There’s no way to tell how society will one day collapse, but when it does, there’s no doubt that resources we routinely use in our everyday lives will become extremely hard to obtain. Grocery stores will no longer have their shelves stocked with food. Clean water will require much more than simply filling up a glass from the kitchen sink. Most of us will be forced to rely on alternative sources of heat to stay warm through the night.
In addition to all of this, it’s also going to be rather difficult to get your hands on ammunition, given the fact that most gun stores will be looted almost immediately following a societal collapse . That is why you need to know what guns to stock up on to prepare for a world where bullets are hard to come by.
If you choose the following ammo types and build your weapons stockpile with them in mind, it will be easier to build up your ammo supply and have plenty for every gun that you have set aside for survival needs.
Here are the most common guns we will consider today:
Ruger 10/22 Takedown:
The Ruger 10/22, which has been around for decades, is an efficient rifle for taking down small game as well as for self-defense. As an added bonus, the Ruger 10/22 Takedown uses the same caliber as guns such as the Ruger Mark III and the Ruger Bearcat, both of which can be easily transported along with the Takedown. If you are in a survival situation and you need to make your shots count, the Ruger 10/22 Takedown is definitely a gun that you need to have in your arsenal.
Sig P516 AR pistol:
The SIG PG16 AR pistol is available with a 10” barrel chambered in 5.56. One of the main things that makes this firearm a must-have in any survivalist’s arsenal is the fact that it is capable of taking a ridiculous amount of abuse and neglect without malfunctioning. That means that if it is thrown around, dropped or even dragged through the mud (all of which are likely to happen in a post-societal world), it will usually continue to do its job. In addition, it provides sufficient mobility without sacrificing the ability to aim and shoot accurately.
Remington 870 shotgun:
When ammo is scarce, you are going to need weapons that can get the job done quickly, without excessive firepower. Like the SIG P516 AR pistol, the Remington 870 shotgun performs well in harsh conditions. It is also incredibly versatile, allowing you to choose between a slug shot, which is great for self-defense, or a simple birdshot for taking down small game.
Remington bolt-action rifle:
When most people think of firearms as they relate to survival scenarios, they think of self-defense or the ability to take down attackers. But a big part of surviving also has to do with being able to bring down big game at far distances, which happens to be an area that the Remington Bolt-Action rifle excels in. Targets that are 600 yards away are simply no match for these compact rifles, making them a great choice for survivalists who want to make their shot count and be able to bring home dinner each and every night.
Portability and overall effectiveness make the Glock a great choice for those who want to have the best shot at surviving a nationwide societal collapse. Although ammunition will still be scarce when it all comes crashing down, 9mm ammo will still most likely be one of the easiest types of bullets you can find. In addition to the ability to carry higher capacity magazines, Glocks have developed a reputation over the years as an incredibly reliable and accurate firearm capable of anything from self-defense to taking down small game. Of course, there are other types of firearms that are reliable as well, but in a survival scenario, the Glock will undoubtedly be your most trusted ally.
When a time of natural disaster or civil unrest, there may be no avoiding the need to defend yourself with a gun. Since guns require ammo, it will be to your advantage to consider rounds that can used in different weapons as well as ones that will be readily available.