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The 5 Very Best Survival Guns

Before I begin this list, I have to make a disclaimer. I am a gun guy. I like AK-47s, AR-15s, M1As, and just about anything that will take a BIG magazine and send lots of hot lead down range as fast as I can pull the trigger. I like tactical …

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The Calibers You Need When The Grid’s Down

Ammo will be in short supply during any grid-down situation, and the only rounds you’re likely to have are the boxes in your storage (which is why you should stock up more than adequately). Even so, you may still be able to procure ammo via trade with other people, and …

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Three Reasons Pistol-Caliber Carbines ‘Outgun’ Everything Else

Each weapon in your home armory is there for its own unique purpose. While that polished 1950s-era coach gun might have secured its spot as your safe queen, your other rifles and handguns were likely purchased for more active roles. And whether for hunting or for tactical applications, a weapon …

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The Big Problem With Semi-Automatic Rifles For Survival

With so many rifles to choose from, it can often be difficult to determine which rifle would be ideal for a survival situation, whether it’s one that you stash in the truck in the event that you’re stranded in the sticks or you’re using that same truck to bugout to …

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Correcting 5 Common Misconceptions About AK Rifles

I have a deep appreciation for the AK platform. Kalashnikovs are probably my favorite modern rifles to shoot, customize, and pick apart. I certainly can’t claim to be an expert, but in the past several years I like to think I’ve learned a lot through my [mis]adventures with a number …

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The Unlikely Resilience of the AR-7 Survival Rifle

It was the 1960s, and it was called Operation Chrome Dome. Around the clock, a fleet of U.S. B-52 bombers was in the air, flying patterns around the globe, ready to strike at a moment’s notice. In their bomb bays sat thermonuclear weapons, but another, much smaller piece of armament …

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5 Essentials for the Discerning AK Owner

Within the past few years, AKs have steadily become more popular in the United States. As such, the accessory and gear aftermarkets for the platform have also expanded. Whether it’s because the base guns themselves are more expensive or simply that shooters are developing a serious appreciation for Kalashnikovs, people …

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The 13 Best Rifles from ‘Tactical Weapons’ in 2016

What actually puts a rifle into the category of “best rifles”? Well, there are a lot of factors: Weight, extra parts, build, cost — the list goes on and on. Different rifles work for different shooters. There is no one answer. Below are 13 rifles that truly stood out on the …

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The 6 Best AKs for the Money

The prices of AKs aren’t as low as they used to be. The fact that entry-level ARs are cheaper than their Combloc cousins is simply something the gun community now has to deal with. While the cost of a basic AK has gone up, there may very well be more Kalashnikov-pattern firearms …

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