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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. amprecon

    amprecon Member

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    My RRA LAR-6 in 6.8spc.
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  2. Infidel4life11

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    I would pick a very good AR as my only gun. Ammo is everywhere, parts are everywhere and it can fill multiple roles.
     
  3. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

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    My Custom S&W 65 with a 4" pencil barrel and moonclipped.
     
  4. Legionnaire
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    I voted shotgun ... probably a Mossberg 500 with three different barrels:
    - vent rib with removable chokes for birds and clays
    - rifled slug barrel with scope for big game
    - 18.5" cylinder bore for home defense

    But I'd be just as happy with a multi-barrel T/C Encore, especially as one can switch back and forth between pistol and long-gun configurations.

    TWO guns would be the Mossberg and a Ruger GP100.
     
  5. bri

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    Easy, 870.
     
  6. easyg

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    A handgun is the best answer IMO.
    It's the firearm you can actually have on your person 24/7.
     
  7. Hunter125

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    I'd have to go with an 870 as well.
     
  8. Certaindeaf

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    True. And you can plink and hunt small to big game with one also.
     
  9. Kevin Rohrer

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    It would probably be my Scout Rifle as it would do well for most hunting as well as personal defense. If not that, then my M1a would fill the bill.
     
  10. Ignition Override

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    If ammo costs were Not a factor, my M-1 Garand, which is a Service Grade (CMP).
    With today's ammo prices, my SKS with the Tech Sight.

    easyg: I might be with you on the handgun, after I buy my first. It will be either an actual Makarov, P-64 or FEG.
     
  11. huntsman

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    hunting and SD in one gun is why I'd choose my Blackhawk convertible in 45C/45acp it would be a compromise for CC but I think doable.
     
  12. splattergun

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    Shotgun can carry, due to its versatility.
     
  13. Titusdrake

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    shotgun or rifle. carry it everywhere. problem solved.
     
  14. Warp

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    Tell me more about how you carry a rifle/shotgun with you everywhere.
     
  15. Hunter125

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  17. Warp

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    How do you carry it during the summer?

    Picture of your carry setup please?

    Edit: Nevermind. I see that yo live in Illinois, and you are surely just making this "carry a shotgun/rifle everywhere" stuff up as you go along.
     
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  18. Catshooter

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    See what I mean?


    Cat
     
  19. doc2rn

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    That old Winchester 30-30 goes everywhere anyways in the back of my truck. Its not a safe queen, it was used when I got it from a pawn shop, and it certainly isnt pretty, but it is my go everywhere do all gun. Funny thing is its not even my favorite round.:cool:
     
  20. CZguy

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    That type of shotgun is pretty difficult to control, and shoot with any degree of accuracy.
     
  21. Hunter125

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    Didn't say it was controllable, just easily portable.
    I don't think the OP made any requirement than your one gun be on you at all times.
     
  22. David E

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    Ok, but why?

    Funds?

    Theft?

    Law enacted?

    If it's a new law, then any modular gun would be a good choice. One serial number, many calibers to cover many uses.
     
  23. CZguy

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    You are correct. The OP made no mention of it. That seems to have originated in post #115.
     
  24. Warp

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    It's a theoretical exercise aimed at determining where you real priorities lie.

    Not a requirement at all. The only requirement is that the firearm you select be a firearm you can legally possess.
     
  25. David E

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    I get that it's theoretical, but the reason why would affect my answer(s) greatly.

    The choice could be a handgun in one scenario, a rifle in another.
     
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