Body Armor for Dummies

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No doubt, the vast majority of you are aware of the fact that our federal government seems intent on violating our inalienable right to self-defense, among others. It is entirely possible that we will cross the line where “from my cold, dead hands” ceases to be a metaphor. Body armor is a necessity for those … Read more

Air Rifles and Survival

by Robert Nelson,  Port Charlotte Florida I hear a lot of people talk about different guns they have, how much ammo they have in their basement or bug out location.  What guns is the best, what ammo is best?  Should I buy reloading gear?  I hear every gun under the sun.  From .22LR to very large bore rifles.  … Read more

Henry Arms US Survival Rifle Review

The Henry US Survival AR-7 Rifle is the latest rendition of the USAF AR-7 that many Air Force pilots carried “just in case” for the last 40+ years. Even today it can be found stored away by many backpackers, bush pilots, and ATV riders. The AR-7 is known for its unique ability to disassemble in several components and store it … Read more

Visit to firearms manufacturer I.O. Inc.

A couple weeks ago the folks at I.O. Inc. located in Monroe, North Carolina allowed me the honor of touring their facility. Having been the previous owner of an I.O. STG-2000-C and in the market for an AK-variant, I was more than interested.  The tour started with a door opening up and as I walked … Read more

The Pistol – A Survivor’s Best Friend

by Sawbo When considering a sidearm today there is an almost infinite number of possibilities. For a wise prepper and future survivor of TEOTWAWKI there is only three: The Colt 1911 chambered in .45 ACP, The Glock 23 chambered in .40 Smith and Wesson, and The Beretta M9/92 Series chambered in 9mm. How have I … Read more

Mossberg 702 Plinkster .22LR Full Review

I find the .22LR the most fun cartridge to shoot. Cheap with low recoil – a few dollars can provide a few hours of shooting fun. With that said – there are also many .22LR firearms that can be purchased inexpensively. Over the Thanksgiving holiday I visited my brother on Georgia who lives on 42 acres … Read more

Customizing the Ruger 10/22 Tactical

Ruger 10/22 tactical trainer

The Ruger 10/22 is the rimfire rifle which most all others are compared. Most every like-minded survivalist I know owns one (or more).  I have decided to add another 10/22 to my collection. Why? In many ways a semi-automatic .22 rifle is an ideal SHTF weapon. It is lightweight, easy to shoot, and equally at … Read more

10 Effective Weapons Against Zombies


Zombies irritate me. It’s always in the middle of the night they come scratching on a window. Sometimes it is while I am out grilling burgers when they come around with an half an eye hanging out of their head. Jeeze, show some respect! I think by now the zombie craze has mostly faded, at … Read more

My Visit to The Palmetto State Armory

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I recently visited an awesome “gun shop” that is within driving distance of my home. I put gun shop in quotes because although they carry many firearms – they also carry a huge selection of accessories as well. They are not your ordinary gun shop. The place I am talking about is Palmetto State Armory … Read more

An American Classic: The Marlin 336

The Marlin 336 retails for around $500 and is among the most ubiquitous rifles on the used market. In its most common configuration (pistol grip, 20” barrel, 30-30) it can usually be had for around $300.  Leveraction rifles are typically immune to the restrictions and/or prohibitions that some localities assign to semi-automatic rifles.  The 30-30 … Read more

Magpul AR magazines

You can have the best battle rifle but it is little more than an expensive ill-designed club without ammunition and a magazine to feed it. I have had my AR for well over a year now and have tried several magazines from different manufactures. I have been impressed overall with all as I have had … Read more