if you were only allowed 1 rifle and 1 pistol what would they be?


August 10, 2008, 05:16 PM
what if the law only allowed for 1 of each, i would probably go with an AR15 with a couple different uppers but for a pistol i would have a hard decision. it would have to be some kind of high cap.

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August 10, 2008, 05:19 PM
Who says anyone would comply with this law.


Dr.Mall Ninja
August 10, 2008, 05:21 PM
I would have a barrett 50cal and a really nice 1911

August 10, 2008, 05:21 PM
Guide Gun in 45-70 and a Blackhawk .44

Since I can only have one they should be ones that don't break. :)

August 10, 2008, 05:22 PM
I would comply :rolleyes: but the two that would be seen would be my SOCOM16 and my HK P2K in 357 Sig.

ice monkey
August 10, 2008, 05:23 PM
Hmmmm ... A simple side by side shotgun, and a .357 wheel gun.

Old Grump
August 10, 2008, 05:25 PM
Red Ryder BB gun and Roy Rogers cap pistol

August 10, 2008, 05:26 PM
Remington 870 & Ruger MKII pistol.

Joe Cool
August 10, 2008, 05:44 PM
It's the modern classics for me - an AR-15 or M-16 and a 1911

August 10, 2008, 05:46 PM
an Ak47 and an M9 Beretta. The rest of the guns would be buried somewhere in the woods.

August 10, 2008, 06:08 PM
I think something in the M-14 platform for the rifle, and something in the 1911 platform for the pistol.

With those in hand, and enough like-minded folks, and we'll go take care of this "allowed" thing that has somehow come to pass.

August 10, 2008, 06:43 PM
An FN-FAL and my Com-Bloc TT-33 chambered in 9x23 Winchester.

August 10, 2008, 07:03 PM
Left and right index fingers and thumbs.

August 10, 2008, 07:04 PM
Probably a stainless bolt action .30 '06 with a scope and synthetic furniture and a stainless mid-size double action .357.
For most rifle uses, as much as we all hate to admit it, a regular "hunting rifle" will do OK.
And if I can only have one handgun it's going to have to be able to do a lot of things fairly well, the .357.

And I admit that right now, I own neither of those.

Really, rather than worrying about some law, I'm kind of likely to impose these limits on myself.
I'm becoming kind of a minimalist - just don't see any reason to have a huge stack of guns around anymore and I get more enjoyment out of a few that I really like anyhow. I'll never get down to one of each but I can see myself getting down to maybe three of each and a couple rimfires.
Your mileage may vary.

August 10, 2008, 07:10 PM
Already compliant. :)
A Sig P6 and a Remington 12CS.

Intrepid Dad
August 10, 2008, 07:10 PM
Rifle: AR-10

Handgun: high capacity semi-auto like a Glock 17 or a Springfield XD9

And as someone else said, the rest would be buried in the woods.

August 10, 2008, 07:11 PM
They would be two barely functional clunkers that are prime for confiscation.

August 10, 2008, 07:23 PM
Ar15, and 1911.

August 10, 2008, 07:26 PM
A nice shotgun so I could use it for hunting and SD and a .500 magnum.

August 10, 2008, 07:30 PM
Stoner 63 + parts to change it into all its variants
Beretta 92FS with suppressor

762 shooter
August 10, 2008, 07:33 PM
Calibers 9mm, and 5.56.

What ever caliber the government uses will always be available some way or another.

Guns don't matter if you can't feed them.

I prefer 45 ACP, and 7.62, but the gument don't appreciate it.

August 10, 2008, 07:50 PM
Rifle: Remington 700
Pistol: Glock 17
Revolver: Ruger GP100
Shotgun: Rem 870
Machine Gun: Ma Deuce
Submachine gun: MP5

maestro pistolero
August 10, 2008, 07:58 PM
Scoped M14(M1A) that also had iron sights, and Sig 9mm, any model.

August 10, 2008, 07:58 PM
Sharps 45-120

then 1911 45acp

August 10, 2008, 08:06 PM
AR with a bunch of different uppers
P226 with 9mm, .40, and .357sig barrels and the .22lr kit.

Is that cheating?

August 10, 2008, 08:08 PM
Most important:It would be way past time for another tea party,to answer your question,an AR10 or FN FAL & a 1911.

Ben Shepherd
August 10, 2008, 08:11 PM
It'd be one of my ruger 357s, and my rem 700 in 30-06.

TEOTWAWKI is different, it'd be one of my win 94's in 357 instead of the '06. Pure logistical decision.

August 10, 2008, 08:17 PM
Only one:

Mind bullets, with the ability to kill a Yak from 200 meters away.

That's Telekinesis, Y'all!

August 10, 2008, 08:24 PM
If I had to keep just two, it would be my 32 hammerless Smith & Wesson (Lemon squeezer), because it has a holster built into a pair of my suspenders, and my 1949 Model 94 Winchester. If I had to keep 2 vehicles, I would keep my 35 Ford, and the 26 Buick. If I had to keep 2 horses, it would be Sweetie and Nelly. Whew... better stop. I could keep this up for hours. LBD

"Fortunately, I always keep my feathers numbered" -Foghorn Leghorn

August 10, 2008, 08:36 PM
one of my .45 Colt single-actions (probably USFA), and my .32-20 lever-action.....well, YOU asked......

August 10, 2008, 08:39 PM
Ak-47 and a Glock 17 for functional reliability.

