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Weapons for Survival Part 1

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posted on Sep, 1 2009 @ 05:04 PM
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Wow nice stats.
Can you cut and past them here? From the web site they are on for all of us to see?

Did I mention in a war?
NO
Combat is a completely differant animal in and of itself...you know that.

I never said anything about war in my tread..
Please read again if you miss read.
Thanks for your service.....seriously, THANK YOU.

I am talking about a civil unrest or a martial law senerio,
Besides who has a company size element for SHTF?
A squad is pushing it, hell a fire team for most if they are lucky. That size might be the majority of the people in groups out there.




posted on Sep, 1 2009 @ 05:54 PM
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War, SHTF, survival, it's all the same thing.

You want the stats, I'm sorry, but those stats are available from a number of sources, and you can dig them out for yourself if interested. Start with SF SOG, secret war in Laos, SOG recon teams, CCN, CCC, and CCS.

When I said only hits count, only hits count.

The only thing worse than a miss, is a slow miss.

Any size group, and a man goes down for each incoming gunshot, and it's real discouraging to the survivors.

I never said anything about using a company of men for recon. We only went out in small teams. A company would be detected a mile away.

Hiding is hiding. Traversing territory safely is the same whether in a war/SHTF/survival mode.

There is zero difference.

None.

Because no help is coming.



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 02:28 AM
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may I suggest , what any one did 35 or 40 years ago is good as advice , but who you are today is quite diffrent .

the world was diffrent then , is diffrent now , and will be diffrent when the SHTF .

jungles , forests and urban/suburban are common in some concepts and totaly diffrent in others .

the form follows function concept suggests , reduce the problem to its simplest elements , define the outcome desired in specific's , design your answer for the outcome .

it is not enought to survive the moment , you need to survive your future as well .



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 10:15 AM
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I agree with readerone.
I do not doubt the hell you endured and went through.
I do know that it is true the world has changed, in a lot of ways...good and bad.

I'll try to put it the way that I was meaning for you Dooper.
If you are bugging out alone or stranded at work and wanting to get to your home and your family.
Lets say your at work and are 30 miles from home.

The road is gridlocked. You are on foot with your vehicle bag.
You are not wanting to get into the house, you want to get by the house to yours 10 miles away. You are after all not walking down the road. You are cutting through yards and fields.
You only want to get through the area, not take it over.

The other guy is just wanting to scare you away and protect what is his.... well you just want to get home.
why do you need to end him if he is warning you?
He is just defending what is his and wants to keep his, as you would be...it's not your fault that he sucks at shooting. It would be your good fortune.

You are after all crossing HIS land. No differant than the moonshiners wanting to keep you away from the stil.

Just because there is lawlessness does not mean that your morals are thrown to the wayside, because in this day and age it is all around us, just watch the news.
If you go down that road than you are making yourself what you are protecting against.

Don't get me wrong. There is a time and place but in the senerio I was meaning, it was not...to me anyway.

The only time I want to attack a building using MOUT (military operation urban terrain) Room clearing and such is never.
The life expectancy is very low. 7/1...meaning that 1 dumb ass, can half ass defend his home and take out 7 well trained men before he is neutralized.PERIOD
I am a Certified MOUT Instructor...machinegunner, close combat instructor, along with several others complements of the USMC.

Why would you take those chances if you are just passing through?....and wanting to just get to your loved ones.

Great tread.... Dooper thank you for you time and service.



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 10:33 AM
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I think you don't know what you're talking about. I can show you my graveyards, they are recorded in both Company and Battalion records, which lists my confirmed.

I've spent many, many days among thousands of enemy troops. I've had them step between my head and my outstretched arms.

My enemy disbanded their highly elite 305th Parachute Brigade, and used these elite troops to hunt us. Three divisions of counter-recon enemy personnel were occupied hunting and trying to interdict us.

Your exact words dooper.
confirmed takes an individual to actually go and do that ...confirm!
Usually an officer...Right?Or was it despos problem...to confirm?
The jungle of Nam is a completely differant ballgame to the one in whatever city state back here.

