Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Long time no write. In case anyone was wondering, I'm still alive and kicking. Enjoyed ourselves over Christmas and am back to the daily grind of life.
During the break, I had a chance to shoot a number of different firearms. From several models of Glocks, to a revolver, to an AR-15 to an AK-47. Despite all the fun I had doing that, I'd have to say that the most fun I had on vacation was shooting my nephew's Air Soft gun during a neighborhood grudge match of capture the flag. He has a higher powered (400fps) AK look a like with full auto. Man that is some fun- and good training.
So, anyhow it got me thinking about noise and of course, air guns are much more quiet- quiet enough to have a full on war in the neighborhood park without drawing anyone's attention.
The advantage of quietness, means I can practice shooting and using a scope in my back yard without alerting all the neighbors.
This can have advantage's in a less than total collapse situation. For instance, you could hunt small game like rabbits, squirrels, and birds from a suburban back yard without having anyone be the wiser.
In a total SHTF situation, the air gun could be used for similar purposes when trying to conserve ammo, or don't want the entire surrounding population to know that you a) have a firearm and b)have fresh meat. You would, of course need to carry a primary battle rifle in that situation- but the air rifle can help you stay hidden and undetected.
Additionally, if the government decides to confiscate all firearms, I may be able to hold onto this one- and use it undetected!
So, after considering the utility of a high powered air rifle in various situations, I've decided to add one to my inventory. I am considering a Gamo Varmint Hunter. Does anyone own one? I've read good reviews and the price is about $200. That's the most I want to pay for an air rifle.
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