S.W.A.T. Contributor Joshua Swanagon is working in the north woods of Michigan wearing the versatile Lester River Bushcraft Northwoods Poncho, which is made of 100% wool and can be worn as outerwear, teamed with other layers, or used as a blanket. It’s roomy and comfortable to wear while performing outdoor work and camp chores. Joshua demonstrates how the Northwoods Poncho can be adjusted based on how much range of motion you need and how warm you want to stay.
The advantages of training with a sub-caliber rifle have long been advocated by experts. Highly recommended is a rifle that can be set up just like your work or self-defense rifle, as all the manipulations are the same but using less expensive ammunition. Those repetitions will pay big dividends on the range or, more importantly,Watch Now >>
Why carry a backup gun? Because nothing man-made is 100% reliable. Make no mistake, Murphy is alive, well and along for the ride, and a malfunction will probably happen at the worst possible time. Rob Pincus discusses issues surrounding dropping the primary, then demonstrates a drill that includes transitioning when the primary reaches slide lockWatch Now >>
For years the preferred back up gun for peace officers and private citizens was a small J-Frame size revolver. In the last few years, however, small subcompact semiautomatic handguns that function just like the primary—and in many cases use the same magazine—have become available and might make more sense for a secondary gun.Watch Now >>
Exsanguination (bleeding out) is the leading cause of death in traumatic injuries. The recent and ongoing wars have proven that tourniquets save lives. They take up little room on a vest or duty belt, and can even be carried in a pocket. If you carry a gun, you should also carry a tourniquet. The lifeWatch Now >>
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