Skip to comments.What Happens if Your Bug Out Gun Breaks?
Posted on 02/25/2013 9:03:30 AM PST by EXCH54FE
Over the last few years, Ive seen a lot of ink spilled about the onethat is the ultimate, end of the world, SHTF, need no other, bug out bag firearm that will carry you and yours at the end of days. These articles usually go into great detail as to the hows, whats, and whys of the caliber, model, and make for that ideal, one and done gun but Ive seen precious little written about one very important issue that could turn your uber-pistol into a good looking paperweight. What if it breaks?
Recently I had one of my Smith & Wesson revolvers put completely out of action by the tiniest of parts, a hand torsion spring. This spring is what keeps the hand engaging the ratchet on the rear of the cylinder. This little two-dollar part shut the gun down completely and it was eye opening for me because, if the bombs start dropping, I know I would want to have that wheelgun with on my hip.
So, if you are into buying a gun for one of those dreaded what if occasions, how do you guard against mechanical failure when ordering a replacement part from Brownells or another part is no longer an option?
Your first defense against a mechanical failure is an understanding of your guns mechanics so I suggest you at least add a good manual to your bug out bag. By good manual, I mean a shop manual that lists every part that can break on your gun with pictures (especially of the little ones as these are what usually goes out first rather than the larger components). Never a part costing more than fifteen dollars but guaranteed to take your gun offline just as if youd taken a torch and cut it in half.
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Who has ONE weapon?
That author should have bought a Ruger wheelgun. They’re not as dainty as the S&Ws.
Gonna need a bigger gun..........
You, too, have to have two.
Always have a back up. A back up firearm, a back up plan, and back up's for your back ups.
Yes, it's possible to dupe up too much. 2-3 layers seems about right and allows for a good mix of affordability and paranoia. Your house starts looking "hoarder-ish" and you've probably gone too far.
Another good reason for the KelTec sub2000 in 40 S&W Glock configuration along with a Glock 23.
Exactly. Have at least one (or more) in each of the common calibers.
Serious question. Would the electronic lock on my gun safe be rendered inop as a result of a EMP (electromagnetic pulse) bomb?
Does your gun safe have a backup manual key lock?
I’m not a big fan of the new model Ruger single actions, I prefer the old models, but a Ruger SA will still be working long after everything else has stopped.
None that run in my circle...
I carry a Glock 22 and a Glock 23.
Common parts between them, but the frame on the G22 is longer.
However, I have 20 Glock 22 magazines that fit in my Glock 23.
My holsters all fit either the Glock 22 or the Glock23, with or without my Insight Procyon lights.
What is a good idea is to incorporate within your plan enough people and skills to allow you to survive. Not knowing where you are going and not having that place prepared/stocked is almost sure failure. You won't need a computer salesman but a well experienced college trained gun smith gives your group security and work that can be bartered for many things.
# 10 Negative. What a nightmare to have everything locked up at such a time.
Even though broken, at times, a pointed gun in any caliber works just fine!
As the song says “ It Takes Two Baby!”( at least)
Bug IN instead.
What Happens if Your Bug Out Gun Breaks?
Use the Crossbow...