Firearms

Gear Review: Craft Leather Pancake Holster and Magazine Carrier

As a man who grew up among outdoorsmen and gun snobs, I have long held that there are few finer pleasures in the gun world than a truly well made leather holster encapsulating my sidearm du jour. Many have been the days that I have wandered through the New England outdoors with a Smith &… Read More

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

“Assembled in USA”, The New AK-47 Trend

For years there were three roads to go about procuring an AKM, AK-47, or AK-74 in the US.  The first being that you could buy an import.  For years that meant a Chinese Norinco or Polytech imported by a half dozen different firms.  Hungarian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Romanian, and Russian rifles started to pour in after… Read More

How To Sling A Remington Tac-14 Shotgun

An inquiry came in recently about a past review posting on the Remington Tac-14 shotgun.  In the photos that accompanied the article, the Tac-14 was shown with a sling installed and readers wanted to know the part combinations used to complete this accessory fine tuning.  It’s really pretty simple. This is the really easy part.  Since… 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

To Put A Lock On A Glock Or Not

This is not about Glock handguns, per se.  It is about what choices to make for a prepper or survival handgun(s) for your personal and property protection regardless of a Bug In or a Bug Out option.  This includes any scenario involving a forced escape from your primary residence in the face of any type… Read More

Scope Mounting The Prepper Marlin 336Y

Believe it or not, not every prepper or survivalist is totally enamored with the quintessential semi-auto rifle platform.  Though the AR-15s and AK-47s among other similar rifle types are highly touted as the ideal prepper weapon, some folks just don’t like them.  Well, not like them or don’t trust them or the cartridges in their… 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

A Dozen Prepper Goodies

From time to time the prepper crew at SHTFBlog runs across a number of product items that really work well.  The deal is that these pieces of gear, guns, clothing, gadgets or other items often do not justify a complete lengthy article review on their own.  Then it is time to combine these goodies into… Read More

Build a Longterm Survival Supply Bag

Some preppers and survivalists might scoff at such an idea.  After all, beyond the initial 72 or so hours of a bug out scenario, most would think you’d be surviving out of more permanent supply sources than another bag or storage box.  Well, you might be, or in some cases, you might not be.  SHTF… 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 to Pick the Best Personal Protection Firearm

Picking the best personal protection firearm is a huge question. Just for a little background, I am a firearms instructor and teach four to six classes a month on Basic and Concealed Carry/Defensive shooting.  I work at a reputable “big box” store in the firearms department, and I give lectures frequently on personal protection techniques and… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Walther G22 Bullpup

In the world of low-caliber rifles, the G22 Bullpup is a great choice. The rifle is accurate, sleek, and reliable. For survival applications, such a rifle may be lacking.  No matter how cool the rifle, how can you expect a .22 LR to be a workhorse? This gun will never be powerful enough to bring down… Read More