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

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

$200 Truglo 1-6x Tru-Brite Tactical Rifle Scope Review – The Video, The Story, The Conclusion

Truglo TRU-Brite 30 Series Tactical Rifle Scope 1-6x24 Review

If you’d told me ten years ago I’d write a positive review of a $200 TruGlo Tru-Brite Tactical 30mm 1-6x rifle scope, I would have laughed. I mean, I was running a Trijicon ACOG ECOS kit for crying out loud. Continue reading $200 Truglo 1-6x Tru-Brite Tactical Rifle Scope Review – The Video, The Story, The Conclusion

.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

The Silynx Clarus Pro Revisited – A Video Review Unlike Any Other

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I like gear that is versatile and capable in more than one environment. I think most of us do. And as someone whose ears have rung without relief for years I take hearing protection very seriously. When I first reviewed Continue reading The Silynx Clarus Pro Revisited – A Video Review Unlike Any Other

XTech MTX +5 Mag Extension for HK Pistols Review and Reasons to Buy

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So what’s a pistol magazine extension review doing here? Simple, the XTech MTX +5 magazine extension is freaking cool! Why should Glock owners have all the fun? Now HK VP9, VP40 and P30 owners have a solid magazine extension option. Continue reading XTech MTX +5 Mag Extension for HK Pistols Review and Reasons to Buy

The PULSE 24 Hour Backpack from Elite Survival Systems – Video and Review

Elite Survival Systems 24 Hour Pulse Pack Review

For three years I’ve used and loved Elite Survival Systems gear, so when they rolled out the PULSE 24 Hour Backpack I wanted to get my hands on one. In doing this review, I discovered that I’m a bit of Continue reading The PULSE 24 Hour Backpack from Elite Survival Systems – Video and Review

Maven B.1 Binoculars – Hard Use Expert Gear with Hard to Beat Pricing

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As a professional hunting guide I spend an average of 260 days in the field. That will test anyone. Beyond being in sound physical shape and mindset, I believe good quality gear is one of the most important factors in Continue reading Maven B.1 Binoculars – Hard Use Expert Gear with Hard to Beat Pricing

Cowl Induction Brake from Alamo Four Star – SHWAT Exclusive First Look

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Have you noticed how many muzzle brakes are on the market today? So when our friends at Alamo Four Star told me they were going to build the Cowl Induction Brake, I almost yawned, but I was intrigued by the Continue reading Cowl Induction Brake from Alamo Four Star – SHWAT Exclusive First Look