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)

Take These Everywhere! Princeton Tec Helix Backcountry and Basecamp Light Reviews

Basecamp and Backcountry light review

If you’re into the outdoors – hunting, scouting, camping, overland adventuring – you end up in the dark. Without lights, you stumble around, drop ammo that never gets recovered, lose your hearing protection, trip over a backpack and knock your Continue reading Take These Everywhere! Princeton Tec Helix Backcountry and Basecamp Light Reviews

Seriously? J5 Tactical V1 Pro Pocket Flashlight Practical Review

J5 Tactical V1 Pro Flashlight

Who doesn’t love a sweet flashlight? Exactly, so when J5 Tactical offered to send me one of their V1 Pro pocket flashlights with no strings attached, I said, “send it!” I might have been a little skeptical since sensational marketing Continue reading Seriously? J5 Tactical V1 Pro Pocket Flashlight Practical Review

Maybe the Most In Depth Spotting Scope Review Ever? Trijicon HD Spotting Scope

Trijicon HD Spotting Scope Review

Have you ever worked on zeroing a rifle in the field where you had to run back and forth from your shooting position to your target to see what you’re doing? Sure, you had a scope and binoculars, but they Continue reading Maybe the Most In Depth Spotting Scope Review Ever? Trijicon HD Spotting Scope

“I Thought I Was Just That Stable” – Review and Reaction to the Nikon Monarch 7i VR Rangefinder

Nikon Monarch 7i VR Review and Video

The Nikon Monarch 7i VR has been traveling with me for a few months now. It’s gotten dirty, crossed state lines, gone hunting… You get the idea. It is unlike any other rangefinder I know of, but very much like Continue reading “I Thought I Was Just That Stable” – Review and Reaction to the Nikon Monarch 7i VR Rangefinder

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

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