Re: BoB Gun suggestion The AR-7 is a sweet rifle, the only issues I've seen with it is the barrel is completely exposed as there is no fore end. That's kind of a deal breaker for me, as my young daughters would be shooting it as well. I know a .22 doesn't get that hot, but any time i am camping, or hiking away from civilization, i always put safety first. Plus the 10/22 comes with 25 round mags. In a self defense situation, the .22 isn't ideal, but 25 rounds from anything will surely deter any attacker.