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Panhandle Rancher responds…..EDC

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Panhandle Rancher responds to comments regarding a Guest Post published here several days ago. The original article can be read HERE.

– – – Rourke

Every Day Carry, revisited.

 

Might I have erred by considering the military looking bag carrying male a threat? At least one reader thinks so. We have created a dangerous modern society and I submit there are more assaults, robberies, burglaries, and homicides

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The Panhandle Rancher speaks of EDC…….

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Rourke: This post was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com. The subject matter is extremely relevant.

Everyday Carry

Not long ago, my daughter who is a third year medical student and I planned to dine at a nice restaurant which is co-located in a busy area along with other restaurants and fast food businesses. We were in a diesel one ton ranch

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A few thoughts on gun control…..

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Gun control is certainly on the lips of many today due to recent news headlines and gun control is one issue that I certainly have opinions on.

Top online criminal justice programs, police academies, and everything in between all teach that as guns are harder to legally buy so increases the illicit market and use of other weapons. This truth is often ignored by news media and groups critical of gun use, especially in the

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Review: Dropdown Weapon Light Mount

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A few weeks ago I purchased an Off-Set Tactical Light Mount for my AR. So far – I have been very pleased. Matched up with a Streamlight Polytac LED Flashlight – this is an excellent system system for illuminating targets in night conditions.

The mount attaches to a picatinny rail or weaver base via a single knurled knob which can be hand-tightened. It also can be tightened

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Shooting the Kel-Tec Sub-2000 9mm carbine

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This post was originally published HERE on MSO.

So many guns, not enough money. A couple weeks ago I had the chance to borrow a friends Kel-Tec Sub-2000 9mm Carbine. I have been interested in owning one of these for the past few years but it just never happened.

Over a weekend I was able to take a look at the Kel-Tec, handle it, shoot it, and get an

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TechEyes.com – special limited time pricing for MSO readers

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TechEyes.com is a new sponnsor here on ModernSurvivalOnline.com and they are offerring some very special EOTech pricing for MSO readers. This is a limited time, unadvertised offer.

 

Here are the specials:

 

L3 EOTech EXPS3-0 HWS Extreme Red Dot Sight, Night Vision Compatible – EXPS3-0 https://techeyes.com/index.php/l3-eotech-exps3-0-hws-extreme-red-dot-sight-night-vision-compatible-exps3-0.html?acc=c9f0f895fb98ab9159f51fd0297e236d 6 in stock Normal pricing: $629; Sale Price: $560 COUPON CODE: EOTECH3 EOTech EXPS3-2 Holographic Sight – EOEXPS3-2 https://techeyes.com/index.php/eotech-exps3-2-holographic-sight.html?acc=c9f0f895fb98ab9159f51fd0297e236d 1 in stock Normal Pricing: $629; Sale price:

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Review: LUCID M7 Red Dot Sight

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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

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Smith & Wesson Model 22A .22LR pistol

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This post was previously published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com.

 

A few months ago I was in the market for a .22LR pistol. After looking at numerous models available – I selected the Smith & Wesson 22A. Why? Well – my local gun shop had it in stock for one. I read several reviews on it and liked what was reported. I also had an opportunity to shoot one over at a friends

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Video of the Week: The Truth About Wolf Ammo

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YouTube is an absolutely incredible source of information on almost anything you can think of. Every week we feature a new video related to a variety of topics such as firearms, first aid, gardening, security, food storage, water filtration….and current events.

Asking someone about Wolf ammunition is sometimes like asking about religion or politics. People are very opinionated however most I have come across have little personal

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I never hear anything about the Ruger Mini-14 anymore…..

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I had an original Mini-14 back in the 90’s and thought it was great. The only magazine I used that worked well was the Ramline polymer magazine designed to function in the Mini-14, AR-15, and AR-180. Wish I had never sold that gun. The Mini-14 has since been redesigned and has been improved but yet still rarely do I see it referenced when defensive or SHTF-guns are discussed.

I would suppose changing marketing conditions are

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Video of the Week: SURVIVING AN ACTIVE SHOOTER

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YouTube is an absolutely incredible source of information on almost anything you can think of. Every week we feature a new video related to a variety of topics such as firearms, first aid, gardening, security, food storage, water filtration….and current events.

