Any survivalist or prepper wishes he could have all the guns and ammunition in the world, but in this economy, people on tight budgets have to be more selective.
When it comes down to it, the guns you need can be divided into first tier, second tier and third tier. First tier are the most critical guns — without question. Second tier are the guns you need and should be proficient with, but only after you’ve bought and become proficient with first tier guns. Third tier guns are firearms that would be nice to own, but that aren’t nearly as critical as first and second tier.
For now, we will discuss the first tier guns and the reasoning for owning them. All of the roles that you would need a gun for are fulfilled by these three categories.
As always, you should invest in ammunition for these guns both to become proficient with them and to have adequate stocks in storage.
1. .22 Rifle
Many have expressed concern at the rise in price of .22 rounds on the market lately, but in recent months, rounds have become more and more available. The .22 is an enduring and versatile little round.