The SKS carbine. It’s kind of funny looking, right? Somewhat overbuilt for the caliber it fires, correct? But, man, if there ever was a candidate for the perfect cheap ‘Survival Gun’ this is arguably the one.
On today’s episode we discuss the SKS carbine, first fielded by the Soviets in 1945 and imported into the US and Canada in large quantities over the past two decades. Chip shares his personal story of buying his first firearm as an 18-year-old in the mid-1990s (a Norinco SKS, naturally) and then talks about the characteristics of the SKS that make it a viable ‘Survival Gun’. In addition, attention is paid to some of the add-ons and accessories available for the SKS, with a focus of keeping it serviceable for survival and preparedness needs.
General information about the SKS can be found here.
A fantastic forum about both the SKS and Survivalism/Preparedness is the SKS Survivors Forum.
A quick search of Youtube.com using the term “SKS” will provide quite a bit more information about this firearm, and here are a couple of videos to get you started: