Hour of Reckoning – Kifaru’s New Reckoning Backpack System Review and Seriously Extensive Field Test

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There was a moment more than two years ago when I’d finally had enough. I’d spent over a decade lugging gear and meat around on my back with whatever box-store special backpack or frame pack I could get my hands Continue reading Hour of Reckoning – Kifaru’s New Reckoning Backpack System Review and Seriously Extensive Field Test

On Point: Bear Edge 61106 Zytel Knife Review

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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

When the Weather is Bad, but Your Equipment is Bad A$$: A Review of the FLIR 536 & 736

FLIR 736 Review

It seems since I came on board as a Pro Staffer for SHWAT, the weather in Texas has been working against me.  Our latest trip it was no different. After picking up J.D. from DFW Shooting Sports, Stephen Owen,fellow Pro Staffer, Continue reading When the Weather is Bad, but Your Equipment is Bad A$$: A Review of the FLIR 536 & 736

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

Boots on the Ground Part 5: Testing the Lalo Shadow Amphibian Boots Across Three Time Zones

Lalo Shadow Amphibian Boot review

We love gear, don’t you? Guns, optics, thermal, night vision – but unless you intended to scout and hunt naked you need some awesome apparel and great footwear. That counts as gear in my book. A few months ago I Continue reading Boots on the Ground Part 5: Testing the Lalo Shadow Amphibian Boots Across Three Time Zones

The SiOnyx Aurora Day/Night Action Camera Four other Takeaways from the 2018 Outdoor Retailer Show

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Since “Hunting” is in our name here at SHWAT™, and that’s almost exclusively an “outdoor” activity, it should come as no surprise that we wound up at the Outdoor Retailer (OR) trade show in Denver this week. No gun dealers Continue reading The SiOnyx Aurora Day/Night Action Camera Four other Takeaways from the 2018 Outdoor Retailer Show

It Works Best When You Don’t Leave It At Home – Pulsar Helion XP50 Thermal Monocular Review

You know the phrase, “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone”? This happened to me in the real world. This all got started because of my superpower. Superpower? Yes, superpower. I have this amazing ability that whenever I Continue reading It Works Best When You Don’t Leave It At Home – Pulsar Helion XP50 Thermal Monocular Review

Binary Trigger for the Bushmaster ACR! – Franklin Armory BFSIII™ ACR-C1 Installation and Review Video

Franklin Armory Binary Trigger Review and Installation

  We’ve done a solid video introducing and installing the Franklin Armory binary trigger on the Bushmaster ACR. As I was getting ready to upload it to our YouTube they announced such things are actually being banned! But you’ve still Continue reading Binary Trigger for the Bushmaster ACR! – Franklin Armory BFSIII™ ACR-C1 Installation and Review Video

Buy it? Break it? Or…? Top Shot’s Alex Charvat Joins Us to Test the SRT-1000 Self Resetting Steel Target

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Shooting paper is boring. Well, at least to me. Seriously, even Olympians shooting .22 rifles in biathlons have reactive targets. For a competitor, if a target falls there’s no question if your hit is valid. For a long time, I’ve Continue reading Buy it? Break it? Or…? Top Shot’s Alex Charvat Joins Us to Test the SRT-1000 Self Resetting Steel Target

Check Out My New Knife, the Bear Edge Model 61519!

Bear Edge 61519 Review

All right folks, my first ever knife review. I was super excited when Jonathan asked me if I would do this and even more excited about writing this piece once I had the new Bear Edge Model 61519 in my Continue reading Check Out My New Knife, the Bear Edge Model 61519!