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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Not Living in Fear During the 'Summer of Chaos' - How to Protect Yourself


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“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.”
Ernst F. Schumacher


More Violence and Mayhem-the Summer of Chaos

How to Protect Yourself


Black Lives Matter leader [agitator] Deray McKesson had two of his email accounts hacked recently … [They] showed that they are planning to create massive unrest during this election period in something they call the “Summer of Chaos”.  He was arrested a few days ago.

The leaked documents show that George Soros-embraced Black Lives Matter wants to create so much chaos that martial law will be instituted and the elections cancelled. Chaos is the goal in order to destabilize the populace.

Jesse Benn of the Huffington Post penned an article “Violent resistance matters.  Riots can lead to major change,” he wrote.  For the radical left, the election year seems to be a race war and the attack/murder of Dallas police this past week could be just the beginning.

Violent crime rates have jumped in some major cities such as Baltimore and Chicago [an area where strict anti-gun laws have prove ineffective] by as much as 50% over the past year.  Homicides increased 17% in the 56 biggest US cities in 2015 and rose by another 9% in the first quarter of 2016.

Sanctuary Cities, where local officials shelter illegal aliens, many with violent criminal records [Kate’s Law], efforts which would have deported criminal illegals, as promoted by Bill O’Reilly and most Republicans, was stopped by Democrats.

Meanwhile, President Obama’s answer to all violence is the same – stricter gun laws.  Obviously, that has never stopped the gun violence in Chicago, the city with the toughest gun laws in the nation, but this is the left’s answer to everything [or they blame it on Trump].

Meanwhile, gun and ammo sales continue to surge under President Obama’s second term.  A mistake people often make is believing they should buy the most expensive gun on the market…a high end assault weapon is not always the answer.  Instead, the best choice is the one you are most comfortable with.  I tell most folks they should own a shotgun and a revolver such as .38 or .357 [less chance of jamming, both good for home defense].

They are good defensive weapons and good while on the move and the ammunition is reasonably priced and can deliver a decent punch without a huge recoil.  Whichever one you choose, you must practice at a range, preferably with someone who knows what they are doing in order to get comfortable with the feel, the kick and the SOUND!

If you choose a semi-automatic be aware they tend to be easier to fire but they are more complicated than a revolver for some users and can jam or misfire and must be cleared manually [revolvers have fewer moving parts, greatly reducing the chance of a malfunction, but generally hold fewer rounds].  Some folks do make use of extra cylinders which they can pre-load and swap out but also keep in mind revolvers have a slower rate firing due to long double-action trigger pulls.  The hammer is cocked and released with each pull of the trigger.

The following 5 firearms are the best to keep your family alive in the event of a home invasion.

Mossberg 500/590

A long standing consensus within the firearms community is that the venerable 12 gauge pump action shotgun is the best weapon for home defense. It’s reliable, devastating at close range when loaded with buckshot or slugs, and sometimes the sound of the pump racking alone will be enough to scare an intruder away. Plus, shotguns and their ammunition are relatively inexpensive, allowing you to practice on the shooting range without breaking the bank.

For smaller statured people, a 20 gauge shotgun still offers devastating power with significantly less recoil (just make sure that the actual weight of the shotgun hasn’t been reduced, or the recoil between the two will be comparable).

When it comes to specific pump shotguns, the Mossberg 500/590 and the Remington 870 are easily the two most popular, and for good reason. Both are rugged, economical, have a proven track record, and can boast of a nearly limitless number of accessories to customize your weapon. Both will serve you equally well when it comes to home defense.

But between the two, an important factor tilts the balance in the Mossberg’s favor: the controls are more natural. Whereas the safety on the 870 is located on the rear of the trigger guard, the Mossberg’s naturally ambidextrous safety is located on the rear of the trigger guard. The slide release (required to be pressed to rack the pump when a round is not in the chamber) on the Mossberg is located behind the trigger guard and is much easier to reach than the 870, where the slide release is found in front of the guard.

Glock 17/19

Any quality mid to full size 9mm duty pistol will work well for you for home defense: they carry a lot of rounds, have less than moderate recoil, and are cheap to train with due to the availability and low cost of 9mm ammo. Don’t think we’re limiting you to Glock. Beretta, HK, Kahr, Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Springfield, Taurus, and Walther all make quality pistols in this department that will serve you well. [Personally, I don’t care for Glocks as I’ve owned two, both of which jammed frequently…our military, however, has switched to this as their sidearm of choice from what understand].


