Category Archives: guns

Three Guns Every Prepper Should Own

If you could only own three guns, which would you choose for prepping purposes? (1) A Rifle in .22LR (2) A Concealable 9mm Handgun (3) An AR-15 in .223/5.56 – A Rifle in .22LR – Nothing beats an accurate .22 … Continue reading

Top 5 AR-15 Variants for Home Defense

The AR-15, also called the Modern Sporting Rifle or the Black Rifle, is generally chambered for the .223 Remington or the closely-related 5.56 NATO cartridges. An AR-15 variant is a similar rifle in a different caliber. Since ARs have two … Continue reading

Which Optics are best for Home Defense?

Suppose that you’ve chosen to use a rifle for home defense. What is the best type of rifle scope to use for that purpose? I won’t argue, in this article, the merits of a long gun over a pistol. But … Continue reading

Perfect for Home Defense: a Bullpup Hi-point Carbine

As I’ve opined in a past post, the Hi-Point Carbine in 9mm is a great option for home defense. The gun is affordable and reliable, and the 9mm round is sufficient for almost any home defense situation. The gun does … Continue reading

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