August 10, 2008, 08:43 PM
Smith & Wesson 3" 686 for the handgun

Marlin 25A .22 levergun for the rifle

August 10, 2008, 08:44 PM
i would have my ar and my xd because they are what i am best with.

XD-40 Shooter
August 10, 2008, 08:49 PM
I'd go with a Browning 30-06 A-bolt in stainless, with a Leupold 3-9x scope, and a Ruger GP-100 357 wheelie.:D

August 10, 2008, 09:37 PM
My M4 and either a P228 or a 92FS.

Because, let's face it, if I am only allowed to have ONE gun, there is a fight brewing.

August 10, 2008, 09:40 PM
remington 700 .30-06 and a 1911 .45

Ragnar Danneskjold
August 10, 2008, 10:10 PM
Some sort of battle rifle and rugged pistol, all the better to change this law.

August 10, 2008, 10:18 PM
Accuracy International AWM in .338 Lapua. No pistol needed, goal would be to ... strongly suggest lifting of said restriction.

August 10, 2008, 10:32 PM
My answer on this changes daily.

The handgun is always a CZ75BD and the rifle changes. Today I am gonna go with an AR15 just because I can put a lot of different uppers on it.

August 10, 2008, 11:05 PM
Accurate bolt rifle in .30-06 or if obtaining ammo a problem, accurate semi auto in military caliber.

Much as I love the 1911 in .45 ACP persuasion, I'd rather go with an accurate 6" DA revolver in .357/38. A man's gotta be practical.

If ammo for the sidearm is a problem, an accurate .22 autoloader.

If only one gun allowed, a pump shotgun in 12 gauge with interchangeable barrels --one of which would be a rifled, iron-sighted slug barrel.

In every case, to me, accuracy is paramount.

August 10, 2008, 11:12 PM
1911 colt, all steel, single stack mag, commander barrel length.

HK G3 carbine, telescopic buttstock.

August 11, 2008, 12:05 AM
remington 700 .30-06 and a 1911 .45

Yup, what he said.

August 11, 2008, 12:40 AM
hehehe... couple of 22rf's.

August 11, 2008, 01:17 AM
I'm assuming this type of law would come after TSHTF. So a .22 pistol; 20 Gauge shotgun would be very versatile choices.

Wesson Smith
August 11, 2008, 01:25 AM
DSA SA58 and either my S&W 686 or the XD-M.

August 11, 2008, 01:35 AM
I'd say a 500 in 12-gauge, a rifled barrel for nearing-rifle-accuracy, and a 1911, a trick one, like by Ed Brown.

August 11, 2008, 01:36 AM
"Allowed"? Well, if they tried to dissallow my rights in such a fashion... I guess +1 to ilcylic, though I'd maybe also have a Stinger pen-gun or similar as a holdout for my handgun.

August 11, 2008, 01:37 AM
1. AR lower with multiple uppers in a variety of calibers. If money was no issue, could even have one of those 50 cals in case I need to shoot down a aircraft:what:

2. A 1911 with multiple uppers, 22cal, 9mm, 38 super, 45acp. Does anyone make a 40 cal upper for a 1911:D

Seriously, if we are limited to only 2 guns, we are in deep trouble.


August 11, 2008, 01:42 AM
I'll cheat a bit. :evil:

Rifle: For now my AK-47. Future (possible DSA Arms SA-58)

Pistol: Glock 21

August 11, 2008, 01:53 AM
1 rifle
Custom suppressed take-down bolt-action in 6.5 Lapua

1 pistol
Glock 19


August 11, 2008, 02:43 AM
Shottie: Rem 870
Pistol: FN 5.7

Kind of Blued
August 11, 2008, 03:12 AM
I would have to choose whatever you guys all choose for ammo compatibility. That might come in handy when we all go to fix the problem of only being able to own two guns.

August 11, 2008, 03:31 AM
Springfield M1A
Colt model 1911

didn't mention shotgun, but if i were to only have one of those to compliment the others....
Remington 870

August 11, 2008, 04:35 AM
If things had gotten that bad, concealability would probably be important for the handgun whereas effective range would be important for the rifle. I'd want a snubnose revolver and a rifle suitable for sniping. One for one kind of criminal, the other for another.

August 11, 2008, 06:18 AM
Unlimited funds,
Handgun: STI 2011 with .38 super grandmaster top end, 9mm steel master top end, .40 Edge top end, 9mm VIP top end, eagle six inch top end, Marvel .22 conversion unit.

Rifle: AR 15 with 6.5mm Grendel, 6.8mm SPC, .223 & .22lr uppers.

Limited funds, compliance with Australian law:

Pistol: CZ SP01 shadow and .22 conversion unit.
Rifle: CZ 425 in .17HMR.

August 11, 2008, 06:55 AM
For Rifle: an RPD, 762x39.

For pistol: a Krinkov in 762x39.

is that cheating?

August 11, 2008, 07:19 AM
how about ar 15
and 500mag

that way im tactical but can still kill an elephant

Mr White
August 11, 2008, 12:35 PM
M1 Garand
Browning Hi Power


August 11, 2008, 12:43 PM
Socom II
1911 .45

August 11, 2008, 01:03 PM
Since this is just fiction . . . Sig Sauer P229 and 556. I don't own any of these evil black guns or big magazines. . . I don't own any guns at all, that's it. I sold them all . . . Yeah, that's it. . . No guns round here. . .

August 11, 2008, 04:36 PM
Socom and a Sig Sauer P226ST .40 S&W

August 11, 2008, 04:49 PM
I think something in the M-14 platform for the rifle, and something in the 1911 platform for the pistol.

