Five Must Have AR-15 Accessories for SHTF

I am not sure how to take this… but after realizing that SHTF.. means, ‘shit hits the fan’..scenario, it SEEMS to me, despite what may seem like reasonable arms training going on here, and information about various firearms (not anything I know about or care to)….this all might be for ‘readying’ you, the public, ‘people’ for some Post apocalytic scenario.. Why does it always have to be that such groups are seemingly getting ready for the ‘end of the world’ scenario and who will be their enemies, when they do this? Just musing.

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Good article overall.

One little reminder about the scope is that you will also need a good supply of commonly available ammunition that you have already zeroed your rifle’s scope and iron sights to.

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AR-15 for SHTF
When the crap hits the fan, what accessories would you want on your AR-15? For OPSEC and to keep our names off extra paperwork, let’s ignore silencers and short barreled rifles.

Silencers may play an important role in surviving a post-SHTF world, but paperwork is also an OPSEC issue. Anyone having access to the right paperwork will know exactly who has a silencer and who has a short barreled rifle. There are also the local, state, and federal laws and restrictions to consider.

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8 thoughts on “Five Must Have AR-15 Accessories for SHTF”

  1. Why does it always have to be that such groups are seemingly getting ready for the ‘end of the world’ scenario and who will be their enemies, when they do this?

    Here is another acronym for you “TEOTWAWKI” – The End Of The World As We Know It. Means different things for different people– and different levels.

    The SHTF – can certainly be seen in events such as the Rodney King LA Riots, Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Sandy – firearms are just one part of most people’s preparedness plans. Food, Water are the two most common preps – in fact the government thinks people should be ready for when the SHTF; they advise anywhere from 72 hours to a weeks worth of preparedness.

    and who will be their enemies, when they do this?

    Gee, let’s think about that for a minute. Even better spend a little time researching and you’ll find out who some of the people think will be the enemy. From the over-militarized police to the “golden horde” leaving a disaster. Rioters who destroyed businesses are definitely a possibility — can you say that they are wrong given current events?

    Bob S.

    1. My question was rhetorical… as David C. Williams says in Mythic Meanings of the Second Amendment..
      “Militia writers are very suspicious of all governments, even democratic ones.”… thus, Outgroups, (Jews, Women, African Americans etc..) do not belong except in very exceptional condistions…
      ALL ‘outgroups’ especially those above and LGBT folk, and Pacifists like myself… would be whom the ‘revolution’ takes place against.
      The Militia ‘revolution’ would be more a Civil War, with disparate parties all over the spectrum (within the Militia movements).. would not be able to ‘make a revolution in keeping with the true total sentiments of the Second amendment.. Meaning besides the ‘right of the people to…”, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,…” just what does the phrase, ‘necessary to the security of the state’ mean? its there , and is just as important in supporting the second clause therein.

      Amendment II

      A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

      Also, “No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, “… pretty well fits with the Ferguson and other cities where ‘military’ style weapons are being used against citizens… thus, easily UNconstitutional..
      Since this latest Missouri incident happened we have seen surplus MILITARY equipment being used in local town ship…VERY wrong and very Unconstitutional.. just my thoughts.

      Amendment III

      No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

    2. You Say: “Even better spend a little time researching and you’ll find out who some of the people think will be the enemy. From the over-militarized police to the “golden horde” leaving a disaster. Rioters who destroyed businesses are definitely a possibility …”

