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Old April 8th, 2016, 04:18 AM   #76
 
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Old April 8th, 2016, 08:30 AM   #77
 
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Decisions, decisions...

If limited to only one handgun, a stainless 4" GP-100 would do me quite nicely. If we throw a long gun into the mix, I'd have a tough time choosing between a scout rifle in .308 or a Mini-14 in .223/5.56...

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I realize this is a make believe scenario and most tend to gravitate towards what their favorite handgun is or something they currently own............but it still amazes me that in the given scenario that so many would choose a revolver. Guess it just goes to show how many are true diehard revolver guys, even in this world of striker fired polymer guns. I happen to own my choices, the 1911 and a Beretta 92, but if I didn't, they would STILL be my choices. I currently own no striker fired pistols but have a bunch of SA and DA revolvers and am a revolver "guy" myself. Just seems in the given parameters, CAPACITY would be king...........LOL!!!

And who cares if there are 3 or 4 threads like this before. Guys seem to enjoy it, so what's the harm. Better than endless political threads that are all basically the same

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I would choose my HK45c. I do think I would prefer a P2000 or P30 9mm but mine are 40s. If I can't get the higher capacity 9mm option I would pass on the 40s and go ahead with the 8rd HK45c as it handles great and feels a lot like a p2000 which I have a lot of trigger time with. Unlimited ammunition helps because I would rather "carry" 9mm in a pack for longer distances. It would help also if I had a monkey in my pack reloading my 8rd mags from the limitless supply of ammo. I have the mags, just 2 are equal to one 9mm mag capacity and I feel the 9mm is just as good with shot placement given it is not a charging bear.

The long gun option would be an 870. 12ga shells are fairly heavy too but for defensive posture a scattergun is my choice. I would take the 870 over the handgun assuming the circumstances did not make me a target immediately leaving the area with a non concealed weapon.

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The gun I am personally most accurate with...Ruger SR 1911.
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Old April 8th, 2016, 12:21 PM   #81
 
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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.
msp3903, I agree completely. I would take our AKM and our 9mm CZ-75 with multiple magazines.
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Most likely a 9mm ammo would be more easily found.
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I would have to say in this scenario, 9mm or 45 would be the most common ammo one might come across in the future,, so,,,,,since I am much more accurate at longer ranges with the 9mm,, and reliability would be of critical importance,, CZ 75 BD.

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For a rifle, probably a bolt action .223 varmint rifle.( for future ammo supply. hunting. etc, )

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I realize this is a make believe scenario and most tend to gravitate towards what their favorite handgun is or something they currently own............but it still amazes me that in the given scenario that so many would choose a revolver.
Owning a firearm is an exercise in risk mitigation. People here live in widely different environments and legal jurisdictions, and they mitigate risk as they see fit based on their situation.

As I've said here before, and to paraphrase Jeff Quinn of gunblast.com, a revolver doesn't spray evidence all over the place in the form of empty casings.
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Well right now really like my new Ruger GP100 WC II Hawkeye Blue .357. Even though a 3 inch barrel really accurate!! My S&W Model 66 no dash .357 kinda now is my 2nd go to .357 revolver. But just to have one gun makes this hard but I would reach out first for a revolver.
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If I want to be completely honest, kel-tec sub 2k Gen 2. Not a great gun by any measure but a good gun by every measure.
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4" 686 revolver. BUT, for real a 12ga pump gun.
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Familiarity is the driving force behind my choice. I know what it can and will do after thousands of rounds downrange. I don't need to waste time finding a sweet spot as it's already there. The OP said ammo was no problem to make it easier to choose. Power range and placement mean more than capacity and rate of discharge to me.
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Does it really matter? Along those lines...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FP-45_Liberator
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I would like to say my Glock 19 since that is the "battle handgun" but I would actually have to take my CZ P-01. It just looks and feels better than that block of a gun .

I honestly think that the CZ P-01 is more battle proven then the G19.
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