I would hope to hell that we do not get other troops here to attack us, on our own soil.



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 01:33 PM
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I believe in Keep It Simple.

Semi auto 9mm.

SKS Rifle.

A couple of .22 rifles.

If the SHTF any romantic notion of swaggering around town popping zombies with a Dirty Harry .44 Magnum, or sniping jackbooted nazis at 1000yds goes out the window.

In fact, I would say that 99% of the FPS GaM3rZ on here wouldn't last 15 minutes without a microwave oven or internet.

What would you do the first time you forget there is no running water and you take a big dump and can't flush it?

In my mind people should worry about keeping their family safe, keeping their surroundings clean, and making a network of trusted friends before worrying about which model of match-grade 6.5 SPC you are going to buy for your $2500 custom rifle.

When the S*** hits the fan you are going to learn one thing pretty quickly.

You can't eat an AR-15 if you are hungry.



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 02:42 PM
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Dooper/saltdog - You guys aren't adding anyting to the
thread with your current conversation. Can you kindly just
u2u if you feel the need to continue along those lines.......
please?

You both have a lot of knowledge to add to this
thread. I and others have alot yet to learn. Help us out ?.



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 02:55 PM
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Tell em' to grab an E-Tool and dig a Cat Hole




posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 03:24 PM
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I'm an AK Guy So I'd Grab My SAR1. I don't think I'd be engaging anyone at long distances so having a sub MOA weapon isn't an issue , 4 MOA works fine for me. I'd need my weapon to be dependable and go bang when I squeeze the trigger (I'm not a fan of TRB , and I don't wanna buy stock in the makers of CLP) I'm not Downing the AR guys and I too liked the AR, Until I joined the Corps and at my 1st duty station the armorer decided to issue me what must have been the 1st M16A2 ever in existence (I Sh*t you not , my rifle was almost chrome) When it came time to qual I had 4 FTF's , so that left a bad taste in my mouth and a lack of confidence in that weapons system. I also like the fact that My SAR1 can turn what you previously thought was cover into concealment very quickly. I could also put dinner on the table with it if things got that bad.

For a Boomstick I'd use my Mossy 500. It's dependable and I've fed it EVERYTHING from 3" Winchester Super X Magnum Slugs to all sorts of novelty ammo and It's eaten it without a hiccup. I stay away from Semi Shotguns because some of them have been known to be finicky eaters and with my luck when I need it to go boom my buddy Mr.Murphy would cause it to hiccup. The 870 is a great gun as well and I have nothing bad to say about it , I like it in fact but I happened to buy the 500 1st and "If it ain't broke..."

For a Pistol I'd use my Glock 17. It's not the prettiest thing but it goes bang every time and is accurate enough for what I need it for , and the only thing I need it for is to safely get to my Rifle or My Shotgun.

I'm not a gun snob by any means , (It's quite obvious from my choices) I just like my tools to work when I need them to , these tools have always worked for me and I have enough trigger time with them to be proficient and confident in my ability with them to get the job done.



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 03:43 PM
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Sounds like a good assortment.

My 9mm is an FNH FNP-9. 16+1

My rifle is an SKS with a few mild tweaks.

Still shopping for a boomstick but I have my eye on a Mossberg 590 or a surplus police 870.


edit -

Good point about the pistol too. A pistol should only be used to fight your way to a long gun!

[edit on 9/2/09 by emsed1]



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 03:54 PM
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You can't go wrong on that 870 especially if it has some police mods. already done to it. I have my dad's old 870 Wingmaster and a newer 870 Marine Magnum that I bought used a couple of years ago. Great guns with loads of possible upgrades and spare parts available.



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 05:20 PM
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I would suggest that the basic principles for traversing any unknown territory in an unknown political or survival situation hasn't changed in 10,000 years.

Cover, concealment, stealth, not following an anticipated line of approach, maintaining freedom of movement, and an offensive defense are principles that will never change, regardless of season or terrain.