With those in hand, and enough like-minded folks, and we'll go take care of this "allowed" thing that has somehow come to pass.

Great minds think alike.

Ready on the right:

August 11, 2008, 04:52 PM
If I was limited to just 2 of the ones I currently have, it would have to be my stainless CZ75b 9mm and my M1 carbine.

I'd choose the CZ because I know I can hit with it and have taken several training courses with it. It fits, it hits, so if I'm to be reduced to a one-and-only it gets the nod. Also it has had a very sweet action job and I just don't have a sweeter pistol in my fun-box.

It was a tough call between the carbine and the Garand, but the carbine is what I currently have the most ammo for, as well as being set up to reload. Also I forsee most of the shooting I would NEED to do as being at suburban neighborhood distances. Hopefully within the next year or so that choice will have changed to an x39-upper AR (featureless build), because I'm sitting on 5k of x39 I got back when it was $99 per k, intended to feed the stable of Yugo SKS's we have. Already got the ten 10 round mags for it (yeah CA restrictions suck). Also hope to have a 5.56 upper for the same lower if that's not cheating (probably is though...). Either of these would upgrade from the carbine for penetration purposes.

Nicky Santoro
August 11, 2008, 05:46 PM
if you were only allowed 1 rifle and 1 pistol what would they be?

The first of whatever i thought I needed and acquired through alternative marketing channels.

August 11, 2008, 08:29 PM
M1A scout sniper, and Glock 19.

August 11, 2008, 08:33 PM
Ar15, and 1911.

August 11, 2008, 09:46 PM
If I were only allowed 1 rifle and 1 pistol, it would be my enemy's... if the same applied to them that is....

August 11, 2008, 10:13 PM
Yugoslavian AK-47 underfolder and XD handgun in .40 or .45

The wheelguns, lever actions and shotguns would be hidden well over 60+acres of land and would be promptly uncovered during the ensuing revolution in retaliation to such a dumb law.

August 11, 2008, 10:17 PM
Red rider & my trusty sling shot;)

August 11, 2008, 10:34 PM
I only have 1 now :D

August 11, 2008, 10:53 PM
Rifle: AR 15 with 6.5mm Grendel, 6.8mm SPC, .223 & .22lr uppers.

Excuse my ignorance, as I'm not an AR person yet; but are uppers considered a gun under current law and a number of uppers would be considered a number of guns?

August 11, 2008, 11:00 PM
The upper receiver assembly (upper) is not considered a firearm. Only the lower receiver.


August 12, 2008, 08:44 AM
remington 700 bdl -30-06 (which i do not own) , and my taurus 24/7 45 acp.

August 12, 2008, 09:14 AM
Glock 19 and Arsenal SA-M7S

August 12, 2008, 09:22 AM


August 12, 2008, 09:23 AM
Socom rifle
386 night guard in 357magnum

August 12, 2008, 10:36 AM
Well this is obviosly less likely than another Clinton-type ban, but I'll play along:


1911 M1A1

August 12, 2008, 11:29 AM
Here here, Tyris. What kind of question is that? Should not even enter into discussion.

August 12, 2008, 11:41 AM
My Bushmaster AR15 and my Glock 17.:)

August 12, 2008, 12:10 PM
I skipped to the end, so I don't know if it's already been said:

I'd say for handgun, GLOCK 20,

and... for rifle;

Chey-Tac .408 Interdiction, simply for rooftop voting purposes, because the time is here.

August 12, 2008, 12:12 PM
My Win. Mod. 70 in 270. cal and my Glock 17 9mm

August 12, 2008, 01:31 PM
A Savage 308, and my CZ40B

August 12, 2008, 01:41 PM
a Red Ryder BB gun and a Greenie-Stickum cap derringer.

August 12, 2008, 02:26 PM
AR15, Glock 19.

August 12, 2008, 02:59 PM
my model 94 30-30 and my redhawk 45 colt. gotta love the classics ;)

August 12, 2008, 06:17 PM
Sidefolding AK and XD9

August 12, 2008, 07:07 PM
Rifle: Winchester Model 1894 30-30
Pistol: Browning Hi-Power 9mm

August 12, 2008, 07:13 PM
M1 Abrams to pound down the house that built this law. A rifle and pistol won't be enough for me.


August 12, 2008, 07:16 PM
Would a full Thompson Center Encore with barrel kit be considered cheating?:D:neener:

August 12, 2008, 07:23 PM
Remington 700 M-24 SWS in 7.62 NATO and a Springfield Armory Lightweight Champion Operator.




August 12, 2008, 07:28 PM
30-06 bolt action rifle
.357 Magnum revolver

August 12, 2008, 07:44 PM
T/C Encore with every available barrel plus some customs.
Ruger Old Army .45

August 12, 2008, 08:17 PM
XDshooter07: Who are you and why are you taking pictures of my guns.

Everyone else: Seems I'll be sharing my two guns with XD for the time being. ;)

August 12, 2008, 08:19 PM
If ammo cost doesn't count: AR15 Gas Piston in 6.5 Grendel and Sig P226 Tactical.

August 12, 2008, 09:08 PM
AR-15 in .223 with several different upper configurations and calibers.

Colt Model 1911A1 in Super .38 with a number of slide/barrel assemblies in various calibers.

