Budget Weapons for SHTF ( 3 guns under $150!!! )

I came across this great video from my friend where he shows a couple of great firearm buys he’s picked up at some dirt cheap prices. With in the past few months, SouthernPrepper1 has purchased 3 different firearms each for under $150! (2 Pistols and 1 long gun).

He also explains how buying cheaper weapons for SHTF/WROL (Sh*t hit the fan / Without Rule of Law) gives you the ability to purchase more ammunition for those pistols and rifles.

Watch for yourself:

So what do YOU think? Do you think a budget weapon with more ammo is the better choice? Can you think of a quality weapon that you would prefer during a SHTF/WROL event? What do you think about SouthernPrepper1’s choice of ammo caliber?

I want to hear from YOU! Leave your comment below and let us know what you think.



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  1. CReagan

    April 25, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Good general discussion! Something to consider: a shotgun ought to be included as a first round of defense. 70% of bullet rounds fired by police are misses. The best way to shoot well is to shoot often. Most people don”t have that luxury.

    • Expert Prepper

      Expert Prepper

      April 26, 2012 at 6:44 pm

      Good point – for a first line of defense in close quarters – the shotgun is a formidable weapon. However, if I was going to pick a single defense weapon to own for a SHTF / WROL scenario, I would have to pick a semiauto long gun such as an AR-15, AK-47 (or AK74), or an FN-FAL. The spread is great on that shotgun, but accuracy at a distance and it’s total effective range puts it at a disadvantage for any extended engagements. — Luckily most of us don’t have to pick just one. So I’d agree with you that the shotgun is a must-have tool for your toolbox of defense preps.

  2. Roy Linderholm

    March 16, 2015 at 1:52 am

    I’m looking for inexpensive fire arms could you keep in contact with me somehow

  3. Andy

    August 10, 2015 at 3:08 am

    Great topic! My personal opinion on the subject is that we, as preppers, should have one firearm for EVERY range that we can reliably hit something at and for multiple purposes. To me, that means at least one handgun, one shotgun, and at least one long gun. My personal thought is that round standardization between as many firearms as possible is very important because it will allow you to maximize your ammo expenses since you are looking for only one or two types of ammunition. Additionally, I think firearms that fit THE USER are critical. To me, that means the firearm being used should be easily handled and manipulated by the user, it should be able to be quickly and efficiently reloaded by the user, and it should easily fit the purpose it’s being used for.

    As far as the three weapons in the video and my above mentioned criteria….the only one I would take is the .22 revolver for its virtual utilitarianism and its compatibility with the .22 rifle. To my knowledge, the .30-30 doesn’t have a companionate pistol, and the 9MM Makarov is just a weird variant of the 9MM round, so it’s not very standardizing. I personally would go with either a .357, .44, or .45 standardized rifle-pistol setup. Yes, I realize it’s not really in the spirit of the article with “budget buying,” but that’s just how I would organize my firearm preps.

  4. Don Johnson

    August 11, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Great video; very informative. Where is the best place to purchase your recommended starter firearms? Ebay, Craigslist or on the web?

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