I get a bonus in February & one thing I'm going to get is a rifle for home/property protection just in case the SHTF (I live out in the country). I own a 9mm handgun, a home defense-type shotgun, & a .22 (rifle), but I'm not overly technical about guns or have a lot of knowledge about them. Price isn't a huge issue, but personally, I see no reason to spend a lot of money on something I'll rarely use (other than to learn to be competent with it). Obviously, reliability is a concern, though. What would you guys suggest these days, & what would it cost? Any extras I need? BTW, I wouldn't have anything against an AK for this use (at least from what I've heard), but isn't ammo availability a problem (or could become a problem)? I'd much appreciate any opinions/help.