Trunk Guns - Good Or Bad Idea? - 2020

A solid AR pistol build is a good trunk gun.

It’s 2020. Civil unrest isn’t just something that happens in some third-world hellhole or a European labor dispute. It’s become a recurrent theme as of late, and it’s probably a prime motivation for you arming up. You’ve got that pistol or rifle, and are hopefully learning all about it’s proper use. In your studies and travels, you’ll probably see some mention of the proverbial “trunk gun”, or “truck gun”

OK, what is a trunk gun/truck gun, and is having such a setup a good or bad idea?

It depends, really…

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Buying A Used Gun

If you're having trouble finding the firearm you want - sometimes buying used can be an option.

You might be late to the game, and finally looking for your first gun. Or you realize you’re a little short on inventory and wish to round out the home arsenal a bit. Maybe you only have 9mm pistols and want to add a .45 ACP to the collection quickly. You scour the big outlets online and your local gun shops. They’re still bare because of riots, ‘rona, and this election I keep hearing things about. Or things move so fast that before you pull out the old AMEX Optima card, someone else has grabbed the gun you want. You’re a little dismayed, until you hear that it’s possible to buy a used gun…

What’s involved in buying a used gun, anyway?

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Riots, Protests, Civil Unrest, And Being Armed

GLOCK 30 45 ACP pistol - The funky ring light reminds me of the Bifröst.

The Regular Guy Guns readership spans the demographics of politics, race, gender, orientation, and all the other things pollsters get worked up about. In the interest of keeping things focused, I’ve avoided some obvious hot-button issues like the (actually very limited) civil unrest that has gripped and continues to grip our nation. We all have the right to peacefully assemble and petition our governments for a redress of grievances - and no, wanton property destruction isn’t covered by that right. However, peaceful assemblages can turn rowdy, and sometimes the violence happens to find you…

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Things To Know About Subsonic Ammo

Subsonic 300BLK ammo featuring Norma brass and Hornady projectiles.

As I alluded to last week, the ammo situation out there is pretty sparse, and unprecedented. People are grabbing up whatever they can find, regardless of whether it’s truly appropriate or not. Desperation will make people run full-metal jacket rounds in a defensive role, or they’ll pick up some oddball load and cross their fingers. There’s nothing wrong with new concepts in ammo, of course, but buyer should beware. In your travels, you may run across loads in various calibers marked as “subsonic”. You may ask - “What is subsonic ammo and is it appropriate for my use case?”

There’s no clear answer, but knowing what subsonic ammo (in various calibers) can and cannot do is a good place to start…

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The Benefits Of Dry Fire

A Strike Industries Dummy Round for an AK-pattern rifle.

We’re in the middle of an unprecedented ammo shortage. A perfect storm of a federal election year, the Kong Flu, civil unrest, and ammo manufacturers hesitant to invest in production upgrades lest they get bit by a sequel to the Trump Slump (where gun manufacturers invested heavily in production leading up to Trump’s election in 2016, only to have the bottom fall out as fears of gun control temporarily subsided), the market for anything firearm related, especially ammunition, is tight. People are hesitant to train due to cost and/or depleting their reserves - however, train we must. That being said, there are plenty of “non-firing” options that can keep your skills sharp - most notably, dry fire…

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What About AR Pistols?

Two examples of AR pistol braces from SB Tactical.

You might be a little late to the game and are just now looking at an AR-15 type of firearm. But, the pickings are slim, and if they are available, they are often either of debatable quality, or expensive as hell. However, you may see something on the real or virtual shelves as an “AR Pistol“, or a “pistol build”. It looks a helluva lot like an AR-15 rifle, but they call it a pistol. What gives? What makes that AR-15 a pistol?

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