From the Desk of John Rourke – November 20th, 2015

I have been planning on writing about the modern underground economy. Just a few words in the meantime. More and more people are conducting business via barter. Service for material things. Services for services. Material for material. Of course this has been going on for hundreds of years however the modern economy is dictating a higher need and frequency.

Simple online Facebook groups are a major player in the underground economy. People post items of all kinds from kids clothes to firearms all the way up to vehicles. These items are most often sold for cash however barter is frequently used.

I am getting to this post very late as I have been negotiating with several people to trade one of guns for another. There were numerous offers and ideas that were attractive. I ended up trading an AR that costs less than $500 for a Winchester Model 70 bolt action with polymer stock in .270 Winchester. Included the Bushnell scope in 6X18X50.

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I also received 340 rounds of .270 with it.

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This was a great deal! Looking forward to shooting it Saturday.

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“I don’t know if this needs saying here? It’s likely that at sites like this it’s understood. But just in case it’s not, we are in the beginning stages of WW3. This is not a fight with a bunch of rag-tag fanatics in Syria and Iraq, this is a global war against Islamic fundamentalism which is at odds with and incompatible with the western world. There are 1.3 billion Muslims. Some surveys suggest that as high as 25% of Muslims agree in some small measure with the caliphate. If only a tiny fraction support it then that’s ten’s of millions. This is going to get ugly fast and will last a long time. It’s a multi generational war in which we, the civilians are the targets. History knows that when your enemy is fighting a religious war against you, there can be no armistice. There can be no surrender, unless it is us who surrenders. To them its win or death, and nothing else. Once this is accepted by the world the war that will commence will dwarf every other conflict in the history of Mankind. The question is when? It’s easier to resist in the beginning than in the end.”

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– – – John Gault, November 19th, 2015 – ModernSurvivalOnline.com

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Have a great weekend!!

 


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17 Comments

  1. John Gault—Well said!
    The sad part of this whole ‘war’ is the sheeple and the (so called) leaders who refuse to admit or ignore its origin, strengths or goals.
    Just remember…If you must fight, fight to win! (and cheat if you have to!)
    Buy more ammo!

  2. I was surprised, to say the least, when I saw the Fox interview on line yesterday morning where the guest, stated we should carry a concealed weapon at all times. I admit, it kinda jolted my awareness a little. I ordered a new inside waist band concealed holster right after seeing the video. This morning ordered 200 rounds of 165gr .40 for target and whatever. Today, I’ll clean up the range. Since I live outside of town, I have a 30 yd pistol range set up to IDPA standards. Also re-upped with the IDPA this morning to restart my tactical training.

    Folks, Paris was the first shot…call it a Pearl Harbor event. More is on the way. I listened to the interview with the FBI director this morning. Listen to half of what he said and believed half of what I listened to.

  3. I agree with you John Gault. and remember that “If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.” (John Steinbeck)

    Besides if you don’t fight to win in a war, what are you doing, Fighting to place? Placing 2nd in a war means you have lost, and when the war you refer to starts, losing means your head on a pike.

  4. Although I have a FOID and a 22, I do not have a concealed carry permit and simply can’t afford the process to get one . . What does one do in this instance?

    • Karen, I would purchase ALL the .22lr ammo you can afford! Buy I it out of state when you can, too. If your .22 is a hand gun, I would find out HOW you can legally have access to your hand gun while in your vehicle, and while at a static position like home, I would keep a few extra mags loaded and ready for when you might need them. Get the best quality ammo you can afford. If you have a rifle, and it takes magazines, get additional magazines for that rifle and keep at least one extra loaded and ready to go.
      Work within the system to make it work for YOU. no need to telegraph to anyone you HAVE a firearm either, let them be shocked and surprised at your ferocity in regards to someone trying to prey upon you. Hang in there!!

