I'm thinking about spending the big bucks and purchasing 2 of these, Not really for civil unrest but sure are purdy
[link to kilimanjarorifles.com
Women buy "purdy" and put glasses on cats..
We know wher you stand.
As an aside, since when is an "M1-A" light and maneuverable?
This guy knows right around jack and shit about what useful weapons are.
Every "essential" firearm should use the cartridge it shoots to the fullest, that is not an 18 inch bbl in 7.62x51.
Medium range carbine in .30 cal a good choice is the mini-30, not 14. it does not suffer from the same issues as its little brother.
uses a 7.62x39 which is about the most common ammo you are going to find and uses it to its max potential.
7.62x51 should be reserved for bbls in the 20-24 inch range.
A hand gun gets you to your long gun. a 4 or 6 inch .357
a .357 20 inch levergun is no joke, iv'e killed some shit dead with one many times.
There are many options.. what you don't want is something that makes a lot of noise and flame and loses the effectiveness because it is not using the round.. like a 2 inch .44 magnum.. just stupid.
Always have a .22lr rifle and a 12 ga shotgun as well, 3" 00 buck.
10mm.. ya ok, do a battlefield pick-up off of your moving resupply pods for that idiot.
fantasy land this guy lives in.