So I live in the northeast, and my house is in woodland, just outside a small city. So I am not dealing with urban situations, nor am I dealing with wide open fields. Even the roads are winding, so long range shots are not needed. In that light my loadout is: 1: cc weapon, m&p shield. The reason for this one is it is small, and easy for me to deal with. I am not a very large guy, so something smaller means I am more likely to have it around. 2: G19. This is the home defense pistol, setup with a light. Easier to shoot, has a light all that jazz. Also I can hand it to my wife (Ideally she would get her own favorite) but being able to put something in everyones hands matters. 3: mossberg 930 12ga semi auto. With the distances around me this will do it all. Rifled slug for further out, buckshot closer in, and then various loads for hunting. The reason for semi auto vs pump for me is that the felt recoil is lower, so I will actually train hard with this gun. Also for defense it can let a lot of lead fly very quickly. As far as reliability modern semi auto is pretty darn reliable, and if it doesn’t cycle you cycle the action like on a rifle. bonus: 22 air rifle. I can easily (and cheaply) train with this every day, good for small game. Obviously having a 22 pistol and rifle would be great additions for getting lots of training in, but not really core in my view. Also for food I do agree that there are other tools that are even more important, such as fishing gear, snares, and archery.