In the 1776 the United States was at war with the British Empire, which was considered the greatest military force on the planet at the time. The British soldier was armed with the smooth bore flintlock musket known as the Brown Bess. These rifles were incredibly inaccurate, which is why the European armies had taken up the practice of fighting in open fields and in rank and file. The two armies would simply march up to one another and fire aimlessly. The British were well disciplined and would probably have defeated the Colonials had our forefathers played by the rules. Fortunately for us they did not.
One of the deciding factors in the Revolutionary War was the American woodsman’s use of the Kentucky Riffle. It was longer than the standard musket and had riffling in the barrel, which is to say that the barrel was grooved in a twist. When the round was fired the bullet would also twist providing superior accuracy at long range. The tactic used by the colonial marksman/sniper was to target British officers. When the officers went down the British troops fell into disarray and were literally slaughtered in many cases.
The Kalashnikov AK-47 is indeed as important to the modern day freedom fighter in America as the Kentucky Riffle was to our forefathers. It is described as the preferred weapon of the 21th Century American militiaman. The stock AK-47 is ingenious in its simplicity as it is light weight, incredibly accurate, and enjoys the quality of loose tolerance in the firing mechanism, which results in very few incidents of jamming, even under the worst circumstances.
The rifle fires a 7.62 x 39 NATO round which is inexpensive and readily available. The AK-47 will take magazines with every capacity from five to one hundred rounds, also inexpensive and readily available. It has excellent accuracy out to 400+ yards and will drop a tyrant in his tracks with ease out to 600. You will find the AK-47 sitting next to many a militia minute man’s pack ready to go into action at a moment’s notice.
I will be writing a series of articles designed to educate even the most timid among us on how to prepare to fight and survive any assault in any quarter. The articles will be released every Thursday and I look forward to your questions and comments. We will be covering a variety of subjects ranging from weapons and web gear to gas masks and water filters.
All take solace in knowing that although we the American people may not have been diligent in many aspects in reference to our civic duty, we are armed to the teeth and quite capable of protecting and defending our beloved Constitution and Republic against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and with no other assistance than what we provide to one another.
God protect and preserve our liberty teeth.