6.8 to 6.GREAT Part II – Details Matter

6.8 SPC in 2017

The 6.8 SPC isn’t exactly “new” but in my case it’s certainly rediscovered and my rifle is now better than new. I’ve owned one for years, and in looking for a new “do it all” rifle I rediscovered the 6.8. Continue reading 6.8 to 6.GREAT Part II – Details Matter

Galil ACE .308 – Finally a .308 Battle Rifle / Hog Hunter That Meets My Do-It-All Demands

IWI Galil ACE .308 Review

Me reviewing the IWI Galil .308 here may surprise some people. Over the last few years my lack of enthusiasm for the .308 is no secret. I have expressed it in articles, blogs and to my friends. It’s not some Continue reading Galil ACE .308 – Finally a .308 Battle Rifle / Hog Hunter That Meets My Do-It-All Demands

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