An increasing number of break-ins and home invasions are sharing one thing in common: there are multiple intruders. If you have two or three or more people with bad intentions breaking into your house or property, you’ll want more than a shotgun or a handgun: you’ll want a semi automatic rifle.

Shotguns have too low of a capacity for these kinds of situations, and a pistol means you may be outgunned if the intruders are armed with handguns and/or knives themselves. A semi-automatic carbine, such as an AR-15 in 5.56x45mm NATO, gives you greater capacity, longer range, and more velocity than a handgun.

Other good semi-auto carbines are out there, like AK-47s, Ruger Mini-14s and IWI Tavor’s to name a few, but the AR-15 has the advantage of more common parts and accessories. Plus, if you’re on a budget, several affordable yet quality ARs have hit the marketplace from companies like Ruger and Smith & Wesson. [this is the one Democrats demonize as ‘military gun, unsuitable for civilian use.’]

Ruger GP100/Smith & Wesson 686

Revolvers lack the capacity of a semi-auto pistol, and reloading times are also longer. Those are disadvantages you need to take into account. But a certain number of advantages still make the classic .357 double action revolver with a 4-inch barrel a more than relevant home defense choice today.

Revolvers are inherently simpler, and some would say more reliable, than semi-auto pistols. This means that if you have any family members who are relatively inexperienced with firearms or who don’t like the slightly increased complexity of a semi-automatic, the revolver is a better choice when it comes to handguns.

The .357 Magnum round itself is a very powerful round that has gained a reputation for being a one shot man stopper, and is sure to stop an invader. We recommend a full size duty revolver, such as the Ruger GP100 or the Smith & Wesson 686, since they absorb the recoil better than a snubnose revolver will and hold six rather than five rounds.

Another benefit to .357 Magnum revolvers is the fact that they can also chamber .38 Specials, which are cheaper to shoot for training purposes and offer less recoil for smaller statured people.

The GP100 is less expensive and more durable than the 686, being designed to shoot an unlimited number of .357 Magnum rounds thanks to its beefier frame and cylinder. The 686, while more expensive, has a nicer finish, an undeniably smoother trigger/hammer pull, and some models hold seven rather than six rounds. It’s up to you to decide what fits your preferences more, but when it comes to overall quality you’re not going to get any better than Ruger or Smith & Wesson.

Taurus Judge/Smith & Wesson Governor

The idea of a “shotgun pistol” has intrigued the imaginations of people for many years, but Taurus was the first company to convert that idea into a realistic home defense option with the introduction of their popular and economical Judge revolver, chambered in .410 Bore and .45 Long Colt. Smith & Wesson followed suit with the later release of their Governor model (take note, this is the only time Smith & Wesson has followed Taurus’ tracks, not the other way around).

.410 buckshot certainly doesn’t have the power of 12 or even 20 gauge, but one thing is for certain: an intruder is going to know they’ve been hit if they’re shot by one. .45 LC hollow points, while undeniably expensive, would arguably deliver even more knockdown power than the .410s.

The advantage to the Governor is that it holds one more round than the Judge and can also chamber .45 ACP with moon clips, boosting its versatility. On the other hand, the Judge arguably has a more ergonomic grip and can be had for a significantly lower price. For home defense, both will get the job done.

Learning More – Avoiding Prosecution

If you’re new to gun ownership or want to brush up on your skills, you should find a local range and/or instructor or contact the National Rifle Association.

Every state differs on its laws regarding concealed carry or what is legal in terms of defending yourself against intruders.  California makes it nearly impossible to own any kind of weapon while MI has improved but still does not recognize CCW permits from other states.  [When I contacted the State Police in MI asking them how to transfer my CCW from another state, they told me it was $100 and an FBI back ground check…I had already gone through that in my previous state so I asked “Do you use a different FBI?”   They wouldn’t budge.  The state which issued my CCW only charged $25 and in AZ where I had lived only required a clean criminal background and an AZ drivers permit.  I believe a few other states such as TX are the same but it is best to always check.   877-NRA-2000

Yours for better living,

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’


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1 comment:

DAR said...

Another outstanding, resource packed issue.