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By NRA Staff
September 14, 2012

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.

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HJ Lamb wrote:
December 06, 2014

With exception of the M134 minigun, I have owned and used each of the other weapons displayed during the last 25 years. I served in the military and spent 2 tours in Vietnam. Additionally, I completed survival training and have actively pursued big game hunting throught the USA and mostly in my home state of Montana. I've seen big game taken with a variety of calibers from .22 LR up to and above .50 caliber (Black Powder in .54 and .58). Insofar as my pick for a disaster gun, one that would serve my needs based on my location, it would have to be .308 (7.62 X 51). I have several rifles in this caliber including an MSR, a Ruger Gunsite and a Savage 99F. All have served me well in a variety of scenarios and since I reload I can tailor any loads needed for any variety of purposes from hunting varmints to Elk, moose and bear and zombies out to 500+ yards if necessary. I have several cached 'deposits' of ammo in over 8 bugout locations as well as enough on hand to sustain my needs for the rest of my lifetime (and I am close to 70)!

Andrew wrote:
October 15, 2014

.22 long rifle. cheap ammo, usable by anyone, effective. Go for Marlin Model 60 with 15 round+ tubular magazine.

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