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.

VZ 2000 Rifle by Ohio Ordnance Works. Czech This.

by David Crane For all you Kalashnikov collectors out there, Ohio Ornance Works is offering a unique AK alternative. It’s called the VZ 2000. The VZ 2000 is a custom semi-auto version of the Czech VZ.58, and is made to look identical to the genuine military full-auto version. The Ohio Ordnance VZ 2000 looks like… a very interesting rifle. Just …

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Meet the No Contact Jacket. It’s Shockingly Fashionable.

by David Crane This one’s pretty cool, folks. Unfortunately for all us guys, the "No Contact" Jacket only comes in one version right now, and it’s for women. Basically, the No Contact Jacket packs 80,000 volts of electricity, making the wearer a walking stun gun. The company calls the technology "exo-electric armor", which is basically a… fancy name for "you …

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Beretta CX4 Storm Carbine. Sleek, Futuristic, and Modular.

by David Crane The Beretta CX4 "Storm" carbine is a pistol caliber carbine that will eventually come in 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP. Right now, it only comes in 9mm Parabellum. The CX4 Storm carbine is a a modular design. Both upper and lower receivers are primarily made of polymer. The main selling point of the Beretta CX4 Storm …

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Austrian HG-86 Mini-Grenade in Use with U.S. Army Infantry Forces.

Apparently, the U.S. Army has a new combat mini-grenade in its arsenal. It’s called the HG-86 (short for SplHG 86), and it’s made by ARGES (Armaturen Gesellschaft m. b. H.) of Austria. Click here to read an active thread on the SplHG 86 mini-grenade on TacticalForums.com. Click in this link to go to a story that includes some good info …

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Japanese-Style Tactical Fixed Blades for Spec-Ops and CCW.

by David Crane Whether you’re a military Spec-Ops operator, LE SWAT operator, or armed citizen, a good tactical knife is an important item to have as back up to your firearm(s). Japanese-style tactical fixed blades have become increasingly popular in the last several years with members of all three groups. DefRev would like to highlight several custom bladesmiths and blades …

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“SPECWAR: Special Warfare” Comic Book Series about Military Spec-Ops

by David Crane I just found out about what looks to be a very cool and unique comic book series called "SPECWAR: Special Warfare". Both it and DefenseReview.com share space in MilitaryMorons.com’s link section. For those DefRev members and readers that are also comic book fans, this series looks interesting, to say the least. Since about the mid 1980’s, some …

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ZM-87 Anti-Personnel Laser/DEW Used Against U.S. Troops.

by David Crane Well, it looks like we’ve officially entered the era of Directed Energy Weapon’s, a.k.a. DEW’s. It’s just been disclosed that two of our Apache attack helicopters got "illuminated" by a group of four North Korean MiG jets back in March. The actual illuminating was accomplished using what is believed to have been a Chinese-made ZM-87 anti-personnel laser. …

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DefRev Video: IMI Tavor TAR-21 Commando Carbine and Tavor-2 Subcarbine

by David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com May 6, 2003 Several months ago, DefRev attended the AUSA 2003 Winter Symposium (Feb. 26-28). During the show, we ran into the fine people at IMI (Israel Military Industries), and got a chance to handle their Tavor assault rifle variants, the Tavor TAR-21 Commando Carbine (shortened version of the Tavor assault rifle, …

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