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8 Best Survival Rifles: Light, Foldable, & Lots of Ammo

Need to survive the wilderness and get back to civilization in one piece? We cover our definition of a survival rifle and our 5 best picks.

What if you really needed a rifle to survive outdoors?

What I mean by that is if you are a camper, a hiker, a kayaker, or anything involving the great outdoors and endless adventure, then you may carry a gun for survival purposes.

Sleeping Bag Hiking
Ya’ know, just enjoying nature and stuff.

There is no logic or mercy in the great outdoors, and once you step out of civilization and into nature, you are just another part of the food chain.

As my Gunnery Sergeant would say, “it would behoove you to be ready for it.”

Some carry a handgun, some a packable shotgun, but others may prefer to take a rifle. A rifle offers more range than either a shotgun or pistol and they are relatively more comfortable to shoot accurately.

FoldAR
The FoldAR  is about as small as an AR-15 can get

They have less recoil than most shotguns, and their design often makes them quite compact.

Let’s go through what I deem a true “survival rifle” and my top picks to get you out of trouble. So keep reading!

Summary of Our Top Picks

  1. Most Affordable

    Chiappa Little Badger

    The most affordable and lightweight option on our list.

  2. Most Customizable

    Ruger 10/22 Takedown

    Near infinite customization options. Doubles as a great everyday plinking rifle.

  3. Most Compact

    Henry AR-7 Survival Rifle

    Semi-automatic but still extremely compact. Waterproof when packed.

  4. Editor's Pick

    Kel-Tec Sub-2000

    Easy to deploy and use. Uses very common magazines and provides centerfire power.

  5. Most Versatile

    Savage Model 42 Takedown

    Good ergonomics and versatility with both shotgun and rifle barrels.

  6. Shortest Overall Length

    CMMG Banshee Mk57

    Short overall length, low recoil, lightweight but effective ammunition with high standard capacity.

  7. Best Caliber Variety

    TPS Arms M6 Takedown Rifle

    Easy to use and available in numerous caliber configurations.

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Defining Survival

People tend to define survival differently.

When people hear the word survival, they may think long term disaster scenario or massive emergency (see our Essential SHTF Gear). That’s fair enough, but today we are talking about more localized and personal situations.

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I’m thinking hikers, campers, pilots, and anyone who spends time outdoors in the brush, over the water, and more.

This guide is also written for folks like me who live in the middle of nowhere and may desire a vehicle gun they could hike out with in the event of a severe breakdown.

These situations mean shooters are less likely to encounter a defensive situation involving another person, but more than likely might encounter pests, predators like coyotes, and of course snakes. You may also need to eat if the survival situations go on for days, so you need a game getting gun too.

This is how I am defining survival rifle.

My Standards

The likelihood of having to use one of these rifles is quite low.

I’ve been camping, hunting, hiking, and adventuring hundreds of times and never had to use mine. I have taken a few squirrels for fun and to cook over a campfire, but never needed to for survival.

With this in mind, I want the rifle to be extremely small and unobtrusive. Something you can pack without it taking up too much room or weighing too much.

For these reasons, I came up with a few standards:

  • First, it needs to weigh less than 5 pounds.
  • Second, it needs to be capable of fitting in a standard-size backpack. This means the gun is required to break down or fold in some way.
  • Third, the design needs to have lightweight ammo that is easy to find and easy to store.

This leads me to eight distinct rifles…

Best Survival Rifles

1. Chiappa Little Badger

The Chiappa Little Badger is the first gun on the list due to how well it fits all of my standards.

It’s the lightest rifle on the list, likely the most affordable, and it is adorable. The Chiappa Little Badger is a folding rifle chambered in either .22 LR, .22 Magnum, or 17 HMR.

I own a .22 LR model and it’s an enjoyable gun.

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Chiappa’s Little Badger is a single-shot rifle with a wire stock and hardly anything but a small barrel, receiver, and wire stock. It weighs 2.9 pounds and comes with four short rails to attach accessories to. The small peep sights are quite adjustable and very easy to use.

