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Down Range Radio #253: The .44 Magnum Revolver and Rifle “Get Me Home Package”

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This week, Michael once again lapses into the necessity of one-handed shooting for the CCW holder which has been covered on The Best Defense. He then answers listener’s questions on his “Get Michael Home No Matter What” a .44 Magnum revolver/rifle package.


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The Michael Bane Blog

John Farnam on One-Handed Shooting (via The Truth About Guns)

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One Response to Down Range Radio #253: The .44 Magnum Revolver and Rifle “Get Me Home Package”

  1. Dedicated Dad

    February 22, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    My experience has been that leather/sheepskin cases like that shown — while GORGEOUS — are HORRIBLE for long-term storage/protection as they tend to promote rust! That’s about the WORST thing I could think of to put in my car-trunk or behind the truck seat for a SHTF package!!

    Your suggested rifle/revolver combo is a good idea as far as it goes, but I’m more enamored of semi-auto for any number of reasons…

    My preferred kit is a Kel-Tec Sub-2000 Carbine paired with my Sig .40-cal pistol. Another GREAT combo would pair with a glock, and MIGHT be preferable due to the reliability of the 30+-round mags…

    In any case, my “kit” includes at least a half-dozen 30+ round mags which fit both weapons, along with (4) 13-rounders. I’ve got 280 rounds MINIMUM ready to rock at all times in (since the KT folds into 16″) a package the size of a small toolbox or kid’s bookbag/backpack!

    In my case, I keep a cheap plastic toolbox – LOCKED – behind the seat of my truck which contains the aforementioned goodies and a kid’s bookbag which contains the rest of my “get-home gear.”

    LOCKED because it would require a warrant to open the box – I’m sure as HELL not going to consent! Still, the cheapness of the box means I can bust it open in seconds if need be…

    I’ve modified the KT a bit, to add a laser and light combo and a rail to affix a small red-dot if I so choose. There are those using a spring-loaded hinge to permanently mount the red-dot and still enable folding – I haven’t yet done so but may in the future…

    With the KT I hit our 200-yard torso-sized steel gong with BORING regularity, and a 180-grain FMJ is still hitting with some serious authority, even at that range, out of the carbine’s 16″ bbl…

    Because of the way it folds, the KT can be concealed under a jacket yet be brought into play in under a second with practice — under TWO seconds even for those who’ve never messed with it before! IT really is an AWESOME piece of kit!

    Finally, it’s a simple blowback mechanism, so its only weak-point in my experience has been mags. Make DARN SURE you test them, and if they don’t work flawlessly GET RID OF THEM!!!!

    Lastly, another option I’ve kept is my Marlin “Camp-45” and my 1911. IT too is an AWESOME combo though not as concealable as the KT…



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