Skip to comments.What One Firearm Would You Own If "It All Went Bad?"
Posted on 10/05/2009 7:02:52 AM PDT by Sasparilla
Last week we asked which of ten guns you would pick from if "It all went bad."
We did not suggest that a person should own every gun on the list. It was our proposition that the essentials were a large caliber rifle, a handgun, a shotgun, and a .22 as a minimum. Nearly 150 people responded with comments and their own good ideas.
But, lets take this a step further, and make selection a little bit more difficult. Assuming you have plenty of ammunition, or have everything needed to reload for the one gun, what would be the one and only firearm you would want to have, if for some reason, you only had access to one?
Selection of a of gun will require considering different types of scenarios, locations used, and situations where it would be used.
Consider that it is the only firearm you can get your hands on in the following scenarios. Remember, that this firearm and ammunition will be with you at all times, 24/7, like a fifth appendage.
You will be required to hunt large, medium, small game, anything else edible, and use it for self defense. These should be common firearms that you could grab from what you already have or or acquire on the day you need it.
What would be your one choice in each of these areas if you were in an: 1. Urban area (Downtown Chicago or Detroit style), or; 2. High desert, or; 3. Dense woodland, or; 4. Mountains or hill country?
Since several scenarios are considered, and if I had to make a selection for one gun for each different area, I would have the following.
I believe I would choose...
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Oddly enough, an AK-47 would be excellent for all four environments, with the slight exception of accuracy in the wide open spaces.
A .22 cowboy wheel gun. 6 shot.
Looks to me like you really, really want an AK47. Go buy yourself one while you still can! :)
There is no one gun best suited to every need. What is good for close range and small game is hardly good for large game at long range.
If I could have only one gun? I don’t know.
Saiga .223 carbine.
After all, AK-47s are the real-life choice for real-life societies where everything has indeed gone bad.
Shotgun with buck, slugs and shot.
S&W 686P, .357 4”, 7 shot.
125 or 158 grain in town.
200 grain for wilderness.
Excellent 5th appendage!
Cabela’s in Lacey Wa has bulk Wolf 7.62x39.
That caliber will always be available somewhere.
I’d keep something that would should whatever fodder I could
get my hands on, which would be either that or the .223/5.56
I really like my MAS 49/56 but 7.5 French will never be a common round I’m afraid!
...12 gauge pump shotgun.
A pump-action 20-gauge or 12-gauge shotgun loaded with #4 buckshot or better. At relatively close range (20 feet or less), seriously disabling or possibly even capable of mortal wounds.
Just the sound of the slide action has a paralyzing effect on potential home invaders. And this is all the time you need.
M1A with a bullpup stock, 3-9x 40mm scope with BDC, suppressor, lots of ammo
Absolutely. The AK-47 is just so well made.
(kalashnikov) “Discussion over.”
One more thing: CorBon for social use & Wolf ammo for hunting.
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