If you could only have ONE firearm, what would it be?


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inSight-NEO
November 16, 2008, 01:37 AM
Personally, I would take a 12 ga. shotgun pump shotgun over all else. But, then again, this isnt about me...its about YOU. Given the choice, which firearm would you choose. Remember, this would be your ONLY firearm. I guess this would include either a pistol, a revolver, a rifle or a shotgun. I look forward to the results!

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IncredibleGord
November 16, 2008, 01:47 AM
I was just going to post this, lol. My Glock 32.

Kind of Blued
November 16, 2008, 01:52 AM
You would have to explain WHY I can only have one firearm before I can choose that firearm.

Depending on the situation, it may be a pellet gun, or it may be a howitzer.

Regardless, the one gun that I would choose would be whichever gun most effectively helps me reclaim my ability to own more than one gun.

WardenWolf
November 16, 2008, 01:54 AM
I would choose a Saiga .308. Why? Good all-around caliber that can down near everything, decent accuracy, and it's an AK which makes it extremely reliable.

smartshooter.45
November 16, 2008, 01:58 AM
yea id have to go with an ak47. ammo everywhere, fairly accurate, and unstoppably reliable.

Blacksmoke
November 16, 2008, 01:58 AM
My Winchester 94, .30-30, 26 inch barrel (NRA Centenial Musket).

Rubber_Duck
November 16, 2008, 02:01 AM
If I could only have one, it would be an AK. They last forever and ammo is available and cheap.

BenceT
November 16, 2008, 02:06 AM
My 10/22...
Why? because it can do just about everything

VINTAGE-SLOTCARS
November 16, 2008, 02:27 AM
My ruger in 45 colt,, no question,,,

FlyinBryan
November 16, 2008, 02:41 AM
My 10/22...
Why? because it can do just about everything

thats a really good choice.


id have to say my ar

Gun 4 Fun
November 16, 2008, 02:48 AM
12 gauge for sure. Not my favorite anything, but with it you could hunt anything from mice to moose and it makes a darn fine bear repellent with the right slugs.

7.62X25mm
November 16, 2008, 02:50 AM
Crew served quad-50 on an Amored Personnel Carrier.

Perfect for suburban drive-thru.

The_Shootist
November 16, 2008, 04:13 PM
S&W 686+ (non-ILS) 4" bbl.

Thermactor
November 16, 2008, 04:21 PM
Super Soaker 3000 squirt gun. Everything else was lost on the boat. :(

dirtygrunt95
November 16, 2008, 05:35 PM
My SA SOCOM. 16" barrel, 308 cal, garand action, what more can you ask for.

marklbucla
November 16, 2008, 05:38 PM
Kahr PM9.

You can't CCW a Shotgun or Rifle.

lowdrag82
November 16, 2008, 06:02 PM
AR-15, hands down. Domestic firearm, ammo and parts everwhere, NATO compatable, accurate, vesitile, and will stop a variety of four legged and 2 legged critters.

Walkalong
November 16, 2008, 06:04 PM
5" all steel 1911. Well, maybe my bolt action .308.

Just one sucks though. :neener:

browningguy
November 16, 2008, 06:06 PM
Why would you choose to only have one firearm???

scythefwd
November 16, 2008, 06:10 PM
my garand. I can load it for everything from squirrel to elephant bull moose.

Brian Williams
November 16, 2008, 06:44 PM
A Marlin 1894C in 357.

shotgunjoel
November 16, 2008, 06:47 PM
12 gauge pump if you hunt, so many ammo options, what can't you hunt with a 12 gauge? If you aren't a hunter I'd go with a m14 or AK depending on what kind of range you want.

TeamPrecisionIT
November 16, 2008, 07:11 PM
There's no such thing as having one firearm. You have to have at least one handgun, one rifle, and one shotgun. In the event I could absolutely only have one firearm, though, it would be a trying time, so I think it would have to be an M249, but even then I would want a sidearm, lol.

Damian

Ala Dan
November 16, 2008, 07:15 PM
Proly' my 3.5" barrel Smith & Wesson model 27-2 .357 magnum~! ;)

wankerjake
November 16, 2008, 07:17 PM
It's hard but I think a 12 ga is the one. You can do everything with it. Everybody needs one!

