I am 45 years old and find that target acquisition via open sights is just not as easy as it used to be. Utilization of red dot optics has greatly increased my accuracy as well as ability to stay on target and to move from target to target quickly.
There are tons of red dot optics out there for the AR platform and similar firearms. One in particular that caught my eye is the LUCID
Continue reading Review: LUCID M7 Red Dot Sight
Ever hear of a “solvent trap adapter”? If not you have now. Amazing what people come out with nowadays. A solvent trap adapter is a small tool which attaches to the end of a firearm and allows an oil filter or similarly threaded objects to be attached.
The intended purpose of a solvent trap adapter is to attach an oil filter to the end of a barrel to make cleaning the firearm easier. Simply attach
Continue reading Review: Solvent Trap Adapter from Infinite Product Solutions
My first of several AR build articles focuses building a complete, functioning AR-15 for less than $500. Yes, it is possible and I am going to show you how.
Let me start off by saying this is not difficult. It’s not rocket science and you do not need an engineering degree or have to have worked at NASA for a couple decades. In fact, no tools are necessary for this project. You will also NOT
Continue reading Part 1: AR Budget Build – Complete and functional for under $500
I recently had an opportunity to purchase two(2) Helotex G2 flashlights through Amazon.com at a really good price. I love flashlights in my preparedness system I can’t have too many (along with batteries of course). Over the last decade technology has lead to flashlights getting brighter, smaller, and less expensive. Most of my lights run off of either AA alkaline or CR123 batteries. Unique to the Helotex G2
Continue reading Review: Gunshack G2 flashlight
Rourke: This review was previously published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.
I have owned several Gerber multi-pliers over the last 10 years. They are one of the most essential preparedness supplies. All have served me well. Whether it be for a survival kit, car glove box, or for everyday carry – these multi-tools are just fantastic.
The latest pair that I have purchased is the Gerber “Suspension” . I have now owned it for over 6
Continue reading Equipment Review: Gerber Multi-Plier “Suspension”
This post was originally published HERE on MSO last April. This HIPERTOUCH 24 continues to work beautifully.
I have owned my Stag Model 2L for several years now and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Modification have consisted of some furniture upgrades, optics – and that is about it. I recently came across a review on the Hiperfire line of AR aftermarket triggers and became very intrigued. I contacted the company and they agreed to
Continue reading REVIEW: Hiperfire HIPERTOUCH 24 Drop-In AR-15 Trigger
Rourke: This post was previously published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.
One item that in the past I was severely lacking was water purification. Due to the expense for water purifying equipment – I relied on having the ability to boil water, add bleach, as well as store extra.
Directive21 recently sent me a Berkey Sport Bottle which I absolutely love.
Here it is:
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It is constructed
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REPOST: Three years ago I bought my Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 and have enjoyed it ever since. In fact -I am planning to buy another. This semi-automatic, magazine fed, AR-clone has served me well. I have found it to be accurate and extremely reliable.
When thinking back to the many times I have shot the M&P15-22 the first thing that comes to mind is accuracy. I have never mounted an optic so the
Continue reading FIREARMS WEEK: Three years, thousands of rounds, and lots of fun – the S&W M&P15-22 Carbine
This post was previously published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com. Enjoy! – Rourke
Anyone that has read ModernSurvivalOnline for any length of time knows I have a serious flashlight fetish. Ever since I was a kid I have loved flashlights. I guess being able to see what goes bump in the night has always been important to me. As the years have past and technology has gotten better and better – flashlights have gotten more powerful
Continue reading REVIEW: ArmyTek Predator Pro v2.5 XP-G2 Flashlight
Blast from the Past: This post was originally posted here – http://modernsurvivalonline.com/equipment-review-wondermill-junior-deluxe-grainflour-mill/. The WonderMill Junior Deluxe Grain/Flour Mill is currently one of the prizes up for grabs in the ongoing MSO Guest Post Contest.
I am relatively new to grain mills. Last year I started purchasing varieties of wheat to supplement my food storage program and needed a method to grind it. I picked up a small manual grinder which worked
Continue reading Equipment Review: WonderMill Junior Deluxe Grain/Flour Mill
This post was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.
The Henry US Survival AR-7 Rifle is the latest rendition of the USAF AR-7 that many Air Force pilots carried “just in case” for the last 40+ years. Even today it can be found stored away by many backpackers, bush pilots, and ATV riders. The AR-7 is known for its unique ability to disassemble in several components and
Continue reading Firearm Review: Henry Arms US Survival Rifle……..
Rourke: The following was previously published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com. UPDATE: The Aegis Hybrid Holster continues to perform very well.
