Skip to comments.Top 10 Guns To Have If Things Go Bad
Posted on 10/02/2009 8:37:24 AM PDT by Sasparilla
No one will ever compile a top ten list that everyone will agree with. The subjective criteria used here is based on price, range required, caliber required, history of use and reliablity, and commonness of ammunition, not necessarily in that order. This is not to suggest that a person needs every gun listed.
A large caliber rifle, .22 rifle or pistol, 9mm or .45, and pump shotgun are the basics. There will be lots of other opinions, but here is my list that I came up with after 50 years of shooting not necessarily ranked in order.
1. We know that the first choice here will be controversial. A good AK47 is practically indestructible. Taking much of its design from the best points late WWII German MP44, the AK47 usually functions flawlessly under the worst of conditions. Throw it in the mud, fill the receiver with muck, or just leave it in a muddy river for weeks like the Viet Cong hid them, and all you need to do is wash it out, lubricate it, load it, and you are ready to go. In worst conditions, you could probably even urinate on it to clean out the muck. It is not the most accurate rifle available due to the loose manufacturing tolerances used. You can count on 3 inches at 100 yards. But, these loose tolerances allow the rifle to function and feed, and for the parts to move in almost all weather and geographical conditions. Its hard to freeze up an AK47. The 7.62X39 intermediate round is smaller than .308 or 30.06, and is comparable to a 30-30. 10, 20, 30, 40, 75 round magazines are plentiful. 75 round drums can be had for about $255.00, but they are bulky to carry and use with a semiautomatic AK47. They...
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There’s a lot of redundancy in that list.
Three out of four ain't bad, but I guess I need to go shopping!
Well, a wish list is nice to have, but since I’ll soon be joining the unemployed myself, my current little collection is going to have to do.
All I have are two .22 pistols (a Ruger target and a S&W 22a-1), and a 9mm Beretta 92fs.
No room for problems with that baby.
No room for problems with that baby.
Such foolish talk, just get rid of the most divisive forces in the country... the marxist obama government, acorn and his black panthers.
The most of it can be cleaned up by protesting and voting!
(also mark for later shopping).
Nothing gets people's attention like a pump action being raked.
I agree - you really need just one in each category he mentions (handgun, .22 rifle, large cal bolt gun, semiauto rifle). He’s got multiples in each category there, particularly the semiautos (AK, AR, Garand, Mini).
Also, a Mossberg 500 shotgun can swap in for the Rem 870 and is a bit less expensive.
One thing to consider is standardizing calibers as much as posssible, as in not having 100 different calibers around that would get confusing if TSHTF.
1. Pump Action Shotgun (gauge of you're choice but I like 12)
2. Powerful handgun (.357, .44,. 45, 10mm, etc)
3. Semiautomatic military style rifle (AK, SKS, AR, etc.)
4. Powerful bolt action rifle (e.g. 30-06)
5. Smaller caliber rifle (e.g. .22 semi-auto) for inexpensive target practice.
6. Smaller caliber handgun (e.g. .22 ) for inexpensive target practice.
7. ANOTHER semi-auto rifle (ruger ranch rifle or similar)
8. A semi-auto shotgun, same gauge as #1, above.
9. A highly concealable but powerful handgun (Bond Arms derringer or similar)
10. A full on sniper rifle with a powerful scope (30-06, .408, etc. or even .50 cal if that's what you're in to)
That's my “two-cents”; and my recommendations are probably worth what you paid for them.
Guess I’m in farily good shape...
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