From Iron Sights to Smart Scopes

Prairie dog hunting has always been a good time. But this time would be different. This time I’d be living the #SHWATlife! My hunting life started as soon as I could keep up with my Dad and his friends.  Dad Continue reading From Iron Sights to Smart Scopes

The Ultimate Hunting Vehicle Reborn! – UHV Part 6

The Ultimate Hunting Vehicle

Building the Ultimate Hunting Vehicle is a real challenge. Like building a precision rifle, virtually every decision dominos, impacting something else. Our UHV build process transformed a used 2012 Jeep JKU Rubicon, but the transformation is ongoing. What I learned Continue reading The Ultimate Hunting Vehicle Reborn! – UHV Part 6

For hunters! SiOnyx Aurora Color Night Vision “Explorers” Kit

Sionyx Aurora Night Vision for hunting

How can hunters best utilize the SiOnyx Aurora color night vision camera? It’s a question that I asked the SiOnyx team when we first met. The action camera wasn’t initially created for hunters. I’ve seen Law enforcement running Auroras, the Continue reading For hunters! SiOnyx Aurora Color Night Vision “Explorers” Kit

Braced Pistol Vs. SBR 2019 – Game Over?

Pistol-Brace-vs-SBR-2019-update

The pistol brace versus the SBR – it’s 2019 and the game has changed again. We’ve covered the AR pistol vs. SBR evolution and those are some of our most read stories. While I love braced AR pistols and you’ll Continue reading Braced Pistol Vs. SBR 2019 – Game Over?

It’s Not Just For Silly Hunting – My Choice for Home Defense: The Remington TAC-14

Remington TAC-14 for home defense

Imagine waking up to the sound of a stranger breaking into your home. The one place you are supposed to feel safe has just been violated, but you don’t panic. You simply get out of bed, secure you family and Continue reading It’s Not Just For Silly Hunting – My Choice for Home Defense: The Remington TAC-14

On Point: Bear Edge 61106 Zytel Knife Review

Bear-Edge-61106-Knife-Review

Knives aren’t like guns, but they do have a bit of a peanut butter and jelly type relationship. Or perhaps is more like Dak Prescott and Zeke Elliot. Wait, they just lost… Let’s try that again. A knife to a Continue reading On Point: Bear Edge 61106 Zytel Knife Review

Dead Cattle and Other Fails, Mistakes, & Brain Farts – Our Pro Staff Picks!

Hunting Fails

I asked a few of our Pro Staffers to lend me a hand to address some hunting fails, mistakes and brain farts. We’ve hunted different animals in different places with different tactics so the stories and advice varies. I’ll go Continue reading Dead Cattle and Other Fails, Mistakes, & Brain Farts – Our Pro Staff Picks!

Reality Check! 2018 Gift Buyer’s Guide – You Know You Still Need This!

2018 Gift buyer guide

With the Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday madness behind us, it’s time to actually get serious about this stuff! At SHWAT™ we always wait until after that brief insanity to make our recommendations. Our theory is that Continue reading Reality Check! 2018 Gift Buyer’s Guide – You Know You Still Need This!

I went to the Middle East to Test the Lalo BUD/S Zodiac Recon AT Tactical Footwear on Ancient Roads and Mountains

Lalo BUD/S Recon Zodia AT Review

What do you want in a tactical shoe test and review? Hard use? Lots of miles wearing a backpack? Rugged terrain? Exotic locations? Well check those boxes. I previously reviewed the Lalo Tactical Shadow Amphibian Boots and walked away more Continue reading I went to the Middle East to Test the Lalo BUD/S Zodiac Recon AT Tactical Footwear on Ancient Roads and Mountains

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?