Originally posted by hillbilly4rent
reply to post by mydarkpassenger
What about belt fed
Originally posted by Stone2065
Personally, I would look to either a Ruger Mini-14 Ranch model... for the following reasons:
Ammo-Again, pessimistic me, is assuming that the reason for this rifle is post crash. There are literally hundreds of thousands of government/military rifles out there that shoot 5.56/.223 ammo... so I'll have a ton of it to draw off of.
The alternative to this, if you're planning on staying in a large city, and surviving off of what's there (Wal-Marts that have been abandoned, etc.) then would go with a Mossberg 12ga. Preferably a 590, (the current model that the military is using so much of that they're hard to get on the open market) but any of the 500 series would do fine. For those that love the Remington pumps, personally, I have a jamming problem with them. How? Call me weird if you like, but I have been known to pump them too fast, causing the live shell to impact on the top of the chamber face. Bad JuJu in a firefight. I have NEVER had this problem with a Mossberg, because of the feed angle. If you look at a friend's Mossberg pump (can't readily do this at a shop... they'll have a fit) while you slowly jack a live round or at least a snap cap into the chamber, you will see that the round comes in at a nearly flat angle, like loading an artillery piece. Again though... personal preference.
[edit on 4-8-2009 by Stone2065]
Originally posted by SteveR
I like the idea of carrying a trusty .45 revolver in a SHTF situation. Powerful, reliable, small. But how can you defend yourself against someone with an automatic weapon. Not likely to survive unless you get lucky. I guess the bigger your gun the better your chances. Anything less than an AK47 would leave you vulnerable. Then again, I know relatively little about guns.
So, am I right or wrong?