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Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by Southridge, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. Southridge

    Southridge Orting WA. Member

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    If you didn't have any time but just enough to grab just one gun.what would be and why ?
     
  2. emanon

    emanon SE Portland, Oregon Member

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    Probably the Glock 19 I am almost always carrying anyway. ;)
     
  3. Southridge

    Southridge Orting WA. Member

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    because you have the time to grab the one of your choice.
    either a pistol or rifle, I think my choice is going to be my Sig P220
     
  4. Mr.510

    Mr.510 Belfair Washington Member

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    My Saiga .308. It's got enough power to kill anything that breaths air. It's compact as it's a 16" carbine with a folding stock. It's rugged, reliable, and as close to maintenance-free as battle rifles get. It has a chrome-lined barrel and no exposed bare metal or blued parts to rust. It's finished with black paint over Parkerizing. If I grab this gun I don't need to bring a hammer for my tent stakes. ;) It's a Russian-built AKM after all.

    All that said, hopefully I'd already have my XD45C on. It goes on with my pants so unless I'm fleeing in my underwear or bathrobe I already have my .45 on.

    If I can only have one or the other I'll take the XD. I'm not bugging anywhere but may need to get from Seattle to Belfair or visa versa and there are weapons at both locations when I get there. I think the XD would be more useful in the truck. With my spinal damage I'm not walking 70 miles, ever. :(
     
  5. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Well, if things are bad enough to where I only had time enough to grab just one rifle, and whatever ammo I could stuff in my pockets, I suppose a .22 like my 10/22. I could reasonably stuff several thousand rounds in my coat and pants pockets and I'd be able to run and hide (no armchair Rambo here) without being encumbered to the point of immobility. Several thousand rounds of ammo will allow a person to subsist hunt daily for several years taking quail, pigeon, duck, squirrel, etc without destroying most of the meat that a larger round would.

    I carry a 5-shot .22 magnum revolver but since its only effective use is self defense within maybe 10 yards, its much too limited for me to consider as an only gun.

    Keith
     
  6. .45's and .38's

    .45's and .38's Happy Valley OR Well-Known Member

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    Grab one for what? That makes a huge difference. I'd grab a AK 47.
     
  7. Blacryan

    Blacryan Salem, OR Member

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    Only 1 gun? i'd probably grab my Plasma rifle... In the 40watt range.

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    That or possibly this.
     
  8. hsullyc

    hsullyc North coast,Nehalem,OR Member

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    Savage 410/22wmr over under.
     
  9. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    FN-F'n-FAL!
     
  10. littlecars

    littlecars tacoma wa Member

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    my marlin 39a. 22LR. fun to shoot!!!
     
  11. servingu

    servingu Vancouver (not BC) WA (not DC) Member

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    my 12 gage, slugs, buck and bird ammo. the only thing it cant do is shoot the fishing line out in the lake like i see on tv.
     
  12. smonk

    smonk Oregon Member

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    Different circumstances would dictate different choices. In this thread I suppose survival is key. That being said I think a bolt action .223 would be a good choice.............The ammo is small enough to carry in quantity, it's very accurate and it's powerful enough to hunt a lot of different game in a pinch.
     
  13. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    I think I would choose my 12 gauge.
     
  14. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    As was said before, the circumstances would dictate for me what would be the best to grab. Am I bugging out into the woods behind my house to escape and evade a threat outside coming down my driveway? Or am I grabbing things to toss into the car quick to hit the road from a threat that hasnt hit my driveway yet?

    Either way I'd likely grab my Beretta 96, an extra mag, put a couple hundred rounds in my Camelback with whats already in there and fly out the door. I realize it's not the best thing to procure animals for food, but my priority would be defending my family first, figuring out food later. I can hunt with my Beretta if I have to, but I can also conceal it if need be, defend my family, etc. without overloading myself.
     
  15. ricsha

    ricsha Oregon Coast - Lincoln City Member

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    Only ONE... tough question, but if the SHTF I'd grab my 12 gauge too. Works for protection, food gathering... Hard to carry concealed, though.
     
  16. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Am I heading into town to hunt zombies? An AR-15.

    Am I bugging out into the woods for weeks or months or years to live? My Remington Nylon 66 .22 rifle.
     
  17. dario541

    dario541 medford, or 97504 Member

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    After thinking it over, I guess I'd grab my Model 98 German Mauser in 8MM. It has been sporterized somewhat but still has the original military barrel. I would use European made military ammo (has close to 30-06 performance) plus a few Remington hunting rounds (have 30-30 performance). This old warhorse is tough and "been there, done that"!
     
  18. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Geez, is that a Lahti or a Soluthurn?

    jj
     
  19. ar57

    ar57 Independence Member

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    Ahh!!! that's when my Queen comes to play, olympic OA-93
     
  20. Southridge

    Southridge Orting WA. Member

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    The deal is you have to choose just one gun for what ever scenario you think of.
    there really is no wrong gun to choose, but for you to pick the one most well rounded gun you would be the most comfortable with.
    Since you only have one.