Archive for July 29, 2012

Toughen Up your AR15

In the world of firearms people usually fall into one of two categories, AR15 fans and AK47 fans and while this won’t be an article comparing the two, knowing the differences gives us a better understanding into why toughening up an AR rifle might be a good choice for you.

In many people’s eyes, the AR15 style rifles are a little lacking in the durability department for hard duty use and training. The reasons for this are mostly due to the gas operating system and certain areas of the design.

Now I personally don’t look down on the AR the way some do (although I do love my AK) but if your looking for a way to add a little durability to your AR then here are a few tips.

1) First lets start with the barrel. Now this is one of the two areas of an AR style rifle that are the most important parts of the gun and need to be good quality. So to toughen it up the best option is to go with a chrome lined, cold hammer forged barrel either in a government or heavy barrel profile. This will make extraction easier, even with the dirtiest of ammo and will increase the life/round count of your barrel. Buy from companies with a good reputation for quality CHF & chrome lined barrels.

2) Next we look to the bolt carrier group. One sure way to toughen it up is to go with a chromed plated or nickel boron coated BCG. This will give you much greater shooting time before having to break down and clean your rifle. There are several companies making chrome and nickel boron coated BCG’s and most are of good quality.

3) Next we look at the trigger pins. These hold your hammer and trigger in place and can on occasion back out and cause malfunctions. The easy solution for this is to pick up a set of Anti Walk Pins, you can pick them up just about anywhere and they’re easy to install and they prevent the pins from backing out of the lower receiver.

4) Finally we look at the gas system. This is the biggest complaint from AK fans in that the gas system fouls up the action by blowing hot gas and carbon back into the receiver. The easiest way to fix this is to go with a piston system for your AR. It eliminates this particular issue but do make sure the piston kit you install is a quality kit.

So there you have it, if you want to bring the durability level up on your AR style rifle, there are four ways to toughen it up.

Magazine Capacity – Is it Important?

In light of recent events the discussion of magazine capacity has been coming up alot lately. I have alot of old school friends who believe that 5 shots from a revolver is more than enough for any self defense situation and I think in many cases they’re right.

But what about those few times when more rounds may be the difference between life and death? What about those times when your aim just isn’t what it should be because as much as u train, when its a real situation, you might need more capacity to get rounds on target?

Capacity is something that over the last few years I’ve become more and more of a proponent of just based on my own ideology changing because of my turn towards prepping. Now I won’t get into any prepping tips in this article but one thing that has been impressed upon me because of prepping is that its always better to be overprepared than underprepared and I feel this should be just as relevant for self defense as it is for prepping.

I won’t start spouting off statistics (but I do encourage everyone to do their own research) but after doing my own studying on this topic I’ve found that the difference between stopping a threat and not stopping a threat was more dependent on rounds on target than it was caliber (not that it was the only factor, just a more determining factor). This told me that capacity is definitely an issue that should be addressed and considered when choosing a firearm for any defensive situation.

My recommendations are to carry the largest capacity firearm in a suitable self defense caliber (9mm and up in a semi-auto & .38spl & up in a revolver) in the size your able and willing to carry. So for instance if your willing to carry a full sized firearm then by all means carry a good doublestack .45acp pistol, that should give you at least 14+1 capacity which is a very effective package. If however your going to be carrying something like a compact or sub-compact firearm then your doing yourself a favor by going with a smaller caliber like 9mm that can give u greater capacity than a .45acp, especially in a sub compact where the difference can be 12+1 for a 9mm and 6+1 for a .45acp.

Again I always recommend doing your own research before making self defense decisions but keep these things in mind. I too was a all American .45acp loving Texas boy, born and raised, but after a little studying it became clear that while .45acp will always be #1 in my heart, it might not be right for every situation.

Gun Control Alert – Mag Capacity Legislation

As always the anti-gun crowd are back in full force. In light of the recent events in Aurora, Colorado and all the fear pushing the media and politicians have been doing, a new magazine capacity restriction bill is on the table and rumor has it that its up for a vote as early as July 31 2012.

Democratic Sens. Frank Lautenberg (N.J.), Barbara Boxer (Calif.), Jack Reed (R.I.), Bob Menendez (N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Schumer and Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) have gotten together to add an amendment SA 2575, to the the Cyber Security Bill, S. 3414, that’s up for a vote in the next few days.

