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  1. I’ve never had a problem with rust on my carry guns and they’re all black nitrided finish. I’ve carried them hiking from climates like Georgia during the summer to Michigan in the winter IWB with 3-6 month intervals between the last preventative maintenance session, depending on the last shooting session. What matters is the type of preservative you use not how often it’s applied. Use CLP or synthetic motor oil and it’ll be fine.
  2. The 229 and M11-A1 are going to be the closest to your criteria. I carry a 229 pretty regularly and you won’t notice any difference. There’s also the Cz999s and EZ9s as well. Why stainless steel? Blued and nitrided finishes work fine.
  3. Not a bad idea but on the same token you can buy a Savage Axis with a scope in a more modern, widely available .30 caliber cartridge. A scoped Enfield removes the main and in my opinion most useful feature, and that was the clips/chargers. I have a sporterized Ishapore 2A1 that I got in a trade that I regret doing, there's something about sporterized rifles that doesn't feel right.
  4. Yeah but have any of you seen Die Hard? They don't use 9mm aks or AR-15s in Die Hard.
  5. PTR-91 and FALs are the most reliable battle rifle platforms in my experience. There’s a reason why more than 90 countries adopted the G3 and FAL. .308 aks are the least reliable which I think is somewhat ironic as the ak is known to be one of the most reliable. Largely due to magazines more than the rifles themselves.
  6. It all boils down to the purpose. For a fun gun? Go ahead. For a gun to defend your home/property? I would get an ar-15 pistol instead if compactness is what you want. Also if you’re looking to save a few bucks PTR manufactures an MP5 clone and Zenith imports one from Turkey. There’s a few other manufacturers but they’re defunct. Functionally the same guns for about $500 off.
  7. Only works if you take public transit, otherwise if you drive a car registered to you a camera somewhere will pick up your plates.
  8. Agreed. It’s not like you need to buy everything at once. A few things to tack on to the OP - 1.) Room clearing can be done without any problems with rifles with barrel lengths up to 20 inches depending on the type of building you’re in. Smaller buildings with tight spaces a shorter overall length might be preferable but when you leave that building how long are the sight lines? It all boils down to planning ahead and bringing the right tool for the job. If you can’t afford multiple rifles a 16” barrel will do it all. Close quarters room clearing, medium range engagements. Make sure you match the bullet weight and twist rate for best performance. 2. This is probably the most important: Don’t buy CATs off of Amazon. You will more likely than not get a counterfeit and the windlass will break, rendering them useless and potentially be fatal. Buy them directly from the source or from reputable dealers. You should also learn how to properly apply a tourniquet as well as get some basic first aid training under your belt. Improperly applying a tourniquet could be fatal or cause unnecessary limb loss. 5 should be carried for each extremity. 1 for each limb and 1 for the neck if the other 4 don’t stop the bleeding! 3.) Don’t be afraid to buy used either. Can save a few bucks on like new guns that can be used on more gear, magazines or guns. Police trade in Glock 22s can be had in the $250 to $300 range from retailers and the other Glocks in the $350-$400 range. Check Armslist and any state wide firearms trading/selling sites. Plenty of good deals can be had if you’re willing to drive a bit to get them, Just be careful of scammers. If a price seems too good to be true, it probably is. If you’re meeting someone somewhere it’s also not a good idea to meet them in a secluded location with no other people around with a lot of cash. Great way to get robbed. 4.) Don’t keep yourself up late at night worrying about if you’re prepared or not. Cover the basics, rifle, pistol, something to carry a few spare magazines, a few TQs and chest seals, food and water and you’re good. The average militiaman isn’t and shouldn’t going be in prolonged firefights. Carrying 15 magazines of 30rds of 5.56 isn’t practical and weighs a lot. 7 Rifle magazines is a number thrown out a lot but that depends largely on your SOPs. Your magazines should be the weakest link in your rifle. You want your magazines to fail before any part on your rifle though ideally you want nothing to fail at all. Buy quality magazines like Colt metal magazines or PMags and you’ll have no problems.
  9. You really only need 3 types of firearms in my opinion.Having multiple copies of those firearms becomes the next order of business. Parts do break and some parts are just easier to grab a new gun than to replace them, and you can cannibalize the broken gun for parts. A centerfire rifle in your preferred cartridge, a sidearm and a .22 revolver to fill the pot. All 3 can be carried at the same time with the revolver in a pack since you’ll just be using it to hunt small game, which won’t be all the time. The cartridges for your rifle and pistol don’t matter too much so long as your rifle is actually chambered for a rifle cartridge and semi automatic. I do both 7.62 NATO and 5.56 NATO, though 7.62x39, 5.45, 54r so on and so on will also work. Better to hunt with a fighting rifle than fight with a hunting rifle
  10. I build my own. I usually use Aero uppers/lowers and a BCM BCG and a Radian Raptor Ambi charging handle. Barrels depend on the purpose. I have a White Oak barrel in my SPR. I do have an Aero BCG in my SPR instead of a BCM and I haven’t noticed any real difference in functionality.
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  12. I’m in Northern Virginia myself. Not apart of any real group yet. Just me and a couple of buddies.
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