July 17th, 2008 02:23 PM
All the Guns You Should Own...
Ok, I ran a search and was surprised not to find something similar to this. Mods feel free to move/delete/whatever if this is a duplicate.
Here's my question:
In order to be truly prepared for just about everything, what firearms should one have?
My list (so far):
AR-15 (AK47?) style rifle
.50 BMG rifle
Any others I missed?
July 17th, 2008 02:26 PM
I'm at a loss why a BMG is necessary... sure they are fun and all that; but most people can't see far enough in any direction let alone be able to shoot anything with one.
I would feel that a good old fashioned 22LR is far more important that a BMG in any collection.
July 17th, 2008 02:33 PM
In that order. Reloading equipment would be a huge plus.
July 17th, 2008 02:40 PM
I second the 22LR, in both rifle and pistol. You just can't beat them for both practice and if you need to hunt for food.
I also question the .50 bmg, like Sixto said, not many people can shoot them for thier worth.
I agree with the carry pistol, the 12 gauge, assuming you can shoot the 12 over a 16, or 20 gauge. My wife is much better the other than with a 12.
I prefer the 30.06 to the .308, simply because that is what I have, but they are so similar ballistically it really doesn't matter to me.
I can do without the AR/AK platform, they have their purpose, but I don't have one for them.
I would add a magnum powered handgun to the list, many uses for them depending on where you live.
Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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July 17th, 2008 02:43 PM
I'm thinking everything from target shooting to the end of the world as we know it. That's why I included a .50.
In order to be truly prepared for just about anything.
July 17th, 2008 02:46 PM
I'm not saying its a bad idea to have one, but I'd much rather spend the funds elsewhere for A shtf collection.
Originally Posted by agentmel
July 17th, 2008 02:55 PM
I'd love a .50, but i would rather trust my survival to an AK/AR and a .22 then a .50.
if the poop ever hit the fan, a .50 around my area is useless...i'd go with an AK anyday....much more portable.
Let's Roll - Todd Beamer
July 17th, 2008 02:58 PM
Originally Posted by agentmel
I'll add 120mm smooth bore with armored transportation and aiming system.
"Wise people learn when they can; fools learn when they must." - The Duke of Wellington
July 17th, 2008 03:32 PM
I almost forgot... a good quality air rifle, such as a Sheridan/RWS etc.
Reason being is the lesson I learned as a kid, you can hunt just about anywhere with a good air rifle, and nobody is the wiser. We used to hunt right in our own heavily wooded neighbor hood often, and never once got a complaint... because they didn't know we were doing it. This could be super handy if SHTF, or just for pest control around the house.
July 17th, 2008 03:34 PM
+1 on the airgun...good idea. just as effective as a .22 and you can carry a lot of ammo.
Originally Posted by SIXTO
Let's Roll - Todd Beamer
July 17th, 2008 03:57 PM
July 17th, 2008 04:06 PM
Mine would be based on how easy it would be to find/make the ammo:
- .357 Revolver (one for every adult in the household)
- .22 Rifle (larger tube or mag capacity is best)
- 12 Gauge Shotgun (with chokes for bird shot and slugs)
- 30.06 Rifle (bolt action for accuracy)
July 17th, 2008 04:55 PM
So far I have:
9mm/.357SIG Handgun (extra barrel allows this)
.380 LCP for BUG
Looks like I need the shotty now! One quick thought: there is something to be said about having a Glock and different barrels. For example, I can carry my Glock G33 in .357SIG, and a 9mm barrel. If you could get a couple different barrels that are compatible with you platform, then you could shoot whatever ammo (to some extent) was available at the time. When the SHTF you never know what will be available. Also, the extra barrels don't take up nearly as much room as another gun of a different caliber, saving weight. Just a thought.
EVIL PREVAILS WHEN GOOD MEN FAIL TO ACT.
July 17th, 2008 05:13 PM
You guys talking if the SHTF scenario and holding out in your fortress, or carrying all of that stuff and bugging out?
Defending the fortification list:
.308 heavy-bolt action
22-250 heavy-bolt action
Catching the zombies before I see the whites of their eyes and to disrupt their morale
For those who get close enough for me to see the whites of their eyes and are lucky enough to pass the first wave
Bugging out list:
G17, G19, G27
Anything I have to leave behind in firearms or ammo will be destroyed upon exit.
July 17th, 2008 05:19 PM
My list would include a top notch 22 rifle match grade like a cooper,I like 270
over 30/06 just me as I have both.12 gauge all the way, AR 15, glock 17.
I could pretty much get by with those 5 if I had too but I want to add a revolver like a 357 and another auto 1911 all which I own.This is more than enough.
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