The Great Debate – Revolver vs Semi

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by Chad If there was ever a topic on guns in our modern age that has been covered extensively, it is this one. A dead horse beaten beyond recognition, a broken record played ad nauseum, and still it persists! There is a reason for that. Despite the semi-auto’s supremacy, and the wheelgun’s purported obsolescence, the … Read more

Comparison: Mossberg 500 vs. Remington 870

Americans are brand loyal, and Americans also love to fight about our preferred brands: ask any group of guys, “Ford or Chevy?” and watch the fur fly. People are passionate about their tools of choice, from hammers to boat motors, and this goes double for guns. You will never hear such impassioned, intricate rhetoric and … Read more

The Best Calibers for Survival

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by John If you do anything with a firearm, you probably have the “perfect” ammunition for that purpose.  It may be unsuitable for some or even all other purposes, but as long as you have a well stocked gun store nearby, who cares. But consider a survival situation.  What kind of situation, we don’t know, … Read more

Top 5 Bolt Action Hunting Rifles for Survival

by Nicholas When assembling your survival armory, you will need to focus on buying guns that each fills a specific need. I recommend that at least one of those guns should be a bolt-action hunting rifle in a long-range caliber such as .308 or .30-06, fitted with a scope. While a bolt action rifle may … Read more

Comparison: Beretta 92FS vs. Taurus PT92

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One of the most popular handguns was a former U.S military sidearm (they switched to the Sig Sauer in 2017), the Beretta 92FS/M9 and related variants. The Beretta 92 has firmly established itself as an accurate and reliable pistol that serves well in hostile environments. The Beretta is a great choice as a home defense … Read more

The Best SHTF Rifle Cartridge

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by a guest contributor The AR 15 has a reputation as a SHTF firearm, and while there is a reason for this reputation, a lot of us forget exactly why it’s one of the better options. We stock up on the 5.56×45 NATO and the tactical rifles that are chambered for this cartridge, and we … Read more

Top 5 Best Pistols for SHTF

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by Eric Ahhh, guns, my favorite subject. What are the top 5 pistols, or should we say handguns, for a SHTF event? Well, that would depend on a few factors. One would be the users experience with handguns. Another would be whether it is intended to cover all your needs or solely intended as a … Read more

Top 5 Best SIG Sauer Pistols

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With the news that the United States military will officially adopt the SIG Sauer P320 pistol to replace the Beretta M9 that has served since the 1980s, it would seem like an appropriate time to discuss SIGs in general. The manufacturer, SIG Sauer, is regarded as being a premium brand on the firearms market. Their … Read more

Top 5 Popular Types of Guns Not Suitable For SHTF

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by Nicholas Selecting your firearms is one of the most important things you can make as a prepper, because these are the guns that you will use to keep your, your family, and your property safe in the event of a disaster or a home invasion. The purpose of this article is to outline five … Read more

Walther PPQ vs. HK VP9

by Nicholas It’s safe to say that the striker-fired pistol market today is dominated by Glock (as it has been for sometime), and while there’s no denying that Glock made readily available quality guns, there are a variety of great pistols out there. If you want a pistol other than Glock, you have many options. … Read more

How Many Firearms Do You Really Need?

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How many guns do you really need to own?  This is a question that many gun owners ask themselves or ask others. Unfortunately, it’s a question that has no definitive general answer. Let’s analyze it in greater depth and see if we can find the right answer for you. There are respectable arguments to own … Read more

7 Ammo Storage Tips Every Gun Owner Should Know

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Whether you are a frequent shooter or not, stocking up on ammo is a must for any prepper. Not only is ammo useful for self defense in a SHTF situation, but it will also be needed for hunting and trade. Because it is so useful, robust, and doesn’t expire quickly, ammo will most likely become … Read more

Comparison: 9mm vs. .45 ACP

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by Nicholas Of all the topics subject to debate in the world of firearms, the one that probably receives the most attention is the debate of 9mm vs. .45 ACP.  While some would say that this debate has gone on for far too long, others will be quick to point out that choosing a personal … Read more

Colt Mark IV Series 70 Review

Colt 1911 Series 70

by Nicholas Even those who aren’t familiar with guns should at least have heard of the 1911 before.  It’s one of the most popular and classic handguns of all time, and while there are many variations of the 1911 produced, perhaps the most iconic one of all is the G.I-style of M1911A1 that was used … Read more

Self-Defense Weapons That Are Not Lethal


We all know that we live in uncertain times. Whether you are in your home, in your car, at work, or on the street you have to be prepared to defend yourself. I do not want to sound like the world is coming to an end and it is every man for himself, but you … Read more

Top 5 Best .380 Pocket Pistols for Concealed Carry

by Nicholas More Americans are concealed carrying today for personal protection more than ever before. The result of this in recent years has been an explosion of sales for pistols designed specifically for concealed carry. For this reason, in the past five or so years, the market for .380 pocket pistols (also known as pocket rockets) … Read more

Concealed Carry Revolvers

by Nicholas Even in the 21st Century where concealed carry semi-automatics from .32 to .45 gauge have taken the market by storm, the traditional revolver holds strong. Revolvers continue to sell off the shelves in droves, and the likely reason is that people know that you can always depend on a revolver to save your life. … Read more

Top 7 Best Double Stack .45s

The top three calibers that you should consider for an STHF sidearm are 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP simply because they are the most popular and easiest to find. If you decide that .45 ACP is the caliber you would like in your sidearm, it’s time to do your research on the best specific … Read more

Top 5 Brands of 1911 to Own

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Easily one of the most iconic and beloved semi-automatic pistols of all time, the 1911 is a timeless design that has been around for over a hundred years and will likely be around for a hundred more. But what makes the 1911 so adored by shooters? Just as importantly, what specific brands of 1911 stand … Read more

These Survival Weapons Will Keep Your Family Safe

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by Jeanie In the post Apocalyptic scenario when rule of law breaks down then householders need to protect their families – but aren’t we almost there already with home invasions and zombies hell-bent not just on taking your stuff but causing harm? And it’s your right to do everything in your power to protect your … Read more

Top 5 Walther Pistols to Own

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Walther is a gun company that always seems to introduce a new innovative feature with each gun they make. They’ve gone from a simple target rifle manufacturer in the 1880s to now being one of the most famous firearms manufacturers in the entire world. Walther produces an assortment of high-quality handguns for law enforcement, military, … Read more