Two topics of interest, one current and the other from history.
A snippet in the Notes from today’s Survival Blog got me thinking:
I just noticed that the new MagPul AK-47 PMAGs are on sale for $13.93 each at KeepShooting.com– one of our loyal advertisers. Stock up, before the pre-election rush on full capacity magazines! – JWR
Yes. There’s a very good chance that we’ll see a rush on arms, ammunition and magazines in the run up to the November festivities. I think industry is in a better position now to supply the surge in demand, but we should anticipate shortages and price hikes. So, should we not take advantage of the opportunities now? Yes, we should. Between now and Der Tag in November, we can all sock away a good little pile of essentials if we make steady acquisitions, a little here and a little there.
(Incidentally, I went to the advertiser’s site shown above… already sold out!)
By way of WRSA, I found a great post at WeaponsMan on the Boys Anti-Tank Rifle, specifically one for sale at Gunbroker. NEAT. PIECE. OF. GEAR. (Check out the ammo on massive five-round stripper clips, and the can to hold the mags.) Utterly worthless against a tank, even back then, but certainly effective against other targets. Just looking at the thing, I wondered if Ronnie Barrett had the Boys AT Rifle in the back of his mind as he designed his own .50 rifle.