Top five guns you should own when ammo is scarce

There’s no way to tell how society will one day collapse, but when it does, there’s no doubt that resources we routinely use in our everyday lives will become extremely hard to obtain. Grocery stores will no longer have their shelves stocked with food. Clean water will require much more than simply filling up a glass from the kitchen sink. [RELATED: Read how to disinfect water in a survival situation.] Most of us will be forced to rely on alternative sources of heat to stay warm through the night.

In addition to all of this, it’s also going to be rather difficult to get your hands on ammunition, given the fact that most gun stores will be looted almost immediately following a societal collapse . That is why you need to know what guns to stock up on to prepare for a world where bullets are hard to come by. [RELATED: Gun sales spike 700 percent in Ferguson ahead of riots.]

Ruger 10/22 Takedown:

The Ruger 10/22, which has been around for decades, is an efficient rifle for taking down small game as well as for self-defense. As an added bonus, the Ruger 10/22 Takedown uses the same caliber as guns such as the Ruger Mark III and the Ruger Bearcat, both of which can be easily transported along with the Takedown. If you are in a survival situation and you need to make your shots count, the Ruger 10/22 Takedown is definitely a gun that you need to have in your arsenal.

Sig P516 AR pistol:

 The SIG PG16 AR pistol is available with a 10” barrel chambered in 5.56. One of the main things that makes this firearm a must-have in any survivalist’s arsenal is the fact that it is capable of taking a ridiculous amount of abuse and neglect without malfunctioning. That means that if it is thrown around, dropped or even dragged through the mud (all of which are likely to happen in a post-societal world), it will usually continue to do its job. In addition, it provides sufficient mobility without sacrificing the ability to aim and shoot accurately.

Remington 870 shotgun:

When ammo is scarce, you are going to need weapons that can get the job done quickly, without excessive firepower. Like the SIG P516 AR pistol, the Remington 870 shotgun performs well in harsh conditions. It is also incredibly versatile, allowing you to choose between a slug shot, which is great for self-defense, or a simple birdshot for taking down small game.

Remington bolt-action rifle:

When most people think of firearms as they relate to survival scenarios, they think of self-defense or the ability to take down attackers. But a big part of surviving also has to do with being able to bring down big game at far distances, which happens to be an area that the Remington Bolt-Action rifle excels in. Targets that are 600 yards away are simply no match for these compact rifles, making them a great choice for survivalists who want to make their shot count and be able to bring home dinner each and every night.

Glock pistol:

Portability and overall effectiveness make the Glock a great choice for those who want to have the best shot at surviving a nationwide societal collapse. Although ammunition will still be scarce when it all comes crashing down, 9mm ammo will still most likely be one of the easiest types of bullets you can find. In addition to the ability to carry higher capacity magazines, Glocks have developed a reputation over the years as an incredibly reliable and accurate firearm capable of anything from self-defense to taking down small game. Of course, there are other types of firearms that are reliable as well, but in a survival scenario, the Glock will undoubtedly be your most trusted ally.

by Jayson Velley

2 thoughts on “Top five guns you should own when ammo is scarce

  1. I agree with your caliber choices, but I do not agree with your selected brand choices. Why a AR pistol when a AR carbine is so much more versatile? And why a Remington 700 over Savage and Ruger or Winchester bolt action rifles?

  2. Any 22 rifle not just RUGER, any AR style rifle of pistol is most likely to jam if dragged thru the mud on even lots of dirt. That is bad information to be giving out. Also, why not caliber specific rather than firearm type? A revolver is less likely to fail, require maintenance or jam that any semi auto. And for ammo 22lr, 223 (or 5.56), 308 and 30-06 are the most likely to be found in any numbers after a collapse as they are the most common. For pistols, 38, 40, 9mm, 22lr and 45 are the most common and hence most likely to be found. Any pump 12 ga shot gun to include the 870 (but the Mossberg 590 was the only shotgun to pass the Military torture test) and many other realible brands. This article reeks of personal bias or perhaps paid endorsement and is lacking in unbiased useful information..

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