How to shoot or intimidate anybody with a gun you aint GOT with ya? How to get the looters to wait while you go trade your bolt action or shotgun for your ak? "Where to get the crystal ball that tells you when to have this specialized gun, as vs that specialized gun? How to make that birdshot worth a hoot in a fight? how to make those slugs worth a hoot at 200+ yds.? how to carry enough of those 10 to the lb 12 ga shells to be worth having the danged thing? What to do about all the NOISE scaring off the game and calling in your killers? Why bother to carry the noisy, heavy thing, when you are down to your last 2-3 shells? How to score on enough small game, birds, fish, etc, to make up the 5 lbs of (ready to eat) food you'll need to not lose weight (when stressed)? that's 10 lbs of live weight animals/fish, EVERY day, guys. You've never had a week of such success in your life, and that's your "game plan" if things get tough? Better have a buried, 1 year supply of long-term food, as well as traps, nets, etc, cached, along with non-hybrid, tested-local garden seeds. And have a maximally versatile longarm, like a silenced, short-barreled, scoped 223 autoloader, with a .22lr conversion unit. It's rather like having a multi-tool, instead of just a knife. Having just a knife rather sucks when you need to turn a screw, file down a surface, grip something, cut wire, etc. Having just a centerfire, just a shotgun, just a bolt action, just a rimfire, those things suck too, quite often. Now, if you want to settle for not having the .22 conversion unit's cheap, quiet indoor practice for your rifle, you can go with a 20 AK or 30 Carbine, and also carry a silenced .22 pistol, like the superb Smith 2214. and maybe a pocket 9 also. But you wont have the effective range of the 22 unit in the (scoped) rifle, especially not in thick cover, or at dawn or dusk, when you're most likely to have decent shots at game.