Rugged and self-loading, these rifles were designed for incapacitating and killing men in great numbers and at great distances. Owning battle rifles is no cause for shame. Sometimes, by their lethally aggressive behavior, men deserve to be shot. When they appear singlely and suddenly at close range, a pistol will usually solve your problem. When they appear at greater distances and/or in greater numbers, only a battle rifle will do. Remember, guns are only tools. Lethal emergencies vary, and so will the tools necessary to deal with them.
Since Phil is always telling me that I need a bigger/badder battle rifle to really “reach out and touch someone,” I have decided to take a crash course from the best of ’em. I know that I want .308, but I don’t want to get an FAL or HK-91 just because someone told me that I should. I want to buy what is best for me.
The above is from Boston on Guns & Courage: Proven Tools for Chronic Problems. Published at the same time, it is somewhat of an abridged version of Boston’s Gun Bible. It seems to have far less history and in depth analysis, but a bit more opinion. Guns & Courage is now impossible to find at a reasonable price, but Gun Bible is out with an up-to-date version including recent gun laws such as D.C. v. Heller.
If you don’t own Gun Bible, buy it today and start making your shopping list! Now!