Tactical Hunter’s Gear Bag: Streamlight Sidewinder, Thermacell, and Brunton’s Restore Battery Powerpack

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There’s always some new piece of gear or gadget that can make our tactical hunting just a little – or even a lot – better.  There must be literally countless ideas for gear and gadgets the materialize online or in Continue reading Tactical Hunter’s Gear Bag: Streamlight Sidewinder, Thermacell, and Brunton’s Restore Battery Powerpack

What Would You Do for a Shot at a $28K Hog Hunt Purse?

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SHWAT™ arrived at the Wild Hog Roundup in Center, Texas, on Saturday, April 6 in the form of long-time Special Hog Weapons and Tactics™ writer Dr. John Woods and me, Brian McCombie, SHWAT™ contributor and NRA Field Editor.  So far, Continue reading What Would You Do for a Shot at a $28K Hog Hunt Purse?

Top Ten Tactical Hog Hunting Optics Part 1 – The Zeiss Conquest Duralyt 1.2-5 Scope

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We spotted the group of hogs from nearly a mile off, eight black figures in our binoculars cutting across the front of a steep hillside in Central Coastal California near Paso Robles.  Our guide, Doug Roth, owner of Camp Five Continue reading Top Ten Tactical Hog Hunting Optics Part 1 – The Zeiss Conquest Duralyt 1.2-5 Scope

Review: Smith and Wesson’s New VTACII Rifle–It’s Got Tactical Hog Hunting Written All Over It!

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The first thing I noticed when I picked up Smith & Wesson’s (S&W) new VTACII rifle was the way the rifle’s slim smooth handguard fit my hand so nicely. Without the quad rail design I usually see, I found the Continue reading Review: Smith and Wesson’s New VTACII Rifle–It’s Got Tactical Hog Hunting Written All Over It!

Boots On the Ground Part 3 – Under Armour’s Speed Freeks and LaCrosse Adders

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Whether hog hunting or doing tactical training, we need our feet to be comfortable, stable and sure.  Different circumstances call for different boots, so SHWAT™ writers keep testing and reporting back to you here.  Part One introduced the Original Muck Continue reading Boots On the Ground Part 3 – Under Armour’s Speed Freeks and LaCrosse Adders

The Daniel Defense M4V1: Tactical-Hog-Hunting-Ready Right Out of The Box!

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Sometimes, the unexpected that happens on a tactical hog hunt can turn out better than you could have imagined—as I found out on a recent hog hunt sponsored by the good people at NRA Outdoors. I got to my hog Continue reading The Daniel Defense M4V1: Tactical-Hog-Hunting-Ready Right Out of The Box!

Green Light, Dead Hog – Tactical Night Hunting on a Budget

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Last month, South Carolina became the latest state to give tactical hog hunters another option, when South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed into law a bill that now allows the night hunting of wild hogs (and coyotes). But when hunters Continue reading Green Light, Dead Hog – Tactical Night Hunting on a Budget