Most successful survival strategies focus on the basics: food, water, sanitation/hygiene, first aid/medical, self-defense/security, and knowing when to stay put and when to leave. All these things are crucial for the short term, but what about the long term — a disaster that extends for weeks or even months? For S.W.A.T.’s survival guru Richard Duarte, the key for a long-term survival situation is multi-purpose items.
GMA Strategic Projects Manager and Instructor Nick Smith and Instructor Dave Hendrick discuss understanding your physical capabilities and limitations. As we age we may develop worsening eyesight, bad knees etc. Make an instructor aware of any debilitating condition you may have at the start of a course. More importantly, what steps can you take toWatch Now >>
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 >>
Finding the correct blend of speed and accuracy when shooting is important whether you are shooting a qualification course, a competition, or protecting your life and those of your loved ones. Retired Supervisory Federal Agent Ken Trice developed this drill to help you gauge your progress from medium distance to bad-breath range.Watch Now >>
Browse through any gear catalog and you’ll find that the vast number of fanny packs and day packs is staggering. How do you make an informed choice? Brent Wheat, Law Enforcement Consultant and columnist for S.W.A.T. Magazine, has tried many of the available products. In this video, he reviews his personal favorite—the original Kit BagWatch Now >>