Macmac
November 16, 2008, 07:19 PM
Nor' West Gun in .62, a flint lock smooth bore. It can shoot round ball as bore size, and any kinds of shot made of lead.

I can make the powder, and I cast.

There will always be some way to come by lead and powder.

I do own other modern guns. But reduced to one choice this one is mine.

As I see it, it is the swiss army knife in a gun. It can do more than just shoot, one example is it can be used to start a fire with NO powder. It can do more than that too.

dbski
November 16, 2008, 07:34 PM
Ruger GP100 357 4in barrel

CSA 357
November 16, 2008, 07:40 PM
Well i couldnt do it! One gun? But i will say if it was one hand gun< my 4 inch 629 no dash,it could be used on man or beast!

Bill2e
November 16, 2008, 08:11 PM
The Shootist
S&W 686+ (non-ILS) 4" bbl


You stole my thunder.

If I could have only one it would be the 686 no lock. Concelable, yet could take most game in North America. By far the pride and joy of my collection,

snubfan
November 16, 2008, 08:14 PM
My vote!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJevEXqT45Q

The Deer Hunter
November 16, 2008, 08:18 PM
You would have to explain WHY I can only have one firearm before I can choose that firearm.

I agree but I think too many times this questions turns into "the sky is falling, what gun do you grab?" type situations.


If I were only to have one gun it would probably be a pistol or a 12 GA shotgun. I don't own a pistol so I don't know what type I would want.

I would want a pistol because if for some reason I could only own one firearm, the world probably isn't a nice place right now, and if I needed to be protected all the time, my 870 isn't very inconspicuous.

The 12 GA would be more of a on the run type deal beacuse I can use it for shooting animals sufficiently and still use it to defend myself.

So for all practical purposes a pistol, for concealability reasons.

Fat Boy
November 16, 2008, 08:32 PM
It would have been my .995 magnum semi-auto revolver, but I lost it in a tragic boating accident...

Matrix187
November 16, 2008, 08:39 PM
Avtomat Kalashnikova 47.

pharmer
November 16, 2008, 08:55 PM
CZ 75 with the Kadet kit. Joe

Prepster
November 16, 2008, 09:05 PM
I'd get a Blackhawk convertable. It'll fire plentiful .45 acp, but also .45 colt +P, which should take down just about anything.

North of 49th
November 16, 2008, 09:05 PM
12 Ga. pump all the way. As mentioned before you can do anything with it. Hell slap a folding stock on one and you can even put it under your truck seat.

Geno
November 16, 2008, 09:17 PM
No one firearm can even come close to filling the bill for all I do, i.e. big game, small game, target shoot, CCW, and home defense, etc.

Doc2005

glockman19
November 16, 2008, 09:28 PM
That's a tall order but I'd have to choose a 1894 chambered in .44mag or a 5" S&W or Ruger Revolver in .44mag.

Whay that caliber?

Because it can take any human or animal in the northern hemisphere.

Ringer
November 16, 2008, 09:44 PM
If things were "normal" I'd have a Glock 19. If something occurred and things were not so "normal" I'd have an M4.

arsuf
November 16, 2008, 10:47 PM
A k frame smith in .357 with a 3" barrel. Balance of comfortable to shoot, concealable, and reasonable power.

welldoya
November 16, 2008, 11:03 PM
It would have to be a 12 gauge. The most versatile gun there is. What else can you hunt anything from doves to deer with ? And it makes a fine home defense weapon as well.

Claude Clay
November 16, 2008, 11:07 PM
so long as my 1st one worked, i can get more.....

30mag
November 16, 2008, 11:44 PM
Easy: an automatic, double barrel, 12 gauge.

Matrix187
November 16, 2008, 11:49 PM
Well, i'll change my choice. An Ar15 with a .308 scoped upper, .223 24" barrel upper with a scope and bipod, and a midlength .223 upper with an eotech and BUIS. Satisfies all roles for me.

30mag
November 16, 2008, 11:51 PM
12 Gauge.

