Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Ultimate Survival Rifle; AR-7

100% American made by Henry Repeating Rifles, the AR-7 Survival Rifle

100% American made by Henry Repeating Rifles, the AR-7 Survival Rifle

With AR-15′s and .223/5.56 ammunition in short supply, consider an alternative that is a tried and true survival firearm. The AR-7 Survival rifle. This unique rifle was originally developed for military pilots and crew to use in survival situations. This small and versatile rifle can be the perfect survival gun since it all packs into the hollow comparmentalized stock and can easily fit into a vehicle, backpack, or survival kit. It is capable of taking small game and it can provide a level of protection. It is chambered in the .22LR caliber so carrying it along with extra ammo won’t weigh you down.

This design was introduced by the Armalite Company to the civilian market in 1957, and these amazing rifles are still American made today. Charter Arms bought the design and produced their version from 1973 to 1990. The Henry Repeating Arms took over, making some practical improvements to the design. Most notibly, the waterproof stock which allows the AR-7 to float making it even more desireable to survival situations, especially in areas prone to flooding, or in costal locations. These survival rifles are still available, affordable and practical for today’s preppers and make a welcome addition to a bug out bag.

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Armed Security At School

police officer at schoolOn December 14th of 2012, we were once again reminded of how vulnerable our children are when a disturbed and motivated person is bent on killing. In a response to the shooting, the NRA recommended that armed employees or other types of security be present at all of our Nation’s schools. Such a plan was supported by our State’s Attorney General too.  Many schools already have a police officer on campus, some of these programs and a few locally have experienced a decline in the number of police officers that are serving in this capacity. Still other schools have no such program. All budgets have been impacted by a slowed economy, and the cost for security should be shared with schools and law enforcement to ensure longterm success. The prioritization of these positions cannot be subject to cuts. They are protecting a precious resource. There are other options and alternatives, but this is a program that has and does work. Contact your local and state government and school districts to express your support for police officers in schools.

The attached article is an insightful and honest perspective from a parent and educator, Karen Kordon.

Assault Weapon v. Sporting Rifle

U.S. Gun Sales Reach Record Levels In 2012

This link has some great information done in a compare and contrast format. The video clarifies some misunderstandings between an assault weapon and a sporter rifle. It includes a demonstration of magazine capacity and is a solid example of how quickly a magazine, regardless of its capacity, can be shot and the weapon reloaded.

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Buying A Gun As A Gift

Gun as a gift

With the hoildays closely behind us, this next year brings plenty of opportunities to purchase gifts. Firearms can a great present for both novice and experienced shooters and hunters. If you are considering buying a firearm for someone there are a number of things you should take into account aside from all laws state and federal which govern firearms.

Begin by asking friends who owns guns, do some online research, or seek input from your local firearms retailer. Another step to consider is the recipients’ experience with firearms. Careful consideration for the new shooter or hunter is very important. There are a lot of choices, handgun versus a rifle or shotgun and a myriad of calibers. Determine what the recipient’s desired use for the firearm will be. For example, will the gun be used for target shooting, hunting, carrying concealed, home protection and so on. Not many firearms can fill all of these needs, but purchasing a pocket pistol when their goal is to shoot clays, we may lessen the enjoyment of that activity for the recipient.

So by asking some simple questions we can make a better decision on the right gun to buy. Another option is to get a gift card from a retailer. This could make the experience more personal through the hands on selection of his or her firearm.

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