I’m always intrigued by new firearms that appear on the market, but a quick glance at their price tags often redirects my attention to the used-gun rack. Second-hand firearms frequently come with lower price tags, and many times they feature better quality and craftsmanship than their brand-new, higher-priced counterparts.
I was with my friend, Tobey, for a ruffed grouse hunt in northern New Hampshire. The spot we were hunting was an area about 20 minutes away from his home in Lancaster. Tobey has a remote cabin on this property that is loaded with grouse. It also has its fair share of black bears.
With such a proliferation of affordable and high-end ARs in the market it’s easy to overlook other options as your go to firearm. Although they are excellent for home defense, recreational and competitive sport, and hunting, most shotguns are relegated to either hunting birds on the wing or home defense.
The six basic requirements for a firearm to be classified as a survival firearm, and in this article, we will cover each requirement so that you can make an informed decision when picking a survival firearm.
Every firearm manufacturer hopes their newest product will become popular with shooters and hunters. Over the course of the last century, many guns have done just that. But a few firearms go further, changing the face of the shooting industry by revolutionizing gun manufacturing.
Cleaning your gun on a regular basis is the easiest and least expensive way of making sure it will work when you need it to. There are two types of maintenance for your firearm field-stripping and a complete breakdown.
Many veteran AR15 rifle owners will offer suggestions on the best type of red dot optical system, or perhaps an LPVO or low powered variable optic sight to mount on the upper receiver of your semi-automatic rifle with a barrel designed for long-range shooting.
The 10/22 Ruger semi-automatic rifle is probably one of the most popular rimfire .22 caliber rifles on the market today. Much like the AR15, its popularity means there is a significant proliferation of aftermarket parts and accessories offered by various companies, from upper receivers to triggers, barrels, and stocks.
Many gun enthusiasts typically stock up on all the ammunition needed when hunting or spending a day of recreational shooting a budget build AR15 with a newly modified upper receiver at the range.
Wearing concealed carry clothing doesn’t matter as much when you’re carrying an AR15 with a tactically configured upper receiver and body armor in the field in a combat or dynamic personal defense situation.
Lately, it seems like hunting rounds and hunting rifles have been changing faster than clothing fashion trends. Rounds that were once less popular are now gaining in popularity and a round that used to be a ubiquitous choice may now have fallen out of favor. It’s part of what keeps the hunting and firearms community exciting.
There is a debate going on about the usability of the AR-15 in a home defense scenario, and seeing that it is the most popular rifle in America today, we will try to shed some light on this topic.