A South Florida family found an almost perfectly preserved fallout shelter in their backyard dating from the 1960s complete with Tang, a fallout meter, and Toilet paper. It’s nice to see that even with flawed fifty year old designs (the shelter had 1-2 feet of water inside it when opened), that they are still viable after a half century. Keep that in mind preppers!
Looking for a takedown rifle that packs away to the size of a loaf of bread, weighs in at under 3-pounds, and still provides enough firepower for small game? Well, get in line with the rest of the world because it would appear that with the cult success of the Henry survival rifle and the Chiappa Little Badger, nowadays, everybody’s looking for a versatile rifle they can shove in a backpack.
But with all the recent interest in prepper long guns, it’s important to remember that these rifles are not brand new designs by any stretch. The AR7, the Air Forces’ favorite backpack .22, has been around for over fifty years, looks almost identical to the newest survival rifle offerings and, unsurprisingly, is still going strong.
Read the rest in my column at GUNS.com
A pretty good article written by a California National Guard Captain who experienced the sharp, woodland camo tip of the 1992 LA Riots is up over at Breitbart
From the article, “Flyers urging violence against law enforcement in service of the “insurrection” were commonplace during the riots. The flyers were written and printed by Communist organizations—which seemed ironic, given the fall of the Berlin Wall only two-and-a-half years before. Strangely enough, the El Salvadoran Communist guerrilla group FMLN (Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front) has an ongoing presence in Los Angeles, where they participate in the city’s annual May Day parade, carrying their red banners.
On May 3, with the military taking a lower profile, gang members began to show more defiance. Rumors were flying around that the military had no ammunition or wasn’t allowed to shoot. We were very concerned about what might happen the next night when Mayor Tom Bradley was expected to lift the nighttime curfew.
As fate would have it, a gang member wannabe tried to run over a team of Guardsmen at a checkpoint. On his third pass to try to kill the soldiers, they fired 10 rounds at the tires of the onrushing car. He pressed on towards the checkpoint. So, the soldiers shifted fire, killing him with two bullets to the head and one in the shoulder. The next morning, the gang members wouldn’t even look us in the eye as we made a limited number of patrols. They knew the Guard could shoot to kill.”
Read the rest here
Before this week, the quiet little city of New Rochelle, New York was perhaps known as the hometown of American Pie writer Don McLean and of 1960s “Catch me if you can” conman Frank Abagnale. Going further back, during the Revolutionary War, George Washington stopped in the town on his way to assume command of the Army. Patriot Thomas Paine considered the Father of the American Revolution because of the pamphlet “Common Sense” he penned, settled in New Rochelle after the War of Independence and was buried there.
This is even more shocking because the city council just banned the historic Gadsden Flag from being flown on city property.
Read the rest in my column at Firearms Talk.com
Past Warship Wednesday subject Mohawk will be getting a diver-viewable photo gallery installed.
“In May, Austrian photographer Andreas Franke plans to hang a series of photographs on Mohawk Veterans Memorial Reef, thus creating a temporary art exhibit only accessible to divers. Helping on the project will be the Lee County Division of Marine Sciences and Joe Weatherby, founder of Reefmakers LLC, a Key West-based company that specializes in sinking ships as artificial reefs.
On July 2, 2012, county scientists and Reefmakers scuttled the 165-foot World War II Coast Guard cutter Mohawk 30 miles off Redfish Pass.”
The News Press also has a great interactive graphic of the Mohawk herself.
Today women are standing tall in the realm of the shooting sports, but nearly a hundred years ago they were rarely seen. This remarkable photo shows us that there were then as now those who were enamored with the sport and willing to give it a shot (pun intended)
Above we see the Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry Female Rifle Team of 1925.
These well-equipped and stylish young women are armed with what appear to be (from left to right) a Springfield Armory 1922 NRA Target rifle with Lyman 48 Receiver sight, a Winchester Model 52 Target Rifle, another Model 52 with a wrapped stock, a Winchester 1885 Low Wall single shot, 1922 Springfield again, and finally in the great coat another Low wall. Any one of these pieces were known to hold sub-MOA groups if the user did their part.
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The Manila Standard has the following cheat sheet to get through the zompocalypse:
1. Pack the essentials. Water, food, and first-aid kit – anything that will ensure your survival.
2. Choose your weapon. Admit it. Zombies are not the most logical creatures. They will do anything – anything – to get a bite out of your flesh and brains. No matter how anti-violence we might be, sometimes, a trusty bat to swing away the undead is not so horrible.
3. A family that runs away from zombies together, stays together. Like any other calamity, it is better to set a meeting place with your family, in case you are separated.
4. Stay elevated. Because higher ground gives you a better advantage.
5. Avoid contact with zombies. AT. ALL. COSTS.
6. If all else fails, run – and run until you cannot run anymore.
Americans have long been a fan of shotguns, pumps, semi-autos, over and unders, you name it, we love em. One red-blooded American even ran into an interesting one while doing a little Wolverines-style combat in the Philippines and thought it would catch on back home once the smoke cleared. His name was Richardson, and his idea is best known as the Philippine Guerrilla Gun.
Read the rest in my column at Guns.com
Suppose the walking dead attacked your house. Would you (a) defend yourself; (b) lock the door and dial 911; (c) write a Facebook post blaming the sequester; or (d) negotiate?
If you don’t know that the correct answer is (a), you won’t survive the zombie apocalypse.