Grab a Gun and run- what are you taking?


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2dogs
February 17, 2003, 10:39 PM
Alright, all of this talk about your arsenal is well and good if you are going to hole up- and if that is the case then you've got 1,000 different guns and 9 million rounds of ammo to defend the castle with.

Now you are flushed out, seconds only to grab one gun and some ammo and hit the road.

What are you taking?

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LevelHead
February 17, 2003, 10:44 PM
Probably the Mossburg 590.

Both it and the AR are ready to go.

Thumper
February 17, 2003, 10:47 PM
Hmmm...I'll want something reliable, concealable and easily fed.

Probably my P99. Really hard to leave a 1911 at home, though.

If it's a really bad scenario, I might leave the house with only one gun, but you can bet I'll acquire a long gun pretty quick.

Kahr carrier
February 17, 2003, 10:49 PM
Para P14 Limited and a bunch of high caps.:)

yayarx7
February 17, 2003, 11:02 PM
Well, in thoery, the best one gun would be a long gun, but I think, like most out there, I would grab my handgun, as it is the handiest. In my case my Norinco .45 is always close by.

Tamara
February 17, 2003, 11:04 PM
Need more information:

Flushed out of my house by what? An oncoming fire or storm? Hundreds of looters (apparently lost) burning me out? Aliens from Area 51 in UN uniforms come to confiscate my guns? How long am I planning to be gone? Is my car damaged? Is my roommate home? My neighbors?

Would I have to leave one of the two guns that is usually on my person at home?

Bob Locke
February 17, 2003, 11:06 PM
I keep my AR-15 and 6 loaded mags stored in a soft-side case.

But I'd already have my G21 with me, so would that count as two?

Diesle
February 17, 2003, 11:07 PM
Remington 700 PSS in 300 Win. Mag..


Diesle

AZTOY
February 17, 2003, 11:08 PM
I agree with Tamara

MCNETT
February 17, 2003, 11:18 PM
I agree with Bob, I would already have my G29 and an extra mag on me. It would depend if concealability is an issue or not.
-Mike

P95Carry
February 17, 2003, 11:25 PM
I guess - thru shere ''proximity'' .... it'd be the P95 .... simply cos .. it and I .... live together 24/7 ..... so it is ''there''.

Given a smidgeon more time . who knows . it'd be hard deciding! My Smith N frame Mod 27 could be tempting . with a few speedloaders ... there again ..... maybe the AK .... hmmm ..... decisions!!:p

Skunkabilly
February 17, 2003, 11:32 PM
Won't get far in the suburbs of LA with an M1A. Not very concealable.

Probably my Beretta since I shoot it the best, have a crapload of mags and can..umm...probably find more? :D

firestar
February 17, 2003, 11:39 PM
I would also have a gun (sort of it is a Kel-Tec P32) on me already but being true to the question of only taking one gun, I would leave the little .32 at home and grab my Beretta 92 with 3 hi caps and 3 10 rounders and a whole bunch of ammo. I think I have about two cases of ammo. I would only take about 500 rounds at most. If I really need more than this, I'm in more trouble than I want to stick around for and I will just go to some place that I don't have to shoot so many people.

10-Ring
February 17, 2003, 11:45 PM
Probably whichever USP is serving as my housegun...currently, it's my compact 9. During the LA riots, I had to go into LA and pick my wife up from work. I watched them set palm trees on fire on the 101 fwy :rolleyes: My P7M8 went with me that night and for the 2 weeks I took her to and from work.

Marshall
February 17, 2003, 11:53 PM
I think it's obvious 2dogs senario is very simple. You get 1 damn gun, what is it?

:rolleyes:


I say a lever gun in a ranger or guide configuration complete with sling. Probably a 357Mag or 44Mag for maximum rounds held. That or a M1 carbine with a 30rounder.

Lightweight and a lot of firepower with reasonable accuracy would be my main objectives.

:D

MCNETT
February 18, 2003, 12:02 AM
HK91 that is already in a case with 20 loaded clips if there is no worries about concealability. :D
-Mike

Autolite
February 18, 2003, 12:12 AM
I figure that if I 'gotta run', then whatever is chasing me must not be too far behind ...

Tamara
February 18, 2003, 12:15 AM
I think it's obvious 2dogs senario is very simple. You get 1 damn gun, what is it?

Really?

I get one gun for what?

What am I going to be doing with it?

Fending off looters? Joining the militia and fighting Martians in Black Helicopters? Living off the land for six months? Using it for self-protection while I stay at a Holiday Inn and wait for the insurance adjuster to show up?

I don't know about you, but I'd pick a different gun for most of those jobs.

