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If you could only have TWO guns, what would they be?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Warp, Nov 30, 2012.

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If you could only have two guns, what would they be?

Poll closed Dec 30, 2012.
  1. Handgun and Rifle

    54.9%
  2. Handgun and Shotgun

    26.5%
  3. Rifle and Shotgun

    13.9%
  4. Two Rifles

    2.1%
  5. Two Handguns

    2.7%
  6. Two Shotguns

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. holdencm9

    holdencm9 Member

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    My M4gery and my 92FS
     
  2. tarosean

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  3. brnmw

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    1) AK-47. (Hunt deer, ultra reliable... Here in Texas, perfect gun for shots out to 200 yds. in the brush.)

    2) Benelli M4. (Could be used to hunt deer with slugs, or even bird hunt with, but again reliable and used for home defense.)

    (The only reason I did not choose a handgun was only due to the fact I can't carry on a Military installation... I am a CHL holder and yes it stinks, but it is something I have to live with everyday.)
     
  4. helitack32f1

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    Glock 23 (any Gen, but preferably Gen 4) and an SKS Paratrooper model.
     
  5. RetiredUSNChief

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    My AMT .22 Automag and Marlin 783 bolt action .22 Mag.

    Both use the same round, so I don't have to stock/carry two different calibers.

    Plenty of power for a variety of uses, great accuracy, great range, and I can stock/carry quite a bit of ammunition, even while carrying both firearms.
     
  6. pockets

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    Actually, I thought orionengnr said it perfectly.
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  7. otasan56

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    My Glock 17 and my Mossberg Model 500 12ga shotgun. I'll keep my G17 until it is outlawed.
     
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  8. accrhodes

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    It would be my two favorite to shoot.

    Springfield 1911
    Bravo Company AR-15
     
  9. WardenWolf

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    If I could choose 2 weapons from any civilian-legal ones, they would be:

    1. Baikal 12 gauge / .308 over-under.

    2. AK-47, VEPR-based.

    That would give me a gun for every occasion. Long-range and shotgun, and a semi-auto rifle for short and medium range work.
     
  10. tuj

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    I enjoy shooting competition more than anything else, so I'd go with:

    -Remington 40x bench rifle
    -Pardini SP sport pistol
     
  11. Teachu2

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    Mossberg 500 12ga combo, Colt Series 80 stainless Govt w/Kimber .22lr conversion setup.

    Even though I have other guns I prefer (Beretta 3901, Glock 30), these two give me the most versatility. I can take deer with a shotgun much easier than birds with a rifle...
     
  12. Sheepdog1968

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    Given what I enjoy doing, I'd go with a rifle and a shotgun. As of now, I can't conceal carry. If I could that might change things.

    For the rifle, it would be a 336 Marlin lever action in 30-30. It's just my favorite and for my hunting, social plinking, and emergency defense needs it would be good enough. It would be a precross bolt safety with a 16.5" barrel.

    For the shotgun I'd be torn between a good old Mossberg 500 with two different barrels and wood furniture vs. a nice double shotgun. I would probably cave in and get the good double shotgun. Again, it would work nicely for clays, range plinking, and emergency defense.

    Should I ever get a conceal carry permit, it would likely be a Glock 30SF (or two or three of them). It's not my favorite pistol but the best compromise of all the things I'd want to do with it.

    After that I would add a 22 LR rifle. If I can have only one, it would be a nice one. Likely a lever action 22 of some kind.
     
  13. Chevelle SS

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    12ga SXS and a Smith 4'' 686
     
  14. JAshley73

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    1: My Beretta A303 12ga semi-auto. This would be my "only one" gun too. There's just too much you could do well with a shotgun. Plus, I just really like this one. It just fits me, and with Wood pretty enough to make a violin maker jealous, who could ask for anything more?

    2: Some pistol. I'm not sure if I'd stay with my Full size M&P 9mm, or trade it in for a Shield 9mm or Glock 19. Still though, I'd be happy living with what I have now.
     
  15. tomrkba

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    The advantage of the AR-15 is the upper can be swapped out. Since the lower is the firearm according to law, I'd take an AR-15 and buy a bunch of different uppers.

    Choosing a handgun is much more difficult. I really like 45 ACP, but the guns are large and sometimes I need a more concealable gun. However, a more concealable gun doesn't have a the larger calibers I prefer. If I could not decide, then the Glock 19 is a very reasonable choice. Todd Green tested an HK P30 (91,322 rounds 13 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 5 parts breakages) with excellent results. But, for overall good looks and so forth, it's difficult to argue with walnut and steel. Perhaps an S&W 586 or Ruger GP100 would be good choices. I like N-Frames and Ruger Redhawks too.
     
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  16. mio

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    i chose 2 rifles preferably a ma duece and her sister so that i can contribute to fixing the problem of only being allowed 2 guns.
     
  17. The_Next_Generation

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    I'd go with a CZ 75 9mm in stainless, and a Kimber Montana in 30-06 with some REAL nice glass.
     
  18. Manny

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    Way back when I was a church mouse poor college student I only HAD two guns, a Ruger 7.5" SBH .44mag & a Remington 870 Special Field 12ga. They served my needs then when hunting was my main interest with defensive use secondary. Nowadays defensive use is a first consideration, informal target/fun shooting secondary and hunting somewhat tertiary. My picks from what I own now would be a Glock 9mm 17L for the handgun and either my FN SLP or Browning Cynergy for the shotgun. That pick would be hardest as the SLP has the defensive edge plus is a good slug gun but the Cynergy which I lean towards has the edge for all other shotgun activities.
     
  19. Catshooter

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    "Todd Green tested an HK P30 (91,322 rounds 13 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 5 parts breakages) with excellent results."

    tomrkba, can you hook me up with a link to this Todd Green and his test please?

    I would like to read more about it. Ninety one thousand rounds is a butt load, but five parts broke? That's not good, unless they all broke after round ninety thousand.


    Cat
     
  20. BigN

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    357 mag & 243
     
  21. Onmilo

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    Only two,,,,
    GOOD quality combination gun in 12 guage choke tubed 3" chamber under a .30/06 rifle barrel and i would cheat and add a .22 hornet or .223 insert barrel for the rifle if i could find one.
    Second gun would be a 5" or 6" barrelled .44 Magnum revolver.
     
  22. mdauben

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    If I could only have two? :uhoh:

    • Pistol - Glock 19 w/Trijicon Night Sights. The 9mm is about the cheapest centerfire handgun ammo, making it more affordable for target practice, while still being usable for action shooting competition and a reliable SD round. The Glock 19 has proven itself over the years as a reliable SD gun, which straddles the line between home defence and concealed carry.
    • Rifle - Colt LE6940 w/Trijicon ACOG sight. Like the 9mm, the 5.56mm is about the cheapest centerfire rifle ammo making it a good choice for target practice while still suitable for home defence. The Colt might not be the best AR, but its become one of the touch-stones of AR quality (and I specified the ACOG becuase I figure if I'm not spending money on any other guns, I can afford a $1500 sight!).
    Some might prefer the flexibility of the shotgun, but I have to admit I've never really had the connection with scaterguns that I do with conventional rifles and handguns so I don't shoot the former nearly as well as I do the latter.

    In the end, I'm just glad I don't have to make this choice! ;)
     
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  23. tomrkba

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    Thanks tom.


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  25. NoirFan

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    Handgun: Ruger Security Six or S&W M19 with 4" barrel
    Shotgun: Mossberg 590 with 18" barrel and ghost ring sights

    These cover about 99% of anything I would ever need a gun for. I'f I'm allowed one more, I'll take a bolt-action .22 rifle.
     
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