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.

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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KelTec P50 Tactical Pistol: 50-Rounds of 5.7x28mm Firepower for Sporting, Hunting and Home Defense Applications!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 31, 2021 A lot of people have been reporting on the new KelTec P50 5.7x28mm tactical pistol as of late, which is understandable. It looks cool and futuristic, utilizes 50-round FN P90 mags (magazines) that insert horizontally into the gun, underneath the clamshell tip-up-style barrel/top rail component, and sports Keltec’s signature …

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BDT/GD-OTS RM277-R (Rifle) and RM277-AR (Automatic Rifle) 6.8mm Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) Systems with Delta P BREVIS II Suppressor and True Velocity Polymer-Cased Ammo for Future Infantry Warfare! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 21, 2021 Last updated on 1/22/21. “Maximum lethality with minimum burden to the US Warfighter.” That’s the basic goal of the US Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) program. It’s certainly a nice goal to strive for, and two of the companies striving for it are Beretta Defense Technologies (BDT) and …

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Lipsey’s Exclusive Retro Glock P80 (Pistole 80) Gen-1 Glock 17 (G17)-Type Combat/Tactical 9mm Pistol for Collectors and Tactical Shooters!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Images Credit: Lipsey’s January 13, 2021 We’re generally pretty big Glock guys here (Glock 19’s, mostly) at DefenseReview (DR), so any time a new Glock pistol comes out, we like to check it out. This of course holds true for the Lipsey’s Exclusive Glock P80 (Pistole 80) Gen-1 Glock 17 (G-17)-Type 9mm …

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5.11 Tactical Tropi-Camo Short Sleeve Shirt with Vent-Tac™ Micro-Perforated, Moisture-Wicking Polyester Fabric: Cool, Casual and Comfortable for Concealed Carry (CCW)! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 7, 2021 Since 2020 was such a Covid-crazy year, DefenseReview (DR) didn’t get around to publishing pieces on a lot of interesting items from SHOT Show 2020. One of those items is the 5.11 Tactical Tropi-Camo Short Sleeve Shirt. The shirt’s interesting on several levels. First, it sports a very cool …

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Sukhoi Su-57 Felon ‘Raptorsky’ 5th-Gen Low-Observable/Stealth Air-Superiority/Multi-Role Fighter Jet Aircraft Goes Live: Is it Really a Raptor Killer?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: The Russians, and The Aviationist December 31, 2020 Last updated on 1/01/21. Six days ago, RT posted an interesting video (see first/top embedded video below) on the Sukhoi Su-57 Felon “Raptorsky” 5th-generation low-observable/stealth air-superiority/multi-role fighter jet aircraft going into serial production, so DefenseReview (DR) thought it would be nice to …

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Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA): Will it be a Compound Helicopter, or a Tiltrotor Aircraft…and What’s Taking So LONG?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com December 27, 2020 Back in 2011 and 2013, DefenseReview (DR) published pieces on the Sikorsky X2 coaxial/dual-rotor compound helicopter technology demonstrator and Sikorsky S-97 Raider dual rotor/coaxial compound helicopter concept, here and here. Well, all these years later, it’s being reported that “the Army is taking its final steps before starting a …

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Beretta APX 9mm Striker-Fired Combat/Tactical Pistols: From Concealed Carry (CCW), to Combat, to Competition! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com December 15, 2020 DefenseReview (DR) covered the Beretta APX 9mm (9mm Parabellum/9x19mm NATO) striker-fired combat/tactical pistol prototype right after we handled it at the 2015 Beretta Tactical Summit, where we were among the first journalists to get to examine it. Well, cut to four and a half years later, and we got …

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Tyrant Designs Glock 19 & 23 Magazine Extension: +5 Rounds for 20+1 Rounds of Total 9mm Parabellum Firepower!

By Jeff Gurwitch December 7, 2020 When it comes to pistol magazines, there’s no such thing as too reliable. Over the past year, I’ve been using Tyrant Designs’ (TD) Glock 19 & 23 Magazine Extension (+5 rounds) for my Glock 19. During this time, it’s stayed continuously loaded (except of course when being used at the range), and has been …

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