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Springfield Armory X-Treme Duty (XD) Pistols: Tactical and Sub-Compact

by David Crane [email protected] Springfield Armory’s XD Pistols recently won the NRA’s 2003 Golden Bullseye Award for "Handgun of the Year". That’s pretty impressive. Just as impressive is the fact that Springfield Armory has introduced both a 3" Sub-Compact XD and 5" Tactical XD model of the X-Treme Duty (XD) pistol in such a relatively short time. DefenseReview has been ... Read More »

TASER X26 Less-Lethal Weapon for Police/LE 1st Responders

by David Crane [email protected] Let me start off by saying that DefenseReview would never in a million years recommend any less-lethal weapon as a stand-alone carry alternative to a combat-reliable defensive/tactical-grade firearm. However, after carrying around a TASER X26 for the last several months as an adjunct/back-up to my trusty carry Glock 19 (G19) high-capacity compact 9mm pistol, I can ... 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 »

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 »

Surefire X200 LED WeaponLight for Tactical Pistols

by David Crane [email protected] DefRev’s been hearing some good things about this item. The Surefire X200 LED WeaponLight is Surefire’s latest handgun-mounted tactical light, and it’s designed to go head-to-head against Insight Technology’s M3 group of tactical weapons lights. These include the M3 Tactical Illuminator, M3-LED Tactical Illuminator, and M3X Tactical Illuminator. DefRev has yet to T&E the Surefire X200 ... Read More »

Corner Shot Action Video! Israeli Commando CQB/Urban Warfare Tactics.

by David Crane [email protected] First, DefRev published this story, titled Corner Shot. ‘Cause You Never Know What’s Waiting for You Around the Corner.". We like to think that’s a pretty good story. Then, we followed that up with an addendum that contained fairly high-res pics of the Corner Shot brochure (complete). Now, there’s exciting professional video footage of the CornerShot ... Read More »

Strike Plate Rail System (S.P.R.S) for 1911 Pistols

by David Crane [email protected] If your 1911 pistol doesn’t incorporate an integral rail, you might want to give this product some serious consideration. The Strike Plate Rail System (S.P.R.S.) is a combination tactical light rail/strike plate, and it’s pretty trick. Urban Advantage Tactical Systems just introduced it at TREXPO West 2004. A strike plate like the S.P.R.S. prevents the slide ... Read More »

FN P90 PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) and FN Five-Seven Pistol Range Report

by David Crane [email protected] This article contains pics of the FN P90 Personal Defense Weapon being fired at the Heckler & Koch/Louden County Sheriff’s range. (Pics are at bottom of this story): Back in 2001, DefRev published this story on the FN P90 PDW. However, we never published our range report on it. The following brief range report on the ... Read More »

Springfield Armory XD (X-Treme Duty) Pistols

by David Crane [email protected] Speaking of compact and subcompact pistols (see story below), DefRev also has yet to run the XD (X-treme Duty) pistols by Springfield Armory. The two models we’re most interested in evaluating are the 4 inch service model XD pistol and the 3 inch Sub-Compact XD pistol. The 3" subcompact XD pistol might actually be the most ... Read More »

Hissatsu Combat/Tactical Tanto Knife: A Japanese-Style Solution for Modern Spec-Ops/Tactical CQB Problems.

by David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com February 7, 2004 Last updated on 10/23/12. Some of you may remember the original "Hissatsu" that was manufactured for and marketed by Ancient Edge/Bugei Trading Co. in very limited numbers several years ago. Well, it's back. Once again, it's brought to us (in slightly modified form) by Ancient Edge/Bugei Trading Co., only ... Read More »