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Guns everyone should own

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by jefnvk, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. jefnvk

    jefnvk Well-Known Member

    OK, what are the guns you think EVERYONE should own? I can start:

    1911. THE handgun all others are measured against.
    Ruger 10/22. Most popular .22 semi-auto
    Rem 870. Most popular pump 12 ga.
    Mosin variant. For $60, why not?

    OK, those are a few my choices. Anything goes.
  2. R.H. Lee

    R.H. Lee Well-Known Member

    .357 revolver, at least 4" bbl
    9mm semiauto pistol
    .22 semiauto pistol
    .30 cal rifle, either bolt or semi
  3. nitesite

    nitesite Well-Known Member

    Okay, I'll play...

    Marlin 39A lever .22 - the most "fun" possible out of a .22 rifle
    Smith & Wesson 4" N-frame in either .357 or .44 magnum
    1911-A1 - never ending possibilities to make it uniquely yours
    Colt SAA .44-Special or .45 Long Colt - The Legend continues
    Sako Rifle in 30-06 or .270 - Good all over this continent for anything
    Remington 870 12-guage - superbly reliable and accurate and affordable

    How'd I do?
  4. Langenator

    Langenator Well-Known Member

    Nobody mentioned a Mauser bolt action, military or sporter, any caliber. The bolt action by which all others are judged.
  5. AK103K

    AK103K Well-Known Member

    Anything belt fed that goes fast. Then again, anything box fed that goes fast. :)
  6. AK103K

    AK103K Well-Known Member

    And lets not forget everything that goes BOOM! :)
  7. lycanthrope

    lycanthrope Well-Known Member

    S&W .44 mag double action revolver
    Ruger 10/22
    Remington 700 or Winchester Model 70 in 30-06
    Remington 870 in 12 gauge

    You can handle 99% of all possible situations with that list. They are also all easy to find ammo for and have been proven by time.
  8. sfhogman

    sfhogman Well-Known Member

    Ruger Single Six
  9. Old Dog

    Old Dog Well-Known Member

    .30 caliber bolt action rifle (.308, .30-06)
    .22 lever action or semi-auto rifle
    12-gauge pump shotgun (w/selection of chokes and slug barrel)

    .45 SA pistol (1911A1, 4 or 5 inch barrel)
    .357 DA revolver (4 or 6 inch barrel)
    .22 semi-auto pistol (Ruger or Browning)

    These would be my minimum requirements. A bonus, for more serious work, would be a semi-auto rifle in .223 or .308 (AR, AK or Mini-14) and a large bore revolver (.44 mag)
  10. Shooter973

    Shooter973 Well-Known Member

    Guns everybody should own

    Old Dog has nailed it!!!! But one addition I would add is a Lever Action 30-30 ---
    It just un- American not to OWN A 30-30 !!! :)
  11. tc300mag1

    tc300mag1 Well-Known Member

    1911 45
    357 4"
    44 mag 6"
    22 Ruger mark II

    30 cal rifle
  12. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Well-Known Member

    I have to keep my firearms to a bare minimum, so I've put some thought into this question let me tell you. Here's my short list:

    CZ 452 trainer w/ tangent sights. Mine has brought down many ptarmigan, grouse, hare, squirrel , muskrat, and in one case a very small field mouse. Accuracy is downright amazing, and it's as tough and reliable as the Mauser it's patterned on. Forget the scope. You really do not need it with this beauty.

    Mossberg 500 12 ga. IMHO better than the competition because of its toughness and the superior tang safety. I used mine all summer as my bear gun along the Sustitna drainage. By the end of the salmon runs it was filled with mud and sand, but it still cycled and functioned.

    A nice .357 medium-frame revolver. I'd include the GP-100's, the Security Six line, and of course the classic Model 13 Smiths and Trooper line of Colts. These old police revolvers can be had for half the price of a comparable quality semi.
  13. photo_guy

    photo_guy Well-Known Member

    I agree - Old Dog has a pretty good list.

    I'd say for affordability and popularity some specifics might be:

    .30 caliber bolt action rifle (.308, .30-06)[Rem 700]
    .22 lever action or semi-auto rifle [Ruger 10-22]
    12-gauge pump shotgun [870]

    .45 SA pistol [1911A1 COLT]
    .357 DA revolver [Ruger Security 6 or GP100]
    .22 semi-auto pistol [Ruger MKII]

    Hmmmm. I just noticed these are American companies - another advantage.
  14. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    The typical survival/hunting/basic battery.
    1 pistol..................have CZ75 PO1. great pistol - better than any I tried.
    1 revolver 357 cal preferably..............don't have one yet....
    1 rifle hunting.........Mosin 91/30
    1 rifle defense.........Mosin M38 - use what ya got!
    1 shotgun hunting.....Winchester 1200
    1 shotgun defense.....same.
    1 22 rifle..................don't have one yet.
    I need more money to buy better stuff, like an AK for the wife, and an FAL for me, and a nice Smith mod 66...... Oh, and another Ruger 10/22!
  15. sm

    sm member

    Another in agreement with Old Dog
  16. TechBrute

    TechBrute Well-Known Member

    Outside of a .22LR rifle for teaching others to shoot, I'm not sure that there's a gun EVERYONE should own.

    I couldn't shoot a 1911 for years because my hands were too small.
    I couldn't shoot a rifle because I didn't have anywhere to shoot it.
    A DA revolver's trigger was too hard for me to pull back and shoot accurately.
    I couldn't shoot a shotgun because there was nowhere for me to shoot it.
    I settled on a Glock, and I'm sure plenty of people wouldn't want to own a Glock.

    Now I own many different varieties of weapons, but I don't think there's much that's for everyone. That's the beautiful thing about the many guns types out there, there's something for everyone, but not one for everyone.
  17. ZeroX

    ZeroX Well-Known Member

    Remington 870 12 ga. pump
    CZ-75 9mm
    .22lr bolt/semi-action rifle
    .223 or .308 semi-auto rifle
  18. oldfella

    oldfella Well-Known Member

    ...Should own, or must own?... I'm satisfied with two, although a I have more:

    .357, 4" 7shot Revolver with a few ready-to-roll moonclips, and a 12 Ga. Shotgun... good home defense combination. :D
  19. LiquidTension

    LiquidTension Well-Known Member

    I don't want to get into specifics, so I'll just stick with types of guns that everyone should own.

    .30 cal bolt gun
    .30 cal or .223 semi auto
    12ga pump
    .22 semi auto long gun

    9mm semi auto
    powerful revolver (.357/.44)

    This gives a weapon for every scenario that I can think of except for being greatly outnumbered, in which case you should be with friends that have comparable collections :D
  20. AK-47. When you absolutely, positively got to kill every mother????er in the room. Accept no substitutes.

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