Overall I think this video is pretty good. Sent in by The Panhandle Rancher he made a few points I agree with. Here are a few

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Video of the Week: Incredible Slow Motion Camera Work

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YouTube is an absolutely incredible source of information on almost anything you can think of. Every week we feature a new video related to a variety of topics such as firearms, first aid, gardening, security, food storage, water filtration….and current events.

The Coach sent this in……awesome slow motion camera work.

 

From the Supply House: Here are a few popular survival & preparedness items available at deep

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Part 1: AR Budget Build – Complete and functional for under $500

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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

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HIPERFIRE releases new AR trigger – the EDT

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Looking for a great trigger for your AR that won’t break the bank? The new HIPERFIRE EDT trigger just might be the answer.

Designed for LE department approval, low cost high performance OEM trigger upgrades, NRA sponsored long range marksmanship shooters, home defense, etc. The single stage trigger is unique, sporting user-adjustable trigger weights of 4½+ and 5½+ lbs without compromising MIL-spec hammer fall energy. And, it locks up faster than stock triggers.

It’s still

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….On testing yourself

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I just came in from playing with the skull gun. On my last string of 5 only 3 rounds got on the`6″X6″ cardboard. It was a good session. How can that be GOOD? When I test out equipment or ideas, failure is the biggest part of the learning and improvement cycle. If something doesn’t work right, or fails altogether, I now know that I need to re-evaluate my ideas, the way I use certain

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….On AR platform builds

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I have not been all that active here in the past few months or so. I had three auto racing series that I was heavily involved in trying to win, and I started building custom AR rifles in between races, and got carried away. This past season has been strictly for me. My first rifle build was a .300 BLK. 16″ barrel, Magpul OD furniture and the receivers skinned with tiger stripe wrap.

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REVIEW: Hiperfire HIPERTOUCH 24 Drop-In AR-15 Trigger

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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

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FIREARMS VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Servin’ Up the Second Amendment

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YouTube is an absolutely incredible source of information on almost anything you can think of. Every week we feature a new video related to a variety of topics such as firearms, first aid, gardening, security, food storage, water filtration….and current events.

This is one of the coolest things I have ever seen. A restaurant whose wait staff works their job armed. That’s right – they carry a

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FIREARMS WEEK: Tips for a budget AR build

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By J Dobson

 

I doubt there is a more popular weapon system available today than the modern sporting rifle, or AR. They can be had in many different calibers and configurations, more accessories than you can imagine and they are genuinely fun to shoot. On top of all that, in the 5.56 caliber they are inexpensive to shoot compared to many other calibers.

Another great thing about the AR rifle is that, at

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FIREARMS WEEK: How many magazines?

This question is pondered just about as much as “How much ammunition should I store?“. Over the past several years I have changed my mind on this and much of that changing I directly attribute to readers who have disagreed with me. I listened to other peoples opinions and came to the conclusion that the number I had determined was a good one wasn’t.

We are talking about survival and preparedness guns. Guns that are

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FIREARMS WEEK: Shot Patterns of Different 12 Gauge Loads

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REPOST: One of the big advantages to the shotgun is the ability to use different ammunition depending upon the application. Slugs can reach out and bird shot can cover a wide area at closer ranges. In an effort to gain a bit more knowledge over a few different 12 gauge shells – I decided to do a small test.

Up front – let me go

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FIREARMS WEEK: Budget Home Defense and Survival Firearm

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So many of us are on a tight budget. Every week visits to the grocery store bring back memories of when food costs so much less. Now I can feel the strain on my wallet to get the food my family needs as well as extra to put back. Although gas prices are way down costs on most everything continues to inch up while wages remain stagnant. The point is there are many people out

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FIREARMS WEEK: Three years, thousands of rounds, and lots of fun – the S&W M&P15-22 Carbine

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

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FIREARMS WEEK: 22LR as a Defensive Round?

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This post was previously published HERE. It has now been updated to this new version. – – – Rourke

In today’s tight economic conditions – there are many preparedness-minded folks out there looking to their Defense Budget and trying to get money to stretch as far as possible. One must consider what type of scenario the Defensive Budget is being prepared for and considered. Even with that some folks just do not have the money

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