by David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com August 16, 2020 A veteran-owned company called Modern Tactical Creations, or MODTAC for short, is making some very interesting carbon fiber Suppressor Shields for tactial AR (AR-15) carbine/SBR’s (Short Barreled Rifles), and MODTAC’s Dave Mason was kind enough to show DefenseReview (DR) some of them at SHOT Show 2020. The MODTAC Suppressor …Read More »
SB Tactical’s Latest and Greatest Pistol Stabilizing/Arm Braces for Controlling Combat/Tactical Firearms Better: Meet the TAC13-SBA4, TF1913, and FS1913A (Aluminum)! (Video!)
by David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com August 10, 2020 SB Tactical has some interesting new tactical pistol stabilizing braces/arm braces, and DefenseReview (DR) got to see them at SHOT Show 2020. SB Tactical rep Derrick Rachier was kind enough to take DR through the particulars of the new products, starting with the SB Tactical TAC13-SBA4 tactical pistol stabilizing …Read More »
Salient Arms International SAI BLU Compact, Tier One Utility, and Tier One 2.0 Custom Glock-Type Pistols for Concealed Carry (CCW) and Home Defense! (Video!)
by David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 31, 2020 High-End Custom 5.56mm tactical AR (AR-15) rifle/carbin/SBR’s (Short Barreled Rifles) aren’t the only thing Salient Arms International (SAI) makes. Oh, no. They also make some pretty cool high-end custom Glock-type pistols. Garrett Sondgerath of SAI and Archon Firearms showed some of these to DefenseReview (DR), as well, at SHOT …Read More »
Salient Arms International SAI GRY, GRY Lite and Green 5.56mm NATO Tactical AR-15 Rifle/Carbine/SBR’s for Home Defense Applications! (Video!)
by David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 28, 2020 DefenseReview (DR) always likes to stop by the Salient Arms International (SAI)/Archon Firearms booth at SHOT Show to see what they’ve come up with, and this year was no different. Their latest 5.56mm NATO (5.56x45mm NATO)/.223 Rem. tactical AR’s (AR-15 rifle/carbine/SBR’s) and custom Glock-type pistols looked pretty good, and …Read More »
Chinese Xian H-20 Long-Range, Low-Observable/Stealth Bomber Aircraft: How Big a Threat is it Really?
by David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Weibo and South China Morning Post (SCMP) July 21, 2020 As if hitting us with Coronovirus COVID-19 weren’t enough, China’s reportedly got a new long-rang, low-observable/stealth bomber in late-stage development called the Xian H-20, which also coincidentally sounds like a Chinese virus. So, it looks like China’s becoming one hell …Read More »
Smith Optics Rebound Elite Ballistic Sunglasses: Stylish Eye Protection (Eyepro) for Combat/Tactical Shooting (Video!)
by David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 12, 2020 So, as it happens, the Smith Optics Operator’s Choice Elite wasn’t the only model of ballistic sunglasses DefenseReview (DR) got to peruse at SHOT Show 2020. Nope. We also got to check out the new Smith Optics Rebound Elite tactical shooting specs at the booth, and they also looked …Read More »
Tame that Gas! Improving the Direct Gas Impingement (DGI) Tactical AR-15 Rifle/Carbine at Relatively Low Cost
By Jeff Gurwitch July 7, 2020 The M4//M4A1/M16/AR-15 has proven to be one hell of a rifle/carbine. I’ve carried it with total confidence, and have employed it pretty successfully during my many tours overseas with U.S. Army Special Forces. The inline design and low height above bore still put it ahead of just about every military rifle that’s come out …Read More »
Happy July 4th/Independence Day 2020 from DR!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 4, 2020 DefenseReview (DR) would just like to wish everyone a Happy (and GREAT) 4th of July/Independence Day. Have some great BBQ with friends and family, and stay safe out on the roads. Stay aware, wear your seat belt, and no drinking and driving. Sincerely, DefenseReview.com (DR)Read More »
Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF-USA) Founder and CEO Frank DeSomma Passes Away at Age 57. It’s a Major Loss, and I’ll Really Miss Him.
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 29, 2020 This is a hard one. Just this past Friday, I was informed of the sudden, tragic death of my friend Frank DeSomma, Founder and CEO of Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF-USA) by Ernie Bray of NG2 Defense, during a totally unrelated phone conversation. Ernie’s words caught be completely by surprise. …Read More »
Smith Optics Operator’s Choice Elite Ballistic Sunglasses: Tactical Shooting Glasses with ChromaPop Lenses for Lo-Pro/Lo-Vis Combat/Tactical Missions!
by David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 21, 2020 DefenseReview (DR) hasn’t covered Smith Optics ballistic sunglasses in quite some time, but we ran into Geoff Perrin at the Smith Optics booth at SHOT Show 2020, we liked him, and he was kind enough to take us through the some of their latest and greatest products, including the …Read More »
Vortex Optics Razor HD Gen III 1-10X24 FFP Combat/Tactical Scope for US Military Special Operations Missions, and Civilian Tactical Shooting and Hunting Applications! (Video!)
by David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 14, 2020 DefenseReview has been writing about Vortex Optics combat optics, including their combat/tactical scopes, for awhile now, but this latest one’s got us pretty enthused. It’s called the Vortex Razor HD Gen III 1-10X24 FFP, it’s a step up from the Vortex Razor HD Gen II-E (Enhanced) 1-6×24 that we …Read More »
Helikon-Tex Greyman Tactical Jeans: Stretch Denim Jeans Have FOUR AR-15 Rifle Magazine Pockets for Fast Access and Reloads During a Gunfight! (Video!)
by David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 5, 2020 As long as we’re talking (or in this case, writing) about Helikon-Tex tactical clothing, we should probably also mention their new Greyman Tactical Jeans – Denim Mid, which we first mentioned in our piece after SHOT Show 2019, albeit very briefly. Now, we’re going to focus on them, and …Read More »
Helikon-Tex Trip Shirt: Lightweight, Breathable Nylon Blend Lo-Pro/Lo-Vis Plaid Tactical Shirt for Concealed Carry (CCW) and Secure Travel! (Video!)
David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 31, 2020 Helikon-Tex recently introduced a very cool new lo-pro/lo-vis (low-profile/low-visibility) plaid tactical shirt for concealed carry (CCW) at SHOT Show 2020, and they were kind enough to take DefenseReview (DR) through all the shirts features, which are interesting. It’s called the Helikon-Tex Trip Shirt – Nylon Blend, and sports a plethora …Read More »
Spyderco Native Chief: Big-Blade Tactical Folder (Folding Knife) for Concealed Carry (CCW) and Self-Defense! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 25, 2020 We here at DefenseReview (DR) has been fans of Spyderco Knives tactical folders (folding knives) for many years, now. It all started with their Police and Matriarch-style blades back in the day, but we’ve remained fans to the present day–and our interest was seriously reignited when we got to …Read More »
True Velocity Polymer-Cased Rifle and Machine Gun Ammo: Less Weight and Heat Transfer, More Accuracy! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 18, 2020 DefenseReview’s (DR) been interested in polymer-cased rifle and machine gun ammo (ammunition) for many years now, and in True Velocity ammo, specifically, for the last few years. So, we were very happy to finally get a chance to talk to one Patrick (Pat) Hogan about their ammo’s attributes, which …Read More »