While this is about my gun collection I am wanting to build, it is also about my thoughts on preparedness for survival. I started thinking about becoming prepared when I started working on CEP - Family Readiness Guide for my work. My wife and I have a 2 month supply of food stored plus what we have in the kitchen. Most of or stored food is canned and does not or requires little water. We are slowly building up a food supply as outlined in the Crisis Preparedness Handbook.
Since my son was born I have rethought the guns I would like to have and why those guns. I am interested in comments and other peoples list to help me flesh out mine own.
First What I have:
2 .357 mag (Taurus and Rossi) one snubnose one full size.
1 9mm Taurus PT-92
1 .380 Makarov
1 Ruger Gov't Model II .22LR
1 SSA Clone .45LC
1 Model 70 Winchester in 7mm Rem mag
1 FAL (Century Arms L1A1 Sporter) 7.62 NATO
1 Ishpore Enfield 2A 7.62 NATO
2 Mosin Nagant's 7.62R (M44, 91/30)
1 Remington 870 12ga
1 Mossberg 500 20ga
1 Winchester semi auto.22LR
1 M-1 carbine .30 carbine
What I want:
1 more .357mag revolver 3 or 4 inch barrel
1 9mm (Browning Hi-Power or quality clone)
1 Ruger BlackHawk .357/9mm conversion
1 more M-1 carbine.
1 more 12ga Shotgun (Mossberg 500 or Rem 870)
1 .357 carbine (Pump or lever action)
1 Bolt-action 22LR
I went away from 5.56mm because my wife really likes the M1 carbine and with CMP releasing them now I can pick up a good Inland for less than $600, plus I have reloading dies for .30 carbine.
My workhorse rounds will be .357/.38 and 7.62 NATO, with 9mm and .30 carbine being defensive rounds. The 12ga and .22LR are general purpose rounds and the Nagants are to arm others or general back-up. Nagants are cheap and tough, I will probably get a M-38 to round out my collection and a couple of more sealed tins of 7.62R to go with it.
So what is you list, and/or thoughts?
PS I'm not prepared enough to be a survivalist