The wording of this amendment is almost identical to the magazine restrictions in the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban. The Amendment is as follows …..

S.3414, the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 …. SA 2575

SEC. ll. PROHIBITION ON TRANSFER OR POSSESSION OF LARGE CAPACITY AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICES. (a) DEFINITION.—Section 921(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after paragraph (29) the following: ”(30) The term ‘large capacity ammunition feeding device’— ”(A) means a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition; but ”(B) does not include an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.”. (b) PROHIBITIONS.—Section 922 of such title is amended by inserting after subsection (u) the following: ”(v)(1)(A)(i) Except as provided in clause (ii), it shall be unlawful for a person to transfer or possess a large capacity ammunition feeding device.

”(ii) Clause (i) shall not apply to the possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device otherwise lawfully possessed within the United States on or before the date of the enactment of this subsection.

”(B) It shall be unlawful for any person to import or bring into the United States a large capacity ammunition feeding device. ”(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to—

”(A) a manufacture for, transfer to, or possession by the United States or a department or agency of the United States or a State or a department, agency, or political subdivision of a State, or a transfer to or possession by a law enforcement officer employed by such an entity for purposes of law enforcement (whether on or off duty);

”(B) a transfer to a licensee under title I of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 for purposes of establishing and maintaining an on-site physical protection system and security organization required by Federal law, or possession by an employee or contractor of such a licensee on-site for such purposes or off- site for purposes of licensee-authorized training or transportation of nuclear materials;

”(C) the possession, by an individual who is retired from service with a law enforcement agency and is not otherwise prohibited from receiving ammunition, of a large capacity ammunition feeding device transferred to the individual by the agency upon that retirement; or

”(D) a manufacture, transfer, or possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device by a licensed manufacturer or licensed importer for the purposes of testing or experimentation authorized by the Attorney General.”.

(c) PENALTIES.—Section 924(a) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following:

‘(8) Whoever knowingly violates section 922(v) shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.”.

(d) IDENTIFICATION MARKINGS.—Section 923(i) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following: ”A large capacity ammunition feeding device manufactured after the date of the enactment of this sentence shall be identified by a serial number that clearly shows that the device was manufactured after such date of enactment, and such other identification as the Attorney General may by regulation prescribe.”

So there we have it in all its glory. Right now we must act and act quickly. Call, email and write your enators daily until this go to the floor for a vote. We have to stop this from passing, otherwise we’ll end up back in the dark days of the Assault Weapons Ban.

Modifying Guns – Good or Bad?

I know alot of gun owners who would have no problem taking a file, hacksaw, drill or even a torch to their firearms to modify them in one way or another, it’s just a part of owning a gun for them. At the same time I know many gun owners who’d never even think about modifying so much as a rear sight unless it was broken.

So the question I’ve been asked on more than one occasion is whether or not its a good idea to modify a firearm. The answer is really all dependent on what firearm and what your considering modifying.

A high priced bolt action hunting rifle that was designed to perform a specific task for instance is probably best left alone outside anything other than replacing an optic or adding a bi-pod or some other accessory. A pump action shotgun on the otherhand is such a simple design, usually inexpensive and so easy to modify that if you want to turn it into a project then go ahead.

I personally love nothing more than relaxing on a Saturday afternoon covered in metal filings and polish while modifying one of my guns. There really is nothing like taking something and making it your own by putting a little time, money and elbow grease into it.

Now don’t get me wrong, there are more than a few of my firearms that I choose to leave stock but if the outcome has the potential to be greater than the investment then I say go for it. There is nothing quite like a little home gunsmithing to sooth the soul.

The Importance of Concealed Carry

With everything going on lately the topic of concealed carry has been on my mind alot. I find it almost laughable that so many people don’t understand how concealed carry can be such a valuable thing, especially in light of recent events.

I’ve had my license to conceal carry for over 5 years now and on more occasions than I’d like to admit I’ve left my gun at home for one reason or another, usually some reason that boiled down to me just being lazy. But again, in light of recent events its led me to see how important it is to make sure I carry at all times, to be prepared to defend myself, my family or whoever might need protection.

I’m putting out a call to everyone who can carry a firearm, to do so. There is just far to many things in this world that can catch us off guard and we need to be ready at all times to deal with these situations.