August 13, 2008, 07:56 PM
If I had what I wanted, it would be a matchgrade bushmaster AR-15, and a Glock in 40S&W, with the alternate barrel and mags in 9MM. Never know what you'll be able to get your hands on ya know....;)

However if I have to go with what I have it would have to be my XD 40 for the pistl, and my semi auto Browning 22lr. I'd use this to aquire a more suitable battle rifle.. :D

I would go with my Mod94 Win in 30-30, but I haven't practiced with it NEARLY enough for such use..:(

August 13, 2008, 08:33 PM
AR-15, and 1911.

/thread. Both with suppressors if I had my druthers.

Brian Williams
August 13, 2008, 09:04 PM
Marlin 1894C and a S&W 581 both in 357 Magnum.

August 13, 2008, 10:14 PM
I'll play.
Ar-15 Carbine, A2 upper
1911 single stack.

August 13, 2008, 10:43 PM
M-14 .308 and Glock 20 10mm

August 13, 2008, 10:56 PM
Dan Wesson RZ-10 and Sig 556

Glock 31 and a M-14

7 yo Daughter
Ruger Mark III and a Crickett Model 226 Stainless Steel (Pink of course!)

August 14, 2008, 02:40 AM
Remington 700 .308
S&W 686

August 14, 2008, 02:46 AM
1903A3 and a Glock 30 (.45)
AR15 and S&W 686 (.38's only) ...She's in the Air Nat'l Guard and shoots really well. :neener:

August 14, 2008, 10:56 AM
ar-15 & sig P220st

August 14, 2008, 12:20 PM
I would keep one of my AKs and my XD-40 Service.

August 14, 2008, 10:31 PM
Can I play?

My M1A Scout and my HK USPF 45

Bud Tugly
August 14, 2008, 11:44 PM
A Browning Buckmark pistol and a Savage 24 with .30-30 over 20 gauge.

August 14, 2008, 11:54 PM
Bushmaster m-4
Kimber 1911

August 15, 2008, 02:16 PM
Marlin Camp .45 Semi Auto carbine
1911A1 .45ACP

Both weapons use the same round and magazine

August 15, 2008, 02:35 PM
Man that's too easy

30'06 and 1911

Because I live in the GREAT STATE OF TEXAS

If I lived in Moscow it would be 7.62x39 and 5.7


September 16, 2008, 11:15 PM
Too easy, M14(M1A) cal. .308 & M1911A1, cal..45 ACP

September 16, 2008, 11:21 PM

Smith&Wesson M-29 .44mag

September 16, 2008, 11:23 PM
A Rock River M4gery AR and my Baer TRS. I do love that TRS.

September 16, 2008, 11:54 PM
M4 carbine and Commander-size 1911 in .45ACP.

December 18, 2008, 04:46 PM
Wow, I can't believe nobody thought of this...a GE M134, ya know? the .308 sized 'mini' gun, and a Glock 18 suppressed. Why not go all out 'Action Movie' mode?

Assuming we had this hypothetical tyranny, and to be more smart with my choices instead of picking the funnest, I'd actually go with a Cobb MCR (Multi Caliber Rifle) for the rifle. Not only can the barrel and upper receiver be swapped out for all the AR-15 length calibers, the magazine well is a modular section. I'll start with having it in 9mm, 5.56, .308, .30-06something in the 338-416 range, and .50 BMG. For the pistol, the best handgun I ever fired was my dad's Sig 226, assuming I can't get anything NFA restricted, which is how it is in my state already.

December 18, 2008, 04:58 PM
.308 bolt
.357 wheel

December 18, 2008, 05:23 PM
Can you have some crazy double barrel gun that shoots shotgun and rifle? That might be a viable loophole. I'll have that and a S&W .40

December 18, 2008, 06:02 PM
Crossfire MK1 .223/12 ga and 454SRH


December 18, 2008, 06:05 PM
This is easy, because I only have 1 rifle and 1 pistol :)

K31 and Rock Island 1911

December 18, 2008, 06:14 PM
P226 .40 and something a little more outrageous, Barrett 98b

December 18, 2008, 06:29 PM
M14 variant and a 1911.


December 18, 2008, 06:32 PM
sks and .357 revolver.

December 18, 2008, 06:38 PM
Hard decision M1A and CZ-75B.

December 18, 2008, 06:43 PM
I'd take the Dillon Mini Gun alone and never want for anything ever again, but I know it's off limits.

Therefore, I'll take an LMT M4 and I already have the .357 Blackhawk.

December 18, 2008, 11:46 PM
It really depends. For a SHTF situation, probably a Sig 556 or a SCAR Heavy and a Sig 220 or a Witness Full Size .45acp or 10mm with a 9mm conversion kit. For a survival situation, a CETME and the same Witness set up.
However, a .223/5.56x45 of some sort (Sig 556 or a Ruger mini-14) and a 7.62x39 (Ruger mini-30 or AK) along with a good 9mm pistol such as a Ruger P95, TZ99, Beretta or Taurus 92 and a good 12ga pump hidden in the woods somewhere.

December 18, 2008, 11:50 PM
A FNH P90 carbine and Five-Seven pistol. Takes the same ammo, and both are very reliable.

December 18, 2008, 11:52 PM
m1a and either a xd-40 or 1911

December 19, 2008, 12:03 AM
Forget rifles and pistols, I'd take a bullethose if thats all the liberals would let me have:p

December 19, 2008, 12:38 AM
First you need to understand what my intrepretation of the SHTF is...

