No Firearm is “one size fits all”.
Every type of gun has a purpose.
Shotguns are cheap and reliable, used ones are even cheaper.
Pellets Spread and if you are using #2-4 Buckshot, it is a great home defense round
Chances of impact damage on your target is higher
Chances of shooting into another room is lower
Home defense rounds are available.
12 Ga pump is my favorite for hunting
20 Ga youth model is
I don’t do it, but most can have tactical rails placed on them as well
If I had to choose, I would choose 20 Ga
Same shot sizes in the firearms, 20 gauge fits fewer pellets
Handguns are easy to carry, easy to store and great for personal defense.
The .45, .40, 9mm, and .357 are the most common police rounds
.357 Magnum shoots .38 Special which is commonly available, but not really sought after during ammo shortages.
.44 Mag is generally available as well
I personally think that a shotgun and handgun should be considered before a rifle.
Great for White Tail deer
Awesome round, and is the base for many other rounds
Was overly expensive during the shortage, but still available.
Was the go-to-round before the 30-06
Was available, is generally cheap
I recommend looking at a Marlin lever-action
7mm Magnum or 7mm Mauser are both great deer rifles.
“Big Game” rounds… the real stuff
Go with a 300 Win-Mag or 300 Weatherby
Expensive Rounds, but usually available, and you won’t shoot many
Shooting is expensive and taxing on the shoulder
As I write tips for your adventures and hear about cool gear, I will let you know all about it!