Henry AR-7

Taking a Hard Look at the Henry AR-7 Survival Rifle

Eric gives a thorough review and shoots a lot of rounds through the lightweight, break-down ready and versatile Henry AR-7 Survival Rifle.

Eric of iraqveteran8888 is having a pretty good time shooting the Henry AR-7 Survival Rifle, and who can blame him. This little rifle is a blast to shoot, is accurate and is versatile enough that even the Israeli army carried a version of it.

I like how this unique little .22 shooter has such a long pedigree, having been made originally by Armalite before ultimately being picked up again by Henry. Eric provides a good amount of information and opinion on the rifle, but he stops long enough to fire several magazines through it from time to time.

Henry changed or updated a few things from the original when they took the reigns, and all of those changes are legitimate improvements to this three-and-a-half pound firearm.

The rifle can be disassembled and reassembled, is a affordable at around $250, and it even floats if you happen to drop it in the drink.

We've talked briefly about this weapon before and it's great to be able to have a more thorough video review of the gun.

Henry describes the gun on their website as being "the choice of U.S. Air Force pilots who need a small-caliber rifle they can count on should they have to punch out over a remote area." That should tell you something about the portability and reliability of the AR-7.

I like Eric's off the cuff recommendation to have at least a couple AR-7's on hand: one in the pack, one in the pickup and one for the boat. I can relate to that kind of thinking!

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