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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. Trent

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    We're only allowed to keep 2 guns ....

    How many are we allowed to bury first? :)
     
  2. billy396

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    I'm still looking for one of those noisy crickets.
     
  3. OptimusPrime

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    Very hard question to answer, but 2 handguns for me. One for me to carry and one for the Mrs. to carry. We carry every day, but don't hunt every day.
     
  4. Warp

    Warp Member

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    I mentioned it before, but this poll/thread is going exactly how I expected.

    Notice the poll results, responses trend down as the responses go.

    I was pretty sure that, given two, most people would have a handgun as at least one.

    So far:

    86% of voters opted for at least one handgun.

    71.7% at least one rifle

    37.8% at least one shotgun
     
  5. Axel Larson

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    Right now if I could only have two guns they would be a modern BAR in 308 and a Citori of some kind in 12 gauge with 3 inch chamberings and 26 inch barrels. I do not own either of those right now but yeah if I could only have two guns those would be it. After shooting my superposed I kinda got the browning bug.
     
  6. justice06rr

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    Handgun and Rifle for me.

    As much as I also like the firepower of a 12ga Shotgun, its limited range and lower capacity would steer me more towards a rifle in the proper caliber (5.56/7.62 etc). Unfortunately if you need to shoot longer ranges past 200yards or more, the shotgun is at a disadvantage.
     
  7. Sheepdog1968

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    Two is hard to do. Somewhere between four and six I could easily manage my shooting hobbies. Though self defense is always a potential need, I wouldn't let that dictate my first two choices. I find that I shoot often and enjoy it. Any firearm I own I am quite confident that I can use to defend myself and I can work within the limitations of what I own. For example, I'd rather have an over under for clay shooting (which I do frequently) vs. a 590A1 if I had to choose one of them. The double wouldn't be the perfect weapon but then again I am willing to live with and work with the limitations.

    Let's break them out and see what happens.

    1. 30-30 lever action - it's by far my favorite. I like to hunt and social shoot with it. I've also taken it to rifle training classes.

    2. Double barrel shotgun - I find shooting clays is fast becomming my favorite thing to do and I'd like to have a nice gun to do it with.

    3. Four glock 30sf. conceal carry with main and back up. The other two are for just in case the first two break. Sigs are my favorite by far but the Glocks are the most practical.

    4. A 22 LR. It provides fun inexpensive shooting. I'd lean towards the lever action one just becuase I like lever actions.

    5. Mossberg 590A1 - it would be the dedicated home defense gun.

    6. At this point the above really take care of my needs. If I had to get something else, I'd like go with some sort of semi-auto rifle. The top three contenders would be M1A, mini-14, M1 carbine. I could see many starting to chime in about how could you possibly lump these togethere ase they have such different balistics. There is some truth to that. I tend not to worry about it as I wouldn't want to be shot with any of them.

    Calibers I need to keep in stock around the home would be from the above choices:
    1. 30-30
    2. 12 gauge shells
    3. 45 ACP
    4. 22 LR
    5. Whatever the semi auto rifle is that I choose.

    This is a nice short list of calibers
     
  8. Warp

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    Sheepdog....2 guns. What would they be?

    2
     
  9. Sheepdog1968

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    I put them in the order of most important (1) to least important (6) for me. If I could only choose two, then it's 1 and 2. FWIW, I went many many many years with only 4. In some respects, I really regret buying a bunch more (but not enough to sell them or thin the heard).
     
  10. pockets

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    I'd take 2 guns from all of the 'if you could only have one gun' threads,
    then subtract 3 from the 'if you could only have three guns' threads,
    then add 4 from the 'if you could only have four guns' threads,
    then subtract 5 from the 'if you could only have five guns' threads,
    then add 6 from the 'if you could only have six guns' threads................

    It's a good thing that I could care less and I just have what I want to have.
     
  11. Warp

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    It's a good thing that people who are not interested in a thread...who can tell from the title that they will not be interested in the thread...usually avoid that thread.
     
  12. jmfc606

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    Rem 870 12 Ga with 28" Rem choke and Rifled Slug BBL

    Ruger 10/22

    I'll never go hungry
     
  13. dsslimrock

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    I share the same thought...if only I could find a .357 lever gun!
     
  14. retired guard

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    For me Ruger sp 101 .357 Remington 1100 with extra barrel
     
  15. CommanderCrusty

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    I almost never shoot the rifle or shotgun.

    On the other hand, I carry my LCP .380 and Sig P250 Compast 9mm a LOT. There two complement each other well.
     
  16. Hokkmike

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    Pretty easy for me. Since I live in PA and like to hunt deer I would have to have a bolt action rifle. For me that is the SAKO Finnlight in 6.5x55.

    The second rifle, I voted 2 rifles obviously, would be my fun gun- an AK 47 in 7.62x39. Also the "bug-out" weapon of choice.

    BUT, BUT, BUT if I could bend the rules and add a third it would be a semi auto pistol in 9mm or .40 S & W.
     
  17. jem375

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    AR and a 22 rifle..AR for 2 and 4 legged critters and a 22 rifle which is accurate enough for any small game
     
  18. Strafer

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    When I evacuated New Orleans for Katrina, I took my Colt Officer's Model 1911, and my SKS. It is a struggle to decide between handgun and rifle, and handgun and shotgun, because a good riot gun with rifle sights and a good assortment of bird, buck, and slug will cover a lost of bases; but if you've got to reach out and touch someone past 75 yards or so, you're gonna need a rifle, me thinks.
     
  19. Hapworth

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    Easy. All about what easily and reliably wears multiple hats...

    Glock 19: Home protection; concealed carry; range games.

    Remington 870: Home protection; concealed carry if I'm wearing my muumuu; clay games.
     
  20. Jlr2267

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    ^^most sensible
     
  21. ApacheCoTodd

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    HG & Shotgun. Near issues are the big issues for me these days.
     
  22. Warp

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    For some people, perhaps
     
  23. willroute

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    my savage 24v in 357 over 20 and a smith 686-4.

    If I had my druthers and fate dealt it so, I would choose to bring a 30-30 and my 45, but given the 24v shoots 357 and 20 and the smith shoots the same round...there it is

    Always hard questions!
     
  24. TFIT

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    If I could only have two guns...

    I would go with the M4 and the Sig-Sauer P226 MK25. Two outstanding platforms, ammunition is most plentiful and easy to manage.
     
  25. VaGunNut

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    A tactical 12 gauge and a Glock in 40 or .357
     
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