The Best Gear for Hog Hunting in 2019

best hog hunting gear

“What’s the best gear for hog hunting?” Ten plus years ago I didn’t know enough to ask that question. But last Memorial Day I decided it was time for me to answer it. I guess you could say that Memorial Continue reading The Best Gear for Hog Hunting in 2019

Can Shooting Cause Brain Damage? The Science, the Bad News, and the Solution

Brain damage from shooting

Personal protective equipment is necessary for many activities. We wear seat belts when we drive, helmets when we ride. Power tools require safety glasses. Shooting and hunting require personal protective equipment, and most modern shooters faithfully don ballistic glasses and Continue reading Can Shooting Cause Brain Damage? The Science, the Bad News, and the Solution

The Silencerco Omega – Should My First Silencer Be Yours, Too?

SilencerCo Omega Review

It’s summer, 2019, and as I mount my SilencerCo Omega I wonder to my self, “If you don’t have a silencer yet, I have to ask, what are you waiting for?” Seriously, buying a can has never been easier. Sure, Continue reading The Silencerco Omega – Should My First Silencer Be Yours, Too?

Sound Decision Making: My Two Silencers for a Dozen Guns

How to pick a silencer

Suppressors are exploding in popularity because they are a good idea. They were a good idea back when Theodore Roosevelt installed one on his .30-30 to avoid annoying his Long Island neighbors, and they are a good idea today. Silencers are Continue reading Sound Decision Making: My Two Silencers for a Dozen Guns

Five Seconds, Two Doe Down. Bowers VERS 458 Suppressor Field Tested

Hunt with a suppressor

Behind every successful harvest there is a story. The story I’m referring to is not the drive to deer camp, the plane ride or listening to Johnny Cash by the fire the night before opening day. I’m referring to the Continue reading Five Seconds, Two Doe Down. Bowers VERS 458 Suppressor Field Tested

From Skeptic to Convert – ZRODelta Cowl Induction Brake Real World Testing and Results

ZRODelta CIB Muzzle Brake Review

Anyone remotely acquainted with my philosophy when it comes to muzzle brakes knows how much I dislike them. Disdain would be the most common term used, although that remains understated. Most of my shooting career has revolved around duty as Continue reading From Skeptic to Convert – ZRODelta Cowl Induction Brake Real World Testing and Results

See Through Suppressor Super Slow Motion Video by SmarterEveryDay

See Through Suppressor Slow motion video

I don’t much about YouTuber SmarterEveryDay, but he’s got one awesome video up this evening! For this video he teams up with Soteria Suppressors (new to us as well). Soteria has created see through suppressors using cast acrylic tubes. Pull Continue reading See Through Suppressor Super Slow Motion Video by SmarterEveryDay

Dead Air Wolverine – Suppressing the AK

The choice of communists and dictators worldwide, the AK47 and AK74 are simultaneously lauded, hated or just overlooked, but almost never are they suppressed in the West. Until now, that is. I’ve just returned from a trip to the Dead Continue reading Dead Air Wolverine – Suppressing the AK

ARES Defense-FightLite® Industries STEP-22™ Silenced Pistol – Transform Your Ruger .22 Pistol!

Here at SHWAT™ we rarely publish anything off a generic press release, usually we try to be more in depth. I’m making an exception given the nature of the announcement. I think this is something a lot of us would Continue reading ARES Defense-FightLite® Industries STEP-22™ Silenced Pistol – Transform Your Ruger .22 Pistol!

Reality Check: What You Haven’t Heard About Executive Orders, NFA and 41F

With this week’s announcement of Executive Orders from the White House on guns, many in our shooting and hunting community have experienced dismay, outrage and other strong emotions. Full disclosure – I may have dabbled in a bit of that Continue reading Reality Check: What You Haven’t Heard About Executive Orders, NFA and 41F