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!

Are You A Facilitator for Life’s Greatest Adventures? Taking My 12 Year Old Elk Hunting on Public Lands in Colorado

First Elk Hunt

Have you ever thought about what your life would look like if you took guns out of it? Not the whole philosophical argument about guns never being invented, the effects on the history of warfare in a global sense, or Continue reading Are You A Facilitator for Life’s Greatest Adventures? Taking My 12 Year Old Elk Hunting on Public Lands in Colorado

I Shot a $10,000 Rifle Today (and some other cool guns, too!)

New Remington Products

When you started getting interested in guns, what was it that grabbed you? I was a kid and the idea of how they worked, their actions, their histories, their looks all appealed to me. Not to mention that pulling triggers Continue reading I Shot a $10,000 Rifle Today (and some other cool guns, too!)

Remington TAC-14 Not-A-Shotgun for Dove Hunting? Yeah, We Try That!

Texas Dove Hunting

Never considered the Remington Tac-14 for dove hunting? Or maybe breaking clays? Most people haven’t – and wouldn’t – but here at SHWAT™ we like to try things that others would dismiss. Assign whatever motive you want at this point, Continue reading Remington TAC-14 Not-A-Shotgun for Dove Hunting? Yeah, We Try That!

Two Navy Sailors, Father and Son – A Tale Of Fatherhood, Friendship and Feathers

Salt Marsh Duck Hunt

As soon as I got off the phone with John, the liaison for Hunters Helping Heros in Maryland, and he told me I could invite one other person to go with us I knew exactly who to ask. It had Continue reading Two Navy Sailors, Father and Son – A Tale Of Fatherhood, Friendship and Feathers

Dropping and Flopping Turkey in South Alabama – First Solo Outing!

Southern Turkey Hunting

The month of March has finally arrived and the obsession continues. For all my turkey hunters down here in the south, you know exactly what that means. It’s that spring drifting in the air, flowers blooming so beautifully, and that Continue reading Dropping and Flopping Turkey in South Alabama – First Solo Outing!

I Was Against Hunting, but You’d Never Know It Had You Joined Me On My First Duck Hunt!

Surprise! There was a day when I was against hunting/harming animals. I know you can’t tell it from the big grin on my face during my super chilly Louisiana duck hunt, but I’m a small town girl who wasn’t brought Continue reading I Was Against Hunting, but You’d Never Know It Had You Joined Me On My First Duck Hunt!

My Ice Cold Baptism into Coyote Hunting

260 Remington Coyote Hunting

Sitting in the cold – and I mean really cold – eastern Nevada air as the sun rose behind me, I didn’t really know what to expect on this coyote hunt. Eric Conn and I have our backs to the Continue reading My Ice Cold Baptism into Coyote Hunting

Combat Waterfowling – Shots Firing, Shells Falling, and Feathers Flying as Ava and the Versa Max Deliver

Combat Duck hunting with Versa Max

Thanks to 13 years and counting in the military, I have developed a tactical mindset when it comes to hunting. Perhaps you, too, have discovered many shared aspects of situational awareness between combat and hunting. I experienced many of these Continue reading Combat Waterfowling – Shots Firing, Shells Falling, and Feathers Flying as Ava and the Versa Max Deliver

The Holy Grail of Pump Shotguns? The New Remington 870 DM (Detachable Magazine)

Remington 870 DM Review

I don’t know how long people have thought about modifying Remington 870 shotguns to accept detachable box mags, but a few years ago at the 295 Tactical Range in Eugene, Oregon I got to try one. I was excited because Continue reading The Holy Grail of Pump Shotguns? The New Remington 870 DM (Detachable Magazine)