The Difference Definitely Matters: Training vs. Practice

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  I am often asked, “What’s the difference between training and practice, isn’t it the same thing?” While the answer is an unequivocal “No,” it remains a very misunderstood difference, especially given the bombardment of “training” options offered these days. Continue reading The Difference Definitely Matters: Training vs. Practice

Fundamentals are Fundamental – Only Read This if Self Defense Matters To You

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A recent video from Clint Smith, owner and founder of Thunder Ranch struck a chord with me. Much of my early training came from Clint and his staff at the Texas facility. This was long before the myriad of YouTube Continue reading Fundamentals are Fundamental – Only Read This if Self Defense Matters To You

Desert Tech MDR Prototype Get Away | Reimagining the Bullpup | Video

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be part of a cutting edge firearms research and development team? Or maybe just to have a range day in the mountains with top trainers in long range shooting, handguns Continue reading Desert Tech MDR Prototype Get Away | Reimagining the Bullpup | Video

Getting Grins From a Necessary Evil – Maglua Loaders Make It Happen

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“Are the hogs shooting back?!” a bemused Brian McCombie once asked. The answer illustrates the need for fast reliable magazine loaders. In my experience, the best of the best are easily affordable, incessantly reliable and it appears they will last Continue reading Getting Grins From a Necessary Evil – Maglua Loaders Make It Happen

An Experience Like No Other in America – Sportsman Shooting Center Live Fire Cinema Shooting Range

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If you want to save money, be a better shooter/hunter, like to have fun in a gun friendly environment or host a corporate event, then you need to check out the Sportsman Shooting Center in Grapevine, Texas. Housing a live Continue reading An Experience Like No Other in America – Sportsman Shooting Center Live Fire Cinema Shooting Range

1000 Yard Clay Pigeon Shoot – Precision Rifle Class with Bill Davison at Tac Pro Shooting Center

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It’s like owning a Ferrari but knowing next to nothing about driving a stick shift. Try owning a finely built precision rifle whose job is long range hunting, but knowing next to nothing about getting the bullet to hit the Continue reading 1000 Yard Clay Pigeon Shoot – Precision Rifle Class with Bill Davison at Tac Pro Shooting Center

Can A .22 Help You Kill More Hogs? Really?

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Can a .22 help you kill more hogs? Absolutely! Indirectly at least. The more you practice, the better the results should be, and a .22 caliber dedicated upper or conversion kit is a part of that equation. Since quality gear Continue reading Can A .22 Help You Kill More Hogs? Really?

Legitimizing the Double Tap – Tactical Hunting Reality Check

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As a friendly reminder for the hog hunting brotherhood, SHWAT™ stands for Special Hog Weapons and Tactics™. If you are anything like me, you may get caught up in the fever over a particular weapon, caliber, optics, or accessory to Continue reading Legitimizing the Double Tap – Tactical Hunting Reality Check

Best Tactical Hog Hunting Stories of 2012

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It’s a wrap – 2012 has just flown by, and SHWAT.com is now a year old!  In that year you’ve seen SHWAT launch from obscurity and – many thanks to you – grow dramatically.  We hope you’ve enjoyed it as Continue reading Best Tactical Hog Hunting Stories of 2012