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5.11 Tactical XPRT MultiCam Rapid Shirt Combat Shirt, Tactical Shirt and Tactical Pant: Made with NYCO Tactical No-Melt/No-Drip Cordura Nylon Ripstop Fabric Blend! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 10, 2017 As long as we’re on the subject of interesting new 5.11 Tactical products we saw at SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) 2017 we should probably mention the new 5.11 Tactical XPRT® MultiCam® Rapid Shirt combat shirt and XPRT® MultiCam® Tactical Pant combat pant, which were “developed exclusively for ... Read More »

HyperStealth Biotechnology USMC OPFOR ‘Swirly’ Jungle/Woodland Combat Camo (Camouflage) Pattern Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) for Visible and Near-IR Light Spectrums! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 30, 2017 HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp. President/CEO Guy Cramer was kind enough to show DefenseReview (DR) the new USMC OPFOR (United States Marine Corps Opposing Force) “swirly” (or “swirling”) jungle/woodland combat camo (camouflage) pattern BDU (Battle Dress Uniform) at NDIA SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) 2017, and the pattern looked pretty ... Read More »

A-BOM (also written ABOM) KLAIR Active Anti-Fog Ballistic Goggle Technology with Heated Ballistic Lens(es): Best Anti-Fog Ballistic Goggles? (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 28, 2017 Last updated on 6/29/17. DefenseReview (DR) recently got the chance to check out some very intresting “zero-fog” ballistic goggles at SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) 2017, made by a company called A-BOM (also written ABOM). The key to the A-BOMB goggle’s extreme anti-fog capability is their patented KLAIR ... Read More »

Boeing AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter-Mounted Raytheon High Energy Laser (HEL) Weapon Successfully Tested at White Sands Missile Range!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo Credit: Raytheon Company June 26, 2017 Last updated on 6/27/17. DefenseReview (DR) recently published a piece on the new Lockheed Martin 60kW (Kilowatt) fiber optic laser weapon, which is pretty interesting. However, as it turns out, SOCOM (USSOCOM) just tested a Raytheon HEL (High Energy Laser) on board a Boeing Apache ... Read More »

Geissele Automatics Maritime Bolt Catch/Release ‘Paddle’ Lever for Better Ambidextrous Tactical AR-15 Rifle/Carbine/SBR Weapons Handling ! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 23, 2017 As it happens, the Geissele High Speed Selector (HSS) wasn’t the only cool new Geissele Automatics AR-15 control component DefenseReview (DR) came across at SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) 2017. We also got to check out the nicely-designed Geissele Martime Bolt Catch/release “paddle” lever that makes for much ... Read More »

Strike Industries SI Viper PDW Stock Spring-Loaded Telescoping/Retractable Tactical AR-15 Short Barreled Rifle/Personal Defense Weapon (SBR/PDW) Buttstock! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 9, 2017 Strike Industries (SI) recently introduced the SI Viper PDW Stock telescoping/retractable buttstock for tactical AR (AR-15) SBR/PDW’s, at SHOT Show 2017, but unfortunately, DefenseReview (DR) didn’t get to see it OR SI’s other new tactical AR goodies at the show. So, we travelled to the company’s headquarters in California ... Read More »

Velocity Systems SCARAB DLX Lightweight, Minimalist (Lo-Pro/Lo-Vis) Tactical Armor Plate Carrier Tactical Vest! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 2, 2017 DefenseReview (DR) got a chance to examine the new Velocity Systems SCARAB DLX lightweight tactical armor plate carrier/tactical vest at SHOT Show 2017, and we liked what we saw. The new vest sports a lo-pro/lo-vis (low-profile/low-visibility) minimalist design, triangular laser-cut Cordura//Dyneema molle webbing, D-Ring system shoulder strap fasteners for ... Read More »

‘Special Operations Turned Instructors – Not So Special?’: A Rebuttal. This is What’s so Special about Special Ops…

By Jeff Gurwitch May 30, 2017 ‘Special Operations Turned Instructors – Not So Special?’; that’s the title of an op-ed recently written by Abner Miranda, and published Breach Bang Clear. While Mr. Abner might have some valid points as to why former Special Operators don’t always make for the best shooting instructors, to be honest, with comments like his opening ... Read More »

5.11 Tactical FAST-TAC Urban Pant and FAST-TAC Cargo Pant: Ultra-Lightweight, Packable Ripstop-Fabric Combat/Tactical Pants for Concealed Carry, and Combat/Tactical Shooting and Ops!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 30, 2017 As if if the new 5.11 Tactical Defender-Flex Slim Jean and Straight Jean and Stretch-Cavalry Twill Pant combat/tactical pants aren’t enough new pant product for you, 5.11 also introduced the new 5.11 Tactical FAST-TAC Urban Pant and 5.11 Tactical FAST-TAC Cargo Pant ultra-lightweight combat/tactical pants at SHOT Show 2017–and ... Read More »

Heckler & Koch HK VP9SK Striker-Fired, High-Capacity Subcompact 9mm Combat/Tactical Pistol for Deep Concealment Ops and other Concealed Carry (CCW) Applications

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Hecker & Koch (HK) April 27, 2017 A few days agao, Heckler & Koch USA (HK USA) issued a press release on the new HK VP9SK striker-fired sub-compact (also written “subcompact”) 9mm Parabellum/9x19mm NATO combat/tactical pistol, and even from the mediocre company photos of it, the new pistol still looks ... Read More »