We have the, if you could only have one firearm discussions all the time but if you could only have one of the the collection you personally have what would it be?
For me it is a tough call. My wife surprised me with a Ruger Vaqueo on a Valentines day that is very special but if it came right down to it, it would be the Pre 64 Winchester 30-30 that came from my Grandfather. It is one of those items that really links me to somebody I really miss very much and cannot imagine giving up. It is truely one of the few cold dead hands guns that I have, not because of the the 2nd, not because of anything except that it is a piece of my Grandfather whom I loved, love, very much. That Thutty-Thutty will be passed on to my kids/grandkids no matter what.
So what is your one gun? Not necessarily your tactical gun or gun to fight off zombies, just the one that means the most to you.
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March 6, 2006, 12:39 AM
My Ruger sp101. I use and carry it the most.
March 6, 2006, 12:47 AM
My choice of gun to keep would be the first one I ever bought, a Mossberg 500 with the field barrel and the riot barrel. Not really that nice of a gun but I've worked the action so many times, it is so smooth and so familar. I bought it the day I turned 18.
That I can live in a country where I can own such things and I exercised my right and bought it, makes me feel lucky to be born where I was. It will always be a very special gun even though it by itself it is really quite ordinary.
March 7, 2006, 12:25 AM
I think my choice would be the Savage Model 99 250-3000 my Father got from his friend, when he first got interested in deer hunting, and then he pssed it on to me.
My friends and I growing up referred to it respectfully as "The Two Fifty", and nothing more need be said.
I sure would miss my GP100 and my BHP though!
March 7, 2006, 12:31 AM
Oh, that's easy. The Winchester classic .30-06 my daddy just gave me for my birthday.
It already means a lot to me 'cause it's from my father. Even moreso 'cause Daddy raised me to be an anti... :)
March 7, 2006, 12:35 AM
One of the 1911's. I honestly cant choose.
uuh.... so which of your kids would you choose???
Thats what I thought :D
March 7, 2006, 12:53 AM
While I have some wonderful guns I shoot all the time, and some very nice antique collectibles, if I could only keep one gun it would be my father's Remington Model 33. He got it when he was a kid, and he gave it to me when I was a kid. It's the least valuable gun I own, but it could never be replaced.
March 7, 2006, 01:43 AM
post ww2 parker hale , super gloss blued, high polished, super configured super beautiful wood, 26 in bbl. ,mauser high gloss chromed action, in 308 ultralite. bbl is actually stamped "j.c. Penny".
March 7, 2006, 02:26 AM
I wish I could say I'd keep the sporterized mauser my father passed down to me from his father, but I can't. Because I can't conceal it, and if I can only have one gun then it's going to have to be something I can conceal carry.
In that case it would be my PM9. I usually carry a 45 but with only one gun I need something I can carry regardless of weather or mode of dress. That means the smallest effective gun I've got, and that's the PM9. My only other possible choice, for the same reasons I chose the Kahr, would be my Taurus 605 in .357. Both are very small, very shootable, and very effective.
If concealed carry isn't an option then I'd have to toss up between the Mossy 590 Mariner or the M1A standard. That'd be a tough choice.
March 7, 2006, 02:56 AM
March 7, 2006, 03:09 AM
Thats a hell of a loaded question, pun intended.
Huh, I guess maybe.....the.....oh then theres the.......
None of my firearms where handed down to me by family members. My wife bought me a Russian SKS for fathers day but that aint exactly sentimental value. She also bought me a Browning High Power, still no sentiment.
I guess I would say one of my AKs. Home defense, SHTF and hunting (if you had to) all in one rifle. Of course that means I would have to give up daily carrying a CCW piece. Damn this choice just plain sucks. Maybe I would keep my Browning High Power. That would mean no defense rifle.
Well, if I could have the M1 Garand my father had when he was in the army, or the USGI 1911 he bought when he left the service, either of those two would be the one.
But I don't have either of those guns so I guess it's my M39 VKT Mosin Nagant. I shoot it pretty well and it's got an nice bit of history as well. The funny thing is I bought it as a "beater rifle" to preserve another M39 I have.
March 7, 2006, 03:55 AM
If I were somehow restricted to having one, it would without doubt be a rifle. Probably my favorite bolt-action.