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.

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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Kahr Introduces the PM9 9mm Pistol.

Kahr has just come out with the their lightest, most compact 9mm. It’s called the PM9. Click on "Read More", below, for the rest of the story. The PM9 weighs 15.9 ounces and sports a 3" barrel. Overall length is 5.3". Capacity is either 6+1 or 7+1 w/finger rest. The slide is matte stainless steel. The lower receiver is black …

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New L.U.L.A.(Loader/Unloader Accessory) by GTS

We don’t have one of these for testing yet, but have it on pretty good authority that the L.U.L.A. is a pretty useful little accessory for AR-15/M16 and CAR-15/M4 owners and users. Using the LULA, one can load a 30 round AR-15 mag in about 35 seconds. The LULA is compact and lightweight, and is currently in use by the …

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Training in Mohave Valley AZ/Laughlin NV

Just a quick note to let interested parties know about some upcoming training in Mohave Valley AZ/Laughlin NV. The host is the Fort Mohave Tribal Police Department and the organizer is Proactive Concepts, a training and consulting firm hubbed in Northern Arizona (928) 763-4787 The classes are open to all law enforcement, military, security, and qualified/responsible civilians. For details and …

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NLETA Launches Free Law Enforcement Training Calendar

We are excited and pleased to announce that we have launched our FREE Online Law Enforcement Training Calendar!!   Our searchable calendar began as an exclusive member benefit. However, we are now able to make this resource available to the entire law enforcement training community.   Listings are FREE whether for a public agency or private training consultant. More than …

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