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Gun sales are down, but so are prices… NOW is the time to buy!

The oldest axiom on how to make money on Wall Street is to “buy low, sell high”. It should come as a surprise to nobody that gun sales are off following the 2016 elections. We don’t talk politics, even a… Continue Reading

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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

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Avoid This One Critical Mistake I Made When Buying Ammo As A Prep

Here’s a lesson from the School of Hard Knocks. Sometimes buying ammo is a mistake… or at least buying the particular ammo that you put in your shopping cart is.  I’ve made a lot of prepping mistakes over the years,… Continue Reading

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4 Gun Mistakes article featured in The Prepper Website Podcast

The (excellent) Prepper Website Podcast (clicky) included our Prepping Guns: 4 Lessons To Learn From My Expensive Mistakes in Episode 118. Show host Todd Sepulveda (who runs multiple prepper websites including the (excellent) Prepper Website, a daily aggregator of prepping information that… Continue Reading

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Prepping Guns: 4 Lessons To Learn From My Expensive Mistakes

My Sig Sauer 556XIR, Folded

It’s a hard thing to do, admit that you made a mistake… especially to do so in public. I’ve made a lot of them over the years, as have we all… and some of those mistakes have been quite expensive. … Continue Reading

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5 Ways To Fight Your Inner Mall-Ninja

We here at Beans, Bullets, Bandages & You are, by policy, anti-Mall Ninja. What is a Mall Ninja?  There are several definitions, but in prepper terms it’s somebody who puts an emphasis on piling up really cool looking tactical gear… Continue Reading

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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

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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

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Five Important Tips For Buying A Used Firearm

You are looking to make a firearms purchase but you also want to save a few dollars if you can by buying used? Here are 5 tips that will help you make a smart decision. Before we begin, safety first.… Continue Reading

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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

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Podcast: Prepper Firearm Selection Made Easy

CLICK HERE for this week’s podcast! Building a firearms collection is one of the fun parts of being a prepper. It also requires a large investment of money and time, and due to the demands of prepping situations, it’s also… Continue Reading

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Prepper Estate Planning: Beginning Planning For Grandchildren

One of the awkward moments in every Prepper fiction book is the moment when the protagonist acquires the wherewithal to buy all the “stuff” he needs.  In some cases, the book will simply start with all of the shopping done,… Continue Reading

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Four Things Explaining Why We Are In Favor Of Gun Control

Glock 17 Girl

At 3BY, we think that every person should be in total control of every gun they own. Here are the four “basic tenants of gun control” that are universally accepted. We didn’t write these, but we endorse them wholeheartedly. 1.… Continue Reading

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Guns are my biggest prepping problem…

They are not my biggest problem because I am afraid of them, don’t know how to use them, wife won’t let me have any… No, my biggest problem is that I LOVE THEM and love buying them and shooting new/different… Continue Reading

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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