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TASER XREP (eXtended Range Electronic Projectile) Less-Lethal Shotgun Round

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com September 1, 2008 If you’ve been watching FutureWeapons on the Military Channel, you may have seen a segment on the XREP fin-stabilized Taser shotgun round (12-gauge shotgun), which is a miniaturized, self-contained, ballistically-launched Taser round developed, marketed, and soon-to-be-produced by Taser International, Inc.. The XREP, which stands for eXtended Range Electronic Projectile, ... 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 »

Hi-Point C9 9mm Pistol: Viable Option for Defensive Use?

by David Crane [email protected] And, speaking of pistols, here at DefenseReview, we carry Glock pistols (primarily G19s and G30s), HK P7s (HKP7M13, specifically), custom Browning Hi-Powers, and custom 1911s. Recently though, we’ve considered adding one of the Springfield XD .45 pistols (.45ACP pistols made by Springfield Armory) to the mix, since they’ve been getting rave reviews from a number of ... Read More »

Modern Day Marine Military Expo: Latest and Greatest Tactical Technology

by Bob Taubert Like the SHOT Show, the annual Modern Day Marine Military Expo gets bigger and better each year. However, unlike SHOT some of the toys for Uncle Sam’s boys that are on display cost millions of dollars a pop. Aircraft, particularly the unmanned variety, unmanned and manned waterborne patrol and attack platforms, wheeled and tracked robots, people and weapons ... Read More »

Is the U.S. Army Deliberately Endangering the Lives of Our Warfighters?

by David Crane [email protected] On January 11th (2006), DefenseWatch/Soldiers For The Truth (SFTT) published an article by DW/SFTT editor Nat Helms about a critical/damaging U.S. Marine Corps forensic study on Interceptor OTV body armor, titled Interceptor OTV Body Armor Costs Lives, An Internal USMC Report Shows.Two days later, on January 13th (2006), DefenseReview reported on the current Pinnacle Armor Dragon ... Read More »

Beretta CX4 Storm Semiautomatic Carbine in Digital Desert Camouflage

by David Crane [email protected] All photos contained in this article were taken by, and are the exclusive property of, DefenseReview.com.  Click on the photos below to view them full-size. While we were at IACP Miami 2005, DefenseReview came across a Beretta Cx4 Storm Semiautomatic Carbine (pistol-caliber carbine) with a digital desert camouflage-pattern receiver/stock. The new digital desert camo-pattern furniture looked ... Read More »

Futuristic Beretta Cx4 Storm Semi-Auto Carbine: Update and Reviews

by David Crane [email protected] Awhile back, DefRev published an article on the Beretta Cx4 Storm semi-auto carbine titled "Beretta Cx4 Storm Carbine. Sleek, Futuristic, and Modular.", right around the time that the Cx4 was first introduced. We’ve been hearing some pretty good things about this futuristic, ergonomic carbine from Cx4 owners, so far. It would seem that Beretta has a ... Read More »

Special Operations Report:Inside the World of Police and Military Tactical Units

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview just got a chance to evaluate the very first issue of "Special Operations Report: Inside the World of Police and Military Tactical Units". The copy we received is the SOFEX 2004 Special Edition, with a hi-res pic of two Jordanian Counterterrorist Battalion 71 (CTB-71) operators on the cover. Upon reviewing the magazine, I will say ... Read More »

P7000 1911-Style Pistol: Meet the 7x23mm Pistol Cartridge.

by David Crane [email protected] DefRev was recently contacted by an Italian company called Q.S. Progetto Meccanica s.a.s., regarding their P7000 pistol, which is chambered for their proprietary 7penna/7x23mm round. The P7000 looks like an open-slide (Beretta style) 1911-style pistol. Like the 1911 pistol, it’s single-action in operation. However, unlike the 1911, the P7000 pistol utilizes a fixed-barrel system and a ... Read More »