Preppers, Taking Your Own Advice

Preppers, Taking Your Own Advice

In the next few months I may be in the market for a new handgun.  The handgun I was considering is the Beretta APX.  However, I simply can not justify buying a handgun and having to stockpile magazines just for it.

The decision to purchase an APX is difficult because the APX does not accept 92f magazines.  In 1989, I bought Beretta 92f.  Over the past 28 years, I bought numerous magazines for it.  The design of the APX blew the idea of having standardized magazines out of the water.

Not only is Beretta over 30 years late to the polymer pistol party, they ignored decades of 92f magazines already on the market.  Why?

As a prepper/survivalist, my firearm purchases are partially based on being able to hand out firearms to friends and family who bug out to the farm.  Being able to share magazines and training across the board is part of my overall prepping plan.

If the world goes to hell, I want to be able to take a handgun, give it to a family member, give them a couple of minutes of training and they be ready to go.  Having to train them with several different handguns is not only unsafe, it is expensive and time consuming.

You may ask, “Why would training across multiple platforms be unsafe?”  Because the person may be confused about which handgun has a safety and which one does not.  How does the slide release work on that handgun compared to the others… etc.

Companies such as Beretta, Ruger, Springfield…, by not standardizing their magazines are losing market share to companies like Glock.

Take Your Own Advice

Why are we talking about all of this?

Awhile back, I posted an article about how preppers should consider Glock standardization.  I have to take my own advice on this topic.

I simply can not purchase a Beretta APX.  The reason being, it does not have a role in the big picture.  If I did purchase an APX, it would be for my own personal use.  However, having a handgun that can not accept magazines from other people puts myself and them at a disadvantage.

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May 17, 2017 at 01:29PM


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