Hello. I would first like to thank you for reading my blog post. I’m excited to share the knowledge and experiences I have accumulated over the years on firearms and how you can use them as part of your disaster preparedness plans.
If you’re reading this book, you’re probably doing so for one reason: you want to learn how you can build a complete arsenal of guns without spending money you can’t afford. You understand the importance of owning guns for personal protection, but for whatever reason, your personal budget constraints are tight.
While you may think that you have to spend a lot of money for reliable or high quality firearms, the reality is that’s not true. As this book will show you, it’s completely possible to build a personal armory of guns for less than $500, $1,000, or $1,500. I feel that the topic of how to build a gun arsenal on a budget in general has received far too little attention in the firearms world, which is why I would like to discuss it today with this book.
The specific topics that I will cover in this book will be to why you need to build a survival arsenal, the types of guns that you need in your arsenal, building an arsenal for those $500, $1,000, and $1,500 budgets, stockpiling ammunition, and then tips on firearms safety and training. This book is mostly meant for beginners who are rather new to the subject of disaster preparedness and firearms, but those of you who are already quite knowledgeable may yet find useful information in this book as well.
With that said, let’s get started:
Why Build A Personal Survival Arsenal?
There are many different types of potential disasters that we need to prepare for. These include a variety of natural disasters, an economic collapse, terrorist attack, enemy invasion, civil unrest and martial law, or a power grid down scenario to name a few.
But regardless of which specific type of disaster you are preparing for, your priorities in regards to what you need to stockpile remain the same. These priorities include water, food, first aid, sanitation and personal hygiene, and security.
Buying guns and ammunition falls under the ‘security’ priority. You need guns in order to defend yourself, your home, your property, and most importantly your family from whoever could seek to bring harm to them in the event of a disaster. You can buy some best bipod for AR 15 to improve your shoot, get a better result in your hunting trip.
In a long term disaster especially, the people you previously thought of as being normal will become desperate. Without food or water to feed their families, they will be willing to kill to get what they need. Under no circumstances can you allow yourself or your family to become a victim. That’s why owning guns and being trained in the use of them is so critical and needs to be one of your top priorities.
Contrary to what many people will tell you, the very act of owning a gun is not a bad thing. A gun is an inanimate object that can be used for good or bad depending on who is using it. Using a gun for the purposes of saving your family’s life or defending your property isn’t something that we may want to do, but it is a responsibility that we have to take upon ourselves.
What I want to do now is outline the general reasons you need to have guns in your personal possession. The goal of this is to convince you why you need to purchase guns if you’re not convinced already, or to otherwise give you some ideas for using guns that you hadn’t thought of already:
- Defense Of Those You Love
As we just discussed, defense is the biggest reason you need to own guns. Defense of yourself, defense of your house, defense of your possessions, and defense of those you love. If you have children, their safety and security is your responsibility. Are you willing to let burglars or looters break into your home and kill them in order to get to your stockpile? If the answer is no, and your answer should be no, then you need to have guns for the purposes of defense. It’s as simple as that. You can also use some best spyderco knife to defense yourself, it’s good practice for you with small budget.
- Equalizing Yourself With Your Adversaries
Even if you don’t use your guns in a self-defense action, the very act of owning a gun equalizes yourself with any adversaries who could threaten you. For example, let’s say that someone or a group of people in a disaster are thinking about attacking you in an attempt to get your food. But then they see the pistol you have on your hip or the rifle you have slung across your back. At the very least, those people are going to think twice about attacking you now. Not only do they fear the fact that you have a gun, they also fear the possibility’ that you know how to use it. This is why the very act of owning a gun, and making sure that other people know you own one (or more), increases your odds of survival.
- Hunting Game
Hunting is a sole reason why many people own guns or believe they need to own guns, including those who purchase guns as part of their disaster preparedness plans. While it is true that hunting is indeed a use for guns and you may find yourself hunting in a post-disaster scenario should you need to bug out from your house, the reality is that you’re probably going to be doing a lot less hunting in the event of a disaster than you think. Thousands if not millions of other people will be hunting as well, which means the game population in general is
going to go down. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t include guns for the purposes of hunting in your arsenal (in fact, you should), but it does mean that defense needs to be what you primarily have in your mind instead.
- Responsibility and Passing On What You Know
Owning a gun is a great responsibility and not something to be taken lightly. But another great responsibility is passing on what you know about firearms and firearm responsibility to others. The lives of too many children, for instance, have tragically been lost because their parents didn’t teach them proper gun safety and they weren’t able to apply what they should have learned when they found a gun and began handling it. This is why educating yourself on gun responsibility and how to shoot a gun and then passing on what you know to your friends and family could potentially save someone’s life.
I hope that this gives you an idea of why I believe owning guns is important. You don’t have to be a ‘gun person’ per se to understand the reasons to owning firearms. I’m not saying that you have to become a gun enthusiast. What I am saying is there are reasons to keeping guns in your home and for the purposes of disaster preparedness.
Now that I have established why you need to put together a survival arsenal, I would next like to discuss the general types of guns that I feel need to be in that arsenal. Afterwards, we’ll start diving into how you can begin putting your arsenal together on a budget.