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You can see all 5 of my post apocalyptic fiction books, 2 of my zombie fiction books and 1 of my horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page.  Go ahead and purchase one or more over at Amazon.com. They are really quite interesting and entertaining to read if I do say so myself.

Whether it’s a survival scenario, a post apocalyptic situation, a zombie apocalypse, or for other defensive purposes it is always good to have a plan for what your primary, secondary, and tertiary weapons platforms will be.  When it comes to primary weapons mission dictates weapons choice.  So for primary weapons planning; the following options are worth considering.

  • Your primary handgun should either be a semi automatic in 9mm, .40S&W or .45 ACP.  If you prefer carrying a revolver it should be either a 357 magnum or if you can handle the recoil a 44 magnum.
  • Your primary shotgun should be a 12 gauge pump action shotgun using 00 buckshot.
  • Your primary carbine should be an AR15 or an AK47.  If you prefer a long range rifle instead then make sure it is chambered in a round that will reach out to approximately 1000 yards such as the 30-06, .308, 7mm Rem Mag, 7.62x54r, etc.

Planning in advance is the key to being prepared.  Weapons are a vital part of any plan as all the survival items you have will mean nothing; if you don’t have the means to defend them against looters, thugs and all manner of miscreants.

You can see all 5 of my post apocalyptic fiction books, 2 of my zombie fiction books and 1 of my horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page.  Go ahead and purchase one or more over at Amazon.com. They are really quite interesting and entertaining to read if I do say so myself.

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No matter how many guns, and ancillary related products you have; you cannot individually use all of your firearms in a defensive, apocalyptic survival scenario at the same time.  Therefore I find it beneficial to have pre-selected 1 main rifle, 1 main handgun, and 1 main 12 gauge shotgun for use depending on the specific scenario should the post apocalyptic world become a reality.

When making your weapons selections you want to make sure they are dependable, reliable, robust, and that you are proficient with their use.  You may have to become your own gunsmith so having spare parts available and being able to install them are also important considerations.

There is no one right weapons selection for everyone; and everyone has their personal likes and dislikes when it comes to the merits of certain firearms, so it is up to you to do your research when it comes to buying your weapons and obtaining proper training.  If a post apocalyptic world does arrive; your survival may well depend on the weapons and training choices you have made.

You can see all 5 of my post apocalyptic fiction books, 2 of my zombie fiction books and 1 of my horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page.  Go ahead and purchase one or more over at Amazon.com. They are really quite interesting and entertaining to read if I do say so myself.

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When you take someone to the shooting range for the first time; here are some things you’ll want to make them aware of before they meet you there.

  • Remind them that after you properly instruct them in how to use the particular firearms you will be working with; that they will be shooting real ammunition.  If they fail to follow appropriate safety protocols that you have discussed with them, then their day of shooting will stop immediately.
  • They need to bring their own eye and ear protection as well as water and a snack especially on a really hot day.
  • Wear appropriate footwear.  Sandals and flip flops do not qualify in this regard.
  • Do they really know how to get to the range and the exact time to meet you there.
  • Remind them if this is the first time they have ever gone shooting at a range; that they will not be an expert, or a sniper, after one session, nor should they try and act like one.
  • Make sure they know it is okay to ask as many questions as they want regarding the weapons they are using, proper techniques, range etiquette, etc.

You can see 5 of my post apocalyptic fiction books, 2 of my zombie fiction books and 1 of my horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page.  Go ahead; take a chance and purchase one or more over at Amazon.com.  They are really quite interesting if I do say so myself 🙂

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Zombie slingshot.  Put them on the bench and let them fly 🙂

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Survival and preparedness are important concepts to master.  The following are some often overlooked survival tips which should be considered.

  • Get in the habit of carrying essentail every day carry gear on you.  It may be all you have if you are away from home and a disaster strikes.  Some considerations to keep with you are your handgun, spare ammo, car keys, folding knife, flashlight and identification.
  • Always stay properly hydrated.
  • Eye protection is a must either by using prescription or non prescription glasses.  If your vision is damaged and you can’t see your chances of survival are greatly diminished.
  • Communications are essential.  Keep in mind that a text takes up less bandwidth then a cell phone call; so if a cell phone call won’t go through due to an overload of the system during a disaster, a text still might.
  • Considerations for emergency shelter should factor in abandoned houses, garages and factories.  There are lots of abandoned buildings which could be used as emergency shelter if needed.  Stay concealad and watch your intended shelter location carefully to ensure it’s abandoned before approaching.
  • Some suburban needs may be different than urban needs when it comes to survival and preparedness and vice versa.
  • Avoid checkpoints as any gear you have may be confiscated.  
  • Maintain a positive, confident attitude.  Fear and self doubt will reduce your chances of survival.

