“Is gun, is shoot”. LOVE IT! I read in another post, somewhere in the forums, that you are the resident firearms expert. I look forward to hearing your input on such topics.
I know exactly what you mean in regards to favorites. The first large bore rifle I recall firing was an old, lightly used German K98 Mauser WWII bring back. It was a simple weapon (except for stripping the bolt), the action was smooth, the weight was moderate, and the recoil rudely reminded me of what I was shooting. I grew up shooting 8MM Mauser and even entered junior level competition shooting using a WWII German bolt action rifle. I must admit that I was pretty good with it. I often romanticized that a sniper configuration of it would be my primary weapon should the SHTF. As I matured, I realized that it was not practical. As is, in a “peacetime” situation, finding noncorrosive 8MM Mauser ammo is difficult and EXPENSIVE!! I couldn’t imagine how difficult it would be scrounging for ammo after supplies are long exhausted. On the other hand, if I had the opportunity to use one, I think that I would be proficient in using it more so than your modern military-style weapon. So….I get your point.
As far as armories are concerned, I think most of the readers are getting “wrapped around the axle” about that suggestion. A police station armory, as well as a National Guard/Reserve weapons room, should be a vaulted chamber similar to the safety deposit box room at your local bank. It would be, by no means, an easy nut to crack. It will be; however, the source by which such supplies are distributed. As I mentioned earlier, the hardware will have to be issued out to the patrols and now more accessible than locked up in a safe. I was trying to avoid the obvious for fear of what the reaction would be, but when hell breaks loose, there will be DEAD soldiers…there will be DEAD police officers….and there will be DEAD civilians that might have the needed items on or near them. Chances are the recently deceased LE and military might have what you need. I know, it sounds ghoulish and morbid and, truth be told, I hate mentioning it….but it’s pragmatic. Example: If you come across a military police patrol that was ambushed and currently off fighting the aggressors, it might be a good time to pick over whatever hardware was left behind before they return.
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