Machine Guns


“It occurred to me that if I could invent a machine – a gun – which could by its rapidity of fire, enable one man to do as much battle duty as a hundred, that it would, to a large extent supersede the necessity of large armies, and consequently, exposure to battle and disease would be greatly diminished.”

– Richard Jordan Gatling –


Why Military Arms Are Discussed On A Prepper Blog:

With the exception of a trip to the annual Knob Creek Machinegun shoot in Kentucky to see those fortunate and wealthy enough to have acquired exotic military style weapons before they were practically regulated out of existence, about the only place that most people will have any exposure to the weapons within the Military Small Arms section of Savannah Arsenal is on the nightly news or a game of Call of Duty. For most people, to gain any practical experience with any of these weapons requires an enlistment or commission in the military. Still, very few in the military that aren’t in a combat related MOS will ever have the chance to learn about most of these weapons.

Why is information on military weapons shown on a prepper website? In times of serious emergencies the National Guard or military may be deployed for rescue and security duties. You may see military personnel deployed with weapons. If you are overseas, and depending on the degradation of the particular region of the world where you visiting, you will most certainly be exposed to many of these types of weapons. In an emergency it might come in handy to recognize these weapons, and understand their basic operation and capabilities. Hopefully these pages will serve nothing more than to make you more knowledgeable when you are watching the news.

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Introduction To Machine Guns:

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M-60 Machine Gun: