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April 2014
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April 2014


Spring is in the air and so is spent brass, as S.W.A.T.'s April issue takes a look at how the classic M1 stands up to today's M4 in a duel of the lightweight carbines. Additionally, we review the Rock Island Armory M5 shotgun, Crimson Trace's innovative and compact Lightguard weapon-mounted light, and ESEE Knives Wallet E&E Kit.

We also look at the new derringer from Double Tap Industries, discuss practical self protection measures from knife attacks, and look into sensible preparations for biological or chemical terrorism. It's another can't miss issue!

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  • Double-Barreled Diablo

    DoubleTap™ Tactical Pocket Pistol

    Denny Hansen

  • Duel Of The Carbines

    M1 Carbine vs. M4

    Ethan Johns

  • Who's Out Of The Fight?

    Make Sure It's Not You

    Patrick A. Rogers

  • Knife Attack!

    Edged Weapons Self-Defense

    Nik Farooqui

  • Hideouts In High Gear

    Running Back-Up Guns At Speed

    Ethan Johns

  • Weapons Of Mass Destruction

    Biological and Chemical Threats

    Richard Duarte

  • Throttling Down For Suppressed Fire

    Innovative Arms Warfighter Adjustable Receiver

    Ned Christiansen

  • On Guard!

    Crimson Trace Lightguard

    Brian Tindle

  • Blasting Buckshot On A Budget

    Rock Island Armory M5 Shotgun

    Robert Campbell

Recently I was watching one of my grandsons on the playground at the local mall when a man in full camouflage (MultiCam® pattern) walked by.

By full camo, I mean everything from his cap down to even his boots. He was wearing a Hi-Point pistol in a homemade thigh rig and sported a large patch on his right shoulder that read “OPERATOR.”