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If you could only have ____ ? guns.....

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by gbran, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. gbran

    gbran Well-Known Member

    Lots of if "you could only have one or 3 or 6" or ? guns. How about this twist?

    List your minimum battery of personal guns and what their purpose is.
    No collectables. These should all have to have a definable use such as plinking, varmints, SD, HD, targets, etc. No safe queens. No overt duplications.
  2. george29

    george29 Well-Known Member

  3. David E

    David E Well-Known Member

    My choices depend on the circumstances requiring me to only have 3 or 6 guns.
  4. gbran

    gbran Well-Known Member

    No minimum, no maximum, just want to know what everybody would have with a fresh start.
  5. doc2rn

    doc2rn Well-Known Member

    ruger 77/22 MK II in .22WMR
    Sig 232 in .380 CCW
    AR 15 with .223 and .308 uppers
    12 or 20g SxS shotgun
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2009
  6. federalfarmer

    federalfarmer Well-Known Member

    Ruger 10/22 for everything
    H & K .45 for everything else
    Weatherby .300 for the rest
  7. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    Personal Battery.....hmmmm

    a 8-1/2# 12 gauge O/U for targets
    a 6-1/2# 12 gauge O/U for hunting
    a 7-1/2# 12 gauge semi or O/U to back up the others
    A set of 28 gauge tubes for both O/U's

    a .22lr rifle for practice, small game, preferably a full-size bolt action
    a 7mag bolt action for hunting anything in the lower 48
    a small-medium caliber, possibly semi for predators, SHTF, all-around fun

    a 9mm Rohrbaugh for pocket carry CCW
    a 9mm GlocK/SA/CZ or similar for HD
    a .22 conversion kit for above
    a 9mm TBD for backup of either one of the above

    That would be my MINIMUM.......I could easily add another two or three shotguns and handguns
  8. Highwayman

    Highwayman Member

    Scoped Ruger .22 (small varmints)
    Scoped .308 or 30.06 (large distant varmints)
    High capacity shotgun (close scattered large varmints)
    AR-15 or AK-47 (close or far moving/hiding numerous varmints)
    High capacity autoloading handgun (concealable to surprise varmints)
  9. Kansan

    Kansan Well-Known Member

    1. 12 Gauge Shotgun (All-around hunting / HD)
    2. Scoped .308 or .30-06 (big game hunting / zombie counter-sniper)
    3. .22LR rifle (small game / cheap ammo / practice)
    4. Full size semi-auto or revolver - .45 / 9mm / .40 / .44 / 10mm (HD / SD in wilderness)
    5. Compact CCW - .38 / 9mm / 40 / 45 (J-Frame Revolver / XDSC / Glock / Kel-Tec / Kahr / doesn't matter)
    6. Semi-Auto rifle / carbine - .223 / .308 / 7.62 (SHTF scenario)

    Note: You could probably combine #2 and #6 with an M1A
    Note2: For my ideal finalized list, I would standardize calibers of #4 and #5

    That's my minimum 6 well-rounded-95%-of-all-scenarios-in-the-lower 48 list.
  10. gbran

    gbran Well-Known Member

    1. Freedom Arms .22lr w/ extra 22mag, plinking, small game hunting.
    2. Colt Series 80, 45acp, range gun, HD, SD
    3. Glock G26 SD
    4. Maybe a 9mm Rohrbaugh for really compact carry.

    5. Stoeger 12ga sxs for upland bird hunting
    6. Mossy 500, 20", 8 shot HD
    7. 870 12ga for hunting

    8. Thompson G2 .223 for varmints
    9. Savage 116 lightweight SS, Syn stock '06 for big game
    10. AK or variant for SD
    11. Savage 93 rimfire for targets, small game
  11. Ohio Gun Guy

    Ohio Gun Guy Well-Known Member

    My .02 :rolleyes:

    1) A Home defense (Shotgun)
    2) Personal Protection (Pistol)
    3) A Practice / training / small game (.22 lr)
    4) Hunting (Bolt action in .308 or 30-06 / equivelant)
    5) SHTF (Semi Auto / SKS, AK, AR, Etc)
    6) Long Range / big game (Scoped Rifle)

    Then if possible X3 (Primary, Back-up, and a Spare / loaner).

