Reviews of the Chinese Norinco SKS – Suburban Survival Blog


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Jesse Mathewson is the author of the popular blog, and provides commentary to many varied places based on a background that includes education in criminal justice, history, religion and even insurgency tactics and tactical training. His current role in his community is as an organizer of sorts and a preacher of community solidarity and agorism. He also runs Liberty Practical Training, a self defense school specializing in the practical applications of defensive approaches versus the theoretical. As an agorist, voluntaryist and atheist his life is seen as crazy and wild by many, though once they get to know him most realize he is a bluntly honest individual who will give you the shirt off his back if he believes it is necessary to help you. Very simple, "That which is voluntary between all individuals involved is always right, if it is not voluntary, it is always wrong."
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One Response to Reviews of the Chinese Norinco SKS – Suburban Survival Blog

  1. As a self-declared gundude and gun rights fundamentalist, I am a bit of a snob when it comes to gun writing and reviews about such things. Just as a casual review of the newest Chevy truck simply will not satisfy serious gearheads, I find the review at the link to be rather juvenile and severely lacking. But that’s me. But I say this to establish my credentials to make the following statements about the SKS rifle;…for the novice shooter who needs a single rifle to fill nearly every role, and do so on a budget,…the SKS is hard to beat. Sure, there are more powerful calibers, and calibers which kick less. There are higher capacity battle rifles that are either more accurate or reach out further or look cooler. But as in all things, there is no free lunch. Very few rifles can do all things we seek rifles to do, which is why there are so many different ones from which to choose. The SKS is jack of all trades, master of none. It does no one thing very well, but it CAN do nearly everything at least to a moderate degree of success. It is powerful enough to take deer-sized animals,…and possibly larger if you dare. It is more reliable than many other battle rifles. In short,…it is a good “first rifle” to use until you graduate to being a more “serious” gundude yourself. In the early 90’s when they were still coming in from China, these were under $100. Now you do well to find one for less than $300, and usually do not.


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