Skip to comments.Henry Arms Survival Kit(A Review)
Posted on 11/05/2013 5:01:40 AM PST by Jed Eckert
Some things you keep handy just in case something unexpected happens. What if multiple friends show up unexpectedly for a spontaneous pool party at your house? You dont want to break out the china, crystal, or silver. Just give them the tools to not look like a bunch of drunken Neanderthals squatting over the kill: Dixie cups, paper plates, napkins, and plastic flatware. Give them items that are useful, cheap, disposable, lightweight, and dont take up much room.
That is a simple analogy for a short term, simple survival kit.
The Henry U.S. Survival kit is a good example of this. It is made by Best Glide ASE for many government agencies law enforcement and military. The items are good quality, made in the USA, and are U.S.Military and NATO approved. This kit contains almost every tool that will be useful when you dump your boat in the rapids or your pack mule runs away. The only items missing are food and water. The tools for getting and carrying these are in the kit...........
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“Spontaneous Pool Party”
love it - sounds much nicer than FSA Looter
Does the Henry Survival Kit include a Henry Survival Rifle (nee AR-7)?
Very clever and practical little kit. Wouldn’t be a bad idea to keep a spare one in the car, too. I always keep a pack of emergency supplies in the trunk during winter months (on top of the normal first aid kit, etc.), in case I should break down or get stranded during really bad weather. I’ve never had to use any of it yet, but I look at it as an insurance policy of sorts. This Henry Arms kit could come in handy, too.
Now—where can you BUY THE .22 AMMO?????
Now—where can you BUY THE .22 AMMO?????
It shot straight and in the 2250 or so rounds I put through it, it never jammed, mis-fed, stove-piped or otherwise malfunctioned. I think Henry are doing a fine job making them. I would like to get an original Armalite, though, just for the historical factor.
I think production was taken over by one or more other firms between Armalite and Henry. These were reportedly not very good rifles. Although I have no personal experience with them, I've never heard anyone say anything particularly good about them. I did once hear the term "total piece of crap" used to describe one particular Charter Arms version of the weapon.
Since any pre-made survival kit contains 20% of stuff you wouldn’t buy if it was up to you, you’re better off creating your own survival kit and putting the items into a container that will hold it all.
They had other 22LR deals on more 'upscale' 22 ammo at increasingly higher prices, but there's are about the lowest prices I've seen anywhere in a long time. And it is allegedly available.
They were advertising it as “In Stock”. I ordered a couple thousand rounds two days ago. It has not arrived yet, so it remains to be seen whether it was really in stock.
I'll let ya’ll know if/when it gets here
Sorry, that should have been “250 rounds”...
My Henry worked fine out of the box. It was even ‘pre-sighted-in’ (accurately) at 50 yards. I like[d] it. I may even buy a couple more so I can have one in each vehicle.
...THEIRS are about the lowest prices...
I need to do a better job of proof-reading!
**was lost in a single tragic boating accident on the Chesapeake Bay,**
So you lost all your other guns, but the AR-7 floats!
Regrettably, the stock had a small, previously unnoticed, crack...
Good to hear. I have yet to see a bad review on the Henry version. Sounds like they brought up it to the standards of the original Armalite.
The ammo shortage is over at least here in Texas. I was in Academy the other day and they had everything back in stock even 5.56, .40 cal, and 22 (both LR and mag).
Looks pretty good. My only gripe about some of these is that many of the products in the kit are made in china (IMHO junk). Don’t know about the one you got from Opsgear but Henry claims all their stuff in their kit is made in USA. For that reason I made up my own kits a while back before I heard about the Henry.
i bought a henry in september. it died a horrible death (after maybe 150 rounds) and they’re giving me a hard time. never again will i buy a henry. nor will i recommend one.
This is an excellent kit.
For the car though, one needs to focus on a different set of goods, and a back pack makes a better container.
In a car kit, bedding and water are the starting point (in most climates the water should be kept in a waterproof bag and/or an ice chest for a freeze/burst/thaw cycle).
With that said, I have heard a few "horror stories" about their customer service department. They are still a relatively small outfit, so maybe it has something to do with the particular person who picks up the phone when you call.
Then again, maybe their Director of Customer Service is schizophrenic.... ;-)
they don’t seem to understand that some people need their rifles, for training, etc., and that every time they get shipped back and forth it is a hassle and an expense. and if a rifle craps out at less than 150 rounds, then it is garbage and i never should have bought it.
so i can’t use it in class, and they’re gonna end up with it for whoever knows how long, and i’m dead in the water.
i am NOT happy with Henry
.22lr lever. my chief beef is the hassle in returning it and getting it back. i bought it to use in class, and now i cant hold class without my rifle. in all fairness they are being professional and state that they will fix it. the reciever started allowing rounds to jam. im an very upset because it happened during qualifications, and i had to end up qualifying with a strange rifle. sure ill feel better when it gets back....probably in a month or so
Thanks for the info. I agree, sending any firearm back to the factory is a major pain, even more when it’s brand new.
well i remain unhappy.
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