So I tried on my “neighborhood defense” gear yesterday, and OMG it was heavy. I took a brief walk over to our apartment complex’s mailbox center (without the AK because I don’t want to frighten the rest of Little Mumbai), and I was puffing and panting when I came back — as much for the weight as for the ambient temperature (Texas Early Summer, i.e. +/- 93F).
Gawdnose what it would be like with a webbing mag carrier etc., as shown in yesterday’s post, and a loaded AK.
I need to rethink this. Maybe I’ll forgo the AK and use the old M1 Carbine instead: lighter, the ammo is lighter too, AND it would be slightly more concealable under a dust coat than the AK.
Hey, if it was good enough for our fathers’ generation in WWII Europe against actual Nazis…
My only problem is that I don’t have as much .30 Carbine ammo (hardly any compared to the AK), for starters. However:
I need to think about this whole thing a little more.