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In An Emergency . . .

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Fake Name, Nov 16, 2008.

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  1. Fake Name

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    Would a handgun or rifle provide the most benefits?
     
  2. cbrgator

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    what kind of emergency? It depends...
     
  3. The Bushmaster

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    Rifle. Handgun should be a secondary thought...
     
  4. 22-rimfire

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    Depends on the situation. I think a reliable handgun that you are competent with would do nicely.
     
  5. MD_Willington

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    Between a rifle and a pistol, and a helluva a lot of fun too!
     
  6. PTK

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    If anything major goes down there's already at least two handguns on me - and I still go for a rifle if there's one nearby...
     
  7. ArfinGreebly

    ArfinGreebly Moderator Emeritus

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    Perhaps A Little Clarification?

    Storm?

    Flood?

    Forest fire?

    Earthquake?

    Riots?

    Each of these has its own parameters.

    Modified further by:

    Urban?
    Suburban?
    Rural?

    I'm afraid your question has no clear single answer without a little more flesh on its bones.

     
  8. David904

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    It depends on your battlespace.
     
  9. Fake Name

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    Wow the title of my thread magically changed
     
  10. cbrgator

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    So did my response to your question
     
  11. 22-rimfire

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    I think you keep the long guns back in your house and carry the handgun because it can be easily concealed. There will be a lot of emergency people around and you certainly don't want to cause problems but you still want to be able to defend yourself, family, and "cave". You have to be practical about your choices and lugging an AR around in the streets is just asking for problems that you don't need. Just keep your head down and crank up the barbacue grill. :)

    My choice... Glock Model 23 in case you want to know.
     
  12. Lone_Gunman

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    Not necessarily. If we have another Katrina style disaster, and the government's enforcers are going around collecting up your guns, its a lot easier to conceal a pistol than an AR.
     
  13. Frog48

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    I see no reason why you couldnt carry both...
     
  14. browningguy

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    You should only use a pistol to fight your way to a rifle.
     
  15. 22-rimfire

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    See you on the 6:00 news! Whatever makes things work for you. It's America.
     
  16. Frog48

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    I'm not talking about just strolling down the street. I was thinking more in terms of hunkering down at home to ride out said emergency. In such a situation, I'd want both a rifle and pistol.
     
  17. General Geoff

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    If it's a personal emergency and you're caught off guard, well, the pistol on your hip is far more useful than your rifle at home.

    If we're talking riots or storm troopers marching the streets, raping and killing innocents, well, a rifle is far better.
     
  18. 22-rimfire

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    Grant: I was making a joke and a point at the same time. I would do the same. I would just be as discrete as possible and apply as little force as is necessary to keep me and my family whole.
     
  19. benEzra

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    Rifle, hands down. The only advantages a handgun has over a rifle are portability and concealability, IMO.
     
  20. yenchisks

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    I would throw my hands in the air run in a circle and scream like a little girl;)
     
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    I'd just call 911, what do you need either for? That's why we have police.

    Damian
     
  22. f4t9r

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    If I have a choice I will take both.
     
  23. 22-rimfire

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    ...and if you see somebody doing something bad, you yell CITIZEN'S ARREST!! That always works.
     
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    How about a shotgun? I think I would want a riot-type 12ga pump with at least one pistol (revolver) backing it up.

    My only "serious" rifle is a bolt action battle rifle, so the shotgun is generally more practical and versatile than the big, slow, heavy rifle.
     
  25. crushbup

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    Never mind...
     
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