I have long thought that there was much to be had by having a system of systems approach for my defensive firearms needs.
That is a $100 way of saying I want one ammunition in my long and short guns.
So when I built my AR I used a CAVARMS lower so that I could convert to .45ACP using grease gun mags, of course the best solution is to have a long and short gun that use the same mags i.e. beretta storm and noone makes a mag block that uses my XD mags yet.
So then I thought, my primary house gun has been and probably always will be a wheelgun so what long gun can I use to match that?
Then I caught a thread on another site talking about a lever scout, and I said "PERFECT"
So what do y'all think about a .357 lever gun set up like the picture (more or less), probably with an Aimpoint T1 instead of the longer scope. Probably a marlin 1894CP (maybe not the ported one). I might be convinced to do a .45COLT, but I am thinking that in a SHTF situation that every backwoods corner store has .38s and .357s on the shelf.
I have an older winchester thuty thuty that was the house gun when I lived in the woods in bear country (small bears), but I would never think of modding it with a rail and optics and other stuff. Its too nice in original configuration.
Anyway, help me out. Good idea, good execution? or which way should I go?