I know this is a hunting section but how many of us NEED to hunt to survive. Me? If I had to pick one gun it would probably be a glock 23 or 19. It could defend my family, shoot small game and even close up larger game. Ammo is as easy to find as 22s and sometimes easier. I can load 9s for not much more $ then 22 shells cost using cast bullets(less during shortages) and dont have to worry about the supply drying up.
BUT ONLY ONE?? glock 23 or 19.
Add a rifle? Another no brainer. Ar15 with a 1x4 scope on it or if you don't like ars something like a ruger American ranch in 223 that uses ar mags. Again it could protect my family and take deer out to 200 yards and even head shoot small game.
Give me a 3rd? A 12 or 20 gauge thank you. Personally I don't see a whole lot of use for a 22 and it would be way down on the bottom of my choices. Ok to pot small game but so is a centerfire pistol. Poor for self defense and poor for big game. If it had to be a 22lr make mine a mark II that I can at least shoot and load fast. But in my opinion the 22 pistol is just to much of a compromise unless were invaded by squirrels and there the only animal left to eat or have an invasion of alien beer cans cyborgs.
All that aside what the heck would I do in retirement if I couldn't cast and load?? Lots of other good choices for a handgun. a K frame 38, 1911, any other glock sig or m&p, black ruger ect in 9,40 or 45acp. All much more versatile for an all around gun. Especially if you handload. Ill put it this way. Look at the biggest not the smallest thing you may have to kill and that's where you should start. To much is allways better then not enough and the 22lr is chuck full of not enough.
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