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The Pros and Cons Of .22 Caliber Handguns

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Guns come and go. Trends and novelty keep some shooters chasing the newest, most Instagram-worthy gun of the year. A gun bought for a purpose may find itself up for adoption or sitting in the safe if that purpose goes away. Advancements in materials, design or cartridge may make others obsolete, or simply less appealing in the face of the…

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45 Survival Uses for the Humble Tarp

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Most people have had occasion to use a tarp at some point to keep firewood dry, temporarily patch a leaky roof, or in some cases for shelter. But when SHTF, there are a variety of survival uses for a humble tarp. We’ve listed 25 of these uses below. Temporary Shelter from sun and rain. Create a Windbreak to protect yourself…

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The Ultimate Prepper’s Checklist

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[sg_popup id=”2″ event=”onload”][/sg_popup]“Be prepared” is a pretty broad order. Prepared for what? How prepared are we talking about, here? If you are new to prepping and readiness as a component in your lifestyle, one of your first actions will probably be to take stock and compare yourself and your stash of supplies to veteran preppers or friends. What you find…

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Practically Tactical: Maximizing the Common Shotgun for Defense

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Shotguns are perennially popular home defense firearms in the U.S. for several reasons. One reason is their easy availability, and cost effectiveness. A quality shotgun can often be had for significantly less coin than a rifle of equivalent grade.  Another reason is that many owners default to it because they already own one for hunting or other sporting purposes. And…

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How to Accurize the Mini 14 Rifle

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The Ruger Mini-14 is one of America’s favorite general purpose semi-auto rifles. Possessed of light weight, nimble handling and classic styling, they remain a viable choice for anyone who for whatever reason does not want America’s other rifle, the AR-15. The Mini-14 is robust, dependable and easy to use, all great qualities for any rifle. But there is one thing…

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Should You Bug Out or Hunker Down to Deal With Disaster?

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Probably the most common question prepared people ask of each other, and experts, when detailing their personal strategy for coping with a major disruptive event is “Bugging in, or hunkering down?” Stay or go? Run or hide? It is certainly a good question, as both approaches have intrinsic merit depending on the situation. But where more than a few people…

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Weapons Safety: Rules and Procedures for the Real World

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Safety in both shooting and handling is a prime consideration when armed with a gun. Unless your first exposure to the firearms sphere is this article, you have hopefully been instructed in the Prime Rules of Gun Safety. They certainly pop up everywhere: posted at ranges, written in manuals, recited by trainers and shown at the beginning of videos. You…

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