David Crane

David Crane started publishing online in 2001. Since that time, governments, military organizations, Special Operators (i.e. professional trigger pullers), agencies, and civilian tactical shooters the world over have come to depend on Defense Review as the authoritative source of news and information on "the latest and greatest" in the field of military defense and tactical technology and hardware, including tactical firearms, ammunition, equipment, gear, and training.

Walther PDP (Performance-Duty Pistol) and PDP Compact 4″ 9mm Combat/Tactical Pistols: Modular, Versatile and Optics-Ready!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 28, 2021 DefenseReview’s (DR) been writing about Walther pistols for awhile now. We like the brand, partially because they make high-quality firearms, and partially because they’re the choice of British MI6 Special Agent 007 James Bond from the time of Sean Connery’s Bond, the ORIGINAL Bond. Ironically, we’re not tremendous fans …

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McLean Corp Dynamic Retention Sling(DRS): Perfect for AK (Kalashnikov AKM)-Type Rifle/Carbines, and those with Folding Stocks!

By Jeff Gurwitch February 24, 2021 Let’s be real, when it comes to rifle slings, most shooters have settled upon using 2-point slings (with a single adjustable strap, connected to the rifle at the buttstock and handguard). Multi-point slings and single points have for the most part faded out of large-scale use. Multi-point slings have faded because they’re somewhat complicated …

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CZ Group (CZG ) to Acquire Colt Holding Company LLC for $220M (Million) Plus Shares: Oh, Boy

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 14, 2021 Well, this is pretty big news; Czech firearms manufacturer CZ Group, or CZG (full name, Česká zbrojovka Group SE), has apparently just inked a deal to aquire Colt Holding Company LLC for $220M (Million) plus “up to 1,098,620 shares of newly issued CZG common stock if defined EBITDA thresholds …

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CAA Gen-2 Micro Conversion Kit (MCK 2.0): Carbine Conversion Kit for for Glock Pistols Gets EIGHT Upgrades! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 10, 2021 DefenseReview published a piece on CAA’s interesting Micro Conversion Kit (MCK) carbine conversion kit for Glock pistols after Mikey Hartman took us through it at SHOT Show 2019. Well, CAA now has a Gen-2 MCK, or MCK 2.0 that looks pretty good, so we figured we’d cover it as …

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KelTec P50 Tactical Pistol: 50-Rounds of 5.7x28mm Firepower for Sporting, Hunting and Home Defense Applications!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 31, 2021 A lot of people have been reporting on the new KelTec P50 5.7x28mm tactical pistol as of late, which is understandable. It looks cool and futuristic, utilizes 50-round FN P90 mags (magazines) that insert horizontally into the gun, underneath the clamshell tip-up-style barrel/top rail component, and sports Keltec’s signature …

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BDT/GD-OTS RM277-R (Rifle) and RM277-AR (Automatic Rifle) 6.8mm Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) Systems with Delta P BREVIS II Suppressor and True Velocity Polymer-Cased Ammo for Future Infantry Warfare! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 21, 2021 Last updated on 1/22/21. “Maximum lethality with minimum burden to the US Warfighter.” That’s the basic goal of the US Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) program. It’s certainly a nice goal to strive for, and two of the companies striving for it are Beretta Defense Technologies (BDT) and …

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Lipsey’s Exclusive Retro Glock P80 (Pistole 80) Gen-1 Glock 17 (G17)-Type Combat/Tactical 9mm Pistol for Collectors and Tactical Shooters!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Images Credit: Lipsey’s January 13, 2021 We’re generally pretty big Glock guys here (Glock 19’s, mostly) at DefenseReview (DR), so any time a new Glock pistol comes out, we like to check it out. This of course holds true for the Lipsey’s Exclusive Glock P80 (Pistole 80) Gen-1 Glock 17 (G-17)-Type 9mm …

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5.11 Tactical Tropi-Camo Short Sleeve Shirt with Vent-Tac™ Micro-Perforated, Moisture-Wicking Polyester Fabric: Cool, Casual and Comfortable for Concealed Carry (CCW)! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 7, 2021 Since 2020 was such a Covid-crazy year, DefenseReview (DR) didn’t get around to publishing pieces on a lot of interesting items from SHOT Show 2020. One of those items is the 5.11 Tactical Tropi-Camo Short Sleeve Shirt. The shirt’s interesting on several levels. First, it sports a very cool …

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Sukhoi Su-57 Felon ‘Raptorsky’ 5th-Gen Low-Observable/Stealth Air-Superiority/Multi-Role Fighter Jet Aircraft Goes Live: Is it Really a Raptor Killer?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: The Russians, and The Aviationist December 31, 2020 Last updated on 1/01/21. Six days ago, RT posted an interesting video (see first/top embedded video below) on the Sukhoi Su-57 Felon “Raptorsky” 5th-generation low-observable/stealth air-superiority/multi-role fighter jet aircraft going into serial production, so DefenseReview (DR) thought it would be nice to …

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Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA): Will it be a Compound Helicopter, or a Tiltrotor Aircraft…and What’s Taking So LONG?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com December 27, 2020 Back in 2011 and 2013, DefenseReview (DR) published pieces on the Sikorsky X2 coaxial/dual-rotor compound helicopter technology demonstrator and Sikorsky S-97 Raider dual rotor/coaxial compound helicopter concept, here and here. Well, all these years later, it’s being reported that “the Army is taking its final steps before starting a …

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