Keoni
November 16, 2008, 11:54 PM
TC Encore pistol. Wide selection of barrels. You could make it a rifle, pistol or shotgun.

BrianB
November 17, 2008, 12:00 AM
Shotgun.

inSight-NEO
November 17, 2008, 12:10 AM
Thanks for all the responses! Very interesting.. I still stand by my 12ga. however. Too much versatility and devastating stopping power to be replaced by any handgun! Great for hunting, home defense...birdshot, buckshot, slugs and if a smoothbore...much, much more!

Oh, and this isnt a politically motivated post or an "end of days" kind of thing. Its merely a hypothetical...nothing more. :) Thanks again!

chemist308
November 17, 2008, 12:23 AM
The only situation I could see myself limited to one firearm long-term would be confiscation and total ban. But if that were the case, I would choose to keep them all them for as long as I lived.

catfish101
November 17, 2008, 01:37 AM
I would have to think about it. My three choices would be a 12 gauge pump,1894ss in .44, or a 10/22 but hopefully my alarm would go off and wake me up before I had too choose one of the three.

bannockburn
November 17, 2008, 04:20 PM
One gun: Colt Mk.IV/Series 70 .45ACP with a .22LR conversion kit.

Coyote3855
November 17, 2008, 05:14 PM
Conversion unit is a good idea. I was scrolling down to post a S&W .22 Magnum Kit gun with 3" barrel.

gotime242
November 17, 2008, 05:37 PM
My life as i know it? - Probably my FNP-9 or a good 1911.

If i was out in the country/jungle or something, or if civil unrest ever happened? - My Ar15

98C5
November 17, 2008, 05:38 PM
Glock 22

:)

mstirton
November 18, 2008, 02:49 AM
garand - sure it may not be the best choice for fighting off the hoards, but at least I'd feel patriotic/sentimental going down as the clips pinged out the top.

KegCommando
November 18, 2008, 03:30 AM
.22lr rifle

You could easily store a lifetime of ammo. If you miscalculate, you can probably find more.

If society doesn't break down, you can plink forever. Probably one of the last things on the radar for being banned.

If society does break down, you could hunt small game. While not the best self defense, most people would still choose not to be shot by one. I personally don't feel you need to worry about concealed carry at this point. So keep it slung with you.

I think a handgun is too limited to up-close personal defense.

While a shotgun is very versatile, I don't think the range is suitable, and I don't like the logistics of the ammunition.

A larger caliber rifle, very hard to argue with. For me though it again comes down to logistics. I'd be limited to how much I could carry on me, how much I could afford for the rest of my life, and how much I could store space wise. I believe that would also limit the amount I could practice with and hence my profiency would suffer.


Anways, while the .22lr is not the most suitable in every category, I think that the sheer variety of niches it *can* fill would make it my one and only firearm.

LAK
November 18, 2008, 03:43 AM
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cat9x
November 18, 2008, 12:09 PM
colt 6920

CoRoMo
November 18, 2008, 12:32 PM
Dillon mini gun.

I'd trade all my guns for that one.

HGUNHNTR
November 18, 2008, 12:43 PM
AR with .223 upper, 9mm upper, and 450 bushmaster upper.

woodfiend
November 18, 2008, 12:55 PM
+1 for an AR. You can hunt, protect yourself, and is cheap to shoot, accurate, and is probably the most purposefully designed weapon since the two- handed great sword.

pith43
November 18, 2008, 12:56 PM
It would absolutly have to be a rifle, I like the AR better, but I'm afraid I'd have to go with an AK or SKS. Extreme dependability and lots of 7.62 ammo out there.

damien
November 18, 2008, 01:20 PM
AR-15. In Illinois we can't CCW so I at least would keep a rifle and the AR-15 I know best.

gotime242
November 18, 2008, 01:32 PM
http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/5003/zf16ki.jpg

repo
November 18, 2008, 01:33 PM
I would say the chances of using a pistol for self-defense are about 100 times more likely than a rifle, so i would choose a Glock19. Something you can carry everywhere.

texaspunk
November 18, 2008, 01:36 PM
tough question. maybe a 10/22 for it's ease of repair and loose tolerances. cheap to stock up on 5 life times of ammo too. seems like a good survivalist tool.

