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Top Tactical Gear Picks for Deployment: A U.S. Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) Perspective


By Jeff Gurwitch All photo and video content contained in this article was shot by Jeff Gurwitch, and is copyrighted. Jeff Gurwitch and (DR) own the copyright on all photo and video content. All DR photos and videos were shot with a Sony Cyber-shot RX100 (DSC-RX100/B) Digital Camera with 20.2 MP (20.2-megapixel) still camera and 1080p HD video camera capability. ... Read More »

Rogue Gunfighter RG MOAB Complete Lo-Pro/Lo-Vis Modular Tactical Armor Plate Carrier System/Tactical Vest (Body Armor) for MIL/LE Special Operations Forces (SOF) and Civilian Tactical Shooters (Video!)


By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com All photo and video content contained in this article was shot by, and is copyrighted. owns the copyright on all photo and video content. All DR photos and videos were shot with a Sony Cyber-shot RX100 (DSC-RX100/B) Digital Camera with 20.2 MP (20.2-megapixel) still camera and 1080p HD video camera capability. The ... Read More »

Condor STRYKE (Single-Point/Two-Point) and COBRA (Single-Point) Bungee Tactical Slings for Your Tactical Rifle/Carbine/SBR: Now in A-TACS and MultiCam Camo Patterns!


By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 7, 2011 While we're on the subject of tactical slings (tactical rifle slings), we should perhaps mention the Condor STRYKE single-point/two-point bungee tactical sling and Condor COBRA single-point bungee tactical sling, which are both now available in MultiCam AND A-TACS (Advanced TActical Camouflage System) camo patterns, perhaps the two most popular ... Read More »

Tactical Rifle Slings for Close Quarters Battle/Close Quarters Combat (CQB/CQC) and Tactical 3-Gun Competition Applications: Finding the Right One for You!


By Jeff Gurwitch November 5, 2011 For the first few years of my Army career, from 1990 to about 1997, I had roughly two choices when it came to rifle slings in the military: 1) the standard-issue sling designed to carry your rifle over your shoulder, or 2) go homemade. Then, with the introduction of the SOPMOD program in the ... Read More »

FirstSpear (also written “First Spear”) High-End Tactical Gear/Equipment for Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) and Law Enforcement Personnel: Meet The Siege, The Sleeper, and The Beat Up PC (Plate Carrier) Tactical Armor Carrier Systems/Tactical Vests…and Other Tactical Delights.


By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com July 18, 2011 Soldier Systems has really been going cuckoo for Coco Puffs, lately, over FirstSpear (also written “First Spear”) “Integrated Personal Protective Equipment and Enhanced Load Carriage Solutions for warfighters and professional users”, which has perked our ears up (metaphorically) here at DefenseReview (DR). O.k., maybe “cuckoo for Coco Puffs” is ... Read More »

Grey Ghost Lightweight Assault Pack/Fight Lite Operator Removable Pack (LAP/FLORP): MOLLE-Attachable Lightweight Tactical Pack (Backpack) for Special Operations Forces (SOF)


By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos contained in this article were taken by, and are copyrighted. owns the copyright on these photos. The photos were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). July 17, 2011 A company called Grey Ghost Outlet is now making their own tactical ... Read More »

Velocity Systems Phalanx VS-PBZ “Ballistic Rifle Plate” Ultra-Lightweight SAPI-Type Multi-Hit Ceramic Hard Armor Plate / Mayflower Research & Consulting Assault Plate Carrier (APC) Tactical Body Armor/Tactical Vest Synergistic Combo


By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com June 20, 2011 Last updated on 1/05/13. DefenseReview (DR) received the following (sanitized) email message a few days ago from DR contributor/writer "H.B." (active U.S. military SOF assaulter/operator) on the Velocity Systems Phalanx VS-PBZ "Ballistic Rifle Plate" SAPI-Type multi-hit ceramic hard armor plate: "From: XXXX Date: Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 9:56 ... Read More »

Fresh DR articles from SOFIC 2011 (Tampa) on the way soon, and heading to NDIA Small Arms Systems Symposium 2011, today.

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com May 23, 2011 DefenseReview (DR) saw and handled a veritable plethora of will be cool and interesting hardware and technologyat the 2011 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC 2011), and we’re going to start publishing articles on it very shortly. We’re actually still on travel, and we’re flying out to the 2011 ... Read More »

BAE Systems Receives $9.6 Million ($9.6M) Order for Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment (MOLLE) System from Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)

The following is a BAE Systems press release: August 2, 2010 PHOENIX, Arizona – BAE Systems has been awarded a $9.6 million follow-on order from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to produce Modular Lightweight Load Carrying Equipment (MOLLE). The MOLLE system is comprised of a variety of load carrying equipment including vests, backpacks, pouches, pockets and hydration systems. MOLLE is ... Read More »