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300 AAC Blackout (300BLK, 7.62x35mm)-Caliber Daniel Defense M4 Carbine, Version 5 (DDM4v5, also written DDM4 v5) Mid-Length DGI Tactical AR Carbine/Rifle to Arrive in 2012

By David Crane defrev (at) December 30, 2011 Last updated on 1/02/12. Well, it was just a matter of time before Daniel Defense (DD) offered their own 300 AAC Blackout (300BLK) gun and/or complete upper receiver assembly, and that time is apparently soon to come. The first weapon configuration in this caliber will be the Daniel Defense M4 Carbine, ... Read More »

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from DR!

December 25, 2011 DefenseReview (DR) would just like to wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May this holiday season be a great and safe one for you. God bless all of our fighting men and women, and the United States of America. Sincerely, David Crane Owner/Editor-in-Chief (DR) defrev (at) gmail (dot) com Read More »

Not-So-Quiet Shake-Up at Silencer/Sound Suppressor Company: Kevin Brittingham Out at AAC (Advanced Armament Corp.)?


By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com Photo Credit: Military Times Gear Scout December 22, 2011 Last updated on 12/24/11. DefenseReview (DR) readers have been sending us heads-up email messages today about our friend Rob Curtis’ Military Times Gear Scout article on Kevin Brittingham’s ouster at Advanced Armament Corp. (AAC). Rob’s reporting that Mr. Brittingham was apparently escorted from ... Read More »

PenCott-Snowdrift Arctic Camouflage Pattern for Military Infantry Combat Enters Production: New Combat Camo Will Debut at SHOT Show 2012


The following is a Hyde Definition press release: December 15, 2011 PenCott camouflage is being adopted by a growing number of military and law enforcement special operations units. However, when it comes to snow camouflage most military patterns seem to have been developed with the line from the Christmas Carol about King Wenceslas in mind: “when the snow lay round ... Read More »

The U.S. Army’s Next Carbine: Hello Gas Piston/Op-Rod “Enhanced M4/M4A1 Carbine”-Type AR (AR-15), Goodbye Direct Gas Impingement (DGI) Operation?


By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos and some video clips contained in this article were shot by (DR), and are copyrighted. owns the copyright on these photos and some of these video clips. Ferfrans Specialties and Falcon Security Group (FSG) own the copyright on some videos contained herein. The accompanying photos and video clips ... Read More »

300 AAC Blackout (300BLK / 7.62x35mm) Ammo Sale on Black Friday!: PNW Arms Announces Special Offer on Special Round

The following is a PNW Arms press release: November 21, 2011, Issaquah, WA – The traditional Black Friday starts the holiday sale season.  What is more appropriate than a sale of 300 BLK ammunition? As a high tech manufacturer of precision ammunition and advanced weapons, PNW Arms typically reserves discounts for its distributors and retail partners.  For this special holiday, ... Read More »

Happy Veterans Day 2011!

We’ve been on travel all week (and all day, today) here at DR (I’m writing this post from a plane, right now), but we’d like to wish all our Veterans a slightly belated Happy Veterans Day. God bless you guys, and thanks for keeping the rest of us safe! Sincerely, David Crane Owner/Editor-in-Chief (DR) defrev (at) gmail (dot) com Read More »

Smith & Wesson (S&W) M&P4 Enhanced/Improved M4/M4A1 Carbine-Type Tactical AR Carbine Pulled from U.S. Army Individual Carbine (IC) Competition (Photos!)


By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com Photos Credit: Rob Curtis, Military Times Gear Scout November 8, 2011 The Smith & Wesson M&P4 has reportedly been pulled from the U.S. Army Individual Carbone competition. A Military Times Gear Scout piece written by Rob Curtis explained it thus: “He [S&W VP of Military Programs David Holt] explained the company’s decision not to compete in ... Read More »