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The best Rifle/Pistol combo of the same caliber?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Dionysusigma, May 5, 2004.

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  1. Dionysusigma

    Dionysusigma Member

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    Just something that's been popping in and out of my mind today at work...

    People have talked about survival situations, and "One of each" stuff, and I was wondering what the best combo of a rifle and pistol would be if they had to be the same caliber.

    The two most popular that I've seen seem to be a lever-action rifle and revolver in .357 or a semi-auto carbine in 9mm with an autoloading pistol to go with it. Personally, these seemed to be fine in the handgun area, but the rifles (as it seems to me) might be underpowered. Other stuff I've thought of include:

    AR-15 and an AR-15 "pistol"
    Glock or 1911 with their respective carbine conversion kits
    Thompson and 1911 :)
    M1 Carbine and a Taurus Raging Thirty

    And my favorite, which I'm actually thinking of getting someday:

    Marlin 1895 and a BFR in .45-70 :eek: :D

    Well, what about everyone else? Not necessarily for self-defense/survival/SHTF needs, but for fun as well--what combo do you think would be the best for you?
     
  2. cidirkona

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    I wouldn't mind having one of those KelTec's in 40 to go along with my glock 27...

    I don't think I'd want a pistol that would shoot 8mm mauser...

    ...wait... yeah I would... :D

    -Colin
     
  3. Hkmp5sd

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    One combination that was poplular in the law enforcement community back in the 80s is the Marlin Camp Carbine in 9mm and S&W 59 series pistol. Not only are they both the same caliber, the Marlin also uses the S&W 59 series magazines.
     
  4. Chipperman

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    I'm pretty happy with my P7M13 and MP5 combo. :cool:
     
  5. boofus

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    If anything goes I wouldn't mind getting a FN P90 to go with my 5.7 pistol. :D

    That P90 looks like loads of fun but very bad for the wallet with ammo at $.50 a shot. :(
     
  6. No Trespassing

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    My Desert Eagle .44mag & Marlin 1894SS.
     
  7. ducktapehero

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    I like the 357 revolver/lever action combo. No magazines to mess with and the 357 picks up quite a bit of steam out of the longer barrel. The 44 mag combo in these is even better but quite a bit more expensive to feed. I have heard that the stripper clips to the SKS will hold 38/357 ammo quite well. If it does then that would be a VERY convienent way to carry extra ammo. Hopefully someone knows if this is true.
     
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    I like my Marlin Camp 45 and 1911 combo, same ammo, same mags, same amount of fun!
     
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    Not the best but perhaps the most fun - Marlin 94 in .357 along with a Ruger DA revolver. For more serious work, Marlin 94 loaded with hot 44 Mags and ported S&W M29 type revolver.
     
  11. 45King

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    A couple come to mind that haven't been mentioned.

    .45 Colt- Taurus Tracker, Win. '94 Trapper
    .357 Mag.- Any number of good revos and an IMI Timberwolf pump carbine.
     
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    Ruger blackhawk and a marlin lever action in 45 colt.I reload so ammo cost would not matter.
     
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    that delisle sporter is freaking awesome!!!

    :D
     
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    Mine is a Glock 34 and Glock 26 coupled with a Ruger PC-9. I just wish the Ruger took Glock magazines! :)
     
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    M1A1 Tommy Gun and a 1911A1. Did you even have to ask? :neener:

    Kharn
     
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    I think that the Marlin 1984c and either a S&W 13 or 586 or a Ruger Old Model Blackhawk....
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  17. Bullet Bob

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    The most fun rifle ever made, a Browning 92 in .357:

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    and, the best all-around handgun ever made, a S&W model 27-2 with a 5" barrel:

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    Of course, these are just my completely unbiased (ahem) opinions!
     
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    Well, I have a couple combos that might work ...

    Marlin 1894S, Ruger SuperRedhawk or Taurus M44 in .44mag.

    Also have several .22LR combinations pairing a .22 rifle (either bolt action or semi auto) with a pistol (revolver or semi auto).

    In an urban survival situation, I'd probably go with the .44s. In a rural setting, I'd give serious consideration to the .22s.

    What I'd like, though is a Ruger PC4 carbine that takes Glock magazines!
     
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    Considering the effectiveness of the .357mag, and the cheap cost of .38spl practice ammo, I'd have to go with a lever-action chambered in said caliber to match my S&W 686....or that Colt Trooper I'm looking for.

    If that Delisle carbine was semi-auto, I'd buy it in a heartbeat!:D
     
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    From Ducktapehero
    "I like the 357 revolver/lever action combo. No magazines to mess with and the 357 picks up quite a bit of steam out of the longer barrel. The 44 mag combo in these is even better but quite a bit more expensive to feed. I have heard that the stripper clips to the SKS will hold 38/357 ammo quite well. If it does then that would be a VERY convienent way to carry extra ammo. Hopefully someone knows if this is true."

    I just tried putting .357's on a stripper clip. it does work, but just barely. The rounds don't slide on the clip very well. The rims are just a little bit to small in diameter...just. It did seem to be a good idea but I could not see a quick and easy way to pull them off and load the side gate on the lever-action.

    My vote is for the .357 lever-action with revolver. Mostly because I am halfway there with a Marlin 1894c. The revolver is next on the list. Either a S&W 686 or a Ruger GP100...not sure which yet. Then their is the Taurus Tracker....a nice single action would fit nice too....errr. Decisions :banghead:
     
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    44s

    I have it now......my 629...5'....44mag....with Ruger 77/44 all weather...cant imagine anything these two cant handle...
     
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    A Rossi Puma and a Freedom Arms revolver in .454 Casull.

    Just wish FA made a six shot .454 like everyone else.
     
  23. Freedspeak

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    Best combo

    Agree with legionaire, super redhawk and lever action in 44 mag.

    I have other combos, 357 and 9mm, but for pure efficiency the 44 is best, though the 357 is close.:D
     
  24. entropy

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    Cool username, Freedspeak! double pun and spoonerism!:D How about a PPSH42 and a Tokarev, CZ52, or Stechkin?:evil:
    I guess I need to get an S&W 59 series to go with my Kel-Tec SUB2000!:D
     
  25. Freedspeak

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    Entropy, been using it since the 70's!

    I mainly took it for the double meaning then, but the Galantin/spooner aspect manifested itself more when I went Lib.

    The next combo might be along the lines of a .444 marlin and a T/C in the same.:evil:

    "Was someone talking about cutting trees?":rolleyes:
     
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