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June 3, 2012, 10:42 PM
If you could only own 2 guns what would they be?

for me,

1) remington 870 12 gauge
2) ruger 10 22

June 3, 2012, 11:50 PM
I'm almost the same as you, almost.

Remington 1187
Remington 597

Even though I own a 870 I really like my mates 11 87, that same mate also owns a 10/22, but I much prefer my 597.
I almost put a CZ 452 instead of the 597, but the fun factor of plinking with the semi just nudged it forward.

June 3, 2012, 11:56 PM
I refuse to even fathom such a horrible world where I'm relegated to only 2 guns. since this is the rifle forum I suppose you are only talking about long guns, in which case my 3 handguns are still safe from confiscation so I guess I would pick my Savage No 4 MK1* and a Seekins precision AR15.

June 4, 2012, 06:23 AM
In this mythical world where I only own two guns, I'll also declare that ammo costs nothing. Therefore, I won't pick a .22LR.

I'd say a .223 and .308 could handle anything I need.

June 4, 2012, 08:06 AM
For two long guns, I'd pick pump actions, a Mossberg shotgun and a Remington, in an all around useful rifle caliber.
Pumps will generally work with anything, and, with a little practice, are fast to operate.

June 4, 2012, 08:57 AM
If I had to choose only two, they would be my Ruger M77R in 300WM and my Zaballa side by side in 12Ga. 3".

June 4, 2012, 10:02 AM
I would probably pick a 16" AR15 and a Benelli M4 shotgun

TX Hunter
June 4, 2012, 10:56 AM
If two were all I could have I would want a Pistol I could conceal and a Thompson Contender.

June 4, 2012, 11:14 AM
I own them already...

Remington 700 SPS Buckmasters .270 with Nikon Prostaff 3-9X40 BDC reticle

Ruger 77 Mk II all-weather .300 Win Mag in Boyds stock with Nikon Prostaff 3-9X40 BDC reticle.

June 4, 2012, 11:44 AM
I assume we are talking about rifles.

1-CZ452 LUX .22LR
2-16inch AR15

June 4, 2012, 11:57 AM
I thought all married men could own only two guns, and not the cool ones your buddies own....lol I crack myself up.

I'd say one common rifle such as a mini or AR. Then one of them high dollar fancy-smancy ones that I don't know knothing about at this time.

June 4, 2012, 12:14 PM
mine would be the Savage Model 24C .22LR over 20 gauge :) then a AR-15 :) my 3 caliber weapons in 2 guns hehe

June 4, 2012, 12:30 PM
I'd tell whoever made that 'law' to "[email protected]%$ up a rope" and I'd keep mine.

June 4, 2012, 01:58 PM
- 19" 6.5 Grendel on an AR action

- 375H&H

That about covers ground squirrels to elephants. ;)

June 4, 2012, 02:07 PM
Only 2, what a descision to make. I would take my mossberg 930 12ga and remington 597 .22 lr.

And married men are only allowed 2, But If she doesnt see them they dont exist, lol;)

June 4, 2012, 02:12 PM
I guess I stay with my 300 RUM for anything from 100 yards to 1000+, and my wife's Benelli shot gun for anything that comes closer.

June 4, 2012, 02:29 PM
If I could only own two guns, I would not own any guns and find a new hobby.

Once I get into a hobby, I don't think I could only own two of whatever it may be.

June 4, 2012, 02:42 PM
Two rifles? 30-06 and 22lr. I could hunt any mammal in North America + defend myself.
Two guns? 12 guage pump (18-20" barrel) and Browning Hi Power. Could hunt with the 12 guage if necessary and self defense.

June 4, 2012, 03:39 PM
A National Match M1A, and a M-2 Browning machine gun.:)

Grant D
June 4, 2012, 03:44 PM
I'd have to go with Remington 870 Wingmaster, and Ruger 10/22 also.

June 4, 2012, 05:20 PM
Two long guns? My Savage 110 in 7mm Rem Mag and my Mossberg 500 12ga.

