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Vltor Fortis Semi-Auto Pistol: Improved Bren Ten in 10mm and .45ACP

By David Crane defrev at gmail.com All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. All photos were shot with an Olympus Stylus 790 SW 7.1-megapixel digital camera, which is advertised as "shock + waterproof". March 12, 2009 DefenseReview made a point of visiting ... Read More »

UAE Caracal Pistol Series (Caracal F and Caracal C): Where are they?

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com November 28, 2008 DefenseReview has known about the Caracal high-capacity semi-auto multi-caliber pistol for quite some time, even before it was shown at IDEX 2007. Designed and developed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Caracal F and Caracal C lightweight 9mm semi-auto pistols are striker-fired (with a cocking indicator), carry a ... Read More »

Springfield Armory XD-45ACP Tactical and LE Service Model .45ACP Pistols

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com November 13, 2008 DefenseReview has been publishing information about Springfield Armory XD (eXtreme Duty) series pistols for quite awhile now, since a number of our professional contacts in the tactical community swear by them, particularly the .45 ACP models. To date, the most interesting XD pistol is the Springfield XD(M) a.k.a. Springfield ... Read More »

Springfield Armory XDM Pistol: 16+1 Rounds of .40 S&W Firepower

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com July 26, 2008 For the last few years, DefenseReview has received some pretty glowing feedback on the Springfield Armory XD45 (eXtreme Duty 45) .45 ACP pistol. One of the primary aspects of the XD45 pistol that the professionals we’ve interviewed appreciate is its fully-supported chamber which allows them to fire high-pressure +P ... Read More »

GlockWORX Custom Glock 19 Pistol with Docter Sight Plus II Combat Optic

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and they are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. Pictured in the photos below are GlockWORX President Alec Wolf and Hollywood stuntwoman Kristin Finley. The photos of Mr. Wolf were shot with 7.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot ... Read More »

Sandbox Field Report Part 1: Marvel Custom Tactical 1911 Pistol (Single Stack) Perform Downrange

by David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 21, 2007 Last updated on 7/30/11. Recently, DefenseReview published an article on custom tactical 1911 pistols built by Bob Marvel of Bob Marvel Guns a.k.a. Marvel Custom Pistols. It’s our understanding that Bob makes some of the most reliable tactical 1911 pistols in the United States, and thus the world, so ... Read More »

New Ruger SR9 Pistol: Striker-Fired Tactical Plastic for Combat Applications

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com December 13, 2007 On October 18, 2007, Ruger Firearms introduced a new high-capacity, polymer-frame, striker-fired 9mm pistol called the Ruger SR9 pistol. The new pistol has a capacity of 17+1 rounds (17 in the mag +1 up the pipe). This is welcome news, since DefenseReview happens to like high-capacity, polymer-framed, striker fired pistols in ... Read More »

Marvel Custom Tactical 1911 Pistols for Special Operations and Concealed Carry

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com November 30, 2007 There’s a custom 1911 pistolsmith out there building tactical guns (1911s) for military Special Operations Forces (SOF) assaulters /operators and civilian CCWs (concealed carry) who hasn’t, to this point, received much ink, anywhere. DefenseReview plans to remedy that, right now. We first mentioned him very briefly in our article on the ... Read More »