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Only One, Period!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by steveo452, Jun 7, 2012.

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  1. steveo452

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    Yes thats right, another "if you could only have one" but with a little different twist. You have to choose only one (Firearm) for whatever reason is important to you, weather that be home defense, SHTF, barbeque gun, target or hunting. Whatever is important to you. I am curious to see what the ratio will be between rifle, handgun and shotgun. If you dont care to play, just click to another thread.
     
  2. Ruezim

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    My 870 it is older then me and works better then me. Besides what can't you do with a shotgun.

    Ruezim
     
  3. saturno_v

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    Obvious answer...a shotgun....the most veratile firearm ever designed...

    Covers everything....bird and very sall animal hunting, big game hunting (slugs), predator defense (hardened specialized slugs), home defence (buckshot)

    My pump shottie would be my "only one" hypotethical firearm....especially the new pumps with available rifled barrels, optics and spitzer saboted slugs can be truly 200+ yards big game hunting rigs....
     
  4. JohnM

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    Well for instance, you ain't gonna knock down an elk at 200 yards.

    Think I'll click and go elsewhere.
     
  5. steveo452

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    I can certainly see a case for the shotgun, but then again with a handgun the ability to conceil could also be a factor, me personally I would have to go with my CZ 527 Carbine (7.62X39) because of it's compact size and lightweight and the ability to take most game in america out to 200 yards. The ammo is cheap and easy to find, and its not an EBR, so it may not turn as many heads. So it boils down to short range versitility, short range and coceilability or Firepower and longrange. Interested to see the replys.
     
  6. heeler

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    My God I would hate to have to make a decision like that but if it absolutely came to it then it would be a Remington 870 or Mossberg 500 Combo.
    At least with that choice you would have a bird/small game/home protection barrel and with todays Sabot slugs a neo rifle that was still called a shotgun.
    Edit to add...And you could buy any barrel that you thought was necessary for most practical applications.
     
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    I could not manage with only one firearm. A shotgun doesn't conceal well and a .357 magnum SP101 ain't much of a waterfowl gun.
     
  8. mattmann

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    Probably my arsenal slr107f. It folds up.nice and tight for a backpack is a great defensive gun and can take down the game in my area and surrounding.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR
     
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    This belongs in general so I am moving it...
     
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    A good 4" .357, most likely a Colt King Cobra....I can use it for CCW, home protection, putting meat on the table and if it's the bright polished model, I could even bling it around at a BBQ if the opportunity ever came up.
     
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    I'm a little weird. I'll take my Marlin 981T.
     
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    12ga SXS shotgun with 26'' barrels because it can do anything :D
     
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    As far as general purpose weapons go, why wouldn't you use a military-type rifle?
    That's kind of their thing.
     
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    AR-15 (registered receiver, since we're playing games) for versatility.
     
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    I would have to go AR, that way I could have a whole bunch of uppers in variable calibers from .22lr to .50 cal!
    If you want shotgun also get a Handy Rifle.
     
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    Have you ever heard of spitzer sabot slugs out of rifled barrel?? 200yards elk?? Doable....
     
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    The usage question is important I think. This question involves getting a single firearm to do perhaps many things, some of which it may not have been intended to do. I think a .22lr handgun that is accurate and dependable is hard to beat because it can do many things well; for example the Ruger or Browning semi-auto- these guns are typically easy to shoot well, ammunition is comparatively inexpensive, it isn't terribly noisy, has minimal recoil, it can harvest small game successfully with minimal damage to the meat, can be easily packed with quite a bit of ammunition, and in a worst-case scenario can provide defense against predators, both 2 and 4 legged types. Large game? No, but then I don't see a situation where I would be going after large game. So for me the .22 handgun would be a good choice. YMMV :)
     
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    Remington 870 "Marine Magnum", should take care of any chores that may arise~! ;) :D
     
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    Makes me sad to think about it- but i'd probably go with a shotgun. It might not can do everything but it comes the closest to it.
     
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    Mine would be a Win 1300 with multiple barrels. I agree an AR lower with multiple configs is a great idea but I still have to say shotgun.
     
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    AR15.

    It will do almost everything, just some things not so great (but still doable).

    It takes care of CQB, some hunting, HD, urban, etc. and you MIGHT get lucky picking up parts and ammo since it's so ubiquitous.

    Either that or a phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range.
     
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    Dad's WWII bring back. A pristine WWI era P-08 with shoulder stock holster.
     
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    I don't hunt, and anything else I'd want to do can be done with a good .22LR. For home defense, I'd want my 10/22 as it is currently configured, but it's not practical for personal defense. So, I'd likely opt for the Ruger SR22 pistol.
    I actually did a points-system rating once of all my handguns, scoring them in practicality in three fields: personal enjoyment (i.e. plinking), home defense, and personal defense. I won't delve into the details since I'd then have to list them all (I do not yet own the SR22 Ruger.), but the one that eeked into the top spot was indeed a .22LR.
     
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