SHTF = Kaos to the point that extreme self-defensive actions are required. No calvary is on the way to save us, our life expectancy is in serious doubt, civil services are just about nonexistant, no food, water, or utilities are available, and things might remain in kaos for quite some time.

Pistol = S&W or Colt mid-frame .357 Mag w/ 6" barrel
Rifle = .308 pump (Remington) w/ 2x7 wide angle scope


Both pistol and rifle need to be accurate, fully reliable, and easy to use. For defensive purposes I'll want to take out threats while they are still as distant as possible. Both weapons in the configurations described will do that.

Both weapons might also be needed for hunting (so I can feed myself and group when there's no other alternative but to hunt ). Both calibers are widely available in a variety of loads to cover everything from SD to small/large game hunting. (Although I'd really like someting a bit more robust than .308 if I need to take on a bear, I could if given the right load. Because of its combination of wide availability of military/hunting ammo, inherant accuracy, and easy of handling, it has to be .308).

Why a pump and revolver? They're simple, reliable, and if I'm taken out those remaining in my group will have no problem picking them up and figuring out how to use them. Ever seen anybody who didn't know (almost instinctively) how to use a revolver or pump? -- Maybe its in our DNA or something??

BTW, the question was rifle and handgun. Had it not been rifle, I would have selected a Remington 12Ga Shotgun (870 Wingmaster w/ mid length barrel).

Kind of Blued
December 19, 2008, 12:43 AM
The correct answer:

I'd pick whatever is the most popular for ammo compatibility. It might come in handy when we all go to solve the problem of only being able to own two guns. :)

If I could only afford to own one rifle and one pistol, I'd pick a CZ 452 American in .22LR and a 3" S&W Model 60.

December 19, 2008, 01:03 AM
Ruger P89 and Mini-14

December 19, 2008, 10:08 AM
"I think something in the M-14 platform for the rifle, and something in the 1911 platform for the pistol."


December 19, 2008, 10:09 AM
Depends on the surroundings. In Miami a shorty shotgun and a springfield XD40 cal, in NY a M4 and a SA XD40

December 19, 2008, 10:13 AM
Well, I'd certainly keep my Nighthawk 1911. That part was easy.

For the rifle, that's tougher. I reaaalllly like my SIG 556, but there's a real visceral connection with my M1 Garand. :banghead:

December 19, 2008, 11:48 AM
remington 700 .30-06 and a 1911 .45


December 19, 2008, 11:51 AM
EBR and Sig .45

December 19, 2008, 12:08 PM
HK 416 and HK Mark 23 :)

texas bulldog
December 19, 2008, 12:58 PM
first, i would buy a whole lot of large PVC pipe and some good shovels...paid in cash, of course.

after that, the only guns i would keep in the house would be (after some hemming and hawing):

- S&W .357 with 4" bbl, probably a 686
- Remington 870 with a couple different barrels

i think those would be my most versatile and reliable choices, though i would sorely miss having a semi-auto rifle.

texas bulldog
December 19, 2008, 01:02 PM
wait...problem solved...

my pistol/long gun combo:
- 1911 commander or BHP
- m14

my wife's pistol/long gun combo:
- S&W .357
- Remington 870

December 19, 2008, 11:32 PM
Most Definitely a Glock 22 and an AK-74. Too bad owning either one of them right now is a pipe dream....:(

December 20, 2008, 06:32 AM
Well, since YOU won't let me have a shotgun (either m590A1 or police 870 would have made me happy)...

M1 Garand and S&W 686 (7rnd, 3")

Why the Garand? Well, it's a hunting round for most anything I would want to eat, and it's an almost guaranteed man-killer, IN A TRIED & TRUE SEMI-AUTO BATTLE RIFLE! BOO-YAH!!!

As for the S&W 686... I love having a wheel gun in .357 since I can hunt small stuff with .38, bigger stuff with .357, and the chances of scrounging ammo goes way up when it's not a current military or LEO round. That, & a properly tuned tack-driving 686, with 7 rounds of top-notch .357 & a bunch of speed loaders, with a 3" barrel for at least some concealed carry if necessary...

Hey, if there is a better Jack-of-all-trades pistol, I'd like to see it.... and steal it from you!

However, my next dynamic duo would be the AK47 and my Glock 30SF (w/ a myriad of different length mags)

December 20, 2008, 11:22 AM
M14 and 1911

December 20, 2008, 11:26 AM
Depends are we still alowed to carry?
If not a CZ 75B/G19 second choice
If so a CZ RAMI/G26 second choice
My winchester 7 mm mag

Hostile Amish
December 20, 2008, 11:28 AM



Not for any sort of practicality, but I'm grinning at how much I could sell those for. (The Luger .45 Carbine is 1,000,000 dollars, and the OICW should get near 200,000)

December 20, 2008, 11:47 AM
I'd have to choose my Marlin 30-30 and my S&W model 66. Love those guns.

December 20, 2008, 11:58 AM
If I had to choose right now:

AR-15 / Glock

December 20, 2008, 12:56 PM
I live in the desert so my situation may be different than some. Wide open spaces, etc. I have to settle for a Norinco AK, Mod 84s. in 223 cal. and a Ruger P90 45 cal. The Ruger is a brick with a trigger that will shoot flying ashtrays all day long and the AK is a very dependable rifle for the desert sand and conditions.

December 20, 2008, 12:57 PM
An MG-42 and a Glock 18.

December 20, 2008, 01:36 PM
I would take just one gun and kill everyone that made it illegal to have more than two.

