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Way ahead of this guy! I have two 5.56/223 rifles, two 6.8 rifles, and three in wildcats. and my Sons, and Grandson, already have their own rifle. My wife thinks she will get by with her M&P 9mm. I have one for her, too. :rolleyes:

The takeaway for me, is salt away a couple of lower parts kits, and a spare bolt head, or two, more. And get a couple of spare 223 Wylde chambered barrels, to convert those Pdog/coyote wildcats, into something more MILSPEC. I already have a pretty impressive pile of spare parts, just from building and upgrading rifles, but I can see some need to beef up the pile, for a few critical parts.

As for the grasshopper reference in this article, I have had several people tell me if the SHTF, they are coming to my place. I tell them have food, ammo, and fuel, or don't come. Without supplies, they will be shot like all marauding brigands. I love the look on their faces when I give them that news. Reality seems to have alluded them, until that comment slaps them up side the head. "Really?", is usually the first response. "Serious as a heart attack", is my response. That really puts an interesting expression on "Grasshoppers" face. ;)

But yes, now is a good time to pick up a lower receiver or two, and learn how to build America's Lego Rifle. It is more than fun and educational. It crafting a tool that we hope we never need.

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But yes, now is a good time to pick up a lower receiver or two, and learn how to build America's Lego Rifle. It is more than fun and educational. It crafting a tool that we hope we never need.

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That's pretty much my attitude about prepping in general, Squeeze, it's a lot like health insurance: Paying for protection you really hope you don't have to use. But man, having a few basic things -- and backups -- sure helps me sleep better when the weather nuts predict Snowmageddon or tornadoes. I may lose power, and I may have some property damage, but unless the roof is totally ripped off, I'll have water, heat, light, food and a way to cook.

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Wow

I hate those marauding brigands, Squeeze. We have a niece and nephew who can be totally off the grid at the flip of a switch. They have a gate on their drive which can be readily defended and he believes if you have nothing to contribute you ain't coming through the gate. His problem is too many people know about it.
 

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That is an interesting article. Thanks.

I have a few back-ups, and built my first ARs back in 1993 before Mr. Clinton and the AWB. They were an A2 HBAR and a XM177 carbine and both have been accurate and reliable. I have replaced extractors and their springs when they were needed, and replaced magazines that were bad, including one that gave me several alibis in a High Power Match back in the day (discovered a broken spot weld on it). The only one bought as a whole rifle was a used RRA 9mm AR when I ran into the right deal. It does make sense to have a few critical spare parts and a bunch of reliable magazines.
 

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I've been saying it for a couple years. If you have the slightest idea you'd like an AR15, now is the time to buy. Prices are as low as I can recall ever seeing.

After the tragedy at Sandyhook there were people paying $3000 for simple AR15 carbines that cost $600 just 4 years earlier. I fellow on AR15.com sold two bolt & carriers for $600 each. Right now you can buy a bolt & carrier for $49 from Palmetto State. Stripped lower receivers in '12 sold for $300 to as much as $600. Recently, Anderson had them on sale for $29. Lower parts kits were also $29.

As for the skruske stash, I think I have just enough spare parts. ;)
 

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I fully agree with you all. I have AR-15s in several calibers from 22 and 9mm up to my wildcat .50. But I also have a couple spare barrels in 223 and 6.8 and thousands of rounds for each.
Like it was said, if you dont have fuel for my generator or food for my tummy you better take cover behind something that will stop a bullet.

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