Category Archives: guns

Hearing Protection for Preppers with Guns

The Hearing Protection Act of 2017 is making its way through the bureaucratic labyrinth we call Congress. This bill would make sound suppressors (“silencers”) for firearms no longer subject to the strict requirements of the National Firearms Act (NFA). Instead, … Continue reading

Magpul improves the Ruger 10/22 Takedown

Ruger’s 10/22 is a great prepping and survival rifle. Chambered in .22 long rifle, the ammo is (still) relatively cheap and plentiful. But stock up now, before the SHTF. The 10/22 is a semi-auto rifle with a detachable box magazine. … Continue reading

Why Every Prepper Should Own A Revolver

The usefulness of shotguns, rifles, and semi-auto pistols is indisputable. But the humble revolver deserves a place in your gun safe, for several compelling reasons. 1. Reliability A well-made revolver is ultra-reliable. Load the firearm, throw it in a gun … Continue reading

The Pros and Cons of Shotguns for Self-Defense

One of the most commonly recommended firearms for home defense purposes is the humble shotgun. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of this type of gun for self-defense. PROS 1. Accuracy Being a long gun fired from … Continue reading

The Gun Rights Divide in the U.S.

What will happen to gun rights and gun laws, now that the President-elect and both houses of Congress are controlled by conservatives? Is the Second Amendment safe for now? Not in every State. I’ve noticed that, during the Obama administration, … Continue reading

Are Our Gun Rights Safe? Trump on Guns

President-elect Donald J. Trump, during his campaign, had a not-so-clearly stated position on guns that supported the Second Amendment, and opposed excessive gun control. Let’s take a look back at his statements, which are not entirely consistent. from On The … Continue reading

Home Defense with the Heckler & Koch SP5K

The MP5K 9mm machine gun is renowned for its reliability, compactness, and light weight. HK calls it “the ultimate Close-Quarter weapon”. Well, it’s one of the top close-quarters weapons. And now there is a civilian legal version the SP5K pistol. … Continue reading

More Firepower for Local Police

Most local police officers carry a semi-automatic pistol as their main sidearm. Maybe they have a backup gun in an ankle holster, which could be a small revolver. But gone are the days when the main firearm of a local … Continue reading

No Reaction to a Toy Gun in a Bank

I just returned from a trip to my local bank, in my small town of about 4 to 5 thousand residents. At the bank, I was surprised to see a pre-adolescent kid, maybe 10 years old or so (I can’t … Continue reading

Can Donald Trump be trusted on Gun Rights?

Here’s the news story, discussing Trump’s changing position on gun control. His current stated position, while running as the presumptive Republican nominee is simple: “The Second Amendment to our Constitution is clear,” says Trump on his site. “The right of … Continue reading

A New Survival Air Rifle: folding, lightweight, quiet

Famed Russian airgun company, EDgun, has a new air rifle, designed for backpacking and survival. A PCP-type (Pre-Charged Pneumatic) air rifle, it is lightweight, trim, compact, and even foldable. What’s it called? Leshiy, which means “wood goblin”. Leshiy or Leshy … Continue reading

The Best Inexpensive Pistol-Caliber Carbine for Home Defense

As regular readers may know, I advocate the use of pistol-caliber carbines for home defense. Any long gun is more accurate than a pistol. The ability to shoulder the firearm, the length of the barrel, the ability to add a … Continue reading