Survival list

Via email from MD Creekmore I received a link to this list of survival related materials. It all seems to be pretty straight forward and obvious stuff. I found the headings on the “Survival Guns” list somewhat amusing:

I work at Wal-Mart Arsenal
  1. Mosin Nagant 91 rifle
  2. Single Shot .12 gauge
  3. Smith&Wesson model 10
The Government Welfare Arsenal
  1. Short Magazine Lee-Enfield
  2. Mossberg Maverick 88 12 gauge pump
  3. Smith&Wesson model 10
  4. Ruger 10/22
I have a full time Job Arsenal
  1. Ruger Mini-14 Ranch Rifle or AR-15
  2. Mossberg 500 12 Gauge
  3. Glock Model 19
  4. Ruger 10/22
Two Jobs and Maxed Credit Card Arsenal
  1. Ruger Mini-14 Ranch Rifle or AR-15
  2. Remington 870 express with spare riot barrel
  3. Glock 19
  4. Ruger 10/22
  5. Winchester Model 70 in .308 Win.
  6. Taurus CIA Model 850 .38 SPL. Revolver
And Finally the Yuppie Survival Arsenal
  1. L1A1 Rifle chambered in .308 Winchester
  2. Remington Model 7 bolt action chambered in .223
  3. Winchester Model 70 in 308 Win.
  4. Remington 870 express with spare riot gun barrel
  5. Colt 1911 A1 .45 ACP
  6. Taurus CIA Model 850 .38 SPL. Revolver
  7. Savage Model 24F .223 Remington over 12 gauge (if you can find one used)
  8. Ruger 10/22

I do question the need for both a revolver and a semi-auto pistol when both perform essentially the same in terminal ballistics, range, concealability, portability, and availability of ammo.

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4 thoughts on “Survival list

  1. Since when do yuppies or people with maxed-out credit cards worry about what is practical or what makes sense?

  2. There are still some scenarios where an argument might still be made for having both a revolver and a semi-auto pistol. For example, if one is going to be living outdoors in bear country, a 44 Magnum revolver, even if single-action, would probably provide much better bear protection than any common semi-auto pistol.

  3. Well in the cases where they get both a revolver and semi-auto handgun, the Semi-auto is a bigger gun, while the revolver is a small light J-frame. I’d assume it serves as a backup gun, or a light-carry gun.

    I personally think anybody who carries should have a J-Frame type revolver in their armory, simply because it’s small, light, there are many models that can be had for reasonable money, they eat ammo that has passable ballistics, and you can load and unload it all day long without worries about bullet setback.

    I usually carry one when I travel to places where I’d prefer to unload my carry gun for security reasons (I don’t unload my carry 1911 unless I’m cleaning, or it’s unloading itself at the range) or as a “Pack o Smokes” guns (I no longer smoke, but it’s for those late-night quick jaunts to the store when you really don’t feel the need to gear up in your full carry garb).

    Just my tuppence!

  4. I’d keep the revolver and the pistol for when it’s scavenging time and you’ve run out of .45acp and need some .38.spl – a .38 isn’t much extra to have around. I don’t know what I’d do with a 10/22 though, that’s just extra weight to me.

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