I don't care if you're in a city trying to get home or in the country trying to evade other predators. It's all the same.

Every generation thinks that the world has changed because they just became aware of it.

Right.



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 05:21 PM
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Any non firearm advice for those not able to aquire them .eg most of the western world except Usa and Canada..? Ahem



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 05:22 PM
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Originally posted by dooper
reply to post by readerone
 


Every generation thinks that the world has changed because they just became aware of it.



Quote of the week and in serious consideration of going into the signature box!



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 05:24 PM
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Originally posted by emsed1
reply to post by EyesWideShut
 


Sounds like a good assortment.

My 9mm is an FNH FNP-9. 16+1

My rifle is an SKS with a few mild tweaks.

Still shopping for a boomstick but I have my eye on a Mossberg 590 or a surplus police 870.


edit -

Good point about the pistol too. A pistol should only be used to fight your way to a long gun!





That you shouldnt have put down in the first place ............



[edit on 9/2/09 by emsed1]


[edit on 2-9-2009 by gambon]

Is that an sks simonov if so you lucky b'stard

[edit on 2-9-2009 by gambon]



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 05:31 PM
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Get your hands on a cricket bat. Predrill multiple holes through the face of the bat towards the head. Then sink a 3 inch framing spike in to each hole. You can alternate nail direction to cover both sides of the bat if you want to get tricky.

Now you have a nice CQB weapon.

If you can't buy knives, invest in some metal working files and a bench grinder. Tool steel can make a great blade. Let your imagination go from there. Just don't tell anyone



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 05:35 PM
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I want to apologize to the OP and others. I THOUGHT the survival topic was more along the lines of TSHF.

Thus my input.

And that's all I'm going to say about that.

A jungle with a couple thousand specifically looking for you, if anything, is a more concentrated version of what anyone would be facing in any survival environment.

A predator is a predator. It can have two legs, it can have four. Some big bastards love to take you from behind, some from above. Some from below.

Some "survivors" will hole up for a while in a fixed location, some will haul ass, some will try to get from point A to point B as quickly as method, terrain, and potential "predators" allow.

This would be a prime time to keep your head on a swivel, move carefully, constantly check your six, hold to concealment as much as possible, don't walk down the middle of the road, and the one question that should be asked every fives seconds is, "what is the worst possible thing that can happen right now, and from which direction would it likely come from?"

THAT'S what better be occupying your time. The finest, biggest, baddest firearm in the world won't be worth crap if you run into someone who is afraid, sees you first, and decides you're a potential threat.

I'll leave you guys to it, and once again, my apologies.



posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 05:52 PM
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The 590 is a great gun , If I didn't have my 500 that's what I'd get. You have a decent arsenal going too , fabrique nationale makes a great product If I could justify buying the Five-seveN, I would. I've worked with the P90 and it was fun , awkward ergonomics but fun none the less. I really like that 5.7 Round and the 20 round magazine. The recoil is unbelievably nonexistent.



posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 06:57 AM
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The Five Seven is wild. I tried the demo at my local range once. It is a quality piece of craftsmanship. After looking at the round and then firing the gun, I was amazed at how little the recoil was. I would compare it to the recoil of a 9mm or probably less. The 5.7 round actually weighs less than a 9mm and reminds me of the .22WMR in overall dimension and energy. Anyway, Interesting round and gun. Not in my budget.



posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 12:28 PM
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Yeah, if you can't acquire a gun then your next best way to reach out and touch someone would maybe be a bow or a crossbow. Perhaps even a crossbow pistol for home defense. Aside form that jibeho's cricket bat extraordinaire sounds deadly.

DOOPER - Others could learn a lot from you guys if you could dumb down the nomeclature like "watch your 6" for instance. I know it means checking your backtrail but perhaps not everyone here would. By keeping it elementary others without your knowledge stand to learn much, including myself.
I salute you for your service to our country sir, thank you! You seem to have a LOT of knowledge about recon tactics - were you LERP/recon?

[edit on 3-9-2009 by Asktheanimals]



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