When Jonathan told me that he was bringing the Alexander Arms .50 Beowulf Tactical, I honestly didn’t know what to think. My thoughts flashed back to my high school English class where we read the Old English epic with the Continue reading Alexander Arms .50 Beowulf Big Bore Takes Down Big Texas Boars!
When Sig Sauer introduced its MCX it was mostly a rifle caliber MPX to me, anything but earth shattering. After testing hundreds of AR’s, getting excited about anything AR is difficult. Having tested a bunch of Sig Sauer firearms, they Continue reading NOT an AR! Deep Dive into the Sig Sauer MCX Virtus – Part 1: SBR
A friend with an AR asked me a question yesterday. Like most gun owners she knows how to use them, but no gun background to speak of. She wanted to know what can increase rate of fire in an AR, Continue reading Cyclic Rate of Fire, what is it, and why is it part of the Bump Stock Ban?
Consider this an update, or overhaul, of our prior work on gun cleaning. Call me a slacker, but I have this idea that carbines should run just fine without meticulous cleaning. Okay, that’s part philosophy and part lazy. To me, Continue reading Clean Your AR like a Green Beret
Ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky has often been quoted as saying, “Skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been” to secure future success. Of course his future would have been seconds away while we’re talking short Continue reading I’ve Shot The Future and Today It’s Closer Than You Think (Hopefully!) – the Integrally Suppressed AR
SHWAT™ first reviewed the Battle Arms Development Ambidextrous Safety Selector (aka “BADASS”) back in 2012, before they were big time, before Brownells carried them, before most hunters and shooters had ever heard of them. They cost more than twelve times Continue reading Worth It? $75 Battle Arms Ambidextrous Safety – Short Throw vs. $6 Standard Selector
The 6.8 SPC isn’t exactly “new” but in my case it’s certainly rediscovered and my rifle is now better than new. I’ve owned one for years, and in looking for a new “do it all” rifle I rediscovered the 6.8. Continue reading 6.8 to 6.GREAT Part II – Details Matter
If you own and AR-15 you can pick from a virtually infinite catalog of options to set up your gun. A few years back there was an explosion of new charging handle designs that made various promises at various price Continue reading Worth it? $105 Radian Raptor SD Charging Handle vs. Brownells Standard $20 Charging Handle
I got an email today from a SHWAT.com reader, something I always appreciate. He’s asking about moving to the AR-15 platform for hunting. I’m going to give my input below, but perhaps you have something to add or a completely Continue reading Question From A Reader, Help Us Answer
The Liberty Suppressors Goliath is a big .458 SOCOM silencer, and here’s why I’m super excited to have just received one. In 2015 we built an over the top .458 SOCOM AR-15 that we really wanted to suppress. But .458 Continue reading Project Goliath – Suppressing the .458 SOCOM with Liberty Suppressors