If you could only have TWO guns, what would they be?


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Warp
November 30, 2012, 06:20 PM
Two guns and only two guns.

When the clock strikes midnight tonight, you only have the two guns chosen, and you won't be getting any more. Nothing else in the world changes differently than it otherwise would have. This is a theoretical mental exercise aimed at uncovering priorities. This is NOT a SHTF thread.

Post the specific firearms you have in mind, if you like. Please limit it to firearms you are legally able to possess.

I will start: If I could only have two guns, they would be my Glock 26 (3rd gen with night sites), and my Colt 6920.

As many of you will probably recognize, I have a thread with a poll going asking what you would select if you could only have one gun. The thread on the other forum that has been going awhile is for two guns, and people usually have a lot easier time getting two than one.

This is NOT a SHTF question or thread

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creeper1956
November 30, 2012, 06:33 PM
That's a tough one. I'd have to go with 2 of the guns I use for 3-gun. Deciding between the shotgun or the AR... and as much as I love my Benelli, I'd have to take the AR. So... a CZ75B-SA 9mm and Colt AR15 CR6720 with shortened to 18.5" barrel.
Why? IMO, this combination will serve a greater variety of needs than a shotgun/pistol combo. I really hate not having the shotgun though... that's why they call it 3-gun and not 2-gun. :p

mberoose
November 30, 2012, 06:42 PM
Gen. 3 Glock 19/Arsenal AK in .223

USAF_Vet
November 30, 2012, 06:56 PM
My S&W 469 9mm and my AR-15.

Gonna be hard to leave the shotgun behind, but I'll get over it.

huntsman
November 30, 2012, 07:03 PM
pistol/shotgun
LCP/BSS

The handgun is the hardest to choose from because I like all that I own, but I'd have to go with my EDC

Swing
November 30, 2012, 07:04 PM
Handgun and shotgun; no question. Thinking M1911 and a semi-automatic shotgun; perhaps a Mossberg SPX.

guyfromohio
November 30, 2012, 07:10 PM
Sig 239 and my Benelli Nova. 239 isn't my highest capacity, but it is my most accurate and comfortable. The Nova isn't my prettiest or most expensive shotty, but it's my most durable and versatile. I've taken more game with that Nova than all of my other firearms combined.

thunder173
November 30, 2012, 07:25 PM
Ok,...I'll play,.... an Old Model Ruger Blackhawk Convertable in .357/9mm with a 6 1/2 inch barrel,..and a Savage Model 24 in .223 over 12 gauge,...with an insert for .22 WMR or LR.........

Warp
November 30, 2012, 07:27 PM
I forgot about combination long guns for polling purposes. For the .223 over 12 gauge, did you vote it as a rifle or a shotgun?

Edit: nvm, I see you voted it as a shotgun

Dnaltrop
November 30, 2012, 07:49 PM
I'll take the previously mentioned Freedom Arms Octagonal Barrel .454 in 5 or 6 inch, and a big +1 for a Savage Over/Under.

I've been drooling over the Old man's Savage in .410/.22 since I was allowed anything larger than a BB. Fantastic rifle.

Carl N. Brown
November 30, 2012, 07:51 PM
Two guns to do it all for me: Marlin M39 Mountie and a Savage 24 .30-30 over 12ga.

2zulu1
November 30, 2012, 07:53 PM
If things boiled down to two, M686P/6" and M1 Garand National Match. As a handloader they'll take care of my needs. :)

k_dawg
November 30, 2012, 08:25 PM
Westinghouse Model M-18A2 LA3PG LAPPPG Series Gun

and a Noisy Cricket

Grassman
November 30, 2012, 08:32 PM
My Ruger M77 .308 w/ Leupold scope, and my Glock 19. I'm going with what I have now, and not what I'm dreaming for.

MistWolf
November 30, 2012, 08:44 PM
Beyond a shadow of a doubt, it'd be a M1 Garand and a 1911 Government Model

-no wait, it'd be a Para FAL and a Browning Hi-Power

-no wait, AR Carbine and a PPQ

-Oh, I know- Remington Mountain Rifle in 280 AI and a Ruger Single Action in 45 Colt

-no wait! Armalite AR10 and a Glock in 40 S&W

-Ooh, yes! Marlin 1895 with 18" octagonal barrel in 45-70 and a Colt SAA in 45 Colt

-no wait! An M14 and a Colt Commander

-no, wait!-

john1911
November 30, 2012, 08:45 PM
10/22 and 870. Cover everything I would ever need.

DM~
November 30, 2012, 09:09 PM
Once again, i couldn't choose from your poll...

So, now we are up to TWO guns!!

Well, i'd BY FAR have to choose my "go to" gun,

http://www.fototime.com/2F1EDE966EE573A/standard.jpg

And my second gun would be my S&W M-19 in 357 magnum.

DM

Warp
November 30, 2012, 09:11 PM
What cartridge is that on the bottom?

