AR-15

The New “Golden Age” of Rifles

I grew up in the 1980s and early 90s. It is not hard to remember a time when you could buy surplus rifles for a song. SKS rifles and Chinese AKs poured into the US, and one could buy a Norinco Type 56S AK for $229. Ammunition was cheap as well, a case of surplus 8mm or 7.62x39mm… Read More

How To Build A Dirty AR-15 Rifle

Preppers and survivalists alike need one go-to rifle they can trust through thick and thin.  This would be a rifle for everyday use and/or carry either hidden as an EDC gun in the back of a vehicle, in the rack of an ATV/UTV at the Bug Out hide away, and one that will be reliable… Read More

Buy Guns Based on Needs Not Wants

Prepper survivalists tend to be gun people.  That in and of itself is fine, because one of the major concerns during any big time SHTF is defense against outside threats.  Self-defense and protection are huge components to maintaining safety of person, family, property, and survival supply stocks.  But how many guns does that take?  Use… Read More

Why Shooting Practice is Essential

As the old adage goes, there really is no substitute for experience.  This counts double time for shooting experience only gained by “popping lots of caps” as the Mil-Gens like to say.  Of course, they borrowed that ole saying from us baby boomer boomers.  The point is though that to gain valuable shooting experience, competency… Read More

Converting a .223 to a .300 Blackout in 2 Easy Steps: Part 2

Continuing the brief saga of changing over an ordinary gas impingement .223 AR15 into a .300 Blackout, we will complete the barrel change, add a free floating handguard, screw on a can, add the necessary accessories to bring the gun up to our survivalist standard, and head outdoors.  Look, I get it. There is no… Read More

How Much Ammo is Enough For SHTF?

If you have ever spent any time at all on a survival or firearm forum, you are bound to come across the phrase “Buy it cheap, and stack it deep”.  This phrase is, of course, referring to the amount of ammunition one should have if disaster strikes. After years in the shooting community, I have… Read More

The Age of the AR-15

When Eugene Stoner invented the AR-15 in the 1950s, I doubt he ever imagined the rifle’s success of today. In the age where hardwood stocks and full power cartridges reigned supreme, the little “Mattel toy” rifle with plastic stock and aluminum parts looked like something from a science fiction film. First adopted by the Air… Read More

External Belt Gear Rigs

When the soldiers left the ships to fight in that big war to end all wars, the troops were all carrying a webbed belt around the outside of their coats or jackets. This webbed belt carried a wide variety of accessory pouches for ammo, weapons magazines, medical supplies, a canteen, maybe a holster for a… Read More

Suppressed Prepper Rifles

Ricky Bryant has not used a regular hunting rifle for years.  By regular he means a standard hunting rifle with a factory barrel.  Why?  Because Bryant of Clinton, Mississippi is owner and operator of BMS Machine short for Bryant’s Machine Shop on Highway 80 East in Clinton.  What Ricky probably does not realize is that… Read More

Burying Guns & Ammo with MonoVault Burial Tubes

Whenever the headlines carry news of a new law that limits our 2nd Amendment rights, conversations will often come around to the subject of burying guns or creating a survival cache of some sorts.  If not firearms, people talk about burying silver and gold, ammunition, cash, important documents, even caching food storage or fuel on… Read More

SHTF Armorer: Magazine Maintenance – Part 2

So we know to try to keep any severe damage from happening to our precious magazines – that one’s a no-brainer.  But we also need to be aware that during normal use and training, magazines get dropped onto the ground, which is the natural habitat of mud, dirt, dust, snow, small bugs, standing and/or running… Read More