The Firing Line Forums
Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Conference Center > S.W.A.T. Magazine

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old May 18, 2004, 11:48 AM   #1
Denny Hansen
Staff
 
Join Date: June 29, 2001
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
Posts: 2,363
Roll Call

Lots of changes in the last year. Now that TFL is back, we look forward to fielding any questions or hearing feedback on the progress of S.W.A.T.

Denny
__________________
S.W.A.T. Magazine
Weapons, Training and Tactics for the Real World
Join us at TFL or at AR15.com or on Facebook
Denny Hansen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 18, 2004, 11:54 AM   #2
Brian King
Member
 
Join Date: August 28, 1999
Location: Bluegrass State
Posts: 18
It's just nice to be back!

Thanks, guys!
__________________
Action is the proper fruit of knowledge!
The only good hands for my guns are my hands!
Brian King is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 18, 2004, 11:58 AM   #3
Fernando Coelho
Member
 
Join Date: July 28, 2002
Location: SC
Posts: 29
It's great to see TFL back.
__________________
Fernando Coelho

Panteao Productions
Fernando Coelho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 18, 2004, 12:00 PM   #4
P95Carry
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 18, 2004
Location: South PA, and a bit West of center!
Posts: 300
Never thought I'd see this day ....... seemed like time to reg' and give up pure lurking!
__________________
Chris - P95 (P97 also!)
Guns don't kill people - people kill people.
NRA Certified Instructor & NRA Life Member.
Rohrbaugh interest/ownership? - Rohrbaugh Forum Rohrbaugh R9 FAQ Site
P95Carry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 18, 2004, 12:07 PM   #5
sm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 5, 2002
Posts: 1,810
Thanks TFL, great to be back!
Denny, I'm here as promised.
I'll make the first pot of coffee...umm where did you move the filters?
__________________
Use Enough Gun
TFL Alumni
sm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 18, 2004, 12:16 PM   #6
hansolo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 30, 2002
Location: Desert Hot Springs, CA
Posts: 503
Yo!

Denny: S.W.A.T. gets better every issue.....Great to be back here!
__________________
PROUD TFL ALUMNUS
MOLON LABE!
hansolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 18, 2004, 12:19 PM   #7
vitiaz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 17, 2000
Posts: 158
Denny,
Glad to see TFL back up and running.

I would also like to say that SWAT just keeps getting better and better.

Bill
__________________
Molon labe
vitiaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 18, 2004, 12:21 PM   #8
Fred Hansen
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 30, 2001
Location: The middle of WWIII
Posts: 3,335
Present!
__________________
"This started out as a documentary on gun violence in America, but the largest mass murder in our history was just committed -- without the use of a single gun! Not a single bullet fired! No bomb was set off, no missile was fired, no weapon (i.e., a device that was solely and specifically manufactured to kill humans) was used. A boxcutter! -- I can't stop thinking about this. A thousand gun control laws would not have prevented this massacre. What am I doing?"

Michael Moore
Fred Hansen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 18, 2004, 02:05 PM   #9
blackopsglock
Member
 
Join Date: October 6, 2002
Posts: 50
Is this your official home?
blackopsglock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 18, 2004, 02:31 PM   #10
Schuey2002
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 21, 2002
Posts: 854
It's good to see the 'ole place up 'n runnin' again!!

(Am I dreamin'?? Will one of you pinch me?!)
Schuey2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 18, 2004, 03:12 PM   #11
Denny Hansen
Staff
 
Join Date: June 29, 2001
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
Posts: 2,363
Thanks for everything, guys.

blackops-
Yes. This is the official home of S.W.A.T., though we also have a presence at Tac Forums.

Denny
__________________
S.W.A.T. Magazine
Weapons, Training and Tactics for the Real World
Join us at TFL or at AR15.com or on Facebook
Denny Hansen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 18, 2004, 04:04 PM   #12
SunBear
Member
 
Join Date: May 17, 2004
Location: mid TN
Posts: 30
Denny: Thanks for resuscitating TFL. I catch you at TacticalForums also.
__________________
BABABOOM!!! CLEAR! I'm not afraid of the dark.....I am the boogeyman.

Many ILLEGAL aliens are murderers, rapists, and child molesters spreading AIDS, tuberculosis and a host of other diseases all over our country. Some are TERRORISTS.

Half fast training WILL get you killed.
SunBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 18, 2004, 04:38 PM   #13
Denny Hansen
Staff
 
Join Date: June 29, 2001
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
Posts: 2,363
SunBear-
All thanks, both for TFL and S.W.A.T., goes to Rich. I just do my little part.

Denny
__________________
S.W.A.T. Magazine
Weapons, Training and Tactics for the Real World
Join us at TFL or at AR15.com or on Facebook
Denny Hansen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 18, 2004, 04:42 PM   #14
kobun
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 17, 2002
Location: On top of a big pile of ammo
Posts: 148
Just got the latest SWAT issue in the mail today.
Can't believe I'm sitting here and not reading the magazine.
Tough choice.
__________________
"A broken heart heals faster than two broken knee-caps"
kobun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 18, 2004, 09:03 PM   #15
OBdoc
Member
 
Join Date: May 18, 2004
Location: Grosse Ile, Michigan
Posts: 22
Denny:

so if we already subscribe to the paper magazine
and we are registered at TFL
and we are loyal SWAT readers
do we have access to an electronic archive?
[SMIRK]
__________________
doc

Mind over matter is fine,
as long as we aren't talking about cancer
or a shark on your left leg.

