xmlns:og='http://ogp.me/ns#' Firearms recommendations Pt. 3 ~ The Prepared Guy

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Firearms recommendations Pt. 3

My third recommendation is also a rifle. Many true gun enthusiasts will say that the only reason to own a pistol is so that you can fight your way to your rifle. I believe this to be true in most cases. An AR-15 is the most versatile gun that you can own, period! For this reason it is my third recommendation for the prepper. If you are a hunter it will probably be lower on your list; however, there are many hunters that believe that a semi-automatic rifle is a superior choice for hunting, depending upon what your prey is. 

For self or home defense there isn’t a better weapon! If you could reasonably carry an AR-15 around with you as your daily carry, or as I refer to it, as my BFF, it would be far superior. With the 30 round and higher capacity magazines available there isn’t much better choice available for defending your home from multiple intruders, or as many of you true patriots out there believe, that it is the ideal personal weapon with which to protect ourselves from a tyrannical government. 

Many of you may need to consider bugging-out of your current location in an emergency. If this is the case, you can easily break down an AR-15 and put it in a backpack. It may not be the best idea to march through town on your way to your bug-out location with a rifle on your back when it can be quite valuable to stay inconspicuous. 

Along with the Ruger 10/22 the AR -15 is highly customizable. I recommend that you add an optic that fits your needs. If you plan on hunting or shooting longer distances with it you may want to mount a scope to it. If it is mainly for defense a red-dot sight may be the right choice. There are options to mount both of these options on the same rifle.  The steel sights that come stock on most AR-15 rifles are adequate for both hunting and defense. 

One thing that you should notice with my firearm selections so far is commonality. The ammunition is common and usually easily obtainable and, during a survival situation, may be readily scrounged or bartered for. 

One argument that I know I will see is that the AK-47 is a better rifle and a more effective round. The .30 caliber round is definitely a more effective round and the AK-47 had proven itself just as the AR-15 and Ruger 10/22 have, and is possibly even more well proven. However, the .223 and 5.56 rounds that the AR-15 fires is more common and less costly than the 7.62x39 round of the AK-47. Not much more common or less expensive though. The AK-47 is not as customizable and not as many accessories are manufactured for it. So, you make the choice.


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