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Minor SHTF Scenario--What'll you bring?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by BerettaNut92, Jan 9, 2003.

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  1. BerettaNut92

    BerettaNut92 Member

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    Scenario--your home will likely be consumed by a natural disaster such as a flood or large fire, and you must evacuate. You can bring one long gun, one sidearm, and one knife with you in the car while you wait it out somewhere safe on the road, and things to return to normal, assuming you have a place left.

    What'll they be? You are limited to one of each, and a one sentence reason why. No laundry lists! Just a question to see what arms people rely on the most and dedicated the most training to. Let's be realistic, most of the car will be filled w/ your family and food and water, not ammo for fighting off hordes like in Black Hawk Down.

    1. M1A--my only rifle, so obviously that's what I know the best.
    2. Beretta 92--the most trigger time behind her out of everything else I have.
    3. Emerson Mini-Commander--while I have no formal edged training as of yet, it's the only quality knife I have.
     
  2. Phyphor

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    My M-1 Garand, due to the fact that it's been 100% reliable, I've NEVER had it jam, and ammo is cheap and easy to come by, my Glock 19, as that is again, my most reliable pistol, and as for knife...hmmm... Actually, any of the tactical folders I have around would serve.
     
  3. Scoob

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    I only have 3 guns: G22, single shot 12ga, and BL22 lever action .22, and my 1 and only buck knife. I guess I'd take all but the 12ga. A single shot probably wouldn't be to useful for fending off "hordes", and the 22 would allow for more ammo for possible hunt-for-food situations. It could also be a last resort defence gun. Now if my shottie were pump, auto, or even Dbl...

    Not great, but thats the best that I would have to work with.
     
  4. sixgun_symphony

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    Its a natural disaster and not a military situation. The only problems encountered will likely be common thieves.

    Ithaca M37 12ga for the jeep

    Colt Cobra .38 snubbie for CCW.

    My spyderco clipit knife is always worn in my front pants pocket.
     
  5. dave

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    Have to pick only one long arm you say? Hmmmmm, have to pick eithr rife or shotgun. Most likey take the rifle.





    Long Arm........AR-15


    Side Arm.........Glock 21



    Knife........Cold Steel Rescue
     
  6. telewinz

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    Folding Stock Valmet 223(lots of firepower), Kel-Tec P11(small but effective), Swiss type army knife with all the bells and whistles.
     
  7. tlhelmer

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    Glock 35, Bushy AR-15 and my Emerson CQC-7.

    Does that mean my other guns will be destroyed?:eek:
     
  8. techmike

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    I'd bring the usual stuff...

    AR-15, USP-Tactical and my Microtech lcc/da...Dang I may be a tactical poser after all.:confused:
     
  9. JMLV

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    well if I have to

    colt 1911 45 acp
    ruger 10/22 22 auto
    Mossberg 835 12 gage
    (propably skneek in myn bodyguard and officers acp as well thy fit in my pockets)
    Now as to truth:
    as long as I have a handtruck and a van (which I do)I plan to take as much of my collection as I have time to grap! handguns can be easily piled in a 48 qt cooler and wheeled out two coolers at a time. Rifles fit inn the golf bag and can be easily trundled out as well. I won't get all the long guns - way too many, but I will get the complete handgun collection in this manner.
    I couldnt leave my "friends" behind to be destroyed.
    Oh yeah its a given the dogs are coming too!
    SORRY I FORGOT THE KNIVES!
    WILL STICK TO WHAT I USUALLY CARRY EVERY DAY:
    1)SMALL SWISS ARMY ON KEYCHAIN
    2) LEATHERMAN "WAVE" TOOL
    3) NEW SPYDERCO CLIPIT "AYOOB MODEL"
     
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  10. Jack19

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    AR15, Glock 19 with G17 mags.
     
  11. Spoonman

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    OK, in a 'bug-out' situation I'd pick (this week):

    (1) long gun - Marlin 1894c .357 mag
    compact, fair power, good magazine capacity, tends to cause
    less excitability in civil authorities, continuity of ammunition
    with....

    (2) handgun - Ruger SP101 .357 mag
    concealability, power

    (3) knife - Spyderco Delica

    Next week, the list might be different.


