blackhawk combat/tactical pistol holsters. ... Read More »

S&S Precision ELOS 5.56 (Elastic Load Out System 5.56mm) Minimalist, Stackable Polymer 5.56mm AR-15/M16/M4/M4A1 Mag (Magazine) Carrier/Pouch and NavBoard Rotary for Combat Smartphones (Apple iPhone and Android) (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 23, 2016 Last updated on 3/26/16. S&S Precision recently showed DefenseReview (DR) two of their latest products, the S&S Precision ELOS 5.56 (Elastic Load Out System 5.56mm) and NavBoard Rotary for smartphones, at SHOT Show 2016. S&S Precision has built quite the reputation for making innovative, utilitarian tactical gear for military ... Read More »

Ferfrans SOAR-P 6.5 Grendel Select-Fire/Full-Auto Tactical Piston AR (AR-15-type) Rifle/Carbine/SBR Prototype: Ultimate All-Purpose Tactical AR-15-Type Weapon System for Military Combat? (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: FERFRANS Specialties March 18, 2016 Last updated on 3/19/16. The 6.5 Grendel is arguably, theoretically, the most versatile tactical AR (AR-15) cartridge for everything from short to long-range engagements out to 800-100 yards. Well, FERFRANS Inc. just sent DefenseReview (DR) photos and video footage of a Ferfrans SOAR-P 18″-barreled select-fire/full-auto ... Read More »

M+M Industries M10X Elite 7.62x39mm Russian Kalashnikov AK-47/AKM-Type Long-Stroke Piston/Op-Rod Assault/Tactical Rifle/Carbine/SBR/Pistol! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 16, 2016 Last updated on 3/17/16. Last year, DefenseReview (DR) was one of the first publications to publish a detailed article on the M+M M10X 7.62x39mm Russian AK-type long-stroke gas piston/op-rod tactical rifle/carbine, after we viewed and handled it at SHOT Show 2015. Well, we recently had the pleasure of checking ... Read More »

Midwest Industries MI SP-Series Free-Float Tactical AR-15 Handguard M-LOK Compatible Rail System for Integrally/Recessed-Suppressed Tactical AR-15 Carbine/SBR’s! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 13, 2016 While we’re on the subject of Midwest Industries (MI) M-LOK tactical handguards/rail systems/forend rail tubes, we should definitely mention the MI SP-Series Free Float Handguard M-LOK Compatible tactical AR (AR-15) rail system, which, just like the MI G3 M-Series Free Float Tactical Handguard, sports MI’s patent-pending anti-slide/anti-twist torque plate ... Read More »