Preparedness And The Firearms You Will Need

Posted: May 8, 2012 in Survival
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Being prepared besides having your food, water and shelter planned accordingly, also means ensuring your safety from looters, thugs and other criminals who would seek to do you harm.  Whether it’s everyday survival or the end of civilization as we know it, self defense and protecting your life and your loved ones lives is essential.

Firearms are the most important weapon you can have when it comes to protecting lives but only if you have the proper training, tactics and mindset to effectively utilize the weapons.  The following are some key points to consider.

  • Have fully functional, reliable handguns as they are concealable and effective at close ranges.  Choose ones that are comfortable for you and that are easy for you to operate.  Make sure that whatever caliber you select is one that has sufficient stopping power and one where you can properly manage the recoil.  9mm and 45ACP are two of my personal favorite handgun calibers.
  • Have fully functional, reliable shotguns as they are ideal for self defense inside of dwellings and will provide a broader target area.  They are also considered the most devestating for close range applications.  12 Gauge is preferred using either 00 buckshot or # 6 birdshot in the 2 3/4″ size.
  • Have fully functional, reliable rifles as they are essential for distances a shotgun or a handgun cannot reach.  If disaster strikes and an attack is imminent you need the capabilitiy, if the scenario calls for it to reach out from small distances to 800 yards with the proper rifle and caliber combination.  As an example .223 and 7.62×39 are effective calibers out to about 250 yards while .308, 30-06 and 7.62x54r can effectively be used out to about 800 yards.

Regular firearms practice is essential.  the more you properly practice, the better your firearms skills will become.  Firearms+correct ammunition+proper training+proper mindset = safety from thugs and criminals.

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Comments
  1. If we were to use a firearm in self defense over here, especially should we be stupid enough to think we had some kind of right to defend ourselves, our homes and our families, the cops would probably shoot US!!! “Reasonable force” is allowed in specific circumstances…ie co-oporate completely with whoever is breaking into your property etc and make sure they don’t get hurt in any shape or form whilst attacking or robbing you (etc) or you will end up being arrested yourself and likely end up paying your attacker/robber etc a large sum of compensation 🙂 And you will of course end up with a criminal record and possibly end up doing time for your troubles 🙂 And that, is how we do it in the UK!!!

  2. rmactsc says:

    Do you see that policy changing anytime soon europasicewolf? What mad the U.K. decide back in the day to give the criminals so many rights and take away rights from law abiding citizens?

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