One of my favorite guns that offers so much for its small frame is a .22LR. The specific rifle is a survival rifle made by Chiappa Firearms, the Little Badger .22LR. With the option to add a scope of your choice with the Picatinny rails or use the carbine-style front and rear sights, getting sighted in is easy. This specific rifle comes in .22LR or .22WMR.
This break-open rifle is packable, compact, and designed to go anywhere with its lightweight frame, providing the ultimate survival gun.
.22LR is said to be one of the best survival ammunitions out there. Why, you ask?
There are several reasons that most people should not look past and should consider this small rimfire when it comes to a .22LR. This rifle and caliber combo allow for a person to carry almost limitless loads of ammo with them due to the small size and lightweight of the individual rounds. When it comes to cost, .22 ammo is much less than that of other rimfire rounds, so it’s easier on the wallet. You can get more bang for your buck, literally.
The .22LR, when fired, is much quieter than larger rounds which is ideal. When in survival mode you don’t want to attract attention and you want to maintain a low profile. This round is known to offer great accuracy. When it comes to shot placement in a survival situation when each shot counts, the .22LR can be very accurate if set up correctly.
This specific round is able to shoot out to 100 yards and be deadly, however most times shooting that far is never needed. In a survival situation, most times you are not looking to harvest a big game animal like that is a lot of meat to have to preserve. Most survival situations require you to be on the move. Maintaining a low profile will be important, so you’ll most likely be focusing your harvest on small game animals which are usually within close range, easy to find, and quicker to dress out and cook.
Not only is the .22LR practical for a survival rifle, but it is also fun to shoot. This rifle is easy for kids to learn to shoot and get comfortable with making it a great round for the whole family.
What I love about this .22LR is the fact that if I want to go for a quick little adventure on our property, I can grab it, toss it over my shoulder and go. It provides me with a fun gun to make a small game harvest with or do a little plinking while I am out and about. This rifle is simple, which makes it easy to use and foolproof. Its accuracy is unreal. We equipped our personal Chiappa Firearms, the Little Badger .22LR, with a Burris Fastfire 3 RMR red dot sight which I love! I highly recommend this rifle for many reasons to include survival, small game and fun!