All of us want to have a huge arsenal and thousands upon thousands of rounds of ammo, but this isn’t an option for most of us. A lot of us have to live with one particular budget and a weapon purchase is often a major purchase within that budget. However, if you can only by a few different firearms why not buy the highest quality you can afford? It’s much better to have three high-quality firearms than a dozen broken cheap ones.
Modern Defensive Rifle
If there was only one weapon you can buy, and I mean only one, it should be a high quality modern defensive rifle. A modern defensive rifle is the most versatile weapon a prepper can have. The modern defensive rifle is capable of being a hunting rifle, a defensive firearm and is useful for both close quarters combat and medium to long range engagements. A modern defensive rifle comes in the form of rifles like the AR 15, of AK 47/74 series. These modern defensive rifles are by far the most important weapon for a prepper to have.
By modern, I do mean an automatic, a revolver can be used, but it should be modern. A Single action army revolver is not very handy in a fight. A modern handgun should be in a modern, and easy to find caliber. A handgun is necessary for situations where carrying a rifle will draw too much attention. A handgun is easily hidden, and can be used to gain the element of surprise. A handgun makes it possible to carry two weapons easily.
A shotgun is a very versatile weapon, capable of doing a whole lot of different tasks. A good pump or semi-automatic shotgun is a cannon at close range and is perfect for hitting moving targets. A shotgun is a close range weapon, that is easy to take moving targets. Shotguns can be used to take small game with birdshot, medium and large game with buckshot and slugs, and works well as a self-defense weapon. A shotgun can even deal with large game, like a bear, or mountain lion.