DM~
November 30, 2012, 09:14 PM
8x57jrs, it's loaded with 200NP's at 2,550fps...

DM

orionengnr
November 30, 2012, 09:15 PM
So, at midnight tonight, the Feds are going to break down my door and take everything except the two of my choice?

Sorry, but I find this a ridiculous premise. :rolleyes:

I would expect such a question from a new member who has spent no time here.

If a Senior Member cannot do better that that, THR is going downhill fast.

wlewisiii
November 30, 2012, 09:15 PM
From what I currently own?
S&W 625 Mountain Gun in .45 Colt
Winchester 94 in .30-30

Otherwise, I'd keep the Smith & add a nice drilling in 2x16 and 9.3x74R.

Walkalong
November 30, 2012, 09:18 PM
I'd bribe an anti to use his "two gun" tag and then sell them to me so I could have four guns. :D

Warp
November 30, 2012, 09:29 PM
8x57jrs, it's loaded with 200NP's at 2,550fps...

DM

Consider that firearm a rifle and vote rifle/handgun

Warp
November 30, 2012, 09:30 PM
I'd bribe an anti to use his "two gun" tag and then sell them to me so I could have four guns. :D

You wouldn't be able to get it from a true anti. Well, maybe, if the $ was right...but one of the many fences-sitters would seem to be a far easier/cheaper target. ;)

guyfromohio
November 30, 2012, 09:31 PM
Orien .... lighten up. We can hit search all day long or we can discuss stuff. Abstain at your pleasure.

forindooruseonly
November 30, 2012, 09:36 PM
They're coming to take my guns!? I'd better save the highlights of my collection....

1 - A gold plated Jimenez .380 (for the BBQs I'm always attending).

2 - Wards Westernfield single shot .22 rifle (reliability, firepower and capacity all in one fierce package).

If I could only have a third, I'd save my Blue Jacket .32 suicide special revolver! That was a finely crafted Hopkins & Allen off-brand revolver, but I don't think it would replace the golden glory of the Jimenez.

I clearly opted for the rifle and handgun option, but I didn't vote.

Inebriated
November 30, 2012, 09:39 PM
Handgun and rifle. My priorities go:
Self defense
Every thing else.

My handgun will certainly be a Glock 19. In your ONE gun thread, I said a Glock 29, because of the range of ammo, but since I've got a rifle, my handgun will be what a handgun should be... a backup to a long gun.

For the rifle, I will take my Arsenal SGL-21. I can use the gun for plinking, hunting, and defense. The only thing I'd need that the rifle can't do is take squirrels and other small game. For that, though, a .22LR kit for the Glock, a .22LR insert in the AK, or any other non-firearm option would work just fine.

Certaindeaf
November 30, 2012, 09:54 PM
Why, if I had two long guns, I wouldn't even need to fight my way to them because I'd have them on me all the time! I'd be all set!

jim243
November 30, 2012, 10:01 PM
OK, I'll play the game. Only two??? I voted for rifle and handgun, but it would have to be two handguns, a P-97 in 45 ACP and a 75 P-01 in 9mm as a BUG.

For long range shooting I would use my compond bow, ammo is available for it at any tree. I can also take out any of the Sheriff's henchmen at a 100 paces (that's about 100 yards for the uninformed). Why, because my secret identity is as a leader of a band of merry men in the forest of Sherwood (LOL). Besides I would have little John carry the rifle.

Jim

jon86
November 30, 2012, 10:14 PM
Well if it is two guns that I own... I guess I'll make it two handguns, my J frame and my wife's G17.

Wait, can my wife have two and I can have two?

Ok, ok, I'll play for the sake of playing. Two guns.

1. Smith and Wesson M&P340 No lock.
2. 870 police with rifle sights.

Walkalong
November 30, 2012, 10:29 PM
fences-sitters would seem to be a far easier/cheaper target.A good point. :)

qwert65
November 30, 2012, 10:39 PM
I chose shotgun/handgun- my mossy 500 and either my 1911 or j-frame
I'd really miss my .22s though.

44 Dave
November 30, 2012, 10:40 PM
Being a cowboy at hart, my Colt .44 and Winchester '73!
Dave

OilyPablo
November 30, 2012, 10:48 PM
AR-15 in 6.8SPC

Glock 10mm (G20) .45ACP 1911

Thank you.

huntsman
November 30, 2012, 11:18 PM
So, at midnight tonight, the Feds are going to break down my door and take everything except the two of my choice?

Forget the Feds Fear the pixies they got the magic dust man

DM~
November 30, 2012, 11:35 PM
Consider that firearm a rifle and vote rifle/handgun

WHY? It's also a S&S shotgun...

DM

Warp
November 30, 2012, 11:36 PM
WHY? It's also a S&S shotgun...

DM

What cartridge is on the right?

PedalBiker
November 30, 2012, 11:38 PM
A .22 and a 12 ga.

