Long Guns for Home Defense

A handgun is most useful if you are attacked by a single criminal, up close and personal. But suppose there is civil unrest, and gangs are roaming from neighborhood to neighborhood, such as we saw recently in New Orleans. What then? Perhaps TWO pistols will be all you need. For example, the magazine of a Smith and Wesson SW40GVE holds 14 rounds of ammo. If you have one in the chamber, that's 15 rounds per gun. Two pistols means you have 30 rounds ready to go. It's easy to carry extra magazines. If you need stronger medicine than that, if society has truly broken down, then you need a high capacity battle rifle: an AK47 or an AR15, or something similar. There are also defensive shotguns that deserve consideration.

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN AK47 AND AN AR15?

Humerous Comparison of AK47, AR15 and Mosin Nagant
Using the AK as a Civil Defense Rifle
AK-47 vs AR-15--which one is the better assault rifle
Comparing the 7.62x39 (AK) and .223 (AR)
AR versus AK Deathmatch
Box O Truth Compares the AR to the AK
Extensive Advice on What to Look for in an AR-15
Extensive Advice on What to Look for in an AK-47 semi-auto clone

AK-47 LINKS

Which AK is Best?
The Mouseguns AK-47 History Page
All About the Norinco MAK-90
Considering An AK47 Purchase? (Excellent article!)
Photo Gallery of A MAK-90 (exterior and interior parts)
Video: Choosing a Romanian WASR 10
Box O Truth: How to Clean and Lube An AK47
Chinese AK Site
AK-47.Net
Pictorial Directions How to Fieldstrip Your AK
Avtomats in Action!
AK47 World
AK-47.US Mega Website
Long Field and Stream Article on Kalashnikov
How to Build An AK at Home
So-called "Assault" Rifles (AK47, AR15 etc.)
Many makes, examples, illustrations, etc.
WikiPedia AK47 Article
AK47 History
GunHoo's AK-47 Links Page
VEPR AK Hunting Rifle
VEPR FAQ
VEPR Specifications Romanian Kalashnikovs
Bulgarian SLR95 Review
Bulgarian SLR Discussion
Bulgarian SLR95MB
More Info on SLR95 and SLR101
One Man's Extensive Collection with Pics and Info
http://www.ak-47.net/
http://russianarms.info/v-web/bulle...topic.php?t=177
http://russianarms.info/v-web/bulle...09e1c5d8227b5b1
http://www.ak47world.com/
http://russianarms.info/indexENG.htm
http://club.guns.ru/
http://club.guns.ru/eng/ak100.htm
http://www.ak47-guide.com/
http://www.akfiles.com/forums/index.php?
http://www.aa-ok.com/AK_Tech/aktechinfo.htm
http://www.cross-conn.com/Saiga_Conversion/index.htm
http://www.rusmilitary.com/index.htm
http://raacfirearms.com/
http://www.gunsnet.net/linx310/
http://www.polytechparts.com/
http://www.k-varcorp.com/forums/index.php
http://www.k-var.com/shop/
http://www.brkdnc.net/links.html
http://www.rusmilitary.com/
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/jfreeman246/index.htm
http://www.aa-ok.com/Gun%20Gallery.htm
http://www.globaltrades.com/
http://www.fbmginc.com/main.htm
http://digitalxtreme.lunarpages.com/weapons/
http://www.copesdist.com/ak47.htm
http://www.chicom47.com/
http://home.midsouth.rr.com/boboland/ChinaMain.htm
http://www.tantal.kalashnikov.guns.ru/
http://www.arsenalinc.com/
http://www.akconcepts.com/
http://www.ak-builder.com/ak/index.php
http://www.ak-103.com/home.html
http://code10.kalashnikov.guns.ru/index.html
http://www.ak-47.us/
http://www.ak47.com/
http://762x39.net/
http://inrangec2.com/
http://www.izhmash.ru/eng/

AR-15/AR-10 LINKS

WikiPedia AR15 Article
AR15.Com
History of the AR15
Many AR15 Links from GunHoo
WikiPedia AR10 Article
AR10 Pics and Info
AR10 vs SR25 Comparison

OTHER POSSIBILITIES

The Ruger "Mini" Carbines

Ruger Mini 14, 30 and 6.8, Wikipedia Article
Official Ruger Page for the Mini Carbines
Mini 14 Target Rifle (Ruger Page)
2004 Gunblast Review of Mini 14 "Ranch Rifle"
Accuracy Systems Modifications on Ruger Mini 14
Ruger Mini 14 Tactical Version
Guns and Ammo Review: Ruger Mini 6.8 (Richard Venola)
"Accurate At Last," Bart Skelton
Ruger Mini 14 vs AR15

