Some preppers talk about the versatility of Glock 17 magazines being able to fit with the Glock 19. This feature is highly desirable for most prepper with survival and limited resources in mind.
The standardization Glock put into place is what makes it a perfect prepper handgun. When it comes to handguns, very few companies have adopted magazine standardization. Glock on the other hand has embraced standardization. This makes Glock ideal for groups.
Take Beretta for example. Beretta is a great handgun, I can not say they follow the same level of standardization as Glock. For example, the Beretta APX will not use 92F magazines. This creates an issue of stockpiling magazines for the same brand name, but different models.
A while back some of my prepper buddies and I were trying to agree on a standardized riffle. We talked about the Ruger mini-14 and mini-30, AR-15, AK-47… and a few other rifles. We agreed to purchase an SKS as a handout and “if all else fails” rifle.
Some of us tried out the Ruger mini-30 and put a folding stock on it. It was a great rifle but after market magazines were unreliable. Keep in mind this was more than 20 years ago.
Today, AR-15 and Glocks lead the way for preppers with their standardized firearms.
What do you think?, What’s your prepper handgun and why?, tell us below in the comment section.
Sources: Glocks, Berettas, Kevin Felts