OilyPablo
November 30, 2012, 11:43 PM
.357 Lever gun
.357 Revolver

Old judge creek
December 1, 2012, 12:01 AM
Ruger Super Single Six 22/22mag convertible - 9 1/2" barrel.

Ruger M77RSI 308

Or a Ruger Bisley and Marlin Cowboy Ltd in 44 Magnum

Either pair will suffice my needs.

bannockburn
December 1, 2012, 12:07 AM
1) Colt Government Model .45ACP with a .22LR conversion unit.
2) Colt AR-15 .223 with a .22LR conversion unit.

Legionnaire
December 1, 2012, 08:04 AM
1. 12 gauge (Mossberg 500 or Remington 870) with multiple barrels
- vent rib with removable chokes for clays and small game
- rifled slug barrel with cantilevered scope mount for big game
- 18.5" cylinder bore for home defense

2. 4-inch Ruger GP100 or similar .357 mag revolver
- light hand loads for plinking
- heavy loads for hunting or self defense

Don't think there are two more versatile platforms.

DM~
December 1, 2012, 09:09 AM
What cartridge is on the right?

That would be a precision made slide in Krieghoff "insert" bbl., chambered in 22lr or 22WMR. (i have both) Once unlocked, it slides right out...

They go in and out VERY easily, always go back to being sighted into the sights and are as accurate as any decent 22 rifle.

VERY handy, and VERY useful for small game and pest like this fox i shot with mine,

http://www.fototime.com/B146F5E48FD9CFD/standard.jpg

I've taken everything from moose and bear on down to MANY smaller big game animials with the CF bbl, including this nice buck,

http://www.fototime.com/CED0CCDA9508B28/standard.jpg

And the shot bbls. have worked well on ducks, pheasants and all kinds of small game, including this nice tom turkey,

http://www.fototime.com/FCA4029ABA44E24/standard.jpg

It's light, accurate and just keeps on doing it all! In fact i shot a nice buck with it just a few days ago,

http://www.fototime.com/AB39CFA13CAD705/standard.jpg

It's been my "go to gun" for over 25 years... I just don't need a bunch of different guns to get all the jobs done!

DM

Trunk Monkey
December 1, 2012, 09:42 AM
If I had to only go with two guns I would try to get two that were compatible in terms of ammunition and magazines. Say a .357 revolver and a .357 lever action or a .44 revolver and a .44 lever action. Or a Ruger PC4 and a P-94 pistol (same round, same magazine). And I think KelTech makes a carbine that takes Glock magazines.

That way I only have to purchase one type of round and one type of magazine although I think with the .357 I might buy some .38s for practice

19-3Ben
December 1, 2012, 11:23 AM
Handgun/rifle.

Ruger SP101, 3" bbl. .357mag
Rossi M92, 16"bbl. .357mag

The two guns together are versatile enough to cover anything from low recoil plinking, to CCW, to HD, to hunting deer sized game and still be light, handy and packable in the event that some day I had to bug out with them. Major points for logistics in caliber consolidation as well.

xfyrfiter
December 1, 2012, 11:53 AM
The new TC switch caliber rifle and my 10/22 with extra goodies.

MachIVshooter
December 1, 2012, 11:57 AM
Armalite AR-10A2 Carbine & S&W 1006.

wanderinwalker
December 1, 2012, 12:14 PM
Handgun and rifle for me. Leaning toward a 4" S&W .357, like a 586 or 686 and a lightweight, moderately powered carbine such as a Marlin 336 in .30-30. Both are adequately powerful for my needs without generating more recoil than most people can tolerate.

Rifle option 2 would be a .308/30-06 bolt gun, but that's getting up into a recoil level that makes practice less pleasant to me. And here in New England the extra reach and power vice a .30-30 are moot.

Warp
December 1, 2012, 12:36 PM
That would be a precision made slide in Krieghoff "insert" bbl., chambered in 22lr or 22WMR. (i have both) Once unlocked, it slides right out...

That is why I said to score it as a rifle for the vote. 2/3 of the cartridges you pictured were 'rifle' cartridges. ;)

Rev. Chad
December 1, 2012, 02:06 PM
I would take my Mossberg 500(12 ga) and Ruger Blackhawk(.45 LC).

Bobson
December 1, 2012, 02:10 PM
I voted handgun and rifle, but I actually only have two guns right now - a handgun and a shotgun.

DM~
December 1, 2012, 06:50 PM
That is why I said to score it as a rifle for the vote. 2/3 of the cartridges you pictured were 'rifle' cartridges. ;)

It's only 2/3 when i want it to be, the rest of the time it's 1/3... :)

DM

JohnBiltz
December 1, 2012, 07:10 PM
My EDC is a G26 so I'm keeping that.

An Ar has a lot of advantages in a thread like this. Slap a new upper on it if you need more gun. If its what I have now then I'll keep the 6.5 Grendel Alexander Arms and my PSA 5.56 upper.

speedway
December 1, 2012, 09:19 PM
Rifle = FAL, without hesitation.

