as a backup sort of thing. Otherwise, the .22 AR unit is the better trainer, and the only .22 "rifle" that makes any sense for shtf. For sport-hunting, the pistol suffices, and you really should be getting field experince with your ccw gun and load. Nobody has to hunt for food. If they did, they'd use snares, bait, jacklight, and IGNORE seasons, bag-limits, etc. They'd take whatever they could, whenever they could, and in any way possible.