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Old April 6th, 2016, 12:21 PM   #61
 
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I would choose my S&W 686P, 357 magnum 7 shot. 2-1/2 Lbs. of stainless-nicely polished. Its a bear, and with the right ammo I think for a hand gun it would take care of every possible situation. Loading it with 38 specials makes it a well mannered weapon, yet a load of Hornady critical defense 357 Magnum will more than do the job for anything that would come along. One of the most accurate hand guns I have.



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I'm a rule breaker. So it's my Glock 17 with 17 round mags and my GP100 6" Stainless. .......And my Mossberg 500 of course. With my slug barrel.
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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...
Yep: my 'one gun only' choice would be my 12ga Winchester 1300 Defender. If my only handgun 'had' to be a handgun, my 4" .357 GP100 would likely be the choice, though my 5 1/2" bbl .44 Mag ss Redhawk would be possible, too.

A proper size sports/duffle bag could conceal a 18" barreled pump shotgun.
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Wow! So many interesting perspectives, thanks to all of you.

To answer the question: Beretta 92FS with 18 round Mec-gar flush mags; if I could have a rifle, the Mini-14.
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I think I have seen this thread before, 2 or 3 times a year.
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Is that an R8? Wow. Sex.

and cant to too many restrictions that will take the fun out of it!

Although some people seemed to have skipped out on reading the regulations...oh well...still fun!
Correct, R8 as identified by the integral light rail under lug.
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My Ruger sp101 Chambered in .357 Magnum with a 2 inch barrel and all the .38 special ammunition I can fit in the backpack and since I am a wheelchair user I will be carrying a lot of ammo since the chair will be carrying the weight and not my own back.
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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.
I should pay more attention. My brain told me it was a stay home situation. I still stick with my choice. It is the firearm I own that I have the most experience (since 1979) with.
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Well since it's a make believe scenario, I'm going to make believe I already have the FNX-45 I'm wanting to get. Ammo's in full supply right? Hard to beat 15 rounds of 45 ACP (unless I pretend I have a Glock 20 10mm)! If it has to be a gun I already have, well then it's my Para Ordnance P-14, which is 15 with one chambered.

My rifle-handgun combo would probably be my GP-100 and my Marlin 1894 in .357 mag. We're not talking about battle rifle/handguns right? Just personal protection and food gathering purposes.

Sure got a lot of response to this question in a few short days, which makes me think we've all already considered it as a possible reality. To much Walking Dead TV???????

Not to change the subject, but I haven't been able to set through a whole show yet, and I've tried to watch it a few times. I just don't get it I suppose.

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There is no reason one would have to take only one. They are handguns and most of us have two hands. Also there is no reason one couldn't bring a bullpup rifle or a folding rifle ( Kel-Tec SUB 2000)
I would bring my FNH PS90. 50 rounds come in a box the size of 50 .22. I could carry about a thousand easily.
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Same one I carry every day that I leave the house... 1911.
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Hmm, if I had to chose, life or death survival. I'd probably leave my EDC lc9s home and take my full size SR9. Just for the fact of not having to worry about concealing it and being a full size gun. Seeing how I'm a rule breaker, I'd also take my smith & wesson m&p 15/22 rifle with me.
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