Here, try this one:

You're going hunting and you can only take one gun. What do you take?

MCNETT
February 18, 2003, 12:19 AM
Well, Tamara, that is easy. :D
Parker Hale 7mm Mag with Leupold Gold Ring 3-9x.
-Mike

Marshall
February 18, 2003, 12:25 AM
Tamara
Fending off looters? Joining the militia and fighting Martians in Black Helicopters? Living off the land for six months? Using it for self-protection while I stay at a Holiday Inn and wait for the insurance adjuster to show up?

His scenario was: you are flushed out of your home, you get one gun!

What you do after that is up to you, your wanting to set the conditions, there were none.

If I am going hunting and get one gun, I am taking a semi auto shotgun in 26" improved cyl and chokes, with shells and slugs.

:D

triggertime
February 18, 2003, 12:26 AM
Tamara: Depends on what I'm hunting. Intergalactic Aliens in furry bigfoot costumes? The elusive snipe? Flying monkeys? Pink elephants? :p

JohnKSa
February 18, 2003, 12:36 AM
Well, I'm wearing my Glock 17 so I'll have that, obviously.

I have 1,000 guns to choose from?

I'm SURE that if I owned 1,000 guns, at least one of them would be an M249 with a few 250 round belts. I'd take that...

Blackhawk
February 18, 2003, 12:36 AM
Deep concealable handgun so I can sidle up to one at a time of the rest of you who are hefting the heat I might want for whatever other conditions I find after I'm flushed out. You're going to need my leadership.... :rolleyes:

Thumper
February 18, 2003, 12:41 AM
His scenario was: you are flushed out of your home, you get one gun!

Yeah, but by WHAT?

No one's setting conditions. If it happened, you'd know why you had to leave. That would ABSOLUTELY have some sort of bearing on what I'd take.

Tamara
February 18, 2003, 12:43 AM
Okay...

I'm flushed out of my home.

I take the HK91.

It's my most expensive gun and I wouldn't want it burned up in the forest fire that flushed me out of my home.

For some reason, however, I stop at the top of the stairs and empty my pockets and purse of the guns I'm already carrying.

Thumper
February 18, 2003, 12:56 AM
:D

Marshall
February 18, 2003, 12:56 AM
Evidently you missed the previous post this was referring to? It was about a minimum arsenal from 22luvr.

My son and I have discussed at-length what constitutes a basic home arsenal. Purpose? The possibility of civil unrest, anarchy, breakdown in the vital infrastructure (water, gas, electricity, food, etc)

Then from 2dogs
Alright, all of this talk about your arsenal is well and good if you are going to hole up- and if that is the case then you've got 1,000 different guns and 9 million rounds of ammo to defend the castle with.
Now you are flushed out, seconds only to grab one gun and some ammo and hit the road. What do you take?

So, there's the scenario!

You know, this is just a pretend question anyway.

sm
February 18, 2003, 01:11 AM
Flushed out of my apt due to a flood, I had already strapped on the Colt Combat Commander I CCW.

When flushed out of apt years later due to a tornado, again a 1911 was already on person.

Normal carry is a 1911 style--P-11 is BUG or primary on class days...therefore I'd have one or both...if flushed -again.

illuminatus99
February 18, 2003, 01:33 AM
my .22 and 1000 rounds in the backpack :)

riverdog
February 18, 2003, 09:07 AM
I see this as a being flushed by home invaders kinda thing. So I'd grab what sits next to the bed, a Rem 870 with 20" IC bore and a couple boxes of 00 Buck. I naturally forget to grab the loaded S&W 629 that's in the bag with the 00 Buck :rolleyes:

Viking6
February 18, 2003, 09:40 AM
Without reading anything into the scenario, I would take my Bushmaster Shorty.

Kharn
February 18, 2003, 11:54 AM
My Oly Arms 20" A2 AR15. The only one I have shot enough to trust, I dont get to the range very often.

Kharn

JMLV
February 18, 2003, 11:57 AM
If time allows the 2 boxes of federal 115 HP's in the nightstand go as well. If I have time to grab a long gun its a tossup between the shotgun. 10/22 and the marlin lever 357. ( I want a 9mm carbine for just this reason, as well as ammo compatability for plinking and general shooting as nines are mucho cheap to buy these days)

As for 1 gun for hunting small game or big? or birds?
Different gun for each
Birds: 12 gage double.
Big Game: Ruger # 1 in 45/70
Small Game: Remington 581 scoped

Hunting handguns:
Birds: Ruger mark I target
Big Game: T/C Contender in 375 JDJ caliber.
Small Game: T/C Contender with either .22 LR barrel or 410 barrel

Soap
February 18, 2003, 12:02 PM
I would bring my 16" M4 profiled Bushy.

chaim
February 18, 2003, 12:04 PM
I'd grab whatever was close at hand and ready.

