There are a number of ways the world could end: nuclear terrorism, an asteroid strike, a massive natural disaster or even the zombie apocalypse — hey, they’re in the Bible. Regardless of how society crumbles, (there’s been plenty of TV coverage lately on the subject) if civilization hits the fan you better be armed appropriately. Here are our top eight guns to survive the End of Days.
- During a major disaster, you need guns for both defense and obtaining sustenance: The 12-gauge shotgun is arguably the best for each. Load it with 6’s to kill birds for the pot, slugs to take down deer and elk, and buckshot to fend off would-be looters. Since you’ll be too busy finding food and avoiding the undead to clean your gun, we’ve selected a reliable, anti-corrosive model: the 870 Marine Magnum. There’s a reason Remington has sold about 10 million 870s since 1950 -- they work -- and the nickel-plated Marine Magnum version is as rust-proof as it gets.