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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by es71, Dec 6, 2012.

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  1. coloradokevin

    coloradokevin Member

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    I haven't had one gun since I was ten years old. If I could only choose one it would be a tough choice. It would probably be one of the following:

    1) A pistol is great for CCW, home defense, etc. Not so great for hunting or target work.

    2) A shotgun is excellent for hunting, home defense, and shooting clays. Not a target or long range gun, nor is it suitable for CCW.

    3) A .22lr rifle is a good target gun, great for small game hunting, and cheap to feed. Not so great for defensive work, not practical for CCW work.
     
  2. wanderinwalker

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    Planning a trip to Paris huh? :p

    Anyway, my "one gun" is probably a 4" .357 revolver. Big enough to take game, small enough to be with me regularly (if I really feel the need to drag a short gun with me I can probably find a way) with lots of ammo choices and availability. The fact that with practice it's fully 100-yard capable is icing on the cake.

    (Oddly my go-to "woods" gun is a Glock 26 9mm. Why? Because I frequently hike with an internal frame backpack and wearing a pistol on my waist is a big NO with the hip belt. But the 26 just barely fits in a pants pocket in a Desantis Nemesis holster.)
     
  3. mcdonl

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    What are the circumastances?

    If all things were as they are today I would have to consider what I use a gun for...

    #1 way I use my guns - Fun!! (1000's of rounds)

    #2 use is for a trapping dispatch gun. I use my trapping gun every day from 10/15 - 1/1 and it is for dispatching catches. I use a .22LR for that. (depends on the season)

    #3 Deer Hunting (1 if I am luck - I shoot my deer guns on a regular basis at the range so I included them in the fun category)

    #4 Home Defense - Never used it in this capacity, and hope I never will (Again all practice I lump under "fun")

    #5 Self Defense - Never used it in this capacity, and hope I never will (Again all practice I lump under "fun")

    So... I use my guns for those 5 reasons. The range of balistics needs go from dropping a Moose at 150-200 yards down to dispatching a coyote at near point blank range.

    All of that said, I would have to go keep my AR-15 because I can load a round light enough and shoot well enough headshots on my fur would be easy. Home Defense, no problem in my living situation, deer no problem although I would have to give up on moose, and long range or large deer.

    Fun... can't get much more fun. I can do CQC drills or 200 yard target with a .223

    I guess Self Defense would be where I lose, but assuming that the conditions I live in did not change other than needing to get rid of a lot of guns... I would survive with my AR in .223
     
  4. Kahr33556

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    hate to say it but a 22 because I have lots of ammo and its cheap to shoot.If needed good for hunting small game to survive.
     
  5. mcdonl

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    That would be my choice too Karh IF there were other social/economic concerns as well.
     
  6. brnmw

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    .12 Ga. Shotgun.
     
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