I went to the Middle East to Test the Lalo BUD/S Zodiac Recon AT Tactical Footwear on Ancient Roads and Mountains

Lalo BUD/S Recon Zodia AT Review

What do you want in a tactical shoe test and review? Hard use? Lots of miles wearing a backpack? Rugged terrain? Exotic locations? Well check those boxes. I previously reviewed the Lalo Tactical Shadow Amphibian Boots and walked away more Continue reading I went to the Middle East to Test the Lalo BUD/S Zodiac Recon AT Tactical Footwear on Ancient Roads and Mountains

Boots on the Ground Part 5: Testing the Lalo Shadow Amphibian Boots Across Three Time Zones

Lalo Shadow Amphibian Boot review

We love gear, don’t you? Guns, optics, thermal, night vision – but unless you intended to scout and hunt naked you need some awesome apparel and great footwear. That counts as gear in my book. A few months ago I Continue reading Boots on the Ground Part 5: Testing the Lalo Shadow Amphibian Boots Across Three Time Zones

The SiOnyx Aurora Day/Night Action Camera Four other Takeaways from the 2018 Outdoor Retailer Show

outdoor retailer 2018

Since “Hunting” is in our name here at SHWAT™, and that’s almost exclusively an “outdoor” activity, it should come as no surprise that we wound up at the Outdoor Retailer (OR) trade show in Denver this week. No gun dealers Continue reading The SiOnyx Aurora Day/Night Action Camera Four other Takeaways from the 2018 Outdoor Retailer Show

It Works Best When You Don’t Leave It At Home – Pulsar Helion XP50 Thermal Monocular Review

You know the phrase, “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone”? This happened to me in the real world. This all got started because of my superpower. Superpower? Yes, superpower. I have this amazing ability that whenever I Continue reading It Works Best When You Don’t Leave It At Home – Pulsar Helion XP50 Thermal Monocular Review

Binary Trigger for the Bushmaster ACR! – Franklin Armory BFSIII™ ACR-C1 Installation and Review Video

Franklin Armory Binary Trigger Review and Installation

  We’ve done a solid video introducing and installing the Franklin Armory binary trigger on the Bushmaster ACR. As I was getting ready to upload it to our YouTube they announced such things are actually being banned! But you’ve still Continue reading Binary Trigger for the Bushmaster ACR! – Franklin Armory BFSIII™ ACR-C1 Installation and Review Video

Buy it? Break it? Or…? Top Shot’s Alex Charvat Joins Us to Test the SRT-1000 Self Resetting Steel Target

SRT-1000-TARGET-REVIEW

Shooting paper is boring. Well, at least to me. Seriously, even Olympians shooting .22 rifles in biathlons have reactive targets. For a competitor, if a target falls there’s no question if your hit is valid. For a long time, I’ve Continue reading Buy it? Break it? Or…? Top Shot’s Alex Charvat Joins Us to Test the SRT-1000 Self Resetting Steel Target

Check Out My New Knife, the Bear Edge Model 61519!

Bear Edge 61519 Review

All right folks, my first ever knife review. I was super excited when Jonathan asked me if I would do this and even more excited about writing this piece once I had the new Bear Edge Model 61519 in my Continue reading Check Out My New Knife, the Bear Edge Model 61519!

Mr. & Mrs. Smith’s Christmas, or “How to Get the Gear You Really Want for Christmas This Year”

What to get a hunter for Christmas

Recently SHWAT™ got a Facebook message asking for advice. Seems Mrs. Smith (No, not from the movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith) wants to give her husband a gift based on reading a number of our stories. Honestly, that kind of Continue reading Mr. & Mrs. Smith’s Christmas, or “How to Get the Gear You Really Want for Christmas This Year”

Time to Upgrade from Your VHS Era Bipod to the ZRODELTA DLOC-SS Aimtech Warhammer Bipod?

ZRODELTA Bipod review

Who doesn’t like watching a great movie? It’s been that way forever and probably all of us have fond memories of watching one on VHS tape. Of course, most of us have moved on from there. It’s not that we Continue reading Time to Upgrade from Your VHS Era Bipod to the ZRODELTA DLOC-SS Aimtech Warhammer Bipod?

Why We Love Recon Bags – A Review Three Years In the Making (Video)

recon bag review

If you’re the kind of adventurer who’s HQ is a tent whether hunting, scouting, or just having fun discovering what you can find over the next ridge, you need a sleeping bag. For about three years of adventures now, I’ve Continue reading Why We Love Recon Bags – A Review Three Years In the Making (Video)