5 reasons a shotgun is your best SHTF weapon. If you are on a limited budget like most of us you may find yourself in a position where you can only afford one gun to protect you and your family. If that is your case then I would suggest that you look no further than the trusty shotgun.
Shotguns are affordable to most people, not everyone can afford the latest AR-15 build with laser sightings and all the add ons but $200 – $300 for a shotgun is definitely within the realms of most preppers budgets.
Shotguns can use a wide variety of ammunition and if you were stuck scrounging for spare ammo as society unravels the chances of finding stores that still have shotgun shells for sale as opposed to rare and uncommon cartridge sizes is much greater. After all where are you going to find .338 Lapua in the post apocalyptic world? In fact outside of gun stores, hardware stores and places like fishing supply shops will carry shotgun shells and not much else in the way of ammo.
Every year certain legislators do their best to take more and more firearms off the market, Autos, semi automatics, assault rifles and more. I personally believe that even in the worst case scenarios shotguns will be one of the last weapons to be taken away from us. Even today in some major cities hand guns and rifles are banned but it is still legal to own a shotgun. Yet another reason they make perfect sense as a your primary SHTF weapon.
The amount of add ons and extras you can get for a shotgun are endless. From pistol grips to sights to different gauge barrels. Some of my friends have both tactical and hunting barrels in their arsenals for their shotguns.You can change out parts to reduce weight too – which comes in handy if your shotgun is also your bug out weapon and
Easy to look after.
The skill level to maintain a shotgun versus the average semi automatic is far easier as they have less moving parts.You can clean a shotgun with a store bought kit or even an improvised kit.
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