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.

Tactical Firearms Academy Offers Submachine Gun Class.

Well, if you’ve ever wanted to learn how to handle and shoot a subgun properly, and have never had the chance, you might want to give Dave Sanders and the boys at Tactical Firearms Academy a call, particularly if you live in Florida. I’m seriously considering calling these guys and signing up myself. Just from the description, it looks like …

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Objective Force Warrior(OFW) System Soon to be Selected by U.S. Army

According to Scott Gourley, a "Jane’s Defence Weekly" correspondent, the U.S. army is reportedly close to formally selecting the Lead Technology Integrator for the revolutionary Objective Force Warrior(OFW) system. The goal of the OFW system appears be to greatly enhance the combat effectiveness of both individual infantry soldiers and whole squads, by utilizing lightweight integrated communications and target-identification systems, combined …

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Stoner SR-47 Carbine by Knight’s Armament

DefRev readers may remember a heads-up we posted a little while back on this weapon, before it even really had a name. Well, it does now. It’s called the SR-47, and it’s Knight’s Armament’s 7.62x39mm answer to the Kalashnikov AK-47/AKM. The ergonomics on this weapon are terrific(your humble editor had the opportunity to handle one at Shot Show 2002 in …

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Shrike 5.56 by ARES Defense Systems Finally Makes it to Production.

This just in: The Shrike 5.56 LMG(Light Machine Gun) upper, by ARES Defense Systems, LLC, is in production and currently available for pre-order(both in select-fire and semi-auto-only configurations), and the ARES Defense Systems site is up and running. If you remember, DefRev reported on the Shrike 5.56 and ARES Defense Systems some time ago. If it works as advertised, the …

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Steyr M40 Malfunctions

DefRev is going ahead and publishing the following letter, which was submitted by an anonymous visitor of our site, due to the fact that it looks legitimate and involves a matter of weapon reliablility/user safety. However, in the future, DefRev will only publish this kind of submission… if it is performed using a valid DefenseReview.com username. In other words, after …

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Less Guns, More Crime?

Sure looks that way for our friends across the pond. Find out the real reasons why England instituted their highly restrictive gun laws, and how they went about doing it. Don’t think it can happen here? Think again. You’ll definitely want to read this one. It was written by Glenn Reynolds for FoxNews.com. Click here to go to the story. …

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Great Source for Gun Laws

I came across this great site where you click on your state and it gives you links to your states laws on handguns. These people also publish very good books on gunlaws as well. Here is the link. Enjoy!

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New Spec-Ops 1911 by CQB Products.

This one looks kind of interesting. It’s called the Spec-Ops 1911, and it’s brought to you by the same people who bring you the very high-tech, ultra-modern DSR-1 sniper rifle. Click on "Read More", below, for the rest of the story. Claudio Salassa(of Briley Manufacturing) is building all the guns. Let me just say right here that these guns had …

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