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The 12 Gauge Pump Action Shotgun is best suited for close range, short duration, defensive conflicts that do not require a significant amount of rounds per target.  In terms of close range stopping power, the 12 Gauge Pump Action Shotgun using 2 3/4″ 00 buckshot is one of the best available small arms to defensively end hostilities at an effective range of 0 – 25 yards which makes it an effective home defense weapon.

Proficiency with a 12 Gauge shotgun is only one part of an overall defensive solution.  It is just as important to have the right mindset and the right attitude.  You should practice defensive shotgun techniques at reasonable intervals, but also remember it is not only the shotgun which can save your life but the skill and determination of the person defensively using the shotgun.

Recommended 12 Gauge Pump Action Shotguns include the Remington 870 Express Tactical, Remington 887 Nitro Mag, Mossberg 500, Mossberg 590, Mossberg 590A1, Mossberg 835 and the H&R Pardner.  The ideal defensive shotgun should be a 12 Gauge Pump Action Shotgun with a short 18.5″ smoothbore barrel.  My personal favorite is the Mossberg 590A1 although I have used all of the above referenced shotguns extensively. 

The shotgun is a tool which is designed for a mission so any modification which enhances the mission should be considered worthwhile.  Recommended shotgun accessories include a Pachmeyer recoil pad, ATI heatshield, ATI side saddle for stock mounting,  TacStar side saddle for receiver mounting, Surefire or UTG light, Blackhawk single point sling with single point sling adapter, Molle ammo pouches and a sufficient supply of 12 Gauge 2 3/4″ 00 buckshot ammunition.

Train with your shotgun and make sure you know how to handle it properly.  Fundamentals should include safe handling, loading, unloading, clearing malfunctions, target acquisition and proper shot placement.  When used at close range, hitting an attacker with a well placed round of 00 buckshot = the equivilant mass of 4.5 rounds of 9mm ammo. 

Remember that using your shotguns sights is essential at all but the closest of ranges.  The more distant the enemy, the more refined and precise your sight alignment must be.  Being prepared is of the utmost importance; and remember to stay safe. 

Check out the following fiction books I’ve written which are all available at Amazon.com.  You can also get a free preview by clicking on the book cover images to the left of my blog posts on my blog page which will take you to the Amazon.com free preview area.  I write in a variety of different fiction generes including post apocalyptic, zombie and horror.  If you like what you see consider purchasing my books.

Post Apocalyptic Fiction Book I’ve Written

  • American Rebellion Book 1 of the Revolution
  • American Rebellion Book 2 of the Revolution
  • American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution
  • American Rebellion Book 4 of the Revolution
  • American Rebellion Book 5 of the Revolution

Zombie Fiction Books I’ve Written

  • Biohazard Redacted Book 1 of the Zombie Apocalypse
  • Biohazard Redacted Book 2 of the Zombie Apocalypse

Horror Fiction Books I’ve Written 

  • Anthology of Horror

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Good afternoon dear readers.  It’s October and that can only mean one thing.  Purchase one of my books now and I will see too it that order is once again restored to the universe 🙂  It’s top secret just how I will accomplish this but it is imperative that this out of control universal spiral is stopped immediately.

The following is a list of fiction books I’ve written by genre which are all available at Amazon.com.  You can also get a free preview by clicking on the book cover images to the left of my blog posts on my blog page which will take you to the Amazon.com free preview area.  I write in a variety of different fiction generes including post apocalyptic, zombie and horror so find the book or books you like and enjoy.

Post Apocalyptic Fiction Book I’ve Written

  • American Rebellion Book 1 of the Revolution
  • American Rebellion Book 2 of the Revolution
  • American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution
  • American Rebellion Book 4 of the Revolution
  • American Rebellion Book 5 of the Revolution

Zombie Fiction Books I’ve Written

  • Biohazard Redacted Book 1 of the Zombie Apocalypse
  • Biohazard Redacted Book 2 of the Zombie Apocalypse

Horror Fiction Books I’ve Written 

  • Anthology of Horror

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