Already considered an ideal grab-and-go survival gun, Savage Arms has converted its utilitarian Model 42 combination single-shot into an even more portable Takedown version, including a Takedown Youth model. It even comes with an Uncle Mike’s Tactical Go Bag.
The combo gun's simplistic operation—staying faithful to the original Model 42—is a prime factor that makes it ideal for bugging out, plinking, hunting, or a perfect starter gun for youths. Featuring a break-action design that fires .22 LR or .22 WMR from the top barrel and .410-bore shotgun shells from the lower barrel, the gun breaks down with the push of one button.
The 20" .410-bore barrel is chambered in 3", making it possible for shooters to use both 3" and and 2½" birdshot, buckshot, slugs and many of the new personal-protection projectiles, creating an ideal close-range platform for anything from upland birds to deer and predators. The rifle barrel (.22 LR or .22 WMR), features open sights, providing additional reach and precise aiming. And given their light weight (6.1 lbs. and 4.65 lbs. for the Youth model), .410 and .22 LR (or .22 Mag.) ammunition can be carried in bulk for extended use.
The guns are stocked with a bilateral, synthetic buttstock and fore-end. For improved purchase in cold, moist climates, the fore-end and pistol grip feature a series of functional recesses, while two studs for a sling offer the option for easy transport of an assembled firearm. A soft recoil pad reduces kick from magnum-type .410 shells. Additionally, MOLLE loops for attaching it to other gear, several pockets for ammo and gear, and a robust carry strap add to the gun's appeal. MSRP: $500