My Disaster Gun
If you had to choose one gun—and only one gun—to get you through a disaster (be it traditional or zombie-related), what would it be? If you could have one firearm (that’s realistically available) to protect yourself, your family and your assets, what would it be and why? Here are 10 choices made by some of the editors and contributors in NRA Publications. What would you choose? Let us know.
Any Black Powder Rifle
If worse comes to worst and I truly need to survive, I believe I would pick a black-powder rifle. This is the gun for long-term survival, because in an emergency situation, I can make my own gunpowder and bullets, plain and simple. Not only can I make 300-yard shots accurately, I can also load various projectiles if lead is no longer an option. I believe if the situation were to come to the worst, ammunition will be nonexistent. Short-term use of center fire rifles and pistols would be great for defense and warding off the apocalypses, but without ammo what can you do? I think many people are fixated on short-term survival and the notion that everything will be hunky dory before long. With the thought of having to live the rest of my dying years, surviving in the wilds of zombie nation; I want something for the long haul and I believe a black-powder rifle will suffice for many years of survival.