Wednesday, September 16, 2020

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.

Walker’s Game Ear Power Muffs **Quad** Active Electronic Hearing Protection

by David Crane **Note: This story contains links to previous DefRev stories that feature exclusive DefRev video footage of advanced tactical (select-fire) weaponry being fired.** I’ve been using these for almost a year now, and am extremely satisfied with them. Power Muffs Quad, made by Walker’s Game Ear, are both comfortable and highly effective for their intended use. They performed …

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Kimber Introduces Intregral Light/Laser

by David Crane Kimber appears to have copied the Caspian Integral Light/Laser Rail Mount with their new integrated "Tactical Rail". This, of course, is good news, as an integral rail is always preferable to a screwed-on rail. However an integral rail doesn’t solve the reported reliability problems caused by Kimber’s Series II Safety system, which the author believes can potentially …

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AcuFlex AF-1 Recoil Control System for Pre-Ban Rifles and Machine Guns.

by David Crane Almost forgot about this one: GPJ (Gary Paul Johnston) also reviewed the AcuFlex AF-1 side-folding, telescoping buttstock, which is manufactured by Inland Enterprises, Inc., a.k.a. the AcuFlex "Recoil Control System". The AcuFlex AF-1 Recoil Control System was invented by John Kimball as a recoil control/mitigation device for assault and battle rifles. It can be used on… the …

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Letter on Reliability of M60E4/MK43 Mod. O 7.62mm Machine Gun.

by David Crane One of DefRev’s members, "dewatters", has commented on our story below, "Demonstration Video: U.S. Ordnance M60E4/MK43 Mod. O 7.62mm Machine Gun", regarding the M60E4’s perceived reliability problems. The following is a copy of a document that was originally sent to DefRev’s editor-in-chief(yours truly) on 10/18/02 by Dale McClellan, Executive Vice President of Special Tactical Services (STS). It …

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Le Mas Ltd. Blended Metal Technology Ammo vs. ADS Transparent Armor: AFJI Video!

by David Crane [email protected] For the last couple of years, Le Mas Ltd. has been pitting their "Blended Metal Technology" ammo (made specifically for them by RBCD Performance Plus, Inc.) against American Defense Systems, Inc. (ADS)/A.J. Piscitelli & Associates, Inc.’s "VistaSteel" bullet-resistant glass, which is manufactured for them by Cardinal LG. Both companies have been engaging in this match-up at …

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Armalite Mid-Length Carbine and A.R.M.S. Mid-Length S.I.R. System.

by David Crane [email protected] Included in Gary Paul Johnston’s October 2003 "Soldier of Fortune" article is some great info on both the Armalite Mid-Length Carbine and A.R.M.S. Mid-Length S.I.R. System. The Armalite Mid-Length Carbine was designed specifically to overcome the long-known gas system-related problems associated with the standard M4/M4A1, problems that have been plaguing end-users for years. These include greatly …

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Surefire M4FA Suppressor/Silencer for your M4/M4A1 Carbine or CAR-15.

by David Crane Surefire, LLC has just come out with their M4FA suppressor/silencer. The suppressor was designed by Surefire’s "Director of Surefire Suppressors", Barry Dueck specifically for the M4/M4A1 Carbine. According to gunwriter Gary Paul Johnston (in the "Proving Ground" section of the October 2003 issue of "Soldier of Fortune"), "because of the special alloys used in its construction, the …

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Valtro 1998A1 1911 Pistol. ‘Near Custom’ Combat Gun.

by David Crane Last week, I had the very real pleasure of speaking with John Jardine of Jardine’s Custom Gunsmithing over the phone. That conversation was a real eye opener, as Jardine seems to really know his stuff regarding 1911 pistols and 1911 pistol components. The Valtro 1998A1 1911 .45 pistol is Jardine’s brainchild. According to Valtro USA’s website, the …

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