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Old April 5th, 2016, 05:53 AM   #16
 
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If I had to bug out and could only take one gun, it would be my 870 with 18.5" bbl. It is, after all, a gun, not a rifle. Sling that sucker and all is good in the hood, the forest and the burbs. btw, if we are talking anarchy, one of the unintended benefits is I get to make my own rules



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I'd like to say the premises of this scenario are not too far fetched!! I don't consider myself a whack job "prepper" but being prepared is prudent.

FEMA has a huge bunch of emergency preparedness resources at www.ready.gov. Click on "navigation" on the left side of the page and it will bring up a whole list of real-life risks (not the zombie apocalypse ) from tornadoes to wildfires to chemical emergencies. My family used this as a starting point to create a tabbed emergency binder with photos to show the wife and kids things like how to shut off the gas to the house, or the water in case of burst pipes. At the same site we also found printable resources to create wallet sized cards that the kids can keep in their school backpacks with important contact numbers and emergency meet-up points.

As the FEMA site says, sometimes the solution is "shelter in place" and sometimes the recommendation is to "evacuate". We have road maps printed in the binder to reliable friends and relatives up to 300 miles in every direction.

As much as we'd all like to say we'd grab an AR, there are probably many jurisdictions here where you'd run the risk of confiscation. I'm not saying it's right. I'm just saying it's a risk.

And what about if a tornado goes through your suburban neighborhood and the streets are impassible, and you've got to walk a couple miles to meet the kids at the set emergency point or school? Going to sling a rifle over your shoulder and expect to make it there without confrontations?

Nope. You're probably going to grab a backpack with first aid and water and food, and set off with something discreet in your pack. An SP101 or compact 9mm perhaps.
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30 rounds in the mag, lightweight, accurate
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I don't currently own one...on my eventual list...but in this hypothetical, I'm taking a Glock 20. A healthy quantity of Buffalo Bore 10mm and 15 round capacity seems to be a pack handgun that would stop large creatures and ill-tempered men.
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Out of all my handguns, it would be my 6" bright stainless Colt Python....
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6 inch ruger security six. It is as accurate as most rifles and it is hard chromed. I have had it long enough Les Baer worked on it when he was a gunsmith in Pennsylvania. I have an extra cylinder assemble in 9 mm form a speed six that was fitted tot eh gun. so ammo is available.
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Based on this scenario I would opt for my Security Six S/S 6 inch .357.
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My Super Blackhawk .44 mag w/7 1/2" barrel. It'll do anything I ask of it reliably.

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Given the scenario outlined and the fact that you may encounter "groups" who want to relieve you of possessions, a SA revolver or revolver period, would NOT be my first choice. The SA is way too slow to reload and enough DA speed loaders would be hard to carry. I can carry magazines in every pocket. So given that, my choice would be a 1911 or 9mm with double stack mags. If I could also have a rifle, it would be an AK. They rarely EVER fail to cycle, regardless conditions. In this scenario, your "favorite" is likely not the best choice. What is most functional, easy to carry, easy to reload and has stopping power.
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I would take my 9E for two reasons

1) my only other handgun is a .22lr

2) I can put several bullets in the same hole with it. Accuracy is very important
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My GP100 of course. Absolutely love that gun. Confidence is everything.
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It would be my M92 AK pistol w/ arm brace. It's classified as a handgun.
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