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.

Franklin Armory G-S173 BFSIII Binary Trigger and Slide Kit for Gen-3 Glock 17 (G17) 9mm Combat/Tactical Pistol…Gen-3 through Gen-5 Glock 19 (G19) Binary Trigger and Slide Kit Coming Soon?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 16, 2022 If you like the idea of being able to achieve full-auto-like double taps–and obviously insanely-fast split times–with your Gen-3 Glock 17 (G17) 9mm Parabellum/9x19mm NATO combat/tactical pistol by simply flipping a switch, then Franklin Armory’s got just the product for you. The Franklin Armory G-S173 BFSIII Binary Trigger and …

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Low-Profile/Low-Visibility Defensive Weapons: What’s Old is New Again!

By Toby Melville March 6, 2022 Defense is a state of being. We can orient ourselves mentally or physically, or a combination of both. This concept is massive and all-encompassing when contemplating defense, so let’s consider something more specific pertaining to physical self-defense. Having tools to protect your physical safety is essential, and dates to man’s earliest recorded history. The …

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Can a Rocket Artillery/Missile Division Really Revolutionize Infantry and Maneuver Warfare?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit(s): Lockheed Martin February 28, 2022 Wavell Room recently published a very interesting article on about fighting in the “deep” using rocket artillery, and DefenseReview (DR) finds the author’s (Simon Middleton) argument compelling. Basically, he’s arguing that “deep battle” in infantry warfare should be conducted using rocket artillery divisions using multiple …

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Pulsar Proton FXQ30 Thermal Imaging Front Attachment Kit: Instantly Turns Your Daytime Combat/Tactical Rifle Scope into a Thermal/IR (Infrared) Scope!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 10, 2022 As long as we’re still on a (latest and greatest) riflescope binge, we might as well also mention the rather interesting and nifty Pulsar Proton FXQ30 Thermal Imaging Front Attachment Kit that instantly transforms your daytime combat/tactical rifle scope into a fully functional thermal/IR (InfraRed) scope. Not only is …

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Trijicon VCOG 1–8×28 Riflescope Commercial SCO (Squad Common Optic) for CQB and Whatever the Combat Distance Be (within Reason)!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 3, 2022 DefenseReview’s (DR) been on a bit of a combat/tactical optics kick lately (see the “Related Articles” section below), but the fact is, the hits just keep on comin’–and let’s face it, good optics are important. Anyway, the latest one is the Trijicon VCOG 1–8×28 Riflescope Commercial SCO combat/tactical scope, …

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EOTECH Vudu 1-10×28 FFP (First Focal Plane) Tactical Rifle Scope with Vudu SR-4 MOA Reticle, SR-5 MRAD Reticle or LE-5 MRAD Reticle!

by David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 28, 2022 EOTECH recently introduced the EOTECH Vudu 1-10×28 FFP (First Focal Plane) tactical rifle scope (or “riflescope”) with Vudu SR-4 MOA Reticle, SR-5 MRAD Reticle or LE-5 MRAD Reticle, and it’s pretty interesting. Here’s the skinny on it from the EOTECH website: “EOTECH’s Vudu 1-10×28 offers a robust 34mm, one-piece …

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B&T Unveils the New APC9-SD PRO Recessed-Suppressed 9mm Submachine Gun (SMG), SPC9 9mm SMG Series, and a Plethora of Silencers/Sound Suppressors (SQD, QDR, Impuls-OLS, Rotex-X Compact, RBS AK, and HP22) at SHOT Show 2022!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 21, 2022 DefenseReview’s (DR) covered a lot of B&T products over the years, since we find them to be of high-quality, interesting, and well-designed. So, we’re not surprised to see them release yet more products exhibiting these aspects. At SHOT Show 2022, the company just released some pretty cool new products, …

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Springfield Armory Hellion 5.56mm Bullpup Rifle: Croatian Sensation Goes American, and Adaptive!

by David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 18, 2022 DefenseReview (DR) hasn’t published a piece on a bullpup rifle/carbine in quite some time, but Springfield Armory just conducted a major marketing/PR blitz on their Hellion 5.56mm Rifle being unveiled at SHOT Show 2022, so we should perhaps at least do a quick heads-up piece on it. The Springfield …

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