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Old February 26, 2013, 02:46 PM   #1
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one handgun, one rifle

this has probably been posted here before but being a new guy, I am interested in opinions.

If, heaven forbid, you were restricted to only one handgun and one rifle; what would they be?

me:
A Ruger Single Six with a 4 5/8" barrel
A Ruger 10/22

I am a fan of the lowly .22 lr. It allows me to shoot enough to become very proficient with the gun. Will work in a pinch for self defense and will keep me fed if necessary.

Plus...they are just fun. In teaching kids and newbys shooting, I enjoy reactive targets, the cheapest being Ritz crackers and 'nilla wafers.
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Old February 26, 2013, 04:10 PM   #2
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If I could only have one long gun and one short gun there is no way I'd settle for both being 22's.

I would go for a lever action rifle and a K frame 357 magnum. The K frame for sure, depending on where I was living I'd probably opt for a more powerful rifle.
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Old February 26, 2013, 05:01 PM   #3
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Of the calibers I own that I have both a handgun and a rifle for are;
45 colt
.22 LR
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Old February 26, 2013, 05:03 PM   #4
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Ruger 10/22
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Old February 26, 2013, 05:23 PM   #5
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AR15 in 5.56 and a Beretta 92FS. Reason? NATO calibers / US Military firearms, which should be available ammo wise and for repair parts even in times of peril.
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Old February 26, 2013, 05:42 PM   #6
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One light, one heavier. Yes, an AR in 5.56 would work for the light rifle. and a 9mm would go for the heavier caliber handgun. The NATO cal argument makes sense to me.

While I love .22LR, it is not a reloadable cartridge and as such means you must rely on someone else to manufacture your ammo.

As long as 5.56 and 9mm are used by the military, components will be available.
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Old February 26, 2013, 06:35 PM   #7
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For me & this is a really hard one I think it would be my M76(8mm cal) & my CZ-75bd(9mm).
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Old February 26, 2013, 06:42 PM   #8
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Full Auto M16 would be my rifle.

Sig X-Five 9mm handgun
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Old February 26, 2013, 06:51 PM   #9
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What's the situation?

Civil War? SHTF? Out in the middle of the yukon wilderness?


SHTF/Civil War:
AR 5.56, Beretta 92fs 9mm

SHTF/Everyone on their own:
S&W 686 .357 mag or Ruger Single Six
Ruger 10/22

Wilderness:
S&W 629 and Marlin lever action both in .44mag
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Old February 26, 2013, 06:59 PM   #10
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I would go with my windham weaponry .223/NATO .556 as my long gun. And as of right now cause its the only one I have until my paper work clears is my glock m 27 in .40 cal.
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Old February 26, 2013, 07:07 PM   #11
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Old February 26, 2013, 07:13 PM   #12
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AR15 in 5.56 and a Beretta 92FS in 9 mm, same reason as others. NATO ammo will likely be available, parts are easy to come by and maintenance is very easy. I do like my Beretta PX4 subcompact as well. Imagine that, I put my Kimber Custom Carry Pro out. Glad it will never come to me making that decision.
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Old February 26, 2013, 07:22 PM   #13
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I'd have to go with a Glock 19 (tons of extra parts everywhere and easy-to-find ammo) and a SCAR 17S (I like the bigger round and it is still NATO) unless this is a SHTF scenario in which case, I'd have to reluctantly go with a Sig M400 (AR15) because parts are abundant.
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Old February 26, 2013, 07:38 PM   #14
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AR-15 and Glock 17 for reasons stated above.
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Old February 26, 2013, 07:50 PM   #15
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In a SHTF situation?
AR 5.56
9mm

In a normal world?
30.06 bolt action
Ruger single six
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Old February 26, 2013, 08:28 PM   #16
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Where I live today?

Marlin 1894 SS
And I may cheat a little on the pistol...
Either a CZ 75 B Stainless with a Kadet adapter kit -or-
A decent 1911 with a 22LR adapter kit.
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Old February 26, 2013, 08:48 PM   #17
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Old February 26, 2013, 08:49 PM   #18
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ONE rifle will have to do it all? That means an AR platform gun due to the ability to swap uppers and change calibers. If I could have only one upper, then I'd get a Knights Armament SR-25 ECR (20" barrel, rails, etc). I can hunt, target shoot, and defend myself with the 7.62x51mm and 308 Winchester cartridges. The gun has a 20 round capacity, which is more than enough for any rifle gunfight I may have the misfortune to participate in. Lower capacity magazines are available too.

A handgun is quite a bit more difficult to decide upon. Do I go with power and a larger size or concentrate on a smaller gun? I could go with the Glock 26 since it can use Glock 19 and 17 magazines. It's small enough that it's very concealable, yet I can use a longer magazine with grip adapter if the need arises. It's tempting to go with an S&W Model 29-3 with 4" barrel for carry and recreation. I'd shoot 44 Special almost exclusively. However, the Model 29 is a large handgun and I need a small, concealable gun for everyday carry. I could make do with the M29. Another temptation is to go with a gun in 45 ACP. A Glock 30 would be a good compromise, though the S&W M&P 45 Compact is even more concealable (Glock 19 sized) and the magazine still holds eight rounds. My guess is that I'd end up compromising on something in 45 ACP since I really like reloading that cartridge.
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Old February 26, 2013, 09:25 PM   #19
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Easy to answer, it's not a theoretical question. My wife limits me to one each.

Colt 6920 AR-15
Ruger SR40

If it develops that I have to feed my family, I'll steal a .22 rifle.
If the rules of this thread won't allow that, I'll get a slingshot.
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Old February 26, 2013, 09:57 PM   #20
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HK P30 9mm
Bushmaster XM15 E2S

P30- Standard round of the military if SHTF.
Bushmaster- Ditto.
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Old February 26, 2013, 10:05 PM   #21
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Probably a Marlin lever action 30-30 and a Ruger GP100 in .357 Magnum with 3" barrel
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Old February 26, 2013, 10:14 PM   #22
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4" Model 28 S&W 357

Model 70 Winchester, 375 H&H
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Old February 26, 2013, 10:18 PM   #23
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Springfield M1A 7.62x51mm NATO/.308 Win

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Old February 27, 2013, 02:32 AM   #24
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Hmmm, If I had to pick RIGHT NOW, then my choice would be my CZ-75BD for my handgun, and my Savage MkII for my rifle.

However, given the option, I would probably grab my Rem 870 Youth 20 ga before the Savage in a real SHTF, since I can do more with it than a .22. but since you said rifle, I guess I'm gonna be good.
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Old February 27, 2013, 02:42 AM   #25
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Glock 20/21 GEN 4 + AR15
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