Defensive Shotguns

Shotguns for Beginners and Home Defense
The Lowly Single-shot Shotgun
The Home Defense Shotgun -- Wiley Clapp
Legends And Myths Of The Home Defense Shotgun - Ayoob
Saiga 12 Review
Saiga12 Page from WorldGuns
Tromix Saiga Conversions
Xavier's Thoughts on Home Defense Shotguns
Shotguns: Self-Defense

Kel-Tec Sub 2000 in 9mm or 40S&W

The Kel-Tec Sub2000 can accept Glock 30 round high capacity magazines, if you buy one in the Glock configuration. It's more accurate than any pistol. It folds in half for easy storage and transport.

The Sub 2000 is fairly accurate. Referencing the Kel-Tec instruction booklet, "...it should be noted that the ballistic precision of the 9mm Luger cartridge had a wide variation. During extensive tests of commercial ammunition in a Mann barrel (Authorís Note: This reference is to a Mann Rest, a device named for Dr. Mann which holds a barrel in a solid fixture which eliminates all variables other than the cartridge and the barrel proper and has been used extensively by various U.S. Government arsenals and munitions manufacturers during cartridge development.), the best ten shot groups were about 2.5 m.o.a. or 2.5" wide group at 100 yards, the worst [ten shot groups were] up to 10 m.o.a. Premium U.S. manufactured hollow points of medium bullet weight performed best. The worst were U.S. generic FMJ and non-European imports."

Mousegunner's SUB-2000
Comparing the SUB-2000 to an AK47
Comparing the SUB-2000 to an SKS
Kel-Tec Sub2000 with Photos
Official Kel-Tec Sub2000 Manual (PDF Format)
Sub 2000 Info and Pictures
Bill St. Clair's Sub2000 Links and Info
GunBlast Review
J.B. Wood Reviews the Sub2000
An Anonymous Review
Review by MPBlue
The "Other Side" Range Report Sub2000 by Kim Du Toit
A High Road Range Report (with chrono results)
Walt Rauch Review in Police and Security News
Sub2000 9mm Owner's Review
Another Sub2000 Review
Sub2000 Discussion on the Tactical Shooting Forum
Sub-2000 For Sale (Nice Photos and write-up)

Hi-Point Carbine for Home Defense
Hi Point Central with Many Links

Bushmaster Carbon 15 (9mm)

TucsonGuns Review of Carbon 15 Rifle
DefenseReview.Com on the Carbon 15

Kel-Tec SU-16

A Full Review from Equipped.com
Gunblast Reviews the SU-16
New Owner Reviews His SU-16
"Stealth Carbine" by Guns Magazine
American Rifleman Reviews the SU-16C
A High Road Member's Review of the SU-16
Defense Review SU-16B
Kel-Tec SU-16C
Disassembly, Cleaning, Reassembly of the SU-16
SU-16 Torture Test
SU-16 Manual in PDF (30MB)

SKS

The SKS and AK Rifles
Loading the SKS
SKS FAQ
What is the SKS Carbine?
Hunting with An SKS
Survivor's SKS FAQ
Simonov SKS carbine (USSR - Russia)
Simonov.Net
Download SKS Manuals
Putting a Scout Scope on Your SKS
SKS Rifle Training Circular in PDF
SKS Page (Carbines for Collectors)
GoldenLoki's SKS Sporter Project
GoldenLoki's Trigger Disassembly for SKS
GoldenLoki's SKS Trigger Improvement
Improving the SKS Trigger
Yooper John's SKS Site

30/30 Deer Rifle
The ordinary deer rifle fires a cartridge every bit as powerful as that of an AK47, or SKS. Of course, the draw back to a hunting rifle is the small number of rounds it holds. Nevertheless, a light deer rifle can make a good home defense weapon. Here are some links:

The 3030 Rifle FAQ
Chuck Hawks Article on Marlin Lever Guns
Chuck Hawks Compares the Marlin 336 with the Winchester 94
John Taffin Tests the Marlin 30/30
Massad Ayoob Article on the Marlin 30/30
Winchester 94 Specs
John Taffin on Winchester Trail's End Guns
Chuck Hawks Reviews the Winchester 94
The Tactical 30/30 Lever Action Rifle, Suarez

The Best List of "Curio and Relic" Dealers with Links