Re: Defending yourself after the collapse of society
Now, he said "semi auto .22 and below", but I believe that is .22 rimfire and below. That AR15 in .223, I'm pretty dang sure, ain't legal.
Iffen it was me, I'd get a 12 bore pump with the barrel off even with the end of the magazine tube, which would be about 14 inches.
I'd get a good 22 rimfire semi auto rifle with a tubular magazine, like a Marlin 60.
I'd get an Enfield or a Mauser, in 7.62 NATO. The Brits fought well in two world wars with the Enfield, and the Germans did the same with the Mauser. Ultra-high capacity and semi-automatic firepower is not needed.
And I'd get as much ammo as my finances and British law would allow me.
In a "the world's gone to hell" scenario, I don't believe you want a gun with a removable magazine. 'Cause no matter how careful you are, eventually they are all going to be lost/damaged, and then you have a clumsy single-shot.
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy, and taste good with catsup - George of Lod, Year of Our Lord 297
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