The Cutting Edge: Emerson Combat Karambit

The ancient design of the Karambit (pronounced kah-rahm-bit) has been traced to the Indonesian archipelago as far back as the early 11th century AD. The Karambit was inspired by the tiger’s claw and functions in much the same manner. The vicious look of this blade could stop many a confrontation. The Karambit has become a

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Training with Pat Rogers: E.A.G. Tactical Carbine Course

Most readers of S.W.A.T. are familiar with Patrick A. Rogers through his outstanding articles that have been printed here. Many have wondered what it is like to train under Pat’s watchful eye. Here is a firsthand account of the E.A.G.’s three-day tactical carbine course.

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Against All Odds: Staying Found

One of the absolute rules of survival is “Don’t get lost!” In my years of working with various professionals around the world it’s always amazed me that a lot of top-notch tactical folks can’t seem to find their way down an interstate highway without using a GPS or OnStar. They train their butts off on

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Tertiary Lights: White Light Triple Redundancy

The use of weapon-mounted white lights always sparks a significant amount of controversy. The majority has to do with Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP) concerning how to properly employ lights. The simple fact is that target acquisition is the first step in the engagement process. Simply finding a potential threat, even in bright light, may

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