    Just noticed, mine is like Kansan, said another way.......
  12. Zach S

    Zach S Well-Known Member

    I have most of my "needs" covered:

    .22lr AMT hardballer.
    AR15 with a rimfire upper.
    5" Kimber for EDC.
    Glock 19 for a beater/car/truck/HD pistol.
    Mossberg 590 - really no reason not to own a good 12 gauge pump.
    AR15 for HD/SHTF.

    Not the best choices (.22lr 1911 and AR15), but what I have. The one thing I lack is a .30cal. I've wanted an M14/M1a for a while, just haven't had the money.
  13. RDCL

    RDCL Well-Known Member

    S & W 629 Classic with 8 3/8" barrel. (pre-lock)

    Plain jane 1911 style .45 ACP.

    Fox model b 12 Ga. double SxS.

  14. Birdmang

    Birdmang Well-Known Member

    Alien Ray gun for killing everything.
  15. george29

    george29 Well-Known Member

    It is a thread that has been repeated often enough there are two others running concurrently with this new and unimproved one, and I'm not new here.
  16. average_shooter

    average_shooter Well-Known Member

    George; for clarification, Bobba signed up here and made a dozen posts in a matter of a couple hours, the first two or so (this being one of them) pretty derogatory towards the OP or the topic.

    The other thread in which he posted was thoroughly cleaned up by the mods, thankfully, to get it back on track. My comment here was not directed so much at the topic, but at the apparent attitude of someone who signs up and immediately starts flame wars and gets into pissing contests.

    Yes, we all know these threads have been done to death. So don't post in them. There's no reason to take the "low road" just because a thread has been around before.

    Edit: And it appears there's been more cleaning up here in this thread, sorry for any continuity issues. Also, I suppose this side discussion in this and previous post may and ought to disappear.
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2009
  17. CoRoMo

    CoRoMo Well-Known Member

    I guess my current, complete arsenal, plus all the guns on my shopping list applies.
    I don't collect, I don't duplicate, and I don't do safe queens.
    Each firearm that I own and ever plan to own has/will have a specific roll, use, and purpose.
  18. TCB in TN

    TCB in TN Well-Known Member

    Personal battery on a budget.

    used charter arms .38spcl CC/bedside gun $250
    used mossberg 12ga hunting/home defense $175
    used marlin model 60 .22 hunting plinking $ 75
    used marlin 336 30-30 hunting $225
    TTL $725

    4 guns that will cover the vast majority of needs for a very reasonable price, spend the other $275 on ammo and you will have $1000 well spent.

    With a bigger budget you can make it look a lot prettier, and a good scrounger can shave some off of this, but IMHO it is a good start.
  19. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Hmmmm, kinda "If I knew then what I know now" sorta thing.


    Plinking - .22 AR (if money is no object I'd probably get the new Colt .22 AR)

    .22 Target - Anschutz 1808

    SD/HD - RR Elite LAR15 or the Colt LE Carbine

    Long Range HD - M1A (Loaded, Whitefeather, etc.)

    Hunting (intermediate/large game) - Tikka T3 Lite 300 WinMag

    Hunting (small/intermediate game) - Tikka T3 Lite .223

    Hunting (small game) - Ruger 10/22 Magnum (.22 WMR)


    SD/HD - Remington 1100 12ga

    Hunting - 1100 12 ga, again. Just set up differently depending upon critter.

    Hunting - 1100 20 ga, just set up for smaller critters.

    Clays - 1100 Sporting 20, yet again (ya think I like 1100s?)


    This will take some thought.

    SD (compact) - Commander size BHP in .40 (already have the 9mm)

    SD (full size) - BHP in .40

    HD (full size) - BHP in .40

    Plinking - BHP with .22 upper

    Hunting - Gee, do they make a BHP in 10mm?
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2009
  20. gbran

    gbran Well-Known Member

    My point exactly. I should have subcontracted with you to write the post.

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