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June 27, 2012 |
Shooting Illustrated Builds Ultimate Bug Out Bag

Financial crises in Europe. Bloodshed in Syria. Face-eating drug addicts in Florida. Justin Bieber. And they call us crazy because we prepare for the end of the world.

Shooting Illustrated's July issue, on newsstands now, has everything you need to know about building a bug-out bag for when disaster strikes. Bryce M. Towsley details what to include for three levels of preparedness, from food to firearms and beyond. "...you should have three tiers of gear ready and you should keep them all close to your exit door," Towsley writes. "The more gear you bring, the more comfortable you will be...but you need to be able to load it and bug out in 90 seconds." In addition, Doctor of Pharmacy Jonathan Reynolds provides a list of easily obtained medicines to include in any bug-out bag, and the article also examines some pre-made kits for when it's time to get out of Dodge.

The July issue is chock-full of guns, too, including the SIG Sauer P224 featured on the cover. "SIG has proven its traditional, metal-frame pistols can also be downsized in another way. Enter the new subcompact P224," writes Handgun Editor Dick Williams. "Operating controls on the P224 are the same as on the full-size double-action-only SIG pistols...For those who carry full-size SIGs as duty guns, duplicating the operating controls on one's back-up or concealed-carry gun is a huge advantage."

New shooters, especially those with smaller hands, will love the Wilson Combat BatMann custom 1911, while experienced shooters can learn how best to introduce new people to our sport and lifestyle by reading Paul Markel's primer. Sheriff Jim Wilson and Il Ling New team up to discuss couple's defense, and the Umarex Uzi Pistol burns through several hundred rounds of .22 LR in "Gun Locker."

Look for the July issue of Shooting Illustrated, The Definitive Source for the Modern Shooter, at a newsstand near you. You can also subscribe by calling (877) 223-3840.

For more information: visit www.ShootingIllustrated.com, call Editor-in-Chief Guy J. Sagi at (703) 267-1375, or e-mailgsagi@nrahq.org.