If it were two guns, then they would be my Mossberg 500 12ga (I assume that two barrels, a rifled and smooth bore, only count as 1 gun) and my Springfield TRP 1911 in .45 acp.

June 4, 2012, 06:02 PM
- 6.5 Grendel on an AR platform
- 375 H&H

That about covers ground squirrels-to-elephants. ;)


June 4, 2012, 06:50 PM
M1 Garand
CZ527 Varmint

C&R for the history and reliability and target/varmint for longer distance fun.

Hog Red
June 4, 2012, 06:55 PM
that's easy.....2 Quad 50's

black mamba
June 4, 2012, 07:11 PM
Since it's in the rifle thread, I'll assume two rifles.

1) Winchester Model 70 in .280 AI

2) Winchester Model 70 in 416 Remington Magnum

Cool Breeze
June 4, 2012, 09:35 PM
if I could only have 2 firearms....well then I would certainly be one simple and pretty sorry sort...........

:D I shudder to think of the concept

June 5, 2012, 09:24 AM
Ar15 and and .22 rifle

June 5, 2012, 10:24 AM
30-30 Winchester and model 12 Winchester.

June 5, 2012, 11:05 PM
Sticking with the rifle theme - Win 69A .22 and Pre 64 .30-30

June 6, 2012, 12:36 AM
M1A Scout
R700 in 308

If I'm not buying guns I could afford to keep them running.

June 6, 2012, 01:18 AM
I would have to take my toys & go home,I dont like that game at all.:eek::p

June 6, 2012, 07:27 AM
Not too hard for me to figure out... I currently only have two guns:(

My Marlin 795 .22 and my Savage 10 7mm08. Until I get a chance to put some meat in the freezer with them this fall, there is no way I can convince my wife that getting more guns is a reasonable desire.

June 6, 2012, 10:18 AM
Big P said:
"I would have to take my toys & go home,I dont like that game at all."
^^ LOL :) :) Loved this response!

June 6, 2012, 10:58 AM
I dont like this at all but it would probably be my 14.5" BCM AR15 and my Savage FV SR in .22lr which is suppressed with a SS Sparrow. Although I'd be prett unhappy without my Marlin 336 in 30-30.

Strafer Gott
June 6, 2012, 11:56 AM
I spent quite a bit of time with only two guns, on account of the economy and all. A .22 magnum, and a .36 cal smoke pole was it. You know, I didn't even notice my poverty. Once that holy black gets up your nose, and under your skin, well ain't no way I'm going thru life without it.
Anyway, make mine a Savage 24 in .22wmr/20 gauge, and a '51 Colt, for inhalation therapy.

Thanks for the eyes

June 6, 2012, 12:19 PM
I already have them: My Marhoff Drilling - 16x16x.22Sav HiPower AI and my single shot 98 Mauser in 30-40 AI.
If I had to choose two different guns I would have a combo 30-06/12 ga. and a single shot .22LR.

June 6, 2012, 01:45 PM
Wow, this is a toughy, but I feel I must have a rifle.

As I have what I want in weapons, for my rifle I'd choose my RRA LAR-6 Mid-Length in 6.8spc.

The second one I'm having a difficult time deciding on, depending on the situation it'd either be a .22lr rifle or my Glock 21.

June 6, 2012, 06:06 PM
I'd have to go with two rifles I already have.

1- CZ 527 carbine in 7.62x39 w/ leupold VXII 2x7x33 scope
2- CZ 452 American in .22lr. w/ leupold VXII 3-9x33 efr scope

But what about my shotgun (870 18") & handgun (Kimber 1911) :eek:

June 6, 2012, 06:47 PM
A custom 12 gauge O/U for targets and a custom 28 Gauge O/U for birds; all zombie stuff is not worth considering

June 7, 2012, 07:50 PM
I have to agree with KMAX
Ruger m77 30.06
Ruger 10/222
But I can just have two, pray it never comes to that

TX Hunter
June 7, 2012, 08:21 PM
The two I chose were the best I thought would work for the situation, a good Concealed Carry Weapon, to defend myself, and the Thompson Contender, that way I could use the one action for my .22 Rimfire, CenterFire Rifle, Muzzle Loader, and Shotgun needs. :D:D:D:D:D

Metal god
June 7, 2012, 09:04 PM
Sticking with the rifle theme I' go with my Mossberg 500a and an AR in 308 . I have an AR in 5.56 but if its only two guns then you better go with the big dog

TX Hunter
June 7, 2012, 09:46 PM
The Thread is entitled Two Guns, not rifles, now if it was only Two Rifles, It would be wise to get a Rimfire, and a Center Fire.

