Reality Check! 2018 Gift Buyer’s Guide – You Know You Still Need This!

2018 Gift buyer guide

With the Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday madness behind us, it’s time to actually get serious about this stuff! At SHWAT™ we always wait until after that brief insanity to make our recommendations. Our theory is that Continue reading Reality Check! 2018 Gift Buyer’s Guide – You Know You Still Need This!

Defying the Odds – Thermal Hog Eradication Video After Way Too Much Rain

Hog hunting after rain floods

Have you ever gotten a text that made you fighting mad? I have. My blood pressure went through the roof and my Type A personality was in top gear the day I received this text from fellow SHWAT™ Pro Staffer Continue reading Defying the Odds – Thermal Hog Eradication Video After Way Too Much Rain

Are You A Facilitator for Life’s Greatest Adventures? Taking My 12 Year Old Elk Hunting on Public Lands in Colorado

First Elk Hunt

Have you ever thought about what your life would look like if you took guns out of it? Not the whole philosophical argument about guns never being invented, the effects on the history of warfare in a global sense, or Continue reading Are You A Facilitator for Life’s Greatest Adventures? Taking My 12 Year Old Elk Hunting on Public Lands in Colorado

I went to the Middle East to Test the Lalo BUD/S Zodiac Recon AT Tactical Footwear on Ancient Roads and Mountains

Lalo BUD/S Recon Zodia AT Review

What do you want in a tactical shoe test and review? Hard use? Lots of miles wearing a backpack? Rugged terrain? Exotic locations? Well check those boxes. I previously reviewed the Lalo Tactical Shadow Amphibian Boots and walked away more Continue reading I went to the Middle East to Test the Lalo BUD/S Zodiac Recon AT Tactical Footwear on Ancient Roads and Mountains

The Shawshank Redemption, 300 Blackout, and My Custom AR Pistol Build

Custom 300 Blackout Pistol Build

Well fast forward a couple of years and the little seed planted on that hunt needed to come to fruition. I really didn’t know what I wanted but I got this wild idea that it would be really cool to Continue reading The Shawshank Redemption, 300 Blackout, and My Custom AR Pistol Build

Sionyx Aurora First Video – Tactical Night Vision Action Cam?

Sionyx Aurora Review

Is it night vision? Is it a camera? The Sionyx Aurora is both and then some. It’s unlike anything else I’ve ever seen and with a price point online at $799 it’s pretty tempting. Okay, it doesn’t tempt me I Continue reading Sionyx Aurora First Video – Tactical Night Vision Action Cam?

I Shot a $10,000 Rifle Today (and some other cool guns, too!)

New Remington Products

When you started getting interested in guns, what was it that grabbed you? I was a kid and the idea of how they worked, their actions, their histories, their looks all appealed to me. Not to mention that pulling triggers Continue reading I Shot a $10,000 Rifle Today (and some other cool guns, too!)

Remington TAC-14 Not-A-Shotgun for Dove Hunting? Yeah, We Try That!

Texas Dove Hunting

Never considered the Remington Tac-14 for dove hunting? Or maybe breaking clays? Most people haven’t – and wouldn’t – but here at SHWAT™ we like to try things that others would dismiss. Assign whatever motive you want at this point, Continue reading Remington TAC-14 Not-A-Shotgun for Dove Hunting? Yeah, We Try That!

Why I Sold My .308 AR and You Should, Too. The True Story of What Happens When You Compare .308 vs. 6.5 Grendel

308 vs 6.5 Grendel

I grew up around hunters. Not tree-stand-sitting recreational hunters dressed up like the front cover of a Cabella’s catalog, but wilderness hunters in blue jeans and flannel shirts, whose families went without if their hunts were unsuccessful. They were more Continue reading Why I Sold My .308 AR and You Should, Too. The True Story of What Happens When You Compare .308 vs. 6.5 Grendel

Her First Hunt Was Basically Two Years In The Making. What About Yours?

First Hunt

“Please can I bring my bow? What if a deer comes close enough? If it’s under 15 yards, can I take the shot?” It’s September 2014 and opening day of Maryland’s deer season. I have been practicing with my bow Continue reading Her First Hunt Was Basically Two Years In The Making. What About Yours?