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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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Doug wrote:
August 17, 2014

Having read the comments, it does make you think and evaluate. Having all daughters I decided long ago to only but firearms which they would also be willing to shoot (I am also past 60). So with that in mind I have settled on a Mossberg 500E in .410 equipped with a 18.5 inch cylinder choked barrel. With the ammo which has come out for the Taurus Judge, this is now a formidable self defense as well as game procuring weapon. Backup would be any of several .22 rimfire semi-automatic rifles with iron sights in case the scope gets knocked or damaged. The 9mm handgun (what ever model you have)would be on the side. Just make sure you have an adequate supply of ammo before the situation arises.

joe wrote:
August 11, 2014

Ok folks ,this one's been beaten to death now. Maybe time for a new article? Oh sorry, bolt .22 peep site.

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