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.

E-Book on the Colt 1903-08 Hammerless Pistol

Post approved by David Crane for information purposes only. DefRev does not endorse any of the products described in this story: "Just issued, Ebook on the Colt pistols. Its title : Colt 1903 "Hammerless" by Gérard Henrotin Many ebooks on various firearms are now available in our site. Find them all at… the url : http://users.skynet.be/HL-Editions/ebook/liste01.htm Downloading page of the …

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The future Army infantry weapons

This week’s issue of the Army Times features two good stories covering the XM8/XM29 and XM312 programs: The OICW, now designated as the XM29, has been completely overhauled with an entirely new development and acquisition plan. The XM312, a .50 caliber heavy machine-gun born from the advanced XM307, is now set to replace the venerable "Ma Deuce" that has served …

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Surefire Tactical Combat Lights. Light Up the Badguys at Night.

by David Crane I’ve been using Surefire combat flashlights for the last several years for one reason: they’re the best. No question about it, they are heads and shoulders above the rest of the competition on a number of levels. First, Surefire’s are brighter than everything else out there. These flashlights are specifically designed to be used in tactical situations, …

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AW50 Long Range Interdiction/Anti-Materiel Rifle by Accuracy International

by David Crane Accuracy International (AI) appears to have a hit on there hands with the AW50 .50 BMG bolt-action anti-materiel (anti-material)/sniper rifle. The AI AW50 anti-materiel rifle, in layman’s terms, is basically 33-35 lbs (depending on reports) of "you don’t want any." This is one very serious rifle designed for hard military use. The AI AW50 is therefore… modular …

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KOBRA EKP-1S Fast Action Collimator Sight for Your Kalashnikov

According to Tantal’s Collector Resource, the KOBRA EKP-1S Fast Action collimator sight is "currently used in the field by Russian OMON SPETsNAZ. The site goes on to say that "The Kobra EKP-1S Fast Acquisition Collimator Sight is currently used by the Russian armed forces, to include the MVD and it’s OMON special forces. They have also been seen in service …

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VEPR K Carbine by Robinson Armament

The VEPR K carbine by Robinson Armament is available in 7.62x39mm and 5.56x45mm calibers. Barrel is 16". The VEPR K carbine is by all accounts very well made and of high quality. Anyone looking for a handy carbine length AK (Kalashnikov) would be well served to take a look at one. The VEPR K is available with an… AK-74-style muzzle …

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Romak-3/PSL Sniper Rifle

The Romak-3/PSL is the military version of a Romanian sniper rifle that is now available in the U.S. The commercial version is just called the Romak-3, and it looks to be an interesting foreign offering. The rifle is basically the romanian version of the… Russian Dragunov sniper rifle. Click here to visit the Romak-3/PSL page at Dragunov.net. Click here to …

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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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