Maybe its just me but I can’t see our forefathers finding themselves in a situation where a group of hundreds of people gathered together can so easily be gunned down and not a single person has a firearm to help defend themselves and others.

To me it seems naive and irresponsible to assume that there is no need to worry about the evil in the world and assume that the police will be there to protect us.

We have to stand up and take responsibility for ourselves and those around us and be ready to defend and protect from the evil in the world.

Why is it that so many people feel safe when they see a police officer carrying a gun but the sight of a citizen carrying a gun ready to defend himself or herself and those around them, when they’re not being paid to do so, why is that such a strange or for some people horrible sight?

Imagine if everyone around you, everywhere you went had the mindset and mentality that if something happened that not only were they mentally ready to help deal with the situation but they had the means to do so as well ….. ie: they carried a firearm. Imagine how safe and protected you’d feel. Thats the world I want to live in.

So I encourage everyone who can carry to carry at all times, be ready and encourage others to be ready as well. We only have ourselves to depend on and we need to be the examples of what a true citizen is, we need to be the ones who are capable of standing up when bad things happen and make the choice to defend ourselves and others!

Scout Rifle – What is it?

The idea of a Scout Rifle is something I’ve been facinated with for awhile now. Its a particular type of firearm that I’ve noticed has gained alot of popularity and is being talked about quite alot lately.

But just what is a Scout Rifle?

The term Scout Rifle was coined by Jeff Cooper in the early 1980’s (if you don’t know who Jeff Cooper is I highly recommend doing a little research since he was one of the most influential and knowlagable firearm and training experts to ever live). The term was used by Mr. Cooper to describe a certain type of rifle that he envisioned would be just about the perfect all around rifle for almost any situation. So lets take a look at the characteristics, as set forth by Mr. Cooper, that a proper Scout Rifle should have.

First he described the Scout Rifle as being a bolt action rifle which allows for maximum reliability and durability.

Next a proper Scout Rifle should be in a caliber like .308, 7mm-08 or something similar, but should preferably be a .30 caliber round.

It should weigh less than 6.6 lbs (3 kilograms).

It should have dependable iron sights and an optic of some sort.

It should use a practical sling.

It should be capable of hitting a man sized target out to 450 meters without a scope.

An overall length of 1 meter or less (a hair over 39 inches)

And last but certainly not least, there should be easy access to the top of the action to allow for easy and rapid reloading (this last characteristic usually means that a forward mounted “scout” style scope is required).

So judging by these guidelines there aren’t alot of true Scout Rifles on the market. Sure there are a few companies that make a model of Scout Rifle like Ruger, Springfield and Savage, but these tend to be a little pricey and hard to find. For my money I perfer to build a rifle of my own but thats a whole other article.

So there you have it, those are the basics of what a true Scout Rifle is. Now go get yourself one and enjoy!

Choosing a Home Defense Shotgun

Alot of people are looking towards the shotgun as their “go to” home defense firearm and for good reason. A shotgun has alot going for it in a home defense situation ….. it’s simple to use, uses a highly effective round which is very versatile and just the look and sound of a shotgun is a very menacing thing, sometimes that alone can end an situation.

So it’s easy to see why alot of people choose to go this route. But what are some of the things you should look for in a home defense shotgun? Well the answer to that question varies depending on your personal situation …… things like the size and design of your home along with how close you are to other homes and how much property your home sits on are all things you’ll want to take into consideration since those things can have an affect on things like barrel length and what load your using.

All that being said there are some basics that I’ve found useful and a good place to start when choosing a good defensive shotgun.

First is barrel length. A good all around length for a defensive shotgun is about 20 inches or less. Now if your defensive situation involves you home sitting on a larger area of land that you’ll want to defend then you might go for a longer barrel but most people just looking for a defensive shotgun for in home use will find the shorter barrel just makes more sense.

Next you’ll want to make sure you comfortable with your stock setup. I’ve found that having a pistol grip makes more “tactical” style shooting easier. Now this doesn’t mean you should do away with your shoulder stock, in fact having a setup that uses a pistol grip and shoulder stock usually gives you the most control over the gun.