      well, all I do is ‘research’ constantly….I try to check every claim by people representing certain or any groups and’groupthink’ as you and yours.
      I ‘ve been reading a lot of blogs, of various flavors,… some like yours, and many Progressive as well… I rarely watch Cable news or mainstream news, and keeping with my life as a librarian, in which i taught students and others the correct way to research, using real tools for such, and including how to access ‘peer reviewed’ articles not just stuff made up on the Internet, Facebook, blogs in general…
      so I think I am ok on this one.
      Regarding this topic and the ‘gun culture’ from what I am researching and reading…
      David Williams in his “Mythic meanings of the Second Amendment”.. p. 168-9.. says, “The gun cultuee does not include all those who happen to own guns. Rather, it includes only those who find a ‘special meaning’ in owning guns’….’This …. is concentrated in white rural males, especially, in the South. He further quotes, historians Lee Kennett and James L. Anderson, who think that this is a controversy between groups in the ‘traditional’ past… old attitudes and new, “The city has spawned the new and negative view of the gun; rural and small town America tends to hold to the older, … view”. “The “Gun controversy [is] a skirmish in the larger battle over the nation’s cultural values,… in which “cosmopolitan” America (more likely folk like me) is pitted against “bedrock” America….These are just streams in the flow of the Willams narative… He examines all the of the ‘outgroups’ (non ‘traditional’ America), e.g. Jews, Women, Arfican Americans, et.al….this is done in an excellent ,if at times, overly lengthy tome, basically promoting an attempt at viewing all of the viewpoints surrounding the Gun and Second Amendment, ‘myths’….and viewpoints , both historically, and current. NONE of the current ‘myths’, either, traditional ‘gun culture, exemplified by the NRA and others, to , outgroups, as I have mentioned who are not party of this ‘traditional’ view… its more of a “rural, rather than urban” discussion, but with all the inbetween elements and groups , viewpoints, Laws and legislation, including the various historic Supreme and other Courts’ decisions on this . I have posted previously, the ‘gun legislation timeline’ which enumerates this.. I am trying NOT to make a personal statement, but to understand the historic legislative, cultural and other ‘mythological’ takes on this important issue of our times. Up to and until more recent legislation on the Second Amendment (say 1938 and on) there wasn’t much interest or concern about the short couple lines that comprise the Second Amendment, but all of that has changed, thus ,reactions from ALL different cultural aspects, which, I am, like it or not, a part of….as are You, and anyone from what is perceived as the ‘gun culture’…. Just yesterday , in my own family, some of this came out in a grouping of relatives discussing, hunting, guns, and such, of which , I had to say, that I am almost totally ignorant of, (I come from a traditional ‘hunting’ famliy, and all of that that it entails)… aware of it, but not part of it.
      I only add that last line as it just came up yesterday, as a family discussion, wherein I found myself. NOthing came to argumentative stage, however, cultural ‘leanings’, shall I say, were evident.

  2. you really seem to think that Rioters in Ferguson…. has anything to do with the Peaceful protestors, now actually walking with the local police, but, of course you seem to have, Bob S. an over interest may I say, on that one aspect of this entire affair, ignoring, from what I see, the Over reaction, acknowledged now by most press and Government officials, of the local police.. hmmmmmmm makes one think…huh? 🙂

    1. It is the police overreaction that can cause a greater conflict.

      Consider the factors as to why the Feds treaded lightly during the Bundy Ranch situation (the institutional memory of the Waco Disaster’s unintended consequences, institutional racism,better trained officers, etc).

      Also remember that American police agencies vary widely state to state in terms of qualifications, leadership priorities, organizational culture, quality of TTPs, officer experience, and standards for entry and skill maintenance.

      These differences are also applicable to US Federal Agencies as well.

      Instead of giving agencies like Department of Education and Department of Agriculture their own half-assed SWAT teams playing dress-up, it may make more sense to have their 1811s (special agents) enlist the help of the US Marshals on high-risk search and/or arrest warrants, it would be more cost-effective and lower-risk.

      It would be the “cloud computing” approach applied to Federal Police work.

      1. CATSKIL BOB’S BLOG
        My question was rhetorical… as David C. Williams says in Mythic Meanings of the Second Amendment..
        “Militia writers are very suspicious of all governments, even democratic ones.”… thus, Outgroups, (Jews, Women, African Americans etc..) do not belong except in very exceptional condistions…
        ALL ‘outgroups’ especially those above and LGBT folk, and Pacifists like myself… would be whom the ‘revolution’ takes place against.
        The Militia ‘revolution’ would be more a Civil War, with disparate parties all over the spectrum (within the Militia movements).. would not be able to ‘make a revolution in keeping with the true total sentiments of the Second amendment.. Meaning besides the ‘right of the people to…”, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,…” just what does the phrase, ‘necessary to the security of the state’ mean? its there , and is just as important in supporting the second clause therein.

        Amendment II

        A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

        Also, “No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, “… pretty well fits with the Ferguson and other cities where ‘military’ style weapons are being used against citizens… thus, easily UNconstitutional..
        Since this latest Missouri incident happened we have seen surplus MILITARY equipment being used in local town ship…VERY wrong and very Unconstitutional.. just my thoughts.

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