OL blogger Tim MacWelch picks his favorite rifles, shotguns and handguns for survival situations. What's your go-to survival gun?
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What makes a good survival gun? Well, there's no one perfect survival gun, because each life-or-death situation is different. But at the very least, it should thrive in tough conditions and shoot commonly available ammo. It also doesn’t hurt if the gun is affordable and the rounds it shoots are affordable enough to allow for lots of target practice.
With that in mind, I have carefully considered reliability and durability when making my picks for this survival guns gallery. I also looked at ammunition as a major factor in the selection of these guns. In the event of an emergency, a firearm that requires some exotic round could leave a person defenseless when his supply runs out.
Check out my list of the best handguns, shotguns and rifles for a variety of different survival situations.