Featured Articles S.W.A.T. Magazine Store Subscribe to S.W.A.T. Magazine Home of S.W.A.T. Magazine Back Issues Video Files News

SWAT Magazine Back Issues

mag-cover

The December issue of S.W.A.T. is full of presents, like reviews of Heckler & Koch's new VP9, LaRue's line of Compact .308s carbines, Mossberg's 930 Watchdog semiauto tactical shotgun, and the long-stroke gas piston MK216 MOD 2 from Primary Weapons Systems.

There are also articles on how to put together a "get home bag", the proper application of slugs from your shotgun, a hard look from Pat Rogers at the myths and realities of various home defense firearms, and even a nostalgic look at the classic Daisy Red Ryder, just in time for Christmas. Don't miss this one!

mag-cover

S.W.A.T. blasts into November with reviews of a Robar Custom M1 Garand and MGI's Hydra multi-caliber AR carbine in 9x19mm configuration. There's a retro look back at Ruger's Mini-14 GB model and a test of the combination of Magpul's SGA shotgun stock and SureFire's DSF Weaponight forearm on a Remington 870.

We also look at the pros and cons of different techniques for slidelock reloads, offer tips to manage recoil with defensive loads in J-frame snubbies, and sit in on an active shooter response class for school teachers. Don't miss this cornucopia of information!

November 2014 PRINT edition

$6.95

November 2014 PDF edition

$4.95

mag-cover

October's issue of S.W.A.T. is packed so full of info it's scary! We review the ultra-light Mag Tactical Systems I.C.E. AIR-15, the Just Right 9mm carbine, take a look back at the FN-FAL's trials with the U.S. military, and go hands-on with Maxpedition's new line of fixed-blade knives.

The magazine is also jammed full of gear and training articles, from a review of Mike Seeklander's Shooting Performance Defensive Handgun 1 class to a review of ITS Tactical's Boo Boo Kit IFAK to tips for precision reloading, so you won't want to miss a page.

October 2014 PRINT edition

$6.95

October 2014 PDF edition

$4.95

mag-cover

It's September and S.W.A.T. Magazine takes you back to school with articles on managing handgun recoil, comparing various sporting shotgun configurations' utility when pressed into a home defense role, basic crisis situation medic skills, using the right kind of fire lay in the wilderness, and balancing your survival preps storage against your planned needs.

There are also plenty of in-depth hardware evaluations, including the Tactical Rifles M40, BCM's KeyMod rail system, OSS's Modular Suppressor System, a Noveske Rifleworks 14.5" carbine build, and a review of Colt's LE6940P piston carbine. Be prepared. Read this issue!

September 2014 PRINT edition

$6.95

September 2014 PDF edition

$4.95

mag-cover

There's plenty of summer reading in the August issue of S.W.A.T.! We review the Coonan Classic .357 Magnum autoloading pistol and Remington's 887 Tactical 12-gauge, and take a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of the ubiquitous line of sidearms from Glock, Inc.

We take you to school with a trip to Counter Threat Concepts CQB One course, break down a list of handy tools to have for post-disaster evac of an urban area, and take a look at Surefire's G2X Fury tactical light with Pat Rogers. Check it out!

August 2014 PRINT edition

$6.95

August 2014 PDF edition

$4.95

mag-cover

Celebrate your independence from unpreparedness with the July issue of S.W.A.T.! We'll go hands-on with CMMG's Mk4 carbine in .300BLK, try a Ruger SR-762 at extreme range in Texas's FTW Ranch, and see if Bravo Company Manufacturing's EAG Tactical Carbine Mod 1 really is the evolutionary step in the gunfighter's toolbox.

We also examine the truth behind the hype of the G2 Research R.I.P. round, take an in-depth look at new camouflage patterns, go over the 10 most-neglected preps, and put the old story about the fastest reload being a second gun to the test on the clock. You can't miss with this issue!

