The rifle, or carbine, is no different than any other firearm that we use for personal defense. What you carry doesn’t matter nearly as much as what you can do with it. Too often, we select a rifle that appeals to us, buy lots of ammo and figure that we’re good to go. Unfortunately, such may not be the case. Here are some tips that will, hopefully, help you get started towards making that rifle into an effective defensive tool.
A sling is an important accessory for any kind of rifle. Learning to properly shoot with a sling with make one a more accurate shooter. A sling also allows a person to carry that rifle, and have it handy, while performing other tasks. I am often down in a rather remote part of the Rio Grande, and a slung rifle is comforting as well as being relatively out of the way.
It is also a good idea to find some way to attach at least one reload to your rifle. That way, if you have to grab it and go, you have at least one reload to help keep you in the fight. When suitable rifle rounds are properly applied to an attacker, or attackers, it doesn’t take many shots to stop the trouble. But having at least one reload is always comforting.