Cold Weather Shooting Tips for Survival

In the November/December 2010 “Backwoods Home Magazine,” Massad Ayoob offers several tips on cold weather shooting, including helpful tips from readers.

Find out why you might want to have items like duct tape, skateboard tape, condoms and rubber bands in your firearms supplies during winter. How about resealable plastic bags for keeping your ammo dry?

View the full article by clicking the link below the following excerpt.

Cold weather shooting considerations

By Massad Ayoob

Winter will soon be upon us. Cold weather makes a lot of things more difficult. Running. Walking. Navigating through the woods. And, of course, safely manipulating and shooting firearms.

Whether you’re talking about hunting (big game season is generally in the colder months), or just working the ranch or farm with the usual needs for firearms that crop up “on the place,” or carrying a concealed personal protection handgun, there are factors to be considered and changes that sometimes need to be made. Last Christmas/New Year season, I wrote an entry called “The Guns of Winter” on my blog. It got some truly great response in terms of tips from winter-wise shooters. Let’s expand upon it here in the magazine.

Read the whole article here:

Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine. (541)247-8900.

As Massad Ayoob is quick to point out at the end of his article, take care of your gun right away when you come in from shooting in cold weather. Treat it with the care it deserves, and it will be ready to serve you when you need it next time. Your survival could depend on it.

Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.