Is The AR-7 Survival Gun The New Gun To Have In Your Prepper Cache?
My husband the Viking in my life…..recently purchased a gun when we were on vacation. He was looking for the perfect gun for a “Bug Out” situation. He was drawn to this “AR-7 Survival” gun by Henry Repeating Arms for the following features.
- The entire gun stores in the gun stock and can be placed easily in a backpack, canoe or any other survival situation.
- Coated With Waterproof Teflon
- Affordable Ammunition
Here is a photo of me shooting this gun when we went to the Shooting Range to test it out unfortunately due to ammunition shortages this is becoming rarer and rarer for us but wanted to test out the gun and he wanted to site it in and to get a feel for this new gun. The shooting range attendant and many of the people at the range had not seen one before and neither had our neighbor. It’s definitely a novelty item everyone wanted to take a look at it. I mean it looks like a plastic tonka toy gun but it “ain’t no toy” this gun serves a purpose and it does it very well and very efficiently.
**Authors note this gun did jam with standard LR.22 ammunition and we were told that it is designed for use with High Velocity .22LR ammunition.
As you can tell I am not exactly comfortable holding this gun it was not as comfortable to shoot as my son’s Marlin .22 rifle that we got for him to use for hunting. I could not quite find a way to hold it yet I have only shot it once but I will say it was very light weight and very easy to shoot. I told my husband I definitely want one of these for my Bug Out bag!
As we further researched this gun we found out this gun was originally designed for airplane pilots and airplane crew that were flying over hostile territory. Now it’s design is intended for more wilderness and camping type use.
In my opinion this is a gun worthy of looking at for the price, the price of the ammunition and the fact that all of the women in your household are going to want one too 😉
KarenLynn is a blogger from Lil’ Suburban Homestead.com she has been blogging since 2008 for Frugal Families and then later started her own blog in 2010 after surviving Thyroid Cancer and dealing with major medical issues her family decided there had to be a better way. She has been featured at Canadian Budget Binder.com & Old World Garden Farms and won several blogging awards. Her and her husband The Viking in her life are passionate about gardening, beekeeping, raising chickens, survival skills, prepping, and sustainable living. They have 2 children one is 15 and one is 21 who they include in learning about gun safety and learning survival skills for the future such as gardening, foraging, and being self sufficient!