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What is your defense for a SHTF scenario? hooray weapons!

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posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 01:46 AM

Originally posted by snowen20
reply to post by ConspiraCity

Conspiracity Can you elaborate on what you consider "high grade steel" in regards to your two light swords?

I saw your photo and i saw what I think you are referring to, and to be honest they look like mail order crap. Don't take that as a personal attack, it is an attack on mail order crap not you. Please give me the number the metal. and where you bought them.


13c26.. think that's the right # haha, Im still working on fully understanding Rockwell hardness and steel compositions, recently very interested in metallurgy. bought them from my buddy who is a blade freak, but ill ask him where he got them.

posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 02:18 AM
reply to post by ConspiraCity

Thats cool.
The reason I ask is because I learned the hard way when I was was attempting to use a 440 Stainless steel blade as a machete. YES I am aware of how retarded that is.,...Now. I was very ignorant to that kind of thing back then.

Since then i only buy what is referred to as "battle Ready" blades. I had a rather large number of exotic weapons that before I moved overseas. 440 type steels that you see people buy at flea markets will break if you were to hit bone or someones gear in a fight. At least the potential is there.

I recommend Sword buyers guide

The link above educated the hell out of me. Plus they have great deals on reliable weaponry and the people on the site test the heck out of the blades.
Just so you know, While i was in the Army Gerber was the top knife people purchased, and every Gerber I have had was a POS that would break chip or crack at the least little work. Advise you steer clear of them.
i seriously doubt Im telling you anything you probably don't already know, but I thought I would share anyway.

Thanks for your info.

ETA: I personally would use the roman gladius. It is short light and when seen in combat no freaking joke.

Sure it looks a little showy and non tactical, but people will remember you for it after a fight.

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posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 02:32 AM

Originally posted by ConspiraCity
reply to post by anumohi

eh, I do lots of shooting so ammo cost is a big factor. I'm not rich so i cant buy all the big ammo lol!
and last time I checked those are real. lol!

Dont listen to them the Ruger 556 is a great weapon and any gun person would know that but I have to agree with the rest of the weapons they are pretty crappy. Also never use 556 that your AR can shot in your mini 14. You will have a bad day. Sell all the other guns and buy a Socom2 it is a great weapon,

posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 02:56 AM
OK I'll bite.

I have a reasonable response load.

PDW- Taurus pt 92 9mm on dropleg(left) and S&W .40(right) in chest holster on Blackhawk tac vest.

Close Quarters- Mossberg 500 cruiser 12gauge. in a sheath attached to alice pack frame of BoB.

Suppression range- custom built AMD-65 7.x39 with underfolding stock and 50 round drum. Sling

Medium range - AR-15 5.56 with Magpul CTR stock and Yanky hill monolith rail on 16" m4 profile with EOTech MPO III EXPS3-4 3 point hang harness.

Stand off range is Converted Mosin Nagant m44 7.62x54r in synthetic monte carlo stock. Cut down to 16" recrowned and re-bedded with LEUPOLD 62230 FX-II 2.5X28 SCOUT (800 meters) and keeps it short and lite.
Harris bipod.

For Zombies: Roman style battle axe. 6 inch steel spike on one side, 8 inch rounded blade on the other side with a 32 inch oak handle.

For General: A Gerber machete 15 inch attached to alice pack frame. Gerber magnum 6 inch folding knife on duty belt. And Gerber multitool on duty belt.

In BoB: Scorpian emergency radio with crank handle and USB outlet and Solar panel. 7 weather bands and it has a bottle opener built in. lol. Home made fire starters, (vaseline and cotton balls) (3)strike sticks, multiple locations. (2) 3 hour road flares. socks, poncho, 12 various fishing hooks 500 feet 8# fishing line, 200 feet of steel cable in a range of 18-14 gauge in little spools. votive candles. waterproof matches. Lensatic compass. Heavy leather gloves. 75 feet of 300# nylon rope. ramen noodles. 8 water purifier tablets.
300 peice first aid trauma kit with scalpel and sutures. Topical antibiotic. Stainless steel mess kit with cup.
Toilet paper. Clothes. My arctic parka over the whole alice pack held down with 2 small bungie cords. It's pretty heavy, but I can pull two straps and it drops right off. I don't know if I could hike with it over really rough terrain, but just walking through fields and woods, I could hoof it for about 8 hours at an easy pace.

Dog cart with (2) mountain bike wheels.(2 dogs) 15 gallons of water in (3) 5 gallon bottles. Dog food, people food, mostly ramen noodles and rice and dried beans. Cast iron dutch oven. Ammunition and the REST of the guns not being carried by family members.(1) 6 person tent. roughly 200 pounds on big wheels.

