Thirty-three years ago, yours truly’s hind paws first touched the shores of North America, primarily to engage in a business buying trip at the SHOT Show in Houston, Texas. Invited to one of the inevitable after-hours “cocktail” parties, I was drawn into a discussion of the merits and demerits of battle rifles.
It's the dog days of August and S.W.A.T. brings the heat, starting off with a review of a 3-day carbine/pistol course with Jason Falla of Redback One, as well as a look behind the scenes at Robar Custom.
Gear reviews cover everything from a look at the new generation of "mini" laser sights and compact .380 pistols all the way up to a range test of Zel Custom's Tactilite .50 BMG upper for the AR platform.
Home On The Range
Henry Lever-Action .22
Saiga 12 Shotgun
From The Outback To The Heartland
Redback One Pistol/Carbine Course
Pocket Pistol Shootout
Seven Compact Handguns For Carry Or Backup
Micro Laser Roundup
Can Smaller Be Better?
The House That Robbie Barrkmann Built
Micro 90 Pistol Light
AR On Steroids
Zel Custom Tactilite .50 BMG
I’m not a “by the book” kind of guy—at least not usually.
I don’t like most rules in life because they seem to be without purpose or sense. I do, however, know when certain rules are in place for a purpose and they have merit due to very well-thought-out reasoning. Someone figured it out years before I came onto the scene. It made sense back then and it makes sense now.