There have been countless iterations of the "which gun for SHTF" theme, but I propose a different situation. Let's assume that I "over prepared" for the SHTF scenario, and my gun collection could stand to be thinned down, with the funds being used for other things that may be advantageous in the Post SHTF scenario. Let's also assume that the neighbors will have access to the same firearms that I will have. I want to narrow it down to FOUR guns and their associated ammo, for myself. I already know the four the wife calls "hers:" AR15 in 5.56MM, Glock 23 in .40 S&W, Mossberg Pump in 12 Gauge, and Ruger Mark II in .22LR. She also calls a S&W Model 66 in .357 Magnum "hers," but only shoots it occasionally. Keep in mind we live outside of the city, in an agricultural setting that is on gentle rolling terrain. There is not enough wild life in the local area for hunting to be a viable food source, so the guns chosen will be primarily for home/property defense against marauding gangs, jack-booted thugs, and sneaky creeps in the night. We are NOT going to Bug Out, unless the house burns down, or imminent, overwhelming source of death is headed directly at us. These are the calibers and firearm actions you have to choose from. Assume they are all the best quality, most durable, highest capacity, and most accurate examples currently on the market, with all the necessary accessories and ammo already in inventory. The rest will probably be liquidated. Which FOUR (TOTAL), any combination of Long guns and/or Hand guns, do you pick to keep for SHTF and the future? LONG GUNS .45-70 Lever .45 Colt Lever .44 Magnum Lever and Bolt .357 Magnum Lever .30-06 Semi-Auto and Bolt .308 Semi-Auto and Bolt 30-30 Lever 7.62x39 Semi-Auto 5.56/.223 Semi-Auto and Bolt .22 Magnum Bolt .22 LR Lever, Semi-Auto, and Bolt 12 gauge Semi-Auto and Pump HAND GUNS .45 Colt Revolver SA and DA .45 ACP Semi-Auto and Revolver DA .44 Magnum Revolver SA and DA .44 Special Revolver SA and DA 10 MM Semi-Auto .40 S&W Semi-Auto .357 Magnum Revolver SA and DA 9 MM Semi-Auto .38 Special Revolver DA .380 AUTO Semi-Auto .22 LR Semi-Auto and Revolver SA and DA Brand names are not important, because there are several of each to choose from. If you wish to name a Brand, please specify what criteria made you choose that brand. Please keep your picks from this list, only.