Since 1959 the venerable AR-7 has been 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. Through the years the AR-7’s reputation for portability, ease of operation and reliability has carried over to the civilian world. Today it’s a favorite of bush pilots, backpackers and backcountry adventurers who, like their Air Force counterparts, need a rifle that’s easy to carry yet has the accuracy to reliably take down small game.
Like the original Henry U.S. Survival Rifle, this innovative, semi-automatic model is lightweight (3.5 lbs.) and highly portable. At just 16.5″ long, when all the components are stowed, it easily fits into the cargo area of a plane, boat or in a backpack. It’s chambered in .22 LR so you can carry a large quantity of ammunition without adding much weight to your gear.
When disassembled the pieces fit inside the impact-resistant, water resistant stock. Assembly is as easy as attaching the receiver to the stock, inserting the barrel, and screwing on the nut. In a few seconds, without any tools, the Henry U.S. Survival AR-7 is ready for action. It comes standard with a sturdy steel barrel covered in tough ABS plastic with a protective coating for complete corrosion resistance. It’s engineered for perfect balance and the ability to maintain its tack-driving accuracy, even after thousands of rounds.
- Caliber: .22LR
- Capacity: 8
- Action: Semi-Automatic
- Stock: Fixed, ABS Synthetic, Waterproof
- Barrel: 16" Steel, Teflon Coated
- Safety: Manual Thumb
- Overall Length: 16.5" Stowed, 35" Assembled
- Weight: 3.5 lbs.
- 2x Magazines
Wilderness survival, if you break down or get yourself temporarily misplaced, is always a challenge, and the most important piece of survival equipment you can have along is the determination not to give up. But- having the right gear along always raises the odds of getting out alive, and we’re happy to be there with you when you need help. For 2018 we’ve put our new Henry Survival Pack together as a grab & go package that’s designed to cover the basic essentials.
The Henry Survival Pack is organized around our 3.5-pound black Survival pack AR-7, a very lightweight semi-auto .22LR rifle that breaks down for carry in its 16.5-inch own compact and water-resistant lightweight ABS plastic, and features the ability to stow three magazines onboard for small game foraging.
To help hang on while you’re scrounging for local edibles, we include a highly concentrated Datrex 1000-calorie emergency food packet, containing four 250-calorie bars of all-natural ingredients, sealed in a polymer foil package and certified to stay fresh for a minimum of five years. Water?If you can find it, you can safely drink it with the ultralight Aquamira Frontier™ Straw that offers EPA and NSF/ANSI certified filtration for up to 30 gallons of water.
Fire is a multi-purpose lifesaver; it can cook, it can dry wet clothes, it can warm you up, it can provide light in the dark and it can signal to searchers. To help start that fire, an ESEE Fire Steel for use in conjunction with your preferred sparking medium, a flint or a ferro rod. To help with skinning a rabbit or squirrel for the campfire, or to whittle roasting sticks or kindling, we include a Buck Rival folding knife with 2.75-inch stainless steel blade, black nylon handle, one-handed thumb stud opening.
For warmth, signaling, and shelter building you’ll also find an H&H Mylar Emergency Hypothermia Blanket, silver-sided on front and back, that folds its 84”x56” size into a small fat vacuum-sealed packet for stowage; and 100 feet of MIL-C-5040H Type III green camo paracord to tie it all together with, break down for fishing line, or use for other cordage needs. And, as the core of your own first aid kit, we get you started with a SWAT-T black stretch, wrap, and tuck tourniquet that doubles as a pressure bandage and elastic covering wrap.
All items are quality-made here in the U.S., just like everything we sell, and ship with the AR-7 packed inside our black nylon Henry U.S. Survival Carry Case, which also just happens to perfectly fit our Henry Repeating Survival Kit in a tin. There’s a place in your backpack, truck, ATV, or snowmobile for this Survival Pack; don’t wait till you need it and don’t have it.