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Only One, Period!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by steveo452, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. steveo452

    steveo452 Well-Known Member

    Yes thats right, another "if you could only have one" but with a little different twist. You have to choose only one (Firearm) for whatever reason is important to you, weather that be home defense, SHTF, barbeque gun, target or hunting. Whatever is important to you. I am curious to see what the ratio will be between rifle, handgun and shotgun. If you dont care to play, just click to another thread.
  2. Ruezim

    Ruezim Well-Known Member

    My 870 it is older then me and works better then me. Besides what can't you do with a shotgun.

  3. saturno_v

    saturno_v Well-Known Member

    Obvious answer...a shotgun....the most veratile firearm ever designed...

    Covers everything....bird and very sall animal hunting, big game hunting (slugs), predator defense (hardened specialized slugs), home defence (buckshot)

    My pump shottie would be my "only one" hypotethical firearm....especially the new pumps with available rifled barrels, optics and spitzer saboted slugs can be truly 200+ yards big game hunting rigs....
  4. JohnM

    JohnM Well-Known Member

    Well for instance, you ain't gonna knock down an elk at 200 yards.

    Think I'll click and go elsewhere.
  5. steveo452

    steveo452 Well-Known Member

    I can certainly see a case for the shotgun, but then again with a handgun the ability to conceil could also be a factor, me personally I would have to go with my CZ 527 Carbine (7.62X39) because of it's compact size and lightweight and the ability to take most game in america out to 200 yards. The ammo is cheap and easy to find, and its not an EBR, so it may not turn as many heads. So it boils down to short range versitility, short range and coceilability or Firepower and longrange. Interested to see the replys.
  6. heeler

    heeler Well-Known Member

    My God I would hate to have to make a decision like that but if it absolutely came to it then it would be a Remington 870 or Mossberg 500 Combo.
    At least with that choice you would have a bird/small game/home protection barrel and with todays Sabot slugs a neo rifle that was still called a shotgun.
    Edit to add...And you could buy any barrel that you thought was necessary for most practical applications.
  7. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    I could not manage with only one firearm. A shotgun doesn't conceal well and a .357 magnum SP101 ain't much of a waterfowl gun.
  8. mattmann

    mattmann Well-Known Member

    Probably my arsenal slr107f. It folds up.nice and tight for a backpack is a great defensive gun and can take down the game in my area and surrounding.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR
  9. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

    This belongs in general so I am moving it...
  10. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Well-Known Member

    A good 4" .357, most likely a Colt King Cobra....I can use it for CCW, home protection, putting meat on the table and if it's the bright polished model, I could even bling it around at a BBQ if the opportunity ever came up.
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2012
  11. chad1043

    chad1043 Well-Known Member

    I'm a little weird. I'll take my Marlin 981T.
  12. Chevelle SS

    Chevelle SS Well-Known Member

    12ga SXS shotgun with 26'' barrels because it can do anything :D
  13. HDCamel

    HDCamel Well-Known Member

    As far as general purpose weapons go, why wouldn't you use a military-type rifle?
    That's kind of their thing.
  14. Rail Driver

    Rail Driver Well-Known Member

    AR-15 (registered receiver, since we're playing games) for versatility.
  15. doc2rn

    doc2rn Well-Known Member

    I would have to go AR, that way I could have a whole bunch of uppers in variable calibers from .22lr to .50 cal!
    If you want shotgun also get a Handy Rifle.
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2012
  16. Gottahaveone

    Gottahaveone Well-Known Member

  17. saturno_v

    saturno_v Well-Known Member

    Have you ever heard of spitzer sabot slugs out of rifled barrel?? 200yards elk?? Doable....
  18. Fat Boy

    Fat Boy Well-Known Member

    The usage question is important I think. This question involves getting a single firearm to do perhaps many things, some of which it may not have been intended to do. I think a .22lr handgun that is accurate and dependable is hard to beat because it can do many things well; for example the Ruger or Browning semi-auto- these guns are typically easy to shoot well, ammunition is comparatively inexpensive, it isn't terribly noisy, has minimal recoil, it can harvest small game successfully with minimal damage to the meat, can be easily packed with quite a bit of ammunition, and in a worst-case scenario can provide defense against predators, both 2 and 4 legged types. Large game? No, but then I don't see a situation where I would be going after large game. So for me the .22 handgun would be a good choice. YMMV :)
  19. Onward Allusion

    Onward Allusion Well-Known Member

  20. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    Remington 870 "Marine Magnum", should take care of any chores that may arise~! ;) :D

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