The gun folds in half to be only roughly 17 inches long. It’s super thin and fits in a backpack with hardly any room taken up.

(Photo: Atlantic Firearms)

This gun even has a little plastic attachment to hold extra rounds. Admittedly, I found them a little too loose to hold ammo securely.

My .22 LR version is excellent, but the .22 Magnum variant will pack more of a punch. This would likely be the better choice for a survival rifle for its game-getting abilities.

.22LR Round
.22 LR Round

The gun is very easy to operate — all you have to do is load the gun, close it up, cock the hammer, and pull the trigger.

Simplicity also means it’s not going to fail because you forgot to clean it. It’s not a rapid-fire weapon, but with well-aimed shots, you can quickly get dinner and kill off snakes, coyotes, and others pests.

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The trigger isn’t great but is light and consistent. Its hammer is easy to cock, and the entire operation of the gun is simple. Don’t expect much of a cheek weld and be aware the length of pull is very short. The rifle is easy to use for anyone including kids.

The gun is just begging to be modded, and you can add a means to carry ammo, a knife, paracord, or whatever you want.

It’s less than $200, and even outside of a survival rifle, it’s a cool toy to play with. Also, the threaded barrel makes it very easy to suppress.

Want more single shots? Take a look at our round-up of the Best Single Shots on the market.

2. Ruger 10/22 Takedown

The Ruger 10/22 is without a doubt the most popular rimfire rifle ever. It’s been made in the millions since the 1960s and is the standard for semi-auto .22 LRs.

The Takedown model allows the gun to be split in half and easily toted.

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This is a proper rifle with a real stock, comb for a cheek rest, and handguards. It’s everything the Chiappa is not.

It only weighs 4.6 pounds in its factory configuration and skates right under my 5-pound limit. I own a standard 10/22 and it’s one of the most fun guns I’ve ever handled.

Fully Upgraded 10/22 with Magpul Stock and Tandemkross Upgrades
The nice thing about the 10/22 is that it can be upgraded!

As a semi-auto. 22 LR rifle, the gun is very easy to handle, and you can quickly dump rounds into a target. This makes it a bit more capable of taking on larger dangerous animals.

Admittedly, I’d want something bigger, but 10 rounds of .22 LR should cause enough pain compliance for a lot of animals to change their mind.

10/22 Takedown also comes with a carrying case which is nice, but it’s also easy to pack into a bag on its own. You can find magazines for the Ruger 10/22 that can hold 10, 15, 25, and even up to 110 rounds in a drum.

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The takedown and assembly procedure is straightforward and quick. Its stainless steel parts are rust-resistant and very easy to clean, which is convenient for a survival rifle.

The Ruger 10/22 is an extremely reliable gun and one of the most customizable rifles you can buy.

Fully Upgraded 10/22
Fully Upgraded 10/22

It’s easy to tailor to your needs and is ultimately a gun you won’t regret buying. If you choose the Ruger 10/22 Takedown as your survival rifle, it can double as a great plinking gun.

Of course, you can choose any of the Ruger 10/22 models and still be decently equipped.

Oh…and there’s tons of great ammo out there. Check out our Best .22 LR Ammo Guide.

3. Henry AR-7

The Henry AR-7 was initially built as a survival rifle for U.S. Air Force Pilots. It’s a .22 LR semi-automatic rifle that feeds from box magazines containing eight rounds.

Whether or not you know it, you’ve likely seen the gun in some form or another.

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It has a very odd design, and this is due to the fact it’s a very early takedown rifle design. The barrel and receiver detach from the stock, and the stock is then used as a storage compartment for the receiver and barrel.

The entire design is toolless, compact, and lightweight. This gun weighs a mere 3.5 pounds and is very simple in design. It lacks any handguard, so the barrel will heat up after extended firing.

This rifle isn’t designed to be a high-volume plinker, but that doesn’t mean it won’t keep going and going.

With a 14-inch length of pull, it is excellent for adult-sized shooters. The gun is a blast to shoot and comes with two magazines. Eight rounds are more than enough for most situations, but extended magazines are available and are reasonably affordable.

The top of the receiver sports a short rail, but a mounted optic won’t allow the gun to be stored in the stock.

The gun is very lightweight and comfortable to shoot. It may be a 1950s design, but the overall design screams space age.

Assembled Henry AR-7
Assembled Henry AR-7

Plus, the use of a plastic stock means the internals of the rifle and the gun will be well protected from bounces and bumps while hiking and camping. The stock is sturdy and provides a very comfortable and easy grip when firing the weapon.

You can’t hold the rifle too far forward and must use the magazine well for a grip, but it isn’t bad. The light recoil and light weight of the weapon make it comfortable to fire, even for an extended period of time.

Henry AR-7s
Henry AR-7s

The gun is called the Henry Survival rifle and it has proven to be quite adept at its role.

Want more details on the Henry AR-7? Check out our full review here!

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4. Kel-Tec Sub 2000

The Kel-Tec Sub 2000 is one of the few common, affordable, and reliable semi-auto centerfire guns I could find for this list.

This gun is a unique folding rifle that comes in pistol calibers, specifically .40 S&W and 9mm. The gun feeds from a wide variety of different pistol magazines from different manufacturers.

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When folded in half, the Sub 2000 sports an overall length of only 16.25 inches. Unfolded, the rifle is still a short 30.5 inches. It weighs in at only 4.25 pounds and fits well into a standard backpack or even a messenger bag.

The Sub 2000 comes in both Gen 1 and Gen 2 models, and the various models can take Glock, S&W, Canik, Beretta 92/96 series, and Sig magazines.

It’s quite a bit more potent than the previously mentioned rimfires, making it a better dangerous animal gun and an excellent close-range gun for medium game.

Vertx Commuter Bag and Kel Tec Sub 2000
Vertx Commuter Bag and Kel-Tec Sub 2000

A very simple blowback system means it is quite reliable. It does have more recoil than a standard carbine due to this system, but it is still easy to control.

The sights are ok — nothing special but plenty usable out to 100-yards. Adding optics to the gun is tricky but doable.

If you need something to fend off animals like cougars, then the Sub 2000 will do it a lot better than any of the rimfire rifles on this list. While 9mm and .40 S&W wouldn’t be my first choice for cougars in a handgun, in a rifle, it is easy to shoot and easy to fire rapidly.

Shooting the Kel Tec Sub 2000
Shooting the Kel-Tec Sub 2000

With the right defensive rounds, the gun will cause some serious damage to anything. I suggest a solid round, something like 147 grain 9mm JHP, or even a fancy hard cast load. A 180 grain .40 S&W load will deal with some hurt too.

See our articles on the Best 9mm Ammo and Best .40 Ammo for our favorite plinking and self-defense rounds.

Be sure to check out our complete hands-on review of the Kel-Tec Sub 2000!

5. Savage Model 42 Takedown

I’m a shotgunner at heart; I love shotguns and their versatility. They are great survival weapons, but this is a list about rifles right? Well, what if I suggested a weapon that was both?

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The Savage 42 weighs 6.1 pounds, but the compact version comes in at 4.65 pounds and both are takedowns that break into two pieces. It comes with its own Go Bag, which is a nice touch.

Best of all, the gun comes with one .410 barrel and a rifle barrel in either .22 LR or .22 Magnum.

This two-shot weapon is the ultimate game-getter. The bottom .410 barrel is a bit more potent than the top rimfire barrel, but the top barrel makes it easy to touch a target at a distance and gives you a precise option for medium-range shooting.

The bottom .410 barrel allows you to dispatch a variety of different game with buckshot, slugs, or birdshot. The combination of the two calibers gives you the perfect gun for collecting small game as well.

.410 Birdshot and Self Defense Rounds
.410 birdshot and Self-Defense Rounds used in our Henry Level-Action .410 Shotgun review

Best of all, it breaks down with the push of a single button and goes back together in an instant. The stock and furniture are mostly polymer, reducing the weight and making it easier to carry. This little gun utilizes a hammer-fired, single-action design and has a very crisp trigger.

The Savage Model 42 Compact is an excellent choice if you put a premium on versatility. It’s an affordable gun that will simply work every time while giving you options while using it.

6. Aero Survival Rifle LTE – 9mm

A semi-automatic, AR-type PCC that breaks down with ease and weighs less than 4 pounds? Well, yeah, it exists and comes from a little company called TNW Firearms.

They’ve been producing takedown carbines in various calibers for years, but the Aero Survival LTE series reduces the weight to a light 3.95 pounds.

With it, you get a Glock magazine-fed, lightweight, takedown, semi-automatic carbine with a 16-inch barrel. It’s plain and stripped of everything but the basics.

TNW Aero Shooting
Shooting the TNW Aero

However, it will launch 9mm pills fast and hard. When used with 147-grain JHPs, you have a weapon that can take medium-sized game at close range.

The semi-auto design allows for fast follow-up shots, which can be invaluable, and very few lightweight survival rifles offer that capability.

Shooters get a nice-sized optic rail and an M-LOK handguard, but that handguard is extremely short with just a few M-LOK slots. After adding an optic or light, you can still walk away with a weapon weighing less than six pounds.

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It breaks down into two 17.25-inch-sized components for easy storage and carrying. Grab a few extended Glock mags, and you’ll be set for most threats inside 100 yards.

7. CMMG Banshee Mk57

I might be breaking the rules here, kind of. While the Mk57 is most commonly sold as a braced AR pistol, a short-barreled rifle variant is available. To fit under the 5-pound limit, you’ll need to grab the 5-inch barreled variant.

Like any standard AR-15, you can easily break the thing into two pieces and store them in a backpack.

The 5.7x28mm round fits neatly between a rifle and pistol cartridge, boasting flat-shooting performance out to 150 yards or so and excellent penetration.

CMMG Banshee Mk57 bag
(Photo: Gunsandammo) CMMG Mk57

This round is fairly smaller and lighter than most rifle and pistol rounds, but it’s an oddball that works well and works inside most shooters’ capabilities. The 5.7x28mm round is unusual but effective and well suited for survival applications.

CMMG makes fantastic guns, and the Banshee is their short and light series.

CMMG Banshee MK47 Beast
CMMG Banshee Mk47 Beast…not the Mk57 but you get the point.

This little fella offers you the modularity of the AR platform in a high-performance, lightweight caliber. It’s a premium-grade weapon with a superb trigger and M-LOK handguard and uses the FN Five-Seven magazines.

The CMMG Mk57 isn’t a cheap firearm by any means but it offers you AR-15 controls in a very small and lightweight package.

Oh, and ammo isn’t cheap either, but it fills its own niche and might be one of the better choices for practical survival.

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8. TPS Arms M6 Takedown

The M6 Takedown is a classic survival firearm originally developed for the United States Airforce for pilot survival. While it might have come out of the 1950s, it’s still a viable option mainly because of its versatility.

I’m cheating some again with the M6. This is an article on survival rifles, and this isn’t just a survival rifle…it’s a rifle and shotgun.

TPS M6 Takedown with camping gear
(Photo: American Outdoor Guide) TPS Arms M6 Takedown

TPS Arms recreates this classic survival rifle for a great price point with a few improvements.

For example, the takedown pin is an AR-style captured takedown pin that makes it easy to break the gun down for storage. Also, instead of just being stuck with .22 Hornet and .410, we get multiple options.

While the bottom barrel stays .410, the top barrel can accommodate .357 Magnum, .22 WMR, .17 HMR, .22 LR, .22 Hornet, or even two .410 barrels. There are tons of options, all of which are viable survival cartridges.

