posted on Jul, 24 2008 @ 01:33 AM
I think most people have a serious misunderstanding when it comes to the definition of a 'survival situation' - and that misunderstanding is clearly
evidenced when those same people start suggesting tricked out match rifles as their gun of choice, or discussing the merits of ammunition to defeat
Unless we're invaded by some alien race that rides around in armored hover bubbles, I think the usefulness of armor-piercing rounds is probably going
to be very limited.
The key to survival situations is versatility. Besides, being a decent shot with your firearm(s) of choice makes a whole hell of a lot more
difference than what you've got in your chamber or clip.
Last I checked, even the theoretical shock troops of the NWO don't have full-body, hardened armor. And even then, what sort of nutjob thinks it's a
good idea to take on a battalion of armored infantry, with or without armor-piercing ammunition? If you see storm troopers in heavy armor marching
down the road, get on your bike and pedal man, because that's the best chance you've got at seeing another sunrise.
The humble .22LR is my round of choice for SitX or any other day, because of its unmatched VERSATILITY. It's got more than enough 'whallop' to
handle larger game animals with well-aimed shots at conservative distances, and as a self defense round it is deceptively lethal. People harp on and
on about various shotguns, military surplus rifles, and big-bore game-getters, but really, do you have a pack mule? Because I don't, and that crap
is heavy (and I'm a big guy, I can carry a lot).
If your plan is to hole up somewhere and you've got tons of storage space and money to burn, you may as well have 6 or 7 guns for specialized tasks,
and enough ammo for each to make a cult leader nervous. But I still think it's unwise and unnecessary. The best place to be when TSHTF
is..ready..wait for it..ELSEWHERE! So get up and go, be out.
You can stuff a rucksack with enough clothing, cookware, tackle, and firecraft supplies, along with .22LR ammo and one or two firearms - plenty of kit
to last YEARS. America has a lot of vast, unpopulated areas, and that's where I want to be (at least until the looting dies down).
There are at least 4 kill shots that I can think of on a person wearing body armor, and they don't require big-bore - they require steady hands and a
level of comfort and accuracy with the weapon that can only be realized after many bricks of ammunition have been fired.
I don't know about anyone else, but I have no plans on selling a kidney just so I can gain sufficient practice time at the range with a .308...
Just my opinion.