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Survival Gear Review: Ruger Charger Takedown

Some serious firearms are merely taken as fun guns.  Why not allow them to play the role of both?  Lucky for me, at a recent NRA Friends banquet, a friend bought be a raffle ticket to which it produced a winning selection of a firearm.  My choice?  It was a no-brainer for me when I [...]

By |June 13th, 2016|Home Defense|0 Comments
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Survival Gear Review: Magpul PMAG D-60 Drum Magazine

The wizards at Magpul have done it again.  As if their game-changing polymer 30-round PMAG wasn’t enough, they upped the ante with a 60-round drum magazine. And sometimes the obvious benefits of something are not, well, obvious.  Such is the case with the Magpul D-60.  The D-60 drum mag was announced at the February 2015 [...]

By |June 9th, 2016|Home Defense|0 Comments
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Survival Gear Review: Sig Sauer P320

So I got a Sig Sauer P320.  I saw it in a local pawn shop, sitting there in the glass case, perched on green velvet, looking all blocky and businesslike and badass.  I handled it, fondled it, wiped the drool away, and made a trade for it. It went home with me where I glared [...]

By |June 6th, 2016|Home Defense|0 Comments
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Bug Out Long Term (B.O.L.T) Pistol: Part 2

Continuing this story… The innards of the Ruger 22/45 are not the only pieces of metal in need of modernization.  There are plenty of upgrades necessary on the outside of the pistol to make this a B.O.L.T.-worthy tool.  For instance, the magazine baseplates, the grip, the threaded barrel protector, carry options, and of course the [...]

By |May 20th, 2016|Home Defense|0 Comments
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Survival Gear Review: 3M Safety & Security Window Film

Everybody loves lots of windows in their house.  Windows provide you with a view to the world.  They provide natural light, warmth when the sun is shining, fresh air when the weather permits and the ability to cool your home on those hot summer nights.  Everyone loves lots of windows except for a survivalist or [...]

By |May 10th, 2016|Home Defense|0 Comments
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Trick Out A Cheap AR15

The rash of inexpensive ARs clogging gun store shelves right now might not be the greatest battle rifles since the , but they can advance well beyond their pay grade with a few mild upgrades that basically undo the cost saving measures installed at the factory.  In addition to cost-saving measures, many entry level ARs [...]

By |April 10th, 2016|Home Defense|0 Comments
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Survival Gear Review: ShotLock Handgun Solo-Vault 200M

If you want fast access to your handguns in your home or automobile but also need to keep them secured from prying eyes or hands, then you should consider owning an individual gun vault.  Securing your guns is obviously important for safety reasons, but have you considered securing your firearms might protect you from criminal [...]

By |April 4th, 2016|Home Defense|0 Comments
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Survival Gear Review: Glock 43

The official news finally broke at the National Rifle Association’s Annual Meeting in Nashville in April.  The rumors have been flying for several years that Glock was working on a single stack, 9mm handgun for the concealed carry market.  Well, I can let you know that the wait is over.  I finally got my hands [...]

By |April 2nd, 2016|Home Defense|1 Comment
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AR-15 Magazine Management Strategies

If you own and use an AR rifle platform as a primary SHTF weapon, then you need an AR magazine strategy.   Have you ever seen so many options for ways to feed a rifle than with the vast varieties of AR magazine configurations?  You might think you were being made even more confused than just [...]

By |March 12th, 2016|Home Defense|0 Comments
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SHTF Armorer: 10 Basic Items For Your Armorer’s Kit

You can’t swing a dead cat around the survivalist internet sites without running into thousands, no, hundreds of thousands of gun-related articles.  Most deal with variations on a theme: 9mm vs. 45 ACP or AR-15 vs. AK-47.  Not quite so common but still prevalent are articles that focus on training skills to acquire.  However, I [...]

By |March 10th, 2016|Home Defense|0 Comments