Skip to comments.Five Guns and Only Five Guns, Forever
Posted on 11/03/2012 10:31:23 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
The conversation was about internet marketing and it was with my friend Jon Gibbon of armslist.com. Then out of the blue Jon asked me If you could only have one gun the rest of your life what would it be? Hmmm I guess it would be my Remington 870. I figured I could hunt big and small game, defend the home patch and nothing stops like a 12 gauge slug. You can stop a charging dump truck with a 12 gauge slug.
Then the conversation moved to: What would you take if you could only have five guns the rest of your life? Yes, I know this is America, and we have the luxury of owning as many guns as we would like. Im a person that gets a Christmas card from Ruger. I have four 30-06s and was disappointed that in 2006 there wasnt a parade in honor of its 100th anniversary.
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ruger 10/22, mossy 500, 700 remington, S&W 686, 1911 are my picks
MP5,M16,700 Remington,500 Mossberg and 1911.These are my tools of choice.
But wow, if I could own five guns, I'd start with an electric Gatling....
Five 12 ga.
I would be perfectly happy with your picks. Mine would be similar.
A Winchester model 52 sporter in .22LR. A Remington 1187 12 gauge with two barrels, one a 26 inch the other an 18 inch, both with multi chokes. An S&W model 29 .44 mag. A SIG P226. I could substitute a Browning Hi-Power, a Colt series 70 1911, or several other 9mm or .45 caliber pistols and be happy.
If I could add a couple more they would be a Colt Woodsman and a Ruger 10/22.
I could swap the 700 for a FAL or the 10/22 for a Marlin 60.
Saiga 12 w/drum:
Or Benelli Supernova:
A coach gun of some sort
The Marlin is typically more accurate than the 10/22 and cheaper to boot. The edge goes to the 10/22 because of the quick change mags and all the accessories.
I could swap any one of my choices for several other models and not lose anything really.
Remington 870 12 gauge
S&W model 19 .357
where di your boat sink? was it deep? did you hire a scuba guy to look for them?
Ruger 77/22 bolt action, Browning Pump Shotgun 12GA, Remington 700 in 30-06, AK, 1911.
Kimber Solo CDP
Belgian Browning A-5 Magnum
Winchester Model 12
Ruger .22 Hornet
#14 made laugh out loud!
I’m a total gun n00b. Fully support 2nd and AZ’s open carry. Now, my father just gave me a gorgeous Henry 22 Magnum lever action rifle.
How does this rate?
Every tool in the toolbox has it's function. Same with firearms. Get the ones you need. Need can be defined as 'fun to shoot'. ;)
Ur hooked now. Enjoy the hobby.
Just picking from my own collection in case of emergency as a go pack:
M1 Garand, Remington 870 12Ga., Ruger .357 Mag, Colt 1911, DPMS AR-15 .308 w/4 x 12 Scope
It is better to have at least one proven Battle Rifle than Sporter’s only
AR-15 lower with multiple uppers (5.56, 6.8mm, .458 SOCOM)
Nobody said anything about limiting each gun to 1 barrel.
Great, thanks, johnny!
Colt Delta Elite...
OK, let me go check the other rooms ;-)
I’ve got three of your five but a Saiga instead of the 700 and a Ruger P89 (2 of them) instead of the 1911. Add a couple not on your list and I’m covered.
I sold mine. To someone who could put it to good use. It shot so much better than me, it was a waste for me to own it. I don't do great with pistols after about 3 meters.
But the kid I sold it to... he could make it tap-dance at 25 meters. Sweet, sweet weapon. All hail Browning.
Pretty much describes my ‘collection’.
- Mossberg 500 12g pump
-Winchester 300 win mag
-.357 and a .38 revolvers
Sort of one of each, long range, short range, two revolvers (on for the wife) and a 10/22 just for fun and keeping in practice without the expense of 300 win mag ammo.
Pretty paltry compared to most enthusiasts, but enough for the task at hand. Lots of primers and powder for the 357 and 300.
I've owned and or shot the Colt Woodsman, the Smith 41, and several variations of the Ruger Marks.
The Browning is far and away my favorite of them all.
Mine went to a good home where it could live up to it's potential. Beautiful weapon.
Rifles, on the other hand, those I can be effective with.
A very wise philosopher once said, “A man’s got to know his limitations.” :-)
This would have to be on the list
AR 5.56, Remington 700, Kimber Pro Carry II .45, Mossy 500, Ruger 10/22 Breakdown
My list is about the same as yours, just different brands. For the S&W 686, I would substitute a more concealable snubby revolver.
I have avoided getting back into a multi-caliber collection for just this reason: too many different boxes of ammo to sort through. Also allows me to focus on plenty of ammo for what I have. I try to combine function as in an AR-10 type rifle for both long range and battle useage. Shotgun is unique of course.
I love guns, but buying another collection is hard to justify once retired.....
Colt Rail Gun (.45), Beretta 92fs (9mm), M4gery (5.56mm), Rem 11-87 (12 gauge), and M24 (.300 Win Mag).
These have the ability to reach out and touch someone from inches to 1000 meters. They can be used for everything from small to big game, less perhaps elephants. There is an abundance of ammo to be scavanged for the first four if the SHTF.
Ruger 10/22 w/ scope
Ruger Mini 14 with cold weather mags
Want to acquire
Ruger Mini 30
Any 9mm handgun
I like to consider what ammo will be most common when the SHTF.
I like your thinking. Add 500 Beowulf to the list.
Saiga 7.62 x 39mm
S&W 29/2 .44 Magnum
Rock Island Armory 1911
Charter Arms Bulldog Pug .44 Special
Oops, that’s more than five. I want my S&W 686+ back too.
And I think the local range might look askance at me when I wheeled it up to the line..........
I’d go with my M1A NM, one of the ARs, the Browning A5, the HK USPc in .40, and the High Standard Supermatic Citation.
I reload, so I can download the AR to .22 LR ballistics, but I’d still want a .22 LR, and target pistols are fun. The USPc is about the biggest weapon that I can, and do, carry concealed.
The remainder are just your basic standard long guns, and are well suited to the wooded environment where I live.
These days, I content myself with an all-purpose LR-308 for battle and long range use, a 870 of course, and my trust 1911.
Wife has a collectible .380 Colt Hammerless for laughs and beating on someone. But she can shoot well if she needs to.
lol. you are probably right
I have and LOVE my CZ-75B. I’ve got a suppressor for it and it rocks. ACCURATE as can be. At least 5,000 rounds through her and virtually flawless performance. And that powder coat finish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I think it’s powder coat.) I practice combat shooting, and have had her in and out of the holster thousand and thousands of times, and I can detect ZERO! NONE! NO! holster wear at all. Love it.
If you haven't done so already, I would highly recommend getting a pair of the stippled walnut grips from CZ. They're exceptionally comfortable and improve the aesthetics over the black factory grips by about 1000%.
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