RockyMtnTactical
November 18, 2008, 01:37 PM
Glock sub compact.

Concealable, reliable.

Win52D
November 18, 2008, 01:38 PM
That is a tough one. For reliability and stopping power a 12ga Remington 870. For versatility and reliability then a 10/22. Ammo is cheap, everywhere and you can carry a lot at one time.

tribbles
November 18, 2008, 01:45 PM
A .308 Winny lever-action carbine.

wep45
November 18, 2008, 02:54 PM
one fire arm = S&W model 686-4pp

gotgcoalman
November 18, 2008, 03:13 PM
Does anyone make the equivlent of a swiss army knife in gun form?

1 gun with 20 other attachments hidden inside it.

Ok it doesn't exist YET.

Can i tape 2 together to make a better 1?

Blackpowder or pa,made a choice.

Winchester mod 120 (old but never let me down)

fiddleharp
November 18, 2008, 05:30 PM
I'd have to go with a bolt or lever .22 rifle. Mine gets more use in one month than everything else I own does in ten years.
Why? Because the ammo is so cheap! Cheap means lots and lots of target practice and plinking. Lots of target practice and plinking makes for highly competent marksmen.
If a deer, wild hog, or alligator will die instantly from a Velocitor or Stinger in the brain, why not a looting, pillaging bad guy after TSHTF?
Also, as much as the 12-guage folks make a good case, can you imagine trying to execute a garden-raiding coon or possum in a cage trap, in the middle of the night, in your suburban yard with a shotgun?
I've done it dozens of times with .22 CB Longs. The neighbors never heard a thing.

Macmac
November 18, 2008, 07:31 PM
I can't understand all the hand guns.. If times were so hard as to create a choice of just ONE GUN, why is a semi auto or revolver any choice at all?

If i were going to choose other than my Nor' West Gun Smoothbore, I would pick either a 12 ga or a rifle next..

There is very few here who chose a rifle at all..

You guys must be really good pistol shooters.

On a day that bad, I would hump around a long gun over any hand gun, and so what if it is plain site? On a day that bad who is going to stop you? Some anti I suppose.

Me, I want to have a gun that can take squirrel to bear. 1 shot is all I need in a flinter no less, which i can feed forever.

In my 3 gun senario which is OT, but other began that. I would still have the Nor West Gun for hunting. A 12 ga for camp, and maybe hunting, but I can't see why, and a YUGO under folder for my life.. Hunting with the Nor West Gun saves ammo for the other 2..

The folder is small enough I could lug it hunting with the Nor West Gun..

I own hand guns, but want to understand what you are going to do with one..

Maybe I feel the way I do because where I live anyone can saunter right down the side of the road with a long gun in plain site and still have some Ol' Hawg Leg strapped to his thigh.. No one gives that a second glance. Not locals anyway.

Once i rode a horse maybe 20 miles to a primitive event right up Rt 16 near Mt Washington NH, and 3 calls went to the cops.

The cops took them as hairbrained tourist awhile, and finally sent out the Chief himself. When he located me he said "I should have known it would be you!" "I forgot this was "Muster In the Mountains" weekend... He laffed at me and drove back down the mountain. I had a .62 pistol on my belt in plain site and that Nor West gun across the saddle.

tblt
November 18, 2008, 07:35 PM
270 winchester

moojpg2
November 18, 2008, 07:58 PM
where I live right now, My one gun would be a nice, all steel, 1911.

.45acp with appropriate load is enough to drop anything around here, and the gun can still be carried. I can always use my bow for food, those small game heads work great on squirrels and such.

Erik
November 22, 2008, 05:46 PM
Colt M4

gvnwst
November 22, 2008, 05:48 PM
A 16" battelship gun. If the target is too close, just the muzzle blast from a "blank" would kill it.

:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

No, really, a Cobb MCR. With wells and uppers for a varity of calibers.

jordan1948
November 22, 2008, 05:50 PM
M1A or more preferably an M14.

goon
November 22, 2008, 05:55 PM
Ruger SP-101 in .357.

