Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by leperphilliac, May 9, 2009.
Can you guys think of guns that every gun owner should have in their arsenal?
I have always believed that there are three must haves;
one repeating .22 rifle, auto, pump, or lever.
one repeating 12ga shotgun, pump or auto
one repeating rifle in the .30 caliber range, an SKS is a good choice because of simplicity, durability, and affordable ammo.
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high powered rifle of some sort
Accurate .22LR rifle; I prefer a bolt action.
12 gauge shotgun; prefer a pump with shot and slug barrels.
Accurate bolt action rifle; .308 or .30-06 ... maybe a .243.
.357 Mag revolver; I prefer a 4" barrel.
A bolt-action repeater rifle with telescopic sight that can engage and destroy your target past 300 yards, well past most troops marksmanship training and well past the effective range of fully automatic assault rifle fire. You have the small arms advantage, so keep your enemy beyond your battle sight zero.
a good 1911
_EVERY_ gun owner...
Wow, that is a doosey.
Model 10 revolver
12 gauge pump
I believe any two of those would fit in anyone's collection.
My "must" haves
2 handguns (sidearms):
1 for SD (229 Sig-.357Sig) & 1 for hunting (Ruger-Super Blackhawk-.44Mag.)
1 Brush gun:
1 Lever action shoots .44Magnum (Win.-Mod.94 Trapper)
3 rimfire .22 rifles:
1 semi-auto take-down (Marlin-70 Papoose w/scope), 1 pump shoots shorts or LR (Win.-Mod. #61 w/scope), & a .22WRM bolt (Marlin-883 w/scope).
2 repeating 3in. magnum 12ga shotguns:
1 pump (Mossberg-590 w/Speedfeed stock or Rem.-WingMaster Magnum w/RemChokes, hi-cap magazine, & Tasco PDP3 Red dot sights) & 1 semi-auto (Benneli-M1, Super 90 w/pistol grip stock & ghost-ring sights + spare barrel w/extra choke tubes).
2 repeating rifles in .30 caliber:
1 semi-auto shoots 7.62x39mm (Ruger-Mini 30 w/scope, F.stock, & bi-pod) & 1 pump shoots 30/06 (Rem.-Mod. 760 Carbine w/scope & synthetic stock)
5K - .22short, .22LR, .22WRM, .22 shot #12 (for snakes)
1K - .357Sig
1K - .44Spl, .44Mag
1K - 7.62x39mm
500 - 12ga. 2-3/4in & 3in Mag
500 - 30/06
10K asst. primers
35lbs. asst. powders
Press & Dies for above rds.
1 Fixed blade - Spyderco "Forester" N690Co blade steel w/Kydex sheath
Too bad this is only my "wish list"!
.22 lr rifle
12 Gauge of some sort; I prefer the 870 w/ different barrels
Revolver: .357; I prefer the GP-100
Pistol for CCW: I like a bunch, but my "musts" include 1911 or BHP (or CZ75)
Carbine: I like the Sig 556, but would "take" an AK or AR, in that order
Hunting Rifle: .30-06 or .270 w/ a good scope.
I'm sure I'm forgetting something, but with that collection you're pretty well rounded and have a firearm for a variety of situations.
Whatever works for them.
Suicide*Ride has comipled a good list. +1 to that. I'd add that everyone should own at least one authentic P.38 (a war model, not the P1) and at least one German-made Walther PPK. A Ruger 10/22 and either a Ruger Mark I, II, or III also would be on a the well-stocked owner's list. Add a Winchester lever-action carbine, a quality Remington pump, a Browning over-and-under shotgun, a Colt 1911 .45, and you are starting to get dressed for the dance.
1 9MM (Can be the autopistol)
1 .45 ACP (Can be an autopistol or a revolver)
Rifle with a cal. .223 or over, except .204 or other wildcats
Cooper's "Must-have" guns
If you dont want to open it, he says:
His specific choices are:
How 'bout the Garand?
On second thought, every Garand owner needs to sell theirs. With the extreme surplus we would have I could afford to buy as many as I wanted. 40-50 ought to do it.
I figure every gun owner should own seven guns. Inside bubbles are my choices for these.
1-22lr rifle (Marlin 60)
1-semi-automatic defensive rifle (Converted Sagia in 7.62x39)
1-bolt action scoped rifle ( Savage .308 with accu-trigger)
1-shotgun with long barrel and short barrel. 2 round extension preferable with short barrel. (Winchester 1300 speed pump 12 ga.)
1-22lr handgun ( Ruger Mark 3 22/45)
1-full or compact size handgun (Glock 19)
1-pocket gun (Keltec p3at)
(handguns if easily attainable and pocket gun if you CCW.)
I purchased all of these for under two thousand but this was over a the past few years so prices are different and it doesn't include money for magazines.
it really does not matter what centerfire you have but an absolute must is reloading equipment, in this day and age if your not you should be.
I think everyone should have A shotgun, A rifle, And A handgun. the type and caliber will depend on where you live and your level of commitment.
.22LR firearm (handgun or long gun, doesn't matter)
12/20 ga. shotgun
Centerfire handgun .38spl or larger
Centerfire rifle .223 or larger
To me this is a bare bones set up for most people. You can go extremely low budget or as high end as you want, but with these 4 you can cover all the bases. For example...
College-student Poor Version
Pawn Shop Marlin model 60 - $100
H&R single shot 12/20ga. - $100
Hi-Point 9mm - $150 (yeah, they're ugly but they work)
Used Model 10/Bersa .380/Makarov - $250
Mosin Nagant - $150
TOTAL: $500 - $600
Average Guy Version
Ruger 10/22 - $225
Remington 870 - $250
Service Semi-Auto pistol - $500
Savage Accu-trigger model 10 in .243/.308/.270/.30-06 with a decent scope - $450 at Wal Mart
Deep Pockets Version
CZ 452 - $250 (yeah I know, low end moneywise, but a steal at this price)
Benelli M3 - $850
Nicer 1911/New Sig/PC Revolver- $1000
Springfield M1A/FAL - $1750
For starts a sturdy .22 LR bolt action rifle with iron sights and which has as few moving parts as possible.
After that, just about anything that will fill in the three gun combo of a rifle, shotgun, and pistol, preferably obtained in that order.
Good training and practice
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