Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Arming Thy Neighbors
I was digging around CA's place the other day and found a column about procuring a few extra weapons for those who will become Constitution-loving Right Wing Gun Nuts just as the first Big Die Off gets warmed up.
It makes sense. Some of your neighbors may be useful to you, even if they are stupid, Useful Idiots today.
Hunger, disease and marauding packs of Bad People will make one re-evaluate their more stupid philosophical and political conclusions.
I went surfing for a bit. My first thought was .22 revolvers - simple learning curve, you can give away ammo by the bucket, and while the .22 rimfire is often mocked, I promise you this: Start letting .22's whizz and even the toughest he-men will find cover.
But new .22's aren't the cheapest handguns on the block, I found.
But then I stumbled upon Hi Point. I'd heard the name before, but never dreamed a .45 ACP pistol could be had, new in box, for about $160 from many retailers. Yes, it's tupperware and not in the same league as a Glock - but, did I mention it is $160. Most reports around the web were supportive of my conclusion that for the task of helping arm a few neighbors for immediate defense and as a tool to go and get better weapons, it fits the bill.
They also have carbines in the $300 range. The added power and more stable shooting platform is probably worth the investment of a few for new friends and neighbors who may be needed for more aggressive action.
Would a Hi Point ever be my first choice? Nope.
But it beats a brick. In fact - it'll beat 9 bricks before reloading.
Think about it. Here's a link to Hi Point.
Here's the link to the original piece at CA's place.
UPDATE: Does anyone have any first-hand experience with the Sig Mosquito?
Posted by Kerodin at 8:21 PM