Alternative weapons for the survival battery
By M.D. Creekmore
The Survivalist Blog
January 31, 2012
This is a guest post and entry in our non-fiction writing contest by JD
There has been some previous articles about options and considerations for your survival battery of firearms. These options included the handgun, .22 caliber rifle, shotgun and the battle rifle. Now, I will present you with some other options to consider.
The air rifle, also known as the BB gun or pellet rifle, is many times looked down on as a practical survival tool. Some immediately think of the lever-action, “Red-Rider” model when they hear BB gun. But, there have been significant improvements on air rifles since even my child hood.
Today, many modern air rifles have much more power, greater accuracy and variable power. While there are still the standard CO2 options, many of today’s more powerful air rifles can have their power increased with several pumps of a forearm or other similar device.
Many of these modern guns also have rifling and/or other improvements that allow for much greater accuracy. In fact, my brother competed throughout high school on a shooting team through his high school R.O.T.C. unit and they used hand-pumped air rifles.