Lets play wilderness survival gun with the stipulations being: survival: denotes a peacetime ("Les stroud" extended wilderness camping trip kinda "survival" either for fun or through accident). 1-3 weeks away from "home" in duration. As the likelyhood of getting stuck in the woods or purposely going survival camping is 99% more likely than a civilian going into combat e&E mode. The gun will be primarily(97%) used for the most readily available "pot game", small mammals and birds. protection against large woods animals; 2or 4 legged will be a rare occurence.( 3%)? The firearm is a tool carried in or along with your woods/camping pack. I offer up .22lr in a handgun or rifle of your choice,;.410,20 or 12ga shotgun of your choice. Centerfire rifle or handgun of your choice, Or No gun at all its only a couple of weeks. I am currently considering a recently found buckmark .22autopistol or a .410or 20ga NEF singleshot shotgun for this role. What has the best chance to keep you fed and keep the bogeyman away from the fire circle. I'm starting to get real curious about the .410 singleshot.( but never owned one) what do you take?