Thursday, January 8, 2015

Ideal basic firearms set.

Life has been busy lately as my lack of posting has shown, but I have several posts that are being worked on that will be posted within the week.

For now, I'll answer a question I've seen asked in many places. The question basically comes out to "What is a basic list of guns I need to cover all the bases I might come across?"

Well, here goes the best I can do. I'll list them off and then give a reason why the list covers 99% of what you'll come across.

Note: This list of firearm is not the basic survival load for someone who is just trying to be ready for most likely occurrence. I made that post back on November of 2013.

- Long range, scoped, bolt action rifle
- MBR (Main Battle Rifle)
- Rimfire rifle
- Centerfire handgun
- Rimfire handgun
- 12 gauge shotgun

The bolt action rifle will allow you to accurately engage any target at long distance, whether that target is a hunting target or a threat. The battle rifle has it's obvious uses at intermediate and short ranges. That includes target shooting, self defense and hunting. The rimfire rifle has a multitude of survival uses and in my post from November 2013, I go over it in detail. I also went over the survival uses of the centerfire handguns and the 12 gauge shotgun. The rimfire handgun can be useful in pest control and target practice. It's also great for training new shooters. These handguns can carry large amounts of ammunition and are great for carrying around while working on large acreage in case you come across any venomous snakes and you have no other choice but to fire.

These types of firearms should allow you to handle almost any situation that comes your way. I'll finish with some recommendations. I'm not being paid by these companies and these recommendations certainly are far from a complete list of quality weapons. There are many well made examples and I'd be sitting here typing for too long if I was to list them all.

Bolt action rifle - Remington Model 700, Ruger American, Mosin Nagant 91/30.

Battle rifle - Colt LE6920, M1A, Zastava AK-47 variant.

Rimfire rifle - Ruger 10/22, Savage Arms.

Centerfire handgun - Glock handguns, S&W Shield, Colt 1911, Beretta PX4 Storm.

Rimfire handgun - Walther P22, Ruger rimfire revolvers.

12 gauge shotgun - Mossberg 500, Remington 870, Benelli M4.