I prefer to plan for more realistic SHTF rather than the whole zombies/complete societal collapse type of thing. This means stuff like natural disasters such as what happened at Katrina or things like the LA riots. I have a bag of stuff ready to go with about a week of supplies and copies of all my important documents ready to go in case a natural disaster forces me to bug out or die but I think if possible I would like to stay at (or return to as quickly as possible) my property to defend it from looters and rioters until the SHTF is over. My question is, do you guys think it would be a good idea to have like 5-10 cheapo carbines that you can hand out to neighbors who don't have their own guns to make a sort of temporary neighborhood defense force? I was thinking something along the lines of base model hi point 9mms or, if you have the money, maybe kel-tec sub2Ks with 33rd glock mags. Obviously I would give them a safety brief and cursory training first. Maybe make them watch the first disc of magpul aotc 1. These guns are light, easy to use, and cheap. Someone suggested to me a crate of mosin-nagants, but I feel a semi auto pistol caliber carbine is much more useful than a bolt action rifle for this purpose. Hopefully the mere presence of a bunch of visibly armed dudes will be more than enough to deter looters.