Sionyx Aurora First Video – Tactical Night Vision Action Cam?

Sionyx Aurora Review

Is it night vision? Is it a camera? The Sionyx Aurora is both and then some. It’s unlike anything else I’ve ever seen and with a price point online at $799 it’s pretty tempting. Okay, it doesn’t tempt me I Continue reading Sionyx Aurora First Video – Tactical Night Vision Action Cam?

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

Increasing the Body Count – Hog Hunting with the Suppressed Alexander Arms 6.5 Grendel!

6.5 Grendel for Hog Hunting

Never have their been more rifle and caliber options for hunters. While I’ve been aware of the 6.5 Grendel for years, only recently did I get the opportunity to run one. I’ve killed hogs with everything from a 9mm pistol Continue reading Increasing the Body Count – Hog Hunting with the Suppressed Alexander Arms 6.5 Grendel!

It Works Best When You Don’t Leave It At Home – Pulsar Helion XP50 Thermal Monocular Review

You know the phrase, “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone”? This happened to me in the real world. This all got started because of my superpower. Superpower? Yes, superpower. I have this amazing ability that whenever I Continue reading It Works Best When You Don’t Leave It At Home – Pulsar Helion XP50 Thermal Monocular Review

Winning With the In Laws and Stacking Wild Hogs – The NiteSite Night Vision Review

NiteSite review

My father-in-law had already told me “No,” but he didn’t know what he was saying “no” to.  I grabbed his .22-250 bolt action rifle fitted with an inexpensive no-name 3-9×40 scope I ran to the closet in the guest room Continue reading Winning With the In Laws and Stacking Wild Hogs – The NiteSite Night Vision Review

Hundreds of Hogs – Real World Hunting with the Trijicon EO REAP-IR

REAP-IR REVIEW

It’s the Friday before Labor Day and with the family in tow, we start the 2.5 hour trek west to the farm. This can mean only one thing… Labor Day Hog Hunting. Years ago, Labor Day weekend was when we Continue reading Hundreds of Hogs – Real World Hunting with the Trijicon EO REAP-IR

Trail to Table with Pulsar’s Newest Trail XP50 Thermal Riflescope

Hog Hunting with Pulsar XP50 thermal scope

The Trail, Pulsar’s new flagship thermal riflescope, was released this year at SHOT Show in Las Vegas and is starting to show up on shelves across the country. Weeks before its release, I was lucky enough to be a member Continue reading Trail to Table with Pulsar’s Newest Trail XP50 Thermal Riflescope

She’s 19 and Newly Minted High Tech Hunter

Hog hunt with Bushmaster Minimalist 300 BLK

It’s 1:30 in the morning under a moonless West Texas sky right in the middle of nowhere. She’s 19 years old, on her first hunt where the animals actually show up. She’s been around guns her whole life. Her dad Continue reading She’s 19 and Newly Minted High Tech Hunter

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

Keep Coal out of Your Christmas Stocking: Use the Essential SHWAT™ Gift Buyer’s Guide

Christmas Gift Buyer's Guide

Good news! It’s not Christmas yet, you still have time to score as Santa this year. Like me, you’ve probably been inundated with various gift buyer guides. Why read this one? Well, because if you’re like me, you still have Continue reading Keep Coal out of Your Christmas Stocking: Use the Essential SHWAT™ Gift Buyer’s Guide