View Poll Results: In a disaster what ONE firearm would you want to be left with above all?

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  • pump shotgun

    11 19.30%
  • centerfire repeating rifle

    13 22.81%
  • pistol

    2 3.51%
  • semi-automatic handgun

    5 8.77%
  • semi-automatic shotgun

    3 5.26%
  • centerfire repeating rifle with bayonet

    23 40.35%
  • taser

    0 0%
  • flare gun

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    In a disaster what ONE gun would you want to be left with above all?

    In a disaster what ONE gun would you want to be left with above all?

    Centerfire rifle w/ bayonet
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    Semi auto Centerfire Rifle

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    Ruger Charger with a suppressor.


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    Depends on type opf disaster. Flood, fire, breakdown of government (we can only dream), all out military invasion, earthquake, or all out SHTF type. May be different for each one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodbender View Post
    Depends on type opf disaster. Flood, fire, breakdown of government (we can only dream), all out military invasion, earthquake, or all out SHTF type. May be different for each one.
    Good point, would also depend on the type of fights you would be expecting.

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    Handgun because it is concealable and can be carried more easily while doing a wider variety of tasks.
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    centerfire, repeating rifle... might as well throw a bayonet on there for good measure

    needed in emergency: personal protection (defense), multi-range offense, multi-range hunting

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    I wouldn't take a gun. I'd pick Chuck Norris.

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    The one I have the most ammo for!!

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    centerfire repeating rifle of the AKM variety. it has a decent enough round for most critters, 'cept squirrels, and is reliable in all weather/seasons. mid-range accuracy is good (150-200m), and don't tell me you need more. close range is well, close range.

    and it may be heavier and bulkier than its direct competition but when it comes down to the need, it makes a much nicer club!
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    A shotgun that shoots both shot and slugs (I think that's what they're called). No one will want to be on the receiving end, 2 legged or 4 legged.
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    Had to take the semi-auto shotgun

    More for versatility than anything. Good for hunting just about any critter you can imagine with the proper ammo. I could be eating turkey one night and venison the next. Good for defense of the homestead. 00 buckshot will take care of human invaders. Slugs can total a vehicle in pretty quick order, and I'm pretty sure it'll hurt the feelings of anyone in body armor.
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    Those are good points...

    Maybe a semi-auto shotgun w/ bayonet

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    Ithaca model 37 12 gauge pump 8 round shotgun hunts anything and is good for defense in a built up area like mine.

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    the bayonette can be used to conserve ammo. when in doubt skewer them first.

    added on edit; i like to call mine here a 'lootarian disposal device'.
    Last edited by McX; 08-27-2010 at 02:51 PM.

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    Browning Hi-Power. Served me pretty well for going on 40 years. But I'd sure like to hang on to my M-4, too.

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    that would be a hard pick for me--it would be semi-auto, adjustable sights, capable of being scoped and have an attachment for a bayonet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundar View Post
    In a disaster what ONE gun would you want to be left with above all?

    Centerfire rifle w/ bayonet
    Seeing that you as the OP chose a centerfire rifle w/bayonet, I would guess you mean a breakdown of government or an invasion. I guess I would choose a bolt action centerfire rifle. Under other circumstances, I would probably choose, bolt action - 22magnum - rimfire rifle - w/suppressor.

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    This is a tough question. As I am somewhat close to populated areas I choose semi-auto centerfire w/ bayonet.

    There are many variables though. If I lived more in the sticks, say up in the mountains or such, I would choose a Scout type rifle.

    I really would like some rimfire weapons in other situations.
    I could see a big use for silencers. They would be a HUGE plus in a without rule of law situation, especially on rimfire weapons. I'm not trying to be some type of swat ninja. I just think on rare occasion you may have to handle business discreetly, seeing as there is no law enforcement.
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    I would have to go with the 12ga. pump shotgun in a disaster situation . Small game all the way up to deer and bear can be harvested for food , plus it can be used for defense .

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    effective range for a shotgun really limits it's use.
    illegal ≠ immoral legal ≠ moral
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    Thought pretty hard about this one, are we talking major global economic and social collapse, or just a hurricane? If it's total socio-economic melt down I'm picking the shotgun because I've never had much luck hitting birds with a centerfire rifle. And if I only had one choice that's it. But since I'm a ex-Boy Scout and Soldier, I've already got all the other factors covered and don't have to only have one choice.
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    In a disaster what ONE gun would I want?

    Simple. The unregistered one "they" can't find.

    Remember Katrina

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    id take my AK

    folding stock, laser, flash light, and reflex sight!
    4 hi-cap mags and 350 rds of ammo!
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