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

Aimpoint T-1 vs. T-2 Comparison and Review with Video

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For years the Aimpoint T1 has been the gold standard of red dot sights, so when I first got wind of a T2 in the works, I was pretty curious. They sure look a lot alike. Both have 2 MOA Continue reading Aimpoint T-1 vs. T-2 Comparison and Review with Video

Predictable and Exciting Married and Had a Baby: The Aimpoint ACO

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Predictable and Exciting married and had a baby. Predictable’s DNA contributed the red dot, familiar controls and mount. Exciting naturally delivered the surprises – the price point and availability. I’m not writing this off a press release, I’ve used this Continue reading Predictable and Exciting Married and Had a Baby: The Aimpoint ACO

Know the Distance to Go the Distance – Bushnell Elite 1 Mile ARC Rangefinder Review

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“I was robbed!” Famous words uttered by more than one hunter blaming circumstance for a miss. Or a missed opportunity, for that matter. I’m not the only one guilty of having uttered that phrase when I should have said, “I Continue reading Know the Distance to Go the Distance – Bushnell Elite 1 Mile ARC Rangefinder Review

EOTech’s Mini-Me Optic | MRDS Review Like No Other

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What comes to mind when the word “mini” comes up? Mini Cooper? Mini Skirt? Maybe Dr. Evil’s clone Mini-Me from the Austin Powers movies? Probably not the much more pedestrian “Mini Red Dot Sight” or MRDS from EOTech. It is, Continue reading EOTech’s Mini-Me Optic | MRDS Review Like No Other

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

From Hater to Evangelist: My AR-15 Pistol Saga of Eating Crow

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Once there was a time when I laughed at the notion of the AR-15 pistol. That time of laughing has passed, so if you enjoy watching others publicly eat crow, read on. My brother, Stephen, and I have been debating Continue reading From Hater to Evangelist: My AR-15 Pistol Saga of Eating Crow

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

Viridian X5L-RS Green Laser/Light Combo – green makes putting hogs down easier

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Most people know that hunting hogs after dark generally yields better results than hunting during daylight hours. Especially when the weather is warmer. For those who pursue the better odds of night hunting, there is a plethora of tools to Continue reading Viridian X5L-RS Green Laser/Light Combo – green makes putting hogs down easier

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