Charles from SHC reviews his Minuteman Kit
According to historical documents the original "Minuteman was brought into existence by the Massachusetts Colony sometime between the 1600 and 1700s, when a militia member was supposed to be able to be ready for combat in less than 30 minutes. The term developed into Minuteman when a high ranking official in the colony selected 30 percent of the members of his militia to be ready at all times within a minutes notice. He was supposed to be prepared with a firearm, 3 days provision, and as much ammo as he could carry. The firearm was supposed to be a long gun no less than 3 feet long. From that tradition we decided to recreate a tactical kit that was easy to carry, easy to store and affordable with modern gear and equipment. Some may refer to this as a Bug Out Bag, Hunting Kit, Survival Kit, etc. However we called ours the Minuteman because of its resemblance to the equipment and ammo that would be expected of a modern Minuteman.
How it was crafted…
I spent some time assembling this kit to meet a price point for the masses and still provide quality. I have customers shooting well under 1inch groups at 100yds with the barrel selected for this kit, and the M&P9 speaks for it's self. The gear belt and mag pouches are current military issue, and Safariland ALS holster's are literally top shelf. The 15inch hand guard comes with 3 rail sections and allows a mounting area to meet your needs while remaining light weight. This is a kit you should take a serious look at.
"That rifle hanging on the wall of the working-class flat or laborer's cottage is the symbol of Liberty. It is our job to see that it stays there." - George Orwell used the word democracy but I like liberty better.
Since before the birth of our nation, the Minuteman stood as the symbol of readiness and preparedness in the community. Today, the minuteman concept of readiness at the moment of urgent need lives on. The American Minuteman Project from Safe Home Consulting is the embodiment of that concept.
The Safe Home Consulting American Minuteman Project kits were designed from
years of experience in the firearm industry as a student and trainer as well as
military experience, culminating in a package designed for the American
Minuteman of today. The gun belt kit includes current issue molle
belt, dump pouch, rifle and pistol magazine pouches. This allows you to carry
the equipment you need in a comfortable and logical manner. Three Minuteman packages
were designed to meet your budget and take the guess work out of selecting from
the plethora of AR-15 products available today. We understand that product
selection can be confusing, so we made the selection simple for you, while
maintaining the quality, and affordability you expect. We also maximized the
use of American made products!
Whether in defense of hearth or homeland, this package contains the essential equipment necessary to allow the owner to respond quickly. It is also built with the student in mind. If you're a member of a range with an in-house training curriculum, or you're traveling to train with best instructors in the industry the American Minuteman kit is what you'll need to get started.
The entire kit is contained in a discrete compact, ready to go package. Put it in the safe, closet, car or under the bed. Grab the bag when the need arises, and go where you need to with it.
The American Minuteman "Basic" Kit includes the following products;
Discrete double rifle case
Anderson lower, LPK, 1:8 16in barrel, BCG, upper with forward assist and dust cover, lo profile gas block, gas tube
UTG 15in hand guard
Anderson A2 FH
UTG front and rear sights
3 magpul 30rd magazines
3 M&P 17rd magazines
Smith&Wesson M&P9 Pistol
ZHO gun belt kit
100rds of 9mm ammunition
100rds of 556 ammunition
single point sling
(possible substitutions Troy battle mags may replace Pmags, 7378 als may replace the 6378 als holster and troy lo gas block may replace anderson lo gas block)