Skip to comments.An economical battery of guns for the backwoods home
Posted on 10/28/2008 6:05:08 PM PDT by SJackson
Everything's getting more expensive. Food. Gasoline. Guns and ammunition. Not everyone who appreciates the rural lifestyle was "born with a gun in their hand" the way some of us feel as if we've been. Many are urban-dwellers who've figured out for themselves that living closer to nature is a better way, and nothing from their previous metropolitan lifestyle has prepared them for their sudden realization that firearms are important, routinely-used tools for those who live "in the country."
Reading is good, but training is better. My advice to the people new to guns would be to take a firearms safety course before buying their first firearm. It'll give them a better idea of what they want, what they need, and what will suit them in terms of the size, the power, and the mechanics of the many, many firearms they have the option of buying. Your local office of the state Fish and Wildlife Department will be able to steer you toward hunter safety and firearms safety courses. As adult education goes, these courses are extremely affordable. If self-defense is your primary concern, your local gun shop or police department can direct you to armed citizen training programs. Most of these are geared toward folks about to apply for concealed carry permits, but the advice encompassed in their curricula are essential even for those only concerned with defending the home against violent intrusion.
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At an absolute minimum, I would suggest four guns for the backwoods home. These would be a .22, a shotgun, a defensive-type handgun, and a high-powered rifle.
Four, as in 4?
Only one of each?
My wife will never see this thread.
First time in my life folks;
Watching Charlie Brown Pumpkin with the kids. Charlie Brown Election comes on after it. During a commercial break (and already ran the kids to bed) I mentioned that Obama told everyone to take a day off of work for election. I feel that is for a frenzy to build if he loses, just my opinion though.
But I asked my husband, we do have ammo, right?
It seemed surreal, but I was dead honest and I almost had to step back and think, Good God, I don’t live in Zimbabwe, I live in America!
If I wanted to buy a handgun for home security, say, a Glock, what model should I consider? Thanks.
You don't have enough.
It is crazy. I only have two magazines for my .40 cal. Beretta and magazines are expensive!
Better remember to get ammo, in quantities that will survive an all-out ban on ammo purchases over Obama’s possible presidency combined with a congress that’ probably too liberal to get elected in Amsterdam. Should the socialists take the nation over, it might be necessary to weather the storm until reality strikes the populace and they collectively realize “Ooh, that wasn’t good.”
In short, if you own a gun without ammo, you don’t own a gun.
The price of ammo will likely rise, so it’s always a good idea to have plenty of it.
I like Massad Ayoob’s articles. Useful information clearly presented.
If your wife ever starts giving you a hard time about buying firearms, bring up her washing machine, the one she washes clothes in, the dish washer, the bathroom sink, the kitchen sink, the washtub and the buckets she uses to wash her car. If she doesn’t get the idea then bring up wash cloths, sponges, steel wool, on and on and on. Don’t worry, you are holding the winning cards. Pillows, shoes, coats, on and on and on.
IMO, it's a better value.
“If I wanted to buy a handgun for home security, say, a Glock, what model should I consider? Thanks.”
If your’re not ccw’ing, you can get the 9mm with a 19 round mag.
I have several Glocks and the most fun and economical to shoot is the 17. The wifee even likes it.
And the 19 fires the same round as the 17 but is just a bit smaller in case you need to carry it. I have a 17 & 19.
If you are extremely experienced with handguns a Glock, or other automatic pistol without an external safety is right for you.
If you are experienced with handguns get an auto pistol with an external safety.
If you have little or no experience, get a revolver.
Regardless of what you buy...practice, practice, practice.
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