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As someone that carries concealed on a regular basis this past summer was challenging. Currently my carry sidearm is a Smith & Wesson M&P9
Continue reading Review: Aegis Hybrid Holster
Went to my local Tractor Supply to get my dogs favorite treats. While walking around looking at all the goodies I came across this multi-LED flashlight priced at $4.99. It came with batteries and had a spring-loaded clip point on it. It also had a magnet on the backside so it could be stuck on a fridge – or wherever. It also had a second flashlight on one end which provided a pretty decent concentrated
Continue reading Tractor Supply LED Emergency Light
To be honest I often scoffed at the idea of spending my hard earned money on an aftermarket grip for my AR. I mean – it’s a just a grip, right? The standard AR grip has been around for decades and should be just fine. Well – several months ago I happen to have a few extra bills padding my wallet(rare occurrence) and was down in Columbia, SC at Palmetto State Armory. They had an
Continue reading Review: Magpul MOE Grip for AR Platform
Several weeks ago I received a New Frontier LW-15 polymer lower for testing – and to build another AR. I know many may scoff at the use of polymer in an AR lower – much the same way traditionalists rolled their eyes at this new plastic gun that came out years ago – called a “Glock”. That plastic gun turned out to be OK. I was originally attracted to the New Frontier due to their
Continue reading Initial Evaluation: New Frontier LW-15 Polymer AR Lower
Three years ago I bought my Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 and have enjoyed it ever since. In fact -I am planning to buy another. This semi-automatic, magazine fed, AR-clone has served me well. I have found it to be accurate and extremely reliable.
When thinking back to the many times I have shot the M&P15-22 the first thing that comes to mind is accuracy. I have never mounted an optic so the original
Continue reading Three years, thousands of rounds, and lots of fun – the S&W M&P15-22 Carbine
This post originally appeared back in May of 2011. I will be posting an UPDATE tomorrow on how my M&P15-22 has performed over the past three years. The original review can be seen HERE. – Rourke
I love the .22LR .
Over the years I have had a variety of .22LR pistols and rifles. From the Ruger Mk II pistol to a Squire Bingham M16R – I have shot
Continue reading Review: Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 .22LR Semi-Auto
The following post was originally published back in 2011 – it can be seen in its original form HERE. – Rourke
I was the lucky winner of the Paladin Go Bag during the last ModernSurvivalOnline.com guest post contest. Rourke asked me if I could do a review of the bag after receiving it. Upon receiving the bag, I knew exactly what I was going to do with it. I made my Paladin Go Bag
Continue reading The Paladin Go Bag Toolkit
I love knives and like most any survivalist own many. Knives have to be one of the most important and useful preparedness tools in existence. Ever try cutting rope without knife? Not easy.
Several months ago I picked up a Gerber Warrant. This knife is generally considered to be within the “tactical” genre -whatever that is. Basically – it is a lightweight, tanto pointed, aluminum handled, 9.5″ inch knife. Reminds me a lot of the
Continue reading Knife Review: Gerber Warrant
Gear Review: Millet Designated Marksman Scope
by Jesse James, Editor-at-Large
18 MOA donut Illuminated reticle 1 MOA dot 1-4x magnification 24mm Objective diameter 30mm tube Waterproof to 3 ft. (tubes are completely waterproof, but not electronics) Fogproof -40F-140F 18 oz. ~$225
While it has been quite a while since I have had the privilege to contribute to MSO, rest assured I have been quite busy with rounding out my preps. Much
Continue reading Gear Review: Millet Designated Marksman Scope
During my recent trip to my bug out location in Georgia I had the opportunity to test a new ProMag polymer 30 round AR magazine. I paid $17.99 at my local gun shop. With the current demand on magazines for AR’s there have been several companies that have come out with new versions of the infamous 30 rounder. ProMag’s polymer 30 round version at first look appears to be a close copy
Continue reading Review: ProMag Polymer AR 30-rd Magazine
I have a huge flashlight fetish. They are all over my house. They vary in size and power and battery size. Ever since I was a kid and my dad gave me this cool looking metal flashlight, silver in color with a switch on the side that had a button that I could press to create light – I was hooked.
Nowadays – LED rules that day. Most of all my flashlights run on AA,
Continue reading Flashlight Review: Mini 400 Lumens CREE Q5 LED Flashlight
This review was originally published here – http://modernsurvivalonline.com/equipment-review-grand-trunk-ultralight-hammock/.
I am in the process of putting together a new bug out/get home kit. The revision of my kit comes from my recent bout with severe lower back pain. Although my back is better I have put some thought into changing things to reduce weight. When my back was really bothering me the pain was agonizing and my mind
Continue reading Equipment Review: Grand Trunk Ultralight Hammock