FPS Russia On 3 Weapons You Should Have To Survive The Apocalypse

Zombie apocalypse *facepalm*, aliens *facepalm*, government collapse:

His picks:

  1. Remington 870
  2. AK-47
  3. Remington 700 (.308)

My picks:

  1. Glock 17
  2. Ruger 10/22
  3. AR-15 with a very good scope

Thoughts… what are your picks?



PhoenixNFA November 12, 2012 at 12:22 am

exactly what you said, except id add that they all need to be suppressed with a good quality take apart suppressor. and the 10/22 needs to be SBRed to about 4 or 4.5″ (can go longer if you stay mainly in hotter climates).

i can see the AK and the remmy 308 as being viable alternatives however. the 308 with a can on the end of it isnt too bad of a choice if you are mostly in an open area (arizona perhaps? plains areas?). the AK if it comes down to “i need just a damn reliable gun”. The AR15 will hold its own if you keep it well lubed, but the AK will just run and run and run. doesnt suppress well though (and its hit or miss if the threading is bore concentric and therefore wont be prone to having the can go ballistic.)

If i may add in names,

Glock 17 (or 19 if you prefer) with a SWR Octane 9HD (Great take apart can for a good price)

Mid length ar15 with a Huntertown Arms Kestrel 5.56 (Cheap can that just works and when you open it up, its a simple design.)

Ruger 10/22 SBRd with a good red dot or tritium dot and a SWR Spectre (1 or 2, doesnt matter. i personally have a 1 so yeah)

id also add a ruger mk2 with the same 22 suppressor.

although zombies arent real. this is all just conjecture. Its a good start for a my first NFA kit though.


Cody Thornhill November 12, 2012 at 12:23 am

You hate on FPS Russia quite a bit. I find him entertaining, not educational but enjoyable. With that being said, My choices would be my 10/22, 1911 (because i reload) and a 30-06 (again because i reload)


Bryan November 12, 2012 at 01:04 am

P250 w/ caliber x-change kits for 9mm, .40, and .45
Silenced .22


ozwald November 12, 2012 at 01:11 am

1. Smith & Wesson Model 10 in .38spl
2. Carcano Modello 91/38


TC November 12, 2012 at 01:27 am

Bolt action, single shot 22, you can shoot any thing from CB caps to stingers, use a potato for a one shot quieter
12 gauge/308 OU with a 20 gauge and a 410 adapter
AR due to ammo availability and parts..

The .22 will really get you any gun you want, on a dark and lonely night, if you feel the need for a pistol.


cc19 November 12, 2012 at 01:45 am

Most common stuff would be most preferable IMO

1) AR – plenty of military and LE AND civilian examples to salvage and swap parts
2) Probably best to have an M9 (military) and an M&P40 and Glock 22 (LE). Better yet if you got a can.
3) 12 GA (870 or 500) – Yeah, low cap and close range limited, but you don’t have to worry about magazines and you get a variety of 12 GA ammo to use if you find it.


Poppy November 12, 2012 at 01:08 pm

That’s exactly what I was thinking. I also imagine that finding 7.62×39 ammo is more difficult than finding .223.


Wolf November 12, 2012 at 02:07 am

How is he not deaf?


Wolf November 12, 2012 at 02:15 am

Glock 26 (concealability)

AK (I only chose it over the AR because I have absolutely abused mine, including firing a 5.56 round through it, using it as a boat anchor, dropping it countless times from countless heights, not to mention the ones I used across the ponds). If I run out, odds are there will be plenty of Stoner Boners lying around.

Remington 870. There are few situations in the world where a shotgun is impractical, and space isn’t even one of them.


FarmerJoe November 12, 2012 at 02:34 am

1) M1A
2) H&K USP .45
3) 870 Express

Living out in the desert, the M1A is a better fit for the terrain vs. an AR or AK.


Jim November 12, 2012 at 02:52 am

1. 14 inch select fire M4
2. 1911 of the government or commander variety (when used as a backup to a long gun I still prefer the old war horse- as a stand alone weapon not so much)
3. M1A- why give up capability for an accuracy increase in a bolt gun that maybe 1 out of 20 shooters I see at the range or in classes could use? The round and accuracy of the M1A will solve any situation that anyone less then a true HSLD dude can manage.


mark November 12, 2012 at 03:07 am

G19 w/ .22 conversion kit option
18″ AR w/ ACOG w/ .22 conversion kit option
Saiga 12 w/ folding stock

Between the 3 you have the most common and inexpensive calibers, in reliable, capable platforms that are easy and affordable to train with.


czbeardly November 12, 2012 at 03:36 am

1. My CZ SP01 Shadow 9mm + My .22 kadet 2 upper. I have access to qutie alot of 9mm, and a shitload of .22
2. Ruger 10/22 or any other .22lr that can take a 25+ round Magazine.
3. Shotgun, any variant or model.


