Building your own gun for SHTF

April 20, 2014 Rourke 8

In prepping there are few things more important than protecting the lives of yourself and your loved ones. It’s your duty to ensure their safety by any means necessary even in the toughest of times. […]

S&W Shield 9mm……on the way

March 26, 2014 Rourke 17

  I have been looking for a new pistol to allow for better concealed carry than my full size Smith & Wesson M&P9. I have really struggled making a choice. I tend to be too […]

Want an AR-15 and on a budget?

March 3, 2014 Rourke 8

The AR-15 is an extremely desirable and frequent choice of survivalists and preppers. It has very low recoil, easy to operate with minimal training, excellent accuracy, and very reliable. The AR is typically light and […]

Gun control efforts are not over

January 26, 2014 Rourke 12

Yesterday there was another terrible shooting involving multiple victims in a public place. Three people dead including the shooter at a mall in Maryland. On January 9th a student was shot in a high school […]

Need some PMAG’s?

November 18, 2013 Rourke 0

I just found that Brownell’s is having a special sale on Gen 2 Magpul PMAG’s for $10.79 each. Excellent price on a fantastic magazine. Just wanted to pass it on. Keep your powder dry! Rourke

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Top 3 firearms when on a budget…..

August 2, 2013 Rourke 3

In today’s volatile economy there are many out there preparing for bad times ahead and are frustrated due to tight budgets. Firearms are expensive but a very necessary part of any preparedness system. My opinion […]

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June 15, 2013 Rourke 10

****This post originally appeared over at It can be seen in its original form HERE.   SHTF ONE GUN DEFENSE BY GREG RENTCHLER, Editor at Large     I’ve been spending a lot […]

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Thoughts on ammo availability…….

June 6, 2013 Rourke 25

I received the following note from frequent contributor D. –    Various calibers of ammunition are now starting to make an appearance on the marketplace. (Natchez Shooters Supply, Midway USA, etc)    Most are still […]

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Irish-7 on Arsenal and Gear…….

May 17, 2013 Rourke 7

What follows is an edited and updated version of an article that Irish-7 wrote and had published over at  Arsenal and Gear by Irish-7, Editor-at-Large    First, a little background and base information. I […]

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COMMUNITY FILE #5 Training day!

May 15, 2013 Rourke 3

This is another of my “Community files” that I send out to my retreat group. It and the others I have posted here may be of use to you in planning training for your group. […]

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Gear Review: Millet Designated Marksman Scope

May 14, 2013 Rourke 1

Gear Review: Millet Designated Marksman Scope by Jesse James, Editor-at-Large   Features: 18 MOA donut Illuminated reticle 1 MOA dot 1-4x magnification 24mm Objective diameter 30mm tube Waterproof to 3 ft. (tubes are completely waterproof, […]

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The Surefire 60-round AR Magazine

April 18, 2013 Rourke 10

Although it appears that AR-type firearms as well as magazines seem to be in much better supply than just a couple months ago, magazine such as the Surefire 60 60-rd capacity remain in very high […]

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Have you standardized your calibers?

April 10, 2013 Rourke 31

Standardizing calibers is often a popular topic at various preparedness and firearm forums all over the ‘net. The belief is by limiting the number of calibers that your firearms are chambered as well as possibly having common […]

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Thoughts on alternative weapons…..

February 15, 2013 Rourke 25

A discussion recently came up on alternative weapons with a group I meet with once in a while. My first thought when I saw that the topic of discussion was “alternative weapons” was alternative to what? […]

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When the “little lady” Says “No Guns!”

February 6, 2013 Rourke 1

This article was originally published over at It can be seen in its original form here – SURVIVAL PRIORITIES When the “little lady” Says “No Guns!” By Greg Rentchler Editor at large, NV   […]

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Equipment Review: HC3R Ruger 10/22 Magazine

February 4, 2013 Rourke 8

Higher capacity aftermarket magazines for the Ruger 10/22 have been hit or miss for many years. With the release of the factory Ruger BX-25 magazine, 10/22 owners finally had a reliable higher-than-standard capacity magazine available […]