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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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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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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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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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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: 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

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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

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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

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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

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Podcast: Girls With Guns Part 2

Spice and Salty talk about women and firearms again in this multi-part series, about the do’s and don’ts from a woman’s (Spice) perspective with tips, tricks and advice about gun selection for her, and helping a woman who isn’t already… Continue Reading

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Podcast: Girls With Guns, Part 1

Girl with S&W Model 10 Bull Barrel

What’s not to like about Girls With Guns? Well… let’s hold on a minute and take a look at women like Alana (pictured above, who not not only poses with guns but who is a gun owner and avid shooter)… Continue Reading