Wilderness Survival Gun Reviews

1) REVIEW: TriStar SB Folding Survival Shotgun
2) Just Arrived: Chiappa Double Badger 22 Magnum/.410 Folding Rifle
3) First Impression Review: Chiappa M6 and X-Caliber Folding Survival Rifles- Release date planned for April
4) Federal Ammunition's Nitrogen-Sealed, Waterproof "Fresh Fire Pack" Can of .22 Long Rifle- Great for Wilderness Survival/Off-the-Grid/Preparedness
5) The Henry AR-7 Survival Rifle -- Reliable at Last?
6) TriStar SB Folding Survival Shotgun Update/ Short Lane 12 Gauge Adapters Review/ Blackhawk Sling and Shell Carrier Review
7) Backpackable Shotgun for Bushcraft/Off the Grid - Baikal MP220 Double Barrel Coach Gun
8) REVIEW: Chiappa Double Badger Folding .22 Magnum/410 Shotgun
9) REVIEW: Chiappa Double Badger Folding .22 Long Rifle/410 Shotgun
10) SHOT Show 2015: Kel Tec's new weather resistant Nickel-Boron finish
11) Just Arrived: Marlin Papoose .22 Survival Rifle
12) NEW ARRIVALS: Chiappa M6 and X-Caliber Folding Survival Rifles
13) FIELD TEST UPDATE: Chiappa X-Caliber and M6
14) March 2nd, 2015 UPDATE: Chiappa X-Caliber and M6 Folding Survival Rifles
15) FIRST FIELD TEST: Chiappa X-Caliber Folding Survival Rifle
16) SHOT Show 2015: Kel Tec's new weather resistant Nickel-Boron finish
17) American Rifleman Magazine: Building An Affordable Survival Rifle
18) Desert cottontail taken at 21 yards with Chiappa M6 Survival Rifle
19) New for 2016: Savage Arms releases Model 42 Takedown 410/.22 Combo Bush Gun
20) SHOT Show 2016: Hoppe's new Gun Medic Cleaner & Lube
21) New for 2016: Savage Arms A22 Semi-Automatic .22 Magnum Rifle
22) LONG TERM UPDATE: Chiappa Double Badger Folding .22 Magnum/410 Shotgun
23) New for 2016: Chiappa Double Badger .22LR/20 Gauge Folding Bush Gun
24) REVIEW: Short Lane 20 Gauge to 410 Shotgun Adapter
25) Marlin Papoose .22 Survival Rifle- @ 50 Yards on Deer Target
26) Gear Review: Kenai Chest Holster
27) REVIEW: Winchester Super Sport AA 2.5" .410 Shells- Best .410 Birdshot for Wilderness Survival?
28) REVIEW: Aguila Ammunition 12 Gauge "MiniShell"- A Game Changing Round for Wilderness Survival Shotguns


  1. I enjoyed your review of several survival guns including the newer Savage M42 over under (.22LR/.410 shotgun). I have owned one for several years. It is well designed with the exception of (2) features. (1) The sights and the lack of a removable choke. Because of all the comments Savage made the newer models capable of breaking down into two major parts for storage. To gain the best efficiency and use out of my gun I made some modifications. I ground down and polished the front sight barrel band and I turned it into a proper barrel band. Just behind the band, I installed a ramp front sight with a Hi-Viz red colored fiber optic sight. I then removed the factory lame rear sight (which is mounted too close to the shooter's eye to see and align the "notch" properly. I replaced it with an adjustable peep sight which was made from a Williams adj. rear peep sight. That little survival gun shoots like a dream now! Very accurate out to 50 yards + with a .22 LR or a .410 slug. The shotgun is OK out to about 20 yards with #6 or #7.5 shot. Otherwise, the beauty of the little survival gun lies in its utility.

    1. Thanks for sharing your experience with the Savage 42 and glad the reviews helped. Those sound like some good mods and I will keep them in mind when I'm field testing the new Takedown 42.