You’ll also want to make sure you have a reloading system in place somewhere on the weapon. Now what I mean by this is that you’ll want extra ammo somewhere on the gun. Some options for this are stock mounted shell carriers, side saddles shell carries that sit on the left hand side of the receiver and slings or bandoliers that hold several rounds of spare ammo.

Another things you’ll want to look into is getting a good mount and flashlight on your shotgun since just as with any defensive weapon you never know what time of day or night it will be when you need to use your weapon.

You’ll notice that two things that you might otherwise think I’d mention were left out ……. those being choice of Gauge and what particular Brand to look at. The reason those were left out is because I feel they are less of a necessary factor and more of a personal choice.

The question of gauge really comes down to preference and choosing shotgun loads that compliment your weapon in a defensive situation …. an example would be that if your shotgun is a .410 gauge then I’d definitely recommend using proper defensive ammo as opposed to bird shot, whereas in 12 gauge many times birdshot might be enough to take care of the situation.

As far as brand goes …… a shotgun is a shotgun and its petty hard to screw it up, especially if its not a semi-auto. So go for the model and brand you prefer.

So those are the basics as I see them. Choosing a shotgun doesn’t have to be too complicated and usually doesn’t have to require too much of an investment, just remember to choose wisely.

Mosin Nagant – To Sporterize or not?

The Mosin Nagant has gained quite a bit of a faithful following over the years. Many a gun owner has observed the simplistic beauty of this well made and abundant rifle. Many of these Mosin lovers are what you would call purists, they love the rifle to be kept in its original condition and configuration even when that condition may not be the best. Many of these purists despise the process of what has been called “sporterizing” mosin rifles. They’d rather see a Mosin restored to its original beauty than bastardized into something completely unrecognizable.

But just what is wrong with sporterizing a Mosin Nagant rifle to make fit in with more modern rifles, or even just to have a fun project to work on?

I’ve always looked at it this way ……. A Mosin is about a $100 dollar rifle that can be picked up just about everywhere from sporting goods stores to gunshops and gunshows to online retailers. SO why not go ahead an have a little fun with one? They’re easily replaced and make a great platform for a variety of projects from hunting rifle to target gun and from scout rifle to a tactical bolt action.

Now having said all that I have to admit I do understand where the purists are coming from and I have to admit to being a bit of a closet purist myself due to spending entirely too much time restoring and old 1940 Tula last year and spending most of my time with it simply oiling and staring at it’s current beauty.

So who has it right? The purists or the sporterizers? Well honestly I think there is more than enough room for both and my recommendation is to buy two Mosin Nagants and have one of each!

Tagua Leather Holster Review

Tagua gun leather goods are manufacturered in Paraguay and they make a wide variety of holsters, belts and other gun and gear related leather goods. I first ran across their company a year or so ago because a friend of mine has one of their OWB holsters for his Beretta 92fs and its a good solid holster.

About 5 or 6 months ago after my wife decided she wanted to get her concealed carry license and of course she wanted a new gun for carry and we ended up getting the Ruger LC9 for her. Well we needed a holster and so I started looking around on ebay to see what was out there. I ran across an IWB Tagua holster for the LC9 for about $30 bucks with free shipping and it looked solid so I ordered it.

I have to say that the holster looks a little plain, almost generic, but is made from a good think leather that holds its shape well and retains the pistol perfectly. There is no retantion screws or straps, so its all held tight by the leather and your belt but this seems to works great.

Almost 6 months of use (and yes I’ve carried it more than a few times myself) I can safely say that this is a good quality leather IWB holster and one I can easily recommend. It’s held up very well and it’s definitely a company that I’ll be looking at for my next holster purchase.

Blackhawk CQC Leather IWB Holster Review

Finding the right holster for concealed carry can be an exhaustive and expensive process that includes buying and trying out several different style and brands of holsters before eventually find the right one for the right situations.

We all know that depending on what we’re wearing and what time of year it is we’re probably using at least a couple different holsters for our carry pistol.

About 6 months ago I came across a Blackhawk CQC leather IWB holster, one I’d seen many times at various gunshops and sporting goods stores and quite frankly I mostly ignored them in favor of other less expensive or different style holsters.

This particular day though I decided to try it out since I had just picked up a new Glock 26 and I needed a holster for it and thought if I didn’t like it I’d just take it back. All I can say is that I now realize I’ve never made a better holster purchase.

