Re: Defending yourself after the collapse of society
Yeah, its really good information! Its quite alot to get my head around, because ive never been a gun person.
Most of the challenge for me is going to be getting the lisence itself, because it requires i have a security box to store them in etc, and i live in london. As i said, shotguns are easier than other firearms.
Im just trying to get an outside perspective as to what types of firearm are going to be best to have in this situation. I dont think its right for me to ask these sorts of questions in a gun shop, when i will be buying for sport shooting. And i cant tell the police i want a lisence 'just incase'. Apparently self defense with firearms is illegal here or something obsurd.
Im pretty sure that a standard size double barrel shotgun is going to be the essential item as i can always saw the barrell off, and the simple mechanism seems more reliable. The ammunition will be readily available also, and it has plenty of stopping power. To be honest, simply having one discourages trouble in such an environment.
As far as collecting as i go, i dont think guns are going to be as readily available as you expect. Any groups that have firearms are likely to be either military, law enforcement or gangs, and they will just be claiming weapons off each other. Its not like i would find them in homes like you guys would.
I did give thought to the lack of stopping power of the .22. I very much understand that it can kill, and as a light weapon it would be easily handled with little recoil. The ammunition would probably be the easiest for me to aquire. How combat effective could i expect it to be though? Would a shot to a limb or the torso at medium range cripple or seriously harm an enemy?
These are very strange questions to be asking... i cant stress enough how much i am not buying guns to kill people with.... even though that is ultimately the intended purpose when SHTF. =/