    Clif
     
  12. Rupestris

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    Handgun - Kimber Custom Target II
    Long gun - Remington 870 Express Magnum
    Knife - Just my Gerber Multi-Tool

    Rupe
     
  13. 2dogs

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    870 Shotgun- the only long gun I own

    .357 Magnum (4" Ruger GP100 or 6" Taurus- figure they'll last longer than one of the semi's)

    Swiss army- what do I know about knives:)
     
  14. foghornl

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    If this is a short-term thing..flood, landslide, tornado, etc..

    The M1 for a long gun

    handgun is the KP-90 Ruger I like my new Springfield Champion 1911-A1, but haven't shot it enough yet.

    Knife is my fixed long blade deer-skinner.
     
  15. Double Naught Spy

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    Every time I see people after some sort of disaster who were limited to what they were able to get out, it was usually due to really poor planning on their parts. This is especially true for disasters where they knew they were coming such as being told floods were on the way (south Texas, states along the Mississippi), that fire was coming (last year's western US), or that a lava flow was going to destroy the whole neighborhood (Hawaii, sometimes taking a week or more to reach the predicted disaster area of homes). Most of the folks refused to act until the very last moment and then said stupid stuff on TV like "I can't believe this happened," or "They said it was coming, but we really didn't think it would happen to us," or "With all the warning we had, I would have thought they would have been able to stop the fires before they got here and now we have lost everything but what is in the back of the truck. Thank God we were able to get the pets out in time."

    After that, I can't see any natural disaster that would limit you to one rifle, pistol, and knife. Under what circumstances is this any more likely to happen than being invaded by Martians?
     
  16. Med 10

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    Thats a tuffy!

    Long gun, Winchester 1300
    Hangun, G-17
    knife, how about my gerber multitool.

    It would be hard for me to choose between a carbine or a shotgun. I also have an SKS that I really like a lot.
     
  17. Joe Demko

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    Natural disaster consuming house? Children and wife (in that order) are priorities. Screw the gun collection. It can be replaced.

    Not sure that all the hardware you describe is necessary in a natural disaster, but I'll answer it as asked.

    1. Rifle- Bushmaster 16" fluted Vmatch carbine- It's light, reliable, and accurate.
    2. HK USP 40- it's already on my duty belt with extra magazines and other useful goodies; just buckle it on and go.
    3. Knife- always have a Spyderco police model in my pocket.

    By default, I woud also end up toting along a .32 Guardian since it is always in my pocket and a Victorinox Swisstool that is always in my car. Other tools and supplies are also stored in the car.
     
  18. TheeBadOne

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    Long gun: Benelli Super Black Eagle 12 ga

    Pistol: Glock 27

    Knife: S&W full size S.W.A.T. (I have others, but this one is always clipped to my pocket, so I'd have it w/me no matter what/when)
     
  19. Jesse H

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    No tactical reasons Skunk? Pshh.

    -Don't own any long arms yet

    -I'd bring my HS2000 9mm. I've sent approx 3500 rounds thru it in about a year and a half, I'm most familiar with it. Plus I still have about half a case of ammo for it (time to re-stock).

    -Although I my only carry knife is a Kershaw Black-Out, I think the Swiss Army Victorinox would come in more handy.
     
  20. H Romberg

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    Gerber tool and Python in briefcase, Mossberg Defender under back seat.
     
  21. AmericanFreeBird

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    Hmmm, probably these.

    Mini-14 in synthetic stock w/ the 5rd and a couple of "normal" cap 30rd magazines.

    CZ75B in 9mm, too reliable and too accurate!

    My trusty folding Buck...
     
  22. HS/LD

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    FN FAL

    H&K USP Compact

    Cold Steel Recon Tanto



    HS/LD
     
  23. Salpalinja

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  24. RCL

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    What to take?
    For a long gun it would be my Marlin 30-30 lever gun, a good game getter/country boy assault rifle,with plenty of Remington 150 gr. ammo. You can get that stuff anywhere.
    The handgun would be my Ruger 4" GP100 .357, with a bunch of the Federal 158 soft points, a cheap readily available load this gun likes.
    The knife would be my Buck General, since my Buck 110 folder is always in the truck anyhow.
    I think I would find a place for a good belt axe also.
     
  25. Chris Rhines

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    Rifle - I'd probably leave it in favor of more important things, like food, water, batteries, and signaling devices. If I took a rifle, it would probably be my Anschutz .22 Sporter. Light, accurate, ammo is easy to find and I can pack a lot of it.

    Pistol - CZ-75, the one I usually carry.

    Knife - CRKT Ryan Plan B, the one I usually carry.

    - Chris
     
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