For those interested, here’s a great primer for the beginner SHTF prepper from our friend and long-time contributor Rick Blaine: An Introduction to SHTF Home Defense, Guns, and Safety . Rick discusses a variety of weapons that would be of benefit if the S were to ever hit the fan. Everything from handguns and rifles to ammo and safety is covered.
In the market for a shotgun? Check out the following video of the Saiga 12 semi-automatic shotgun. It’s Russian made, takes a multi-round magazine or drum, and is a whole lot of fun at the clay pigeon range (if the owner let’s you go full-out). Priced at around $600 with no modifications, it’s reasonably affordable.
Having something like this in your corner is not a bad idea. We find it to be an excellent complement for our Beretta 92FS handgun and Norinco SKS assault rifle: