If you have ever worn a plate carrier for more than just a day on the flat range, you may be familiar with the seemingly never-ending evolution of your gear. This is especially true if you have a plate carrier for more than just an emergency scenario, meaning those in the military, law enforcement and
With the right optics and accessories your capability to engage threats can be greatly enhanced with an AR/M4 Carbine. In the last issue of S.W.A.T. (Part I: Setting up Your Carbine for Tactical Use), I covered the importance of a correctly adjusted butt stock, the flaws with the A2 MIL SPEC grip and proper placement
One of the many reasons the AR-15 is so popular is its modularity. At first, there were basically two choices in ARs: a full rifle and a carbine version. But since the mid-1990s, the AR has been transforming. Prior to that, accessories consisted of a few simple lights that attached via barrel clamp, and some
As an Infantryman in the 1990s, when it came to carrying a rifle for combat, the sole position I was trained on and used was the Classic Low Ready (both hands on the rifle, buttstock touching the shoulder, muzzle pointed down at the ground right in front of your feet). At the time it made
Carrying concealed can be broken down into high profile and low profile. In high profile, you might mask the sight of the weapon, but everyone knows you’re carrying. In low profile, the physical features of the firearm are obscured to the deepest cover. In the latter condition, you are not only trying to conceal the presence of a firearm, but the evidence you were carrying in the first place.
A common mistake among shooters who are new to either tactical or competitive shooting with an AR-type rifle is improper stance. The issue: people who learned to shoot a pistol first usually try to use the same stance with a rifle, and while you can get shots off with reasonable speed and accuracy, you are