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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Steve Milbocker, Mar 20, 2020.

  1. Steve Milbocker

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    I'm sure with the mass panic going on in the world lately some of you have thought about weapons for survival. If you could only have one gun what would you choose? Myself I came to the conclusion long ago it would be a quality bolt action 22 LR rifle with good iron sights should the scope fail. I can stock/carry a lot of ammo for this great caliber as well as defend and feed my family. Just curious what you folks would choose to carry. I wish you all good health and God bless our country.
     
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  2. red rick

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    12 ga. Shotgun where I live .
     
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    Uh....357? I think that will do it for me where I live.
     
  4. badkarmamib

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    Maybe not the PC answer, but if I had to keep just one firearm for all the unknowns, it would be my AR. It is very basic, with the addition of a light and a good red dot with BUIS. Everything from defense to hunting, it is the "Jack of all trades", though "master of none". A very close runner-up would be a Mossberg 500 with a 20" barrel, but I don't have one (yet).
     
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  5. jmorris

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    I don’t have any clue as to what I might do with it, I grab a Savage 24 in 22/20ga.

    That said, I’m not a bugout go try and live in somebody else’s woods guy. I might have some friends heading my way in a SHTF situation though.
     
  6. Hartkopf

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    It would have to be an AR for me. Along with my carry pistol on my side, BUG in my pocket and 12ga in my weak hand.
    I know you said just one but there is no way I carry a rifle and not have a couple pistols on me too.

    But just one would be an AR.
     
  7. Speedo66

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    Ending in 3, 2,.....
     
  8. Fiv3r

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    I dont see this as a long term issue, and I'm not predicting the doom and gloom some others are. Also, the social media on both sides of this issue is absolutely despicable. The hand waving away of this as an overblown hoax contrasted to the "national guard is going to lock the country down for 30 days! For real! My friends dads friend works for DHS and said so!". Both doing more harm than the virus itself.

    Anyway, I look at the current situation as something that has ground my recreational shooting to a halt. For me, handguns are for fun or carry. I won't be scavenging the stores for 9mm/.45/.357 as I have enough on hand for personal defense and won't be going to the range for some time. Also, I dont see the need for a rifle of any type. I dont see hunting being a thing and everyone and their brother is snapping up 5.56, mags, and guns. I'm not fighting that noise. I have a couple hundred rounds and a few mags. I dont see I will need a bunch of AR supplies as it to is more of a fun gun.

    What I have done is start to buy up a few more boxes of 12 gauge 00. I plan on doing what is asked, hang out at home with family and do puzzles. Watch movies, play video games, read some books. Firearm needs are way, way down my list. However, I find a good 12 gauge a gun that is very good for any perception of additional needed home defense. I prefer to keep a more serious load out, but even bird shot or Turkey loads will work in a pinch. I see the trusty shotgun as something that will handle pretty much all my needs. Keep it home or take it along in the car. I'm still seeing plenty of shells on the shelves.

    For all intents and purposes, I've rolled gun needs to the shotgun. Poster child of ubiquitous. Mossberg 590a1 for me.
     
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  10. film495

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    Winchester 94 in 30-30, there are a lot of possible options but I'd go with this if there could be only one.
     
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  11. Fine Figure of a Man

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    I live in the greatest county in the history of the world. I can and do have a whole bunch of guns and the right to talk about them here and elsewhere.
    It is because of the freedom guaranteed to individuals that we can and will overcome challenges such as what we now face.

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  12. Hartkopf

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    Yep. None of us should need a SHTF gun or bug out guns for this situation. This entire thing (Chinese virus) requires planning and calm and many of us are old enough to have the wisdom to hold our families together. Lets all set a good example for the youngsters.
     
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  13. Fine Figure of a Man

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    Absolutely
    Even more than in normal situations, children are watching, listening and anticipating based on what we are doing now. Be a source of guidance and stability instead of an idiot worried about toilet paper and ammo.
     
  14. TonyAngel

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    This is a tough one. After Katrina, I really had to rethink what I thought my priorities should be.

    Of what I have, I think I’d probably take my .22 lever gun. Good mag capacity and don’t have to worry about detachable mags. If I could take a second gun, it would be a .22 revolver, again for the same reasons, but more easily carried.
     
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    Basic AR is like basic black... .
     
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    Depends on how far down the public decides to go.

    Right now a concealed handgun would be priority #1
     
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    If you take CC out of the equation 12 gauge, but since I need to go “to town” even on occasion I want my M&P9
     
  19. entropy

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    Not locked yet? OK, before it is, 1911. If WOROL were to happen, my AR would be on me 24/7.
     
  20. Yo Mama

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    I would rather focus on helping my neighbors keep essentials taken care of. Especially the elderly.
     
  21. Meeks36

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    My pick would be a decent 22 mag. Can take out bigger game with head/neck shots. Want year up meat like a higher caliber.
     
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  22. Sovblocgunfan

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    12ga shotgun.
     
  23. chicharrones

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    Not counting a concealed carry handgun, today I'll pick my Marlin 1894 CSBL in .357 magnum. Tomorrow, I may change my mind. o_O
     
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  24. CDW4ME

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    Interesting how many replies so far have been for guns that are not suited to concealed carry.
    Glock 23 - my EDC
     
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  25. Ramone

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    my SUB2000 ( Gen1, GLOCK19). While it doesn't excel at anything, it's more concealable than a rifle, more accurate than a pistol, more capable cartridge than . 22LR, widely available, and I've found that subsonic ammo out of a 16" barrel has an extremely mild retort and almost no flash.
     
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