I’m sure we’ve all thought about it. What would we do if one day everything fell apart in a terrifying disaster? Would we be prepared? Well this list is going to help you answer that question with a resounding yes!
Our list of the top ten best guns for bugging during a disaster will give you the best gun options to prepare yourself for an end of the world type scenario.
There’s a reason that AR-15’s are some of the most commonly used rifles in training courses. In terms of AR-15s though, you won’t find a model better than the Sig Sauer M400 SRP.
The rifle comes platform ready to mount any optic or iron sight and a six-position collapsing stock with a full handguard. The barrel is treated with Nitride for added corrosion resistance and durability while the 7075-T6 aircraft grade aluminum forged lower receiver makes for a reliable firearm in all instances.
If you’re looking for a sturdy and powerful weapon to keep you safe in any situation, this is the perfect model.
In the case of threats that pop up unexpectedly, you’ll want a reliable and effective weapon to protect yourself. Nothing works better or is more reliable for those kinds of situations than the Remington Versamax Tactical Shotgun.
It has recoil that is comparable to a 20-gauge shotgun and a durable, reliable nickel-plated barrel. The oversized components, mainly the enlarged bolt release button, trigger guard opening, and safety make it easy to use with gloves and in stressful situations. For quick, dependable protection this shotgun is absolutely perfect.
You can’t go wrong with this reliable and powerful rifle that has proven itself over and over again. With its gas operated semi-auto firing action and chrome lined barrel, this rifle can perform efficiently and reliably.
One of the main perks to this rifle though is the ammunition. When the disaster happens, there’s likely to be few places to resupply if you haven’t stockpiled an enormous supply already, so the common .223 Remington ammunition that the M4 uses will likely be the easiest to obtain.
The best qualities of this rifle can be seen clearly in its name. As one of the most popular rifles ever made, this model has a hell of a lot of stopping power and is sure to takedown any threat you may encounter with a single shot.
With a sturdy barrel and a large capacity 25-round magazine, the Ruger 10/22 Takedown is a durable and reliable firearm that packs a lot of punch with its large caliber bullets and its accuracy is nothing to laugh at.
If you’re less worried about long range targets and defending any one property, then you might be better served with this dependable and easy-to-carry pistol. Used by the police force as an efficient and effective firearm, having one of these at your hip will not only attract less attention, but will likely be easier to use in close quarters.
It won’t pack as much power as a larger weapon, but there is something to be said for the light weight of the Glock 19. Something easy to handle and easy to take care of will likely prove invaluable in any sort of disaster situation.
There’s nothing more recognizable than the Winchester Model 70 Featherweight in .30-06. It’s been a reliable and high-performing rifle among the hunting community for years and will come in handy for just about any disaster situation.
Where you may not be as familiar or certain of their reliability with other rifles, this old-fashioned, consistent model can’t be beat in terms of dependability. If you point it at something and pull the trigger, you can be confident that it will hit its target every time. In a post-disaster world, that kind of certainty of performance can’t be beat.
If you’re looking to take out any threats before they get close enough to be one, then this rifle is an excellent choice. It’s free-floating, cold hammer-forged barrel gives it ultra-precise rifling for increased accuracy and long-lasting efficiency. Meanwhile, the forward mounted Picatinny rail will let you mount any sort of modern optics you’d want for rapid target acquisition.
On top of all that, the rifle has a non-rotating, Mauser-type round extractor that is one of the most advanced case extraction systems out there. With it, you’ll be able to keep firing reliably without worrying about jams or other malfunctions when you’ll likely need it most.
This rifle stands out with a simple, yet effective Garand-style action and a breech bolt locking system that provides power and reliability. The cold, hammer-forged barrel gives the rifle ultra-precise rifling and an enhanced accuracy. As an added bonus, the scope mounts are machined directly onto the solid steel receiver for stable mounting and eliminating any potential source of inaccuracy.
An added benefit of this model too is the ability to attach a bayonet to the front. In a disaster situation, this small addition will hopefully deter anyone from escalating situations into a shoot out.
For those wanting a bit of extra power to in their time of survival, the Springfield Armory SOCOM 16 delivers on every front. Its lighter, smaller, and easier to handle than other rifles of the same class while still retaining the destructive power and larger caliber.
With a barrel of six-groove carbon steel and a large magazine capacity, the rifle is durable and reliable, with a large number of usages in any sort of situation. The unique design and structure of the Springfield Army SOCOM 16 also manages to reduce recoil and muzzle rise for added stabilization.
This isn’t any specific recommendation, but if you’re very concerned about ammunition reserves then finding something that uses black powder can be a good option. As long as you have the basic materials and components to make your own powder and ammunition, you’ll never have to worry about your firearm turning into a useless piece of metal.