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PrepperGuns 101: How To Aim Your Weapon – What Is A Sight Picture?

To accurately shoot a firearm, for starters, you have to know how to properly aim it. This probably sounds pretty self-evident, but as I’ve worked with people teaching them how to shoot, I have to constantly remind myself that unless… Continue Reading

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PrepperGuns 101: Nine Steps New Gun Buyers Should Follow When Shopping For A Handgun

Buying your first handgun can be pretty intimidating if you’ve never done it before, so this article is designed to give you a 9 step process to get you started.  This article covers buying a handgun in the USA from… Continue Reading

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PrepperGuns 101: So, What’s Up With All The Different Sizes & Types Of Bullets & Shells?

If you are new to firearms, you are probably wondering “so what’s up with all the bullet sizes & all those codes?” Never fear, we’ve got a few simple answers for you to get you started. Over the last 150… Continue Reading

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PrepperGuns 101: Magazines & Clips – Firearms Information For Beginner Preppers

Welcome to the debut of our new PrepperGuns 101: Firearms Information For Beginning Preppers Today’s installment is about “magazines and clips”. What exactly are they? What kinds are there? What is the difference between a magazine and a clip? These… Continue Reading

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My Take On 5 Guns To Own When Ammo Is Scarce

Let’s say that for whatever reason, the ammo supply has dried up. We’ve seen it happen several times in recent years for various reasons and it’s likely to happen again one of these days. What are the five guns I… Continue Reading

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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