Popular .22LR Ammo
Popular .22LR Ammo

The .357 Magnum can take any medium game animal in North America, and the .410 can take down birds, squirrels, snakes, and other pests. However, a .22 LR allows you to carry 500 rounds in your cargo pocket.

Pick the right option for you and your environment, and the modern M6 rifle will serve you well.

.357 Magnum Round
.357 Magnum round

Like the classic M6, the M6 Takedown Series from TPS Arms is super lightweight, fairly short, and separates in half for tossing in a backpack. The stock features a customizable storage compartment to fit a number of different rounds.

Additionally, the .410 barrel has interchangeable chokes, and you can outfit the modern variant with a scope rail for optical enhancement.

Not only are these guns faithful representatives of the classic M6 guns, but they improve upon the original design.

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Final Thoughts

Keep in mind that most responsible hunters, hikers, and campers will never need it, but a good survival rifle is worth its weight in gold should you ever need it.

Survival Pack with Henry AR-7
Survival pack with Henry AR-7

These choices are perfect for most budgets, are lightweight, and quite discrete. Although these may seem like basic survival rifles, be sure to check your local laws and the laws of anywhere you may consider camping to ensure they are legal.

What do you prefer as your go-to survival gun? Let us know in the comments below! Don’t forget the rest of your SHTF Gear or even Best Trunk Guns.

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    Jeff

    Get top brand firearms at solidarmss. com...

    November 13, 2022 4:40 pm
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    Mr. Jack

    I would recommend: in this order:

    Pump action;

    Lever action;

    Bolt action.

    The reason, those actions will eat any ammo you feed it and with practice, a pump action is almost as fast as a semi auto.

    Just my $00.02. Worth

    September 19, 2022 7:55 pm
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    Bob

    First photo of the artice is FoldAR double fold, but never another word about it in the article. I understand it does not fit the "below 5 lb" guidance, but I'm wondering if you folks have any experience with the platform? Is the Return To Zero as the FoldAR website says it is (which is: always repeatable no shift in POI when assembled from cold)?

    August 8, 2022 12:32 pm
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    foxy

    The gucci option I would choose is the mini fix by q.

    July 7, 2022 7:22 am
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    mlk18

    This is one of the best satire gun sights on the internet. You guys really had me rolling with your editor's choice. Thanks, sometimes you just need a good chuckle.

    July 6, 2022 3:24 pm
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    Drew

    You listed the 10 22, what about their PCC 9mm that is a takedown? I have one and it is very accurate.

    July 6, 2022 12:55 pm
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    David

    I actually have 2 Armalite 22s! which were the original ones before Henry bought the rights I think. I loved the scene in From Russia With Love (?) where 007 shoots down a helo with his :) very cool The Armalites may have some collector value now.

    March 27, 2022 2:36 pm
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      Tom J

      That would be Charter Arms. I have one as well. It’s a great gun. I also have one of the newer Henry models which is a bit less plastic in feel but both are excellent little 22 rifles.

      June 13, 2022 1:27 pm
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    Steve

    The Ruger 10/22 is a great gun. But it realizes it’s true potential in the Tactical Solutions X ring VR. This is the Cadillac or Rolls Royce of 22 rifles. I have the backpacker takedown, only 3.7 pounds and it is fabulous! Just get some decent ammo. 22 doesn’t get better than this! Can’t wait to get my grandson to the range.

    February 24, 2022 5:41 pm
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    Mitmont

    Why add , if you currently own a daily carry, see CAA for the MCK. Uses your same pistol, the MCK allows you to mount all the optics to reach out to the 100-200 yd. I carry a G3C, wife carry’s a Sig P365. Take a look. No added licensing required.

    January 23, 2022 6:32 pm
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    Bob Fingals

    Keltek SU16 all day! .556, folds, 5lbs, $500. Can’t beat it.

