Question From A Reader, Help Us Answer

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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

Project Goliath – Suppressing the .458 SOCOM with Liberty Suppressors

Liberty Suppressors Goliath 458 SOCOM Silencer

The Liberty Suppressors Goliath is a big .458 SOCOM silencer, and here’s why I’m super excited to have just received one. In 2015 we built an over the top .458 SOCOM AR-15 that we really wanted to suppress. But .458 Continue reading Project Goliath – Suppressing the .458 SOCOM with Liberty Suppressors

Epic Adventure: Hunting New Zealand’s Wild Goats with an 6.5 Grendel AR-15

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What do you get when you cross deer hunting with hog hunting and throw in a Kiwi accent? You get Taranaki wild goat hunting in wild New Zealand! Wild goats in New Zealand are considered invasive and damaging to the Continue reading Epic Adventure: Hunting New Zealand’s Wild Goats with an 6.5 Grendel AR-15

6.8 to 6.Great! Part 1: Upgrade to the Wilson Combat Barrel

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Over the years I’ve built some great AR style hunting rifles. The styles vary by size, caliber, color and most importantly their intended use. On many hunts I’ve taken multiple rifles due to unknown distance and terrain. It’s fun to Continue reading 6.8 to 6.Great! Part 1: Upgrade to the Wilson Combat Barrel

Mossberg’s New MMR Carbine and Firefield Optics – A Deadly Combination

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Big Workhorse Bang for Your Hunting & Shooting Buck! Where has the time gone? When I look back over my life, I see a series of mountains and valleys, each navigated, some carelessly, yet none left without my footprints… and Continue reading Mossberg’s New MMR Carbine and Firefield Optics – A Deadly Combination

5 Things You Should Never Do with Your AR-15 Trigger (And One You Might Consider)

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If there is a Dr. Frankenstein of the shooting world, it is the AR-15 owner. We love to accessorize, modify, and reconfigure our AR-15s. We shorten barrels and switch handguards. We cycle through optics, transplant buttstocks and grips, and change Continue reading 5 Things You Should Never Do with Your AR-15 Trigger (And One You Might Consider)

Timney Two Stage Triggers, Han Solo and Why You Care (With Video!)

Timney Two Stage Targa Trigger for AR-15

A year ago Timney two stage triggers were as conceivable as Han Solo’s son killing him in the new Star Wars movie. Both happened. Odds makers in Vegas might have placed longer odds on Timney two stage triggers. For seventy Continue reading Timney Two Stage Triggers, Han Solo and Why You Care (With Video!)

.458 SOCOM AR-15 Overbuild – The Ultimate Big Bore AR?

458 SOCOM Build

The first time I saw a .458 SOCOM years ago I couldn’t imagine why someone would want one. A heavy recoiling AR-15 with limited magazine capacity – what’s the point? Now I laugh at myself and consider my former opinion Continue reading .458 SOCOM AR-15 Overbuild – The Ultimate Big Bore AR?

No Tax Stamp SBR in 300 Blackout? Kind of – the Tactical Solutions TSAR

Tactical Solutions TSAR 300 Blackout

Pick a silencer, any silencer, and add it your typical 300 Blackout AR-15. What you end up with is an overly long platform. Buy a $200 NFA tax stamp and you can run a shorter barrel to bring the overall Continue reading No Tax Stamp SBR in 300 Blackout? Kind of – the Tactical Solutions TSAR