From the Desk of John Rourke – May 28th, 2017


Putting this out a bit early due to tomorrow being Memorial Day.

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Went to the range Saturday and did some shooting with the Freedom Ordnance FX-9 9mm carbine I recently acquired. Shot a little over 100 rounds – not a lot – and so far no problems. I mounted a Walther red dot I had lying around and it was almost right-on-the-money and only required minimal adjustment. After that knocking down steel plates was easy.

FX-9, 9mm, carbine, Freedom Ordnance, AR-15, SHTF

Going to get a few compatible magazines from different manufacturers and see how they do.

Pistol caliber carbines are so fun!!

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This is one lucky guy. A black bear charges him while he is stalking with a recurve bow. While many would suggest this is a perfect example of why to carry a sidearm I suspect there was no way the hunter had time to draw prior to the attack once the bear charged. Regardless, a Glock 20 in 10mm would be my carry choice in these areas – and a companion who is slower than me.

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I recently finished a great prepper fiction book – Locker Nine: A Novel of Societal Collapse. It was unique in that the main character is a college-age female. This should be especially attractive to women prepper’s as generally main characters in these books are “manly men”. Great story with some pretty colorful characters that make for a lot of entertainment. One of my favorite aspects of Locker Nine is how the girl’s father prepared her for an emergency situation via a cache of supplies. You just have to read it to appreciate.

Locker Nine, book, prepper fiction, SHTF, EMP

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