Henry U.S. Survival AR-7

Henry U.S. Survival AR-7


Henry U.S. Survival AR-7 Semi-Automatic Rifle, .22 LR, 16″ Teflon Coated Steel Barrel, Black,

Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action: Semi auto
Weight: 2.4lbs (1.13kg)
Length: 35” (889mm)
Stored in stock length: 16.5” (419mm)
Range: 100 meters
Magazine: (2) 8-round magazine
Designer: Eugene Stoner
Year designed: 1958
Sights: Iron (Adjustable rear, blade front)

You can read more about this rifle HERE

Answers: Bullpups

Name: WKW Wilk
Caliber: .50BMG
Action: Bolt action

Name: Steyr AUG
Caliber: 5.56NATO
Action: Semi-auto. Gas-operated rotating bolt.

Name: SKS (with bullpup stock)
Caliber: 7.62x39mm
Action: Semi-auto, Short stroke gas piston, tilting bolt, self-loading

Name: GM6 Lynx
Caliber: .50BMG
Action: Semi-auto

Name: Stealth Recon Scout
Caliber: .338 Lapua
Action: Bolt action

Name: Walther WA 2000
Caliber: 7.62×51
Action: Semi-auto, Gas-operated

Name: Walther G22
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action: semi-auto, Blowback autoloading

Name: XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System
Caliber: 25x40mm
Action: Semi-Auto

Name: FN-H FS2000
Caliber: .223, 5.56NATO
Action: Semi-auto. Gas-operated rotating bolt.

Name: FN P90
Caliber: FN 5.7x28mm
Action: Semi Auto, Straight blowback closed bolt.

Video Tuesday!!! AAC .300BLK

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I know this video has been out awhile and the .300 blackout isn’t anything “new” but still a cool video.


Ruger 10/22

Ruger 10/22


Yesterday we posted a question asking if anyone could tell what all the weapons we had on the page had in common (check here to see the post) and we got two comments one from our friends over at  Romeo Tango Bravo and one from a reader who was able to name the weapon.


Designer: William B. Ruger, Harry H. Sefried, II
Designed: in 1964 with over 5 million manufactured

(Standard 10/22 carbine)
Weight: 5.25 lb (2.4 kg)
Length: 37 in (940 mm)
Barrel length: 18.5 in (470 mm)
Cartridge: .22 LR
Action: Semi auto Blowback
Feed system: removable magazine, from 5 round up 50 round drums.

The Ruger 10/22 offers the shooter the ability to customize the weapon to fire off many different stocks that changes the weapon look everything from:

  • H&K G36
  • H&K MP5
  • bullpup stock
  • Gatling (double barrel) type weapon
  • Tommy gun stock
  • AR-15 type stock

Just to name a few.

For a .22 Long Rifle this is a pretty cool weapon.

The Gears of guns crew is heading out to the range tomorrow with two new shooters to teach weapon safety.

Top 10 Favorite Rifles

Top 10 Favorite Rifles

This week will be for Top Ten favorites of the Gears of Guns crew. It will be broken up into 4 categories: Rifles, Pistols, Bullet calibers and “other”.

if you have a gun you think we didn’t consider please feel free to share it with us.


The AR-15 is at the top of our list because it is for lack of better wording the ”Barbie” for men. This weapon system is highly customizable to fit the users wants and needs. 

PRO:  The weapon system can be changed to fit the shooter, everything from the caliber to the barrel length, to trigger group, letting the shooter find the perfect combination to fit them.

CON:  Possible malfunctions due to semi-auto action gas system causing them to break. Most of the cons we have for this weapon stems from size of caliber or internal firing mechanisms from different manufacturers.

Remington 700

The Remington Model 700 is number 2 on our list because of it reliability. The weapon has been used by both hunters and snipers. The weapon has been battle proven for years as the M24 Sniper rifle and is an all around a good rifle.

PRO: Multiple calibers and styles to fit the gun to the shooter, the weapon has high accuracy and is designed to last.

CON: Being a bolt action rifle the shooter may have to take their eye off the target to chamber the next round or to reload the 5 round flush magazine.


Knights Armament M110

The M110 is based off of the AR-10 and is a Semi Auto Sniper System (SASS). The rifle fires the .308/7.62NATO cartridge which has an effective range of 800 Meters.

PRO: The weapon is semi-auto letting the shooter acquire the target and keep an eye on the target after they fire the  weapon.

CON: The .308win does not have the range that some of the newer sniper rifles rounds have, such the .338 Lapua or The .408 Chey-Tac and .50 BMG.

Chey-Tac M200 .408 sniper rifle

The Chey-Tac M200 intervention fires the .408 Chey-Tac bullet. This rifle has set its mark in the sniper community as an anti-personnel as well as an anti-material weapon at long range because it has a better ballistics table than the .50 BMG

PRO: Can take out a target at well over 2000 Meters

CON: Same as the Remington 700 in that it is a bolt action.

FN P90

The FN P90 is a killer punch in a tiny package.

PRO: the weapon platform is small allowing for close quarters combat while still carrying upwards of 50 rounds.

CON: If you have a con for this weapon please share it with us.


The M14 is another time proven weapon. This weapon as been in service since 1957 and is still being made. the M14 fires the 7.62NATO round  allowing for the weapon to go from medium range out to long range sniping.

