Discussion in 'Self Defense Tactics & Weapons' started by Logansdad, Jun 2, 2003.
stephens 2506 835 mossberg ruger p95 9mm
.357 "highway patrolman"
I can't believe I didn't answer this yet!
Two of the three I HAVE, ONE is still out in the future....
My "Polishcustom" 1911 style .45...
My tRusty '97 Riot
My (future) M1A SOCOM
(Until I get the SOCOM, I will haveta use either my Yugo SKS, one of my MN Carbines(either the pole or the Scout,) or else maybe the Ishapore SMLE in .308.....)
12 ga pump 870
22 bolt tube feed Marlin 881
45 ACP Springfield with the mectech conversion
but the wife would have
357 N frame S&W
30-06 CZ 550
22 S&W 617
I ain't going no place with out the wife
handgun: Para-Ordnance LXT LDA Carry with a 3.5" barrel
rifle: Weatherby Mark V in .300 Weatherby Magnum
shotgun: Reminton 11-87 12-gauge with 24" slug barrel
Only three??? Wow, I can't even imagine that!!!
So, OK. I see many, if not most of the responses, are from the shtf angle, but I don't see anthing to suggest that in the original post, so I'll look at from a general view. For my purposes:
Marlin M1895 LTD-III 45/70
S&W M629 Mountain Gun (44 Mag)
AyA Matador 12ga double
However, since I don't bird hunt anymore, and since a shotgun would be a rather awkward defense gun in my house, I would prefer to replace the shotgun with my little Walther P-22, as a .22 would be more useful to me.
The Marlin 45/70 can be loaded for everything from small game to elephants, the Smith 44 likewise can be loaded from squib "cowboy loads" to 300gr big and/or nasty animal loads, with defense loads somewhere in between. The Mountain Gun is a little heavy for optimum CCW use, of course, but with its round butt and 4" bbl it can be used for that. The Marlin 45/70 is about as versatile of a big game rifle as you can get, IMO, and with the new electronic rangefinders, trajectory is no longer much of an issue for long range shots, should they become necessary. The 375 H&H is an excellent all around rifle, but my old creaky body appreciates the light weight of the Marlin 45/70.
Best regards, BIGBOOMER
Rifle:A M-4 with M-203 attachment
Shotgun: 10 ga. Double barrel w/ pistol grip
Pistol: I guess a revolver w/ a 9 in. barrel
i'm assuming were not talking about a day in the field here, so if it came to three i already own,
remington 11-87 sp purpose
and if it came down to only one, the shotgun wins.
Pistol - H&K USP Compact 9mm (w/ high cap mags)
Shotgun - Remington 870 Express
Rifle - Remington 700 BDL Stainless - .270
That should cover most every doomsday scenario I can think of. If I can only have three weapons, something has going terribly awry. In that case, I'd be willing to trade my rifle for 50 cases of Jim Beam Black.
Keep shopping at Costco, or buy your insurance from Progressive, and three guns may be all we end up with. Better yet, vote for democrats every chance you get and you'll end up with none.
God Bless America.
Forty watt plasma rifle----just whats on the shelf mac!!!!!!
1) Kimber 45acp
2) S\W 357 Mag.
3) 10\22 Rifle
4) .22Cal H\S Pistol
Handgun: Ruger SP101 .357 2-1/4" stainless (and I'm sure a comparable Smith would do just fine here as well).
If the choice is limited only to "pistols" I'd have to say a good old 1911 .45ACP would be just fine, too.
Rifle: my trusty old Winchester model 70 .270
Shotgun: Remington 870 Wingmaster 12 gauge pump
Bernelli street sweeper
Remington 12C in 22 WRF
JC Higgins mod 20 12 gauge shotgun
What? No M-79 blooper, Berto? With one of those all the others become superflous. Of course, milsurp ammo is getting pretty hard to find.
I'd have to have 00 buck rds for that M79 and a whole mess of Fleschette rds.
I believe it would be one of my 1911's (Can I include a couple of conversions, like to .22 LR, 9mm, and .38 Super???), my FAL, and an Ithaca M-37, in 12 gauge.
For those few who may care, my reasoning is simple. All are weapons with abundant reliability, and availability of spares, as well as adequate to superb power and accuracy, in their respective groups.
To Logansdad: Sure wish you'd asked this question 40 years ago; I'd now likely be retired, with 3 guns in a small safe, and a pile of cash I had not yet spent! But, you had to wait, to ask this. Now, I'm fixing to buy my fourth safe, near indigent, and still working, although extremely well armed!
Thanks a lot, buddy!
All the best, Terry
Awwww, Terry, ya only go around once, and a guy without toys to play with is only useful for hard work and occassional propagation of the species. There's gotta be more to life than just that!
m1a springfield super match
remington 1100 12 gauge
wilson 1911 two-tone classic 45acp/with 22 conversion
if'n i can't do it with these three it don't need doin
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