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On the Texas highways, which gun would you take?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Min, Mar 10, 2004.

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  1. Min

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    I'm set to drive to Giddings, TX to visit a friend which is about 100 miles away from Houston. I'll be leaving Friday afternoon and coming back Saturday evening or Sunday.

    Not really a long trip, but I'd like to take at least one gun with me. Who knows, I might find a gun range between here and Giddings, or I might encounter trouble.

    Of my collection, which would you take? How about limit to one long arm and one handgun. Yes, I do have a Texas CHL.

    Handuns:

    Smith and Wesson 686 .357 magnum with 2.5" barrel (high on my list)
    Glock 19 9mm (also pretty high)
    Browning Buckmark Micro (would be fun)
    Norinco 1911 .45


    Long arm:

    Beretta CX4 9mm, with four hi-cap mags (perfect if I take a 9mm pistol)
    RRA AR-15 M4-type
    Remington 870 Police 12 gauge with wood furniture
    Marlin 39 Mountie lever-action .22lr (would be very fun, if I encounter rabbits or such along the way)




    Giddings has a population of about 5,000 near the center of Texas (between Austin and Brenham).

    I will also be packing my mobile SHTF backpack with water bladder and food rations "just in case". I don't expect any trouble, but I want to be prepared for anything, as you can appreciate. Who knows, I might stop for gas at a remote gas station in Podunk, Texas, and rub the local biker gang the wrong way. (They have the Bandidos here) :)

    Also, how much ammo do you recommend for this trip for each firearm?
     
  2. olyAR73

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    G19-comfortable to carry while driving/ good for carry during gas stops, food stops, ect.

    870P- speaks for itself.
     
  3. Edward429451

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    :D What a great thread Title!!:D LOL

    Personally, I'd take them all on a road trip. BTJM. You wouldn't have to worry about burglary while gone and anything from rabbits to shtf while on the road would be covered.
    :p
     
  4. Min

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    Some info about the Bandidos. Not what I'd want to run across.

    http://courses.smsu.edu/mkc096f/gangbook/APPENDIX/bandidos.htm


     
  5. olyAR73

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    It's good to be aware of all types of crimes and possible threats, but if I were you I'd be more concerned with random drug addicts/murderers/car-jackers. Although I wouldnt put it past some of the members of this gang, most organized criminals have bigger fish to fry. Or so it would seem.
    Although there is a good article in American HandGunner this month about a motorcycle gang that mistakenly deciced to take their road rage out on a Class III armed motorist. Historically though the biker gangs have avoided conflict with civilians.

    Ive heard of punks who specialize in casing out rest areas and Interstate stop-and-robs, ect. looking for possible prey. Be aware of folks who pay you a little too much attention, pace you ect.
     
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    Aaawwww......
    Be sure to ask about that next time you see one. "Hey, I hear you guys are sisters with the Outlaws, wear each other's stuff...."
     
  7. Min

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    If I see one, I will not ask. I will not make eye contact. I will just leave.

    :D
     
  8. Mark Tyson

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    My opinion: take the Smith and the 870, though I doubt you'll need the latter.

    Holy Toledo! Give us the details - or I'll have to go buy the magazine just for that story.
     
  9. Fly320s

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    mmmmm.... Brenham. You gonna stop by the Bluebell Ice Cream plant?

    Oh, yeah, the guns..

    Take the S&W .357 and the .22 Marlin. You obviously like the Smith and you can never go wrong with a .22.
     
  10. Standing Wolf

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    Kerry supporters, in short.
     
  11. Min

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    You make a compelling argument for the Smith and the Marlin, Fly320s.

    They are both my P & J guns (pride and joy). The 686 had its action tweaked by a Performance Center smith, and the single action is to die for, while the DA is lighter and crisp.

    The Marlin is a carbine with straight stock (no pistol grip), and it will feed and shoot anything (being tube-fed).


    Oh, as for Blue Bell ice cream, I can get that any ole where in Texas, but I may stop in Brenham to check it out.
     
  12. Min

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    On a lighter note, here is a pic near Giddings, TX. Surely there are some rabbits here.
     

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  13. Ala Dan

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    G-19 and Remington 870

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  14. williegee

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    I second the Glock and the 870.;)
     
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    Mark, http://www.findarticles.com has American Handgunner on file :)

    Source

     
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    Glock on your hip, 686 in the center console, 870 in the trunk. :D
     
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    Great story Zundfolge. I wonder how you could get that job (salesman for HK) that Gary had?
     
  18. LeonCarr

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    Glock and RRA M4. Too much firepower is never enough :).

    I know the Sheriff in Giddings. Good People.

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
  19. shooter1

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    Let's see, a hundred mile drive------tatical folder, P 3AT. Yep, I'm good to go!
    str1
     
  20. sensei

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    Got cousins that live there.

    Half the pickups in the area have a firearms of some kind in them and every house does.

    I have a 12 ga in my truck and I carry a .45 cal Glock model. 30. No one even blinks when they see them.

    Carry whatever you want. It will make for good conversation.

    sensei
     
  21. JamisJockey

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    The glock for carry, the smith for BUG, and the Beretta storm in case of Nazi Zombie Bear Bikers.
     
  22. HankB

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    All this talk about biker gangs reminded me about the time I had some vacation and was driving to visit my folks in another state. I had a .357 in the console "just in case" with a couple of speedloaders so I was prepared for roadway unpleasantness.

    Well, after an hour or so on the road, my body decided it was through with my morning coffee, so I decided to pause at the next rest stop.

    Right before I turned off, I saw about 100 motorcycles in there. Hmmm . . . worst case scenario: 100 bikers. Six rounds, no time to use speedloaders. Remaining odds: 94-to-1. Uh-oh.

    It took me all of two seconds to decide NOT to turn off here.

    Given the circumstances, I'd make the same decision again, though it wouldn't take me so long to make up my mind.

    I kept going to the NEXT rest stop.

    But thanks to the coffee I'd had, it WAS the longest 20 miles I ever drove. :eek:

    Anyway, for your question . . . for trouble, take the Glock in an IWB holster and at least one spare magazine, plus the M4 clone and several loaded mags. (Common ammo between the Glock and the Storm is less important since the mags are different.) Ammo? How much do you have? ;)
     
  23. Eskimo Jim

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    This is a tough call. I'm going through a revolver craze right now so I'd go with the 686.

    I'd suggest your 686 with some speed loaders. The 870 might be the most versitle between super personal defense, rabbit hunting and maybe some clays when you get to your destination.

    -Jim
     
  24. RTFM

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    Kind of O.T. to Min's post, but pertaining to the article..

    Would not the M-1 give the impression of a Military rifle (not quite "neutral"), as opposed to the 870 which most everyone would understand??
    (shotgun=personal protection/hunting)
    (military=human hunting)

    My reply to Min, G-19 and Remington 870.


    RTFM
     
  25. cola8d8

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    Be sure to eat at the "City Meat Market". Get there early for lunch or they will be out of all the BBQ and just have sausage left (still good though).
     
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