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.

Stavatti SF-1 Gasdynamic Laser Rifle. Individual Combat Weapon of the Future?

The following information was supplied to DefRev by Stavatti Corporation-Armament Systems. A link to the SF-1 Gasdynamic Laser Rifle information sheet/line card is included in the story. It should be noted that DefRev does not yet have verification of any of Stavatti’s claims, including the veracity of the SF-1 weapon-performance claims made below. Back in March 2003, DefRev broke the …

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Liquid Body Armor Continued…

by David Crane [email protected] The previous DefRev story contains a link to an article on advanced liquid body armor (a.k.a. liquid armor) that utilizes colloidal shear thickening fluids (Colloidal STF’s) to achieve greater bullet resistance with a thinner profile and lighter weight. It’s titled "Army Scientists, Engineers develop Liquid Body Armor". DefRev has discovered more information about this new technology, including a …

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NEW! Liquid Body Armor!

by Frank Madison Imagine if a Soldier or Law Enforcement personnel had complete body armor protectection from the neck down to their boots… Also, the armor would be lighter and thinner than all body armor out there and as flexible to wear as regular clothing… Well here is…. an article at military.com. Click here to read more. What I like …

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502 Thunder Sabre Carbine by Cloud Mountain Armory

by David Crane [email protected] DefRev recently came across an excellent article on the 502 Thunder Sabre carbine in the July 2004 issue of "Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement". The article was written by Gary Paul Johnston. The 502 Thunder Sabre carbine, developed and manufactured by Cloud Mountain Armory, is the newest entry into the rather exciting .50 Cal AR-15/M16-based …

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Surefire X200 LED WeaponLight for Tactical Pistols

by David Crane [email protected] DefRev’s been hearing some good things about this item. The Surefire X200 LED WeaponLight is Surefire’s latest handgun-mounted tactical light, and it’s designed to go head-to-head against Insight Technology’s M3 group of tactical weapons lights. These include the M3 Tactical Illuminator, M3-LED Tactical Illuminator, and M3X Tactical Illuminator. DefRev has yet to T&E the Surefire X200 …

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Drive Or Shoot? A Study Of Vehicle Defense.

by Gabe Suarez DRIVE OR SHOOT? One area that receives very little attention in training, yet is an area where we not only spend a great deal of our time, but also where we are the most vulnerable. That is when we are sitting in our cars, either driving or stopped in traffic or parked. Many guys that carry guns, …

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Tyler Special Operations Platform (TSOP) for Spec-Ops Helos.

by David Crane [email protected] The Tyler Special Operations Platform (T.S.O.P.), a.k.a. "Cargo Rack", was recently introduced at TREXPO West. Manufactured by Tyler Technologies (a division of Tyler Camera Systems), the TSOP is a potentially revolutionary piece of tactical equipment for LE SWAT operations, since it will give SWAT operators an aerial-based target-engagement capability (particularly against hostile subjects in high-rise structures) …

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HydraMarker P.R.O. Cartridges for Force-On-Force Training (Handgun and Subgun)

by David Crane [email protected] Finally, it looks like there may just be an American-made alternative to Simunition for force-on-force training with semi-auto pistols, revolvers, and submachine guns. DefRev can’t wait to test this stuff out. This is what PDT Tech’s company literature has to say about their HydraMarker P.RO. Cartridges: "Our line of (HydraMarker) P.R.O. Cartridges (patent pending) are a …

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