Don’t know to much about guns accept for the M-16 I used in the USMC so I get my info from minds vastly superior to mine because I know there’ s people out there that breath guns about as much as I breath air. This post is from http://professorprepper.blogspot.com/
If you are not in my situation, then you are free to rank guns according to your needs. But this my list is for my needs so don’t get your panties in a bunch because I prefer a 30-06 instead of a .300 something or other whisper magnum, or that I am perfectly content with only nine millimeters of diameter while others are absolutely sure that adding one more half-millimeter of bullet radius will be the clear difference between everlasting life and certain death.
1. Glock 19.
If you got a screaming deal on your AR, I hate to break it to you but you probably didn’t. You got a dud. Good ARs don’t need no stink’n markdowns.
Trick out your AR to your heart’s content, but just remember when the SHTF, you will need to carry all that trick all day long everyday so every additional ounce of bling is an additional ounce slowing you down, wearing you down, and dragging you down. Me? I’d trade the weight in bling for weight in ammo. Think about it.
3. Ruger 10/22 Takedown.
The size is obvious. If you can make something half as long, it will fit in twice as many places. How do you plan on carrying your rifle as you bash through brush, climb up mountains, and carry as a backup to another rifle? And half the size is just icing on the cake. The real treat is cleaning.
Why not one of Ruger’s fine auto .22 pistols? Again, two reasons. First, sight radius. The pistols are wonderful, but for general-purpose medium to longer distance survival shooting, you need a rifle, not something you use to show off your shooting skills in competition. Imagine how fun it would be using your Mark III to fend off attackers while your dominant arm is injured, or trying to hold a bead on some critter while you huff and puff in the sweltering heat. That’s why we invented rifles.
And I also know preppers who have 5k rounds of .223 ammo but only one gun that shoots it. Same with their pistol ammo. So they are just one malfunction away from having some great bartering material. “How about I trade you nothing for your case of .223? Sounds fair to me since your force multiplier just bought the farm, while mine is painting a big fat red dot on your beer belly.”
So why no shotgun? Personally because shotguns are a stupid solution for most situations. Before you go all ballistic with my apparent heresy, consider that the gun in your hands is the gun you will use. Shotguns are excellent for many things. But also so wrong for many situations. If it really comes down to it, a shotgun is a poor solution for too many problems. It’s as heavy as a rifle, holds far fewer rounds than anything else, and has a limited range. And what’s with the latest trend of double barrels gaining prepper popularity? Give me a break. Are you prepping or poaching? Why not a block action single shot. Or a muzzle loader? Folks, turn off the TV and enter reality. Learn the difference between a good gun and the right gun!
What about the bolt action hunting rifle? It’s a great gun to have around but if you are traveling light, skip it. Too slow for combat, and unless you are going on an offensive shooting spree, just do your hunting with the AR.
Wheel guns? Too heavy. Too slow. Too few shots. Fun to play with and shoot, but leave them in the safe when it’s time to roll.
There is an inverse relationship between number guns and personal security. Many have lost their lives due to miss-operation, wrong ammo, and unreliability in firearms. I know many hunters who headed into the field with their .270 rifle and their 30-06 ammo. It’s an easy mistake, but while a deer lived another day, the same won’t be true for the prepper. Under stress you don’t want to be wondering how the safety works, or if the extra mags you grabbed in the dark are the right ones.
The Wall Street gun marketeers are trying to convince Americans that they need for more and more different guns in your family. A .380 is great but a 9 is better. And a 10 is better than that. And a .40 is even better. Or maybe that’s the other way around. Unless, of course, you have a .45 that is. But those are all pistols and rifles are better so get some of those as well. And then there is the shotgun, er, make that shotguns. Buy! Buy! Buy!