Sure, everybody would love a truck gun, but do you need one?
First, let's define our terms. For the purpose of discussion, when we're talking about truck guns, assume we mean a firearm that is too large to comfortably conceal on your person, but small enough that it can be stowed discreetly in your vehicle. So, no vehicle mounts necessary (sorry Ma Duece, you're out). Say, something like an AR-15 or AK-47.
Anytime you're thinking about whether you should include a piece of gear into your kit or loadout, I'd recommend asking yourself these two questions:
One, is it viable, and two, is it practical? First off,
we know the carbine is a viable platform for self-defense. It's easy to use, accurate, and with a high capacity magazine, the weapon is incredible for use against multiple threats. In fact, there are a number of cases across the country where law-abiding citizens have used an AR-15 or other carbine effectively for home defense. So, what happens when we go outside the home? We get all those attributes, plus an added advantage: range. You can engage threats out to farther distances if you need to. Ok, so we know the carbine is viable, the question is, is it practical? And I mean, practical for YOU, not your neighbor, not the other guy down the street - but you.
And that's the topic of this video post. Listen a walk you through a simple analysis you can use to determine if carrying a truck gun is right for you. Enjoy the video and don't forget to drop a comment below to let us know your thoughts.