King of the Mountain – Is Lowa’s Camino GTX the Ultimate Mountain Hunting Boot? Boots on the Ground Part 6

Lowa-Camino-GTX-boot-review

While many wives tend to out-duel their husbands for the most impressive footwear collection, I’ve easily taken home the belt each year for sheer volume of kicks in my closet. Try as she might, my wife hasn’t been able to Continue reading King of the Mountain – Is Lowa’s Camino GTX the Ultimate Mountain Hunting Boot? Boots on the Ground Part 6

It’s Not Just For Silly Hunting – My Choice for Home Defense: The Remington TAC-14

Remington TAC-14 for home defense

Imagine waking up to the sound of a stranger breaking into your home. The one place you are supposed to feel safe has just been violated, but you don’t panic. You simply get out of bed, secure you family and Continue reading It’s Not Just For Silly Hunting – My Choice for Home Defense: The Remington TAC-14

Hour of Reckoning – Kifaru’s New Reckoning Backpack System Review and Seriously Extensive Field Test

Kifaru-Reckoning-Review

There was a moment more than two years ago when I’d finally had enough. I’d spent over a decade lugging gear and meat around on my back with whatever box-store special backpack or frame pack I could get my hands Continue reading Hour of Reckoning – Kifaru’s New Reckoning Backpack System Review and Seriously Extensive Field Test

Exclusive! First Ever Field Test and Review of Norma BONDSTRIKE Extreme Long Range Hunting Ammo

Norma-Bondstrike-ammo-review

Imagine a top secret mission that requires you to head to an exotic location with a sweet rifle. The mission to test a yet-to-be-announced ammunition from the same people that supply the Swiss Armed Forces and German Bundeswehr. Well, that’s Continue reading Exclusive! First Ever Field Test and Review of Norma BONDSTRIKE Extreme Long Range Hunting Ammo

On Point: Bear Edge 61106 Zytel Knife Review

Bear-Edge-61106-Knife-Review

Knives aren’t like guns, but they do have a bit of a peanut butter and jelly type relationship. Or perhaps is more like Dak Prescott and Zeke Elliot. Wait, they just lost… Let’s try that again. A knife to a Continue reading On Point: Bear Edge 61106 Zytel Knife Review

When the Weather is Bad, but Your Equipment is Bad A$$: A Review of the FLIR 536 & 736

FLIR 736 Review

It seems since I came on board as a Pro Staffer for SHWAT, the weather in Texas has been working against me.  Our latest trip it was no different. After picking up J.D. from DFW Shooting Sports, Stephen Owen,fellow Pro Staffer, Continue reading When the Weather is Bad, but Your Equipment is Bad A$$: A Review of the FLIR 536 & 736

Dead Cattle and Other Fails, Mistakes, & Brain Farts – Our Pro Staff Picks!

Hunting Fails

I asked a few of our Pro Staffers to lend me a hand to address some hunting fails, mistakes and brain farts. We’ve hunted different animals in different places with different tactics so the stories and advice varies. I’ll go Continue reading Dead Cattle and Other Fails, Mistakes, & Brain Farts – Our Pro Staff Picks!

Ten Hogs, Three Coyotes, One Night Solo Hunting with the Alexander Arms 6.5 Grendel and Pulsar Thermal Scope

Hog and Coyote Hunting with 6.5 Grendel

Enough already! All week people around me were obsessed over dove season’s opening day. I’ve dove hunted. It was fun. We limited out in less than an hour and went home. I’ve never limited out in hog hunting, not even Continue reading Ten Hogs, Three Coyotes, One Night Solo Hunting with the Alexander Arms 6.5 Grendel and Pulsar Thermal Scope

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