Most of my longguns are kept in a storage unit away from home so I guess it would probably be my Marlin Model 60. I wouldn't have a problem w/ .22lr but I probably would prefer something quicker than the tube mag. I'll be bringing the SKS into the house as well and that w/ some stripper clips would be fine. In both cases I can think of others that may be more ideal but either would be more than fine.

For handguns, I guess whichever came to hand first or whichever I had set up for home defense at the time. Probably my S&W 65LS, 6" S&W 586, CZ 75B or Charles Daly 1911 (they alternate HD duties, though it is usually the 65LS). I'd probably take an extra moment to set up my Bersa Thunder to drop in my front pocket as backup. I'd be perfectly happy with any of them.

Then again, if I was in a hurry why would I pick and choose. How about taking the one set up for HD (one of the above) plus one of the two bags I always have ready (between the two they hold all my handguns except the blackpowder revolver and the 6" S&W 586 since one is not very usable for anything but recreation and the other is too big, the bags hold ammo for the guns in them, holsters, and cleaning supplies).

I understand that the scenario wants only one, but why would I want to take extra time to drop to one when it would take less time for me to grab a bag full of guns and supplies?

(I guess that means I'd go w/ the handguns over the long guns, unless the situation that caused me to run clearly called for a long gun)

hops
February 18, 2003, 12:52 PM
I'd take the one that I paid the TAX stamp on.

firestar
February 18, 2003, 01:20 PM
I don't understand you people that are taking long guns. We do live in a civilized soceity and walking around with a full sized assult rifle and 20 mags of ammo just might not be the smartest thing to do. You will probably be stopped or arrested by the cops before you ever have to defend yourself.

Grab a pistol that you can conceal and then you can have it one you at all times. I doubt anyone would take a shotgun or an AR-15 into a gas station to ask directions or grab it everytime you leave the car.

Most likely, you all you have is a long gun, you won't have it in your hands when you really need it. If you keep it in the trunk, why bother even having it? I am just thinking about the situations that I can remember where a gun was needed, L.A. riots for example. If you were caught in the middle of that and pulled out of your car, you wouldn't have time to go to the trunk and grab your long guns. You would look like Reginald Denny and I would look like those Korean store owners that were busting caps and no one was messing with. :D I think they had hi cap 9mm also. Smart!

anchored
February 18, 2003, 01:51 PM
I'd take the gun I'm most familiar with and shoot most often: my 10/22 with its 30-round mag (I lost the 10-round mag a long time ago). I think it would serve me best because its the one gun I've been shooting for years and don't have to think about, it's trouble-free, and plenty accurate even when I'm being hasty. It will take down any game around here except bear, and will stop most people (if I can hit a running squirrel, I can make a head shot just as easily). Plus, it's quiet.

Soap
February 18, 2003, 03:33 PM
firestar- 2dogs never stated why we were being flushed out. Tamara has made a valiant effort in trying to find out though! I just assumed widespread public panic due to a natural disaster, power outage or attack. In that case, I'm bringing my long gun and going WAY out into the country.

SoDFW Jason
February 18, 2003, 03:42 PM
One gun? Hell, I'd stay home.:D

ZekeLuvs1911
February 18, 2003, 04:00 PM
I'll grab my Wilson Protector .45 and about 8 mags of 230 gr Hydra shok JHP I've got loaded up and go!

Double Maduro
February 18, 2003, 04:37 PM
The one closest to me at the time.

If this is a situation where I will be on my own for a while, I will use it to get whatever else I need.

cheygriz
February 18, 2003, 05:21 PM
AR-15 with 7 loaded 30 round mags, beside the bed. Two ammo cans of M855 already in the camper trailer.

meathammer
February 18, 2003, 05:28 PM
M1 Garand.

chris93473
February 18, 2003, 06:18 PM
my ar and my cz 40 are good to get going

MountainPeak
February 18, 2003, 06:25 PM
2dogs, "Grab a gun and run-what are you taking."? If you ever see me running with guns, it's to late for you! You don't have any left.:D

45R
February 19, 2003, 12:43 AM
I'd grab my Sig P226 or a shotgun.

coonan357
February 19, 2003, 12:55 AM
um , um , um , um , Can I get back to you later on this , I have to have a long talk with my kids( GUNS) .....:D

Matthew Courtney
February 19, 2003, 01:05 AM
I always carry at least one and there are always backups in my trucks. In a hurry I'd pick up a shotgun, Semi-auto, and a rifle, mini-14 or M1A.

capnrik
February 19, 2003, 10:52 AM
Colt's M4.

