Preppers want to know what are the best Prepper Guns ?
Just what are the best Prepper guns? You might not like my answer but at least it works for me and it might work for you so read on and let me explain just what I mean by Prepper Guns My Way means. By the way I was inspired by a article I read about 4 guns Preppers need and want.
I am a huge advocate of being frugal when it comes to Prepping mostly because I had no choice with the budget I had when I started Prepping. It is true that a gun is one of the most important items in a well thought out Prepper plan that is of course it you want to keep your stuff and live. But it is not the most important and can wait until you have food, water, shelter ect.
Now lets get to the real point of this post. Many of you already have guns so don’t dwell on getting more unless you are at the point it makes sense in your plan and you wallet. I have several guns that I have had from the time I was a kid. My first Single Six and my first shotgun along with my first Deer rifle. Over the year I have collected several more guns that would work well for Prepper guns but would not be my top picks.
Lets talk about Shotguns for Preppers.
If you are like me you have a budget and can’t afford those high dollar shotguns that everyone seems to want and always are on the top 5 list for Prepper guns. This Mossberg 385T was my first Prepper gun not by choice but I had it and it is well made. This one is a 20 gauge which is cheaper to shoot than a 12 gauge and could be used for self-defense and hunting. When you can find them you can get then cheap. My wife can handle this shotgun much easier than my 12 its much lighter.
This Remington Wingmaster 870 may be long and heavy for many to pick it for a Prepper gun but it has knock down power for self-defense and makes a very good hunting gun. It only takes 2 3/4 inch shell so it’s not versatile as far as ammo but it can be modified easily and is not a high priced gun. Finding one used is usually no problem. You could shorten the barrel add a longer tube and paint it flat black but I like the idea of keeping it the way it is and it hunts better with the longer barrel. I have played with the idea of blacking out the stock but the wood is still in such good condition I hate to do it. A can of spray paint can change that quick enough.
My first choice for my handgun is my Colt Clone single action. It’s not small its not light but it packs a big punch and I have been shooting one for fun and competition for more years than I like to admit. I like mine in 45 cal which is not cheap to shoot but it can get the job done in one shot easily and that one shot could make the difference. Now I know most if not all of you will not go with my favorite but if you have one you might spend your money elsewhere and come back to this later.These guns can be found but stay away for the Colt brand if you don’t have deep pockets. You can find a lot of clones that are well made but you can find clones not worth a dime. So be careful and buy from a respected dealer. They will help you avoid a mistake.
A few months ago I decided my budget could handle a new gun so I picked up a Taurus Millennium Pt 111 (9mm) mostly because it was a pistol my wife could handle and my other pistols kicked so much she did not like shooting them. The intimidation just was to much for her to enjoy or feel comfortable with. I also picked up a Keltec Sub 2000 about that time for the same reason.
We have been shooting a friends gun of the same make and found it a very quality gun well priced and has a great warranty. Taurus is about half the weight and about a 3rd of the price to shoot. My wife likes the gun that is a big plus in my books.
The Ruger 1022 a favorite among many Preppers and most anyone else that like 22 rifles. This gun and I go way back to my early 20′s. It was not chosen for any reason but its a fun gun. Over time it has proven its reputation for being tough and reliable. I lost track of how many rounds have gone thru this rifle all I can say is many thousands over the last 30 years or so. 22′s are a dirty round so clean it from time to time and it will work well for you for many year. It hunts well, it shoot accurate, you can protect yourself with it and it is not heavy. That is not to say it is light. A brick of 500 22′s goes for about $25 for the cheaper round but you can spend a lot more. I guess I should mention it has a butt load of accessories that you will like and want. Don’t let the extras blow your budget.
My Remington 788 goes back some time as well my early 30′s I used it a lot out in West Texas hunting with friends. I don’t get out to hunt like I used to but as a Prepper guns I like it. The best defense is don’t let them get close. This 243 will getter done. I’m sure it would not be on the top of the list of Prepper guns but this article is about what I do, not what many of the other Preppers do. It is heavy and at my age I hope I never have to pack it far. But my first plan is to stay put. I wish I could give you more reasons to get a rifle like this but it is purely a personnel thing with this one. I’m comfortable with it.
Keltec Sub 2000 9mm
The last Prepper rifle is by my definition a true Bug Out Gun. Its light in it original form, it folds so it could be stowed in a BOB, this one is a 9mm which I chose for economy and weight on bullets. This is the Keltec Sub 2000. I purchased this cool Keltec as a Prepper Gun and it works well for that purpose but what I found after taking it out to the range was it is just plan fun. So much fun in fact I had to dress it up and deck it out. Here are the upgrades and modifications for the Keltec Sub 2000.
I’m at a loss on how to end this article so let go out with this. Mistakes cost money and can slow your progress down to a crawl. Learn what you can before you buy, set a budget and stick to it.