December 20, 2008, 03:57 PM
I would get a HandiRifle with every barrel including shotgun and my Ruger MKII .22lr.

December 20, 2008, 06:53 PM
Only two guns, you say? That's not easy. My first choice, a Winchester model 1890 in .22 WRF. In my youth I took plenty of small game with this rifle. Now a companion for more than 50 years it embodies too many memories to part with.

A handgun choice is considerably more difficult. I was brought up on Saturday afternoon Westerns at the town theater so naturally a wheel gun was what I first lusted after, at least until that girl in the sixth grade with pig tails turned my head. :)
My choice these days is torn between the Ruger Single Six and the .44 Blackhawk, subject to change on any particular day.

December 20, 2008, 07:21 PM
Is this part of the Obama government to re-distribute the wealth for the common good? After all, who needs more than one or two guns? Right?

December 20, 2008, 07:42 PM
DSA SA58 and Springfield XD 45

December 20, 2008, 07:43 PM
Rifle...BLR in 7mm Rem Mag....Handgun...SW 686+ in 357mag...between these two there isn't much that a person could accomplish--long range, short range, big game/targets, small game/targets...these two would do just about everything...

Travis Bickle
December 20, 2008, 08:52 PM
if you were only allowed 1 rifle and 1 pistol what would they be?

The handgun would be a stainless Ruger Redhawk in .44 magnum. You can load it with snakeshot for snake country, magnums for bear country, and specials for goblin country. What more can you ask for in a handgun?

The rifle would probably be a Fulton armory M-14.

December 20, 2008, 10:45 PM
Probably a AR and a Gock 22

December 20, 2008, 11:01 PM
Ideally a springfield 03A3 (since .30-06 is widely used for hunting around here), and (edit) a 1911 .45

December 20, 2008, 11:39 PM
A Rock River M4gery AR and my Baer TRS. I do love that TRS.

Let me revise, My NDS-3 build and Baer TRS.

December 20, 2008, 11:43 PM
Glock 23 and an AR15. Already have both. The handgun was an easy choice and the rifle not so much. I love my Savage rifles. If I couldn't keep the AR I would definitely go with my model 12BVSS in 223.

Enos Presley
December 20, 2008, 11:44 PM
Winchester .357 carbine
Ruger Blackhawk .357

It's what I've got and what I can shoot very, very well. Can handle almost anything, too.

Plus, .357 is the only caliber I reload and my "reloading bench" all fits in a backpack (Lee Loader, small scale, homemade case cleaner, bullet mould, lead pot)

December 21, 2008, 02:33 AM
AR15 carbine and Glock 26

December 21, 2008, 08:14 AM
M4 and a XD40

December 21, 2008, 10:18 AM
HK 91 and CZ75 w/Kadet kit. Joe

December 21, 2008, 11:37 PM
Colt AR 15 223
Colt Lightweight Commander 45ACP

December 22, 2008, 12:51 AM
Somewhat difficult. Handgun, 1911 platform no question. Rifle, hmmm.........? Either an FAL or M-1A platform most probably.

Claude Clay
December 22, 2008, 01:15 AM
me-rem 700 in 308 set up for 1000 yards and a 45acp 1911 with kimber 22lr conv.wife-h-bar good to 600 yards plus a 22 conv and a sig 239 in 40 with 357 SIG bbl and 9mm bbl. daughter 1894 model in 32 H&R MAG and single-six in 32 also. covered rabbbits to grizz; from city to suburb to the countryside.

December 22, 2008, 06:11 PM
Rifle:22 mag because it can easily shoot the eyes out of small game or whatever. . . at better than 75 yards without completing obliterating it.
Pistol: GP100 or similar 357 mag with 4 inch barrel for the close stuff.

December 22, 2008, 08:44 PM
Para FAL with an Eotech & a CZ 97B.

Why compromise? :D

January 5, 2009, 07:45 PM
WASR 10 or any AK varrient and a Glock .45

January 5, 2009, 07:53 PM
if the time comes that we're only allowed to have 2 guns, there is a reasonable chance I won't exist anymore.

January 5, 2009, 07:56 PM
FN ps90, FN FiveSeven.

Cap'n Jack Burntbeard
February 20, 2009, 07:21 PM
I already own mine, a Krebs KTR-08s AK and a Ruger P-97DC .45ACP.

In a SHTF situation I could live with just those two.



But my dream kit would be a DSA SA-58 FAL and a Desert Eagle .44mag. :D

February 20, 2009, 08:28 PM
1911 and a good lever 30-30

Big Bill
February 20, 2009, 08:59 PM
Here are my two choices...


Ruger Redhawk® double action revolver in satin stainless finish 7 1/2" barrel


Marlin 1894SS 44 Rem. Magnum / 44 S&W Special 10 shot.

February 20, 2009, 09:00 PM
Before I moved out of California I took all but two weapons to my brother in law in Arizona I kept a 357 winchester trapper with 16" barrel and a 65-5 S&W in 357 stainless. I bought six boxes of 357, and 38 spl in various bullet weights to look good. A Lee loader along with powder, bullets and brass was my real main back up. I made an unbelieveable buy of armscor 357 in 1982 and moved 5 thousand round cases to my brother in law. Now buffalo bore is making a 357 at right around 30-30 capabilities for my rifle. I retired and moved to Az. I have other firearms, but those two would still be my first choice. It's a bonus they are so much fun to shoot and reload. Short of asking my wife to marry me, may be the best decision I ever made.

