10 Survival Rifles Ready for the Trail
By Chris Eger
When heading out to the backcountry, there is a long list of handy little carbines geared towards tagging along on the trail without taking up valuable space. These are survival rifles that take up a limited envelope but can be there when needed for reasons ranging from plinking and small game hunting to personal defense, depending on the model.
The AR-7 Survival rifle has been around in one form or another for over 50 years, with a lot of that likely spent riding around in tent bags.
Today’s evolution of Eugene Stoner’s classic AR-7, which was itself derived from an Air Force contract, the Henry US Survival breaks down into the receiver, barrel, and magazine, which can then be stored inside the polymer stock– that floats! The little 8+1 semi-auto, chambered in .22LR, weighs in at 3.5-pounds. Made in either black or camo, these guns start at $229.
Just Right Carbine Takedown
Glock mags? Check. Takedown design? Check. You could say, this is Just Right…
With AR-style controls, Just Right Carbine’s 9mm Takedown rifle runs a 17-inch barrel, Picatinny rail on a solid machined receiver, M4 style stock and a blowback action. Capable of tool-free takedown while picking up the bonus of using double