Best All Around Gun?


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azhunter122
August 16, 2008, 11:17 PM
What in your opinion is THE best all around gun for everything ccw, hiking, targets, size, mag capacity, ect?


I would have to say the Glock 22 in .40 S&W or Glocks full size .45

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azhunter122
August 16, 2008, 11:18 PM
Price also! Forgot to add that one.

Drgong
August 16, 2008, 11:18 PM
SP101 in .327 mag

XD-40 Shooter
August 16, 2008, 11:20 PM
SP-101 in 357 mag, if you need more than 5 shots, your're screwed anyway.:D:neener:

azhunter122
August 16, 2008, 11:33 PM
Yea but what if you miss or some kind of accident happens? Then your going to want more ammo aren't you?

Drgong
August 17, 2008, 12:20 AM
SP101 in .327 mag solves that problem, as another poster pointed out, if you miss with the first five, you can take yourself out with no six and avoid whatever pain and terror caused you to fire and miss five times :evil:

Eric F
August 17, 2008, 12:25 AM
38 super 1911 9+1 capacity easy to ccw not too heavy with the right ammo even a wild pig can be an easy kill......some times.

Duke Junior
August 17, 2008, 12:30 AM
S&W 686P .357 Magnum, 7 rounds,4" barrel.
Great trigger,great accuracy,great for almost everything gun.

Claude Clay
August 17, 2008, 12:33 AM
a quality stainless full size 45acp 1911 with adjustable sights.

Leanwolf
August 17, 2008, 12:33 AM
AZHUNTER - "Best All Around Gun?

What in your opinion is THE best all around gun for everything ccw, hiking, targets, size, mag capacity, ect?"



Ain't no such thing. ;)


L.W.

BigBlock
August 17, 2008, 12:37 AM
Everybody knows the best guns have wheels not mags. ;)

memphisjim
August 17, 2008, 12:39 AM
how about glock 29
10mm

jaholder1971
August 17, 2008, 12:52 AM
All purpose?

Ruger 10/22 fits the bill for everything but CCW, but even then it would depend on your definition of concealed.

Give me a 10/22, a dozen 10 round rotary mags and 2 bricks of ammo and one can about do it all.

sailortoo
August 17, 2008, 01:04 AM
Surprise! SP 101 .357 mag. covers all bases - But I like my GP 100 .357 in 4" better, most of the time. As to missing 5 out of 5 - you definitely have not been practicing enough. What happens if you miss 9 + 1 (or 10, 11, 12, etc) - some really serious problem to correct there. Besides, the .357 is supposed to blind and set on fire the bad guy, even if you miss! :neener:
sailortoo

Cuda
August 17, 2008, 01:13 AM
Best All Around Gun?

The one that goes bang when you squeeze the trigger..

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Defensory
August 17, 2008, 01:36 AM
Posted by XD-40 Shooter
SP-101 in 357 mag, if you need more than 5 shots, your're screwed anyway.

^Not true.

A 70-year old military retiree in the Louisville area took out two thugs with eleven rounds from his semi-auto. If he would've only had a five or six shot revolver, he would've been a dead man. Thanks to his high-cap semi-auto, he prevailed over the perps. Chalk up yet another "V" for a "good guy" carrying a semi-auto. ;)

Photomask
August 17, 2008, 01:49 AM
12ga pump shotgun with a folding stock and extended magazine. It will fill the need from shooting trap to hunting deer to finishing off a home invader. It is multiligual. The sound of a pump action cycling is one of the most feared sounds to ever hear in the dark and is understood in all languages.:evil:

If you need to carry concealed then you need more than one gun. But one could carry a folded 12ga beneath a coat, if the situation required it.

LightningJoe
August 17, 2008, 01:57 AM
A 70-year old military retiree in the Louisville area took out two thugs with eleven rounds from his semi-auto.


So nine rounds hit something other than the intended target. You can't arrange a backstop in a gunfight, so hit your target. There's no such thing as a clean miss, just negligent hits. I won't thank you for firing 9 rounds at random.


If he'd had an SP-101, he probably would have bothered to aim. Aiming is good.

