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Old February 2, 2013, 08:57 PM   #1
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If you could only pick one weapon from each category...

If you had to choose only one weapon from each category, assuming your life depended on it and the world went to hell, which would you choose?

The categories:
  1. Pistol
  2. Sub-machine gun
  3. Assault/Battle rifle
  4. Heavy machine gun
  5. Sniper rifle
  6. Shotgun
  7. Special Purpose

Here's my list:
  1. FNP 45 Tactical (.45 ACP)
  2. HK MP7 (4.7 x 30mm)
  3. Remington ACR (6.8 SPC)
  4. M2 Browning (.50 BMG)
  5. Barrett MRAD (.338 Lapua)
  6. MPS AA-12 (12 Gauge)
  7. ATK MK19 MOD-3 (40MM Grenade)
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Old February 3, 2013, 12:49 AM   #2
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1. HK USP 9MM
2. HK MP5A2N
3. HK G36C
4. RPK
5. KAC SR-25
6. Mossberg 590A1
7. A pistol crossbow
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Old February 3, 2013, 01:22 AM   #3
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The categories:

Pistol Glock .40 or .45
Sub-machine gun see below
Assault/Battle rifle Full Auto AKM
Heavy machine gun sounds like fun, but no thanks
Sniper rifle Savage 110 .338/Leupold 4x16
Shotgun NFA Mossber 930 14 1/2"w/choke tubes
Special Purpose Hell I don't know... RPG's or MK19?
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Old February 3, 2013, 12:08 PM   #4
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When SHTF, I'd want to keep it simple.
Too many guns and other supportive stuff would probably have be abandoned.
If it's war, then one semi auto AR type in .308.
And one larger caliber high capacity pistol, something easy to find parts for.
If it was more survival, then a lever action rifle with a revolver in the same caliber.
Like .44 Mag.
No mags to lose.
And probably a pump 12 gauge, too.
That's all.
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Old February 3, 2013, 12:44 PM   #5
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I tend to agree with g.willikers, travel light and keep it simple, my M1A Scout (VLTOR Modstock on the way) and Colt 1911 would be my go to's and I would hope Id have a buddy to carry my AK74 clone and Mossberg 590A1.

However my picks from each category would be as follows-

Pistol- Colt 1911 .45
SMG- UMP45
Battle Rifle- M1A EBR
HMG- Ma Deuce (would've picked an M60E4 LMG but the M2 is pretty much the king of Heavy MGs)
Sniper- McMillan TAC50
Shotgun- Mossberg 590A1
Special Purpose- Mk32 6 shot 40mm grenade launcher (Mk19 is heavy and a jammomatic)

Edit- forgot shotgun

Getting more into the employment of said weapons systems I would want a vehicle mounted fireteam. The Ma Deuce would have to be Vic mounted to be worth it's weight, the persons with the Sniper rifle and Grenade launcher would have to have sidearms (whenever we patrolled with the Mk32 that person always had an M9). The shotgun would stay in the truck unless a door needed to be breached and the UMP would be used by the Ma Deuce operator since that person would spend most of his time in the truck.
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Old February 3, 2013, 12:52 PM   #6
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1. Glock 22
2. HK MP5
3. Daewoo K2
4. HMG= M2 Browning or GPMG= FN MAG
5. Barrett MRAD
6. Remington M870
7. Special? How about a radio with an AH-64 on the other end
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Old February 3, 2013, 08:03 PM   #7
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H&K mk23
H&K mp7
FN FAL
Not really heavy, but MG42
Accuracy international in .338
Benelli M4
De Lisle silent carbine.

Carrying all that would be fun
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Old February 3, 2013, 08:27 PM   #8
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1) Pistol: SIG P220
2) Sub-machine gun: Kriss
3) Assault/Battle rifle: KAC SR-25
4) Heavy machine gun: M2
5) Sniper rifle: Accuracy International
6) Shotgun: Holland & Holland
7) Special Purpose: A cannon, larger is better
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Old February 3, 2013, 09:06 PM   #9
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1) Pistol: Sig P220
2) submachinegun: HK MP-5 in 10 mm
3) Rifle: SR-25
4) Heavy Machinegun: M-2
5) Sniper rifle: Barrett MRAD in .338
6) Shotgun: Rem 870
7) Special weapon: Belt fed 40 mm grenade launcher
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Old February 3, 2013, 11:38 PM   #10
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Pistol - Sig 226 9mm
Sub-machine gun - HK UMP .40
Assault/Battle rifle - AR -15
Heavy machine gun - Browning .50
Sniper rifle - McMillen .338 Lapua
Shotgun - Mossberg 500 w/ a 18" Barrell
Special Purpose - Armored HUMVEE to mount the .50 on, and to carry the rest of the guns around.
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Old February 3, 2013, 11:46 PM   #11
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Pistol: CZ-75
SMG: Beretta 38/42
Battle rifle: M1A
HMG: M2
SR: Remy 700 .308
SG: Mossberg 590A1
SPW: A couple cases of frag grenades
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Old February 4, 2013, 01:49 AM   #12
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Ooh! I wanna change my sub to a UMP in 45. Forgot about those...
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Old February 4, 2013, 02:44 AM   #13
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Pistol - My Ed Brown 1911
SMG - HK MP5SD
Battle - FAL
Heavy - Ma Duece
Sniper - Cheytac 408
Shotgun - Benelli M4
Special - Mk19 40 mm grenade launcher
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Old February 4, 2013, 02:49 AM   #14
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1. Pistol - 1911 Commander .45acp
2. Sub-machine gun - HK MP7
3. Assault/Battle rifle - SCAR 17s .308
4. Heavy machine gun - M60 purely to be funny. But in all seriousess I would never own one ever if it was 100% legal with no tax stamp or regulation.
5. Sniper rifle - Remington MSR .30-06
6. Shotgun - Mossberg 590 tactical
7. Special Purpose - Ruger 10/22 w/ suppressor

#7 is the most important gun to have out of all of them.