Handgun would be the HK45c or P7M13. Either one is a fine choice.

tobenheim
December 1, 2012, 09:38 PM
Ruger SP101
Marlin 1894C

Both chambered in .357 so can shoot either that load or .38 for lighter work--always been a sucker for the .38 special. . The SP 101 can be a ccw but handles the .357 load just fine. So I get two guns and only have to worry about stockpiling one or two calibers.

bowserb
December 1, 2012, 10:20 PM
Already have them. XDm45 4.5" and AR15. 14 rounds of .45acp and 60 rounds of 5.56 before I have to go into my pocket.

Warp
December 1, 2012, 10:24 PM
The results of this question/poll are much more in line with what I expected than the 1 gun thread.

Oceanbob
December 1, 2012, 11:25 PM
Glock 20SF and my HK91.

tacxted
December 1, 2012, 11:57 PM
Again picking brains Warp.

As I said in your first thread, Ill pick shotgun and add handgun. In this case remington 870 and glock 17.

I wanted to say glock 26 at first, but I could conceal a 17 just as well with practice and creativity.

Im sure you know what Ill say on your next thread. In case you dont, Arsenal SGL-21.73.

Warp
December 2, 2012, 12:08 AM
Again picking brains Warp.

As I said in your first thread, Ill pick shotgun and add handgun. In this case remington 870 and glock 17.

I wanted to say glock 26 at first, but I could conceal a 17 just as well with practice and creativity.

Im sure you know what Ill say on your next thread. In case you dont, Arsenal SGL-21.73.

I do not currently plan to go beyond 2.

I think your true priorities are watered down/hidden when you get 3. It isn't limiting enough.

I know that may sound weird considering one of my other longer threads is "If you could only have 20 guns"...but it is what it is.

tacxted
December 2, 2012, 12:16 AM
I does make one think and prompt some honest responses more than 3 would . . . How about

If you could only have 1.5 guns, What would they be?

Im sure you would get some wild responses.:D

3twelves
December 2, 2012, 12:28 AM
Two rifles

weisse52
December 2, 2012, 10:23 AM
S&W 629 and a Remington 870. Simple and gets the job done. Then again maybe it should be a Colt 1911 and a M4. Fun mental challenge.
And I read the OP twice, did not see anything about Feds breaking doors down. Did I miss something...

huntsman
December 2, 2012, 12:36 PM
I think your true priorities are watered down/hidden when you get 3. It isn't limiting enough.

Ahh but 3 is perfection if one choses a long gun, sidearm and pocket pistol:) unlike 2 which requires one to make a very difficult decision

Alnamvet68
December 2, 2012, 02:10 PM
One S&W J frame, and one Colt Government Model.

CApighunter
December 2, 2012, 05:38 PM
I think Hank Jr. said it best.
"I got a shotgun, a rifle, and a four wheel drive/ And a country boy can survive"
Ruger 10/22 and Remington 870

Halal Pork
December 2, 2012, 06:08 PM
Two M242 Bushmasters mounted on a Hoveround...

and a jet pack...

B1gGr33n
December 2, 2012, 06:22 PM
My vote boils down to ultimate utility. A pistol, specifically a revolver, and a pump action shotgun. To further enhance the utility, a .357 which can use .38 and shot shells effectively; and a 12GA, arguably the most utilitarian round on the planet. As far as specific models, a Ruger GP100 4" and a Mossberg 835. If I can cheat a little, I'd get a slug barrel for the Mossberg.

Warp
December 2, 2012, 06:28 PM
My vote boils down to ultimate utility. A pistol, specifically a revolver, and a pump action shotgun. To further enhance the utility, a .357 which can use .38 and shot shells effectively; and a 12GA, arguably the most utilitarian round on the planet. As far as specific models, a Ruger GP100 4" and a Mossberg 835. If I can cheat a little, I'd get a slug barrel for the Mossberg.

You would be allowed the slug barrel for the shotgun. They are often sold that way.

mavracer
December 2, 2012, 08:29 PM
I'll take a pistol and a rifle and momma wants a pistol and a shotgun.

Agsalaska
December 2, 2012, 08:31 PM
I would keep a pistol and a rifle. I dont really bird hunt and enjoy deer hunting. I almost said two rifles but I need the pistol for obvious reasons.

Il go

S&W 357 and a Weatherby Mark 5

Rubber_Duck
December 3, 2012, 03:37 AM
I'd take a Sig P226 and a Noveske 14.5 Lo-Pro.

Corpral_Agarn
December 3, 2012, 12:33 PM
Forget the Feds Fear the pixies they got the magic dust man
Now that's funny!
I would like to play too:
Sig P226 (spare barrels/uppers if that is allowed...)
Winchester 9422 because I love that rifle.