    August 19, 2021 6:21 pm
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    tom pondysh

    What ever happened to the old metal survival gun from back in the '60's that broke open like a single shot shotgun and had an over and under design with .410 shotgun on bottom and .22 hornet on top with ammo storage in the stock? My dad owned the only one I've ever seen.

    July 7, 2021 2:22 pm
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      Stephen Rapalyea

      Savage made these in several caliber combinations. I have a 30-30/20-gauge combination. A .22/410 was also popular. Your .22 hornet/.410 is probably a Savage.

      March 2, 2022 1:54 pm
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      James K Mick

      You're talking about the Springfield M6 Scout. I have one in over and under .410 bore and .22LR. Great gun! Stores 4 x .410 and 15 x .22LR in the stock. They come in .22 Hornet too. Comes apart easily, durable, etc.

      March 20, 2022 4:14 pm
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        Thomas Pondysh

        I'd love to have that gun back. If I remember right, it had a peep sight on it. They are probably very rare, because I've never seen another like it.

        March 20, 2022 5:51 pm
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      David

      that wouod be the Ciappa reviewed above no?

      March 27, 2022 2:39 pm
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        Thomas Pondysh

        No, I believe in was called an M6 survival rifle, but the one we had was .22 hornet on the top, .410 on the bottom. I'll try to send a link; Link would not go

        March 27, 2022 2:54 pm
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    Charlie Smith

    I had most of these rifles, I put a scope on the Ruger, and it had to be sighted in again every time I took it apart... The AR7 jammed all the time in cold weather. I have and love the Chiappa Little Badger in .22 lr, but I also have the Chiappa Double Badger, in .22 lr over 20 gauge - that would be a better choice, I think for survival, as the 20 gauge with Brennekki style slugs will kill anything, and it is quite accurate with the rifle sights and all, mind you it's a bit over your 5 pound weight limit...

    April 11, 2020 7:26 am
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    J. Allen

    The very best survival gun is a 12 gauge single shot shotgun with a drop in 410 gauge adapter. Period! Why? A 12 gauge with Brenneke Black Magic slugs can drop a charging Grizzly in it's tracks! The ability to carry 410 birdshot ammo in a pack allows a hiker camper to carry more light weight rounds. The single shot gun makes a person use less ammo and more conscious of their aim as to not waste ammunition. And finally, a good single shot shotgun will outlast the age of the carrier! The new folding 12 gauge single shot shotguns are light, fold up, and fit into a pack nicely. Just a 410? Just a 22? Na. There are more things out there that can kill you besides snakes, cougars, wolves, and such! Be prepared!

    February 3, 2020 2:12 pm
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      Sam Mecham

      J. Allen, I agree 100%. I have a $99 dollar break open Hatfield 12 GA, made in Turkey. I was a little worried about the quality when I bought it from WalMart, but it has turned out to be a fairly well made firearm. I bought it because of the price and the fact I was going to saw the barrel down to legal minimums plus do a slight modification to allow the gun to fold up as far as it possibly can to fit into a backpack. I then put around 150 rounds of all kinds of 12 GA ammo through it and it performed perfectly. Only problem I've encountered was shooting 3 inch magnum slugs out of it. They kick like a mule. I've since bought Short Lane gun adapters and shoot 20 GA and 410's out of it, plus I bought the 8 inch 45 Colt adapter which has turned out to be very accurate out to 50 yards. I haven't tried 100 Yards yet. For a survival gun the 12 GA break open with Adapters of your choice has got to be the best survival gun you can carry. I bought my wife an AR-7 22LR, perfect for a lady. She hates the kick of the 12 GA, thinks the 410 is OK, but absolutely loves the 22LR.

      November 23, 2021 6:18 pm
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    John

    I know this is about rifles but also consider a Taurus Tracker in 17 HMR. Its a 6.5 inch barrel and according to some videos on youtube they come screaming out at least 1700 fps. Shooting 20 grain FMJ's it can put lots of small game in the pot. In a survival situation one in the ear or between the eyes will take a deer.

