Wednesday, March 25, 2009

bug out guns

if you believe that you may need a gun for your bugout kit then here are some ideas.

If you know you are going to be in a gunfight, you don't take a pistol you take a rifle. Actually you take a rifle but you take a pistol as backup if the rifle fails or you run out of ammo.

AR-15 style rifle -- advantage is that it is a "good guy" gun and our military uses it. It is accurate but needs to be cleaned and maintained to function reliably. Lots of people in the US have this gun.

Ak-47 -- this gun is reliable and is reliable even when you don't clean it much or treat it badly or get it all dirty. Isn't the most accurate, but may be more accurate than you are when shooting for your life. You won't be able to make it into a sniper rifle though.

As for an Ak-47 go ahead and buy the best.

Lots of people make AR-15 style rifles.

Folding stocks on either rifle are worth it if bugging out in a vehicle are involved. Folding stocks were invented for getting in and out of vehicles with rifles.


Revolvers are more reliable and simple for people that are "not into guns"
they are slower to reload for most.

Automatics are better for people "into guns"

.38 special, 9mm, and .45 are good calibers for two legged snakes.

A .22 pistol is great for the bugout bag for shooting at some food you might find during your bugout or after. In one of my bugout bags I have a Henry Survival Rifle in .22. Very compact, light and the rifle barrel fits into the buttstock.

shotguns are good if you can carry it. With a slug you can reach out to 100 yards and buckshot is great for close encounters. Put birdshot in there and you can hunt small game. It has been said if you could only have one gun it should be a shotgun.

To all the idiots out there that think that they are going to scare someone away by the sound of their shotgun chambering a round, all I can say is that I for one would say that anyone with any brains will immediately shoot toward the direction of that sound.