PRO: Semi-auto fire, 7.62NATO round,  800 Meters effective range.

CON: it weighs in at 11 pounds and is not a weapon you could easily use in CQB

H&K G36

Heckler-Koch G36  like the AR-platform lets the shooter customize the weapon to fit how the weapon will be used.

PRO: Reliable and accurate

CON: The weapon only fires the 5.56NATO round which is a small projectile and does not have the stopping power that a .30 caliber projectile has.



FN Herstal SCAR-H MK.17 is similar to the AR. FN makes a few different  versions of the SCAR but the SCAR-H is chambered in the .308/7.62NATO round which has the stopping power and range to take down targets at various ranges.

PRO: quick change barrel and heavy caliber

CON: If you have a con for this weapon please share it with us.


The AK-47 has been used by militaries the world over. The round is cheap and easy to find and has a better stopping power than the 5.56NATO.

PRO: the weapon works dirty filled with sand and water and keeps firing

CON: the weapon is not as accurate as an AR-15 or other similar weapons.

Ruger 10-22

We couldn’t talk rifles without talking about this .22 LR. this is one of the most well known .22s other there. it has been designed to do one thing and do it well and that is shoot .22s all day long.

PRO: cheap. fun to shoot, easy to find ammo and companies make lots of different stocks to let the user have many different looking guns from a G36 to an AR-15 to double barreled “machine” gun.

CON: If you have a con for this weapon please share it with us.

Chiappa 1911-22

With all of the .22 shooting I do, I have yet to purchase a .22 pistol… until now!

It is interesting because I would consider myself a fairly proficient rifle shooter who needs a lot of work on handgun accuracy and consistency. While I love my Glock and other larger bore handguns, I just don’t shoot them as often because of the higher ammo cost. Having a .22 pistol is perfect for practicing and reinforcing the fundamentals of marksmanship.

The Chiappa Model 1911-22 is a dedicated .22 handgun based off the traditional 1911 platform. Externally, it is nearly identical to its .45 cal relative. Magazine and slide release, safety, look and feel, even weight are all about as close to a 1911 as you can get without shooting the real thing (other than recoil of course).

Therefore, I think it makes a great training tool for a “true” 1911. As I continually preach, you can shoot .22 for a fraction of the cost of .45 which prolongs shooting time and keeps ammo costs down.

You will notice a couple failure experienced during this test session. This was literally my first time taking the gun out of he box and shooting it so I would attribute the majority of the issues experienced to ammo related failure and the gun needing some break-in time. The manual specifies 50-100 rounds before consistent reliability can be expected. Also, I mentioned that I was going to use CCI mini-mags toward the beginning of this video but ended up sticking with the bulk Federal ammo since I was in the process of breaking the gun in.
All in all, this gun comes highly recommended for anyone looking for the 1911 experience without breaking the bank on ammo. It also makes a great plinker for practicing handgun fundamentals.

[Special thanks to DangerCL0SE for this video]




I talked a little about the Snake Charmer II .410 bore Shotgun on Monday. it is good for backpacking or off-roading trips, something where you want small and light weight  weapon.

I came across this survival rifle about a year ago while reading up on a friends trip in the backwoods and how the crew wanted to carry a small .22lr,  but didn’t want the weight. He was at the gunsmith picking up something he had in the shop and started talking about how they were looking for a light weight weapon when the gunsmith pulls out from the back what looked to be just a stock without the rifle and and told him this was the rifle for him.


When this rifle is taken apart it all fits inside of the stock and only weighs 2.4lbs.

Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action: Semi auto
Weight: 2.4lbs (1.13kg)
Length: 35” (889mm)
Stored in stock length: 16.5” (419mm)
Range: 100 meters
Magazine: 8-round magazine
Designer: Eugene Stoner
Year designed: 1958
Sights: Iron (Adjustable rear, blade front)



This isn’t for taking down a bear in the backwoods as the .22lr with most likely just piss the bear off more, but if you were lost this would work for taking down small game.

The AR-7 was designed as a survival rifle (or kit gun) by Eugene Stoner in 1958 for ArmaLite  as a weapon pilots could use if they had to bail out of the plane over the back country. This rifle has found a following with pilots because it is a small rifle that is not only light but waterproof and floats, this makes it also a nice rifle to carry for backcountry adventurers who want a rifle that is easy to carry and reliable enough to take down small game.

Henry Repeating Arms company has taken over manufacturing of the AR-7 from ArmLite and labeling the rifle as U.S. Survival AR-7.

Iver Johnson TP .22


Caliber: .22 long rifle
Length: 5.39”
Height: 3.94”
Width: .91”
Barrel length: 2.85’”
Weight: 14.34 OZ
Magazine capacity: 7+1 rounds

The Iver Johnson TP .22  is a fun little gun to go plinking with. The gun pictured looks to be rusted but that is just the patina on the metal and when handling the pistol it isn’t that reddish-brown.

I was sent a site with gun manuals and from the forums I am apart of I have seen a few people asking for a manual for this pistol and well…. here is it.

The gun is notoriously bad with feeding and ejecting some types of ammo. I have found it likes copper jacketed .22lr the best and doesn’t like slow steady shooting, it is a “I have 7 rounds in my mag and I want to shoot them as fast as you can pull my trigger” type of gun.


This is a nice starter pistol for teaching someone how to use a pistol.