The overall feel of the holster is great, its the perfect thickness to allow for secure retention and still be very comfortable inside the waistband up against the body. I’m a big proponent of having a good sweatguard on my holsters and this one completely covers the rear of the slide to protect the gun. The retention adjustment screw works as expected and allows u to perfectly adjust the tention on the triggerguard to your personal preference. I like the single loop design as it allows for easy one handed removal of the holster. The holster is perfect for any degree of carry, from middle of the back, strongside, appendix carry or cross draw. Also the holster has been a great choice for both cold weather and during this summer while wearing shorts and a T-shirt. It also comes in a very large variety of models to fit just about any pistol or revolver on the market.

Overall, in my opinion the holster is as good or better than some custom holsters at almost twice the price. Needless to say I’ve been very pleased and can highly recommend this as a great choice for a CCW IWB holster.

What makes a Firearm Reliable?

What makes a firearm reliable?

This is a question that alot of new gun owners (and some experienced ones) have been asking for quite a long time.

The answer is a little complicated because there may not be one anser. Depending on who you talk to, different things might add up to a reliable firearm. Some people will choose the simplicity route and say that the simpler a gun is, with less moving parts, the more inherently reliable it is and there in alot of truth to that.Some people will say reliability comes from having a good reputation of being able to fire a certain number of rounds through a gun without a failure, and that too is an excellent way to gauge reliability. Others will say that a tried and true design like a bolt action rifle or 1911 pistol that has been battle tested for decades is the true test of reliability.

These are all good ways to judge reliability and ways that help when buying a new gun since in many cases we have to judge a guns perceived reliability before we buy and hope we made a good decision.

The best way to judge a firearm’s reliability is by actually getting it in your hands and being able to have faith in your firearm because its always worked whenever you’ve needed it to.

Alot of people throw out certain models and manufacturers as being reliable and in many cases this brand name reputation is deserved but isn’t always a guarantee of reliability nor does it mean that other brands can’t be just s reliable.

I personally try to use all the above factors as a way to help determine reliability.

Even that cheap Saturday Night Special that you inherited from your grandfather, the one that sits at the back of your closet, even that can be a reliable gun if it serves you well.

Remember, choosing a firearm for reliability involves alot of factors, but in the end if your firearm serves you well than consider it reliable regardless of who made it.

Concealed Carry & Common Sense

Carrying a gun, is for many of us, simply our right and needs no further explaination. For some of us, it’s done out of necessity due to wanting to be able to defend ourselves or others in a dire situation. For the vast majority of us, it’s a little bit of both.

But something I think some people (only a very small minority of gun owners and carriers) have a problem understanding is that there are social and legal consequences when we exercize our right to carry a firerm, especially if we ever have to pull that weapon.

There is a degree of common sense that I believe the vast majority of gun owners and carriers have but that a few lack.

I was having a conversation the other day with a gentleman who teaches a CCW class and he got very offended by me saying that common sense should be used in a situation where if u see no direct threat or have reason to believe anyone is in danger, that the appropriate response should not be to interject yourself into a situation if your carrying a fiream, that a person should simply avoid the situation if there is no direct threat to you or others.

Now I personally thought this was simple common sense, that anyone would know that if your carrying a firearm you have to be a little more careful about the confrontations you find yourself in as they can quickly escalate, but the gentleman I was speaking to insisted that as a citizen he has a right to interject into a situation if he wants to and if he’s carrying a firearm it should make no difference.

I posed the question to him “Does carrying a gun somehow give you, or others, a boost in confidence to enter a situation that otherwise you wouldn’t enter? Because if the answer is yes, than I believe there is a problem A gun should not be used as a confidence boost. If you wouldn’t enter a situation WITHOUT your firearm, than you shouldn’t enter it WITH your firearm unless the situation requires the possible use of deadly force to protect a life”.

Well the conversation took a turn and along with being accused of being a liberal sympathizer (among other things) I was told that a gun IS to be used as a confidence boost for everyday life and thats what he uses his firearm for.

This is a scary thought considering this opinion comes from someone who teaches others about carrying a firearm.

