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Proven handguns for tough times

While your best and most effective bet in the majority of hairy self-defense scenarios (barring something laser-guided or belt-fed) is a rifle– preferably a few different ones in a range of calibers– in a pinch a handgun is better than verbal judo, a pointy stick, or the lid off a can of sardines. With that in mind, I made a list centered on pistols and revolvers that are 1) modern, 2) accept common ammunition, 3) have spare parts that are readily available, 4) proven, 5) are simple to manipulate, and 6) easy to maintain.

Sure, each of these has their haters, but most importantly each type has a huge crowd of fans and users that have kept them in regular production for decades.

More in my column at Guns.com

The End of the World Gun Parts Stash

Sure, you have a stock of canned food, shelf-stable this and that, seeds, generators, solar panels and livestock, as well as the firearms and ammo to protect it, but what are you going to do if your gun goes down? Do you have what it takes to make sure that firearm can last you if the stores never reopen?

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Read more in my column at Prepared Society.com

Your TEOTWAWKI Handgun Choice

TEOTWAWKI is the acronym for “The End of the World as we Know It”(Spoken as “Tee-ought-walk-ee” and ‘Tee-oh-tee-whacky”).  This scenario can be brought about by any number of apocalypses including massive urban riots, global warming, revolution/civil war, extended droughts, invasion, nuclear exchange, global pandemic, aliens (up to the reader to decide which kind), comets, EMP, zombies, hippies, bigfoot uprisings, giant radioactive ants, Nazis from secret moon bases…the list goes on and on. While some of these may be more likely than others, all could leave you in need of a good handgun.

There are several underlying fundamental qualities you will want to have in your universal go-to handgun for when everything goes to pieces…Continued in my column at firearms talk.com

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Thoughts on Firearms Tactics and Training (From TDP Press)

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The work was taken from my column at Firearms Talk and my articles for several different magazines. From the jacket: ” Thoughts on Firearms Tactics and Training by noted firearms instructor, writer, and security consultant Christopher L Eger is a collection of more than 50 articles covering firearms training, tactics, interesting weapons and ammunition, and survival in a modern time. It offers fresh and unique perspective to help you survive and carry forward.”

Its 50 chapters, 206 pages. Chapters include The Mozambique Drill, One Armed Bandits, Weapons Malfunction Drills, Airsoft to Augment Your Skills, Training With Sub-Caliber Conversion Kits, Closing the Training Gap, Handgun Retention , Barricade Shooting, Police Sniper Training, CCW Items that No one Thinks About, The Brass Ring of Hitting your target, The US Army and Marine Designated Marksmen and Advanced Marksman Programs, The El Presedente Drill, When to Tell Someone about your CCW, Flashlight techniques, How to Get a CMP Garand, The FM Argentine Hi-Power, is the Hi Point C9 Pistol worth it?, the Army’s Ultimate 12-Gauge M4 Accessory, the M1 Carbine, The Joys of Being a C&R FFL Holder, the Pistol Caliber Carbine, Old Brit 38 Revolvers for Home Defense, The Light Tactical Rifle, Why a Home Defense Shotgun, The Designated Marksman’s Rifle,The Broomhandle Mauser Pistol, The Bergmann MP18 Submachine Gun, US Survival Knives in Space, Tony Stein USMC WWII Marine Medal of Honor Hero of Iwo Jima, Lyudmila Pavlichenko Female Sniper Queen, The British Swift Training Rifle of WWII, The PPSH41, The White Death, Stalin’s Sharpshooter’s Tool, Last of the Surviving M-14 Battle Rifles, Buying a Used Shotgun, The Modern Double-Barrel Shotgun, The .50 BMG for the Commonman, 380s For the Defense, What Round is More Effective 9, 40, 45?, Selecting deer hunting ammunition for military surplus rifles, Build Your Wilderness Survival Kit, Lets Talk About BOB, Why Cache Firearms, Zombies at the Door, Duels in Military History, Famous Minie Ball Pregnancy and the 1909 Wax Bullet Duel in Central Park

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Thanks to everyone! Enjoy the freebee!

Lets Talk About BOB

Pick your poison, be it solar flare, hurricane, nuclear melt-down, zombies or whatever, you may have to bug-out to stay one step above it. If you do have to get on the move, precious hours or minutes can be lost in packing for what lies down the road. This time could mean the difference between getting away from the danger in time, and having to shelter in place and wait it out, hoping for the best. Being pre-packed and ready to go can help buy you that extra time. This means having a BOB.

What is a BOB?

A BOB is a Bug out Bag, in short a self-contained emergency survival kit to help get you down the road and keep you OK for a few days. The term originally came from the ‘bail out bags’ that 1940s pilots would carry with them in the event of having to ditch unexpectedly, but has evolved into the modern BOB.

Read more in my column at Firearms Talk.

Do you have a Bug Out Bag?

Zombie Outbreak Day 14

For the last thirteen days, reddit user Vidzilla has been posting image compilations that look like screengrabs from familiar websites — Twitter, Flickr, MSNBC — except they show the slowly unfolding story of a global zombie pandemic

This is day 14

Zombie Outbreak Day 10

For the last thirteen days, reddit user Vidzilla has been posting image compilations that look like screengrabs from familiar websites — Twitter, Flickr, MSNBC — except they show the slowly unfolding story of a global zombie pandemic

This is day 10

Zombie Outbreak Day 9

For the last thirteen days, reddit user Vidzilla has been posting image compilations that look like screengrabs from familiar websites — Twitter, Flickr, MSNBC — except they show the slowly unfolding story of a global zombie pandemic

This is day 9

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