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November 2015
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November 2015


The November issue of S.W.A.T. Magazine brings a bountiful harvest of good info: Inside you'll find reviews of Barrett's mighty M-107A1 .50 BMG sniper rifle, rimfire MP-5 clones, tips on shopping for bargains in police trade-in firearms, and pointers on flashlight selection.

Further, Leroy Thompson runs down the pros and cons in the pump-versus-autoloading shotgun debate, we test LWRCI's compact IC-PSD short-barreled AR-pattern carbine, and round it off with a trip to driving school to learn how to drive out of the kill zone. Don't miss out!

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  • Shooting A Legend Affordably

    MP5 Rimfires

    Kyle Winsett

  • Legendary Power

    Barrett M107A1 .50 BMG

    Todd Burgreen

  • Danger In The Destert

    Surviving a Hostile Environment

    Eugene Nielsen

  • Go Short!


    Dave Bahde

  • Navigating The Darkness

    Light Selection for the Next Disaster

    Jeff Hall

  • Forged Versus Stamped Guns

    Does It Really Matter?

    Will Dabbs, M.D.

  • Weapon On Four Wheels

    Escaping the Kill Zone

    John Mattera

  • Police Trade-In Bonanza

    Used Service Weapons Find New Life

    Ethan Johns

  • Mighty Mouse!

    Viability of Medium-Sized Guns

    Ned Christiansen

Are there “master” gunfighters?

The simple answer is no. The explanation is a bit more complicated. There is no such thing as a master gunfighter that I know of. Not a single one of the hundreds of individuals I have known who have been in actual shootings would lay claim to such a title. Not a single one. There is good reason for this.

Many claim to be masters of sorts. There are self-proclaimed four-gun masters or pistol masters, rifle masters, shotgun masters, or the ubiquitous combat masters. There are even distinguished masters who I suppose are even more masterful than a master, if such a thing is even possible. (In the near future, someone will lay claim to the title Transcendent Distinguished Omnipotent Master of Masters.)