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June 2012
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June 2012


The June 2012 issue of S.W.A.T. Magazine brings you a detailed review of LaRue Tactical's PredatAR, the realization of the 21st Century Battle Rifle. Other hardware put to the test includes Spike Tactical's 37mm Launcher, Springfield Armory's XDm 5.25, SIG's 1911 Scorpion, and a Krebs Custom Saiga-12.

Keeping with our tradition of focusing on software as well as hardware, we feature an article by Pat Rogers on proper shot placement, tips from Jeff Hall on surviving Day One of a disaster, how to take advantage of the DLA to make rimfire training work for you.

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  • Hit-Improving Technology

    Trijicon SRS

    Bob Pilgrim

  • Battle Rifle Realized

    LaRue Tactical PredatAR

    Ethan Johns

  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot

    Proper Bullet Placement

    Patrick A. Rogers

  • Shotgun With An AK Attitude

    Krebs Custom Saiga-12 Tac-18

    Todd Burgreen

  • The Day After Yesterday

    Surviving The First Day Of A Disaster

    Jeff Hall

  • Size XL XD

    Springfield Armory XDm 5.25 Competition Series

    Abner Miranda

  • Raising Havoc

    Spike's Tactical 37mm Launcher

    Eugene Nielsen

  • Compact Stinger

    SIG Sauer 1911 Scorpion

    Bob Pilgrim

  • Making Government Work For You

    Rimfire Training Via DLA

    Chad Halvorson

At this stage of my life, I’m no longer surprised at the hokum spread out there—and brother, is it thicker than ever!

First of all, if someone tells you they were a covert assassin for the CIA, do you think they were ever supposed to tell you? Doesn’t “covert” imply that no one ever knows about it?

And no, you don’t go directly into SEAL Team 6 from BUDS.


It is often said that the best defense is a good offense, especially if the offensive effort involves a firearm. However, there are often times when a gun isn’t handy or allowable. In those circumstances, I’ve found that carrying a big stick is frequently the next best choice.

Teddy Roosevelt knew a thing or two about wielding a beefy chunk of wood when he made his famous admonishment to “Speak softly and carry a big stick.”


That little puppy turned into a scalded cat in under five seconds.

The “puppy” in question was a full-blown John Cooper Works-converted Mini Cooper S—and methinks the factory had understated the actual horsepower output. Punching the gas pedal on a metropolitan on-ramp to clear upcoming freeway traffic, I noticed that the rear-view mirrors appeared to be faulty—the vehicles behind me seemed to be shrinking at a faster-than-normal rate.