Security and Weapons Preps
Urban Preps to Buy
Purchasing guns and ammunition are some of the most expensive items you will be adding to your preparedness supplies, so it’s understandable if you can’t purchase all of these items in one week. Prioritize what’s important and keep your needs in mind when buying items for self-defense. You may need to stretch out these purchases over a longer amount of time. Be sure to do your research on state regulations and considerations for which type of firearm to purchase.
- Firearm for home defense
- Ammunition (500-1,000 rounds per firearm)
- Extra magazines
- Spare parts or kits
- Gun cleaning kits
- Ammunition storage case (waterproof)
- Protective gear (i.e., helmet, a vest to protect your chest, neck protector, groin protector, and even side guards)
- Gun enhancement equipment (i.e., scopes, magnification, night vision, flash lights, suppression)
Security Preps to Buy
• Appropriate tactical firearms & ammunition • Web gear and magazines • Ear and eye protection • Body armor and helmets, NIJ level IIIa or Level IV • Barbed wire, coiled (concertina) and for low wire entanglements • Sandbags or other ballistic protection options • Night vision devices • Binoculars plus optical rifle sights • Black out curtain and pre-cut plywood for windows • Parachute illumination flares • Trip-flares • Trauma medical kit incl. CAT tourniquets • Range cards • Two way radios and/or field telephones
- Check the pertinent laws in your state, as firearm restrictions do vary.
- Go to a gun range that rents firearms to test which equipment is best for you and your needs.
- Take a hand gun course to familiarize with proper stances, grips to gain better accuracy.
- Consider taking a hand-to-hand self-defense class.
- Minimize the threat of a home break in or home invasion by adding layers of security to prevent your home from being a possible hit.
- Designate a safe room in the home and talk with all family members on proper protocols.
- Create a defensive plan including fighting positions and sectors of fire and ensure that all group members know the plan and rehearse the plan regularly.
- Agree on rules of engagement.
- Train each group member on tactical shooting and basic small unit tactics and movement.
- Practice and rehearse the command and fire control procedures at your location, including the communication of enemy locations and actions.