Lawnman380
November 22, 2008, 06:06 PM
CZ-452 22 mag...

franconialocal
November 22, 2008, 07:45 PM
For home defense....my Mossberg 500 Tactical with copper jacketed sabot slugs or good 00 buck shot......for out and about "on the town", my dearly beloved Sig P220 with Tritium Night Sights.....

Shotguns are just SO versatile. Often times when I get out of my cruiser I have the choice of my AR-15, my Shotgun, or just my sidearm. My logic? Shotgun every time. Why? Because I'm still going to retain my sidearm as a "backup", the shotgun can be loaded with just SO many different types of rounds (rubber ball, flash-bang, buck, bird, slug, etc.) I shoot a ton of injured deer/moose and the shotgun works EVERY time (very humane), can be good out past 150/200 yds. with the right ammo, can support a light/laser/combo, red dot or low magnification optics, etc., etc., etc. Don't get me wrong, I love ALL my guns for varied reasons.....but for the "all around" award, my shotgun wins every time!!!

The Annoyed Man
November 22, 2008, 08:52 PM
Well, i'll change my choice. An Ar15 with a .308 scoped upper, .223 24" barrel upper with a scope and bipod, and a midlength .223 upper with an eotech and BUIS. Satisfies all roles for me.
I'm pretty sure that a .308 upper won't fit on a .223 lower because of the magazine size, among other things. Plus, an AR10 lower is just beefier. So really, you have to settle on one caliber or the other.

I assume that we have to answer the question from our personal inventories? If so, it would be a tossup between my Model 29 .44 magnum, or my scoped AR Varmint rifle supplemented with my holo-sighted A4 upper. Either choice would do just fine for a broad variety of situations.

BHP FAN
November 22, 2008, 09:01 PM
all steel 1911.

nitestocker
November 22, 2008, 09:12 PM
rem 870 ultra mag great all around gun for close work and my wife will take my 300 win mag

xx7grant7x
November 22, 2008, 09:13 PM
M1A .308 all the way!

truegrit2288
November 22, 2008, 09:15 PM
an AK 103

bukijin
November 23, 2008, 09:49 AM
Suppressed .22 rifle with a backpack full of subsonic ammo. :cool:

XD-40 Shooter
November 23, 2008, 10:24 AM
FN-AR .308 with 20" heavy barrel, these things are awesome. Check out the review at www.gunblast.com, Jeff Quinn shot a 7/16" 3 shot group with sniper ammo from Buffalo Bore.

Pramunitus
November 23, 2008, 12:12 PM
My 12 Ga shotty. The most likely cause for this scenario is a total breakdown in the fabric of our society. For those who seek to attack the unarmed, they'll pass me by. For those who will attack any and all, why would I care if they see it? As far as "up close and personal", if every stranger is a threat, no one except close friends will get close to me.

Remember, the OP only limited the number of guns, not the amount or variety of ammo. In that case, no other platform matches the shotty for utility.

Texpatriate
November 23, 2008, 03:44 PM
Just reading this question gives me the shakes, but I'll play. Like many others have already said, I'd have to go with a 12 ga. pump shotgun. Imagining some insane future law that only allowed each citizen to own only one "firearm" ultimately I'd probably go with either a Mossberg 500 or Remington 870p, with multiple barrels, stocks, and loads to choose from to configure the gun differently as the situation demands:


18.5" barrel for homeland defense


28" barrel with screw in chokes for bird and small game hunting


24" rifled slug barrel with a good scope for large game hunting

Pistol grip or collapsible AR type stock for tactical situations


drop comb stock for bird and small game hunting


high comb stock for rifled slug barrel with optics use.


While the shotty is not ideal for every situation, in the right configuration you can make do pretty well. It would probably reside bedside wearing the 18.5" barrel and pistol grip or AR type collapsible stock configuration most of the time, until the situation called for a reconfiguration.

Greybeard7
November 23, 2008, 04:53 PM
Well, I would have to know WHY I could only have ONE gun.

