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.

2A Alert: ATF Document on 80% Parts “Ghost Guns” Gets Leaked, Details Biden Ban Plan

By David Crane April 21, 2021 The Reload has obtained a 107-page Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) document that details the Biden administration’s plant to ban “Ghost Guns” made from 80% parts kits. Here’s an interesting, substantive excerpt from The Reload’s story on it: The document reworks and broadens the definition of what parts constitute a regulated …

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Dead Air Silencers Nomad-Ti 7.62mm Titanium Lower-Pressure Suppressor for Tactical AR-15 Carbines: 9.6 Ounces of Quiet Combat Capability!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 14, 2021 Dead Air Silencers has introduced a rather nifty all-titanium 7.62mm lower-pressure rifle/carbine can (muzzle can, i.e., silencer/sound suppressor) called the Nomad-Ti that comes in at a relatively lightweight 9.6 ounces. The Nomad-Ti’s body is made from fully-welded Grade 5 titanium, and is designed for slow, precise semi-auto shooting, not …

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Tyrant Designs Extended Slide Release (ESR) and Slide Cover Plate (SCP) Accessories for Glock Combat/Tactical Pistols: Positively Perfection

By Jeff Gurwitch April 7, 2021 Tyrant Designs has recently upped their Glock game AGAIN with a couple more offerings for Glock Pistols. Over the past three months, I’ve been trying out their Extended Slide Release (ESR). There are two models: one that fits Gen 2 thru 4, and one for Gen 5 Glocks. Additionally, I was supplied with one …

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THRIL PMX AR Magazine, RTG Rugged Tactical Grip and CCS Combat Competition Stock for Tactical AR-15 Rifle/Carbine/SBR’s: Better Bang for the Buck, and FERFRANS Says They’re Good to Go!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 28, 2021 While DefenseReview (DR) was talking with our friend Ferdie Sy of FERFRANS the other day, he mentioned that he’s been using THRIL PMX AR Mags (Magazines) and THRIL RTG Rugged Tactical Grips for FERFRANS SOAR and SOAR-P combat/tactical AR (AR-15) carbine and SBR (Short Barrel Rifle) builds, and loves …

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Jeff Gurwitch’s Modern Tactical Shooting (MTS) YouTube Channel Will Get You Shooting Better…and Faster!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 15, 2021 DefenseReview (DR) wrier/contributor and chief new-product tester Jeff Gurwitch has launched his very own YouTube channel called “Modern Tactical Shooting” or “MTS“, which is the same name as his technical and tactical shooting training company. It should be noted that Gurwitch is both a retired U.S. Army Special Forces …

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Smart Shooter SMASH Family of Fire Control Systems (FCS): Smart Weapon Sight Systems for Kinetically Engaging and Neutralizing Enemy Combatants, Vehicles and Drone Aircraft!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 8, 2021 An Israeli company called Smart Shooter Ltd. has a very interesting family of smart weapon sights/combat optics, or “fire control systems” (FCS) for engaging moving targets called SMASH that reminds DefenseReiew (DR) a bit of the TrackingPoint family of smart scopes, but SMASH has its own thing going for …

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Walther PDP (Performance-Duty Pistol) and PDP Compact 4″ 9mm Combat/Tactical Pistols: Modular, Versatile and Optics-Ready!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 28, 2021 DefenseReview’s (DR) been writing about Walther pistols for awhile now. We like the brand, partially because they make high-quality firearms, and partially because they’re the choice of British MI6 Special Agent 007 James Bond from the time of Sean Connery’s Bond, the ORIGINAL Bond. Ironically, we’re not tremendous fans …

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McLean Corp Dynamic Retention Sling(DRS): Perfect for AK (Kalashnikov AKM)-Type Rifle/Carbines, and those with Folding Stocks!

By Jeff Gurwitch February 24, 2021 Let’s be real, when it comes to rifle slings, most shooters have settled upon using 2-point slings (with a single adjustable strap, connected to the rifle at the buttstock and handguard). Multi-point slings and single points have for the most part faded out of large-scale use. Multi-point slings have faded because they’re somewhat complicated …

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CZ Group (CZG ) to Acquire Colt Holding Company LLC for $220M (Million) Plus Shares: Oh, Boy

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 14, 2021 Well, this is pretty big news; Czech firearms manufacturer CZ Group, or CZG (full name, Česká zbrojovka Group SE), has apparently just inked a deal to aquire Colt Holding Company LLC for $220M (Million) plus “up to 1,098,620 shares of newly issued CZG common stock if defined EBITDA thresholds …

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CAA Gen-2 Micro Conversion Kit (MCK 2.0): Carbine Conversion Kit for for Glock Pistols Gets EIGHT Upgrades! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 10, 2021 DefenseReview published a piece on CAA’s interesting Micro Conversion Kit (MCK) carbine conversion kit for Glock pistols after Mikey Hartman took us through it at SHOT Show 2019. Well, CAA now has a Gen-2 MCK, or MCK 2.0 that looks pretty good, so we figured we’d cover it as …

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