In An Emergency . . .


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Fake Name
November 16, 2008, 10:15 PM
Would a handgun or rifle provide the most benefits?

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cbrgator
November 16, 2008, 10:21 PM
what kind of emergency? It depends...

The Bushmaster
November 16, 2008, 10:23 PM
Rifle. Handgun should be a secondary thought...

22-rimfire
November 16, 2008, 10:26 PM
Depends on the situation. I think a reliable handgun that you are competent with would do nicely.

MD_Willington
November 16, 2008, 10:29 PM
AK74SU

Between a rifle and a pistol, and a helluva a lot of fun too!

PTK
November 16, 2008, 10:29 PM
If anything major goes down there's already at least two handguns on me - and I still go for a rifle if there's one nearby...

ArfinGreebly
November 16, 2008, 10:30 PM
Storm?

Flood?

Forest fire?

Earthquake?

Riots?

Each of these has its own parameters.

Modified further by:

Urban?
Suburban?
Rural?

I'm afraid your question has no clear single answer without a little more flesh on its bones.

David904
November 16, 2008, 10:31 PM
It depends on your battlespace.

Fake Name
November 16, 2008, 10:36 PM
Wow the title of my thread magically changed

cbrgator
November 16, 2008, 10:37 PM
So did my response to your question

22-rimfire
November 16, 2008, 10:38 PM
I think you keep the long guns back in your house and carry the handgun because it can be easily concealed. There will be a lot of emergency people around and you certainly don't want to cause problems but you still want to be able to defend yourself, family, and "cave". You have to be practical about your choices and lugging an AR around in the streets is just asking for problems that you don't need. Just keep your head down and crank up the barbacue grill. :)

My choice... Glock Model 23 in case you want to know.

Lone_Gunman
November 16, 2008, 10:39 PM
Rifle. Handgun should be a secondary thought...


Not necessarily. If we have another Katrina style disaster, and the government's enforcers are going around collecting up your guns, its a lot easier to conceal a pistol than an AR.

Frog48
November 16, 2008, 10:43 PM
I see no reason why you couldnt carry both...

browningguy
November 16, 2008, 10:48 PM
You should only use a pistol to fight your way to a rifle.

22-rimfire
November 16, 2008, 10:49 PM
I see no reason why you couldnt carry both...

See you on the 6:00 news! Whatever makes things work for you. It's America.

Frog48
November 16, 2008, 10:51 PM
See you on the 6:00 news! Whatever makes things work for you. It's America.

I'm not talking about just strolling down the street. I was thinking more in terms of hunkering down at home to ride out said emergency. In such a situation, I'd want both a rifle and pistol.

General Geoff
November 16, 2008, 10:53 PM
If it's a personal emergency and you're caught off guard, well, the pistol on your hip is far more useful than your rifle at home.

If we're talking riots or storm troopers marching the streets, raping and killing innocents, well, a rifle is far better.

22-rimfire
November 16, 2008, 10:53 PM
Grant: I was making a joke and a point at the same time. I would do the same. I would just be as discrete as possible and apply as little force as is necessary to keep me and my family whole.

benEzra
November 16, 2008, 10:54 PM
Rifle, hands down. The only advantages a handgun has over a rifle are portability and concealability, IMO.

yenchisks
November 16, 2008, 11:08 PM
I would throw my hands in the air run in a circle and scream like a little girl;)

TeamPrecisionIT
November 16, 2008, 11:13 PM
I'd just call 911, what do you need either for? That's why we have police.

Damian

f4t9r
November 16, 2008, 11:17 PM
If I have a choice I will take both.

22-rimfire
November 16, 2008, 11:18 PM
...and if you see somebody doing something bad, you yell CITIZEN'S ARREST!! That always works.

6_gunner
November 16, 2008, 11:19 PM
How about a shotgun? I think I would want a riot-type 12ga pump with at least one pistol (revolver) backing it up.

My only "serious" rifle is a bolt action battle rifle, so the shotgun is generally more practical and versatile than the big, slow, heavy rifle.

crushbup
November 16, 2008, 11:23 PM
Never mind...

rbernie
November 17, 2008, 12:06 AM
Unless I'm defending the homestead from the roof (which is highly unlikely), I'd take a 870 shotgun, backed up with a pistol.

Ghost Walker
November 17, 2008, 12:21 AM
:rolleyes: Why do you think they call them, 'Tactical Entry Carbines'? ;)

ArfinGreebly
November 17, 2008, 02:55 AM
I think this one isn't going to get any better.

How about we put it out of my misery?

So moved.

Second?

You at the back . . . seconded.

Those in favor? Aye!

The "ayes" have it.

Closed.

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