Okay, so here's my scenario. I just got into firearms about a year ago. I currently have a Henry Golden Boy .22 and a Ruger SA .22/.22 mag. But with the results of the recent election and rumors of ammo becoming unavailable soon, I started researching for a good SHTF rifle that would feel better than a little .22 to stand behind and defend myself and my home with. So I wanted a .357 rifle (preferably a carbine) and a .357 revolver combo. Problem is, I've contacted probably 15 places around looking for the rifle, and they only have a Henry Big Boy and a Taurus M92 available to even look at. I could order anything in, of course, but there's no way I'd want to order something without handling it first. So I either settle for either of those, or go for something other than a .357. I would go for the Henry if it wasn't over 8 1/2 pounds, and I'm just unsure about the Rossi. I've read so much about them having to be tweaked in order to work smoothly, so I don't know. I thought .357 was a good choice because it's a step up from a .22, and the ammo would be common enough to find (and .38 would be included, too). I'm really surprised that places don't seem to stock .357 rifles! So my question is really what's the next best option? I'd want the next best common ammo, the next option as far as shooting power, cost of ammo. I mean, I want to be able to practice with this gun a lot but hopefully not have to pay too much in ammo to do it. And if I do go for something in a bigger caliber, I probably won't be getting the matching revolver, because it's not practical if I can't handle it. Those are my thoughts. What are yours?