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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.

Midwest Industries MI M-LOK Tactical Handguards/Forend Rail Tubes for the HK MP5/MP5K-PDW-Type and CZ Scorpion 9mm Submachine Guns (SMG’s)/SBR’s! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 25, 2018 Got a HK MP5-type, HK MP5K-PDW-type, or CZ Scorpion 9mm submachine gun (SMG)/short barreled rifle (SBR) or carbine in need of some combat/tactical accessorizing? If so, Midwest Industries has some new M-LOK tactical handguards/forend rail tubes that can help you do it. On the MP5 side, MI’s got the ... Read More »

Midwest Industries MI M-LOK Tactical Handguard/Rail System for FN M249 LMG/SAW! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 22, 2018 DefenseReview’s (DR) done quite a bit of reporting on Midwest Industries (MI) products (see “Related Articles” section below), and for good reason. They work, they look good, they’re high-quality, and they’re priced correctly. Basically, they’re awesome. So, we always make sure to stop by their booth at SHOT Show ... Read More »

Devcore Deploy On Attack (DOA) Backpack Plate Carrier Pack Prototype: Instant Anti-Rifle Combat/Tactical Body Armor, and Gun on Target in Seconds! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 17, 2018 Last updated on 3/17/18. DefenseReview (DR) recently got to see an extremely cool new (patented) plate carrier pack prototype designed and developed by a brand new tactical-gear startup company called Devcore at SHOT Show 2018, and it really blew us away. It’s called the Deploy On Attack (DOA) Backpack, ... Read More »

Walther PPQ 45 SD with Threaded Suppressor Barrel: Best Suppressed .45 ACP Combat/Tactical Pistol Out of the Box? (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 13, 2018 Last, but certainly not least among the latest Walther Arms pistols shown at SHOT Show 2018 (like the Walther PPQ M2 SC Sub-Compact and Walther PPS M2 SC with Shield RMSc) , DefenseReview (DR) got to view and handle the Walther PPQ 45 SD suppressed .45 ACP combat/tactical pistol ... Read More »

Walther PPS M2 Slimline, Single-Stack, Striker-Fired Sub-Compact 9mm Pistol with Shield RMSc Mini Red Dot Reflex Sight for Concealed Carry (CCW): ‘Why be Practical, when You can be Awesome?’ (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 7, 2018 The Walther PPQ M2 wasn’t the only Walther polymer-framed, striker-fired sub-compact 9mm (9mm Parabellum/9x19mm NATO) concealed carry (CCW) pistol DefenseReview (DR) saw and handled at the company’s booth at SHOT Show 2018. Oh, no. We also got to check out the new Walther PPS M2 slimline single-stack 9mm sub-compact ... Read More »

Condor Elite Prototype FLASH Ultra-Lightweight Tactical Armor Plate Carrier, Mag (Magazine) Pouches and Tactical Accessory Pouches: Lightweight Combat/Tactical Design Taken to the Next Level!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 1, 2018 Last updated on 3/02/18. Last year, DefenseReview (DR) reported on the Condor Elite VAS (Vanquish Armor System) Plate Carrier from SHOT Show 2017. Well, this year, DR got a first look at a prototype Condor Elite FLASH plate carrier, rifle and pistol mag (magazine) pouches and combat/tactical accessory pouches ... Read More »

VioPrep 101 Counter-Violence Self-Defense Combatives (Real Fighting) Training AAR: On the Road to ‘Ground W.A.R.’

By JB 2/20/18 I’m writing a review of a mindset/combatives course I took recently with Justin “Master Chim” Garcia of Jungle Gym Martial Arts, called VioPrep 101. This was an excellent course, and I was excited to take it because I feel that the mental preparation for counter-violence combatives (real fighting) is the most overlooked aspect of training in the ... Read More »

Nous Defions Arsenal Democracy Blackside Customized Factory Glock 19/17 (G19/17) 9mm Combat/Tactical Pistol Frames, AD Type 1 and Type 2 Glock Pistol Magwells, and AD/Hyve Technologies Mag (Magazine) Extensions (Extended Magazine Base Pads)! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 13, 2018 Last updated on 2/13/18. In addition to full-custom Nous Defions Arsenal Democracy (AD) Blackside Glock-type pistols like the AD Blackside 19MC (Mayhem Carry) custom Glock 19 (G19)-type 9mm combat/tactical pistol, AD still customizes Glock factory pistols for customers. They can customize and optimize various parts of it a la ... Read More »

Nous Defions Arsenal Democracy AD Blackside 19MC (Mayhem Carry) Compact 9mm Combat/Tactical Glock 19 (G19)-Type Pistol with SWiTCH Trigger and Mayhem Syndicate Carry Compensator Mk2 for Concealed Carry and Clandestine/Covert Military Special Operations Missions: Silencer/Sound Suppressor Capable/Ready! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 8, 2018 Last updated on 2/13/18. DefenseReview (DR) has been covering the Nous Defions Arsenal Democracy (AD) Blackside custom Glock-type pistols for a few years, now (starting right after we first saw and handled them at SHOT Show 2015), and for good reason. They’re hands-down our favorite custom Glock-type pistols, and ... Read More »