Episode-994- Why the Shotgun is the Ultimate Survival Weapon

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Summary: For an All Around Survival Tool an 18 Inch Smooth Bore with Iron Sites is Hard to Beat. Every day I hear from people who are worried that society will break down.  Some fear it will be a big old TEOTWAWKI and others are more concerned about a regional SHTF scenario where they may be on their own for perhaps a few days to a few weeks. Most of these people are considering some sort of semi auto rifle with the two most prominent of course being the AR or AK platform.  Often they are considering the AK because they read or heard how an AK can fire if dipped in mud.  Well I ain’t here to settle this old debate today, I will just say most intelligent people don’t dip their weapons in mud. The bigger issue is most of these people are not “gun guys”.  Most of them perhaps have a 22 and may be a handgun, many have yet to buy that first gun.  What they are most concerned with is defense of a home or neighborhood or being able to feed themselves from the field.  Well friends if that is you, nothing beats the shotgun, today I tell you why. Join me today as I discuss… The primary needs of a survival weapon Protection from a defensive position One shot stopping power Reasonable rate of fire Accurate at defensive ranges Able to fill multiple roles Survival weapon roles Protect property and life Kill large to medium sized game Kill small game (likely more abundant) Shotgun Types Break action (single + double) Bolt action (sort of a novelty) Pump Semi Auto Ammo Types Bird Shot Buck Shot Slugs Less than Lethal Configuring a Flexible Shotgun Improved Cylinder Choke – most versatile Consider multiple barrels The smooth bore rifle sighted option (yes you can shoot birds and bunnies with it) See Thru Saddle Mount Scope Rings Don’t over build it Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum Safecastle Royal – (sponsor of the day) Survival Gear Bags  – (sponsor of the day) Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.