Cyclic Rate of Fire, what is it, and why is it part of the Bump Stock Ban?

bumpfire ban

A friend with an AR asked me a question yesterday. Like most gun owners she knows how to use them, but no gun background to speak of. She wanted to know what can increase rate of fire in an AR, Continue reading Cyclic Rate of Fire, what is it, and why is it part of the Bump Stock Ban?

Part 2: 72 Hours – 458 SOCOM DRAWS BLOOD

458 SOCOM DEER HUNT

Have you ever gone through the exercise of writing down the time you’ve spent in preseason preparation? How about the sum of hours spent on ballistics testing, range work and gun/gear prep? It’s daunting and my wife thinks I’m crazy! Continue reading Part 2: 72 Hours – 458 SOCOM DRAWS BLOOD

458 SOCOM: Part 1 – From Military Tech to My Personal Hunting Mini Cannon, How I Got Here

458 SOCOM history

Did you know that one of the greatest developments in modern firearm cartridges was the result of a beer and BBQ event? Imagine that, some of toughest operators on the planet hanging out, having a cold one at a BBQ Continue reading 458 SOCOM: Part 1 – From Military Tech to My Personal Hunting Mini Cannon, How I Got Here

Clean Your AR like a Green Beret

2017 AR15 Cleaning and Lube

Consider this an update, or overhaul, of our prior work on gun cleaning. Call me a slacker, but I have this idea that carbines should run just fine without meticulous cleaning. Okay, that’s part philosophy and part lazy. To me, Continue reading Clean Your AR like a Green Beret

I’ve Shot The Future and Today It’s Closer Than You Think (Hopefully!) – the Integrally Suppressed AR

Review Integrally Suppressed AR15 ISR

Ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky has often been quoted as saying, “Skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been” to secure future success. Of course his future would have been seconds away while we’re talking short Continue reading I’ve Shot The Future and Today It’s Closer Than You Think (Hopefully!) – the Integrally Suppressed AR

Worth It? $75 Battle Arms Ambidextrous Safety – Short Throw vs. $6 Standard Selector

Battle Arms Development vs. Standard Selector

SHWAT™ first reviewed the Battle Arms Development Ambidextrous Safety Selector (aka “BADASS”) back in 2012, before they were big time, before Brownells carried them, before most hunters and shooters had ever heard of them. They cost more than twelve times Continue reading Worth It? $75 Battle Arms Ambidextrous Safety – Short Throw vs. $6 Standard Selector

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

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

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

.277 MOA Shooting a $2500 rifle paired with a $200 1-6x TruGlo Scope

TruGlo Optic and Barnes Bullets

I just shot with a $200 optic on $2500 rifle and got a .277 inch group. Don’t jump to any conclusions too quickly. This is just a quick entry as more work needs to be done and all is not Continue reading .277 MOA Shooting a $2500 rifle paired with a $200 1-6x TruGlo Scope