What are the top 5 guns you think everyone should own?

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  1. Wenis

    Wenis Member

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    Keep the limit to just five, but be as specific or general as you want.

    My list:

    1) Ruger 10/22
    2) AR-15 (.223)
    3) 1911 (.45)
    4) Remington 870 (12g.)
    5) Springfield M1A (.308)
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    1 remmington 870
    2 Marlin 39A
    3 S&W 2206
    4 AR-15
    5 7mm mag
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    General:

    .22 - preferably a rifle - 10/22 is about perfect

    Intermediate caliber semi-automatic rifle - AR, AK, whatever...

    Handgun in common caliber - whatever floats your boat really

    12 gauge shotgun - 870 or 500/590 are clearly the top choices here

    .308 rifle - MBR, precision semi- or bolt, again whatever works.



    Specific:

    10/22

    16" AR (midlength) with at least a light, preferably an optic.

    GLOCK 19

    Remington 870

    Knight's SASS or LaRue OSR.... I only dream of both so its hard to say...
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    1. 1911
    2. AR15
    3. 870
    4. Marlin 39A Mountie
    5. Remington 700 in 308
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    Sweet, Im not the only one who thinks a 39a is better than a 10/22.
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    That's a pretty good list, although I would change #5 to an AK.

    Gotta have an AK in there somewheres;)
  7. Wenis

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    I struggled with #5, but the AR15 won over the AK47 for me, so I went with something for a little more oomph.
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    1911
    Mossberg 500 or Rem 870
    S&W 686
    S&W 29 or 629
    10/22 or marlin 60
  9. tionico

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    1911 type
    shotgun, 12 or 10 bore, auto or pump
    lightweight autoloading rifle, .22, .223, perhaps even .243
    heavier autoloading rifle in something common, about .30 cal,,,, .30-06, 308, 7.62 NATO
    long range high powered rifle, bolt action.. 7mm Rem Mag, .300 WSM

    my own choices in these types:

    Kimber .45 ACP and S&W .40 S&W
    Ruger 10/22 long rifle (not carbine).. am wanting a Mini 14 Ranch
    Savage 12 bore pump, and a Browning ten bore pump
    Browning BAR in .30-06, have FN AR heavy in .308 on the way
    (if I ever come across the right M1 Garand in .308 or .30-06, I'd buy it as well)
    Sako 7mm Rem Mag bolt, and Tikka T-3 in .300 WSM

    Next project is laying in the hay to feed these beasts..... and the longer I wait the harder it is to find the ammo for these. Still looking for that deal on the Ruger Mini 14... or something else close to it, though I'm not sure what that might be. I am tending to stay away from the "black and ugly" arms, mainly because of the erroneous political hype surrounding them, but also because I just prefer the feel and fit of the more "traditional" arms, the new FN AR on the way being the exception. If I find the Garand and really like it, and don't find the FN AR to be as comfortable and handy as I expect it to be, I"ll likely sell the FN and keep the M1......
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    1. a 22lr-pistol or rifle. as cheap as they are both maybe
    2. midpower carbine-take your pick. mini 14-30-ar-ak-sks-92/94
    3. pistol.-revolver or auto in any caliber the owner is comfoltable practicing with.
    4. scoped full caliber rifle-any hunting rifle will do in about any caliber
    5. shotgun-unless you have a physical limitation a 12ga.
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    1. Mossberg 500 or Remington 870
    2. Ruger 10/22
    3. SW65 .357
    4. Marlin 1894C .357
    5. Scoped .308 caliber rifle
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    Remington 870
    Ar15
    Remingtom Nylon 66 (the thing has lasted me 25 years and several hundred thousand rounds of ammo)
    4 inch 1911 in 45
    any heavy barreled 308 or bigger bolt action
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    If society fell apart and I had to head for the hills with just one gun, it would be a Remington Nylon 66 .22 LR. The gun is indestructible, weatherproof and I could carry a couple thousand rounds of ammo. I don't have a very high opinion of the 10/22 - the one's I've fired tended to jamb. Maybe that's just my bad luck. ??

    For around the house, normal use:

    1. Remington Nylon 66.
    2. Sig 229
    3. 870 12 gauge.
    4. AR-15
    5. Good brand 30.06 or .308 bolt action. (Pre 64 Win, Rem BDL, Ruger M77...)

    Now, may I please add five more? :)
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    Ha - you posted while I was typing. Another for the nylon 66...:)
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    1. Ruger 10/22
    2. AR-15 - pick your upper
    3. M1911A1 (or pick a good 9mm if the .45 ACP is too much for you)
    4. M1 Garand
    5. Shotgun - .12 guague preferable if you can handle it - pump action - large capacity
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    1) Ruger 10/22
    2) AR-10 or Siaga 308
    3) 1911 (.45)
    4) Any 12 gauge if I had the money I'd get a Saiga 12
    5) 45 acp carbine of your choice. Choices are very limited.

    Might want to add a solid hunting rifle to the mix as well but the Saiga or AR-10 will work just fine with a 5 round Mag.

    I'm personally missing number 5 but I'm still looking for it at a price I can afford.
  17. Trlsmn

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    I made the first list general because personal preference is key

    9mm Pistol your choice
    AR15
    AK74
    Pump Shotty
    .308 of your choice

    The 5 (favorite) I own that fits the topic and my preferences.

    XD9sc
    AR15
    Bulgy Krink
    Mossy 500 12
    AR10
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    general

    .45 or .40
    AR-15
    12 guage
    .280 or higher bolt action rifle with a good scope
    Ruger 10/22 for the smaller stalkers
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    I've had one since my 8th birthday... So maybe I might be a bit bias'd;) And yes I'm over 40 so I've had it a while... I have a 10/22 also but I love my Marlin and use my 10/22. They are not in the same leage!