Your choice weapon in a pinch?

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  1. wpage

    wpage New Member

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    Well in a worst case scenario you have to decide which Mili arm to pic and run with. Which will it be and why?
    Rifle
    -A3
    -M1 Garand or Carbine
    -M14
    -M16
    Pistol
    -38 revolver
    -45 colt
    -9mm semi
    Misc
    -Trench 12ga
    -Thompson sub machine gun
    -Grease gun
  2. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    Only one? Or one of each?

    A3?:confused: 03, maybe? or 03A3? I don't know "A3".

    Shouldn't have "garand or carbine" as the same option. They are two totally different guns, used for totally different purposes.

    I also see you said, "military", but your list is all US?
  3. nightfighter

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    M1 Garand. Because I am more familiar with it than any other. Also, I have great faith in it having been introduced to it in basic training and having used it for service rifle competitions.
  4. carver

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    A3 in .308 would be my choice from the list you gave us.
  5. USMCSpeedy

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    If we are talking purely survival, I would have to take the 12ga. With the variety of ammo available its more "multi-purpose".
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    If we can only pick one I will take the M16.
  7. Old Grump

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    45, I can run faster with a couple of pounds of pistol than I can with 8 pounds of rifle and ammo. Besides in a worst case scenario I will be hiding in every nook and cranny I can find and avoid confrontation like the plague. Easier to do that with a holstered or pocketed pistol than a rifle.

    If I could stay hunkered up then it would be the M1 and a large pile of magazines that I would spend my time loading. Grab and go give me the small package.
  8. graehaven

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    I'd have to agree. Either the 12 ga. or the .45 for me too.
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    Whichever is closer at hand...lol
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  10. Merick The Red

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    AK47. Because its an AK47. You can have the rest...
  11. Jerry2guns

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    Trench 12g all the way ,CQB , BRING THE NOISE
  12. bigd1590

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    all depends on what i am doing a 12 ga for cqb and a VZ-58 is another one of those arm's you should have included . but a VZ-58 or a arsenal ak is a grat all around gun. a 45 would be my side kick just a 1911:) one other thing you forgot was a good bolt gun.
  13. oscarmayer

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    9mm but only if it's my browning hi-power. reason.... it has served me well for over 30 years. i can also run faster with a handgun than a rifle or shotgun. but if pressed into only picking a long gun it would be a shot gun ,again with various loadings it will handle most situations
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    to me there is only one choice with the info given,i take it i must run with all the ammo i can carry with me.ar type is high enough power to hunt or to defend with and ammo is small enough and light enough to carry large amounts.it will kill a tree rat,a rabbit,deer,or with careful shot placement any animal on north america,including the two legged type. old semperfi
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    an original HK G3 no clone or kit with a lot of problems
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    M1 Garand

    I can shoot far if I need, shoot many rounds one after another quickly, it has good knockdown power, I can most likely find ammo for it, (if in the US,) and I've always wanted to shoot one. :p
  17. hogger129

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    M4A1 for a rifle, with a 1911 .45 on my hip.
  18. grampawmike

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    The closest gun I can get my hands on! Mike
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    Yeah, that was my answer, except I'll add whichever one I have the most ammo for.
  20. 199er

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    My choice would be for the M16 & 1911 .45..........................I'm very familiar with these weapons and confident in using them. They've actually 'saved my bacon' on occaision so I have to go with what worked for me.
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