I noticed a lot of posts advocating the 12 gauge. Yup, lot's of versatality and plentiful stocks in stores. BUT, I don't want to carry any significant amount of ammunition if I have to walk. For those advocating it, consider carrying 200 rounds of ammunition. :eek:

The big question is WHY one gun. If I had to imagine a situation where I could ONLY have one gun, I would imagine a situation where I had to be mobile, and that would encompass a long arm and a sidearm. The "What two guns would you take in an emergency?" question seems more specific.

So, if you could only have ONE gun, and you didn't get to have a room full of ammunition to fall back on, what would it be?

Personally, if I can only have one, mobility would be an issue and a .22LR would certainly rank high in versatility, ability to scrounge ammunition, and ability to carry a reasonable amount of ammunition.

FWIW

GB7

JImbothefiveth
November 23, 2008, 06:14 PM
I think I might go with a g20. I don't have bears where I live, I could fire 10mm light(.40S&W ballistics) for self-defense, and pick up a .22 conversion kit for practice.
(Unless CCW was banned in the hypothetical, then I'd have to go with something else.)

denfoote
November 24, 2008, 02:49 AM
http://usera.ImageCave.com/denfoote/N-frameSmith.jpg

Col. Wesson took every species of north American game with a N-Frame .357 Magnum.

I figure it's good for two legged critters as well.

Mine is a 28-2.

Gerald in Ga
November 24, 2008, 07:24 AM
Nunya

Sinixstar
November 24, 2008, 01:26 PM
My ruger in 45 colt,, no question,,,

I was going to say the same thing...
Although - it's a tough choice between that and a good shotgun.

Bw2k2000
November 24, 2008, 02:02 PM
Walther WA2000 in 300 mag.

gregormeister
November 24, 2008, 02:21 PM
its a toss-up Win. Model 70 in 270. cal. for the SHTF scenario. WASR 10 may also be a choice

hadmanysons
November 24, 2008, 08:02 PM
AK-47. Its slices, it dices and it does the dirty dishes!

MikePGS
November 24, 2008, 08:11 PM
Medusa 47

idtstudent
December 1, 2008, 01:04 AM
Only one gun huh? http://www.thehighroad.org/images/smilies/confused.gif A friend of mine and I have been playing this same game for a while. With no other info about situation and no limit on ammo I'd have to go with the 12 gauge shotgun, especially with the advances in ammo technologies.

However if I was in an urban survival situation I'd say the AK47, If I was in an suburban or wilderness situation I'd have to have an M-14.

If I'm limited to amount of ammo, I'd take my Ruger 10-22.

Yup, that's about it.

I do love my 357 combo CCW revolver and lever action though!!:confused: http://www.thehighroad.org/images/smilies/shocker.gif

ZombieKiller
December 1, 2008, 01:15 AM
Colt 1911

HeavenlySword
December 1, 2008, 01:38 AM
A single weapon? Why a shotgun? A guy standing a mere 100 m away can take you down with any rifle.

IMI TAR-21 or FN F2000. Its bullpup; handier than a carbine (more handier than many shotguns), longer/equal range to most Evil Black Rifles, the Tavor has VERY nice accuracy, and both are pretty reliable.

Plus i'd much rather have 30 round mags than 8 shells in the tube.

However, if i am with a large group.... and ANY gun....

Atchinson Assault Shotgun, 12 Gauge. Fully automatic, designed for 12 gauge Frag-12 shells, relentlessly reliable, 200 M range (with Frag-12), and still accepts normal 12 gauge 3 inch shells.

AND its drum fed:evil:

Rourke
December 1, 2008, 07:11 PM
If I could choose one firearm to live with - it would be a Stag AR-15. Reason - versatility. Several Magpul magazines would be nice as well. Obviously there is no one gun that will do absolutely everything - but the Stag will cover many bases.

Hopefully none of us are left with only having to have just one gun.

Take care

- Rourke

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Brian Dale
December 1, 2008, 07:22 PM
Well, the OP insisted that the question was there without any implied context, and the sky doesn't seem to be falling. In any case, I wouldn't be broken hearted to be equipped with just one good firearm. Any of mine would do; I'd probably not squawk if it were just any one of yours, either.

The story I'll tell is, 'suppose that one took the aphorism, "beware the man with only one gun; he probably knows how to use it" a little more to heart than is customary. What would I choose for that exercise?'

