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You only need one gun.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Brad5192, Aug 7, 2011.

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  1. Brad5192

    Brad5192 Member

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    The only gun you need is a Remington 870 12 Gauge 3" with a 18-1/2" barrel and Fixed Improved Cylinder with Bead Sight. You can shoot bird shot, buck, and slugs what more do you need. Or a 20in smooth bore with rife sights.
     
  2. Owen Sparks

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    But you can't hide it in your shorts or hit anything past 100 yards.
     
  3. Brad5192

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    You must learn how to hunt.
     
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    I need my 22lr mod 39A even though I cant hide it in my shorts.
     
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    What kind of groups do you get at 300 yards?

    Any suggestions for IWB carry?

    I really enjoy shooting, and cheap ammo helps. Are there any 12 gauge shotshells cheaper than .22 lr?
     
  6. forindooruseonly

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    That's like saying the only tool you need is a crescent wrench. Yeah, I might be able to fix something with it, but I'd rather have a set of tools.

    I don't do SHTF or survivalist scenarios, guns to me are a collecting hobby and SD necessity, so diversity makes my world go round.
     
  7. rondog

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    I suppose Brad's entitled to his opinion, but so are we. But telling all of us what we need is rather pretentious, yes? I've got more guns than I can put in the back passenger area of my pickup, and have to load for about a dozen calibers, but I need every damn one of 'em!
     
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    That 12 gauge would ruin too much meat on a Squirrel. That's why I use a .22 and head shot the little tree rats.
     
  9. mnrivrat

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    I got by for a number of years with a 19" barreled Mossberg 500 in 20ga.

    Yes - your right . Just like the folks that settled this land , a single smooth bore gun was all that was needed. Today, folks forgot the difference between needs and wants. Reminders are coming, but until then , I got a few more than I used to have.
     
  10. Frank Ettin

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    Depends on what one wants to do. Sure a 12 gauge, 870 with a 18 to 20 inch barrel will do a lot of things decently enough -- sort of. But --

    • I have a few pistols that are much more useful when I can legally carry, and want to carry, in public a gun concealed for self defense.

    • When I was actively shooting ATA trap competitive, my trap gun was a much better choice.

    • When I want to help teach a beginner to shoot, my .22 pistol and my .22 rifle are more useful.

    • When I'm hunting pheasant, I love the way my SxS mounts and swings.

    • And of course an 870 is completely useless for USPSA (except the shotgun leg of 3-gun), IDPA or Cowboy Action Shooting.
     
  11. Warp

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    If I could only have one gun it would probably be a Glock 19. It would definitely be a pistol. I am not about to try and carry a long gun around with me.

    You might only need the shotgun, but that is you...not necessarily anybody else.
     
  12. Telekinesis

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    Umm... How about the ability to defend yourself outside of your home?

    My one and only gun for a while was a defensive pistol. A Sig 228. No, I couldn't drop a bird with it, but personally I'm much more concerned with my ability to stop someone attacking me than my ability to get food by hunting.

    I want to see someone concealing a 18" shotgun in shorts and a t-shirt. Not gona happen. But you can rest assured that I can do that with my pistol. And one more thing that gives an edge to the pistol: its easier to hide. Little things like this are important for those still living with roommates or in apartments (and those without CCW permits). Walk out the door with a long gun case and everyone knows that you've got a shotgun/rifle. Walk out with a backpack or a laptop case and no one has a clue.

    mnrivrat: I think the needs are changing. When the west was being settled, someone could walk outside with a long gun and the most they'd probably get asked would be "good afternoon, sir. Going hunting?" Try that in a city today. While it is probably still legal, there is a very good chance that you're at least going to get hassled by LEOs. When your neighbor is likely to call the cops on you, discretion becomes a necessity.

    My other guns right now are two combat style rifles, and hopefully another combat type pistol soon. No shotgun in sight. I do have access to one through friends and family should I go hunting or trap shooting, but I don't have any immediate need for one in my personal collection. To say it is the ONLY gun that anyone needs is a bit presumptuous. Especially on a board full of gun collectors/shooters.
     
  13. Shimitup

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    Blasphemy!
     
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    Heresy.
    He knows better. So blasphemy is the wrong term.
    HERESY!
     
  15. X-JaVeN-X

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    Well by that great thought process, then I don't "need" any gun. I can buy any food I need at the store and have the police to protect me right?

    Just because our ancestors only used a single gun doesn't mean they wouldn't of had more if they had the option. Times have changed a lot since then, and honestly, not taking advantage of the technology and options we currently have is just asinine.
     
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    It would seem you have hit the hornets nest with a shovel, friend.

    Also, if I needed one gun, and it was a shotgun, it'd most definitely be a Mossberg :D
     
  17. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    Obvious troll is obvious.
     
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