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.
While there are much more powerful rifles, the Ruger 10/22 is one of the most versatile guns available today. It can be purchased in a multitude of configurations, including a takedown model, and it can be customized to suit anyone’s needs, even as a disaster gun.
Its .22 chambering is small, but deadly on a multitude of game animals, and with a good scope attached, it is extremely accurate. Ammunition is plentiful and there are so many already in the world that parts would be easy to find if the rifle ever breaks. It’s already fairly quiet, so rigging something to dampen the noise wouldn’t be too difficult, and it a fight, its light recoil would allow for extremely fast follow up shots.
In a true disaster situation, many will have more powerful guns, but the mind is the best tool for survival, and the Ruger 10/22 is just about as sharp as the human mind.