If you couldn't swim, would you rather have to eat only popsicles for the rest of your life, or pose as a body double for Jackie Chan in a serious drama without any martial arts in it but have to pay $40.00 a day to do so.
Could you get a shotgun within 3 hours if you needed one because of a report of just one zombie? If so, would that be the weapon you would choose? Given three hours, would you try to get something else? Just askin'