S&W Survival Kit




 
--
Boots
 
July 28th, 2006  
5.56X45mm
 
 

Topic: S&W Survival Kit


Quote:
Smith & Wesson has assembled an "Emergency Survival Tool Kit" that revolves around their 460PD or 500PD revolvers, it is available with either. S&W's Herb Belin, who developed this kit, emphasizes the short and very powerful .460 S&W and .500 S&W Magnum handguns as defense against bears. The idea of the snub nose is that it allows easy use even if attacked while in your sleeping bag in a tent, according the Herb. A longer barrel would make it more difficult to use in such a confined place and at point blank range, accuracy isn't that much of an issue. That's not an unheard of occurance, so he has a point.

The revolvers is equipped with a 2.75 inch unported barrel and a bright yellow Hogue Recoil Reducing Grip. Unless they are truly magic, best be prepared for a very sore hand after firing this one on the range. Anyone with a wweak grip need not apply.


Quote:
The remainder of the kit includes: an Ultimate Survival Blastmatch firestarter and four packages of WetFire tinder, Ultimate Survival Saber Saw, Jet Scream whistle and 2 x 3 StarFlash signal mirror, a Silva Polaris baseplate compass, two MPI Mylar Space Emergency Blankets (Note to Herb, see above article) and a Smith & Wesson Extreme Ops liner lock folding knife. Also included is the book, "Bear Attacks of the Century - True Stories of Courage and Survival" by Larry Mueller and Marguerite Reiss; just in case you weren't paranoid enough about bears. All this is packed into a fitted bright yellow Harddig Storm Case. A ballistic nylon holster for the revolver is included. MSRP is $1150


Quote:
How practical is this kit? Well, individually, the componets are generally very good and ought to be carried on your person for use if needed. If you are traveling into bear country, a powerful firearm is advisable. While a rifle or shotgun with slugs is preferred, most of those we know that travel in such areas also carry a powerful handgun and you'd be hard pressed to find one more powerful than these two.
July 28th, 2006  
Rabs
 
 
thats neat, but i can think of things id rather spend 1150 dollars on.

But il take one for free
July 28th, 2006  
Redleg
 
 
Does it work on polar bears??
If it does then I'll take two..
--
Boots
July 28th, 2006  
major liability
 
 
I'd have more fun carrying a M82A1 on my walks through the woods...

But around here all you see are black bears and mountain lions, so I wouldn't need anything more than a GLOCK 20 anyways.
July 28th, 2006  
Missileer
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redleg
Does it work on polar bears??
If it does then I'll take two..
A 50 cal. magnum will stop an elephant in mid-charge. Of course, you will also need a splint for your broken arm in the kit.
July 29th, 2006  
sandy
 
This article reminds me,
70years old man fought against brown bear and won with bare hands.
Quote:
Originally Posted by major liability
I'd have more fun carrying a M82A1 on my walks through the woods...

But around here all you see are black bears and mountain lions, so I wouldn't need anything more than a GLOCK 20 anyways.
That sounds nice,but you shouldn't do.
Bear is smarter and very tough animal.
Even armed human is just human.
July 29th, 2006  
major liability
 
 
Are you saying a GLOCK 20 wouldn't be strong enough for a black bear? It definitely is, it's chambered for 10mm Auto, roughly equivalent in power to the .41 Magnum.

And wait a minute, are you saying that bears are smarter than humans, or is that a wrong translation?
July 29th, 2006  
sandy
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by major liability
Are you saying a GLOCK 20 wouldn't be strong enough for a black bear? It definitely is, it's chambered for 10mm Auto, roughly equivalent in power to the .41 Magnum.

And wait a minute, are you saying that bears are smarter than humans, or is that a wrong translation?
Bears are terrifying beasts in forests.
Fine sense of smell,shrewd instincts,giant's strength.
You can kill bear if they are far.
But,if you see bear in close quarters,you must be killed in the next breath.
But fortunetelly,bears hardly attack human.
July 29th, 2006  
Rabs
 
 
Quote:
But,if you see bear in close quarters,you must be killed in the next breath.
But fortunetelly,bears hardly attack human.
BS, if its Claw agaisnt hand, hes got me. But if its claws against gun my dieing act will be to ram the glack or .50cal down its throat. It might decides its a bad idea to attack me when the round comes out of his a$*hole.
July 29th, 2006  
major liability
 
 
Bears aren't really carnivorous predators though, they won't go after you unless they either feel threatened, are really hungry, or are polar bears (those ones will go after you). At ten feet I believe I could still kill a grizzly if with 15 shots of 10mm Auto Hydra-Shok. But you won't get me to test that.
 


Similar Topics
Disaster Survival
Load bearing kit
SAS Survival Guide (Collins Gem) by John Wiseman
survival kit
Darfur Peace Talks Struggle for Survival