New to Firearm Ownership, Need Advice

Discussion in 'Self Defense Tactics & Weapons' started by Midnight Raver, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    i taught my wife with a ruger mk somethig.. good guns.

    hold their value well. hold enough ammo that they COULD be used for self defense.. if nothing else was handy.

    In a catastrophy / end of civilization situation.. I see a 22lr being a small game gun of choice to own since 1k brik oc ammo is soo small. a 22lr rifle would not be my home defense gun though.. if I had another choice.

    now.. a combo gun.. a 22lr/20g that's a POSSIBILITY like a stevens 24 or so eh?
  2. gun runner

    gun runner Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2011
    South Texas
    I would go with a 12 gauge pump shotgun loaded with 00 buckshot and yes make sure it has a stock on it.

    Also install a flashlight on it. You want to make sure you hit your target and hit it fast. Sometimes with a pistol you might miss but most likely with a shotgun its a 99.9% chance if your not blind your going to hit the target. Good luck.

  3. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    Welcome to The Firearms Forum.
  4. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    Welcome to TFF. my .02 on a few of the questions you have had.

    Best home defense firearm for most situations would be a 12ga as others have stated also.

    I wanted to know, what you defined as sport? If you're looking to just practice and plink at the range, shoot competitions or hunt.

    The first gun I will most likely be reaching for is a revolver, nothing at all wrong with a semi-auto, it's just that I prefer the reliability of a revolver.
  5. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    Y'all aware this is a zombie thread, from last June, ain'tcha?
  6. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    I figure that approx 90 days isn't too old. I did send him a PM to inquire of what he decided. Maybe he'll pop back in and let us know.
  7. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    Good thread to bounce anyway.
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