Everything else is pretty mainstream/common and therefore easily replaced.

Skribs
December 3, 2012, 12:44 PM
I like the idea of a handgun for CCW and a long gun (preferably rifle, although currently I have a shotgun) for HD. However, I also am a firm believer in redundancy, and I do not want to have only one pistol for CCW. Should it be in the shop due to breakage or because I want to have some new parts put on it, then I wouldn't want to be out a CCW.

So while I would like to have pistol+rifle, I voted two pistols, because the redundancy is more important to me.

Quick Shot xMLx
December 3, 2012, 12:54 PM
Have to go with my VZ58 for the rifle. As for the handgun, that's a bit more tricky. I want to go with my 1911 but my Shield just conceals so much easier. It's a tough choice.

holdencm9
December 3, 2012, 02:57 PM
My M4gery and my 92FS

tarosean
December 3, 2012, 03:12 PM
Rem 1100 and S&W 1006

brnmw
December 3, 2012, 03:51 PM
1) AK-47. (Hunt deer, ultra reliable... Here in Texas, perfect gun for shots out to 200 yds. in the brush.)

2) Benelli M4. (Could be used to hunt deer with slugs, or even bird hunt with, but again reliable and used for home defense.)

(The only reason I did not choose a handgun was only due to the fact I can't carry on a Military installation... I am a CHL holder and yes it stinks, but it is something I have to live with everyday.)

helitack32f1
December 4, 2012, 12:33 AM
Glock 23 (any Gen, but preferably Gen 4) and an SKS Paratrooper model.

RetiredUSNChief
December 4, 2012, 01:19 AM
My AMT .22 Automag and Marlin 783 bolt action .22 Mag.

Both use the same round, so I don't have to stock/carry two different calibers.

Plenty of power for a variety of uses, great accuracy, great range, and I can stock/carry quite a bit of ammunition, even while carrying both firearms.

pockets
December 4, 2012, 07:45 AM
Actually, I thought orionengnr said it perfectly.
.

otasan56
December 4, 2012, 08:10 AM
My Glock 17 and my Mossberg Model 500 12ga shotgun. I'll keep my G17 until it is outlawed.

accrhodes
December 4, 2012, 09:14 AM
It would be my two favorite to shoot.

Springfield 1911
Bravo Company AR-15

WardenWolf
December 4, 2012, 12:55 PM
If I could choose 2 weapons from any civilian-legal ones, they would be:

1. Baikal 12 gauge / .308 over-under.

2. AK-47, VEPR-based.

That would give me a gun for every occasion. Long-range and shotgun, and a semi-auto rifle for short and medium range work.

tuj
December 4, 2012, 01:07 PM
I enjoy shooting competition more than anything else, so I'd go with:

-Remington 40x bench rifle
-Pardini SP sport pistol

Teachu2
December 4, 2012, 01:16 PM
Mossberg 500 12ga combo, Colt Series 80 stainless Govt w/Kimber .22lr conversion setup.

Even though I have other guns I prefer (Beretta 3901, Glock 30), these two give me the most versatility. I can take deer with a shotgun much easier than birds with a rifle...

Sheepdog1968
December 4, 2012, 06:59 PM
Given what I enjoy doing, I'd go with a rifle and a shotgun. As of now, I can't conceal carry. If I could that might change things.

For the rifle, it would be a 336 Marlin lever action in 30-30. It's just my favorite and for my hunting, social plinking, and emergency defense needs it would be good enough. It would be a precross bolt safety with a 16.5" barrel.

For the shotgun I'd be torn between a good old Mossberg 500 with two different barrels and wood furniture vs. a nice double shotgun. I would probably cave in and get the good double shotgun. Again, it would work nicely for clays, range plinking, and emergency defense.

Should I ever get a conceal carry permit, it would likely be a Glock 30SF (or two or three of them). It's not my favorite pistol but the best compromise of all the things I'd want to do with it.

After that I would add a 22 LR rifle. If I can have only one, it would be a nice one. Likely a lever action 22 of some kind.

Chevelle SS
December 4, 2012, 07:19 PM
12ga SXS and a Smith 4'' 686

JAshley73
December 4, 2012, 07:34 PM
1: My Beretta A303 12ga semi-auto. This would be my "only one" gun too. There's just too much you could do well with a shotgun. Plus, I just really like this one. It just fits me, and with Wood pretty enough to make a violin maker jealous, who could ask for anything more?

2: Some pistol. I'm not sure if I'd stay with my Full size M&P 9mm, or trade it in for a Shield 9mm or Glock 19. Still though, I'd be happy living with what I have now.

tomrkba
December 4, 2012, 09:06 PM
The advantage of the AR-15 is the upper can be swapped out. Since the lower is the firearm according to law, I'd take an AR-15 and buy a bunch of different uppers.