Defensory
August 17, 2008, 02:15 AM
Posted by LightningJoe:
So nine rounds hit something other than the intended target. You can't arrange a backstop in a gunfight, so hit your target. There's no such thing as a clean miss, just negligent hits. I won't thank you for firing 9 rounds at random.

If he'd had an SP-101, he probably would have bothered to aim. Aiming is good.

It would help if you actually knew what you were talking about.

The shootout occurred at "bad breath" distance, and BOTH assailants were hit MULTIPLE times.

A lot of you "revolver guys" have the idea in your heads that one perp will automatically go down for each shot fired, and that you're never going to miss.

Sorry dude, it just doesn't happen that way in real life. That "one shot, one kill, no misses" garbage usually only happens in the movies.

Also, if you bother to read my signature below, you'll know that the Illinois State Police dramatically IMPROVED their hit percentage after they wisely switched to semi-autos over four decades ago.

goon
August 17, 2008, 02:15 AM
Also have to agree with a 3-4" .357 revolver.

Nematocyst
August 17, 2008, 02:22 AM
Best all-round gun?

The one that you have when you need it.

Thank you. I'll be here all week.

If I had to choose only one
(omg, am I actually going to write this?),
it would depend on whether I'm in town or in the woods.

If in the woods, one of my lever rifles in a .3x.

If in town, prolly my mod 65.

Monkeybear
August 17, 2008, 02:23 AM
So nine rounds hit something other than the intended target. You can't arrange a backstop in a gunfight, so hit your target. There's no such thing as a clean miss, just negligent hits. I won't thank you for firing 9 rounds at random.

Why do you assume that it only takes a single bullet to "stop" someone? If a man were attempting to take your life would you only want a single bullet?

Back on topic: Hard to say. For my uses I would say a G19. Its easily concealable for me, holds 15+1 rounds of 9mm and its reliable. I have guns for three reasons.

For home defense.
For conceal carry.
Because it pleases me to do so.

The G19 fits all three of these better than any other single pistol. I wanted to somehow make it a CZ but had to give it up to the Glock because honestly, its the gun I would pick.

Thats just for my personal uses, obviously if I hunted ducks I would pick something else. If there were no conceal carry in my state I would pick differently.

mgregg85
August 17, 2008, 02:25 AM
The one gun thats perfect for everything? Thats easy enough...
The bolt action, 12 ga Marlin Goose gun with its convenient 36" barrel. If you run out of ammo you can stick a net in the end of the barrel and catch birds or fish.

If you run the magazine dry and still have a bad guy coming after you, you can swing the whole gun by the barrel and definetly break some bones.

Need shelter, just carry a tarp and you can use the marlin as a tent stake(probably what its best used for anyways).

Got a garden? The marlin makes an even better tomato stake.

Its perfect for everything.

bogie
August 17, 2008, 02:29 AM
Best all-round gun?

Winchester 1894 in .30-30, and I hate poultry.

Crunker1337
August 17, 2008, 02:30 AM
AK47. It doesn't excel in any one aspect, but it's the closest thing we have to a do-all rifle.

goon
August 17, 2008, 02:37 AM
I'd prefer a rifle to, probaby a Marlin 30-30.
But they're pretty hard to CCW.

CWL
August 17, 2008, 03:17 AM
12ga pump shotgun.

Dookie
August 17, 2008, 03:33 AM
Ruger single six 22 mag. can hold crap loads of ammo, has good power, accurate and the pistol is know for outstanding reliability.

Ala Dan
August 17, 2008, 03:47 AM
4" Smith & Wesson model 19 .357 magnum~! :scrutiny: :D

wulf
August 17, 2008, 04:26 AM
wish I had one!

kingmonkey
August 17, 2008, 04:41 AM
As far as I'm concerned you need at least two guns in your arsenal if nothing else. You need a 12 gauge shotgun with all of the necessary loads from birdshot to slugs and a good .22 rifle. If I had to pick one over the other I might pick the 12 gauge. You can hunt just about anything with it if you have the right loads and it can serve double duty as a home defense/personal defense weapon. And if you wanted to you can make them more concealable (cut down the barrel and slap on a pistol grip). To me you can't go wrong if you have at least those two things.

