Best Survival Guns: Handguns, Shotguns and Rifles for the Survivalist

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    What about using an AR15 with a .22 conversion kit instead of the Ruger 10/22?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExactlyMyPoint View Post
    What about using an AR15 with a .22 conversion kit instead of the Ruger 10/22?
    I've never used an AR conversion, but I know my 10/22 is as reliable a gun you're going to find in .22. The only downside I see is that the conversions are more money than what a basic 10/22 will run ya and then you still don't have the upside of having two guns. There's nothing wrong with buying a conversion. Easy way to practice for dirt cheap.

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    For me it would be a total of 4 guns. CZ75 P-01, 12 ga. pump shotgun, Saiga 7.62X39 and Ruger Mark II. With those, you can handle most any situation that comes up.
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    I am a simple man. The MOST my wife, son and I would take for a survival/SHTF situation is 3 P228's, 1 10/22, 1 shotgun and AR chambered for .308. That is for three people.

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    After thought: Might toss in my .44 Mag for 4 legged predators (bears)
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    If I had to pick 3 survival guns, they would be: any 9mm Glock-because of its extreme reliability, plentiful and available ammo and ease of repair. A Kel-Tec PLR-16- .223 ammo, uses any AR mag., as good as any assault rifle w/ accessories. And I would add i revolver, caliber depending on what I would use it for ie: .44 mag. for ultimate protection, .357/.38 for concealment. Upon further consideration I might have the PLR-16 and the FNH 5.7 because they both shoot the same ammo.

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    Well, ya get to pick 20+ firearms that you believe would be suitable for various survival scenarios.
    But, the best very choices will always be somewhat of a variable depending on what exact type of survival situation you find yourself in.
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    I agree with QK. Too many dynamics to deal with. I would prefer to stay in one place but if I have to bug out, where am I going? Who am I with? What is the season? How far am I traveling? This could go on and on.
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    Glock 19, Nylon 66 .22lr rifle, Ruger LCR.22lr revolver...
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    Glock 19, Mossberg 5500 MK II,(6 round semi auto 12 gauge) my 30-30 lever action rifle and whatever .22lr I could grab. That is of course if I had some sort of transportation, I can't imagine carrying 4 guns and supplies between a few people.

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    My Saiga 7.62, shotgun, 9mm and a fishing pole. Have to eat ;)

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    Glock 19 for the 9mm ammo pick ups, Ruger BH Convertable for the 38/357 and 9mm cylinders, and my Nylon 66 rimfire.
    I can reload the revolver brass over and over again, and don't have to scrounge for it after shooting. The 357 mag will do for anything on 4 legs, food or threat. The 22 rimfire can be the most versatile and have plenty of cheap ammo for it. The G19 is virtually impervious to elements and abuse. And the Blackhawk gives me 3 caliber in one gun.
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    Re: Best Survival Guns: Handguns, Shotguns and Rifles for the Survivalist

    Remington speedmaster 22 as it will shoot any 22 ammo made, vanguard. 308 carbine, remington 870 12 gauge, and glock 9mm of some variety.

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    I'm with Qk on this, it would depend on the situation, how my family is bugging out, in vehicle or on foot. On foot, prolly an Ar, .22 rifle, one or two .45 semi-auto, and a 357 revolver. In a vehicle, everything coming. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExactlyMyPoint View Post
    What about using an AR15 with a .22 conversion kit instead of the Ruger 10/22?
    Wrong rate of twist in the AR's barrel.

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    My bugout bag includes the xd 9mm, and ruger 10/22 takedown. Still needs shotgun added, maybe, and probably (still thinking about it) a quality air rifle with a big tub of pellets.
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