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Firearms Training for Survival

Guns can be a big help in survival, but only if you know how to use them and how not to use them.  This requires training, and most importantly, practice.  For some ideas about this, see:

 

http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2017/10/10/firearms-training-survival/#comments

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Introduction to Gunsmithing

If you have guns, it is wise to have some basic gunsmithing knowledge and tools.  At the very least, you want to be able to maintain your firearms; it would be even better if you could make minor modifications and basic repairs without having to run to a possibly expensive or overworked professional.

 

http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2017/04/13/introduction-to-gunsmithing-part-1/

http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2017/04/17/introduction-to-gunsmithing-part-2/

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Build your own firearm?

The big thing these days seems to be building your own firearm.  Can you do this?

Yes (most places in the U.S.), and its not particularly hard.  But there are some caveats.  Here are links to my series on this, using the AR-15 as an example.

 

Part 1 (Laws):  http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2017/04/04/building-your-own-firearms-part-1-the-laws

Part 2 (Methods):  http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2017/04/10/building-your-own-firearms-part-2-the-methods/

Part 3 (Lower parts):  http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2017/04/27/building-firearm-part-3-ar-15-lower-parts/

Part 4 (Upper parts):  http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2017/05/08/building-firearm-part-4-ar-15-upper-parts/

Part 5 (“Manufacturing” the receiver):  http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2017/07/25/building-firearm-part-5-manufacturing-ar-15-receiver/

Part 6 (Assembly  and Results):  http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2017/07/31/building-firearm-part-6-assembling-testing-ar-15/

 

My recommendation for your first build was to get a complete upper pre-built.  I have written another article on how to build an upper for “advanced” builders:

 

http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2017/10/17/assembling-ar-15-upper/

 

I’ve given up consideration of the Ghost Gunner CNC mill; it’s a wonderful fantasy, but I just can’t justify the cost, and from what I can tell, it messes up a receiver now and again.  I may still someday try out the molded receivers from ar15mold.com, but probably not any time soon.

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