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What to keep on my boat?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by 9MilMan, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. 9MilMan

    9MilMan Milwaukie Active Member

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    What would you keep (semi-permanently) on a boat (high humidity environment), Stainless revolver? Would you trust an auto for extended storage on a boat? Of course, I'll always have whatever I'm carrying that day.

    Also, does anyone know the laws on keeping a handgun on a boat? I'm speaking of a boat moored in Oregon and sailed on the Columbia river.

    Thanks
     
  2. m'kay13

    m'kay13 Boardman, OR Member

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    Ruger P89

    A guy i worked with in Alaska carried one every day for three seasons and never had a hiccup. For those of you that wonder about his choice of carry, he did fire his gun once against a bear . . . and it worked! Well, he had a yearling bear following him for about .25 miles and fired a shot in the air and the bear took off.
     
  3. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I always loved those Winchester Stainless Marine shotguns. Very shiny. Glocks are very good knockabout pistols in terms of corrosion resistance. Also, if you get the 17 with the special firing pin cups, you can shoot it underwater...:) You still have to keep the springs and stuff lubricated but a stainless pistol is more tolerant of neglect. YMMV
     
  4. tattoo

    tattoo NorthWest Active Member

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    A Taurus stubby revolver in stainless. 38 or 357. (cheaper than a Smith Wesson, but still a great revolver) Oil it up real good, stick it in a zip lock bag and stow it somewhere handy. :)
     
  5. skud_dusty

    skud_dusty Salem, OR Active Member

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    You can buy maritime firing pin cups right here:
    http://www.ghostinc.com/product/GHO_MSC/Ghost_Maritime_Spring_Cups.html

    I'd suggest a Glock as well. If you'd only worried about 2 legged predators I'd suggest a .45. If you think you might have to deal with the 4 legged variety might as well go with the 10mm:thumbup:
     
  6. rodell

    rodell Newcastle, WA Active Member

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    I keep mine in a VCI bag - it is sealed and prevents rust. They are available for handguns or long arms.

    Shotguns are the most practical - a 20 gauge can be loaded with rubber balls, slugs, and any of a number of other things, lethal or not.

    Handguns are convenient.

    The laws are the same as a car.

    Bob
     
  7. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Is your boat secure? I always thought that boats were theft targets due to the equipment they had on board.
     
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    thelendog Milwaukie Member

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    i'd definitely go with the winchester marine!
     
  9. 9MilMan

    9MilMan Milwaukie Active Member

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    Thanks for the ideas. I also thought about theft, although I think the marina is pretty secure. I'll probably just put a revolver in a kit that I always take with me and not leave it on board.
     
  10. Wenis

    Wenis Tri-Cities, WA Member

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    I know Benelli makes the Nova H20 pump shotgun, but can't speak to it's performance
     
  11. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    With all the meth heads out there i wouldn't leave a gun on your boat.
     
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  12. Southridge

    Southridge Orting WA. Member

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    Keep it in a Pelican case and and you can have anything you choose.
     
  13. Spad

    Spad Kennewick,WA, the desert side Active Member

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    I have an AR explorer a .22 that is a survival rifle. It is a compact rifle that the barrel fits inside the stock and is waterproof and it floats. Used to take that along when ever I sailed. I would say a good single action Ruger in S/S carried in a waterproof case also is an alternative. The Ruger is all stainless and you can shoot some Bo-Shield on it for added protection. Just remember when sailing the San juans don't go into Canada, they will take your guns away.Spad
     
  14. SheepDog223

    SheepDog223 Salem Well-Known Member

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    AK-47 or an AR-15. + side arm. At least 500 rnds of mag'd ammo. Because if a fight happenes your already playing catchup, and you don't want to play that game with a six shot wheel gun.

    But that's me. I choose weapons based on what I'd want if a fight happened and not what can I get away with because a fight probably wont happen.
     
  15. Wenis

    Wenis Tri-Cities, WA Member

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    A buddy and I were floating down a river in SE Washington, in a little 10 ft aluminum boat fishing for bass, when out of the tall weeds were were shot at with a shot gun. Two shots rang out and we knew they were in our direction from the pellets hitting the water around us. Completely unprovoked and still to this day, we never saw them or why we were shot at.

    Wish I had a gun that day, but the likelihood of tipping that boat was pretty high, especially on the rapid section of the river.