Hello everyone! Rob Raskin of Las Vegas here, and today I’d like to talk to you about air rifle prepping. If you think of Ralphie putting his eye out first when you think of air rifles, think again. This is an undervalued tool that any prepper should add to their inventory because it offers high velocity and accuracy. You can also make your own air rifle pellets at your homestead or while you are out hunting, making them your go-to weapon when you don’t have access to ammo.
Are you shopping around for an air rifle? Here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re choosing one.
- Distance – How far do you need to shoot?
- Purpose – How do you intend to use your air rifle?
- Type- PCP, Gas Ram, or Spring Gun?
- Trigger Sensitivity – Buy the gun that is designed for your needs.
- Features – Do your research and make sure you are getting the features you require.
One thing many preppers use air rifles for is hunting small game. This is another reason to consider this weapon. If it’s TEOTWAWKI, there will be a shortage of wild game, as I have discussed in previous blogs. In this situation, small game may be all you’ve got.
Another benefit of using air rifles is they are a quieter option. This may also be to your benefit in a SHTF situation, when you may find yourself trying to avoid detection.
Did you know air rifles aren’t considered to be firearms in many, if not most, jurisdictions? Although state laws vary, in most situations it is legal for survivalists to own these weapons.
Do you own an air rifle? Share your opinions and tips in the comments!