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Old April 9th, 2016, 10:53 AM   #91
 
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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.
You might be a crack shot with that 6 gun and drop 6 bad guys with 6 shots. That's great, if there are no more than six in the group. Now I could definitely use up my 9 or 15 shots in a semi-auto and still be in danger, but I will take my chances of slipping another mag in it and never having to lower the weapon vs searching for a speed loader and getting that done............Oh and just because you have a semi auto, doesn't classify you as a "spray and pray" shooter as some above described it. One shot, one hit is the goal



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Most likely a 9mm ammo would be more easily found.
FNP-9, hard to beat 16 round mags.
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I do leave home, every week.
It would be full-size Beretta PX4 9mm with 3 mags (51 rounds) and another box of 50.
But company policy has no regard for my life.

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It would have to be my Gen 2 Glock 17. Light weight, high capacity, plenty accurate, and powerful enough to take small deer.
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My fns 9. 3 -17 round mags and 50 round boxes of 9's aren't too bulky. The night sights might come in handy too
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First rule of surviving a gunfight - don't get into one.

A suppressed 22LR pistol to provide sustenance without drawing attention is likely the best option out there.

Then again, I'm in an area where disappearing is easy, and my firearm will be needed for procuring food much more than fighting off zombies...
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Old April 10th, 2016, 04:50 PM   #97
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I would say my desert eagle 50ae, more than capable for anything needed, highly accurate, and its gas piston design makes it ultra reliable. Yes I said desert eagle..

Other likely candidates I own , glock 19 gen 4, with my factory 33 rd mags, or another choice would be my ruger p89dc again with my hi cap mags,
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Canik Shark C in 9mm.
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Old April 11th, 2016, 01:03 AM   #99
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SIG P229 with 2 slides and 3 barrels and 2 different sets of mags = 9mm, 357Sig, 40S&W.
Not much heavier than just one gun and I can scavenge pretty much whatever is found.
I'd carry 9mm with me because it's lighter and the mags are higher capacity but,
I can use whatever I find.
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Slim easy carry, 3 15 round mags.
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Howdy,
If I had any guns, an AR15 in particular, I guess I'd take that one....
(Boat accident)

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While I appreciate your question and rules, there is an exception based on reality to your rule..

I've had this discussion with friends of mine that live in the middle of the country, and talking about BOBs, and where to go with what vehicle, and what tools and protection to take along.

I live on a large island, and there will be no getting off this island unless you know something well before anyone else does.

So there is no option but to shelter in place and survive till you can get off and the masses have dissipated. By than , I'm sure it'll be some huge effort to get off the island either by boat for by land or air. Which became another whole discussion.
I could see that where all the exit point are, there will be somebody to challenge a traveler.

Back on the 70's when the population was at least 1/3 what it is now on the island, there was talk about evacuation plans being put into place when the nuke plant went online.. and the commission was laughed off of every podium, back than we couldn't facilitate evacuation, forget about it now with nearly 3x the population.
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I live in an area everyone in the Mid-Atlantic believes they're running to when things go south. So leaving here is a bad idea.
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I've probably got 2 dozen guns that I'd be OK with, By the time I decide stability will probably be restored.
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9mm isn't my fave cartridge but, in a shtf situation what's common is king. Plus with my handloads I'm sure they'll have enough stopping power.
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