So, I have bought and sold many guns over the years, mostly due to it being and on & off hobby. Now, with everything that's going on, it seems there might be something to owning a few in case something happens. (This could take various forms, financial meltdown, SHTF, food shortages, Govt. Gone Wild, ect.) I started with 2 I already had, and decided not to sell them; Ruger Single Six in 22LR & WMR, and a Ruger 22/77 in 22LR. In addition, since these 2 are not exactly going to fill the bill, I came up with this list for the following needs to be met; 1. Hunting for food 2. Defending the home 3. Defending yourself, out-and-about 4. Defending yourself against the hordes, in the home or O&A, I see a need to be able to fill a sniper's role. So, here is what I think WILL fill the bill; 1. 223 bolt action (maybe a slightly bigger round), to take up to deer-sized animals. 2. Done- I bought a Mossberg 500 410 pump shotgun. 3. Beretta 96A1 40S&W. I used to have one, regret selling it every time I think about it. 4. MUCH larger caliber bolt action, I'm thinking 50 BMG this sounds like it will fill ANY sniper roll, although possibly overkill for NH terrain. This will be the last one filled, if ever, cause of the cost. The biggest roadblocks to this is $, and the Wife, who is somewhat anti-gun. (But had surprisingly little to say about the shotgun recently) Feel free to comment or add suggestions to any of this. It's a Work in Progress.