SHTF Choice (1 only)

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by gbran, Dec 21, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. CrankyOldGuy

    CrankyOldGuy Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Messages:
    79
    Location:
    SW Ohio
    I'm just going to fight my way to my rifle. ;)

    I'll chose a G21 to get there.
     
  2. DssG19

    DssG19 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Messages:
    24
    Location:
    SoCal
    Glock 17
     
  3. SrDedosRapidos

    SrDedosRapidos Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Messages:
    77
    Sig 225. 9mm.

    It was hard to deny a Springfield Mil Spec, but its probably just not as reliable as my 225 :)
     
  4. rmmoore

    rmmoore Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2006
    Messages:
    223
    Location:
    Wyoming
    Ahhh you're evil to offer such a dilemma:evil: As much as i LOVE my 1911, given the "unfair" parameters you offer:mad::cuss:, I'd have to go with a S&W (or similar quality) .357 Mag with a 4" bbl, preferably a Model 686 or 586. You have 3 options for ammo: .38, .38+P, and .357 mags. Between those choices, you should be able to find ammo in most any backwoods mom and pop store that hasn't already been plundered, looted, or burned. Now, if I could have 2.......................:neener:
     
  5. Autolycus

    Autolycus Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2006
    Messages:
    5,456
    Location:
    In the land of make believe.
    Probably my Sig P226R or P229R in 9mm with MecGar magazines.
     
  6. Fishman777

    Fishman777 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2007
    Messages:
    520
    Tough choice...

    Normally, I'd say a 4" Ruger GP100, but the situation that you described seems to go beyond the typical home defense situation. In this situation, I'd go with a G17. Reliable under even the most extreme conditions, durable, accurate, simple enough that I could repair if something went wrong.
     
  7. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

    Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    Messages:
    13,146
    But "the brain" in a zombie is in its stomach, from the last guy it ate. Wait a sec - did I actually just get suckered into responding to a zombie question? :p
     
  8. Guns and more

    Guns and more member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2008
    Messages:
    1,929
    Well, since this is for defense and not concealed carry, I'll pick the CZ-75 sp-01. 20 rounds of easy to find 9mm, in a gun that never fails to go bang.
     
  9. coinshooter

    coinshooter Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2005
    Messages:
    131
    A Ruger Gp100 4" ss with fixed sights. One fine pistol.
     
  10. Bill_G

    Bill_G Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2006
    Messages:
    269
    Location:
    Central Pennsylvania
    Ruger security six revover.
     
  11. michiganfan

    michiganfan Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    1,191
    Location:
    se michigan
    My G 19
     
  12. Robocop

    Robocop Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2009
    Messages:
    74
    Location:
    Republic Of Texas
    Glock 22:D
     
  13. BullitHolz

    BullitHolz Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2008
    Messages:
    85
    S&w mp45
     
  14. jc650

    jc650 Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2008
    Messages:
    111
    Location:
    upstate ny
    A G19 for me. Good capacity can be concealed too.
     
  15. Lonestar.45

    Lonestar.45 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2004
    Messages:
    1,077
    Glock 7. It's a porcelain gun made in Germany. It doesn't show up on your airport metal detectors and probably costs more than what you make in a month.

    If one of those isn't lying around...a Glock 19.
     
  16. notorious

    notorious Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2008
    Messages:
    1,094
    Location:
    Behind Enemy Lines
    The Glock 19 is the improved model of the Glock 17 and it contains even better porcelain and it won't even show up on a frisk search and it's invisible to the eye and cost more than you make in a year.

    If one of those isn't lying around, get a Glock 35.
     
  17. JFrame

    JFrame Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Messages:
    1,760
    Location:
    Next to a reclaimed patch of swampland called D.C.
    Man -- this thread is so long, I can't even remember if I posted to it already... :)

    What the heck -- if concealed carry is not an issue, I'll take the S&W 686 Plus-1 with a 4-5" barrel. If it is an issue, I'll opt for my S&W Pro-60.
     
  18. EnsignJimmy

    EnsignJimmy Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    Messages:
    122
    Ruger Redhawk, .45 Colt. Anything that doesn't suffer a poor end from a 250 grain bullet going between 700 to 900 ft/sec probably wasn't worth shooting with a handgun anyway. Anything I'd like to eat probably would be caught with fishing tackle, or a large rock and some cleverly arranged sticks.
     
  19. runawaygun762

    runawaygun762 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2006
    Messages:
    5
    Location:
    Kansas
    Agree with possum

    Glock 19, as it is useful for concealed carry yet big enough to control easily, 9mm ammo is inexpensive, plentiful, and easily acquired from the military (SHTF scenario). It's a Glock, so there is no need to worry about warranties. Overall the best handgun out there.
     
  20. runawaygun762

    runawaygun762 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2006
    Messages:
    5
    Location:
    Kansas
    G19 porcelain?

    Not hardly. I can't believe that myth is still around.
     
  21. notorious

    notorious Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2008
    Messages:
    1,094
    Location:
    Behind Enemy Lines
    No... the G19 is not porcelain, it's way more advanced than that.

    The G17, the first gun, is the porcelain gun that doesn't show up on x-rays. I saw it in a documentary where some ex-military terrorists tried to take an airport so they can rescue a South American generalissimo type from being extradited to the United States.

    Thankfully a LAPD lieutenant who used to be a NYPD sergeant recognized that normal baggage thieves can't afford the porcelain G17 because it costs more than the Chief of the Airport Police makes in a month. I wonder why the Chief wears captain bars though. I guess it's a jurisdiction thing.
     
  22. Blue Brick

    Blue Brick Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2007
    Messages:
    2,002
    Location:
    Pinal County, Arizona
    Ruger 9mm
     
  23. Clarence

    Clarence Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2008
    Messages:
    507
    Location:
    KCMO
    Ed Brown Special Forces...............it runs flawlessly and I've got plenty of ammo and mags for it.
     
  24. SamG.

    SamG. Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2008
    Messages:
    228
    Location:
    right behind you, watching as you type.(TN)
    Glock 34 accuracy my friends...
     
  25. BlackHand1917

    BlackHand1917 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2008
    Messages:
    128
    BHP

    I would choose a 9mm Browning Hi-Power. There may indeed be better handguns out there, but I haven't found one better. The fact that I have been shooting a BHP regularly for well over 20 years has made me very comfortable with the platform. The old adage that you fight the way you train is operative here; my operation of the weapon has become second nature.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice