Moving away from politics for the moment. Was curious in that if it’s the end of the world, I don’t mean like nuclear Holocaust or Mad Max. I mean all economies have gone to 0, governments have all crumbled, and supply chain is no more. Local governments are rebuilding but it’s probably going to be a while and the only thing with any value are tradable goods. You can carry a side arm and 1 long gun. You have all the other gear you need i.e. a nice supplied pack, map and compass, survival knife, 3 days of MREs, etc. The only thing that is of question is your firearms.
What is your sidearm and what is your long gun? This is something you reasonably would be expected to carry around with you everywhere. So unless you’re comfortable lugging a 28lb Barrett all day everyday or a 20lb M249 SAW and it’s ammo than be reasonable. Wether it be a shotgun, Semi-auto, bolt for long gun and a revolver or Semi-auto sidearm. This doesn’t need to be firearms you own. I only have a handgun for the moment as the shotgun I want can’t be found in stock currently.
I would choose my m&p compact 9mm and a Remington 870 12ga w/ a 20" barrel. The 9mm is concealable for those times when you can’t have your long gun visible. And the shotgun can take pretty much anything from birds and waterfowl, deer and large game, and for personal defense. Its only drawback would be it’s lethality at long distance beyond 60yds. That’s not saying shots can’t be made passed 100yds and not saying they can’t be deadly beyond that but for me that’s the golden spot I’D be shooting at.
Just curious about what people would choose and trying to step away from political posts for the night.