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Vehicle Ambush! Getting Out Of The Kill Zone

A book could be written about the skills, tactics, and decision-making processes necessary to successfully drive out of a kill zone. This article will concentrate on what has become one the most important skill sets needed to escape a vehicle ambush—the combination of reversing out of the kill zone and… Read More

Street Smarts: Interview With Mr. Murphy

This month, Street Smarts has scored an exclusive interview with Mr. Murphy, famous originator of an important natural law bearing his name. For those unaware, Murphy’s Law states, “If anything can go wrong, it will.” We caught up with the busy member of Mythology as he was enjoying a… Read More

Training and Tactics: The Seventh Sense

Like the inevitable laws of cause and effect, specific material possessions elicit specific mental and physical behavior from people. Anybody who climbs into a red Italian sports car and doesn’t break a couple of traffic laws inside of twenty minutes was either born on Jupiter or has sewage running… Read More

The Cutting Edge: Emerson Combat Karambit

The Emerson Knives Combat Karambit is an ideal knife for last-ditch personal defense at extreme close quarters. Ernest Emerson considers it to be “one of the best personal defense weapons ever developed.” The ancient design of the Karambit (pronounced kah-rahm-bit) has been traced to the Indonesian archipelago as… Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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,… Read More

Custom Firearm Finishes: Looking For Something Different?

Custom Firearm Finishes (CFF), operating out of Eagle River, Alaska, will paint your weapon with a specific personalized pattern which should satisfy the most frustrated and/or discriminating gun owner. Yes, the operative word is “paint”, and no, that doesn’t mean some grade three, two-minute spray job out of an aerosol can bought at Wally World. Read More

Combat Tracking on the Arizona Border

Combat Tracking, also known as Combat Man Tracking, is a skill that is, for the most part, a forgotten art. Only when war rears its ugly head is the value of Combat Tracking recognized and appreciated. With our country at war, the art of combat tracking has been restored as… Read More