The first gun that I'd try that with is an old 12 gauge Remington 870 pump shotgun that's well broken in, hence nice and smooth.

Again, though: about anything I have would work. Most of what you have would work, too. :)

A single weapon? Why a shotgun? A guy standing a mere 100 m away can take you down with any rifle.I guess that I'd better put in my two cents' worth about this, as well. If you're on "the two-way range," nota bene: there are plenty of folks in the world whom you do not want shooting back at you with shotgun slugs from 100 yards away. ;)

swiftak
December 1, 2008, 07:27 PM
308 bolt with iron sights in case the scope broke.

sophijo
December 1, 2008, 10:52 PM
Marlin 39A

sammy
December 1, 2008, 11:05 PM
If I am not defending my home against a horde of angry zombies this is my choice.





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Ron-Bon
December 1, 2008, 11:08 PM
Definitely a shotgun. Good for hunting and self-defense. Furthermore you could switch between buckshot, birdshot, and even a slug depending on the situation:)

BENELLIMONTE
December 2, 2008, 12:46 AM
One of the Savage 24V rifle/shotgun combos in 223 Remington over a 20 gauge. I think this would be the best option if you could only have one gun.

BrandonBowers
December 2, 2008, 06:11 PM
My SuperRedhawk 454 with a 5" barrel modification.

FMJMIKE
December 2, 2008, 08:21 PM
AK-47 in 7.62 X 39 caliber.

Working Man
December 3, 2008, 01:33 AM
A GP100 6" .357, I can shoot .38 or .357 both of which are rather popular.

BullpupBen
December 3, 2008, 01:36 AM
870 Wingmaster- its fun for trap/skeet, very able for HD, and could work in a pinch if SHTF. Plus you can kill everything in this hemisphere with one.

HeavenlySword
December 3, 2008, 02:13 AM
I guess that I'd better put in my two cents' worth about this, as well. If you're on "the two-way range," nota bene: there are plenty of folks in the world whom you do not want shooting back at you with shotgun slugs from 100 yards away.

Well, not everybody can use a smoothbore weapon and hit somebody 100 m away. I can't, not without multiple shots, at least. Plus, shotgun shells are bulky, but .223 is not.

And I can reload faster than you can refill your shotgun.

Brian Dale
December 3, 2008, 02:59 AM
And I can reload faster than you can refill your shotgun.Dass a fac', Jack.

I need more practice. ;)

Sulaco
December 3, 2008, 10:56 AM
12 gauge shotgun

mossberg
December 3, 2008, 06:54 PM
Ammo weight being a factor: A .22(Not sure which one.)
Ammo weight not being a factor: Remington 760 Gamemaster 30-06

Lone_Gunman
December 3, 2008, 06:55 PM
I think before you answer this question, it would be important to know why you can only have one firearm.

m4joey94
February 18, 2009, 10:31 AM
colt m4

JImbothefiveth
February 18, 2009, 05:35 PM
If my state allowed me to carry rifles, I think I'd get a reliable autoloading shotgun, with a 10 magnification scope on riser blocks, so I can still use the sights for self-defense and clay shooting, and use the scope when I need precision with slugs. I also believe that for about $500, I could get something to let it use different ammo. (Though it might function as a single-shot with those, and I could but a different gun for less money)


But, since I can't, I'm thinking I'd get a g35, with .22 and 9mm kits. (I'm not sure if there are 9mm kits, but I think so)

yosarian
February 18, 2009, 06:09 PM
Glock 17-reliable,17 rnds at the ready,mags are robust and plentiful.Also the fact that a pistol wont draw as much attention as a rifle,it can also be concealed easily.Almost forgot parts are easy to come buy being that diff models use many common parts,not that I would need them :evil:

ScotZ
February 18, 2009, 06:42 PM
Rem 700 30-06 . Its the gun I have a ton of ammo for:what:

JWF III
February 19, 2009, 10:18 AM
The one being pointed at me, while the ATF is trying to confiscate all my guns.:D:D:D

hlq
February 19, 2009, 11:33 AM
I'd have to go with an 870.

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