This post is dedicated to how i chose the current weapons in my arsenal: (By no means am i an expert in weapons, i just figured i’d share what i had with you)
I currently own a Smith and Wesson SW9VE (http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_764980_-1_757911_757910_757787_ProductDisplayErrorView_Y).
Now a lot of people have issues with this handgun because it has a heavy trigger however that is how the trigger was designed as this gun does not have a safety. I have put over 1000 rounds through it without so much as a hiccup. I originally purchased this handgun over something else because the price. When i bought it i got a 50 dollar mail in rebate so it only cost about 250. It also uses the most common handgun ammo in the world. Plus it just felt right. I’m starting to look into a more concealable handgun, but havent found one i like yet.
On to the Shotgun i mentioned in my last post. I purchased a 12 gauge Mossberg 500 Field/Security Combo set (http://www.mossberg.com/products/default.asp?id=3§ion=products).
Finally I own a Sig Sauer SIG556 Classic SWAT (http://www.sigsauer.com/CatalogProductDetails/sig556-classic-swat.aspx).
This is a rifle, chambered in 5.56mm/.223. It has a full quad rail system down its entire barrel, allowing it to be fully customized. It also has a collapsible folding stock. It accepts all standard AR-15/M-16 magazines. I bought mine broken in (slightly used) and it came with a forward ergonomic grip (http://www.parallaxtactical.com/store/magpul-afg2-angled-foregrip-black-1089.html) and a red dot site. This gun has been extremely reliable for me and I love it. I’ve put almost 2000 rounds through it with one issue but its because i was cheap and bought cheap ammo which gummed up the chamber causing a casing to get lodged in the chamber. After i rammed it out, cleaned the rifle, and stopped using exclusively wolf ammo (i usually shoot 20-30 rounds of wolf followed by 5-10 rounds of brass and it keeps the chamber from gumming up, at lest until i run out of Wold) i havent add an issue. Truthfully the reason i bought is rifle rather than an AR is just that. Its not an AR. I like to be different.
So that’s my arsenal so far. I’m by no means saying these are the best weapons for TEOTWAWKI. They have been good, reliable, fun to shoot guns so far and that’s the only claim i make.
What makes up your collection and why?
Now for some pics of things that broke and I disposed of the fun way:
An Ipod I put a 12 gauge shotgun round through
A hard drive that I put multiple .223 rounds from the Sig followed by a 12 gauge shotgun slug through.