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Review: Magpul MOE Grip for AR Platform

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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

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I was just thinking….

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Not really sure why I started thinking about this tonight. When I was 14 years old I was an avid reader of SURVIVE Magazine and American Survival Guide. Yeah – maybe being 14 and worried about a nuclear war between the Soviets and the United States was a bit unusual but I was not the usual teenager. Anyways I really looked forward to a new issue coming out every month,

I can still remember many

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SHTF ONE GUN DEFENSE

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****This post originally appeared over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. It can be seen in its original form HERE.

 

BY GREG RENTCHLER, Editor at Large

thesouthwesttactical.com

I’ve been spending a lot of time at my BOL thinking about a one-gun solution for defending the family in time of SHTF. After much discussion with my survival family and colleagues, we collectively concluded that there is no such thing as

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Initial Evaluation: New Frontier LW-15 Polymer AR Lower

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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

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Review: Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 .22LR Semi-Auto

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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

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Washington Times reports soldiers have to modify M4 to make it reliable

The M4 is a fantastic weapon and many thousands of soldiers and contractors use and love it. Regardless – there is evidence that many soldiers are modifying their weapons to make them more reliable and accurate depending upon the conditions of use. I have heard of military policies disallowing the use of high quality accessories such as Magpul PMAG magazines – and NOT allowing our servicemen the best equipment to do their jobs.

Washington Times reports soldiers have to modify M4 to make it reliable

SHTF ONE GUN DEFENSE

****This post originally appeared over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. It can be seen in its original form HERE.

 

SHTF ONE GUN DEFENSE

BY GREG RENTCHLER, Editor at Large

thesouthwesttactical.com

 

 

I’ve been spending a lot of time at my BOL thinking about a one-gun solution for defending the family in time of SHTF. After much discussion with my survival family and colleagues, we collectively concluded that there is

Continue reading SHTF ONE GUN DEFENSE

Guest Post: You’re doing it wrong. Another article on gear…gun gear

You’re doing it wrong. Another article on gear…gun gear.

By Solomon Shorter

 

I know what you’re thinking right after you read the title. Another guy that thinks he’s going to tell me what gun I need or the type of training I need to defend my family in a SHTF situation.

Nope. Not me. That’s a personal decision and all I can do is wish you well.

What I

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Commentary – Thoughts on the shotgun as a “one gun” arsenal

A common thread with lots of comments at forums all over the net is “If you could only have one gun….what would it be?” I try to stay away from discussions like that because they tend to end up with bickering and displays of juvenile antics.

The truth is most of us do not have to have only one gun – so the discussions are somewhat fruitless. However – for those on a budget, reality

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YouTube Video: Price Gouging on Firearms and Ammunition During a Constitutional Crisis

Certainly a viable topic – ammunition availability seems to be getting better. Well – I haven’t seen any .22LR in couple months. Regardless – I saw one online supplier that is supposed to sell ammo “cheaper than dirt” had basic PMC 9mm 50-round boxes for over $60 a box. Ridiculous.

Anyways – here’s the video:

 

SURVIVAL PRIORITIES: A Series of Articles on Smart Survival

Survival Priorities

A SERIES OF ARTICLES ON SMART SURVIVAL

Dealing With and Overcoming “tachypsychia”

 

 

This is a must talk about subject when one discusses survival events, or personal involvement in a survival/combative situation. Let’s start with the technical definition: Tachypsychia is a neurological condition that alters the perception of time, usually introduced by physical exertion, drug use, or traumatic event. For someone affected by tachypsychia, time perceived by the individual

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Been to a gun shop lately?

I live in South Carolina and have visited several gun shops as well as stores that carry firearms and ammunition. All are pretty much the same – no semi-automatic firearms (centerfire or rimfire), no magazines, and several calibers of ammunition virtually absent.

Don’t see this anymore.

With the threat of a new Assault Weapons Ban just over the horizon, there has been a massive rush on guns, magazines and ammunition – specifically AK’s, AR’s

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Video of the Week: Chuck Woolery on Assault Weapons

I grew up watching Chuck Woolery on TV – love the fact that he is one of the rare pro-2nd Amendment celebrities out there.

Thanks Chuck!!

Rourke

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evEg1VNfX3o

Shooting the Kel-Tec Sub-2000 9mm carbine

So many guns, not enough money. Well – this is true unless you know someone and can borrow theirs. 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 coupe years but it just never happened.

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

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Equipment Review: ProMag M&P15-22 32-round magazine

The Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 is one of my favorite guns to shoot. I have a few thousand rounds through mine and it continues to perform extremely well. Is it 100% reliable? No – but I know of no rimfire that is. I’ll tell you what – it is extremely close – maybe 99.8%. The factory capacity magazine hold 25 .22LR rounds and much like the rifle has an appearance that lends

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AK-47 question…..

Question for everyone…..

 

Do you have an AK-47 and if so what is the brand/model and do you recommend it?

 

Thanks – Rourke

Special Report: Building a Survival Battery

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Building a Survival Battery

By John Rourke

http://modernsurvivalonline.com

Firearms must be an integral part of any survival and preparedness system.

Why? The reason is simple.

Consider a solar flare or EMP attack which causes most all electronics to fail-

The power grid is down. Communication methods do not work. All businesses are closed. No method for pumping gas. Groceries cannot be purchased.

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Weekend playing airsoft……

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This past weekend I spent some time playing Airsoft. If you are not familiar with airsoft it is similar to paintball except the guns used are very realistic and fire small bb’s at varying velocities (200 – 500 fps). Yup, people take these airsoft guns out in fields and buildings and shoot each other.

I had a ball.

I have seen that police departments, SWAT units and other tactical units train with airsoft. Why? There

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Guest Post: I REALLY NEED A GUN SAFE BUT THEY ARE WAY TO EXPENSIVE….

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When we go to the range the topics of conversation we have are predictable – Weapons – Ammo – Targets – Range Fees (always a winner) – Women – Harleys – And last but not least – Gun Safes.

 

Most of us have our own. A few use the extra space in a friends to store their weapons (never really understood that thinking myself but it is better then trying to explain to

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Response RE: My one firearm

[This is a response to recent post Guns, guns, and more guns.... - Rourke]

Rourke,

 

Both the US Rifle, Caliber .30 M1 (Garand) in .30-’06 and M14 (M1A) have killed a lot of people. Their lethality is proven. However, my one firearm choice would be the Ruger Gunsite in .308WIN. I would top it with a Leupold MK4 LR/T on a modified mount over the bolt but would retain the iron sights. I

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Guns, guns and more guns…..

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If you read any gun magazines or visit gun shops you may have noticed just an unprecedented number of new firearms coming out. Pistol’s… rifles….shotguns……”oh my!” .

Over the past couple of years I dream with every issue of Guns & Ammo or Handguns Magazine. So many new models that I would love to have…if I only would win the lottery.

Regardless of all the new eye candy coming out there is one

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