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.

Steyr C9-A1 Ultra-Low-Bore-Axis 9mm Pistol with 17+1 Ammo Capacity for Concealed Carry (CCW) and Tactical Applications: Full-Size Polymer Frame, Short Slide and 3.6″ Barrel

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com April 5, 2011 On March 28th (2011), AmmoLand published a Steyr Arms press release on the new Steyr C9-A1 high-capacity 9mm pistol (9mm Parabellum/9x19mm NATO), which boasts an impressive 17+1 ammo capacity, and, with it’s shortened slide and 3.6-inch (3.6″) barrel, is designed specifically for both concealed carry (CCW) and dynamic tactical …

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PEO Soldier Releases New ATK XM25 (also written XM-25) Counter Defilade Target Engagement (CDTE) System 25mm Airburst Grenade Launcher Promotional Video

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com April 4, 2011 PEO Soldier has published a new promotional video on the ATK XM25 (also written XM-25) Counter-Defilade Target Engagement (CDTE) System 25mm airburst grenade launcher on Vimeo. Our friend “Steve” at The Firearm Blog has made an interesting point about the seeming lack of lethality of the 25mm airburst grenade …

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STS Arms Advanced Ceramic Coatings for Tactical Firearms: Tactical AR Rifle/Carbines Go Super-Slick and Anti-Night Vision (NV)/Near Infrared (IR) Detection

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com April 1, 2011 Last updated on 4/07/11. Late last year, David Howlett, founder of USTACRA (United States Tactical Rifle Association) and close friend of DefenseReview’s (DR), alerted us to STS Arms, a boutique gun builder/smith and weapons coating (gun coating) outfit specializing in advanced internal and external ceramic coatings (tactical firearm coatings). …

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FrogLube Weapons Lubricant (Gun Lubricant)/Cleaner/Protectant: Green Gun Lube for Navy SEALs (Video!)

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos and video contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The photos and video were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). March 29, 2011 While we’re on the subject of weapons lubricants, …

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SLiP2000 Gun Lube and Extreme Weapons Lubricant (EWL) Advanced, High-Performance Synthetic Lubricants for Semi-Auto and Full-Auto/Select-Fire Tactical Firearms and Infantry Small Arms (Machine Guns!)

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The photos were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). March 25, 2011 Here at DefenseReview (DR), we publish a lot of detailed information on …

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Hardpoint Equipment Tactical Armor Carriers (formerly Personal Protective Systems, or P2 Systems): Best Tactical Body Armor Plate Carriers on the Planet? DR Looks at the Latest Hard Point Hard Armor Plate Carriers, Battle Belt, MOLLE Backpack System, and Passive Ventilation Channels/Removable Padding System at SHOT Show 2011 (Photos and Video!)

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos and video clips contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com (DR), and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these materials. The photos and some video clips were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). Some video clips were shot with a …

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Air-to-Air Fighter Combat Application of Pugachev’s Cobra Maneuver: Busting the Western Myth

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com March 19, 2011 DefenseReview (DR) recently came across a DefenseTech article titled J-20 vs. F-35, One Analyst’s Perspective. The following paragraph caught our attention: It’s kind of fun to watch the world fixate on this one item (#7). Then again, I still enjoy air shows, too. Pugachev’s Cobra maneuver, for example. Drives …

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Accu-Stack Comb Riser Helps You Keep it Up During Hard-Core Sniping Operations Deep Inside Enemy Lines: Thank You Major Fox! (Fun Video!)

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com March 17, 2011 Sorry for the double entendre article title, but Victor Company USA, the company that made the video ad below, started it, and then kept it up (I couldn’t resist) during the whole ad. In fact, the whole Accu-Stack Comb Riser video ad is one giant double entendre, and it …

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“Newsweek” Attempts to Rebrand Gun Control Scheme as “Gun Safety” Cause: Tina Brown Gets Cute, Right Out of the Gate.

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com March 15, 2011 Last updated on 4/24/11. Tina Brown, the newly-minted British expatriot Newsweek editor-in-chief, certainly isn’t wasting any time promoting her agenda. By now it’s pretty old news that the anti-gun/anti-Second Amendment crowd (i.e. the political left) has been trying to use the Tucson active shooter situation to get new gun …

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Gen-2 PAK-FA Sukhoi T-50/HAL FGFA Low-Observable Supercruising 5th-Generation Stealth Fighter Aircraft Begins Flight Testing: Raptorsky Alive and Well

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com March 11, 2011 DefenseReview (DR) readers may remember a story we published back in February 2010 on the Russian PAK FA Sukhoi T-50 low-observable stealth fighter aircraft that’s essentially Russia’s developmental version of the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor. Well, the program has developed since then into the more fleshed-out Sukhoi/HAL FGFA (Fifth …

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