AR-15

The Katrina Rifle

Almost overnight Katrina turned from a woman’s elegant name, to a tragic hurricane, to an adjective for a tangible survival situation.  So when the word Katrina is used to qualify a rifle, it should be clear that the intended use of the rifle will not be for anything fun.  This particular Katrina Rifle (KR) project… Read More

Do You Really Need An AR-15 When the SHTF?

There are two groups of people reading this:  those that think you'll need an AR-15 or two and those that think one is totally unnecessary. Let's explore some scenarios. Maybe some thinking along different lines will help you to make your own decision.   Scenario One Let's first operate under the idea that things have… Read More

SHTF Armorer: The AR-15 Bolt Carrier Group

Whether you like it or not, you have to admit that the AR-15 is the rifle of choice for the majority of preppers nationwide. It's adaptable, it's easy to handle, easy to shoot well, and the sheer numbers of them out there mean that any prepper undermost circumstances should probably have one in his arsenal… Read More

The Original Dot Sight

    What if I told you that there was a dot sight that existed and worked extremely well for 100 years before the first Aimpoint ever clicked on? True story. It was (and still is) a fast, easy-to-pick-up zero-magnification sighting system that served to annihilate herds of buffalo hundreds of yards from the shooter… Read More

A while ago, one of our readers wrote in and asked for advice for a good SHTF shotgun. I helped him out with the knowledge I had, and I guess it was OK, because he wrote back on a slightly different topic. He asked, Dear SHTFblog, You guys gave me great shotgun advice reciently. I'm… Read More

Gun Rights Battle in Connecticut

I don't know if you've been following what's been going down in Connecticut since Jan. 1, but what happens there could very well set a precedent for gun owners across the country. Call it ignorance, call it civil disobedience, or explain it away by saying, "they must not have known", but however you put it… Read More

Military surplus guns for when SHTF

Yeah, they're ugly. Yeah, they're generally old. Yeah, they're sometimes pretty beat up. But the fact is that the military surplus and law-enforcement trade-in market is a great place to source badass SHTF guns. (Relatively) cheap, reliable, and useful, military and LE guns are available in huge quantity, and they're not super-sexy to most people… Read More

Taking Time For Yourself

Happy Wednesday, everybody!   In last week's post, I'd hoped to get a few five-gallon bucket build ideas, but we've only had a couple submissions...so I'm going to stretch that out another week in the hopes we might get a couple more. On top of that, I've been bedridden sick with a nasty stomach virus… Read More

DIY AR-15 trigger job for $17.06! *

*Price includes a six-pack of a delicious frosty adult beverage.   I'll admit; I've been an AR-15 fanboy for many, many years...even before the crazy modular tacti-cool rush of insanity made the AR-15 the hot-rodded Model A Ford of firearms. I've owned a few and shot many; and the one thing I can consistently say… Read More

Product Review: Bushnell TRS-25 red dot sight

EDIT: As I seem to have used the wrong designation for the red dot (TRW-25 vs. the actual, correct TRS-25), I boogered up a few things. Many thanks to Rooikat for picking up my boo-boo. The article has been edited to what is correct. A list of the Bushnell Trophy Red Dot scopes can be… Read More

Firearms for Beginners, Part Three: Action types

Howdy!   Welcome to the third, and final (for a bit) installment of my Firearms for Beginners primer. We've covered ammunition types, basic firearms nomenclature, and now we'll jump into a brief overlay of  types of actions and their respective operations. The Action can be described in two ways: the "action" is the way a gun cycles… Read More

Firearms for Beginners, Part Two: Nomenclature

Howdy!   Last week I discussed various aspects of ammunition; this week I'll delve into entry-level firearms nomenclature and basic parts. Again, I'm not trying to dump a lifetime's worth of firearms knowledge on you in one sitting; this is just meant to scratch the surface, and hopefully give the beginner a bit of knowledge… Read More

Hold Fast “Gun Buckle” Review

Howdy! Just a lil' product review here for you to feast your eyes on. In this world of high-tech wizardry and battery-operated whiz-bang doo-dads, sometimes you find something so damn simple and effective that it takes you a second to comprehend everything it CAN do. I found this neat little piece 'o' kit at a… Read More