It’s been said that having the right tool for the job makes all the difference. You wouldn’t try to drive a nail with a screwdriver, so why would you use a cheap imported one-size-fits-all holster for your carry weapon? I feel very lucky to be writing for S.W.A.T. for a lot of reasons, but mostly
Weapons can undoubtedly augment one’s performance in physical contact. From David’s humble sling to a precision rifle, irrespective of the circumstances of battle, a weapon of some form or other dramatically increases the warrior’s ability to physically—and/or sometimes mentally—destroy enemies. Why mentally? Because if you think about it, many people who wouldn’t be fazed by
Optics have come a long, long way since Y2K. The advances in combat optics have been so fast and furious they can be hard to keep up with. Today’s shooter is faced with such a staggering variety of choices in power, reticle, features and mission applications that it can lead to “paralysis by analysis.” Unfortunately
Basically three components account for an accurate shot from a rifle: the rifle itself, the shooter, and the ammunition used. Buying good equipment takes care of the first, while experience and training are the prerequisites for the second. For most people, quality ammo, often “match ammo,” means loads from a major manufacturer and the ammo
The Just Right Carbine (JRC) is a pistol-caliber carbine set up to be easily retrofitted with a variety of AR-15 aftermarket parts, feeding off any Glock magazine in 9mm, .40 S&W or .45 ACP. Recently Just Right introduced a model in .45 ACP using 1911 magazines, and also in 9mm and .40 S&W with Smith
A Chino Hills, California homeowner heard that his daughter’s ex-boyfriend had forced entry into their home and was believed to be hiding in the garage early one Wednesday morning. Arming himself with a handgun, the homeowner headed toward the garage to investigate the intrusion, only to be ambushed inside his own home by the invader. In the ensuing scuffle, the intruder stabbed the homeowner multiple times before the homeowner successfully ended his attack with pistol fire.
I own guns. I’ve had some decent training, but it was a while back. I don’t practice frequently. When I do, it tends to be with a favored few firearms. I haven’t rehearsed clearing a room or firing while “moving in a highly dynamic manner” in ages. Nor do I regularly practice things like shooting
Many years back, I saved my uniform allowance for my first AR-15. It was a Colt SP-1, and I marveled at how light and short it was. The last three digits of the serial number were 007, and I jokingly referred to it as my “secret agent” rifle. I later bought an SP-1 carbine with