What to do when it’s the fall of civilization and you are low on resources. What would you take? A Mosin-Nagant with an old scope that you found with 8 rounds and a .22 pistol with a can? Or would you grab an AK with no optic and 27 rounds in the magazine?
Your considerations are numerous. This isn’t your bump in the night gun to win a quick firefight, it is your perhaps last armament and ammunition you will find for months. It needs to get you through everything in that time frame.
Harvest your food and win your fights, and once it is empty… it’s just a garbage rod that can be swung as a bludgeon.