Redneck with a 40
February 20, 2009, 09:58 PM
Remington 870 and a 357 magnum.:)

February 20, 2009, 10:18 PM
Pistol: 9mm CZ P-01

Carbine: CZ VZ 58

Maybe not pretty, but they surely work.


skeet king
February 20, 2009, 11:50 PM
A savage hunting rifle in 30-06 and a ak without the buttstock (technically a pistol)

Ohio Gun Guy
February 20, 2009, 11:53 PM
Whatever I could get my hands on, then I would start the revolution. :fire:

February 21, 2009, 12:19 AM
Cetme .308 and Smith and Wesson model 10

I just cant give up my classic model 10, shoot one you will find out why

The Cetme, well happiness is semi-auto 308, unless you have to carry it all day

February 21, 2009, 12:23 AM
I think I would go with what I know best an AR-15 and a 1911.

February 21, 2009, 12:26 AM
Glock 17 and a VEPR AK 47

February 21, 2009, 12:33 AM
A good 30-06 or 308 and a Ruger 22 auto.

February 21, 2009, 04:39 AM
If I were only allowed 1 rifle and 1 pistol it would have to be my wasr 10 ak47 and a Springfield Armory 1911.

February 21, 2009, 05:10 AM
A ruger super blackhawk 44 magnum and a DPMS LR-308.


February 21, 2009, 08:07 AM
Ruger Single Six and Marlin .30-30.

February 21, 2009, 10:13 AM
Tough decision.
But here goes: Glock 19 (or S&W 66 3") and a 10/22. Ar15 would be my 2nd choice for a rifle.

The Foo
February 21, 2009, 11:05 AM
Hk g3

hk usp

February 21, 2009, 11:26 AM
Whatever I could pick up from the occupying "army".

February 22, 2009, 12:40 AM
My first two guns were a Glock 9mm and a Ruger Mini-14. Owning more than that now, I wouldn't give up anything that I own at present without a fight.

February 22, 2009, 01:09 AM
Mauser 98k and an XD, because I know those guns probably the best.

February 22, 2009, 02:12 AM
Marlin 1894 SS in .44 mag for the rifle.

Either my 5 inch 1911 or my 5 inch S&W .44, that ones a hard call.

February 22, 2009, 09:42 PM
I would have to say my Cetme and my Para Ord P14-45

February 22, 2009, 09:44 PM
MEU(SOC) 1911 And an LRB Government Model.

February 22, 2009, 11:00 PM
probably a prototype belt fed FG42 and an AR pistol in 50 beowulf with a DIAS

February 22, 2009, 11:05 PM

February 23, 2009, 04:26 PM
btw, that beltfed FG42 is called the T44

February 23, 2009, 04:28 PM

February 23, 2009, 09:38 PM
Something big enough and persuasive enough to ensure that we'd all be allowed more than just one rifle and one pistol the next time around.

April 17, 2009, 11:45 PM
1911 colt, all steel, single stack mag, commander barrel length.
HK G3 carbine, telescopic buttstock.

For me, the 1911 pistol would be a Dan Wesson Bobtail and the HK G3-ish rifle would be a PTR 91 with rails as well as a telescoping buttstock (KFM4). And a better scope than the one that's one it now.

Btw, from my reading of the forums, I'd guess it'll be wives or budgets that restrict us to two weapons, not the ATF.

All the hysteria about an imminent ban is just driving up the prices.

It's not that I don't appreciate seeing some part of our economy doing well, but I had kind of been thinking about an FN FAL, just to see how it compared to the PTR 91. And now I'm going to have wait for y'all to calm down and sell me a used one after the panic bubble deflates.

Oh well. I guess the house needed painting anyway.

April 18, 2009, 12:05 AM
30-06 and 1911.

April 18, 2009, 08:01 AM
My HK G3 clone and a Glock 19. The G3 clone also has a 22 long rifle conversion kit, with 2, 20 round, magazines. So in a way I get 3 rifles! ;)

Hostile Amish
April 18, 2009, 08:37 AM

April 18, 2009, 08:35 PM
Rifle: M1 Garand NM w/ scope and mounts

Pistol: Taurus Judge 3" chamber

April 18, 2009, 09:10 PM
30-30 lever and .357 revolver

April 18, 2009, 09:24 PM
My PTR 91 or my M1 Garand and Ruger MK II

April 18, 2009, 09:32 PM
10mm Witness Limited

AR-10 Super SASS

April 18, 2009, 10:25 PM
Remmington 700 Police Issue Sniper (shorter lighter barrell) in .308 w/fixed Leupold scope, and Colt .45

April 18, 2009, 10:41 PM
Screw all the fantasy stuff.

I'd take a Marlin 1895G in .45-70 and a DA .357 mag.

April 18, 2009, 10:47 PM
An AR15 with uppers in .223, .50 Beo, .450 Socom, 9mm, .40, .45, .50 BMG, and any other cartidges that work on an ar lower.

As well, a Glock 23 with barrels in .40, .357 Sig, and 9mm.

David E
April 18, 2009, 10:47 PM
Here's a question:

DO you presently own the two you mention?

If not, why not?

if these are the 'only two,' then why don't you have them now ?

April 19, 2009, 12:02 AM

April 19, 2009, 01:01 AM
An AR-15 and a .357 Magnum revolver w/ a 4" barrel.

April 19, 2009, 01:01 AM
I'd like to change my vote.

