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

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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

Wilson Combat 6.8 barrel

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)