Secure Home Gun Storage: The Prepper’s Essentials

Having a good collection of guns at home is one of the very best ways of making sure that you are ready to face whatever comes your way in the future. You can feel safe and well protected if you know that you can deal with anyone or anything that threatens your family.

However, if you currently store them under your bed or in a cupboard then it is time to get a good, secure safe. There are a few reasons why this is such a good idea.

The Top Seven Buzzwords That I’m Sick of Hearing in The Gun Control Debate…

We hear these seven buzz words from the media, liberals, and others who have no clue what they are talking about when it comes to guns, ammo, and magazines. Most are buzzwords that are put forth by the media and anti-gun groups and politicians wanting to persuade listeners to their point of view and that is that guns are bad, evil beasts with ill intent all their own.

4 Things to Know Before Building Your AR10

The AR10 is a powerhouse of a rifle. It is semi-automatic, magazine fed, and modular. Like an AR 15 you can build your own AR10. In fact, you can even build an AR10 from an 80 lower receiver. An AR10 is easy to build but there are a few critical things to know before you dive into it. Here are 4 things to know before building your own AR10.

M-CARBO Trigger Springs and parts: Weekly product review

“When the enemy is close at hand and remains quiet, he is relying on the natural strength of his position. When he keeps aloof and tries to provoke a battle, he is anxious for the other side to advance. If his place of encampment is easy of access, he is tendering a bait.” Sun Tsu

Understanding the intent of Sun Tsu and the various authors of the Art of War is not like understanding the modern legal system. It is more a matter of reading it as it is and taking it the same way. For all of the metaphor’s what is written is actually quite literal. I use Sun Tsu and the Art of War for most of my reviews simply because it applies to almost every area of life in some form or another.

In this case a solid set of springs or parts in a firearm allows it to be reliable as a firearm. This promotes the ability to remain quiet and better able to easily win in battle or hunting. I found M-Carbo as a result of looking for better trigger set-ups for my Mossberg 702’s. When the recoil and trigger springs arrived I installed them and immediately went shooting to test them out. After all, even though you can easily test springs by measuring their resistance with a scale, there is a better way.

Thinking of Reloading? Some reality on a fun hobby.

 by JSW There’ve been quite a few comments about doing bullet reloading as a form of employment when the crunch comes down. Here are some of my thoughts on the topic, given from a shooter-reloader perspective. The Legal Issue. Once the stinky hit’s the oscillator I think ’following the law’, or ’being law-abiding’, is going to take on […]

What Calibers and Brands of Ammunition are Best for Prepping: Weekly product review

Ammunition, something most of us have, the form of which depends entirely upon what is allowed where we live. For many of us, firearms are embraced and used. For others slingshots, archery equipment, and even blowguns. Many people have very different approaches to prepping, for myself it is a matter of balance, over the course of my lifetime I have learned to balance my approaches. As a child I was taught archery, firearms, trapping, tracking, stalking and even the use of slingshots. As I got older I continued to practice the use of all of these hunting tools.

Budget Prepping: A list of 20 firearms under $1000 most under $500

“According as circumstances are favorable, one should modify one’s plans.” Sun Tsu

(For the sake of continuity all facts pertaining to ballistics are listed as links at the end of the article, and not within the article. I have not submitted my own testing results, simply because from experience I have found people ignore my results if they go against what they believe. When it comes from someone else, eg., the FBI or some other organization, they believe it.)

Lists are always difficult, reasons are very simple. We all want what we have been told is best by people we trust or what we have grown up believing is best. My list is based entirely on firearms I have or currently own and use and have proven themselves to me entirely. My idea of having a firearm proven too me is simple, 1000 rounds with no hiccups. Minimum 200 rounds of my chosen SD ammunition, no hiccups. Accuracy, sandbagged must be within hunting needs, eg, two inches at 100 yards for ALL rifles, 4-inch max for handguns at 25 yards, sandbagged. Lastly, shotguns, I do not use shotguns for numerous reasons*. As a result, even though I can suggest** two names that most will agree with, I will not include them on the list.

Agree or disagree, however, here is the list and I can honestly say, it is based entirely on personal experience as well as the experience of a close group of individuals. We run firearms, and we run them well. Reloading, shooting, etc., the people I surround myself with all are at the very top of their profession whichever that is. The list will be in three parts, rimfire firearms, rifles (including carbines) and handguns. So here is the list, without further ado.

When is Ammo Too Old? – Prepper Ammo Storage

What is the single most important firearm type for TEOTWAWKI: Reviewing four modern semi-automatic 22lr caliber rifles.

In these United States we have seen hundreds if not thousands of 22lr caliber rifles come and go over the years. Arguably the Ruger 10/22 is the most well known and oldest version of the semi-automatic 22lr rifles still in production today, originally coming onto the scene in 1964 with a rotary style magazine, as compared to the other rifles in today’s review, which all utilize stick style magazines. This rifle was ahead of its time and served to make Ruger a household name, along with the further innovations in the Mini (14, 30 etc.,) series rifles and a variety of handguns.

It is important to understand that my choice personally for 22lr caliber rifle; for the purposes of this article, is not based on anything other than testing, function, weight, price and overall effective efficiency in filling the role as meat provider for the table in a grid down situation, or even as a defensive tool. (And all arguments aside, 22lr is a deadly round, this has been proven time and again over the years, I will attach links to several factual stories of defense against BG’s with the lowly 22lr, not too mention its use as a premier fly swatter for individuals intent on fulfilling pest control of a two-legged variety of varmint.)** On a personal note I have used it quite actively over the years for varmint control, freezer filling and more, sadly the caliber .22 being banned for hunting in many states now, though this is not a serious issue in a grid down situation. After all, some laws are simply not moral or necessary.

The following four rifles include four of the top brand names and are modern, still in production, semi-automatic magazine fed 22lr caliber rifles. The specifics for each are listed below for your perusal. I am not including bolt action .22lr or tube fed, I am not including any 22lr caliber clones of AR, AK or other military variants. I am also not including conversion kits for AR styled rifles as these have their own set of issues and costs.

Choose Your Weapons

In much simpler times when gentleman wanted to settle a dispute of honor they called for a duel. “Choose your weapons” was the traditional start of the events once they had assembled. Dueling pistols, swords, even Bowie knives were sometimes used as tools to settle the disputes. Although it sometimes played out with each party firing into the air and then walking away with honor in tact or regained as the case may be – with no harm done.

It did not always end without loss and there are some very famous duels in our US history. While I’m very glad we don’t settle disputes this way any longer, the fact is many of us feel we are involved in a different form of dueling today. We are dueling with much more complicated situations, events and scenarios more significant than simply defending one’s honor. In fact, many people feel that any number of possible events could occur that might justify or require the ability to protect ones, life, liberty, property or loved ones.