New Product! IR Patrol Thermal Monocular from IR Defense Launched!

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If you’ve hunted at night you know seeing and identifying your target is the toughest part of the game. For years, many have held that the best method for finding your prey was to use thermal detection. The limitations of Continue reading New Product! IR Patrol Thermal Monocular from IR Defense Launched!

What’s Your Head Worth? Team Wendy Exfil LTP Helmet Review

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You love hunting or shooting or probably wouldn’t be reading this article. Chances are, you also like doing other things outside, too. Maybe you’re like me and you love doing almost anything outdoors. Team Wendy makes many of those experiences Continue reading What’s Your Head Worth? Team Wendy Exfil LTP Helmet Review

Wilcox NVG Mounts – Second to none, but are they worth the money?

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If you hunt with night vision or are considering it, then you will inevitably find yourself looking into how to mount your choice of gear to your head. In that process, you will also inevitably come across the Wilcox line Continue reading Wilcox NVG Mounts – Second to none, but are they worth the money?

Leverage: ATN THoR Thermal Rifle Scope (with hunt video)

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Leverage. Whether buying a car, moving a piano or tactical hog hunting, leverage gives us an edge. I think 2014 is the year of the thermal optic leverage, and while we’ll be looking at multiple thermal scopes this year, the Continue reading Leverage: ATN THoR Thermal Rifle Scope (with hunt video)

Own the Night-On a Budget! Hunt Hogs Rental Thermal and Night Vision Gear

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Read too many night vision and thermal stories on SHWAT.com, or feel frustrated by the stratospheric pricing of the cool guy gear after watching too many night hog hunts on YouTube? I have some great news for you! You can Continue reading Own the Night-On a Budget! Hunt Hogs Rental Thermal and Night Vision Gear

Wilcox RAPTAR Lite ES Review – the Pros and Cons of a $1600 Device

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The Wilcox RAPTAR Lite ES has a military pedigree with civilian sales, a very good thing for those of us who appreciate the technology and advantages it delivers. If you run night vision (NV), this top of the line device Continue reading Wilcox RAPTAR Lite ES Review – the Pros and Cons of a $1600 Device

Beyond the Dead Turkey Thanksgiving Tradition – New Gear, Old Friends, Dead Hogs

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Tactical hog hunting is about a lot more than hunting, a lot more than eradication of an invasive destructive species. It’s about more than thermal and night vision gear, black rifles and Kryptek camo. Sometimes tactical hog hunting is high Continue reading Beyond the Dead Turkey Thanksgiving Tradition – New Gear, Old Friends, Dead Hogs

Making the AR-15 a more efficient hog killer: The Crimson Trace MVF-515

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The Crimson Trace MVF-515, one of my favorite AR-15 accessories is a well thought out, useful and high quality AR-15 accessory.  If you are tired of trying to find the right combination of rail mounted grips, flashlight mounts, laser mounts Continue reading Making the AR-15 a more efficient hog killer: The Crimson Trace MVF-515

First Hunt – Natalie Foster from A Girl’s Guide to Guns Takes On Tactical Hog Hunting

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By Natalie Foster at A Girl’s Guide to Guns It all began with an email from Nathan Dudney of Dynamic Research Technologies. We had met a few months earlier on a rainy April day at a Starbucks in Memphis. I Continue reading First Hunt – Natalie Foster from A Girl’s Guide to Guns Takes On Tactical Hog Hunting

Night Vision on a Budget – Is the $269 ATN DNVM-4 Useful or Not?

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If you’ve been paying any attention to SHWAT™ you know we get to use some amazing gear.  It hasn’t always been that way for me though.  Prior to founding SHWAT™, I’ve worked some low paying jobs, been through the fun Continue reading Night Vision on a Budget – Is the $269 ATN DNVM-4 Useful or Not?