A challenge.....

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Dec 24, 2002
By the River
Imagine a scenerio where you are able to have, due to either finances, the Government, your spouse, whatever, only 4 firearms. One rifle, one pistol, one shotgun, and one rimfire (either rifle or pistol).

This would have to cover all uses, from hunting to self defence, CCW, home protection and SHTF zombie-apes-aleins-UN whatever situation.

Yeah, I know, the concept of only 4 firearms sucks, but I am curious what people would choose.

What would the four firearms be? They would have to be the most versatile possible, ofcourse.

So what would your choices be?

Win Compact classic in 308 OR Marlin 1894c in 357
S&W 586 or Old Model Ruger Blackhawk in 357
Ithaca 37 vintage vietnam Milspec
Ruger MKII Slabside with integral suppressor with a detachable shoulder stock
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Remington 870 in 12ga.
Steyr Scout rifle in .308 Win.
Ruger Redhawk in .44 Magnum
S&W 317 in .22 LR, with 3" barrel ("Kit Gun" style).
Marlin 336W 30-30 or
Savage 10FP .308

1911 Colt Combat Gov't or

870 Remington 12ga

Ruger 10/22 or
Ruger MKII SS Target.

I can't decide...............:confused:
Winchester 1300 with short and long barrels for hunting and SD

G3 with 5rd and 20 round mags for hunting larger game and SD

1911 for SD

Ruger MKII for Plinking and hunting
This is fairly intresting. Bolt actions beating out semi-autos, .30-06 & .308 beating out 5.56, and most people choosing 1911s and .357 revolvers.


Winchester 1300 Defender...moderately pimped:D
McMillan .308 bolt gun.
1911 & marvel conversion unit.
AR15 with as many different uppers as I want.

I went with the 4 firearms part and ignored the 1 rifle, 1 pistol, 1 SG, 1 rimfire part!:p
Defense - H&k G-36
Pistol - SA XD 40
Rifle - Remington 300 ultra mag
Shotgun- Streetsweeper...doubles as lawn mower
Rimfire - whats the point?
Do I HAVE to have a rimfire? If so...

Rifle: Custom FAL type built on DSA type II receiver. 21" chrome lined or stainless steel, standard contour, bipod-cut barrel. Black synthetic bipod-cut handguards, Penguin humpback buttstock, Ergo G3-type grip. Extended magazine release, possibly Para-type adjustable rear sight (don't know how much use I'd get out of the irons past 200 or 300 meters anyway, and I'd prefer the sight be protected by wings). DSA scope mount, and one of their 4x24mm scopes (.308, NATO reticle). 50x twenty round magazines (all steel, none with the holes in them). DSA quick detach light bipod.

Shotgun: Mossberg 590A1, parkerized, ghost ring sights, bayonet lug. Shorter "Bantam) stock. 12 gauge.

Rimfire: Browning Buck Mark "Camper" model, .22LR, 5.5" barrel.

Handgun: Hmm...geez, only ONE pistol? That's tough. Probably, though? Ruger GP100, 4", stainless steel, possibly Target Gray. .357 Magnum, adjustable sights.
Shotgun: Remington 870 Marine 12GA (Improved Cyl Choke)

Rifle: M1A Rechambered for .300 Win Mag (hey, we are dreaming)

Rimfire: Ruger 10/22 chambered in .22 Mag

Pistol: Sig Sauer P2009 9mm (Something wife,mother, and sister can shoot)
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