I'll stay with the PTR-91, with a tactical scope on a claw mount and a bi-pod, it's the the most versatile rifle I've got. Low-power (2x - 6x) magnification when you can use them. Iron sights when you need them. A steady platform from which to fire. And a round that, when well-placed, will handle most jobs.

But for the pistol, I want to switch out from the 1911 Bobtail to an H&K USP Compact .45.

Reasoning: If we assume some kind of SHTF scenario is imminent (think Bielski Otriad or Terminator, Post Skynet) in this hypothetical, I'm not thinking I'd want to try to care for the match grade barrel in the Bobtail while living in a dugout in the woods indefinitely.

Shoots beautifully, but it is a task to get it really clean.

And, honestly, I've never had a firearm that was easier to maintain than the USP. Four or five passes with a bore snake and that polygonal profile barrel is bright and shiny.

So, to paraphrase Lyle Lovett: I understand too little too late; I realize there are things you say and do that you can never take back. But what would you be if you didn't even try? You have to try. So after a lot of thought, I'd like to reconsider. Please, If it's not too late, make that a PTR-91 .308 and an H&K USP Compact .45.

And, yes, I still own both.

April 19, 2009, 10:20 AM
Maniak, that PTR 91 is sweet isn't it? I bought one about a month ago and I love it. The only thing I don't like is that it pulverizes the spent cases.

April 19, 2009, 10:21 AM
I would say a shotgun(pump), but would say a 9 over a 22 cal

April 19, 2009, 02:35 PM
Maniak, that PTR 91 is sweet isn't it? I bought one about a month ago and I love it. The only thing I don't like is that it pulverizes the spent cases.
Agreed. That and it throws them quite a ways, which makes policing your brass all the more frustrating: Have to look far and wide to clean up after yourself and the retrieved casings are useless.
But also agreed. It's sweet.

Tim the student
April 19, 2009, 02:49 PM
Rifle - I would go with a .308 AR from one of the more reputable companies.

Pistol - No idea, pistols are fun, but I'm not knowledgable on them, and don't really pretend to be. I will say though, that the effects of 9mm (fmj only) on humans has not impressed me much.

If the question was changed a bit to two firearms, I would say that you can do about anything with a 22LR and a 12 guage, from deer to rabbits to squirrels to guys in your house that you didn't invite.

April 19, 2009, 02:55 PM
Bushmaster M-4 and Kimber 1911. OF course I expect the M-4 would have been outlawed prior to your law. Probably the safest bet would be a .30-.30 lever action and a wheel gun though.

April 19, 2009, 05:29 PM
M1A1 and Glock 17 or KImber 45 with 22 conversion.


April 20, 2009, 01:03 AM
Does this count for a rifle?

I was with the M14 & 1911 crowd, but some of us should have something with a little more oompf.

If that is cheating, I'll go with an M2. And if that is cheating I'll go with a Barrett M82.

April 20, 2009, 08:15 PM
Rifle: M1A SOCOM 16

Handgun: S&W 686

April 20, 2009, 08:24 PM
You didn't specify # of barrels; I'll take a T/C Encore w/ barrels in 30.06, 20 guage, .22lr. The heater will be a 6" 686 .357.

April 21, 2009, 09:45 AM
Remmington 700 Police Issue Sniper in .308 w/fixed Leupold scope, and SA XD40 sub compact

April 21, 2009, 06:26 PM
AK/M70AB2 and Glock 20

April 21, 2009, 07:35 PM
Only one of each?

What a nightmare! :uhoh:

Well, anyway...

My rifle would be a bolt action 30-06, probably a Remington, Ruger, or Weatherby.

The pistol would be a S&W .357 k-frame, probably a Model 65 with a 4" barrel.

May 4, 2009, 10:24 PM
870 With scope and slug barrel

XDm .40

May 4, 2009, 10:30 PM
FN FAL and Glock 17

May 4, 2009, 10:46 PM
I would have to say:

Rifle---------Hungarian SA-85m 7.62x39mm

Handgun----------Taurus Model 608 .357Mag. with 8.38" barrel

Plus all the others they don't know about buried in a special Humidity controlled vault in the back yard. (lol)

May 4, 2009, 10:54 PM

Rifle: VEPR I in .308, 4x fixed russian scope. AK reliability and better than bolt sporter accuracy.

Handgun: Springfield 1911a1 Mil-Spec. 2.5" at 25 yards, and none of the three have ever so much as hiccupped.

Currently own everything mentioned? Yup!


May 4, 2009, 11:46 PM
No.1 Mark III Enfield .303, Rifle

Model 1911 .45 Autocolt, Pistol

Mr, Plinker
May 5, 2009, 12:18 AM
Saiga 308 v21, 223, 7.62x.39 and the glock 35.Ruger security 6,Taurus 410, Why, because I can outfit eight men (afordably) and that's the only way to hold ground. One man and two guns aint enough in south Texas. Zombies are everywhere!

May 5, 2009, 02:42 AM
This would be my rifle.


Nah, too much tech.

Probably a pump shotgun for versatility.

And my Glock 22. (With extra slide for 22LR and barrel for 9mm and .357Sig conversion too...)

Neither is fancy, but both will work long after i'm gone to dust.

May 5, 2009, 07:18 AM
From my own personal collection, I would take my PSL-54C and the BHP.

My other choice would be a Full-on M1A and a BHP. :)

May 5, 2009, 05:30 PM
357mag wheelgun and a 30-06 bolt action rifle.

Thank goodness I'm not limited to only TWO:eek:

May 5, 2009, 06:17 PM
M-14 & a Sig 226.

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