    January 31, 2020 9:35 am
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    John

    This is a great list nothing wrong with any here.......however my tastes run more to the Marlin Papoose SS in place of the AR7 OR 10-22..........

    January 31, 2020 8:48 am
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    Shannon

    The best foldable survival rifle in my opinion has to be the Chiappa M6 Excalibur. The over/under 22 lr / 12 gauge, also comes with 8” chokes that shoot 38 acp, 38 special/357 magnum, 44magnum, 45 acp,45long Colt/410 gauge , 40 SW ,9mm, 20 gauge.

    November 21, 2019 4:54 pm
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    maurice Lewis

    I have the Ruger PCC with glock mag insert. Absolutely love it! Will definitely be my shtf gun along with my g19 and g26

    March 27, 2019 1:56 am
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    Christopher geoghegan

    Excellent article, I have a keltec 2k. 9mm glock mags. Shots well out to 200 yards. Getting a good check well on the stock is hard, recoil is moderate.

    March 12, 2019 6:18 pm
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    California

    You didn’t mention the fact that Henry Ar7 floats. That was one of the biggest selling points for me. Boating, rafting, canoeing!

    March 11, 2019 9:16 am
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      Mike

      Absolutely. And those extended mags for it suck. Stick with the stock 8-rounders.

      March 14, 2019 1:50 pm
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    Ned Flanders

    So you've shot a couple squirrels for fun? Congratulations, you're a piece of trash

    March 11, 2019 7:41 am
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      Travis P

      I also ate them

      March 11, 2019 2:02 pm
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      Ben

      Weirdo. Did you miss the part about him eating them.

      March 12, 2019 7:47 am
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      John

      NICE comment you must be a real SUPER genius. How many years of college did it require to acquire this intelligence level??????

      January 31, 2020 8:57 am
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    John

    I own the Glock model, Gen 2 and its a very fun gum

    Easy mistake to miss, I use type manger for manager all the time

    We have the Henry AR7 but sometimes I wish I had something with a little more power, great article

    March 11, 2019 7:38 am
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    Reginald

    I recently purchased a Ruger PC9 carbine. It takes down like the 10/22. It will use Ruger or Glock mags with the supplied adapter. I have only shot it with the 32 round after market mag. I put 32 rounds into a 4" circle without trying hard. I was testing the mag for function and it passed the test. I believe that shooting from a bench I could shoot a much smaller group. I just loaded my newly received 50 round drum and planning on having some fun Tuesday at the range. I would definitely choose this carbine over the Kel Tec. It looks like a rifle and points and shoots like one too.

    March 10, 2019 7:02 pm
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      Travis P

      I really wanted to add the PCC as I adore it but unfortunately it didnt weigh less than 5 pounds

      March 11, 2019 2:03 pm
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    Richard

    I luuuv my sub2000. Light, small, accurate, fun to shoot, and magazine compatible with my Glock. Mcarbo has add-ons to tame recoil. Both highly recommend.

    March 10, 2019 6:18 pm
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      Hammer

      Yup. I have a Gen 2 S2K with lots of M*Carbo goodness and it's a blast to shoot. Haven't had a single issue with it in over 500 rounds of mixed ammo. Great little packable gun.

      March 11, 2019 7:09 am
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    Corvus Corax

    I know it's not a gun exactly, but the Mini Roni might make a good option. Can be ordered without ffl

    March 10, 2019 2:53 pm
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    Brian Plunkett

    I prefer a warlord with a 240 when my survival is in question.

    March 10, 2019 1:21 pm
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      Travis P

      Haha whats up man! Semper

      March 11, 2019 2:04 pm
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    Bob

    Marlin 70 Papoose

    March 10, 2019 12:34 pm
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      LazrBeam

      Yeah, I was wondering why this wasn’t on the list.

      March 10, 2019 5:48 pm
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      Travis P

      Unfortunately I have no experience with the Papoose although it was considered.

      March 11, 2019 2:04 pm
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