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RMP-Vang Comp 870 12GA Shotgun: Combat Shotgun for Close Quarters Battle (CQB)

by David Crane [email protected] Anyone who knows anything about combat shotguns for serious social purposes has heard either the name Hans Vang or his company’s name, Vang Comp Systems. Hans Vang is a combat shotgun/tactical shotgun specialist smith/builder of the highest order. His work in this field is well known by tactical professionals around the world. Well, Vang Comp Systems ... Read More »

Advanced Sound Suppressors/Silencers for Special Ops, from Sound Technology

by David Crane [email protected] Sound Technology (a.k.a. Sound Tech Silencers), headed-up by Mark White, makes some of the best muzzle cans (sound suppressors/silencers) in the business. Lately, they’ve been working on some very interesting things, over there. Anyway, Mark just sent DefenseReview a very interesting and informative letter (along with pics) about what he/Sound Technology has been up to lately ... Read More »

SPLAT: Explosives/Chemical Weapons-Detection Tech Meets Paintball

by David Crane [email protected] U.S. military and law enforcement personnel may soon have a new high-tech, albeit small, weapon at their disposal in the "War on Terror". Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control has teamed up with some graduate students at the University of Florida in Gainseville to create a small, ballistic "sticky" round/projectile, originally conceived to aid U.S. Armed ... Read More »

New MultiCam Multi-Environment Camouflage Pattern by Crye Precision

by David Crane [email protected] The Crye Precision website is now active. The industrial design firm, Crye Associates, launched the Crye Precision website to promote their new MultiCam multi-environment camouflage pattern. MultiCam, according to the Crye Precision website, "is a Multi-Environment Camouflage™ system, which was developed by Crye Precision in co-operation with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research Center {a.k.a. U.S. ... 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 »

New MultiCam Combat Camouflage Pattern by Crye Associates/Crye Precision

by David Crane [email protected] The industrial design firm, Crye Associates, designed and developed a unique universal-type camouflage pattern for the U.S. Army’s Scorpion program back in 2001-2002. Scorpion was the experimentation/concept-development project for (and precursor to) the Objective Force Warrior (OFW) program, which has now become the Future Force Warrior (FFW) program. This picture shows the original Scorpion camo pattern, ... 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 »

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 »

Shiva Ki Custom Fightin’ Bowie Knife: Big, Fast, and Mean.

by David Crane [email protected] This article contains high-resolution scanned photos (JPEG format) of the Shiva Ki Fightin’ Bowie Knife, which is a custom combat/fighting bowie knife.  In trained hands, this knife can be utilized effectively for anti-personnel applications.  Click on photos (below) to view them full-size. Back in January (2004), DefRev published an article on Shiva Ki Custom Knives. The ... Read More »