Why I Sold My .308 AR and You Should, Too. The True Story of What Happens When You Compare .308 vs. 6.5 Grendel

308 vs 6.5 Grendel

I grew up around hunters. Not tree-stand-sitting recreational hunters dressed up like the front cover of a Cabella’s catalog, but wilderness hunters in blue jeans and flannel shirts, whose families went without if their hunts were unsuccessful. They were more Continue reading Why I Sold My .308 AR and You Should, Too. The True Story of What Happens When You Compare .308 vs. 6.5 Grendel

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

The DPMS Gll .308 – This Girl’s Porsche® 718 GTS Gun

DPMS 308 REVIEW

As many of you know, I am not, nor have I have pretended to be, any kind of firearm guru, gun geek, gear head or rifle mega-enthusiast. My relationship with guns is easily likened to my relationship with cars. I Continue reading The DPMS Gll .308 – This Girl’s Porsche® 718 GTS Gun

Kestrel and Applied Ballistics, it’s not Rocket Science!

How to use Kestrel

Talk to an old timer who relishes the “old days” and they will tell you they expended thousands of rounds and hundreds of hours to “know their rifles” and determine their ballistics. Like most of the old days it was Continue reading Kestrel and Applied Ballistics, it’s not Rocket Science!

Gun Rack for Your Ultimate Hunting Vehicle? Quick-Draw Overhead Gun Rack

best gun rack for jeep wrangler

I’ve driven Jeep Wranglers for a number of years now. When it comes to building the Ultimate Hunting Vehicle (UHV), Wranglers are just about perfect. They are the AR-15s of vehicle world, essentially modular with limitless options to customize and Continue reading Gun Rack for Your Ultimate Hunting Vehicle? Quick-Draw Overhead Gun Rack

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!

Survive, Succeed or Not – Video Interview with Back Country Hunting Guide Tyrell Gray

Tyrell Gray Hunting Guide

Growing up in rural Pennsylvania my idea of hunting was to park my truck by a friend’s property and go for a walk with my rifle.  I would typically carry a small day pack with a couple essentials, like water, Continue reading Survive, Succeed or Not – Video Interview with Back Country Hunting Guide Tyrell Gray

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?