Will November 12, 2012 at 05:25 am

if I were to pick three….hmmm

I would go for a .45 or a 9mm for close ranges….a shotgun would be nice but if I was going in a building or the like, but it would be too cumbersome to carry around on top of my mid-long range rifle.

I would go with an AK or the like for my mid range/long range rifle, I would not go an AR even though I love the platform because I want a rifle that I can go without maintaining it very often for when cleaning supplys get low.

And for a food supply rifle, I would go with a Henry AR-7 or a Ruger 10/22 backpack rifle, the one you can break down into two parts. That way I have something for hunting small game without wasting my defence ammunition. I would also be able to break it down and put it in my pack and not worry about it getting in the way.

If there was a true apocalypse scenario, you would want to remain on the move, either A: Supplies would quickly become limited in a Zombie Scenario. B: In either an Alien/Government Collapse Scenario, the people who you would have to defend yourself from would most likely be looking for you once you start shooting, you wouldn’t want to give them time to be able to find you.


AK™ November 12, 2012 at 06:14 am

1st: HK Mark 23 .45ACP OWS (because if you are going to go nuts..why not have the most thoroughly tested .45ACP since the original 1911?) *and including the suppressor*

2nd: Select Fire M4 with 5.56mm standard and in a backpack,the following conversion kits;
CMMG .22LR, Spartan .50BMG (including suppressors)

Mossberg 590 series or a Benelli M1014 12 gauge.

Second choice of 3?

1st. Beretta M9 (with suppressor) *9×19 parabellum is carried by a lot of police,and military*
2.FN FAL or HK G3 (i’m leaning towards G3) in .308Winchester/7.62x51mm with a scope and suppressor.
3.MP5 (with suppressor) because if you want a SMG,why not use the gold standard?


Dynamik1 November 12, 2012 at 07:19 am

1) Glock 22/23 – .40S&W – not because I think it’s all that great of a round, but with most LE Agencies in the US using, parts and ammo might be more readily available. I also have a KKM 9mm conversion barrel that provides additional options.

2) AK47 – Ultimate reliability. 6″ pattern at 200yds. Harder hitting round than .223/5.56 – my geographic environment rarely has more than 200yds of open firelane unless you’re standing in the middle of the freeway!

3) Remington 870 – ultimate reliability & flexibility of options


FlynnCastle November 12, 2012 at 07:52 am

Here in the midwest

1. AK-47

2. Mossy 500

3. CZ 9mm with the Kadet conversion


heavyfire7537 November 12, 2012 at 08:53 am

Glock 17
AR 15
If I could have a 4th choice.
10/22 for small game hunting


Chris November 12, 2012 at 09:24 am

FPS Russia makes videos about guns that entertain me, which is all that matters. I am jealous of all the guns he gets to shoot for a living while I work 9-5 in an office!


DashVT November 12, 2012 at 09:39 am

G19 9mm Suppressed
AR-10 7.62 Suppressed (La Rue OBR 7.62 20″)
Sig 522 .22lr SBR 10″ Suppressed (Most reliable .22 I know of)


Warpike November 12, 2012 at 10:42 am

28inch Katana

(Just Kidding on both)

I would probably go with a nice pump 20 or 12g shotgun. Benelli, Rem or Mossberg (I’m not sure I trust my Saiga)
Never shot a 10/22 but I hear they are nice.
Scar 17s and an AR. (Scar is super reliable and accurate, but parts are scarce)
9mm (FNs, M92, Glock whatever) and/or .45 (hk, 1911 whatever)
Cans for everything


cc19 November 12, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Mall ninja/gamer get-yourself-killed kit:

1) Desert Eagle 50
2) Franchi SPAS12
3) Tricked out MP7


scurvy November 12, 2012 at 12:37 pm

You need a shotgun to shoot birds. Dem’s good eatin’.


