Keeping Your Head [warm] – Team Wendy EXF Balaclava

Team Wendy EXF Balaclava Review

When I need night vision or a head mounted camera, I wear a Team Wendy Exfil LTP helmet. Thanks to an amazing retention system, good venting and customizable padding, I’ve never felt too hot when wearing it. However, I have Continue reading Keeping Your Head [warm] – Team Wendy EXF Balaclava

Best Hunting Trips Around the World for the Hunter Adventurer

Hunt the world

Do you want to hunt game and add stamps to your passport at the same time? Perhaps you seek to trek far into the north or south to find that prized grizzly bear or European bison. If you are dreaming Continue reading Best Hunting Trips Around the World for the Hunter Adventurer

Worth it? $105 Radian Raptor SD Charging Handle vs. Brownells Standard $20 Charging Handle

Radian Raptor SD Review

If you own and AR-15 you can pick from a virtually infinite catalog of options to set up your gun. A few years back there was an explosion of new charging handle designs that made various promises at various price Continue reading Worth it? $105 Radian Raptor SD Charging Handle vs. Brownells Standard $20 Charging Handle

$200 Truglo 1-6x Tru-Brite Tactical Rifle Scope Review – The Video, The Story, The Conclusion

Truglo TRU-Brite 30 Series Tactical Rifle Scope 1-6x24 Review

If you’d told me ten years ago I’d write a positive review of a $200 TruGlo Tru-Brite Tactical 30mm 1-6x rifle scope, I would have laughed. I mean, I was running a Trijicon ACOG ECOS kit for crying out loud. Continue reading $200 Truglo 1-6x Tru-Brite Tactical Rifle Scope Review – The Video, The Story, The Conclusion

2017 Desert Tech MDR Status and Live Fire Update

Desert Tech MDR Update 2017

Just over two years ago I ran a story introducing the Desert Tech MDR bullpup semiautomatic (and full auto!) rifle. I had just come back from Sniper Country where Desert Tech introduced me and nine others to the MDR prototypes. Continue reading 2017 Desert Tech MDR Status and Live Fire Update

Poisoning Lead – Obama’s Toxic Attack On Gun Owners

Lead Ammunition Ban

When it comes to lead in bullets, the issue is not environmental pollution, but the pollution of the truth. Obama’s recent ban on lead in the fishing and shooting industries is nothing more than a below-the-belt parting shot at responsible Continue reading Poisoning Lead – Obama’s Toxic Attack On Gun Owners

Question From A Reader, Help Us Answer

AR15 for hunting

I got an email today from a SHWAT.com reader, something I always appreciate. He’s asking about moving to the AR-15 platform for hunting. I’m going to give my input below, but perhaps you have something to add or a completely Continue reading Question From A Reader, Help Us Answer

Fundamentals are Fundamental – Only Read This if Self Defense Matters To You

Shooting fundamentals

A recent video from Clint Smith, owner and founder of Thunder Ranch struck a chord with me. Much of my early training came from Clint and his staff at the Texas facility. This was long before the myriad of YouTube Continue reading Fundamentals are Fundamental – Only Read This if Self Defense Matters To You

Continuously Update SHOT Show 2017 News – Wish You Were Here!

SHOT SHOW 2017 NEWS

Seriously, I wish each of you could experience the magnitude and excitement that comes each January at the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s SHOT Show. SHOT = Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor, Trade (Show) and 2017 looks exciting! SHOT is SHWAT™ in many Continue reading Continuously Update SHOT Show 2017 News – Wish You Were Here!

Tactical Duck Hunting? Action Adventure Duck Hunting Reimagined in 2017

Tactical Duck Hunting

The profane thought of “Tactical Duck Hunting” might just send chills down the spines of some duck hunters. I’ve thought about this for a few years and as I sit here in the airport typing after my first real duck Continue reading Tactical Duck Hunting? Action Adventure Duck Hunting Reimagined in 2017