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Old March 20th, 2019, 11:47 AM   #11
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Wait, says something sucks, unless you are trained on the M4, then doesn't give a replacement option..... yeah, ok. I'll sift through more data, thanks.


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Old March 20th, 2019, 11:53 AM   #12
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Let me guess. I have to subscribe to his service to find out what he suggests I prep with instead? I'm guessing it's a Kel-Tec Sub2K.

Disclaimer: I'm allowed to make that joke because I own one. Folds up into my ruggedly handsome flannel prepper shirt pocket.
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Old March 20th, 2019, 11:53 AM   #13
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Well, I guess that it is a good thing that all of mine are at the bottom of the bay
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Old March 20th, 2019, 12:01 PM   #14
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The guy is a joke. He can bring his option and I'll bring my SOTAR built rifle and we'll have a durability competition.
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Old March 20th, 2019, 12:11 PM   #15
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I see he cites General Scales, refers to the surveys where troops get to bitch about stuff (the grass is always greener), and claims the RAT tourniquet is better than CAT. That's at least three strikes in my book. I am sure I can find more.

The truth is that any rifle that gets run hard in combat is going to experience occasional stoppages. I'd rather have a rifle that I can easily repair on my own if it malfunctions or even breaks. I don't really do much in the way of prepper stuff, but it seems to me that anyone doing it would be well served by using an AR15 just for the sheer availability of replacement parts and magazines in the U.S.
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Old March 20th, 2019, 12:43 PM   #16
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We should send a memo - back to bows and arrows.
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Old March 20th, 2019, 12:43 PM   #17
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I'm going to be "that guy" and say it. A rifle... any rifle... is a tool. And there is no single tool that can be used for every job. A hammer is good to have, but I can't tighten a tailpipe clamp with it. All in all, the AR platform is a pretty good tool (I might even say, Swiss Army knife type versatility), but the fantasy that one gun will be the end all and be all of any prepper type situation, is just silly.

Have a couple of hammers, many screwdrivers, some good saws... and a variety of different quality firearms that meet specific needs and scenarios. /logic.
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Old March 20th, 2019, 12:50 PM   #18
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I was at an overseas location once where we frequently interfaced with an ODA. This was years ago when the SCAR was first issued to SOCOM for T&E. I noticed the team had a mix of M4s and SCAR-Ls (this was when both the L and H were being evaluated) and asked one of the 18Bs about how the SCARs were working out for them. He said it was a fine rifle, no issues, but it really didn't do anything the M4 didn't do and about half the team still carried their M4s.
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Old March 20th, 2019, 02:04 PM   #19
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Is the tactical chicken compatible with other firearms? That's probably obsolete now too.
Is it legal in MD to attach a tactical chicken to your AR? If so, where can I get one? There is an intimidation factor in seeing someone charge you with a chicken on your rifle.


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Old March 20th, 2019, 04:05 PM   #20
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The Dude makes a few decent points when you keep in mind the "prepper" qualifier. Much like the 1911 in "Combat". Is the needs of the prepper the same as the needs of a soldier? Do you need reliability and low maintenance as a prepper or the potential for slinging lead the fastest? The biggest issue is how one defines the needs of the prepper. I usually understand it to be light and low-maintenance with versatile and readily scavenged ammo.


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