In the context of personal protection,
I encourage people to remember “No!” is a complete sentence.
Adapted from Gavin deBecker

Never attribute to maliciousness
that which can adequately explained by stupidity.
OBdoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 18, 2004, 09:23 PM   #16
Denny Hansen
Staff
 
Join Date: June 29, 2001
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
Posts: 2,363
Smirkin' right back at ya
PDF downloads are available at the website.

Denny
__________________
S.W.A.T. Magazine
Weapons, Training and Tactics for the Real World
Join us at TFL or at AR15.com or on Facebook
Denny Hansen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 18, 2004, 11:31 PM   #17
rock_jock
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 19, 2000
Location: SE Texas
Posts: 1,779
I never stopped reading SWAT - its the best gun mag on the market. Now that TFL is back up, they make the perfect combo.
rock_jock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19, 2004, 09:57 AM   #18
KSFreeman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 9, 2001
Location: Lafayette, Indiana--American-occupied America
Posts: 5,416
Why aren't there more photos of Cap'n Ken?

Maybe a pic of him in a tweed jacket with a pipe in the back of his articles?
__________________
"Arguments of policy must give way to a constitutional command." Payton v. New York, 445 U.S. 573, 602 (1980).
KSFreeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 26, 2004, 11:27 PM   #19
JDT
Junior Member
 
Join Date: June 28, 2001
Location: NW Ohio
Posts: 1
Welcome back!

Denny,
I sure was glad to see TFL back in operation again! I also want to let you know that my subscription to S.W.A.T. magazine was the best magazine I ever subscribed to.
I just got my last issue a few days ago and like someone said earlier, each issue keeps getting better and better. I hope you go to a monthly magazine soon! Hint, hint...
Keep up the great work your doing with the S.W.A.T. magazine and here on 'The Firing Line'...
Best Regards,
JD
W8VNU
jthomson@wcnet.org
__________________
NRA LIFE MEMBER
JDT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 27, 2004, 02:07 PM   #20
KSFreeman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 9, 2001
Location: Lafayette, Indiana--American-occupied America
Posts: 5,416
Erick, well, it's usually a cigar and a button up khaki shirt with sweat and powder stains. But a pipe and a tweed jacket would really spruce up the joint. Maybe with his hand on his chin lost in thought in a library with an open book.

Anywho, SWAT has really made a dramatic turnaround (at least in my worthless opinion). I am delighted, thrilled, elated, overjoyed, inter alia at the focus on training. Change of the culture, win the fight for RKBA!!!

One of the few that deserve the title "gun magazine" instead of "gun rag."
__________________
"Arguments of policy must give way to a constitutional command." Payton v. New York, 445 U.S. 573, 602 (1980).
KSFreeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 27, 2004, 05:01 PM   #21
Geoff Timm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 18, 2004
Location: Florida
Posts: 472
I confess I haven't even looked at "S.W.A.T." in years. As I recall it was about as expensive as "Playboy" without the thick text between the pictures.

Give me an example of why I should spend my money on it, please?

Geoff
Who is becoming a cynical old fart.
Geoff Timm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 27, 2004, 06:35 PM   #22
kobun
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 17, 2002
Location: On top of a big pile of ammo
Posts: 148
Geoff,
SWAT is the only magazine that tell things as they are.
If the authors don't like a product, they say so.
If you read any other gun mag, all the reviews are positive, and then that issue is filled with ads for that product.
I have other subscriptions too, but I am not going to renew them. Why? Because I am fed up with authors rewriting their old material. Oh, and finding old stories reprinted, stories that was used less than two years before.
And you wanted reasons?
Good articles, good layout, many pages with a good balance of articles and ads, good quality paper.
Buy one, you won't regret it.
__________________
"A broken heart heals faster than two broken knee-caps"
kobun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 6, 2004, 02:33 PM   #23
USP45usp
Junior member
 
Join Date: May 17, 2000
Location: Eugene, OR
Posts: 3,428
Geoff,

I too was like yourself, and really gave Rich and SWAT a hard time (this started before TFL went down almost 2 years ago).

I picked up an issue and like Kobun stated, not every article was a "gushing" profile of any gun/knife/gear that was presented to them. It was honest writing with honest evaluations of the products.

They also cover more guns then most of the others. Most of the other mags should just change their names to GLOCK or 1911 because that's all they cover, with a fair amount of S&W to fill inbetween the Glock and 1911 reviews. SWAT does them all, and then tells you, the reader, the pro's and the con's without ending with "This gun sucks but we'd buy it anyway" as most others will.

And my favorite part is this, the Disclaimer, pick up a copy where it's sold and just read that, if nothing else.

Wayne
USP45usp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 6, 2004, 07:33 PM   #24
Rich Lucibella
Staff
 
Join Date: October 6, 1998
Location: South Florida
Posts: 10,163
Quote:
And my favorite part is this, the Disclaimer, pick up a copy where it's sold and just read that, if nothing else.
Yeah, I wrote that.

Denny fired me from the editorial staff immedately after the fact. Go figure!

Thanks for the generous endorsement, USP. We promise to uphold the tradition. Comments like yours make that a mandatory.
Rich
__________________
S.W.A.T. Magazine
Weapons, Training and Tactics for the Real World
Join us at TFL or at AR15.com or on Facebook
Rich Lucibella is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Page generated in 0.13999 seconds with 9 queries