Only one !!!!!

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by curious17, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. curious17

    curious17 New Member

    Dec 27, 2010
    NE Alabama CSA
    If you could have only one firearm,what would you choose & why?
  2. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    At my advanced and rapidly reaching senility age - a 12 ga. pump with 3" chamber. Very versatile, lots of choices of ammo and loadings - can hunt just about any game (birds, beasts or fowl) in US with it (within range of course) and makes a good self-defense platform. If you expanded that to two - I take a .357 mag revolver - that was initially my first thought - but upon reflection the 12 ga. stays on top IMHO.

  3. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    Mini 14. Very reliable, fast action, easy ammo, long enough for the longer distance shot but good for self defense in tight area's.
  4. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    another mini fan here as well. And for much the same reasons
  5. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    Ya, 12ga pump (3") for 'most versatile'. Need factory stock and pistol grip.
    For home defense it is untouchable, even without any shells(not suggested), the sound would deter anyone in the dark.
    Albeit, I could not even fathom "only one".
  6. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    The latest military attack chopper.
  7. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
  8. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    The mini - 14 has no collector value and generally sells for under 1 grand - therefore it must be a piece of junk - I know that mine is, although I can't prove it!... ;)

    Holy Mother of Pearl - my Mini-14 is such a piece of crap - the site won't allow me to upload a picture! :mad:
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  9. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    Spoken like a true gun snob.;):D:D:D:D Yeah, pretty worthless. 35 years of manufacturing them. Gotta be real junk right there. When he said firearm I was thinking something to swing with.;) I never heard of anyone putting it that way Jim, I like it.
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2011
  10. gendoikari87

    gendoikari87 Former Guest

    Sep 9, 2010
    AR-15 piston type of some kind (patriot ordinance being the only one I know of), ammo's readily available, Fair in price, decent in stopping power. Other than that next on the list would be a 5.56 version of the SKS, or AK-47.
  11. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

    Apr 28, 2008
    i thought about it hard. i'd probably pick the mini as well. not as accurate as an ar, but requires less maintenance and sure is robust.
  12. jestor

    jestor New Member

    Aug 18, 2009
    If I'm buying I'll go with the mini as well , but if you want to give me one then I'll take a M1A .
  13. shorter260513

    shorter260513 New Member

    Dec 6, 2010
    I would have to say 357 revolver range isnt anywhere near a long gun but if SHTF and you were depending on shooting whatever you can scavenge it will shoot 38 or 357 and I have read if modified properly 9mm 38 super and 9x23 as well
  14. hackercat13

    hackercat13 New Member

    Jan 13, 2011
    Washington State
    My Colt AR-15. I served 6 years in the Army, Infantry, and it is the weapon I can strip, clean, load, fire, correct a malfinction, etc in the dark, half awake, whatever.

    Plus those 30 round mags just make me smile as I squeeze and squeeze and.........
  15. GunHugger

    GunHugger Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2007
    SW PA
    I'd pick one of my AR's since they can do almost anything.

    This one, LMT with ACOG.