3. Hi-Point Pistol OR Cheap Revolver ($200).
Finally, you’ll want a trusty sidearm that you can keep strapped to your side as you work around the homestead. You are extremely limited with what you can buy here, but for around $200, you will be able to pick up a new Hi-Point pistol or a well-used Taurus or Rossi revolver for around $200. Yes, Hi-Point pistols could win the nomination for ugliest pistol on the planet, and yes, a $200 used revolver is going to be extremely well-worn and perhaps even rusted on the finish and grip. But both will work when you need them, and remember, you only have $500 to spend for your arsenal.
Of course, if you can afford an AR-15 rifle, a Mossberg shotgun and a Glock pistol in place of these, then purchase those instead. But if you’re on a budget and in need of some survival weapons, these options will work.
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