Can air guns help you survive in dire situations? Find out all you need to know about these air rifles for hunting here.
Air Guns Are More Powerful Than You Think
Can a High Power Air Rifle Become a Survival Weapon?
Claiming that air guns are the best survival weapons may seem crazy. I know many of you must be thinking, “How in the world can a children’s toy possibly be a good survival weapon? There’s no way these low-powered guns can be of any use in a survival situation.” And you might be right. Toy guns certainly won’t do you much good once the SHTF, but there are plenty of air gun models which aren’t anything close to being a low-powered toy.
Air Guns Shoot Through Cement Block
These guns are a far cry from the Red Riders we received as Christmas presents as kids (“You’ll shoot your eye out!”) and small air pistols used as toys. These aren’t the orange-tipped, low-powered BB guns used for chasing around squirrels in the backyard. We’re talking some seriously high-powered guns that will get the job done. This is a high-powered pellet pistol that can shoot through a cement block. Don’t believe in the power of air guns? Check out the video below:
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Homemade Air Gun Ammo
So why will these guns be the best survival weapons rather than traditional guns? The simple fact is that traditional ammunition is hard to come by, expensive, and will eventually run out. Most people don’t know how to make the powder and primer needed for ammunition to fire, so when their stockpile is depleted, their guns are rendered worthless.
Though air guns still need ammunition, the process for making the pellets yourself is much easier to learn and simpler to accomplish. Also, the ammunition is easier to find in stores and much cheaper to purchase, making it that much easier to stock up. Here’s one of the countless methods to create your air gun ammo:
High-Power Air Rifles
Another upside of these guns is the comparative silence of the firing. Especially helpful while hunting, the quiet firing can be a huge asset of this gun in a survival situation. The use of air also keeps the kickback of these guns pretty weak, increasing your accuracy.
Air Rifle Reviews: Air Guns In Action
Still doubting the power of these guns? We found power and accuracy tests for all different types of high-powered air rifles to convince you that this gun is the best survival weapon. Check out the test videos below for the best air rifles in the market:
Benjamin Rogue .357
Daystate Air Ranger 80
A lot of people or even some gun owners think air guns are generally too weak and limited as a firearm. That may be true for some models, but the most powerful air gun can fire a 45-caliber ammo from a hundred meters and shoot through cement or even more. If you think an air gun is too low power and is more of a toy than an actual firearm, think again. If a gun carrier trusts his gun in the hunt, then it’s more of a weapon than a toy.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in April 2014 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.