The moral of the story is this, use common sense when carrying your firearm, realize that a gun is not the answer to every situation and that if your carrying a firearm, you are held to a higher standard (both socially & legally) of common sense and forethought in any situation you might find yourself in. It may seem idiotic to even say this to most gun owners, but it has become apparent to me that there are a few out there who have lost the ability to use common sense when it come to their guns.

U.N. Arms Trade Treaty – Anti 2A

The U.N. Arms Trade Treaty. If your a gun owner and gun lover, chances are this is something you’ll be hearing alot about over the next couple of weeks and well into this fall.

So what is it and why does it matter to you?

Well as far as the what is it question, thats not too dificult to define, at least not on a face value level. Essentialy the ATT is a U.N. Treaty that looks to prevent firearms from making it into the hands of criminals and terrorists through import and export of certain types of firearms.

The basic tenants of the ATT at this time as described by the International non-government and human rights organisations including Amnesty Inernational, Oxfam and the International Action Network on Small Arms (who lead the Control Arms Campaign) are as follows ……..

It would ensure that no transfer is permitted if there is substantial risk that it is likely to:

be used in serious violations of international human rights or humanitarian law, or acts of genocide or crimes against humanity;

facilitate terrorist attacks, a pattern of gender based violence, violent crime or organised crime;
violate UN Charter obligations, including UN arms embargoes;

be diverted from its stated recipient;

adversely affect regional security;
seriously impair poverty reduction or socioeconomic development.

Loopholes would be minimized. It would include:

all weapons—including all military, security and police arms, related equipment and ammunition, components, expertise, and production equipment;

all types of transfer—including import, export, re-export, temporary transfer and transhipment, in the state sanctioned and commercial trade, plus transfers of technology, loans, gifts and aid; and
all transactions—including those by dealers and brokers, and those providing technical assistance, training, transport, storage, finance and security;

It must be workable and enforceable. It must:

provide guidelines for the treaty’s full, clear implementation;

ensure transparency—including full annual reports of national arms transfers;

have an effective mechanism to monitor compliance;

ensure accountability—with provisions for adjudication, dispute settlement and sanctions;

include a comprehensive framework for international cooperation and assistance;

Now at this time it’s hard to tell what the details of the treaty will be as it should be obvious by the language being used by those being asked to participate in the drafting and implementation of this treaty are somewhat vague and could be made to mean many different things.

Also it should be pointed out that the treaty isn’t finalized just yet as the negotiations are ongoing throughout July 2012 until it is expected to be signed by the majority of U.N. countries including our own as President Obama has already pledged to sign on the 27th.

Do take note that this treaty would have to be ratified by the Senate in the fall to be put into law.

Now how does this affect us, the average gun owner? Well thats the question isn’t. It”s clear that the Att seeks to directly affect and even control trade, import and export of firearms, but what kind and in what ways at this time is still up for debate.

My personal opinion is that any law or treaty, (especialy one designed by a international body such as the U.N. that is an externa body not of the constitution’s design) that could affect firearm manufacturing, designing, distribution, retailing or ownership in any way, shape or form is directly contrary to the 2nd Amendment and therefore I’m very much opposed to it.

So as this month goes one we’ll find out more about this treaty and how it aims to affect us and our 2nd Amendment rights.

If you want to make your voice heard on this issue please contact your senator and join the NRA who are actively fighting against this treaty.

End of the World Guns

What is an “End of the World Gun”?

There is a pretty simple answer to that question.

An” End of the World Gun” is a firearm that is so simple & basic by design, so reliable & durable, so easy to use, that it could survive the “End of the World”.

Chances are that as a gun owner you probably already have at least one such firearm sitting in a closet or safe. Probably something that you rarely take to the range and probably don’t think about too much.

The reason you don’t think about them too much is because most “End of the World Guns” are older, more basic designed style firearms, things so antiquated by today’s standards that they are inherently simple and reliable by design.

Some features you’ll want to look for in an “End of the World Gun” are non-semiauto, bolt action, break action, single shot and even lever or pump action and lever action.

Some great examples of “End of the World Guns” are, Mosin Nagant, or any good solid bolt action rifle, single or double barrel, break action shotguns, most of your standard double and single action revolvers, Rossi or H&R break action single shot rifles, Marlin lever action rifles and any pump action shotgun.

So there you have it. You’ve probably got one or two “End of the World Guns” already in your collection and even if you don’t most of ’em are pretty cheap to pick up.