Old Grump
August 18, 2008, 09:31 PM
Don't want to give up any of what I have but if I had to I probably would stay with a lever action 30-30, I don't care what flavor as long as its reliable.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
August 18, 2008, 09:36 PM
5 shot, L-frame sized revolver, 4.5" bbl, in .45 colt (alternate choice .44 mag). Can do it all, from taking large game to self-defense, and with shotshells, can kill birds on the wing, too. If one of your needs is not CCW carry, then forget the handgun - the answer becomes a 12 gauge shotgun. This correct answer will remain the same for the next 4926 threads with this question, just as it has in all the prior ones up till now. :)

RNB65
August 18, 2008, 09:39 PM
Ma Deuce .50cal. Good for everything from rabbit to heavy bomber to destroyer. :D

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t309/rnb65/browning-m2-1.jpg

doc2rn
August 18, 2008, 09:46 PM
FNP-9 with a 17+1 capacity, made in America, and $350 of scary accuracy....Yeah that would be the one I took with me.

If I was forced to lug a hog leg around it would be the Thunder Ranch .44 Mag my friend has. I wouldn't mind the .45 one though.

Huddog
August 18, 2008, 10:00 PM
I don't know and I'm glad that I can have different tools for different jobs. God Bless America.

Loomis
August 18, 2008, 10:09 PM
The best gun for everything would be a 357 revolver that I can shoot 38s in when I want. For concealed carry, 5 shot would be best. For hiking and target shooting, I'd prefer a longer barrel and single action.

Has anyone ever heard of ccw a cimarron lighting 3.5" bbl?

tpaw
August 18, 2008, 10:19 PM
Glock 26

Valkman
August 18, 2008, 10:27 PM
4" Smith & Wesson model 19 .357 magnum~!


I was thinking my M66 might fit the bill. Or the 629. :)

Of course the XD-45 with a 13rd mag is hard to beat also.

jakk280rem
August 18, 2008, 11:07 PM
any gun chosen that fill all your criteria will do one or two well and two or three pourly. the pistol that comes to mind as the best in the MOST categories is the Ruger Mk III 22/45 w/ 4" barrel. the thing it doesnt do well is ccw. even with super whiz bang ammo, its a toss up and would be a personal choice. however, hiking, camping, target shooting, light hunting chores, cost (they can be had new for 300 or less), and ammo availability and cost its got in spades.

FCFC
August 18, 2008, 11:41 PM
A 70-year old military retiree in the Louisville area took out two thugs with eleven rounds from his semi-auto. If he would've only had a five or six shot revolver, he would've been a dead man. Thanks to his high-cap semi-auto, he prevailed over the perps. Chalk up yet another "V" for a "good guy" carrying a semi-auto.
How many of the 11 shots were hits?

RP88
August 18, 2008, 11:43 PM
underfolder AK. Fold it up and stuff it down your pant leg for the CCW part.

weisse52
August 19, 2008, 12:09 AM
Ma Deuce .50cal. Good for everything from rabbit to heavy bomber to destroyer.


Sorry, no one, or nothing tops the .50 cal.

Cactus Jack Arizona
August 19, 2008, 12:12 AM
Ford.....Chevy.....Dodge. :rolleyes:

LightningJoe
August 20, 2008, 12:49 AM
It would help if you actually knew what you were talking about.


It would help if I could read your mind, I suppose.

shooterfromtexas
August 20, 2008, 12:51 AM
I'd have to say a Glock for pistol. Cheap, reliable and accurate enough for me.

Orion8472
August 21, 2008, 03:58 PM
There is no "Best all around gun". One type of firearm does one thing, another does another thing. You can't conceal a hunting rifle, but you can't kill a deer (all that well) with a handgun. A more appropriate title would be, "What would be your pick for good handgun". Same for rifles.

I agree that semi auto pistols would probably be slightly better IF there was a need for it, ie, multiple targets, or more misses, due to stress. More capacity (even the neutered 10 round compliant models), quicker reloading, quicker firing and acquisition (for MOST people).

My all around HANDgun, that I personall own, would be my EMP. Concealable, incredible accuracy, magazine loaded.

tblt
August 21, 2008, 06:26 PM
Glock 26,Xd sub compact w/ss slide,Sig ,CZ RAMI there are toomany good ones so buy them all over time

Microlon
August 21, 2008, 06:27 PM
Anything that puts a bullet where I want the bullet to be.

