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If you could only have one gun, what would it be?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Warp, Nov 16, 2012.

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If you could only have one gun, it would be a:

Poll closed Dec 16, 2012.
  1. Handgun

    42.1%
  2. Rifle (can legally carry a handgun)

    31.7%
  3. Rifle (cannot legally carry a handgun)

    2.7%
  4. Shotgun (can legally carry a handgun)

    20.8%
  5. Shotgun (cannot legally carry a handgun)

    2.7%
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  1. Pete D.

    Pete D. Member

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    One?

    It'd be a 12 gauge O/U. A nice one, maybe a Perazzi.
     
  2. gunnutery

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    Man, I hope I never have to really choose. For the purposes of this thread I chose handgun. Because it can go with me unseen. I'd really prefer a rifle, but a handgun is probably more practical for everyday tasks.
     
  3. Erik M

    Erik M Member

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    4" .357.
     
  4. crazy-mp

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    Simple,

    M1 Garand, "The greatest battle implement ever devised." The Garand is a gun that either you get it or you don't.
     
  5. dirtengineer

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    Semi auto rifle in .308. Battle, home defense, and hunting.
     
  6. r1derbike

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    It would be a Colt 6920.
     
  7. bannockburn

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    One gun-Colt M1911 .45ACP.
     
  8. stubbicatt

    stubbicatt Member

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    A SBR seems to work best.

    ... for me.

    I rarely shoot a handgun. I love shooting my rifles for recreation, and reckon that where a handgun would do well, a short barreled rifle would do better.
     
  9. michael85

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    shotgun for me. birds to deer with defense sprinkled in.
     
  10. wow6599

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    Easy.....12 Gauge. It is the "do all" firearm.
    My current favorite is the Mossberg 590A1 20" 8+1 w/bayonet lug.
     
  11. CountryUgly

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    I had to go with a handgun, specifically the Glock G20. I already use it as a carry gun and hunting gun. If I just had to have a shotty I guess I could load it with those CCI shot shells. It helps that with just a barrel swap you can change it to several different calibers too ;)
     
  12. OilyPablo

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    AR-15 in 6.8SPC. Daniel Defense. (or the lower cost way I did - DD lower, PSA upper)
     
  13. beatledog7

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    My choice would depend on the conditions that created this hypothetical situation and the conditions that resulted or will presumably result from its creation. Without knowing what kind of world I'm living in with this one gun, I cannot choose.
     
  14. Warp

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    When the clock strikes midnight tonight, your selection will be your one and only firearm, with no apparent ability to acquire another in the forseeable future.

    What would it be?
     
  15. TurkeyOak

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    12 gauge pump, i have a Maverick 88.
    You can use it on rabbits, squirrels, birds, ducks, geese, turkey, and deer with slugs.
    It also work great as a home defense device.
     
  16. musicman10_1

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    Of all the guns that I own the one that I would keep in a scenario that left me with only one would be my Ruger GP100 4" stainless .357.
     
  17. Bubbles

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    AR15 registered as an SBR, and a variety of uppers...
     
  18. luv2safari

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    None of the above...

    A drilling in 12/12/30-06, scoped in claw mounts. ;)
     
  19. Certaindeaf

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    A lot of unarmed people here until "the end of the world!".. can't really go toting that longblaster down the boulevard let alone into the nearest malwart.
     
  20. Dnaltrop

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    Just one? Well let's make it a Doozy.

    Freedom Arms premiere grade, 5 or 6 inch, octagonal-barreled model 97 .454, Ebony grips, (I'd deal with the transfer-bar just to avoid having to keep the chamber under the hammer empty)
     
  21. Pete D.

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    One gun

    I picked a shotgun as my choice.
    My reasoning for the choice is based on what activities that I do most frequently with a firearm.....Trap shooting and upland hunting. A rifle or a pistol is of little use for what I spend most of my time doing.
    In the event that something goes bump in the night, I believe that a 12ga. will serve me well.
    Pete
     
  22. guyfromohio

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    I live in an urban area, so handgun is the only one that makes sense. Any other choice would simply not be with me when I need it.
     
  23. 45_auto

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    Truly spoken by someone who's obviously never had to go up against a "longblaster" with his "shortblaster".

    History has shown that people originally armed with "longblasters" will also shortly thereafter also be armed with "shortblasters" if they so desire .....
     
  24. Certaindeaf

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    So you forsee success using your hands against an infinite number of potential scenarios until the time and place you can lay your hands on your long gun? alrighty
     
  25. huntsman

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    10 years ago I would have picked shotgun without thinking, now it's handgun because it's what I shoot most and the only hunting I'm doing is deer with a handgun.
     
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