Choosing a handgun is much more difficult. I really like 45 ACP, but the guns are large and sometimes I need a more concealable gun. However, a more concealable gun doesn't have a the larger calibers I prefer. If I could not decide, then the Glock 19 is a very reasonable choice. Todd Green tested an HK P30 (91,322 rounds 13 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 5 parts breakages) with excellent results. But, for overall good looks and so forth, it's difficult to argue with walnut and steel. Perhaps an S&W 586 or Ruger GP100 would be good choices. I like N-Frames and Ruger Redhawks too.

mio
December 5, 2012, 06:21 PM
i chose 2 rifles preferably a ma duece and her sister so that i can contribute to fixing the problem of only being allowed 2 guns.

The_Next_Generation
December 6, 2012, 02:51 AM
I'd go with a CZ 75 9mm in stainless, and a Kimber Montana in 30-06 with some REAL nice glass.

Manny
December 6, 2012, 08:30 AM
Way back when I was a church mouse poor college student I only HAD two guns, a Ruger 7.5" SBH .44mag & a Remington 870 Special Field 12ga. They served my needs then when hunting was my main interest with defensive use secondary. Nowadays defensive use is a first consideration, informal target/fun shooting secondary and hunting somewhat tertiary. My picks from what I own now would be a Glock 9mm 17L for the handgun and either my FN SLP or Browning Cynergy for the shotgun. That pick would be hardest as the SLP has the defensive edge plus is a good slug gun but the Cynergy which I lean towards has the edge for all other shotgun activities.

Catshooter
December 7, 2012, 02:24 AM
"Todd Green tested an HK P30 (91,322 rounds 13 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 5 parts breakages) with excellent results."

tomrkba, can you hook me up with a link to this Todd Green and his test please?

I would like to read more about it. Ninety one thousand rounds is a butt load, but five parts broke? That's not good, unless they all broke after round ninety thousand.


Cat

BigN
December 7, 2012, 05:30 AM
357 mag & 243

Onmilo
December 7, 2012, 12:52 PM
Only two,,,,
GOOD quality combination gun in 12 guage choke tubed 3" chamber under a .30/06 rifle barrel and i would cheat and add a .22 hornet or .223 insert barrel for the rifle if i could find one.
Second gun would be a 5" or 6" barrelled .44 Magnum revolver.

mdauben
December 7, 2012, 01:06 PM
If I could only have two? :uhoh:


Pistol - Glock 19 w/Trijicon Night Sights. The 9mm is about the cheapest centerfire handgun ammo, making it more affordable for target practice, while still being usable for action shooting competition and a reliable SD round. The Glock 19 has proven itself over the years as a reliable SD gun, which straddles the line between home defence and concealed carry.
Rifle - Colt LE6940 w/Trijicon ACOG sight. Like the 9mm, the 5.56mm is about the cheapest centerfire rifle ammo making it a good choice for target practice while still suitable for home defence. The Colt might not be the best AR, but its become one of the touch-stones of AR quality (and I specified the ACOG becuase I figure if I'm not spending money on any other guns, I can afford a $1500 sight!).

Some might prefer the flexibility of the shotgun, but I have to admit I've never really had the connection with scaterguns that I do with conventional rifles and handguns so I don't shoot the former nearly as well as I do the latter.

In the end, I'm just glad I don't have to make this choice! ;)

tomrkba
December 7, 2012, 01:32 PM
P30 testing:

http://pistol-training.com/archives/category/range-reports/p30-thursday

Current:

http://pistol-training.com/archives/7618

All range reports:

http://pistol-training.com/archives/category/range-reports

Catshooter
December 7, 2012, 04:24 PM
Thanks tom.


Cat

NoirFan
December 7, 2012, 04:29 PM
Handgun: Ruger Security Six or S&W M19 with 4" barrel
Shotgun: Mossberg 590 with 18" barrel and ghost ring sights

These cover about 99% of anything I would ever need a gun for. I'f I'm allowed one more, I'll take a bolt-action .22 rifle.

Trent
December 7, 2012, 04:39 PM
We're only allowed to keep 2 guns ....

How many are we allowed to bury first? :)

billy396
December 7, 2012, 05:08 PM
I'm still looking for one of those noisy crickets.

OptimusPrime
December 9, 2012, 02:38 AM
Very hard question to answer, but 2 handguns for me. One for me to carry and one for the Mrs. to carry. We carry every day, but don't hunt every day.

Warp
December 9, 2012, 02:40 AM
I mentioned it before, but this poll/thread is going exactly how I expected.

Notice the poll results, responses trend down as the responses go.

I was pretty sure that, given two, most people would have a handgun as at least one.

So far:

86% of voters opted for at least one handgun.

71.7% at least one rifle

37.8% at least one shotgun

Axel Larson
December 9, 2012, 10:03 AM
Right now if I could only have two guns they would be a modern BAR in 308 and a Citori of some kind in 12 gauge with 3 inch chamberings and 26 inch barrels. I do not own either of those right now but yeah if I could only have two guns those would be it. After shooting my superposed I kinda got the browning bug.

justice06rr
December 10, 2012, 05:36 AM
Handgun and Rifle for me.

