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Military Security (PSD)/Special Operations Training Schools

by David Crane [email protected] In the near future, DefenseReview will be publishing articles on security and Special Operations (SPECOPS) training currently being conducted for military, intelligence, and private military company (PMC) operators. This type of training will become increasingly important in the 21st Century, as the demand for, and reliance upon, private military company (PMC) operators by Western governments will ... Read More »

Carbon Fiber Dagger CFS-Stealth by Combat Elite, Inc.

by David Crane [email protected] Combat Elite, Inc. is making a rather interesting edged weapon. It’s called the Carbon Fiber Dagger CFS-Stealth. The Combat Elite Carbon Fiber Dagger CFS-Stealth features a 5" inch double-edged bi-directional carbon fiber blade and parachute cord-wrapped handle. The cord is removable. Overall weight is 1.3 ounces. The Carbon Fiber Dagger CFS-Stealth comes with a… kydex neck ... Read More »

Valhalla Training Center, LLC: The Future of Tactical Training Schools?

by David Crane [email protected] I started noticing advertisements about this school cropping up in several firearms publications, around a month ago. Valhalla Training Center, LLC is currently billing its curriculum as "the most progressive reality-based training on the planet." Big words. To use an even bigger word to describe that kind of language (for instance, if I were pedantic, which ... Read More »

Close Quarters Battle, Inc.: High-Risk Entry Combatives for Mil/LE Operators.

by David Crane [email protected] Chuck Habermehl, out of CQB, Inc. (Leesburg, FL), is currently providing some of the best High-Risk Entry combatives training in the country. Any military Special Operations unit or police/LE SWAT team looking for cutting edge CQB (Close Quarters Battle) and room-clearing techniques should give CQB, Inc. a very serious look. Mr. Habermehl teaches some very aggressive ... Read More »

5.11 Tactical Shirt: Tactical Casual for Training and Concealed Carry

by David Crane [email protected] Speaking of high quality tactical gear, DefRev has received two 5.11 Tactical Shirts (one beige, on O.D. green) for T&E. We haven’t had a chance to wear them around yet, but the quality of these shirts is quite evident, just from handling and inspecting them. These shirts appear to be really well put together. The 5.11 ... Read More »

HK MP5 Submachine Gun Course:”The MP5 Experience”

We just pulled this off of HKPro.com: "In conjunction with Dan Shea, and Long Mountain Outfitters, Las Vegas, Nevada, HKPRO.COM invites you to a special, unique opportunity to spend two very intensive days immersed in the MP5 Submachine Gun." This is a two-day course. The dates are Fri./Sat. May 21-22, 2004. To read all the details about it, just… click ... Read More »

Press Release: VirTra Systems Announces Immersa-Dome Technology

VirTra Systems Announces Immersa-Dome Technology Arlington, TX – May 3, 2004 – VirTra Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: VTSI) today announced its new product for the advertising/promotional market, the spherical Immersa-Dome™. VirTra Systems’ Immersa-Dome is the world’s first–ever individual, multi-sensory, projection-based virtual reality system. The Immerse-Dome utilizes a domed-shaped screen, which comfortably surrounds the viewer and delivers a high-resolution virtual reality experience ... Read More »

Virtra Systems Use-of-Force Firearms Training Simulator: Immerse Yourself.

by David Crane [email protected] Of all the products displayed at Trexpo East 2004, DefRev enjoyed this one the most. It’s called the IVR-300 HD/IVR-360 HD Use-of-Force Firearms Training Simulator System. Its manufacturer, Virtra Systems, refers to the technology as "immersive virtual reality", and to be honest, I can’t come up with a description that’s more accurate than that. Basically, what ... Read More »

Drive Or Shoot? A Study Of Vehicle Defense.

by Gabe Suarez DRIVE OR SHOOT? One area that receives very little attention in training, yet is an area where we not only spend a great deal of our time, but also where we are the most vulnerable. That is when we are sitting in our cars, either driving or stopped in traffic or parked. Many guys that carry guns, ... Read More »