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.

‘FUTURE’ ARMY WRONG FOR URBAN FIGHTS

by Noah Shactman The U.S. Army is betting $92 billion that the wars of the future should be fought with smaller, lighter, more manueverable vehicles. But some military officials and defense contractor executives are saying that that these technology-laden Future Combat Systems (FCS) are too weak to withstand urban conflicts, like the one currently playing out in Iraq. Like the …

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Mini AJ Utility Hammer Forcible Entry Tool for LE SWAT/SRT Tactical Operations

by David Crane [email protected] The Mini AJ Utility Hammer, by Clemenson Enterprises Inc. (CEI), is a tactical forcible entry tool that’s gotten some very good feedback so far by a number of federal, state, and city LE tactical (SWAT/SRT) and field units. Linda Fox, marketing director/sales executive for Clemenson Enterprises Inc. (CEI), started selling to the law enforcement market about …

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High-End Silenced Sniper/Long-Range-Interdiction Rifles from Patriot Arms Inc.

by David Crane [email protected] There’s a new sniper/long-range-interdiction rifle builder in town, and his name is Jered Joplin. Jered took over Patriot Arms Inc. in 2000, and is, according to gunwriter Al Paulson, currently one of the youngest builders of high-end custom sniper rifles in the United States. He’s particularly unique in that he guarantee’s, in writing, 1/2 MOA five-shot …

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Sully Stock for AR-15/M16 Carbines and Rifles

by Adam Morris [email protected] While attending one of Defensive Edge’s two-day carbine course Sully gave me one of his stocks to test out. The Sully Stock is a conventionally-designed AR-15/M16 fixed stock, but with a shorter length of pull designed for use with body armor, or anyone that prefers a shorter stock. It is approximately 8” long, compared to 10” …

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Combined Tactical Systems, Inc. (CTS) 7290M Mini-Flash-Bang/Tactical Grenade

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com May 11, 2004 Combined Tactical Systems, Inc. (CTS) is currently developing a mini-flash-bang (mini-tactical grenade) called the 7290M. The 7290M will be roughly half the size of their standard 7290 flash-bang/tactical grenade, but it will deliver the same amount of sound and flash (candela output). Pretty impressive. The standard 7290 flash bang …

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Future Force Warrior (FFW): Future U.S. Infantryman

Future Force Warrior (FFW) is currently being developed at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center (NSC). According to the NSC website, "Future Force Warrior (FFW) is the Army’s flagship Science and Technology initiative to develop and demonstrate revolutionary capabilities for Future Force soldier systems. An integrated system of systems approach is being employed to support the Army transformation to a …

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HK MP5 Submachine Gun Course:”The MP5 Experience”

We just pulled this off of HKPro.com: "In conjunction with Dan Shea, and Long Mountain Outfitters, Las Vegas, Nevada, HKPRO.COM invites you to a special, unique opportunity to spend two very intensive days immersed in the MP5 Submachine Gun." This is a two-day course. The dates are Fri./Sat. May 21-22, 2004. To read all the details about it, just… click …

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