Are Mosin-Nagants Still A Good Prepper Option?

Welcome to my take on “the most famous prepper gun”, the Mosin-Nagant. Not long ago, the Mosin-Nagant (in it’s various forms) was considered to be the “classic” prepper gun, a high powered rifle that sold for under $100 and a… Continue Reading


Review: Peep sight for 91/30 Mosin Nagant rifles by Anacortes Prototypes

One of the biggest challenges for preppers who own Mosin Nagant rifles is their optics, or lack thereof. Mosins are notoriously difficult and expensive to put optics on, especially if one wishes to keep the historical value of the gun… Continue Reading


Podcast: EOTech EXPS3 Holographic Sight Impresses

  Here’s the manufacturer’s blurb about the optic: “The “E” is for “Extreme.” The EXPS3 offers true 2-eyes-open shooting and a 7 mm raised base that still allows for iron sight access. It features easy-to-adjust side buttons and an adjustable,… Continue Reading


Gun Review: Henry .22LR/L/S Golden Boy Rifle

Today’s review is the Henry Golden Boy chambered in .22LR/L/S. I plan to post reviews of the “regular” Henry .22LR/L/S as well as the Henry .22 Magnum, and Henry Big Boy .357 magnum carbine. Here’s Spice at the range killing… Continue Reading


Review: Windham Weaponry SCR AR M4 flattop

Today’s review is the Windham Weaponry SCR AR M4 flattop. Philosophy Of use: Primary defense weapon for tactical situations. There’s really no need to expound up on the .223/5.56 NATO MF AR platform’s philosophy of use, you either know what… Continue Reading


Review: “Ye Ole Smoke Pole” single shot 12 gauge shotgun

"Ye Ole Smoke Pole"

Today’s review is of the “The Ole Smoke Pole” This review is going to be completely different, because I am not talking about one gun, I am talking about one TYPE of gun, a gun you probably already own, a… Continue Reading


Review: Kel-tec PF9 9mm CCW

Today’s review is the Kel-tec PF9 9mm concealed carry gun. The PF9 is a compact 9mm semi-auto double-action only weapon. Is this gun a great answer for concealed carry? Perhaps for you, definitely not for me. Philosophy Of use: There’s… Continue Reading


Review: Bulldog Combination Flashlight – Stun Gun

I have a confession to make. While I believe that a complete review requires all aspects of a product to be tested, sometimes I also believe that some things should be taken on faith. My review of the Bulldog combination… Continue Reading


The People’s Republic of New Jersey Gun Review, aka Part 2:

Everyone who knows Salty knows he does excellent Gun Reviews, at least for the 40 free states that still respect the Second Amendment to any degree.  The remaining states, like the People’s Republic of New Jersey, not so much.  That… Continue Reading


Review: M1895 Nagant Revolver… “Shoot on Sunday, load all week”

Today’s review is the Nagant M1895 Revolver. The revolver is available for purchase to Curio & Relics FFL holders, for good reason… this gun really is both a curio and a relic. There’s been nothing else like this gun in… Continue Reading


The People’s Republic of New Jersey Gun Review, Part 1:

 As all this “stuff” was accumulating I decided that I would read some Prepper fiction, and in every single book they have a gun fight.  Sometimes, a bunch of gun fights! Now in all the hurricanes and tornadoes I’ve been… Continue Reading


Review: Crickett .22 Kids Single Shot, Also A GHB & BOB Option?

Crickett Precision Rifle

Today’s review is of the Crickett .22 bolt action children’s rifle. The Rifle In All It’s Glory! This gun is one of several designed specifically for the “children’s” gun market. The Crickett’s biggest competitor is with the Savage Rascal (to… Continue Reading


Review: Ye Ole .22 Single Shot

.22 Marlin Single-Shot Rifle

Today’s review is of the “Ye Ole Single Shot .22” This review is going to be completely different from most of my other reviews (except for “Ye Ole Smoke Pole” (coming soon – a similar type of gun), because I… Continue Reading


Review: Ruger American Rifle 8301 in .22LR

Ruger American Rifle 8301

Today’s review is the Ruger American Rifle Model 8301 chambered in .22LR. The Ruger Model 8301 is a bolt gun that fits 10/22 magazines, so you get the best of both worlds, the mags interchangeable with the 10/22(s) you probably… Continue Reading


Review: Marlin X7 Bolt Action Rifle Chambered In .223

Today’s review is of the Marlin X7 bolt action rifle, chambered in .223 I have shot .243 and .270 versions of the rifle and the are pretty much the same gun with different chambering/bolts, they have the same trigger groups,… Continue Reading