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.

SUPPLIES AWAY: CopterBox Airdrop Delivery System for U.S. SPECOPS/SPECWAR

by David Crane [email protected] If you’ve already read my first article on CopterBox, titled CopterBox Expendable Airdrop Delivery System for Ammo, Food, Meds, and More, and found it interesting, you should definitely check out a more in-depth article on CopterBox at Military.com SoldierTech. Military.com SoldierTech’s editorial staff did an absolutely superlative job with the new CopterBox article’s layout, format and …

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Taurus PT 24/7 Pistol: Polymer-Framed, Striker-Fired, Ergonomic Carry Pistol

by David Crane [email protected] The brand new, hot-off-the-presses Taurus PT 24/7 pistol is getting, well…a lot of press these days. The author can’t seem to pick up a firearms print publication lately without reading about the "24/7". For example, "Guns" Magazine (Nov. 2004) and "American Handgunner" Magazine (Nov./Dec. 2004), are both featuring articles on the 24/7 pistol, this month. Basically, …

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New Ruger P345 .45ACP Polymer-Framed Pistol (w/Picatinny Rail) for CCW

by David Crane [email protected] Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. just introduced their new P345 .45ACP polymer-framed pistol. The Ruger P345 pistol is designed for comfortable concealed carry by police detectives. The polymer Ruger uses for the P345’s frame/grip is called Isoplast. The Ruger P345 pistol is double-action/single-action (DA/SA), features a brushed stainless steel slide, ambidextrous slide-mounted sweep-up safety, fixed sights …

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Remington Arms 6.8mm SPC Light Tactical Rifle (LTR) for LE Tactical Ops

by David Crane [email protected] While we’re on the subject of the 6.8x43mm SPC (Special Purpose Cartridge)/6.8 Rem SPC, Remington Arms has just introduced their 6.8mm SPC "Light Tactical Rifle" (LTR). The Remington 6.8mm SPC Light Tactical Rifle (LTR) is a bolt action medium-range sniper rifle appears to be based on the Remington Model 700 short action. The 6.8x43mm SPC/6.8mm SPC …

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Update: 6.8x43mm SPC SPECOPS Cartridge in Trouble? 6.5 Grendel on the Rise?

by David Crane [email protected] The 6.8x43mm SPC, according to DefenseReview sources, has been performing extremely well in the field against enemy combatants. Special Operations end users are thus, reportedly, very pleased with it. Unfortunately, it’s also been reported to us that the 6.8x43mm SPC has been running into a considerable amount of resistance from some U.S. Army brass, who are …

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Press Release: Battling sand flies: Soldiers in pantyhose! Seriously?

by Steven Katz [email protected] Dealing with a Serious Problem… Americans respect their men in uniform, but should their uniforms include women’s nylons? Indeed, during the Gulf War and the current War on Terror, our fighting forces discovered that their legs needed protection from nasty, disease-carrying sand flies. Letters home to wives, girlfriends, sisters, and mothers pleaded, "Please send pantyhose! Seriously!" …

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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 …

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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 …

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