Jay November 12, 2012 at 01:04 pm

Has it been 15min yet? Seriously why does some turd with ZERO operational background become an expert? Because a few derp COD and Air-soft retards think he is “insightful”. UGH.


nakedgun November 12, 2012 at 01:18 pm

1. My Springfield Operator .45 with nightsights and surefire light. Suppressor would be a nice addition.

2. Winchester Defender 12GA shotgun… extended tube, with nightlight and bandolier of course.

3. Bushmaster AR-15 with my pre-ban mags, Aimpoint sight and Trijicon ACOG

I’ve only been a shooter for 20 years, and am most comfortable with 1911 .45 though I have shot most other handguns. I think nightlights would be very important during the power-outages/blackouts that will be occurring. The shotgun would be mostly for instances of being over-run or close-quarters with groups of 111’s (slow-movers; I don’t buy into the fast-moving zombie craze, especially if they get FASTER than when they were alive). The AR-15 is what I’m most comfortable with as far as a long-rifle… good for the longshots, hunting, and even against hordes in full-auto as a last resort..


Egotistic Narcists Deliberating Obediently November 12, 2012 at 01:20 pm

Dems are good eating- we would have such a political issue in this country if we ate more. Unfortunately, ppl miss sometimes.


paul kimble November 12, 2012 at 02:16 pm

You guys are going about the zombie thing all wrong..

I have a 3/4 buried shipping container loaded with 5 years worth of gourmet food and decorated like a 70’s porn studio. On standby are a half dozen strippers who when/if the zombie apocalypse occurs will be wisked away to the enclosure and I’ll weld the door shut from the inside. Their frozen hearts will keep us cool during the summers and I’ll be doing everything possible to keep us warm through the winters. We’ll be totally safe unless zombies figure out how to use a plasma cutter or the coke and meth supplies run out.

Either way I’d rather spend the zombie apocalypse pounding something other than zombies with 10/22’s in archangel stocks and 50 round ramline mags.


Doyletoo November 12, 2012 at 02:16 pm

Have to agree w 870. 12 gauge ammo is everywhere…


Church November 12, 2012 at 02:57 pm

500/870 – Or any .22 rifle.
I would be torn between a 12 gauge and a .22 both have advantages and disadvantages.


Andrew November 12, 2012 at 04:23 pm

1. Desert Eagle (.50AE)
2. Desert Eagle (.44)
3. Desert Eagle (.357)


SittingDown November 12, 2012 at 04:53 pm

1. Kel-Tec RFB 7.62 NATO with ACOG and 45 degree offset T-1 / MiniScout Light and Suppressor
2. FNP .45 Tactical with RMR and Osprey Suppressor
3. Barrett M99 .50 BMG with BORS and Suppressor


enfieldem2 November 13, 2012 at 04:14 pm

I like the way you think.


SittingDown November 15, 2012 at 05:36 am

One shot one kill equals more ammo for the next thrill. :D


Jake November 12, 2012 at 05:01 pm

1. Ruger Amphibian. Suppressed, compact, .22 is everywhere and easy to carry.
2. Remington 870 tapped for a scope with a rifled slug barrel in 12 gauge. Tons of ammunition types, can be used for hunting deer or small game, as a self defense weapon, and it’ll open most locked doors you happen to find.
3. SBR’d Arsenal SLR 107. Compact with the stock folded, 7.62×39 is great out of short barrels and reasonably common, and it simply won’t break. A suppressor would probably be nice to go along with that as well.


Buckshart November 12, 2012 at 07:41 pm

Smith M&P .40
Savage .22 Lr Bolt gun


Dracon1201 November 12, 2012 at 07:51 pm

1) My CETME cause .308 no matter what distance = WIN
2) Remy 870 can’t go wrong with 12 gauge
3) Springfield .45


El Duderino November 12, 2012 at 08:44 pm

.308 battle rifle
10/22 or the like
870 or 500/590

Handguns don’t put meat on the table or hit as hard as a .308 or 12g. And I love ’em! If it was 4 guns I would go with my custom G34 though.


Yep November 12, 2012 at 09:22 pm

My three are exactly the same as yours.


TMCGs November 12, 2012 at 09:34 pm

1) Smith M&P 9
2) Ruger 10/22
3) Mossberg 500 or Rem 870
4) Good AR


Jim P. November 12, 2012 at 10:50 pm

My choices:

1) 1911 .45 (Preferably my Kimber)
2) 12 Gauge Mossberg 500. I’m still debating whether to put a folding/collapsible stock. It has a laser on it.
3) An AR-15. Can hunt people or game.