July 2014 PRINT edition

$6.95

July 2014 PDF edition

$4.95

mag-cover

Summer's hot and so is S.W.A.T.! The June issue features reviews of the new Glock 41 long-slide .45ACP and Krebs Customs sizzling KV-13 VEPR, an AK for the 21st Century. We also review Garmin's wearable Foretrex 401 "wristwatch" GPS; the Springfield Armory XD-S .45ACP carry gun; and finally the historic German K-43, a forerunner of today's Designated Marksman Rifles, to see if it still cuts the mustard by today's standards.

In the summer school department, there are articles covering how to reload slug and buckshot shells for your shotgun, the ins and outs of using Airsoft guns as a practical force-on-force training aid, and the proper mindset for getting the most out of your firearms training dollar.

June 2014 PRINT edition

$6.95

June 2014 PDF edition

$4.95

mag-cover

It may be May Day, but there's no call for alarm if you're prepared with the May '14 issue of S.W.A.T.! In this issue we test the Sphinx Arms SDP Compact, Colt's Mustang Pocketlite, and wring out the PWS MK114 rifle. Other gear under the magnifying glass includes the Geigerrig Hydration System and the Barrett Optical Ranging Scope.

We also look at the pros and cons of the M4 versus the MP5, examine the effects of dehydration on alertness and range safety, discuss the suitability of the AR carbine as a "bug out" long gun, and go over some tips for "Survival on the Cheap" with ten preps you can do for under $20.

May 2014 PRINT edition

$6.95

May 2014 PDF edition

$4.95

mag-cover

Spring is in the air and so is spent brass, as S.W.A.T.'s April issue takes a look at how the classic M1 stands up to today's M4 in a duel of the lightweight carbines. Additionally, we review the Rock Island Armory M5 shotgun, Crimson Trace's innovative and compact Lightguard weapon-mounted light, and ESEE Knives Wallet E&E Kit.

We also look at the new derringer from Double Tap Industries, discuss practical self protection measures from knife attacks, and look into sensible preparations for biological or chemical terrorism. It's another can't miss issue!

April 2014 PRINT edition

$6.95

April 2014 PDF edition

$4.95

mag-cover

S.W.A.T.'s March issue roars in like a lion with reviews of Armalite's AR-30A1 tactical rifle and Boberg's revolutionary XR9-S pocket pistol, as well as Huldra Arms Mark IV Tactical Elite, Laser Devices new DBAL-PL pistol visible and IR light-laser combo.

We go to school with Lone Star Medics to look at their trauma course, talk with Jeff Gonzales about the ins and outs of concealed carry, review portable generators, examine simple and cost-effective improvements to the factory AR trigger, and get hands on with Surefire's 60- and 100-round magazines. Don't miss out!

March 2014 PRINT edition

$6.95

March 2014 PDF edition

$4.95

mag-cover

You're going to love February's issue of S.W.A.T., because it's packed full of great info, like reviews of Ruger's gas-piston SR-762 and American rimfire, as well as the Colt 1991A1 in the hard-hitting .38 Super.

We explore the limits of long range shooting with precision rifles in one article and pocket mouseguns in another, take a look at the merits of reactive targets in training, and examine practical shotgun modifications to improve your scattergun. Be sure not to miss this sweetheart of an issue!

February 2014 PRINT edition

$6.95

February 2014 PDF edition

$4.95

mag-cover

Prepare yourself for the new year with the January issue of S.W.A.T.! Get up-close looks at the LWRC M6 piston-driven carbine and Kahr's polymer pocket powerhouse PM45 pistol, a look back at the M3 "Grease Gun", and a roundup of AR-15/M16 magazine speed loaders for use in the field.

There's a great low round-count qualification course, plans for a low-cost do-it-yourself target stand, pointers on keeping the lens on your weapon-mounted light clean, travel security, the psychology of optimal shooting, and much, much more.

January 2014 PRINT edition

$6.95

January 2014 PDF edition

$4.95