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.
If you have ever been in a fight, you know there is a high probability that it will end upon the ground. Learning to shoot from other than standing in a perfect stance is a critical skill set for self-defense, but is often not allowed on any ranges. In this video, Gander Mountain Academy InstructorWatch 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 >>
Multiple Target Engagement Drills are a great way to work on contextually appropriate skills, including gun handling and shooting on the move, with a defensive long gun or pistol. Rob Pincus demonstrates these shooting drills with the CMMG Mk4 5.56mm AR-15-type rifle. Check out Rob’s full CMMG Mk4 review for a closer look at thisWatch 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 >>