Re: If the stuff really hits the fan.
Once again, just my thoughts. I can get on board with what carver is saying, about having only one type of ammo for his sidearm and long arm. Johnlives4christ, I'm with you on being able to arm others, something as simple as a Mosin would probably be prime, because of it's primitive workings, and it's toughness in crumby conditions, that would be a good one, as far as the it only takes one shot to get the job done, this is true, usually, but in the circumstances I had in mind, you might need several of those one shots, I just don't know that a modern rifle will hold up, once again though, I have a .30-'06 sporter that I love to death, but I would choose my mosin over it, or maybe use the '06 until it breaks and go to the MN afterwards. M4's and AK's are proven, they are used everyday in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Garand is a horse, it was used in the Jungles throughout the Pacific Theater, all over Europe, and in some of the coldest environments imaginable, i.e. Chosin Reservoir Campaign, as was the M-1 Carbine, however it ran into freezing issues, but I think that graphite fixed that. I didn't even consider collecting value, I mean what's the point in collecting if you're not gonna be there to enjoy it. Ok I don't think I left anyone out.