If SHTF, protection of self and family is of the utmost importance. And if a weapon is confiscated, how much good will that do?
You’ll either be S.O.L. when SHTF, or a completely unprepared Prepper. Neither of those are good options.
It’s never been more important for Prepped Survivalists to arm and defend themselves with capable weaponry that doesn’t draw any unwanted attention. In this day and age, there is a ton of value in flying under the radar.
With the right type of weapon, you’ll be prepared without being scrutinized.
Here are three types of low profile weapons Preppers should consider adding to their existing arsenal:
This was the original assault gun. Created at a time when most guns fired a single shot, and many muzzle loaders were still around, the lever action gives a lone individual the capability of firing off as many as a dozen rounds as fast as the lever can be worked.
Working the lever and firing fast was nicknamed, a frontier drum roll. The failure of the military to immediately adopt these guns was responsible for a number of slaughters.
Ironically, at the battle of Little Big Horn, Custer’s men were armed with the standard single shot trap door rifle, while an estimated 200 lever action rifles were in the possession of the natives. This is thought to have made a major contribution to his defeat.
Still, the point here is that the classic lever action is plenty good enough, considerably less expensive, and far less likely to be banned, restricted, or require licensing than a modern military style semi-auto. These are considered hunting arms, rather than military pieces, and will not draw undue attention when being carried in the woods, or wherever else.
Maligned, ignored, or seen as a specialty gun, the pump is faster than you think.
It is surprisingly, one of the more popular deer rifles, and is useful in places where using a semi-auto for hunting is illegal. Like the semi auto, it does not require you to remove your attention from the sighting plane. This is the most popular action style for shotguns, but was somehow never embraced to the same extent in rifles.
The only major manufacturer of this action type in a useful caliber is Remington. In its various guises as the model 760, 762, 7600, and model 6, there have been something like a million and a half of these rifles produced, and they are still in limited production today.
Where the AR-15 beats the pump is in its larger capacity magazine, though for a rifle, I still think 10 shots is plenty. Additionally, the AR-15 is three inches shorter and a pound lighter. At distance, the pump’s 30-06 will completely outclass the .223 of the AR-15. Closer in, the higher magazine capacity of the AR-15 gives it an advantage. Most important, for the purposes of this article, the pump Is not nearly as threatening, does not have the assault rifle stigma, and is less likely to be restricted, banned, or scrutinized.
If you must have a semi auto, get one that does not shout assault rifle.
I admit to owning several AR-15’s, an HK-91, a pair of Calicos, an M1A, a Thompson, and a few other high profile firearms. I rarely leave the house with them. They are high profile weapons.
If we ever lose control of the government to the extent that weapons bans go into effect, these are the first guns that will be confiscated, taxed, or tracked.
When I want to shoot semi- auto, I take my Marlin Camp Gun. These are wonderful guns, sadly out of production, that are traditionally designed, easy to shoot, and look a bit like junior’s grown up 22 rifle. They are not threatening, and are unlikely to draw any unwelcome attention.
Source: SHTF Blog
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