  5. You are one bad-ass horse trader sir. You ended up with a VERY nice bolt gun, in a widely available caliber (with lots of ammo too), that will “reach out and touch someone” when the need arises. I’d certainly rather engage a foe from long range whenever possible. The AR carbine is a great close quarters, maybe even medium range weapon. But every prepper should have stand-off capabilities. And a Model 70 in .270 will certainly do the job. Nice acquisition!

    • Regards the Muslims and there faith, lets not forget that on two soccer games after the attack, they tried to give a minute of silence on behave of innocents killed, and both times the Muslim audience Booed lowly during the period. That my friends tells me where there hearts are with the extremist and are just as bad, so it’s BS that there are moderates, there just to chicken to go as far as the extremist, however given the chance and the numbers supporting them you will see there true nature, which is why you don’t see other Muslims condemning them.

  6. Good trade Rourke. You’ve got me thinking/wondering how could I create trade website that would work for everyone depending on their area and secure that barter. Hmmmmm…

    Karen, I would just say this. It’s better to be judged by 12, then carried by 6. Use your own judgement, but if things get really violent. As they appear to be headed. I think the choice/decision is obvious. Also, review your state gun laws. You will be surprised at what level or how close you can put something within reach legally.
    Or of course the first sentence as stated above.
    Also, even if you can’t by some “high end” pistol. $200 or $300 though a good bit of money….is attainable to get a good, relivable, higher caliber pistol in case you want something with more umpf. Especially, some of the pistols Rourke has listed here, tested, and demoed for us.

    Here, from one of this websites sponsors. Scroll down a bit. I think I even saw a .45 for $179.
    https://www.classicfirearms.com/hand-guns/?dir=asc&order=price&p=2

    Have a good weekend. Do not quite..press on..fight I saw, don’t want on anyone else. You…move forward. Cheesy title, some weak scenes…but the people speaking are speaking from the heart.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRaTpTVTENU

  7. John Gault,

    Well said. But there is a very important point. We may die in the fight, but if we don’t fight, they win, and they will murder any who surrender to them anyway.

    The point is never surrender. Fight to win, fight with everything you have, and when that’s gone find something else to fight with. Your very survival depends upon winning and any cost. All they have to do is say they will stop fighting, then we will let them live. They will not reciprocate, ever, so don’t stop just because they are pretending to give up. They rule by murder, coercion, torture, etc.

    I don’t see how we can trust any of the ‘refugees’ coming from the middle east. Even though they left there, they express sympathy toward ISIS ideology. How can they ever be trusted with that mentality? They can’t be trusted, ever.

    Just my thoughts.
    CM

  8. Regards the Muslims and there faith, lets not forget that on two soccer games after the attack, they tried to give a minute of silence on behave of innocents killed, and both times the Muslim audience Booed lowly during the period. That my friends tells me where there hearts are with the extremist and are just as bad, so it’s BS that there are moderates, there just to chicken to go as far as the extremist, however given the chance and the numbers supporting them you will see there true nature, which is why you don’t see other Muslims condemning them.

  9. The .270 was a VERY good trade, congrats. If you don’t already, you should pick up a Lee Loader or other simple reloading rig of your choice. The .270 will give you a lot of confidence in reloading – even harder to screw up than .30/06, in my opinion.

  10. John G well said as always.Everyone exc thoughts.
    Karen do you have any friends that you can trust
    so you can share self defense when the SHTF?
    Having one gun is better than no guns at all.
    How about a stun gun and or mace?
    God bless us all. Arlene
    PS Good trade Rourke.

  11. Rourke, horse trading must be in you blood, great trade. John G you are right. I talked to an active duty soldier yesterday from a near by base, about 4 miles as the crow flies, and he fully expects problems to start in this country in the near future. In WW II my old battalion’s cry was ” No Quarters “, I submit this may be a battle cry to many if we start getting attacks from the jihadist as the idiots in DC will be telling it’s not all the Muslims or at least not widows and children, we have seen other wise in recent attacks.

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