As much as I also like the firepower of a 12ga Shotgun, its limited range and lower capacity would steer me more towards a rifle in the proper caliber (5.56/7.62 etc). Unfortunately if you need to shoot longer ranges past 200yards or more, the shotgun is at a disadvantage.

Sheepdog1968
December 10, 2012, 02:23 PM
Two is hard to do. Somewhere between four and six I could easily manage my shooting hobbies. Though self defense is always a potential need, I wouldn't let that dictate my first two choices. I find that I shoot often and enjoy it. Any firearm I own I am quite confident that I can use to defend myself and I can work within the limitations of what I own. For example, I'd rather have an over under for clay shooting (which I do frequently) vs. a 590A1 if I had to choose one of them. The double wouldn't be the perfect weapon but then again I am willing to live with and work with the limitations.

Let's break them out and see what happens.

1. 30-30 lever action - it's by far my favorite. I like to hunt and social shoot with it. I've also taken it to rifle training classes.

2. Double barrel shotgun - I find shooting clays is fast becomming my favorite thing to do and I'd like to have a nice gun to do it with.

3. Four glock 30sf. conceal carry with main and back up. The other two are for just in case the first two break. Sigs are my favorite by far but the Glocks are the most practical.

4. A 22 LR. It provides fun inexpensive shooting. I'd lean towards the lever action one just becuase I like lever actions.

5. Mossberg 590A1 - it would be the dedicated home defense gun.

6. At this point the above really take care of my needs. If I had to get something else, I'd like go with some sort of semi-auto rifle. The top three contenders would be M1A, mini-14, M1 carbine. I could see many starting to chime in about how could you possibly lump these togethere ase they have such different balistics. There is some truth to that. I tend not to worry about it as I wouldn't want to be shot with any of them.

Calibers I need to keep in stock around the home would be from the above choices:
1. 30-30
2. 12 gauge shells
3. 45 ACP
4. 22 LR
5. Whatever the semi auto rifle is that I choose.

This is a nice short list of calibers

Warp
December 10, 2012, 07:17 PM
Sheepdog....2 guns. What would they be?

2

Sheepdog1968
December 10, 2012, 08:47 PM
Sheepdog....2 guns. What would they be?

2
I put them in the order of most important (1) to least important (6) for me. If I could only choose two, then it's 1 and 2. FWIW, I went many many many years with only 4. In some respects, I really regret buying a bunch more (but not enough to sell them or thin the heard).

pockets
December 11, 2012, 09:15 AM
I'd take 2 guns from all of the 'if you could only have one gun' threads,
then subtract 3 from the 'if you could only have three guns' threads,
then add 4 from the 'if you could only have four guns' threads,
then subtract 5 from the 'if you could only have five guns' threads,
then add 6 from the 'if you could only have six guns' threads................

It's a good thing that I could care less and I just have what I want to have.

Warp
December 11, 2012, 06:44 PM
I'd take 2 guns from all of the 'if you could only have one gun' threads,
then subtract 3 from the 'if you could only have three guns' threads,
then add 4 from the 'if you could only have four guns' threads,
then subtract 5 from the 'if you could only have five guns' threads,
then add 6 from the 'if you could only have six guns' threads................

It's a good thing that I could care less and I just have what I want to have.

It's a good thing that people who are not interested in a thread...who can tell from the title that they will not be interested in the thread...usually avoid that thread.

jmfc606
December 12, 2012, 02:11 PM
Rem 870 12 Ga with 28" Rem choke and Rifled Slug BBL

Ruger 10/22

I'll never go hungry

dsslimrock
December 12, 2012, 06:22 PM
.357 Lever gun
.357 Revolver

I share the same thought...if only I could find a .357 lever gun!

retired guard
December 13, 2012, 01:30 PM
For me Ruger sp 101 .357 Remington 1100 with extra barrel

CommanderCrusty
December 13, 2012, 03:51 PM
I almost never shoot the rifle or shotgun.

On the other hand, I carry my LCP .380 and Sig P250 Compast 9mm a LOT. There two complement each other well.

Hokkmike
December 14, 2012, 11:48 AM
Pretty easy for me. Since I live in PA and like to hunt deer I would have to have a bolt action rifle. For me that is the SAKO Finnlight in 6.5x55.

The second rifle, I voted 2 rifles obviously, would be my fun gun- an AK 47 in 7.62x39. Also the "bug-out" weapon of choice.

