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Old April 5th, 2016, 08:38 PM   #46
 
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Old April 5th, 2016, 09:42 PM   #47
 
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.44 Magnum Kodiak Backpacker.................because if 6 rounds of .44 Magnum won't stop it, I don't know what will , short of a high powered rifle. It's small enough to pack, so I'm not lugging around a 7.5" piece of iron and I can conceal it so I can blend in as just another hapless migrant, not some guy with a huge gun on his hip which screams "hey shoot at me". But, if I'm attacked I can produce it and what isn't dead sure may think about running and finding a new target when that .44 starts booming.

High capacity autos are fine , but put a hit ANYwhere on an attacker(s) with a .44 Magnum and they won't have much of a chance to continue the fight.

And you can still reach out and touch to 100+ yards, I've routinely hit B-27 silhouettes at 1-200 yards with my snub .44's. It will also penetrate light cover.

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after thinking about this and asking a similar question on another forum...I think I may switch to my match champion. an extra inch barrel length and round in the cylinder cant really hurt

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My .44 redhawk. Only big handgun I got.
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SP101 here as well. It's not ideal for each individual situation that may occur, but is generally good for all. It's powerful enough, barely, for large predators such as bear, big enough for cats, and big enough for Ned Beatty's suitor. With .38's, it could also provide a meal without blowing the meat every which way. Shot shells are also an option for wild chicken dinner. It's robust, weather resistant, and easily concealable. Very reliable and so rugged that in a pinch it could used as a club or stainless-steel knuckles and then later reloaded and fired again. Five rounds is its only limitation, so maybe against a mob it wouldn't do so well, but any mob that can be thwarted with a high-cap 9mm could probably also be thwarted with five rounds of .357. Guess it depends how hungry or determined they'd be.

If I knew that I were going into a fire fight, then I'd choose my Beretta 92, but for anything-that-may-come, it would be the SP101. I also have a S&W 686 7-shot, but it's much more difficult to conceal than the little Ruger.
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Probably my old duty Mossberg 12 ga. that I carried when on the PD, with plenty of slugs, 00 buck, and some no. 7. Set for pretty much anything. Eat it or stop it from eating you.
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My Glock 21 .45 since its accurate and has the most capacity than my other defensive firearms.
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You guys aren't thinking very far ahead.

You need to take a .22LR autoloader, because that is the gun that allows you to take the most ammo with you and is still capable of taking small game.

If you "have to leave" you aren't going to be able to stop and re-stock your ammo at the LGS.

I'd bring the Browning .22LR that looks like a shrunk-down 1911, or a target 22/45. Throw a brick of 22's in your backpack and take off.

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It is often overlooked, that the 10/22 is rated by a lot of the "prepper experts" and "survivalists" as the ideal all-around firearm.

It may not be a powerhouse but if you're trying to bug out, you can hit attackers with those little .22 pills out to 200+ yards with a .22 rifle. A semi-auto .22 allows you to put a lot of fire on something very accurately since the rifle is 100% stable, with 0 recoil.

Like was said you can carry 2,000 rounds in a backpack, and a bunch of loaded 25 round mags.

I love the "it's only a .22" type people, but if I were a bad guy, and saw an "easy mark" and they started spraying .22's at me at a high rate of fire I would definitely either run or dig in for a firefight.

It may not be a "combat weapon" but if I'm trying to get somewhere on foot, or just survive, a .22 semiauto would at the very least be a good "people repellant", because most bad guys don't want to mess with targets with teeth, whether those teeth are .22 or .44 caliber.
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My Glock 27 with the extra mags from my Glock 22.
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Old April 6th, 2016, 07:39 AM   #56
 
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Many are missing you're surviving in place. That is staying home and protecting what you have there. With a pistol. Cover allows one options not available elsewhere. And he said enough ammo to wait it out.

So I already have a cellar with enough food/water to last a few months w/o venturing far away from the house. The majority is canned so cooking isn't even necessary. If electricity holds there's a few freezers with meat. So something I can carry all day w/o issue but with the power to knock down anything I encounter. I stick with the Super Blackhawk in .44 mag. The resounding boom of a magnum puts fear into anyone who dares challenge not to mention the psychological damage of seeing a compatriot erupt in a red cloud when hit. The additional reach of the round allows for stopping them a good distance from the home as well.

Yeah I've already thought of this. It's also why I have a Marlin 1894 in .44 mag.
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I'd choose my AR first and foremost but if I had to choose one from the handguns I own it would have to be my Glock 27.
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Picked up an FNX-9, and it's become my favorite of late. 3 17 round mags. That's a good long time between reloads. Love the P-89, but polymer base and ss slide mean less maintenence for the duration. (Although one fella mentioned double duty as a hammer, and I'd agree with that!).

I think I need to spend some time on the FEMA website. Sounds like good info there.
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Many are missing you're surviving in place. That is staying home and protecting what you have there. With a pistol. Cover allows one options not available elsewhere. And he said enough ammo to wait it out.
I get what you are saying but I don't think the OP is missing that. He just established parameters to his thread and his scenario. I mentioned earlier, the OP has a good, realistic scenario here. Like the FEMA website I linked to suggests, sometimes the solution is to shelter in place but sometimes the solution is evacuate. What if you live near a nuclear plant? What if you live near a major rail yard or sea port? (What if you live below sea level in New Orleans and the water is coming in? )

There are times to hunker down and there are times to leave. It's wise to have a plan for both.

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