I was trotting over to some preparedness forum and someone there asked the question “Will this forum slow down now that Trump is elected president?”. The implication, it seemed, was that because Trump won the election we’re all able to slide back to Defcon 4 (or D5 if you’re feeling particularly confident). Where is this coming from? Yes, Hillary didn’t win so the certain doom was avoided, but that doesn’t mean we’re necessarily better off. Let me use an analogy..
You’re walking down the street late at night and a mugger holds you up at gunpoint. As he’s pointing the gun at you and you’re fishing around for your wallet someone steps up behind the mugger and hits him over the head. Now, can you relax and feel that everything is going to be okay? No, of course not…you have no idea if that guy is going to try and mug you as well or if he’s just a good samaritan. All you know is that the immediate threat is gone. Same thing with the election.
I spent far more money than I wanted to in the leadup to the election. But I regret nothing. When the next election rolls around I’ll be buying because I want to, not because I have to.
So, while we’re on the topic, what’s my shopping list for 2017 look like? Well, in terms of thundertoys I’m wanting a few odds n ends. Most notable:
- Mossberg 930 SPX
- Ruger Redhawk 8-shot .357
- Ruger GP-100 .44 Spl. (this makes no tactical sense at all but I have always been a fan of the cartridge.)
- Ruger Precision Rifle in .338 Lapua (Yeah, it’s not even a real thing but I expect Ruger to come out with a magnum length version of the PR very soon.)
- Angstadt Arms PDW-style AR in 9mm for Glock mags
One thing about preparedness, man….there is never a shortage of things to spend money on.