For the handgun, it's my 1911. For a long gun, I have four choices: a Mini 14, a scoped 1917 Eddystone, a Mossberg 500 with an 18.5" barrel and a 10/22.
The Mini could handle relatively short range and food gathering. The Eddystone could handle long range, and the Mossberg would be for up close and personal. I would leave the 10/22 buried somewhere.
If there was a bunch of humping involved, the Mini is my choice. Obviously, for stand off shooting from a fixed position, the 1917 works. The shotgun would be for a last ditch/CQB situation.
It will all depend on how things unfold, how much time there is and if I have any latitude to even have choices.
I'm sixty years old and I don't plan on doing much running and hiding.
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Last edited by CA357; 07-29-2010 at 12:29 AM.