C96
August 21, 2008, 07:08 PM
One more good point for the SP101: When you have used up your five shots it becomes a really good hammer. :)

katonk
August 21, 2008, 07:12 PM
A Savage 24 in either 12ga/30-30 or 20ga/22lr...IMO..

76shuvlinoff
August 21, 2008, 07:23 PM
Remmy 870 with a slug barrel

Quoheleth
August 21, 2008, 07:30 PM
In Hoglegs, Hipshots & Jalepenos, Skeeter Skelton asked the same question to Dobe Grant. Dobe starts with four guns, "and damned if I'll get rid of any of 'em" - a scoped .30-06 for sniper work and hunting, a 12-gauge pump shotty, a .44 Magnum (I forget if he specified DA or SA, Ruger, Smith or Colt), and a .22 revolver. Revolvers were chosen so there were no mags to loose.

Bit by bit, Skeeter whittled down the list...first to go was the shotty. The '06 went next because Dobe was such a good pistol shot the rifle wasn't necessary. When it came down to the two wheelguns, Dobe got mad and stormed out of the house.

When he came in, he was carrying two rabbits he shot out by the barn and he had his answer: a Winchester pump .22 rifle.

If it's good enough for Dobe, it's good for me, except I'll stick with my old scoped Marlin bolt-action .22. And I'll take it over the Ruger BA or the Marlin mag-fed rifles because I don't have a mag to loose. That's a good idea. Harder to clean a tube mag - true - but less to loose.

Q

Omaha-BeenGlockin
August 22, 2008, 11:58 AM
Glock 19--nothing else comes close to covering so many bases.

texas bulldog
August 22, 2008, 12:26 PM
Ford.....Chevy.....Dodge.

definitely ford. but an F350, not that 150 crap. :)


as to the actual question, i will join the chorus of folks that say a 4" or 3" .357 magnum. if it didn't have to serve as CCW, then either a 12g pump or a .30-30 lever.

but obviously i'll never actually choose just one, so...

Steve 48
August 22, 2008, 04:07 PM
Model 13 3 inch 357. Steve48

Old School
August 22, 2008, 04:19 PM
Ruger P345
or
Ruger SP101 in 357
both are handy, concealable, versatile, powerful, durable and cost effective.

dhoomonyou
August 22, 2008, 05:04 PM
GLOCK 26
9mm, easy recoil, cheap (sorta) ammo
10 round mags for CCW
15, 17, 30, round mags for range.

Dr.Mall Ninja
August 22, 2008, 05:12 PM
1911 for handgun and ak47 for rifle

wvmountaineer
August 22, 2008, 06:15 PM
smith Airweight 38+p,
easy to conceal, lite and easy to handle with manageable recoil, on the trail, load it with bird shot, and carry two speed loaders,WHEN, lots of firepower is needed, Wheel guns are much more dependable and less maintenance.

ptmmatssc
August 22, 2008, 07:32 PM
What in your opinion is THE best all around gun for everything ccw, hiking, targets, size, mag capacity, ect?

To many variables for to many situations . It's the reason there are so many models/sizes/calibers/etc . If there WAS a gun that could do it all , and do it better than the rest , there would be no need for any other models etc to exist .

Saying that , my personal preference for the "best all around gun" for me is my XD45. It covers the most bases for me .

butters
August 22, 2008, 09:56 PM
I vote for my Firestorm Mini 9mm. Cost me under $300 new, holds 13 +1 rounds, is compact but not too small and is reliable. Now if $$$ was not a factor there are better guns out there but I stand by the Bersa/Firestorms for one of the better value/bang for the buck guns out there that meet all of the OPs criteria.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
August 22, 2008, 10:06 PM
Glock 19--nothing else comes close to covering so many bases.

Now that's a good one. Actually, nothing can beat the .45 colt revolver I mentioned in covering so many bases, and certainly not a 9mm pistol. Admittedly though, the 9mm pistol is not THAT far behind the .45 colt revolver in versatility. I guess it's all in how you *weight* the different functions.

pharmer
August 23, 2008, 10:58 AM
CZ 75 w Kadet kit. Joe

yokel
August 23, 2008, 11:04 AM
The matter is not open to debate. The answer is known.:D

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