G26 + 1911+ 870 Do I NEED anything else?

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    G26 + 1911+ 870 Do I NEED anything else?

    My current defensive setup is a Glock 26 for carry, a Colt series 80 1911 on the night stand and a Remington 870 close by. Recently I was thinking about what my next purchase as I have a "Extra Pay Check" coming up. The thing is this... When I buy a gun I don't really "Need" I always end up selling it a few months later as gun's I don't need tend to not get much of a work out at the range so I don't see the use so I sell them.

    My current threesome seems to cover a lot of the bases that I need covered. I divide possible scenarios into 5 categories. A defensive shooting outside of the home (Covered by my EDC the Glock 26). A defensive shooting inside of the home (Covered by my nightstand the colt 1911 or Remington 870). Defending my home or self after a natural disaster (Covered by the 1911 and 870). Zombie Outbreak (Yes, this is a joke...Kind of... Covered by the 1911 and the 870) and last and most un-likely is a invasion of the United states by a foreign power.

    The last is really the only thing I feel I'll equipped to handle because of my lack of a semi auto rifle. Luckily it is also the most un-likely to happen. I have been considering a kel tec sub 2000 in 9mm to fill the role of "Urban rifle" as I already carry a 9mm glock and if I decide to change out my night stand gun to a Glock 17 (which I have given some thought to) all my mags would be interchangeable from my CC to my nightstand gun to my pistol cal. carbine. I guess what I am trying to figure out is if a semi auto rifle in a true rifle cartridge (5.56) is really "needed". While it may be fun anything that sits in my safe without getting fired on a regular basis generally goes bye bye. I know that a Kel-Tec sub 2000 in 9mm if going to max out around 100 yards but I also know that even in a urban warfare scenario I doubt I would be engaging anything outside of that. In addition a Ar-15 doesn't have the benefit of sharing both mags AND ammo with my EDC and possible next night stand gun.

    So long story short... What do ya think?
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    You need to get rid of that plastic gun.




    OK just kidding. Yes a true rifle cartridge will make a big difference.
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    I think you should buy the Kel-Tec...




    then sell it to me in 6 months.


    Seriously, having the interchangeable mags and ammo is a definite plus.

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    A .22 LR plinker.
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    Ammo! Lots and lots of ammo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thanis View Post
    A .22 LR plinker.
    Or something like a .223 for plinking and longer range self defense.
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    Ammo! Lots and lots of ammo.
    That, or reloading equipment and lots of supplies.
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    Based on your perceived needs, I think you are fine. The 870, properly set up and with the right ammo will do more than the sub 2000 at your max intended distance.

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    Another 1911 of course, this time a series 70 type.
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    How about a snubbie for a BUG?

    Or, how about an AK? Gotta be prepared for those zombies
    Trust in God and keep your powder dry

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    a ruger 10/22 rifle and a ruger mark II/III pistol.
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    Two more---Ruger 10-22 and something in .223!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jyo View Post
    Two more---Ruger 10-22 and something in .223!
    This.

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    Everybody needs a wheel gun just because they're awesome... then for your collection you need a rifle of some sort, preferably 3. An AR or AK for fast shots, a 22 lr for plinking, and a bigger 30 caliber bolt action for hunting or long range zombie defense.

    I don't think these fit exactly into your stated requirements... but a nice semi auto pistol that isn't a 1911, a 1911, a revolver, a 22 lr, an AK or AR, a long range 30 cal or greater, and a shotgun are all on my list of needs.
    Just one more for me and my NEEDS list will be filled.
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    I think a logical case can be made for a 22lr and a combat rifle of some sorts.

    A 22 is a staple of any survivalist, ammo is cheap and easy to stock in large quantity. A 22 in skilled hands can do just about anything you ask it to. They also get you more trigger time as they are a fraction of the cost to shoot.

    The AK/AR or whatever kind speaks for itself.
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    A 5 shot for a BUG with your 1911 or G26
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