posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 01:28 AM
If money is at all an issue don't get anything HK. They are very nice weapons, but extremely expensive for what you get.
I'd suggest, for a pistol, to look into either a .357sig or 10mm Glock. Full size or compact is depending upon your requirements. Cheaper than HK and
just as reliable IMHO. 9mm would also be an option, and while less powerful than 10mm of 357, ammo is probably going to be a lot easier to find after
TSHTF. Weigh these aspects as you will.
For a rifle, you are going to spark off the whole ARvsAK debate, but that tells you one thing, get either an AK or AR heh. I personally, for a SHTF
scenario, would prefer an AK, which is why I own an IOTec AK. Extremely reliable, accuracy at long range isn't the best, but honestly you shouldn't
be engaging an enemy at over 50 yards in a SHTF situation. If you are that far away it's easy to simply run away. I used to own a Bushmaster, as had
far more problems with that then my current AK, so that's where I'm coming from.
If you do get an AR platform rifle I'd suggest getting one that is pistol driven system instead of direct impingement. Direct impingement ARs gunk up
a lot quicker than pistol driven (which is what the AK uses) ones.
It would be a good idea to go to a range and try and rent the guns you plan on buying to make sure they are to your liking. Just because something
looks good on paper doesn't mean that you are actually going to like it when you get it.