What firearms/weapons do you take with you for a weekend trip?


February 2, 2011, 03:44 PM
I have a core that I usually base my mobile "Weekend" arsenal on...

.45 auto
.357 revolver & levergun
.22 auto rifle

What do you usually "Happen to have with you?"

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February 2, 2011, 05:39 PM
It's gonna be my Glock 9mm and KT P3AT with a spare magazine for each. Should cover all carry situations I could encounter and get me through whatever the situation is.

February 2, 2011, 06:25 PM
M-9 Beretta, M-59 S&W and 590 Mossberg with extra mags for each.

February 2, 2011, 06:30 PM
My M&P9 goes wherever I go.

February 2, 2011, 06:54 PM
A couple pistols and lately, my M1D. Otherwise, my AK or a shotgun.....chris3

February 2, 2011, 07:12 PM
I always have my G23 on me and a Kel-Tec SU-16B with the Get Home Bag, but on a long trip I go with my S&W 13-3 .357 Mag. I drop it in the door pocket next to me since the Glock is hard to draw while sitting.

February 2, 2011, 07:35 PM
Depends on what the weekend trip is for. If going to hunting lease with long guns, I often do not take BUG. Just one less to keep up with. If traveling with family, I usually throw in XD-9M to suppliment an "always" 5-holer. That Springer bought a couple of years ago in honor of our new president, for it's 20-round capacity. :)

February 2, 2011, 07:49 PM
Assuming a non-hunting trip and taking someone else's vehicle:
Rossi .357 Magnum snubbie
RIA .45
and as of last weekend: S&W .44 Magnum 29 Classic

I WOULD take my Beretta CX4 Storm 9mm but kind of hard to conceal that one :)

February 2, 2011, 07:56 PM
usually just the XD and a 22 unless hunting deer is on the roster

Russ Jackson
February 2, 2011, 08:00 PM
1911 and a Walther G22...Russ

February 2, 2011, 08:20 PM
Steyr S9 primary. 2ndary: .38 revolver

February 2, 2011, 08:33 PM
Same gun as I take with me the rest of the week, SP101.

Ignition Override
February 3, 2011, 01:18 AM
This stays home for shorter drives (state parks etc), but for a 6-7 hour drive to visit family, the SKS, concealed under a camouflage net and other stuff in the trunk.

My folks aren't interested in shooting, and it stays concealed in the trunk when there.
It seems better to have something on a long drive, even through small towns, just in case a natural disaster or Al Qaida-inspired event happens, no matter how small the chance.

The only ammo is on stripper clips, kept separate. I don't have any handguns.

February 3, 2011, 01:31 AM
For the long haul I stick with the basics.
Colt Diamondback .38
Colt Python .357
Marlin 1894 C .357

February 3, 2011, 02:10 AM
not to say you shouldnt bring any of the above mentioned guns on weekend roadtrip type trips but it seems packing long arms on a non hunting trip is a bit overdoing it. If im on a long trip i bring the same gun that i usually carry...smith 642...maybe a g19 for the center console,

...but an sks under a camo net in the trunk in case of terrorist activity??? our world can be bad but this isnt the opening chapter of patriot games

February 3, 2011, 03:07 AM
Depends on where I'm going.

Usually a centerfire handgun of some sort.

February 3, 2011, 07:24 AM
A G21w/ 3 mags and atleast a spare box of 50rnds, a PF9w/ 2 mags and a spare boxof ammo, and depending on how far out I'm going a Mossberg 500 with 20 rounds onboard and maybe a box or 2 in the trunk.

February 3, 2011, 07:33 AM
CZ 75 compact for me 38 3 inch for wife

February 3, 2011, 07:41 AM
A CZ97B rides with me every day with a couple of mags of Hornady 230 HP's in +p.

February 3, 2011, 10:13 AM



February 3, 2011, 02:47 PM
My carry G26 and a long gun in the trunk. If I'm staying in motel it will be a Sub 2000 so I can carry it in with my bags without being obvious. Otherwise a shotgun or AR, mostly the AR.

February 3, 2011, 04:52 PM
Full size 1911 and a J-frame

Erik M
February 3, 2011, 05:00 PM
If you mean vacation in a populated area I carry my Glcok 19 with a spare mag.

If you mean 'inna-woods' for some camping & hunting then It would be one of my .357 Ruger's (Vaquero or GP100) and Winchester Mod 94 30-30. I usually keep my cheap-o Heritage .22 revolver and a brick of 500 rounds as a pack gun just as a backup/plinker.

February 3, 2011, 06:59 PM
Depends on the trip and what I feel like. About the only constant is a Smith & Wesson J-frame.

February 3, 2011, 08:14 PM
Usually at least my XD9mmCD and a .38 SP bodyguard. May also have the .22LR rifle and Hi-Point 9mm carbine and maybe a 8mm rifle or 12 guage in a ready bag in the trunk...

Redd Orion
February 3, 2011, 08:45 PM
Hey all, first day in the room. HELLO!

I typically happen to have my G27 around.... :D

For weekends away from home (camping or hunting) I have my G21 or G17 in a Galco shoulder rig with nearly a box of software strapped on to balance the load.

For a pure shooting weekend I will add to that my two S&W PC pieces, the .44 Mag light hunter and 1911.

Then there's the long guns.... :cool: just picked up my second Browning X-bolt White Gold (this one's 300 WinMag to match the 270 Win), and they will be my constant companions for the next several months. I joined this forum today because I am starting to develop loads for them both and have found this board to be a wealth of information even though I was just "lurking about" until today. :o

February 3, 2011, 08:52 PM
What I would choose would depend entirely where I was going. So, in the absence of any information, I'd probably take a center fire handgun that I could conceal if I chose to.

February 3, 2011, 08:58 PM
The usual, S&W 642 carry piece and an 870 in the trunk. Maybe a S&W 686 for the glove compartment, because it's better to have it and not need it....

February 3, 2011, 09:00 PM
The Maverick 88 with buckshot, and slugs on the side saddle.

Maybe the pistol I was carrying before I left.

I figure some buckshot and some slugs will take care of a weekend problem.

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