I don't understand you people that are taking long guns. We do live in a civilized soceity and walking around with a full sized assult rifle and 20 mags of ammo just might not be the smartest thing to do. You will probably be stopped or arrested by the cops before you ever have to defend yourself.

Firestar, there is no law in Texas that prohibits me from openly carrying a loaded rifle down the sidewalk, even in downtown Houston.

riverdog
February 19, 2003, 11:08 AM
We do live in a civilized soceity and walking around with a full sized assult rifle and 20 mags of ammo just might not be the smartest thing to do. Not all of us live in town :) My home defense weapon is an 870 and my read on the question is that if you only have time to grab one gun, you don't have time to open the safe. I grabbed what was readily available.

Augustwest
February 19, 2003, 11:45 AM
Win Defender

JGReed
February 19, 2003, 03:48 PM
capnrik said:

"Firestar, there is no law in Texas that prohibits me from openly carrying a loaded rifle down the sidewalk, even in downtown Houston."

Are you telling me that you could walk down the middle of the sidewalk in Houston with a loaded AR15 and wouldn't get picked up for creating a public disturbance or something to that effect?

I'm asking an honest question...not hassling you but I find that hard to believe. Even in Texas.

cratz2
February 19, 2003, 04:07 PM
I can't envision a scenario in which I could only grab one gun. I have a case with four handguns (3 1911s and a Taurus PT99AF) ready in my safe so those would all come as would my carry 1911 and P32. I also keep my Winchester Coyote 243 and my 870 in soft cases ready to go. That's 8 guns ready in literally 30 seconds.

And I keep 5 loaded 1911 mags in my trunk.

I guess if I had to grab one for some convoluted reason (or just for thread discussion), it would be my carry 1911.

Vorpal
February 19, 2003, 04:13 PM
AK, with a full drum, and a big bag of loaded 30's and 40's:D

Larry

CWL
February 19, 2003, 07:56 PM
Really depends on what room I get flushed out of. If something like a disaster/riot/invasion is bad enough to get me out of home, I'd probably pick my M4gery & as many mags & stripperclips I can grab from outta the safe.

If jumping outta the bedroom window at night because Ninja home invaders just kicked down my door, I'd grab the shotgun.

nygunguy
February 19, 2003, 08:03 PM
Not big or powerful but I can get ammo anywhere and drive tacks at 50yds.

Jmurman
February 19, 2003, 08:08 PM
My Kimber Pro Carry and as many mags as I can carry. Along with my trusty rusty .22

Schuey2002
February 19, 2003, 08:29 PM
To fend off "Martians flying in black helicopters", ( :D ) I'm taking my HK91..

If it's for anything else, I'm still taking an H&K, I can't decide which one though..

Hmmm. [still thinking..];)

Give me a sec....

UnknownSailor
February 19, 2003, 10:05 PM
^^^^ Oh be quiet. :D

My choice: My AR. My Para-Ord would be with me already; just strap on my war belt, grap the Ar and go.

axeman_g
February 20, 2003, 04:02 PM
Lets hope it is Ft Knox .....

Saw .243


From my house ....

Century L1A1 carbine with 8 mags of 20.

handy, short and powerful enough to stop an auto. What more could you want beside quiet. But I am envisioning lots of black copters with load turbines and rotors. Therefore who needs stealth?

Logistar
February 20, 2003, 04:28 PM
Beretta 92. I have 300 rounds ready at any given time.

12.7x99mm
February 22, 2003, 10:42 AM
I think I'd stick around and fight back.

What am I fighting again?

Large fuzzy slippered alian olyphants in big foot costumes.

I'd have to stay for that.

:scrutiny:

Brian Williams
February 23, 2003, 02:55 PM
NEF super light handi rifle with the following
20" 22 hornet barrel WGRS peep sight
20" 223 barrel WGRS peep sight
24" 308 barrel w 3x9 scope
20" 12 gauge turkey barrel with assorted chokes
Bipod

I think all of the bases would be covered

capnrik
February 23, 2003, 06:57 PM
Are you telling me that you could walk down the middle of the sidewalk in Houston with a loaded AR15 and wouldn't get picked up for creating a public disturbance or something to that effect?

Certainly no need to take my word for it. There is video and print media coverage of black activists doing exactly that, in downtown Houston, while Houston cops and citizens stand by and watch.

There simply is no law against it.

Nor do we need one, thank you.

coonan357
February 24, 2003, 12:40 AM
Still having a talk with the kids........:rolleyes:

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