Mr. & Mrs. Smith’s Christmas, or “How to Get the Gear You Really Want for Christmas This Year”

Recently SHWAT™ got a Facebook message asking for advice. Seems Mrs. Smith (No, not from the movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith) wants to give her husband a gift based on reading a number of our stories. Honestly, that kind of Continue reading Mr. & Mrs. Smith’s Christmas, or “How to Get the Gear You Really Want for Christmas This Year”

The Holy Grail of Pump Shotguns? The New Remington 870 DM (Detachable Magazine)

Remington 870 DM Review

I don’t know how long people have thought about modifying Remington 870 shotguns to accept detachable box mags, but a few years ago at the 295 Tactical Range in Eugene, Oregon I got to try one. I was excited because Continue reading The Holy Grail of Pump Shotguns? The New Remington 870 DM (Detachable Magazine)

Time to Upgrade from Your VHS Era Bipod to the ZRODELTA DLOC-SS Aimtech Warhammer Bipod?

ZRODELTA Bipod review

Who doesn’t like watching a great movie? It’s been that way forever and probably all of us have fond memories of watching one on VHS tape. Of course, most of us have moved on from there. It’s not that we Continue reading Time to Upgrade from Your VHS Era Bipod to the ZRODELTA DLOC-SS Aimtech Warhammer Bipod?

Yes, Tactical Pheasant Hunting is a Thing and Here’s Why You Want To Try It

Kansas Governor's Ringneck Classic Pheasant Hunt

Question: What do you get when you cross the Kansas Governor, a shoot house at Gunsite Academy, canine athletes, shotguns, SHWAT™ and pheasants? A five star hunting experience that any action adventure hunter can get excited about. So yeah, prepare Continue reading Yes, Tactical Pheasant Hunting is a Thing and Here’s Why You Want To Try It

Winning With the In Laws and Stacking Wild Hogs – The NiteSite Night Vision Review

NiteSite review

My father-in-law had already told me “No,” but he didn’t know what he was saying “no” to.  I grabbed his .22-250 bolt action rifle fitted with an inexpensive no-name 3-9×40 scope I ran to the closet in the guest room Continue reading Winning With the In Laws and Stacking Wild Hogs – The NiteSite Night Vision Review

Musical Triggers – What You’ve Known All Along But Couldn’t Quite Say Right

Musical Triggers

The more I interact with guns, the more apparent I find the correlation between music and firearms – they both have the power to produce instant memories. They force us to think, learn, feel and ask questions, and, much like Continue reading Musical Triggers – What You’ve Known All Along But Couldn’t Quite Say Right

Change the Caliber Change the Game – We Take the X95 Tavor 300 Blackout Tactical Hog Hunting!

Hog Hunting with the 300 Blackout X95 Tavor

Last year I published a story here saying the IWI X95 Tavor might be the best hog hunting rifle ever. Well, times change and maybe we can call that Part 1. But now we have the X95 chambered in 300 Continue reading Change the Caliber Change the Game – We Take the X95 Tavor 300 Blackout Tactical Hog Hunting!

DIY: Why and How to DuraCoat Your Own Gun

Hot to Duracoat

Hunting rifles have evolved. It is to be expected. History proves that hunting firearms have always followed advances in military small arms technology. For many of us, our hunting rifles are no longer polished blue steel and high-grade walnut. We Continue reading DIY: Why and How to DuraCoat Your Own Gun

Why We Love Recon Bags – A Review Three Years In the Making (Video)

recon bag review

If you’re the kind of adventurer who’s HQ is a tent whether hunting, scouting, or just having fun discovering what you can find over the next ridge, you need a sleeping bag. For about three years of adventures now, I’ve Continue reading Why We Love Recon Bags – A Review Three Years In the Making (Video)

Cyclic Rate of Fire, what is it, and why is it part of the Bump Stock Ban?

bumpfire ban

A friend with an AR asked me a question yesterday. Like most gun owners she knows how to use them, but no gun background to speak of. She wanted to know what can increase rate of fire in an AR, Continue reading Cyclic Rate of Fire, what is it, and why is it part of the Bump Stock Ban?