Is .223 enough gun for hogs? The proof is in the pig.

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Does the .223 caliber have enough mass and punching power to effectively kill a wild boar? This question has been debated for years. Countless hunting articles have been published imploring hunters to switch to a bigger hunting caliber. It’s been Continue reading Is .223 enough gun for hogs? The proof is in the pig.

My Go-To Scope: The Trijicon VCOG A Tactical Hunting Optic That Gets the Job Done

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There’s often a division between what some consider Tactical versus Hunting. In a lot of ways, that division is wrong headed. After all, the tactical derives from the military, and the military application of the tactical is all about putting Continue reading My Go-To Scope: The Trijicon VCOG A Tactical Hunting Optic That Gets the Job Done

A Smartphone View to a Kill – Top Six Hunting Apps

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In our world of 21st century, sometimes James Bond-esque tactical hunting, we have some amazing tools at our fingertips. We have the latest guns, laser rangefinders, night vision and thermal scopes, and much more. Now more than ever we also Continue reading A Smartphone View to a Kill – Top Six Hunting Apps

When Secondary Becomes Primary – Real World Tactical Advantage Hunting with a Sidearm

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Close Quarters Hog Hunting is an exciting adrenaline filled experience, but there is always the remote chance it can be the scariest time in a hunter’s life. Funny how often those two elements show up together…  Lots of dedicated hunters Continue reading When Secondary Becomes Primary – Real World Tactical Advantage Hunting with a Sidearm

America’s Most Wanted… Animals

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Want to know a secret? Here at SHWAT™ – Special Hog Weapons and Tactics™, we are all about killing feral pigs and the endless gear and fun that go along with that. It can be done 24/7/365 with few restrictions Continue reading America’s Most Wanted… Animals

The Shotgunner’s Hog Hunter

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I sat is a West Texas box blind, ten feet in the air and 120 yards from a feeder, on a cold, clear night, the front window of the blind open and me trying not to fall asleep. While I Continue reading The Shotgunner’s Hog Hunter

Booming Populations—Do We Have Enough Bullets?

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The current wild pig population in the US is estimated at about 6 million, and it’s only increasing from there… If there’s one thing pigs do well, besides destruction, it’s reproduction. The gestation length for pigs is about 114 days Continue reading Booming Populations—Do We Have Enough Bullets?

American Built Arms T-Grip – A vertical grip built with the Tavor in mind

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If you have been following SHWAT™ for any length of time, you know we are fans of the IWI Tavor.  We were the first in the USA to put the Tavor through a dedicated carbine class with Force Options Training Continue reading American Built Arms T-Grip – A vertical grip built with the Tavor in mind

A Guide to Hunting Dog Safety

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Chris Magee, DVM is on deployment in the desert, and still joins us this week with some great advice on some things you can do to protect your beloved hunting dog. Who wants to invest in a great dog only Continue reading A Guide to Hunting Dog Safety

What is the Best Gun for Hog Hunting? – In this review the UTAS UTS-15 shows up for try outs

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At SHWAT™ we are frequently asked “What is the best gun for hog hunting?”  The answer is always “It depends.”  If you are on a budget and need something that will do a wide variety of tasks that a firearm Continue reading What is the Best Gun for Hog Hunting? – In this review the UTAS UTS-15 shows up for try outs