One gun

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by LaineC, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. LaineC

    LaineC New Member

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    If you could only have 1 gun, any gun ever made, what would it be? Why?
     
  2. Georgiahunter

    Georgiahunter New Member

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    12 Gauge pump action. Reliable, and with the right ammo, can kill most game in NA.
    (the pump action in question is a Remington 870.)
     

  3. camaro_five0

    camaro_five0 New Member

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    M14 or M1A. A perfect rifle for hunting, protection, durability, and zombie killing!
     
  4. demon_stare7

    demon_stare7 New Member

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    Any one gun.... I'd probably go with a Ruger 10/22. No reason in particular.

    What to put..
     
  5. paintsplat

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    have to think about that one, so many guns, so many pretty guns. :D
     
  6. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Ruger AC556. Think mini 14 with a joy switch. Cheap milsurp ammo friendly, uses the same mags as my mini, and will fire .223 rem. or 5.56 mm.
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Georgia nailed it. 870 pump, 12 g. Anything from doves to deer to zombies at the back door. Reliable, powerful, versatile, durable.
     
  8. paintsplat

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    saiga 12. 20rd clip. lots of firepower
     
  9. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    My 8+1 Mossberg 590 (not A1) with SpeedFeed +4 stock as well as its custom Polychoke.
     
  10. Trez

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    Medusa... 'nuff said... :cool:
     
  11. TLuker

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    One gun?: I don't know and I've been asking myself that same question for way to long.:confused:
     
  12. 007BondJamesBond007

    007BondJamesBond007 New Member

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    My 870. Best all around gun.
     
  13. rifleman1

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    well i know you asked one gun im gonna give two answers though a long gun would be ruger 10/22,now for a hand gun would be my glock 19.
     
  14. Bear304inc

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    My chioce if only one,,,, Id have to agree with several others here, it would have to go with the unstoppable 870 Remington 12 gauge pump....
     
  15. Marthor

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    Well, I've really been thinking about this recently. I pondered and pondered about balancing self-defense with hunting. I just about came to the conclusion that I should carry two guns with my bug-out gear. One 22LR for small game and another one for self-defense and big game.

    I just had an epiphany though and realized that my Remington 870 can do both perfectly, just carry different shells. Then I looked at this thread and see that several people already figured it out.

    Remington 870 it is for "one gun"! :D
     
  16. 007BondJamesBond007

    007BondJamesBond007 New Member

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    I ask my wife the question on one gun. She said 870. She said home defense 870, small game 870, turkey 870, ducks and geese 870, deer 870. No brainier.
     
  17. JonM

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    I keep askimg myself what one gun if i could have just one. Got a whole safe full now. At some poimt i may have to stop thinking about what one gun i would pick....
     
  18. hiwall

    hiwall Active Member

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    one gun would be a 22 for me. maybe my Win model 75
     
  19. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    What are the parameters? Is it one gun for shtf or one gun for general use? If shtf, what kind? Few people left or marauding BGs?
    General use: 357 revolver. Versatile and concealable.
    Few people left: 22 rifle. Light weight, ammo light weight, fairly quiet and accurate. Preferably suppressed.
    Marauding BGs: 12 gauge. Versatile and nasty out to 50 yards or more with slugs.
     
  20. TLuker

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    12ga Range

    I see a lot of votes for the 12 ga., and understand why, but I just don't think I could give up the range of a rifle for 12 ga.? Not to mention less ammo because of the weight and size. I have no idea what one rifle I would go with but it would be a rifle.

    I think I've finally decided on my mini 14. Lots of ammo, can take most game, can put plenty of rounds down range quick, and good to about 400 yards. I think that would be the one gun. :)