If you were deserted on an unknown island???

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by Big-Nasty, May 27, 2012.

  1. Big-Nasty

    Big-Nasty New Member

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    If you were deserted on an unknown island what one firearm would you carry if you had the choice. You have unlimited mags, ammo, but no cleaning gear.
     
  2. Zombiegirl

    Zombiegirl New Member

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    My Smith & Wesson M & P 15-22. Holds 25 and doesn't get too dirty.
     

  3. PlaysWithZombies

    PlaysWithZombies New Member

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    Mossberg 500. Birdshot for smaller prey, and if you're "lucky" enough to be on an island with larger prey you've got buckshot or slugs. And it's a very low maintenance firearm.
     
  4. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    If I have to chose from one I already own, it would be my .357 magnum revolver.

    As for any gun, I guess it would have to be a shotgun, though I'm not too good at shooting them.
     
  5. Shoobee

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    Bow and arrows, since there are no ammo supply stores on a deserted island.
     

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  6. 94browninghunt

    94browninghunt New Member

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    Shoobee, smart thinking, I'd easily pick a bow too, a recurve!

    Firearm: remington 870 shotgun :)
     
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  7. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    I think I could get by without a firearm. Can I choose Ginger or Mary Ann instead?
     
  8. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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  9. Shoobee

    Shoobee New Member

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    A firearm would do you little good because eventually you are going to run out of ammo.
     
  10. Shoobee

    Shoobee New Member

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    I don't have a convenient photo of my recurve. It breaks down however into a convenient carrying pack, about the size of a typical coat hanger, with the limbs splitting off the bridge, for travel. The 3 major parts fit together within a convenient carrying case. I can only hope that I would have it with me were I to be stranded somewhere.

    More likely I would need to build a bow out of bootlaces and stone tools and wood.
     
  11. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    If we are going to play Robison Crusoe, then a pump shotgun. The biggest thing I would be likely to find on an island is feral pig, or feral human.

    OTOH, anything made by Glock or High Point. Would not be long before someone would just HAVE to stop by, and tell me what a poor choice of guns I had made, and I would be rescued.
     
  12. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    This is a hypothetical situation and per the OP, YOU HAVE UNLIMITED MAGS AND AMMO. It's fictitious. Not real. Not realistic. Not even possible. But for the sake of argument, you WILL NOT RUN OUT OF AMMO.

    Me, I'll go with either a Mossberg 500 or a Remington 870.
     
  13. Vincine

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  14. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    pump shotgun with birdshot, buckshot and flareshot! just in case there's a passing ship!:D
     
  15. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I am in agreement with the 870. It will do all jobs any other single firearm will do. Other firearms "specialize" in performance and can surpass the 870 in individual tasks, but the shotgun will put food on the table and keep the boogie men away from the table.
     
  16. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

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    Oh, I didn't know there was such a thing. I'd like to change my choice please. ;)
     
  17. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    I have to go with my 870. Great gun.
     
  18. Georgiahunter

    Georgiahunter New Member

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    How about a water gun! You can't drink salt water and if there is no source of fresh water you'll get dehydrated. With a water gun and unlimited supply of fresh water I'm set!
     
  19. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    And we have a winner!
     
  20. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Vincine- yep. Like these.

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