Tag Archive: Best SHTF gun

May 09

When Prepping opinions collide, who is right?

By The Maj Recently, on a four day float trip with some like minded friends, the discussion around the camp fire turned to “the perfect bugout bag”.  As a little background here, I have a group of friends that prep and normally twice per year, we take a trip with nothing but our bugout bags …

Continue reading »

Apr 26

Considering the VZ 58 as a Survival Gun

VZ58

By Georges Z. Fahmy – Senshido International We all heard the screeching noises from the ever-ending debate between AR and AK aficionados: the former yelling about the AK being uncomfortable to shoot, inaccurate, and “So Un-American” and the AK lovers telling their AR counterparts that Eugene Stoner’s baby is an unreliable piece of Tactical Gucci, …

Continue reading »

Apr 09

90% of Americans agree that…

Opinion Polls

You’ve been hearing that phase over and over again in the MSM, supposedly this reflects how many Americans agree that Universal Background Checks are something worth pursuing.  I would venture a guess that almost all polls are biased, but we tend to overlook that unfortunate truth as we have a love affair with stats and percentages. How …

Continue reading »

Mar 11

Demand Action? Think of the kids?

Causes of Deaths in Kids

I had a post all ready to go today but have decided to put it off in order to yet again emphasize the hypocrisy surrounding this gun control debate, national conversation or whatever it’s being referred to as these days.  Desperate calls have been made by some legislators at all levels to demand action, that we must do something …

Continue reading »

Mar 08

Ammunition and Magazine recommendations

PMAG and Ammo

Lots of hype concerning ammunition and magazines these days.  With some lawmakers pushing to restrict online ammo sales and magazine capacity (in some states this has already happened) the market and consumers have both reacted.  Supplies are slim, with “in stock” notification emails going out and quantities being snatched up in mere minutes.  Prices are …

Continue reading »

Feb 20

The Importance of the Press Check

Press Check on Glock

Regardless of whether or not there is a magazine in your weapon, is it loaded or unloaded?  Is there a round in the chamber and are you 100% sure about that?  Both valid questions when it comes to handling any weapon because we should always be aware of the status of our weapon. Those who …

Continue reading »

Feb 15

Alert: States Pushing Gun Control Legislation

If you’ve been mildly paying attention to the mainstream media recently you would have noticed that the topic of gun control is not being pumped over the digital network 24/7 much like it was a month ago. We all know about the recent legislation proposed by Sen Feinstein (Senate Judiciary Hearing to be held at …

Continue reading »

Jan 12

Open carry AR15: Good or Bad Idea?

AR15 in Portland

A few days ago two legal gun owners took to the streets of Portland in order to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights while educating the public. Here’s the news story in case you missed it. Let’s address a couple of the obvious issues first, call it how to carry a gun in public 101. 1- Given …

Continue reading »

Dec 29

Rifle vs Pistol training, what’s your ratio?

An old saying on the golf course goes like this: “drive for show, putt for dough.” Being able punch a golf ball 300 yards down the fairway while swinging a $500 carbon fiber driver with the head the size of a toaster on it does take skill (or luck), but the beer money is won …

Continue reading »

Nov 28

Video: Why I need Assault Weapons

I am a huge advocate of the fact that we as citizens in a free country should maintain our right to bear arms in accordance with that has been established in our Constitution.  I have written about this many times, to include: The cost of gun control and what happens when you stay silent, and …

Continue reading »

Nov 18

The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty

United-Nations-gun-ban-sculpture

The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty is back in the news after a brief respite for the elections. Shortly after President Obama’s re-election victory the U.N. General Assembly’s disarmament committee wasted no time in calling for a new round of negotiations. Predictably we have been assured by some in Washington that the treaty will not …

Continue reading »

Nov 10

The Ruger Mini-14, a great alternative to the AR-15.

I’ve written extensively about my love for the AR-15 platform.  How I believe it to be one of the best choices for a SHTF gun, based on a myriad of factors.  Still there are other time tested, proven (and cheaper) platforms out there that can hold their own, the Ruger Mini-14 being one of them. …

Continue reading »

Oct 10

AR15: One of your best options when the SHTF

AR15 on Prepper-Resources.com

The AR15 (or M4) is one of the most prolific weapons on the planet, second only to the venerable AK47 in recognition. A good rifle is worth its weight in gold in most circumstances, but for SHTF it should also be recognized that it will be important to own a rifle that is a proven …

Continue reading »

Oct 01

How to buy a gun, and what to do after.

I spent time out at the range this weekend and trolling around in a few gun stores, picking over products I probably already have and don’t need or want and still don’t need.  There were lots of other people out there as well and through general observation I noticed just how many were completely unfamiliar …

Continue reading »