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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.

Ballistipax Survivor-1 Tactical Body Armor Backpack: Quick-Deploy Plate Carrier Pack with Hard Armor Plates! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 19, 2019 As it turns out, the Devcore Guardian Pack wasn’t the only quick-deploy plate carrier pack (backpack) DefenseReview saw at SHOT Show 2019. We also got a quick look at the Ballistipax Survivor-1 Tactical Body Armor Backpack, which also looks like a nice design, although with a different visual aesthetic ... Read More »

Devcore Guardian Pack Quick-Deploy Hard Armor Plate Carrier Pack: Anti-Rifle Ballistic Body Armor Backpack Goes into Production! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 10, 2019 Last updated on 2/12/19. Last year, DefenseReview (DR) reported on the very interesting Devcore Guardian Pack quick-deploy hard armor plate carrier pack (backpack) prototype, after it was demonstrated for us in the Venetian Hotel Las Vegas during SHOT Show 2018. At that time, the developmental prototype was called the ... Read More »

Full Conceal FC M3D (G19) and FC M3S (G43): Fantastic Folding Glock 19 and Glock 43 Pistol Packages for Deep-Concealment Concealed Carry (CCW) and Covert Operations! (Videos!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 4, 2019 Last updated on 2/04/19. DefenseReview (DR) saw some nice things at SHOT Show 2019, but some things interested, intrigued and delighted us more than others. The Full Conceal FC M3D(G19) and FC M3S(G43) hit all those pleasure centers for us, since we’re Glock guys, and we dig interesting mechanical ... Read More »

Glock 48 (G48) Simline, Single-Stack Compact Concealed Carry (CCW) Pistol for Glock 19 (G19) Lovers: 10 Rounds of Onboard 9mm Firepower! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 31, 2019 While DefenseReview (DR) liked the new G43X (Glock 43X) pistol, DR loved the G48 (Glock 48), since the G48 is essentially a slimline, single-stack G19 (Glock 19), which is currently our favorite all-around 9mm pistol, including our favorite concealed carry (CCW) pistol. The G19 may very well be the ... Read More »

Glock 43X (G43X) Simline, Single-Stack Sub-Compact/Compact Concealed Carry (CCW) Pistol with 10 Rounds of 9mm Firepower! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 31, 2019 If you like the idea of a G43 (Glock 43) sub-compact concealed carry pistol with a larger grip and more rounds on board–10 rounds total, to be precise–then the G43X (Glock 43X) is the sub-compact/compact 9mm (9mm Parabellum/9x19mm NATO) pistol for you. DefenseReview (DR) handled the G43X at SHOT ... Read More »

POF-USA Revolution DI Direct Gas Impingement (DGI) Lightweight 7.62x51mm NATO/.308 Win. Tactical AR Carbine with E2 Chamber and Ambi Controls + Taran Tactical Innovations TTI PMAG Extension AR-10! (Videos!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 30, 2019 Three years ago, now (wow), at SHOT Show 2016, DefenseReview (DR) first viewed and handled the gas piston/op-rod driven Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF-USA) Revolution lightweight 7.62mm NATO (7.62x51mm NATO)./.308 Win. tactical AR carbine and SBR (Short Barreled Rifle), and we were immediately impressed with them. Their light weight and ... Read More »

SIG SAUER SL MAG .338 Norma Magnum (NM) Lightweight Belt-Fed Machine Gun with Recoil Attenuation/Mitigation System and Lase-and-Engage Technology Electro-Optical Combat Optic/Laser Sight! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 28, 2019 Alright, DefenseReview’s back. Sorry for the delay in getting fresh articles up, but DR’s been on travel, and doing some moving. Now that we’re back, we’re devoting our first new piece to the SIG SAUER SL MAG .338 NM (Norma Magnum) lightweight belt-fed machine gun, since it’s definitely one ... Read More »

Night Goggles Night Stalker and Night Stalker Pro Shooting Platform Ultra-Lightweight Carbon Fiber Tactical Rifle Shooting Tripod Systems with Shadow Tech Pig Saddle or Kopfager Reaper and Articulating Ball for Precision Long Range Shooting! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 14, 2019 DefenseReview (DR) has gotten very interested in long-range precision rifle shooting over the last few years. So, we were very happy to see that TNVC (Tactical Night Vision Company) is marketing two very interesting ultra-lightweaight, high-performance long-range precision rifle shooting tripods through their target=right>Night Goggles division called the ... Read More »

Gerald R. Ford Class US Aircraft Carrier Defenses/Survivability Analysis Animation by The Infographics Show: How Well is it Protected?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Images Credit: The Infographics Show January 8, 2019 DefenseReview (DR) has been covering the increasing difficulty in defending our (US) aircraft carriers against the latest and greatest hypersonic anti-ship cruise missiles, supercavitating torpedoes, Supercavitating supersonic submarines, anti-ship ballistic missiles, electromagnetic weapons, high-powered microwave weapons, and even armed/weaponized speedboat swarms for years, now. ... Read More »

Tactical AR-15/M4/M4A1 Carbine Aftermarket Accessories for Military Combat Applications: The Competition-to-Combat Crossover Part, Part 4

By Jeff Gurwitch December 30, 2018 With my retirement from the military back in March of 2017, the thought of being able to do another Competition-to-Combat Crossover article hadn’t really crossed my mind…until recently, that is. Thanks to photos and feedback sent from previous team members of their rifle setups, they’re currently employing overseas as of Fall 2018, I have ... Read More »