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By Jonathan Owen on 8/27/2014 11:42 PM

Ballistic Eye ProtectionIf you have eyeballs, you need to read this. In my quest to identify and then tell you about the one best hunting and shooting eye protection option available, I have to admit failure here at the start. But not for lack of trying. Severely near sighted since childhood, I’ve gone from almost legally blind through Lasik eye surgery to excellent vision; I’ve field tested numerous pairs of glasses; I’ve talked to multiple labs and docs of all stripes. In the end, I’ve learned enough to write a small book. Distilling that down to something I think you’d like to read and will benefit from has been tricky. When you’re done with this, I hope I’ll have impacted the way you think about eye protection and given you some direction on getting what you need. 

By Stephen Owen on 8/14/2014 8:14 AM
American Built Arms T-GripIf you have been following SHWAT™ for any length of time, you know we are fans of the IWI Tavor.  We were the first in the USA to put the Tavor through a dedicated carbine class with Force Options Training and Security.  We’ve hunted with it and we’ve tested the Timney trigger upgrade.  Other than the triggers, there aren’t many aftermarket parts for the Tavor in America yet despite its higher than expected sales.  One item that has caught my attention in the accessory vacuum is the American Built Arms T-Grip.


Read on to see if this vertical grip lives up to the awesome Tavor reputation.

By Stephen Owen on 8/6/2014 11:17 PM

Viridian X5L-RSMost people know that hunting hogs after dark generally yields better results than hunting them during daylight hours. Especially when the weather is warmer. For those that pursue the better odds of night hunting, there is a plethora of tools to choose from. We’ve used quite a few. No doubt, some work better than others. The X5L-RS Viridian Green Laser is one tool that I’ve haven’t tried until now. Waiting so long was a mistake.

Read on to find out why.