I thought I would try to revive this thread. Partly because of Tweva’s replying in conjunction with the concurrent garden thread. Additionally the premise of the thread is similar to my situation, where I live near a small city of 50,000 but past the edge of suburbia. Not far enough to make any difference. I occasionally revise my defensive plan. Just to keep people out of my house, not including any neighbors I figure 4 fire teams are necessary to secure the house and escape routes. That’s a minimum of 8 people, and eight combat capable rifles. Plus I’d like everyone to have a backup hand gun. I have a few more guns to buy to meet my projected needs.