Every other family member has a regular hiking pack with another first aid kit each, individual stainless steel water bottles, candles, matches, clothes, (2) glow sticks and a simple compass.

Armored personnel carrier.

I'm workin on it.

Meh, it's a hobby! I'm allowed to enjoy my hobby.
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posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 03:36 AM
Wanted to add something before I get too sleepy to write
Who is mentaly prepaired as capable of liveing outside the norm
The traveling homeless..they are used to the outdoors and weather
No qualms about mooching what they need or swipe what they want
Camp out at nite in the middle of nowhere .
They will survive because they are not going to be stuck defending Grannys silverware and the new TV
Add a couple of weapons and you have an example of how things will be !
Did I hit it pretty close..what do you guys think?

posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 03:47 AM
reply to post by granpabobby

I'm prepared to eat slower running humans!!!

That's how prepared I am!

posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 06:03 PM

Originally posted by Butterbone
reply to post by granpabobby

I'm prepared to eat slower running humans!!!

That's how prepared I am!

I understand Dog makes a fine meal
Cat is a bit stringy
Lets not forget the new deer..Cow
Cannables call us..Long Pork

posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 10:40 PM

I love mine. Im saving for a 16 inch M4 upper for SHTF CQB, but the 26 will work til then

Did I mention it shoots 750-1000 Yards accuratly?

posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 06:57 PM
Almost all of mine are surplus weapons but in great shape and shoot well, and myself and my two children are very good shots with all of them at close and long range;

we have 3 each of;

3 AK47's with under fold stocks and 3, 30 round mags each 7.62x39

3 mosin nagant's one is mounted with a scope the others are iron sights 7.62x54R

this is the new gun, a mossberg 590 12 gauge

3 Tokarev semi auto pistols with 2 magazines each 7.62x25

and one remington 22 rifle 15 shot semi auto wuth a scope

we have stored enough ammunition for these weapons to never need to buy ammo ever again.

we practiced at the range until we were all very proficient shooting, we practiced at home until we were proficient at breaking them down and putting them back together. they are old but good and if we never need them we will have a lot of fun at the range for years to come.

posted on Feb, 5 2012 @ 05:13 PM
ini just found out today that the firearm of my choice isn't compliant with California gun laws - a Sig P220 stainless elite.

now looking at the P220 combat version.

so while at the shop I figured I'd get some ammo as I'm going to the range this week to see how the 200 feels and a 1911 feels.

check out what I bought! lol!
Zombie Max bullets!

posted on Feb, 5 2012 @ 05:19 PM
I'm laughing at the thread , because all the gun names and stats might as well be in hieroglyphics , reading the thread from the UK...........would love to have access to some sort of protection ie hand gun or rifle , but on the other hand I also can see the problems countries with gun laws may see in the future if the SHTF.

posted on Feb, 5 2012 @ 05:23 PM
my defense would be, having what i need to make shelter, find food, tend to injuries and disease and most important will be to find like minded people close to my home willing to work together as a community, because if you think holing up in a cave by yourself with 10 guns will save you, you're only fooling yourself.

posted on Feb, 5 2012 @ 06:20 PM
Well, I don't have a gun but I can use one if I get the chance too.

I rather have something I commonly handle, like a flag pole or something.

I can also use martial arts, so I can use my body as a weapon too.

posted on Feb, 5 2012 @ 06:49 PM
reply to post by ConspiraCity

Mine is, whatever I have available at that point and time.
It might be a tank, mortars, cannons, rifles, pistols, and knives...or rubberbands and coconut shells.

posted on Feb, 5 2012 @ 06:54 PM
You guys have nice guns.

My defense is picking up whatever you guys drop and running away quietly.

posted on Feb, 5 2012 @ 07:01 PM

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posted on Feb, 5 2012 @ 07:04 PM
reply to post by lacrimosa

I would hope that would be everyones primary tool.

posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 12:51 AM
i have a pretty cool trick i thought up one night. basically get some large air diffusers (nothing over the top). install them into the attic and it would allow you a moderate vantage point if you were in the attic and them at ground level.

posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 01:35 AM
Firearms, I'm set:
Kel-tec .40 carbine (Glock 22)
Remington Model 81 .300
Henry 30/30
Hungarian AMD65
Yugo 59/66
Mossberg Maverick
Saiga 12
PSL Paratrooper
And an M44 Mosin someone let me borrow and never took back. And a couple old Sears and Roebuck .22s

I like to keep it to only needing a few kinds of ammo. I really don't want to tarnish my collection though. I only have ammo for the rare trip to the range.

Probably going for a Mossberg Chainsaw next. You know. For Zombies.

A couple of the cheaper Hanwei swords
A few Machetes
Assorted knives
Sais (for the troublesome neighbor with a sword.)

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