Here’s an interesting tidbit of information which may surprise you if you’re not from a rural area: not all people who live in rural areas are gun owners. But there’s no question that people who live in rural areas are more likely to be familiar with and comfortable with firearms than people who were born and grew up in more urban areas.
Sadly, though, if a disaster or survival situation hits their area, those folks who have only known city life are much more likely than their rural counterparts to have to deal with a survival situation which includes violence and the necessity of self-defense (rural folks are more likely to be prepared to survive off grid and hunt or grow their own food). This means that those few people living in the city who are armed with a firearm and trained for it’s use are in a much better position to survive a SHTF situation than the majority of their neighbors.
If you live in a city and you’re so inclined to be armed just in case (and I’m assuming that you’re reading this article for that reason), then it makes sense that you’d want to know what firearm you should have to be able to protect yourself with in a survival situation. Fortunately, someone has taken the time to list their ten most recommended “survival” firearms. Here is the list that Bryan Lynch gives:
- Remington 870 Police Magnum
- Glock 17 Gen 3
- Ruger SR45
- SIG Sauer 1911
- Springfield Armory XDM
- Smith & Wesson M&P15 13304
- Ruger Scout Rifle
- Springfield Armory M1A Loaded
- Mossberg Model 500SP
- DPMS SPC II
With two shotguns, four rifles, and four pistols on the list, you can certainly find a few firearms to cover most situations so that you can be sure to adequately protected in an urban survival situation. Now, the important thing on your part is the purchase the firearms that you need (that you don’t already have) along with ammunition and train yourself for competency with those weapons.
Remember, for protection, you need the tools, and you also need to know how to use them.