Hi Fernando, I'd love your opinion on choosing SHTF gun in Canada. Briefly our laws separate our firearms Prohibited (can't have em AKs, Fal etc), Restricted (handguns and short military style rifles that you cam bring to the range only) and Non restricted (long rifles and shotguns that aren't registered and the government doesn't know you have em). My 2 main options are SKS non restricted and handgun restricted, I know your opinion on rifles and handguns but for whatever reason the government decide to pull the guns out, they have no info on your long rifle while the handguns are all registered. Handgun practical self defense and SKS reliable no one knows I have it firearm, which should I go with in that scenario?Thank you Ferfal-A
Hi! Canada isn’t USA but still it isn’t that bad in term of gun laws.
You can own handguns in Canada as long as the barrel is 106mm (4.15") or longer. I would get a Glock as my first gun. A Glock in 9mm would be a great first choice, but given that you are limited to 10 round magazines you may want to go for a Glock in 40 S&W, 45 ACP, 357 SIG or 10mm. I would start with a 9mm so as to shoot cheaper ammo for cheaper training. Besides, 9mm works well, parts for a Glock 17 or 19 are plentiful and 9mm ammo is easy to find.
As for a rifle, the SKS sure isn’t a bad choice. Just find a brand of soft point ammo that shoots well in it and stock up. Put a red dot scope and a good s synthetic stock and you have a handy little carbine with good stoping power.
Besides that I would get a 22LR semi auto carbine and revolver. That would round up your survival gun battery nicely. You don’t have to buy them all at once but that’s what I would aim for.
I wouldn’t worry about Canada going after your guns. I’m not saying it can’t happen, I’m just saying I don’t see it very likely right now so that’s why I would go with a handgun first and then when money is available add the SKS.