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)

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?

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, loose 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

Possibly the Most Extensive Test of the Versatile Trijicon Accupower 1-8x Scope Anywhere

Trjicon 1-8 review

Trijicon has long been one of my most trusted sighting tools so I was eager to test their Accupower 1-8x and got one of the first available.  My appreciation for Trijicon optics started years ago, running the venerable ACOG magnified Continue reading Possibly the Most Extensive Test of the Versatile Trijicon Accupower 1-8x Scope Anywhere

“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

I Just Discovered Something Amazing – The Real Test of Not New But Still Pricey Camo from Beyond Clothing

Beyond Clothing Review

I have a closet full of camo, most of which I like for various purposes. For five days last week I wore the same Beyond Clothing shirt and pants set while on a Turkey hunt in sweltering heat of Florida. Technically, Continue reading I Just Discovered Something Amazing – The Real Test of Not New But Still Pricey Camo from Beyond Clothing

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

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