BUT, BUT, BUT if I could bend the rules and add a third it would be a semi auto pistol in 9mm or .40 S & W.

jem375
December 14, 2012, 11:53 AM
AR and a 22 rifle..AR for 2 and 4 legged critters and a 22 rifle which is accurate enough for any small game

Strafer
December 14, 2012, 01:26 PM
When I evacuated New Orleans for Katrina, I took my Colt Officer's Model 1911, and my SKS. It is a struggle to decide between handgun and rifle, and handgun and shotgun, because a good riot gun with rifle sights and a good assortment of bird, buck, and slug will cover a lost of bases; but if you've got to reach out and touch someone past 75 yards or so, you're gonna need a rifle, me thinks.

Hapworth
December 14, 2012, 02:30 PM
Easy. All about what easily and reliably wears multiple hats...

Glock 19: Home protection; concealed carry; range games.

Remington 870: Home protection; concealed carry if I'm wearing my muumuu; clay games.

Jlr2267
December 14, 2012, 03:03 PM
A .22 and a 12 ga.

^^most sensible

ApacheCoTodd
December 14, 2012, 05:05 PM
HG & Shotgun. Near issues are the big issues for me these days.

Warp
December 14, 2012, 06:49 PM
^^most sensible

For some people, perhaps

willroute
December 28, 2012, 11:08 PM
my savage 24v in 357 over 20 and a smith 686-4.

If I had my druthers and fate dealt it so, I would choose to bring a 30-30 and my 45, but given the 24v shoots 357 and 20 and the smith shoots the same round...there it is

Always hard questions!

TFIT
December 29, 2012, 10:30 PM
I would go with the M4 and the Sig-Sauer P226 MK25. Two outstanding platforms, ammunition is most plentiful and easy to manage.

VaGunNut
January 10, 2013, 07:23 PM
A tactical 12 gauge and a Glock in 40 or .357

friscolatchi
January 11, 2013, 01:31 AM
Handgun and Rifle: G19 and Colt LE6920, or S&W model 19 and Marlin 1894C.

Warp
January 11, 2013, 01:42 PM
A tactical 12 gauge and a Glock in 40 or .357

What do you mean by tactical 12 gauge?

Pump or semi?

Barrel length?

etc

VaGunNut
January 12, 2013, 05:03 AM
Preferably a pump for reliability. Barrel length about 18 or 19 inches. Ghost ring sights are a plus. Pistol grip. Obtain one where magazine extensions are available. at least a 7 round capacity. Loaded with T or F shot (.20 and .22) maybe #1 buck(.24) Small pellets high shot count to minimize wall penetration and overtravel. Hell, #4 shot is good at standard combat ranges, makes a ragged hole.

Benelli Supernova

RetiredUSNChief
January 12, 2013, 05:23 AM
Am I allowed to change my mind from what I posted in #80?

I'm seriously looking at this classic, fully functional vintage assault weapon being auctioned off on ebay, of all places:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Assault-Weapon-Cavemans-AR15-Assault-Rock-/160953713972?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2&hash=item257996c534

Back in the day it was unbeatable.

:evil:

TRX
January 12, 2013, 05:40 AM
I'd have to reach for my two "go-to" firearms - my 1911 and my AK-47.

There are newer, "better" firearms out there, but those two fall into the "see it - shoot it" category for me.

redfisher43
January 12, 2013, 02:51 PM
Bushmaster AR .223 & Beretta 92fs

bshepherd
January 12, 2013, 06:28 PM
NTSA:rolleyes:

Kframe
January 12, 2013, 06:41 PM
Got in too late for the poll, but probably a 12ga pump shotgun (Rem 870) and a .22 handgun (either a Ruger MkII or a S&W revolver).

asia331
January 12, 2013, 08:03 PM
AR-15 and 1911.

snooperman
January 12, 2013, 08:27 PM
Ruger 3" SP101 and Ithaca 12 ga

mgmorden
January 12, 2013, 08:30 PM
If I could only have one gun, it would be a 12ga Remington 870. That's the most reliable gun I know of and a 12ga is also the most versatile. I know of virtually NOTHING that can't be hunted with a 12ga by varying ammo used.

If I had to add on just one more gun for a 2nd it would be a 9mm handgun. My current favorite is the M&P but I'm a little less picky on the brand/model here as long as its one of the reliable ones (of which there are many on the market these days).

TheGloriousTachikoma
January 12, 2013, 08:31 PM
My Pre-B CZ-85 and my 20" A2-clone AR-15.

Plus both have 22 conversions for them that render them externally unchanged.

Garak
January 12, 2013, 10:22 PM
If I could have even one gun, it would be a smoothbore flintlock muzzleloader. Can't get much more versatile than that. For a second gun I'd take a Mosin-Nagant M39, as they're really nice to shoot, ammo is readily available, and they also have historic value.

Due to the laws where I live, I will not have either.

broncoboxer
January 12, 2013, 10:55 PM
Glock 19.

M1A.

Nathaniel Firethorn
January 12, 2013, 11:19 PM
.45 handgun that fits me. Last time I was shopping, I liked Sigs and HKs. 1911s don't sit very well in my hand.

12ga shotgun, prolly a Benelli.

- NF

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