My optional add-ins:

A survival 22 cal rifle depending on how/if mobile.

The extra weight that is worth it:

Get your hands on a Badger Blade. Well made and will last forever. I have katana, wagi and a broad sword I let them use to demo with when I go to the local ren fest.

Also, if you can get a pendant dagger do it. If your lady uses and it ends up locked up as evidence, they’ll send a replacement immediately with a copy of the police report. :-)


Mark November 13, 2012 at 01:30 pm

If you can only have 3, one of them HAS TO BE a pistol. People from war-torn countries have repeatedly said that a pistol is far more valuable than a rifle. You can’t be running around town or the farm with a rifle strapped to your back all day.


enfieldem2 November 13, 2012 at 04:11 pm

A properly tested kel tech RFB. failing that a PWS 308.

SRM arms semiauto shotgun.

EAA witness 10MM.

With suppressors for all of them, even the shotgun, I figure since this is for a hypothetical scenario why not go nuts? But if things did go totally nuts you could probably acquire other more conventional weapons through battlefield pickup.


sapper911 November 13, 2012 at 06:44 pm

1. TAR21 (X95) with MEPRO MOR red dot sight.
2. LWRC 308 AR with Nightforce NXS 3.5 to15X
3 Wilson combat Tactical Suppergrade 1911 in .45ACP


Federale November 13, 2012 at 08:32 pm

50 meters? My agency tells me nothing over 25 yards.


bima November 13, 2012 at 10:17 pm

1. heavy duty sling shot (infinate ammo.. yaaaay) , probably get a civilwar bullet cast too..

2. my handgun, glock17

3. an AR platform type weapon


Stal1 November 14, 2012 at 08:30 am

1. SCAR-L Suppressed / AR-15 Suppressed
2. HK Mark 23 Suppressed


Dynamik1 November 14, 2012 at 08:36 am

Just curious – is this a wish list?

How many of these folks touting the desirability of “suppressed” arms have even fired a suppressed firearm or intend to go through the process of acquiring one?


enfieldem2 November 14, 2012 at 11:13 am

I have shot using them many times and I will be going through the process of getting a can soon. I am originally from a country where they can be easily acquired. Were it not for the terrible regulations on suppressors in this country I would recommend every firearm owner have at least one can.

Perhaps if every gun owner had one the regs wouldn’t be so shitty.


SittingDown November 15, 2012 at 05:35 am

This wouldn’t be the .ph would it?


enfieldem2 November 15, 2012 at 12:16 pm



SittingDown November 15, 2012 at 07:30 pm

Are you originally from the Philippines?


enfieldem2 November 15, 2012 at 07:34 pm

Nope, New Zealand, not to be mean but Enfieldem2 should be a clue towards my being from a country in the English commonwealth.

Oh wait, almost no one has heard of the EM2..


SittingDown November 17, 2012 at 12:26 am

My next guess was the UK. Took a chance.

I’m a big fan of “Love Potion Number 9” (EM2s). They are the reason I like the Kel-Tec RFB so much. :D


enfieldem2 November 17, 2012 at 12:34 am

I got a chance to handle a kel tech RFB with a long barrel at the big Reno show today, argh! I want it but I didn’t have 2 grand sitting around.


Snuffleuffaguns November 20, 2012 at 10:57 pm

1. Intermediate- caliber rifle (AR, AK, blah…)

2. 9mm auto handgun

3. Short-barrel shotgun/ no-stock shotgun (Basically just for breaching crap you can’t access otherwise)


Tom January 15, 2013 at 09:34 pm



Sig 220


Zombie preppr December 15, 2014 at 09:24 pm

First I’d choose a armalite ar15 in 223. This is an extremely versital weapon then a berretta 92 chambered in 9 mm and to make a final chose the myosin Nagant for long range


Zombie preppr December 15, 2014 at 09:25 pm

First I’d choose a armalite ar15 in 223. This is an extremely versital weapon then a berretta 92 chambered in 9


Bryan August 5, 2015 at 11:51 pm

SKS with 25 clips of 10 rounds

AKMs-47 with 6 spare magazines

Glock 19 generation with 5 of 15 rounds mag and 2 of 33 rounds mag.


Gerard McQuade December 18, 2016 at 02:06 am

Soegar tactical double barrel shotgun
Glock 30


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