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CODE OF SILENCE: GSL Technology Suppressors

Lt. Reggie Jackson fires Colt SMG with GSL Scorpion suppressor. Two years ago, I spent a day with Gemtech in Boise, Idaho. I learned a lot, met good folks, tested great equipment, and did an article about it. (THE STRONG SILENT TYPE: Straight Scoop on… Read More


SOG Specialty Knives & Tools was founded in 1986 by designer and toolmaker Spencer Frazer. Named after the elite Vietnam-era Special Forces military group known as the Studies and Observation Group, the company’s first knife was a replica of the original SOG Bowie knife. The SOG Strat Ops Auto is… Read More


Brace of SIG Sauer P226s with grips emblazoned with FBI shield (top) and FBI agent’s badge. Shield is UV printer colorized image. Badge is CO2 laser etched. Most of us carry black guns, because they look like real guns, not toys. Stainless steel is a… Read More

OFFBEAT White Light Performance Redefined

SureFire M312 Mini Scout Light and Cloud Defensive Light Control System are an outstanding combo, especially for applications where rail space is at a premium. M312 and LCS are on San Tan Tactical STT-15 .300 BLK pistol with Gear Head Works Tailhook MOD 1 Pistol… Read More

THE CUTTING EDGE Hogue HK Karma First Response Tool

HK Karma is versatile new knife from Hogue Knives designed for duty. Author tested this version with spearpoint blade and black G10 handles. Heckler & Koch and Hogue, Inc. have partnered to release a family of high-performance knives designed and built for law enforcement, military,… Read More

Lawful Carry: CrossBreed Holsters SuperSlide

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. Read More

SILENCE IS GOLDEN: Gemtech GMT-300BLK Sound Suppressor

NRA Instructor Jake Bower on C2 Tactical range with .300 BLK SIG MCX equipped with Gemtech GMT-300BLK sound suppressor. I’m a big fan of the .300 AAC Blackout (.300 BLK/7.62x35mm) because it gives options not found in any other factory cartridge for the AR-15/M4 platform. Read More