If there’s one pistol to have during a disaster, a very strong argument can be made that it should be the Glock 19. This is arguably the most practical pistol ever made. It is small and compact enough to conceal easily on your person, and yet large enough to fight with. It has impressive firepower with 15 rounds of ammunition, although it will also accept longer 17 round and 33 round magazines.
It’s also the bestselling pistol ever made, including in the United States, which means that spare parts and accessories will be in great abundance. Everything from spare barrels and guide rods to holsters to triggers to sights to extra magazines and so on will be in great abundance, at least in comparison to other handguns.
That’s also not to mention that the Glock 19 is dead simple to use and operate, with no external safety levers or anything like that. If you’re looking for a reliable and simple pistol, the Glock 19 is very hard to beat.