Review: Canik TP9SA 9mm Semi-Auto Pistol

October 13, 2015 Rourke 1

Colt. Springfield. Glock. Smith & Wesson. H&K. Ruger. All these brands are well respected and have been putting out high quality firearms for years. For most the mention of any of those brands and it is […]

Panhandle Rancher responds…..EDC

August 5, 2015 Rourke 7

Every Day Carry, revisited.   Might I have erred by considering the military looking bag carrying male a threat? At least one reader thinks so. We have created a dangerous modern society and I submit […]

A few thoughts on gun control…..

July 27, 2015 Rourke 14

Gun control is certainly on the lips of many today due to recent news headlines and gun control is one issue that I certainly have opinions on. Top online criminal justice programs, police academies, and […]

Review: Dropdown Weapon Light Mount

July 24, 2015 Rourke 2

A few weeks ago I purchased an Off-Set Tactical Light Mount for my AR. So far – I have been very pleased. Matched up with a Streamlight Polytac LED Flashlight – this is an excellent system system for […]

Smith & Wesson M&P9 9mm Pistol

July 21, 2015 Rourke 6

It cannot be overstated the  need to be able to defend not only yourself and your family – but your property/supplies after TSHTF. Those who have failed to prepare will reach a level of desperation […]

Your SHTF “Go To” Gun Contest

June 13, 2015 Rourke 4

Here is a simple contest……..send me a picture of your SHTF “Go To” gun and the best one will win a case of MRE’s from The collapse has happened. There is no rule of law. […]

….On testing yourself

January 4, 2015 Rourke 10

  I just came in from playing with the skull gun. On my last string of 5 only 3 rounds got on the`6″X6″ cardboard. It was a good session. How can that be GOOD? When […]


May 23, 2014 Rourke 8

****This post originally appeared over at It can be seen in its original form HERE.   BY GREG RENTCHLER, Editor at Large I’ve been spending a lot of time at my BOL  thinking […]

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. […]

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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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…On Re-loading

July 29, 2013 Rourke 13

The following is another entry into the ModernSurvivalOnline Preparedness Guest Post Contest.   …On Re-loading ….Or, how to set up a prepper industry to survive through SHTF               The great ammo panic of 2013 […]

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How much ammo is enough?

July 19, 2013 Rourke 23

Checking out one of my favorite preparedness sites – Total Survivalist Libertarian Rantfest  – Ryan over there just wrote about ammunition levels to have. I had written about this before back in December of last […]

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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 […]