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.

Russia’s Amazing New Nikonov AN-94

The new Fall issue of "Special Weapons for Military and Police" has an article on Russia’s Nikonov An-94 Abakan rifle, written by Charlie Cutshaw. The AN-94 may replace the AK-74 as Russia’s primary service rifle. Along with the AEK-971 and AK-107/108, it’s one of the leading contenders in that race. CLICK HERE to go to the AN-94 page on Valery …

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Mars Reflex Sight/Tavor Rifle Combo.

Check out this package. Israeli special forces have never messed around, but this new package looks pretty formidable. Their new Tavor bullpup rifle, combined with the Multipurpose Aiming Reflex Sight (MARS), made by International Technologies Lasers (ITL), looks to be a really potent little package. CLICK HERE to read about it. To visit the manufacturer’s site, click here. For information …

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Want to Turn Your AR-15 into a belt-fed? It’s Shrike Time.

The Shrike 5.56, by Ares Defense Systems, is one very cool modification for any AR-15. It replaces your upper and turns your magazine-fed AR-15/M16 into a belt-fed, without any modification whatsoever to your lower receiver. Thus, the Shrike 5.56 upper allows the weapon to fire with either linked-ammunition OR magazines, and it is designed to fit ALL AR-15 and M-16 …

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