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Think there's no such thing as an accurate AK? We put Rifle Dynamics' RD700 DMR to the test and see what an AK-based precision rifle can do. Also in this issue are tests of the high-end Christensen Arms' TFM precision rifle and the budget-conscious Mossberg MVP-LC.

Looking for drills to improve how you run your wheelgun? How about tips to use with the NLT SIRT training pistol? Need tips to weed out nonfunctional gear and find efficient replacements? Look in the October issue of S.W.A.T. for all this and more!

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The September issue is packed with schooling, like in-depth tests of the SIG Sauer P320 pistol, the potent yet compact Springfield Armory M1A SOCOM 16 CQB 7.62x51 NATO battle rifle, and the next-generation CZ-USA 805 Bren S1 Carbine.

You'll also learn about the effects of temperature on ammo performance, get a detailed look at the terminal performance of the .380ACP round, and receive some pointers on backcountry and bug-out cooking.

September 2016 PRINT edition

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September 2016 PDF edition

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August may bring the dog days, but the August issue's anything but a dog! Look inside for reviews of the Sig Sauer 716 Designated Marksman Rifle and a Bowie Tactical Concepts customized Glock 43, and a retro classic review of Winchester's revolutionary Model 97, the world's first pump shotgun.

We also look into the pros and cons of building your own firearm from an 80% receiver, check out some IDF-style training with Agoge Corporate Services, and give you a rundown of wire loop AK slings. Check this cool issue out!

August 2016 PRINT edition

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August 2016 PDF edition

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S.W.A.T.'s July issue is a scorcher, featuring an in-depth test of a Nighthawk Custom Browning Hi-Power pistol; a close-up look at Springfield Armory Custom Shop's famed Professional Model 1911, designed for the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team; and a review Uzi Pro Pistol from IWI US.

Other hot features include an article on using airguns as viable practice tools, the Seven Pillars of Wisdom for Handgun Accuracy, and a look at some products useful for mitigating lead exposure from training sessions and reloading. Don't miss this issue!

July 2016 PRINT edition

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July 2016 PDF edition

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Need some beach reading this summer? Grab the June issue of S.W.A.T., featuring reviews of Bravo Company's Recce-14 KMR-LW rifle and Sig Sauer's P220 Elite Stainless pistol in 10mm Auto. Also featured are reviews of Arsenal's radical Strike One pistol and Colt's Modular Carbine.

To keep you sharp during the vacation season, there's an article offering some tips for using rimfires for quality training, a review of Follow Through Consulting's Scoped Carbine class, and editor Denny Hansen has some tips on a two gun battery for desert survival.

June 2016 PRINT edition

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June 2016 PDF edition

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The May '16 issue of S.W.A.T. features in-depth reviews of Beretta's next-generation ARX rifle, Kaiser Shooting Products X-7 Standard rifle, and the Rifle Dynamics RD501 5.45 AK, as well as Browning's Black Label .380 pistol.

There are also in-depth looks at proper weapons lubrication procedures, avoiding negligent discharges on the practice range and on the street, and Archangel's line of modifications for the venerable Mosin Nagant battle rifle.

May 2016 PRINT edition

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May 2016 PDF edition

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Spring into April with another info-packed issue of S.W.A.T. Magazine! We review the all-new striker-fired Ruger American service pistol, the Christensen Arms TFM precision rifle, and brief you in on how to tell the good AR mags from the junky ones.

Also inside are reviews of Smith & Wesson's Performance Center 686 Plus, Bladetech's Total Eclipse holster package, and tips on how to overcome that persistent flinch when firing your pistol.

April 2016 PRINT edition

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April 2016 PDF edition

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For March 2016, S.W.A.T. Magazine breezes in with another info-packed issue, featuring reviews of the Daniel Defense DDM4V11 carbine in Kryptek Typhon camouflage, Leupold's "Blue Line" Tactical scopes, and a full-house Robar Custom CZ75 B SA.

We also take a look at the pros and cons of the oft-maligned crossdraw holster position, Wes Doss's "Lights, Sights, & Lasers" law enforcement training program, and custom blades from Winkler Knives.

March 2016 PRINT edition

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March 2016 PDF edition

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February's issue of S.W.A.T. features a test of the new MI-T556 carbine from AXTS, a company known for manufacturing quality parts that has branched out into building complete guns. Also inside are reviews of Yamaha's new line of tactical ATVs and tips on building a precision Remington 700 on a budget.

You'll also find reviews of the DRD takedown AR system, Sig Sauer's P229 Legion pistol, the Loaded version of Springfield Armory's classic M1A rifle, and the new X-Sight HD day/night optic from ATN. Don't miss out on this sweetheart of an issue!

February 2016 PRINT edition

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February 2016 PDF edition

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S.W.A.T. storms into the new year with an info-packed issue featuring in-depth reviews of the Wilson Combat Tactical Carry, Ruger's American Predator .308 bolt-action rifle, and the hot new Glock 43. We also examine the .40 caliber question: On the way out, or the ideal caliber?

Brent Wheat looks at the misinformation bandied about regarding the venerable Weaver Stance, and there are also articles on how to get the most practical rifle practice out of a single box of ammo, assembling a secret cache of necessities for hard times, and how to put together a practical 9mm AR-patform carbine for ammo commonality.

January 2016 PRINT edition

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January 2016 PDF edition

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