By Bryan Lynch on Jun 09, 2020

10 Best Urban Survival firearms

Survival situations do not always happen in the far reaches of the ocean or in some vast wilderness landscape. They can present themselves in even the most civilized environments. Urban survival firearms need to be mobile, quick to present, extremely reliable, fast on the reload and able to handle close quarter conditions, and anything else the concrete jungle can throw at them. Weigh in on the list below and vote for the 10 Best Urban Survival Firearms!

Remington 870 Police Magnum
1. Remington 870 Police Magnum
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The Remington 870 Police Magnum is a 12-gauge, pump-action shotgun designed to meet the needs of law enforcement. It is built on a unique action and boasts a balanced sear and silky smooth, ultra-reliable operation. The receiver is made from steel and has a matte black finish, while the stock is synthetic. Features of the 870 Police Magnum include a steel-lined forend, cross-bolt safety, sling swivel studs, and a 20” barrel. It also offers a 4-round capacity.

Glock 17 Gen 3
2. Glock 17 Gen 3
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Designed for professionals, the GLOCK 17, in 9x19, is the most widely used law enforcement pistol worldwide. Because of its unsurpassed reliability, above-average magazine capacity of 17 rounds in the standard magazine, and its low weight, it is trusted by law enforcement officers around the globe. With our revolutionary "Safe Action" trigger system, the G17 9x19 pistol is safe, easy, and quick-just what you need in high-pressure situations. Specifications: Weight: 25.06 oz. # of Mags: 2 Overall Length: 8.03" Additional Info: Accessory Rail Gun Case: Plastic

Ruger SR45
3. Ruger SR45
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The Ruger SR45 is perfectly sized to be comfortable and controllable with a slim, ergonomic grip and narrow slide. Large Caliber Pistol with a Trim, Ergonomic Profile. High Visibility 3-Dot Sight System. Unique Reversible Backstrap is Adjustable for a Flat or Arched fit.

SIG Sauer 1911
4. SIG Sauer 1911
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Sig Sauer 1911R10TACOPS 1911 Single 10mm 5\" 8+1 Black Ergo XT Grip Black Nitron Stainless Steel The legendary 1911 design has been brought into the 21st century with the refinement today\'s shooters demand. The Sig Sauer 1911 proves that close tolerances equal complete reliability and need not be incompatible in an off-the-shelf pistol. Sig Sauer has introduced clean, distinct lines that American shooters have embraced, while retaining the crisp trigger pull, classic ergonomics, and exceptional accuracy they expect. This models features a SAO trigger, low profile night sights, integral accessory rail, ambidextrous grip safety, Magwell, and Ergo XT grips. SPECIFICATIONS: Mfg Item Num: 1911R10TACOP Category: PISTOLS Type :Pistol Action :Single Caliber :10mm Barrel Length :5\" Capacity :8+1 Grips :Black Ergo XT Sight Configuration :Siglite Front, Contrast Rear Weight :41.6 oz Frame Finish :Black Nitron Frame Material :Stainless Steel Slide Description :Black Nitron Stainless Steel

Springfield Armory XDM
5. Springfield Armory XDM
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The XD-M® Elite has superior ergonomics, reliable performance, and features that make it easy and intuitive to use. Upgrades like an extended and flared magwell, ambi slide stop and enhanced slide serrations make the Elite a must-have option. It’s also got a whopping 22+1 capacity (20+1 with the “short” magwell).

Smith & Wesson M&P15 13304
6. Smith & Wesson M&P15 13304
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Features:  We The People Engraved on Mag Well, 1-9 Rifling; Sling Swivel Attachment, Dust Cover, Forward Assist

Ruger Scout Rifle
7. Ruger Scout Rifle
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Furnished with a laminate wood stock, the Ruger Gunsite Scout .308 Winchester/7.62 NATO Bolt-Action Rifle can withstand harsh weather conditions. It also has a medium-contour barrel with a rugged 1-piece bolt and a stainless-steel receiver, which comes with a pre-installed scope base and rings. Includes front and rear sights and a forward-mounted Picatinny rail. 3-position safety. Gunsite approved.

Springfield Armory M1A Loaded
8. Springfield Armory M1A Loaded
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As the M14 platform began to dominate competitive rifle shooting, several performance oriented upgrades to the design gained popularity. Today, shooters who want the extra features, but dont want to pay match-shop prices can find what they need in the M1A Loaded Series from Springfield Armory.

Mossberg Model 500SP
9. Mossberg Model 500SP
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Mossberg Special Purpose shotguns provide modern, state of the art design for the most serious and potentially prolonged defense situations. The Persuaders are virtual duplicates of the proven Mossberg military 500 and 590 models.

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Panther 6.8mm Rifle has a 4140 chrome-moly steel 20" barrel with 6 grooves, right hand 1X11 twist, button rifled with A2 flash hider (birdcage), gas operated rotating bolt, and a 8620 steel bolt carrier. The upper receiver features A3 flattop with detachable carry handle and rear sight adjustable for windage and elevation. The Upper and Lower Receiver made of 7075-T6 aircraft aluminum. The Lower Receiver feature semi-auto trigger group, aluminum trigger guard, and a aluminum magazine release button. The stock is a standard A2 black Zytel with trap door assembly. The handguards are A2 length standard round.