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Hypothetical (inspired by "Survivorman"): Which gun would you choose?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by bestseller92, Aug 19, 2007.

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Which of these handguns would you choose for your 7 day Amazon survival adventure?

  1. Glock 20 10mm. Powerful, lightweight and hi capacity.

    34.7%
  2. Smith and Wesson Mountain Gun 4" stainless Model 29 .44 Mag. Plenty of power for jaguars.

    28.9%
  3. Ruger Mk III stainless Hunter 5 1/2" .22. Great for food gathering.

    14.1%
  4. Kimber TLE II stainless .45 ACP.

    5.1%
  5. Ruger KP95 9mm. Hi capacity and ruggedly reliable.

    3.5%
  6. Smith and Wesson 8" bbl. .500 S&W Mag. Even more power for those pesky jags!

    2.6%
  7. Taurus "The Judge" .410/.45 Colt revolver. Versatility!

    9.3%
  8. Glock 29 10mm. Compact powerhouse.

    1.8%
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  1. bestseller92

    bestseller92 Member

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    On last night's "Survivorman", Les had to survive 7 days in the Amazon river basin jungle, with only a spear for protection against jaguars, etc. He actually saw and was followed by a jag at the end of his 7 days.

    Les was unarmed (except for the spear and his Leatherman Surge), but I wouldn't be, and I bet you wouldn't be, either. With that in mind, I've prepared a list of weapons, from which you can choose one for your very own 7 day Amazon jungle survival experience. Use it for protection, food gathering, etc.

    Choose well.
     
  2. Lone_Gunman

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    I voted for the 44 mag. The higher capacity and speed of the Glock 20 is unlikely to be helpful in the event you are attacked by a jaguar.

    I wouldn't worry about a 22 for food gathering. You can make it 7 days without anything if you have to.
     
  3. Monkeybear

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    I would want a CZ Kadet for food. Anything in the jungle you can't take out with a .22lr is too big to be messing with. That said I wouldn't mind a 4" GP100 as a second choice.

    I think you are going to find very few people who want to pick a gun off of your list. Not your fault, there are just so many different flavors.
     
  4. bestseller92

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    Les almost did. He had two pieces of fruit, two shrimp, and a can of pop in 7 days.

    Yes, I know, this is a silly poll, but it's fun (at least to me LOL).
     
  5. Autolycus

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    I chose the Glock 20. With the right load it would do well I imagine.
     
  6. doc2rn

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    The way to protect yourself from a big cat is to make noise and tree it. Then shoot it in the lung with a .22, when it dies it falls out of the tree. If you wound it with a BIG GUN it will fall down and come after you. Been huntin cats here in Ks awhile.
     
  7. everallm

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    CZ P-01 or SP-01 with the Kadet .22 kit for critter hunting.
     
  8. knockonit

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    poll

    The amazon has only one or two predators to worry about (with man being the worst) anyway the 22 will get you about everything you need and not destroy much of the meat.
    It is the foremost gun in my shtf bag as it will get you anything you want if used correctly.
     
  9. Feanaro

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    Which was what our Survivorman did. The jaguar ignored him and then followed him to a village, where it stalked around the wall all night. Some animals aren't as afraid of you as you are of them.
     
  10. SnakeEater

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    That episode is probably my favorite, Les makes a great show. I chose the G20 for all of the obvious reasons, not the least of which is corrosion resistance.

    With 60+ hostile tribes in the area you wouldn't catch me out there with only a pistol. It seems like the ideal environment for an M4 with Aimpoint mounted. Just have to bring PLENTY of CLP.
     
  11. Noxx

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    I went with the .44. The glock was 2nd on my list, as plastic doesn't rust, but I wonder about the efficacy of the 10mm against the big cats out there.

    Les does make a great show, head and shoulders above that Bear guy, and his obsession with contrived drama.
     
  12. 2RCO

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    Marble's Game Getter --NFA rules don't apply in the Amazon. Honestly though I think I would feel fine with a .22 but I'd feel finer with a 1911 variant if 45 ACP doesn't stop it with 7 rounds I don't really want to deal with it.

    Les Stroud is twice the survivor of Bear Girls<---I spelled the name wrong on purpose for all you typo-fascists.
     
  13. Squidward

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    G 20 due to the light weight, ammo capacity and durability.
     
  14. mokin

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    It's a logistics thing....

    I picked the .22 simply because one can carry 100 rounds of .22 ammo in the same space and weight as 30 rounds of center fire ammo. Plus, it's a lot easier to pull the bullet of a .22 cartridge for fire starting than a larger round.
     
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    Glock 20 for me please.
     
  17. Checkman

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    Have to go with the Ruger MK III, but I would probably take the Browning Buckmark Camper if I could. Weight-wise the 22LR is easier to carry for that type of situation and would be excellent for killing small game. Accurate little round.
     
  18. bestseller92

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    I think Les was careful to stay in a certain area where the hostile tribes weren't a factor (or weren't LIKELY to be a factor).

    That having been said, I'd much rather "survive" in the Rocky Mountains, in New Mexico, in the Georgia swamps or in Alaska than in the buggy, dangerous, WET Amazon.
     
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    I voted for the S&W .44 mag.

    No Doubt at least a .44 mag.
     
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    Come on, you certainly don't need a .44 to take down a cat with one shot.

    Heck, even a .40 would be adequate.

    I chose the GLOCK for versatility, lightweight, reliability, and power. Also useful if any human threats are encountered.
     
  21. Geronimo45

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    I chose the Glock 20... but on second thought, should've picked the Taurus Judge. The Glock's plenty resistant to corrosion, plenty powerful and reliable - but you might need birdshot to clear the area of mosquitoes.:D
     
  22. Deaf Smith

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    AK-47. Why settle for a handgun? AK will solve any two or four legged problem you would meet in the Amazon.
     
  23. JohnMcD348

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    I chose the .44 being a simple design Revolver, less to deal with in the jungle environment and more likely to work after dredging through the mung of that environment. All things considered, I think I would be better off with the .22 and a couple of 100 round boxes of ammo. If I can't kill it with a .22, I probably really don't need to be shooting at it in the first place.
     
  24. Bob M.

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    A Smith 629 4" bbl loaded with 320 gn hard cast would be my choice. :D
     
  25. koja48

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    Don't own one, but can't put-down the reliability & durability of the Glock 20, especially in that environment. And since shooting a jag or other critters might serve to attract members of the local diners club, high capacity would be an additional plus.
     
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