—The ubiquitous 7.62X39 solution.—
I only have two guns: An 8 shot short barrel Remington 12 guage that I bought shortly after Ombama’s inauguration and an SKS that I bought for $105 during Clinton’s first term.
I bought a little ammo with each payday to the point that I’m fairly well stocked with the 7.62 stuff. But that is because I don’t think I’ve put so much as 50 rounds through it, and that was mainly adjusting the sights and getting comfortable with it.
The SKS is good for longer shots,
but up close, a good carbine in the same caliber would be useful.
I’d suggest an 18 inch barrel for the Remington (870?),
and the acquisition of a 10/22 when they go on sale at Cabela’s next time.