Your choice weapon in a pinch?

Discussion in 'General Military Arms & History Forum' started by wpage, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. wpage

    wpage Active Member

    Aug 25, 2009
    Well in a worst case scenario you have to decide which Mili arm to pic and run with. Which will it be and why?
    -M1 Garand or Carbine
    -38 revolver
    -45 colt
    -9mm semi
    -Trench 12ga
    -Thompson sub machine gun
    -Grease gun
  2. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    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

    nightfighter New Member

    Feb 28, 2007
    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

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

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

    USMCSpeedy Member

    Jan 22, 2009
    If we are talking purely survival, I would have to take the 12ga. With the variety of ammo available its more "multi-purpose".
  6. jacksonco

    jacksonco New Member

    If we can only pick one I will take the M16.
  7. 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

    graehaven Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    I'd have to agree. Either the 12 ga. or the .45 for me too.
  9. bbqznbeer

    bbqznbeer New Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Ontario , Canada

    Whichever is closer at
    Zombies beware
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2010
  10. Merick The Red

    Merick The Red New Member

    Feb 9, 2010
    Seattle, WA
    AK47. Because its an AK47. You can have the rest...
  11. Jerry2guns

    Jerry2guns New Member

    Apr 14, 2010
    Trench 12g all the way ,CQB , BRING THE NOISE
  12. bigd1590

    bigd1590 New Member

    Apr 7, 2010
    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

    oscarmayer New Member

    Jun 24, 2008
    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
  14. 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 type is high enough power to hunt or to defend with and ammo is small enough and light enough to carry large 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
  15. deovolens

    deovolens New Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    an original HK G3 no clone or kit with a lot of problems
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