Saturday, August 29, 2015
New Shipment of Yugo SKS rifles arrives in country. Erika still boresighted for North Georgia.
I made breakfast for the wife and myself. Orange juice, sausage, biscuits and cheese. Not a banquet but good and satisfying.
Checked my email and there was a message from Southern Ohio Guns about the new SKS rifles from Yugoslavia. Many years ago, when the first of these arrived, I paid top dollar for an unissued gun, fearful they would all be gone before I got one.
One of the things I learned buying surplus was when something first hits the shelves, you buy all of it you want or can afford, right then. He who hesitates is lost.
The Yugo guns are top flight. Teak stocks, and a longer barrel than the standard SKS. They are a lot heavier, and it's not likely you'll need the fixed grenade launcher although these days, who knows? You might be going to Chattanooga or some place like that.
Surplus 7.62X39 is hard to find under the Regime of Barrack Hussein Osama Obama. I have a lot of it, both Norinco and even better Yugo , in the can, in the case, on stripper clips. I stocked up on that when an outfit called Zanders up in Illinois got some in back in the early 1990's.s You can also buy Russian Tula or Wolf, off the shelf, new production, from Walmart. If you go to Walmart. Which I don't.
Classic Arms did a video on their new Yugo guns. In the video the narrator says they got all the shipment coming in, but he's mistaken, as at least SOG got some. A few years ago, after the ban on Russian guns by Bill the Bastard, Classic got some Russian SKS rifles that had been in the warehouse of a surplus company which went broke. That was quite a coupe. I doubt it will ever happen again.
I've got three of the Russian SKS rifles, although techically one of them belongs to one of my brothers but he can't have it because his summer house, where he keeps all his stuff, is in the Peoples Democratic Republic of Kalifornia, and it's illegal there.
The good thing about the SKS is that it holds ten rounds, it's not as "bulky" or heavy as an AK -47, and it's a nice looking rifle.
I keep an AK-47 hanging on a peg on the kitchen wall these days. That's so I can grab it up in a moment's notice if something or someone who is not welcome should unexpectedly materialize.
For actual fighting, the AK-47 is hard to beat. But the SKS is just a nicer feeling weapon. Kind of like the difference between a nice Jeep Wrangler and a pick up truck. They're both good vehicles, and serviceable in their way, but the Jeep is more fun.
From the Book of Armaments, first stashaway, 1.2
"And thou shalt lay in great quantities of ammo.
And when Anti-Christ in his evil and lust for power shall deprive the people of rifle fodder,
then shall thee be in a good place, and thou shalt slay the evil doers,
and thou shalt perforate the followers of Anti-Christ,
that they shall resemble a swiss cheese, good riddance unto them.
yeah, verily, and pretty much so."
Erika is still heading our way. That's not good news. The 0600 local news broadcast from our one radio station is telling people to watch the storm, make sure they have plenty of feed on hand for the animals, enough water in containers for people and animals, and to make sure they have candles, lanterns, etc. They also caution you should be checking out your generators, making sure you have two stroke oil and gasoline, and that the chain saw fires up. Make sure you have your medications, enough to get you through at least a week. The standard BOHICA spiel that they put out every time a big snow storm, ice storm, or rain storm is headed our way. I'm ahead of them on all this stuff, but we will probably still go into town this morning, while we still can.
Today I'll do "all of the above" and then I'll check all the gutters and get all the up slope drainage ditches cleaned out. After that, it's just a matter of waiting to see if the storm really comes here, and if it's a bad one.