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Why A DIY Pistol Is The Perfect Tool for Survivalists

Posted by Jordan Vinroe on Jan 27th 2020

Why A DIY Pistol Is The Perfect Tool for Survivalists

For a true gun enthusiast, building a DIY pistol from an  80% lower receiver goes beyond just completing a functional weapon or starting a hobby. Finishing a firearm is self-gratifying and because the builder controls the assembly, it can be fully customized to personal specifications. Building a personal gun is not only a good idea if you want to stay off the books, but it is also a great way to learn about the function and manufacture of any firearm. A complete understanding of one’s handgun, and undetectability, are necessary for a life or death situation, making the DIY gun the perfect tool for any survivalist.

DIY Guns Are Not Tracked

In order to complete a homemade handgun, the builder must start with an 80% lower receiver. An  80% lower receiver has no serial number, requires no background check, and involves no paperwork. This makes it extremely difficult (if not impossible) to track and would be key in a survival situation involving martial law.

Man standing on a field drawing DIY pistol from back of jeans

Gun Rights

While there are certain protections in place that are meant to allow legal gun owners to keep their guns, changing laws and new advancements in the gun control debate make these guarantees feel shaky. Gun owners, even legal ones, may soon have to submit to background checks that are even more violating than ones imposed by previous acts.

Part of the draw of a DIY pistol is the privacy that comes along with ownership. It may seem inconceivable, but martial law in the United States dates back to September 15, 1863, when Lincoln first imposed Congressionally-authorized martial law. The likelihood of it happening again and what happens under martial law, in the United States, was well witnessed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

New Orleans police, the U.S. Marshals Office, and the Louisiana National Guard confiscated over 1,000 legal firearms from law-abiding citizens. The only reason law officials knew those citizens had guns was because of serial number tracking. They would’ve had a harder time finding a DIY pistol. In a situation where you’d be better off having a powerful weapon on you, a homemade handgun that is not traceable is a perfect tool for survival.

Man shooting customized homemade handgun

Full Customization Means The Sky’s The Limit

In a survival situation where one has to go rogue, having a gun customized by its owner would be an advantage. Pistols are some of the best guns to customize. There are many clever ideas to customize your handgun. Aftermarket  grips offer the user more comfort and control. Sights help a user to have high visibility. Hard-coating, especially for concealed carry DIY pistols, can be applied for durability when used in extreme environments.

How a homemade handgun is customized is entirely up to the owner, limited only by their imagination. Every upgrade to any pistol should be an improvement to its function and fire, giving the user an advantage during a confrontation. Intricate knowledge of a complete and customized DIY handgun will prove to be the perfect tool for any survivalist.