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The 5 Best Budget Pump Shotguns

January 22, 2020 Tim Makay 2

Among all the vintage actions that remain popular and more or less viable today, the pump action shotgun is overwhelmingly the most popular among shooters, and one of the most viable for defense and general […]

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The Best 9mm Luger Ammo

January 6, 2020 Tim Makay 3

“Best” is an adjective that starts fights faster than quick. No sooner than you declare something the best you have a dozen folks ready to refute you with master-crafted rebuttals, Powerpoint presentations or name calling. […]

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Just What Constitutes SHTF?

December 27, 2019 Tim Makay 18

“SHTF” is a time-worn and borderline cliché prepper acronym we have all heard, seen and continue to hear and see daily in prepping circles. What will you do when the SHTF? Where will you go […]

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How to Prepare if You’re All Alone

December 9, 2019 Tim Makay 6

Prepping can be difficult enough when you have your family, or at least a few survival companions to help you. If you are alone, truly alone, it can be extraordinarily difficult, not to mention very […]

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An Argument for DA/SA Pistols

November 14, 2019 Tim Makay 1

Modern pistol design has embraced the striker-fired action as the current paradigm. There are good reasons for this, greater mechanical simplicity and a moderate consistent trigger pull being two of the most common. Of course, […]

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Should You Modify Defensive Firearms?

September 16, 2019 Tim Makay 0

When discussing firearms for personal or home defense with other like-minded shooters, a common question that crops up, and often results in argument, is whether or not modifications are acceptable on defensive firearms, and if […]

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Are Subcompact Pistols Worth It?

August 30, 2019 Tim Makay 6

Concealed Carry of pistols is a subject of enormous breadth and depth, covering such intricacies as who you are and what you do for a living versus where you are carrying and under what conditions […]

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10 Carbine Drills to Master

August 8, 2019 Tim Makay 2

Carbines, modern, vintage or somewhere in the middle are exceedingly popular guns for general purpose readiness in prepper’s armories for good reason. Their combination of range, power and ease of use make them excellent guns […]