In real life with no worry about Ammo, etc?

AR-15 300 BO suppressed w/ S&W 686 .357mag and a ruger 10/22.
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Old February 4, 2013, 04:35 AM   #15
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Hm. Let's see...

Pistol--1911, .45 ACP
Sub-machine gun--Thompson M1928
Assault/Battle rifle--M14
Heavy machine gun--M2 HB
Sniper rifle--Off the shelf--Winchester M70 in .308.
Shotgun--Winchester 1300, with rifle sights
Special Purpose--heck, I don't know...!
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Old February 5, 2013, 08:48 AM   #16
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Pistol - Sig X-Five (I'll find a way to CC it)
Sub-machine gun - Tommy Gun, West Hurley production, Delux
Assault/Battle rifle - Sig AMT
Heavy machine gun - I don't need one, but I'll take a full auto Sig 550 instead
Sniper rifle - Custom Remington 700 in 300 WM
Shotgun - USAS-12
Special Purpose - M32 grenade launcher.
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Old February 5, 2013, 09:45 AM   #17
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Pistol - My S&W 1911
SMG - None, but a Ruger 10/22 for sure.
Assault/Battle Rifle - Suppressed AR-15 with Nikon P223
Heavy MG - RPK
Sniper - Ruger m77 30-06
Shotgun - Remington 870 Tactical
Special - De Lisle Carbine seems pretty good to me.
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Old February 5, 2013, 02:39 PM   #18
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Single shot 22 caliber rifle with 22 shorts loaded for quiet lethality. I will pick and choose from the remains of all the Rambo's so I won't know whats available till they kill each other off.

Keeping quiet, head low and butt lower makes more sense then carrying enough weapons to arm an infantry squad.
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Old February 5, 2013, 04:26 PM   #19
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Quote:
When SHTF, I'd want to keep it simple.
Too many guns and other supportive stuff would probably have be abandoned.
If it's war, then one semi auto AR type in .308.
And one larger caliber high capacity pistol, something easy to find parts for.
If it was more survival, then a lever action rifle with a revolver in the same caliber.
Like .44 Mag.
No mags to lose.
And probably a pump 12 gauge, too.
That's all.
Same philosophy... I'd add a .22LR in the survival situation.
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Old February 5, 2013, 04:59 PM   #20
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Given that you set this up as a world-gone-to-hell, no access to parts, repairs, or new guns question, my picks focus on availability, reliability, and usefulness.

The categories:

Pistol
Sub-machine gun
Assault/Battle rifle
Heavy machine gun
Sniper rifle
Shotgun
Special Purpose


Here's my list:

Beretta 92A1 (9x19mm)
HK MP5 (9x19mm)
M4 Carbine (5.56x45mm & .223 Remington)
M2 Browning (.50 BMG)
M40 [Accurized Remington Model 700] (.308 Winchester)
Remington 870 Marine Magnum [Nickel-Plated] (12 Gauge)
Ruger 10/22 All-Weather Stainless

Forced to go on the run, I'd take the Beretta 92 and the 10/22.

Forced to pick a single one, I'd pick the 10/22 and a handful of BX-25 magazines.
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Old February 5, 2013, 06:28 PM   #21
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Quote:
The categories:
Pistol
Sub-machine gun
Assault/Battle rifle
Heavy machine gun
Sniper rifle
Shotgun
Special Purpose
OK, I'll play

1. S&W 627
2. PPsH 41
3. Stg. 57
4. Browning M2
5. Zkf-55
6. Browning BPS 10ga.
7. Suppressed Ruger Mk. III
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Old February 5, 2013, 07:42 PM   #22
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Pistol: colt 1911A1 what else?
Submachine: Kriss, Vector
Battle: SCAR Heavy cuz it kicks butt
Heavy machine gun: MA DEUCE... duh
Sniper rifle: Barrett .50
Shotgun: old faithful, mossberg 500
Special purpose: M203 grenade launcher

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Old February 5, 2013, 08:06 PM   #23
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Pistol: Sig P226 Elite Dark TB
Submachine gun: none
Battle rifle: PWS MK114
Heavy machine gun: Medium's plenty - M240B
Sniper rifle: MRAD
Shotgun: 870
Special purpose: Ohio class SSGN
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Old February 5, 2013, 08:14 PM   #24
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Pistol- Obrez Mosin Nagant Pistol
Sub-machine gun- PSSh-42 with 72 rnd drum mag.
Assault/Battle rifle- Accurized Browning BAR
Heavy machine gun-MG42
Sniper rifle- Custom Mauser action 7mm ultra magnum with 30'' barrel
Shotgun-Custom Suppressed 12GA Lever Action
Special Purpose- Single shot 45-70 disguised as a walking cane.
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Old March 13, 2013, 11:17 PM   #25
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With Availability of weapons considered

Okay I'll play, but assuming the world has gone to hell then ammo and parts availability have to be put into consideration:

Pistol : FNP-45
Submachinegun : HK or MKE MP5K
Assault/Battle rifle : Gas Piston AR (full auto); UDMC PVAR
Heavy machine gun : M240
Sniper rifle : Accuracy International AW in .338 Lapua Magnum
Shotgun : Mossberg 500
Special Purpose : Rail-attachable 40mm Underbarrel Grenade Launcher (for AR)

I chose the following because they are all man-portable. And although I'd prefer the MG be mounted on a vehicle, if I ran out of gas or my ride got busted, me or someone else can take it off and go on foot.
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