Best Guns for Prepping and Bugging Out

Due to the current political trends surrounding guns and gun control, it may be a good idea for preppers to start purchasing the guns they want for bugging out sooner rather than later. The following is a list of some of the best firearms available for these ever-important purposes.

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1. Shotgun

Shotguns are a great option for home defense, which may very well be necessary in a chaotic disaster situation. They’re relatively easy to use and are generally cheaper than other types of firearms. A shotgun can also be used for hunting game like deer and birds.

2. Pistol

Another useful firearm to have is a full-size pistol, such as a 9mm, that you can keep on you at all times in case of emergency. Pistols are convenient, comfortable to carry, and reliable, making them ideal for this purpose.

3. Long Range Rifle

You will probably want to set up a perimeter around your property in order to be able to defend it easily. The best gun to use for protection from a distance is a long range rifle. As opposed to shotguns, which are ideal for close ranges, long range rifles are ideal for distances between 400 and 600 yards.

4. Small Game Rifle

A cheaper option for hunting small game is a .22 rifle. Though it doesn’t pack a huge punch, ammunition for this type of rifle is definitely cost efficient. It also can be used as a backup firearm for protection from intruders.

5. Semi-Automatic Rifle

Though it is not as easy to get your hands on as the other firearms listed above, having a semi-automatic rifle on hand can be very practical under the right circumstances. For example, if your bugging out location were under attack by a horde of starving zombies, a rifle with plenty of rounds like an AR-15 or an AK-47 would be your best chance at surviving the onslaught.

So don’t wait till it’s too late to start saving up and purchasing these guns. You’ll want to be as prepared as possible for the chaos that lies ahead.

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