E54: How to Choose Guns for Survival

//E54: How to Choose Guns for Survival

E54: How to Choose Guns for Survival

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss the basic gun battery for survival and the benefits of professional training.

A practical conversation about the four guns every survival minded person should own and how to choose them. The first of several planned episodes for 2012 on the topic of guns for survival, episode 54 starts things off with the basics of a complete firearms toolbox.

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  • Firearms Training
  • The Accuracy Fallacy
  • How a gun should fit.
  • Practice, Practice, Practice
  • Selecting a Battery of Guns
  • Handguns
  • Shotguns
  • Rifles
  • .22s


By |2016-10-15T00:10:17+00:00February 6th, 2012|Urban Survival Podcast Episodes|6 Comments

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In his free time, Aaron enjoys hogging the remote, surfing, scotch, mental masturbation and debate over philosophical topics, and shooting stuff--usually not all at the same time.


  1. Eric February 9, 2012 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    In this episode (54) both fellas stress the value of getting solid training prior to buying a gun; Appleseed was given as an example. My question is how can one, practically, get properly trained without having a gun first? Appleseed is not offered anywhere close. My original plan was to buy my first gun (most likely a Ruger 10/22) and then finding the training. That seemed to make sense, but from the latest podcast, it would seem that I have that backward. Thoughts?

    • Aaron Frankel February 9, 2012 at 6:24 pm - Reply

      Howdy Eric,

      Getting a Ruger 10/22 and using it as is or setting it up as a Liberty Rifle would be one of the few exceptions.

      The point we were really trying to make was not to just think, “Oh, I need a gun.” and walk into the local gun store and buying the fanciest thing you can.

  2. Eric February 11, 2012 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    Alright, thanks for the advice and the quick reply.

  3. David Orth February 12, 2012 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    I wholeheartedly agree with you both about the importance of getting quality training and choosing what’s best for you instead of what some “gun guru” told you that you had to get.

  4. Michael March 7, 2012 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Like your show, just found it on Sticher. I recently purchased a Marlin 336 in 30-30 and love it. but the factory sights are not great for me and my old eyes. What type sights did you go with or do you suggest. I prefer to stick with a open sight possibly a peep sight. Thanks

    • Aaron Frankel March 7, 2012 at 12:30 pm - Reply

      Great! We just added our show to Stitcher. Thanks for the kind words, Michael. Haven’t bought one yet. Trying to be good and not buy any more toys at the moment. However, when I do, I’ll be sure to let you know what I find in the way of good open sites.

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