If you had to choose

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by airlink, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. airlink

    airlink New Member

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    Here is a question for you all. If you could only have two firearms, one rifle and one pistol, what would be the best ones? I think I would pick an AR Type 223 and a SW MP9. One factor to look at is ammo availability.
     
  2. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    M14 and 1911.
     

  3. Samhain

    Samhain New Member

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    I'm with you on the AR Type .223, but I love my S&W M&P .40
    ammo availability I know, I just like that .40 better then any 9mm I have ever shot.
     
  4. Chester

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    I'll take an AK47 and a S&W 44 MAG.
     
  5. teknoid

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    S&W .357/.38 and Marlin 1894 .357/.38 lever gun.

    Ammo interchangeable, and enough power to get the job done.
     
  6. Righteous

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  7. GDS

    GDS New Member

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    Mak 90 and a Israli made D.E. in .44 or .357
     
  8. Dgunsmith

    Dgunsmith New Member

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    Given those perameters: Military police Cal for "replacement" ammo availability

    Pistol: 1911 45acp

    Rifle: AR in 223/5.56 rem
     
  9. jeepcreep927

    jeepcreep927 New Member

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    Just to have or for armegeddon -survival- defensive -do all- type stuff? A ruger 10/22 with a ton of ammo and high cap mags and a 6 inch GP100 .357 magnum.
     
  10. 1928A1

    1928A1 New Member

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    having to choose

    AR10 in .308win. and s&w mod. 327 (.357, 8 shot)
     
  11. Boris

    Boris New Member

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    Hhmm.......LIAI and GP35:rolleyes:
     
  12. RONSERESURPLUS

    RONSERESURPLUS New Member

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    If I had to choose?

    Hello all


    Ron L = SERESURPLUS



    If I had to choose, and I do:

    1. Maddi Copy of AK-47 in Semi

    2. M1911A1

    3. BHP in 9MM

    OH, thats right, thats what I carry and use now! LOL
     
  13. 1928A1

    1928A1 New Member

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    Boris that would be a good second choice, I like powerfull rifles and the russkies in Afghanistan found they could never get within range of a .303 lee enfield with their AK's (2000yds and 300 yds respectively) even with their gunships they still lost. I shoot a P38 in 9mm. it has plenty of kick but I don't find that anything matches a good revolver for accuracy. I shall try to continue finding out, whenever I get the chance. (I've a smith mod 19 .357 one of my cheapest guns but its the one I take to bed with me.).
     
  14. moviezombie

    moviezombie New Member

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    +1

    movie zombie
     
  15. Boris

    Boris New Member

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    With air pollution I doubt whether we could see 1000 yards in places these days mate. I have just acquired the L1A1 so it's my favourite at the moment. Ask me in a couple of months I will likely have something else in mind. I use a Glock 17, Brno CZ75B (love it), Sig 210, Colt Gold Cup, SP101 and S&W 581..
    The trouble is I am up to my limit of 7. I would like a M1 Garand to plink with but I will have to have one with the 30.06 short and butchered clip reducing the magazine capacity.... I'm not too keen on that........
     
  16. 1928A1

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    I never thought 7 guns would be a problem after leaving the U.K. this place is paradise. Is the M1 Garand so good ? would'nt you rather a 1916 BSA Mk1 no.4 smle which had fought. everyone to their own I suppose but if you can say what the Garand has for a brit I could probably want one too. What do you think about created calbers like 303 sporting, 308 ESP etcetera to get guns from cat 1 to cat 5 are they basterdised or is it o.k.?. I would really like to hear your thoughts on this mate.
     
  17. kirby62

    kirby62 New Member

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    I wish I could narrow it down to only 2. Hey guys will are you talking bout I'm at my limit of 7?
     
  18. Boris

    Boris New Member

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    Well your right, one must be grateful, I really would like a circa 14/18 vintage SMLE MK111 to shoot classic rifle with, but having reached my limit for Cat. 1 I am going to have to look at it. I will be at the club today and will try and find out a little more, they seem popular with collectors. I guess reloading will be a nightmare..... The other slight problem is that I have applied to join the British Alpine Rifles, who still shoot in the UK (Bisley) and in Switzerland and number of times in the year.

    I really would like to shoot the classic rifle (hence the SMLE) which states in the rules 'rifles produced prior to 1945'. They might not be too keen on a change in the chambering, however to slight, I would also imagine that the magazine capacity would also have to be restricted to 2/3 rounds.

    Kirby: We are both in France and all firearms here are registered and the laws are somewhat complicated, but to try and make it simple. Weapons are split up into categories 1 to 10. Firearms in Cat.1 are all centrefire semi-automatic pistols not withstanding calibre. Revolvers of military calibre. All rifles of military calibre, all semi-automatic rifles with magazine capacity of more than 3 rounds. Pump shotguns (considered by the police services here as particulary dangerous here fall into this catagory)..... 1928A1 have I left anything out?...................

    Anyway over here you are only allowed 7 firearms in this category, which if you are a keen shooter, as are we all, it can cramp your style a little. But 1928A1 is right I am extremely grateful to be here to carry on shooting, we where a lot worse off in the UK..................:)
     
  19. 1928A1

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    I think you summed up the important part Boris. We could also add that we can have up to twelve licensed guns but at least five have to be rimfire (so .22LR I suppose) in that case and also the oddity of non military calibre long guns only needing to be declared and not licensed, so .300 winch. magnum is declaration but .223 and .308 have to be licensed.( so you can have a Rem 700 full sniper spec. if you avoid the mil calires without a license but an old .303 lee enfield needs a licence likewise an M1 unless you have it altered) I think the 3 shot limit for declared guns applies only to semi autos and that bolt guns are not limited,unless you hunt with them. :eek: So (for the info of those abroad who might be interested)we have the oddity of shortening the chambers of military rifles by about 1/8 of an inch to create a new calibre which doesn't need a licence but you then usually have to make your own ammo.
    iwould also be interested in shooting classic rifles if you could update me on what's involved, there's a range for full bore nr Angouleme buts that's a bit away and I've still not found out what's involved.
     
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  20. pioneer461

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    Teknoid & Moviezombie, I agree with your choices of lever gun and powerful revolver in same caliber. I like those choices over semi-autos for reliability and ammo interchangeability. I'd go with .357 mag.