June 7, 2012, 11:19 PM
My choice would be my Remington 870 Express Super Mag 12ga. and my sporterized Remington Springfield 30-06. Those two would cover just about everything in North America from squirrel to moose to bad guys.

The 12ga was the first gun my wife bought me back in 98 and the 30-06 topped with a Burris scope and shooting my handloads is an extremely accurate rifle. Whoever had it before me put a beautiful maple stock on it that I recently had refinished.

Jack O'Conner
June 9, 2012, 07:09 AM
Double barrel 16 gauge for running and flying game.

Savage 99 .308 for big game hunting.


June 9, 2012, 07:45 AM
I guess my 870 pump and my Remington 760 carbine in 308....

June 9, 2012, 08:34 AM
I could easily (almost on the verge of happily) get by with a pump shotgun and a 10/22.


June 9, 2012, 08:41 AM
AR15 and a Glock 21

Metal god
June 9, 2012, 12:11 PM
TX Hunter

Yea I think your right . So I change my picks to TC Encore with a barrel in every cal, they make . and a Glock 21 . Woo Hoo im a cheating fool .

June 9, 2012, 06:42 PM
Such a horrible thought.

The only way that could happen is if I get buried with one in each hand.

June 9, 2012, 06:49 PM
870 and 10/22

June 9, 2012, 06:59 PM
That question just makes my heart ache. I'd have to have my S&W 686+, but I'd also have to have my Mossberg 550, but I'd also have to have my Glock 19, and my 10/22, and ....it's not a fair question! :) Fortunately, we live in the best country in the world--and we don't HAVE to choose!


OK, so I know it's not probably logical, but I'd take my 686+ and my AR-15

June 9, 2012, 09:01 PM
Prolly have to go with an 12GA 870 and and a Ruger 10/22. Good combo.

Ignition Override
June 10, 2012, 01:15 AM
With present ammo and reloading costs being a factor:
my M-1 Garand (from the CMP) and the SKS. I would cheat and still have the ancient 1940's Savage .22!

If ammo coast were not a factor: the Garand and one of my Enfield #4/Mk.1s.

The FN-49 might be a nice replacement for one of these, based on glowing reports, but there are ammo cost or corrosive (8mm Mauser) cleaning issues.

June 11, 2012, 12:10 PM
In this dream world, a reminton 870 and my 44 mag Henry rife. in the shotgun small game and some deer sized citters and home defence; the rifle, bigger game and home defence at a distance.

June 11, 2012, 12:44 PM
Saiga AK-47 simple because its a brand new manufactured AK and the lack of maintenance it requires. Then I would have to go with a Saiga 12 Gauge only because you can have the 20 round drum magazines. I would gladly take my Remington 870, 7 rounds vs 20. I'm going for the 20 round drum.

June 11, 2012, 02:38 PM
RUGER MKII GOVERNMENT MODEL .22LR pistol; set up for a scope when needed or wanted.

AR-15 with extra uppers/mags in .223 Wylde; .450 Bushmaster and .50 BMG.


June 11, 2012, 03:19 PM
1. My BCM 16" AR.

2. GAU-8/A. You know, for home defense. :D

June 12, 2012, 03:25 AM
10/22 and 870. youll never go hungry.

June 12, 2012, 03:49 AM
Hypothetically if I could only have 2 rifles, they would be:

1. AR15 (Noveske or Colt)
2. Barrett 50cal semi-auto

one for close-medium range work, and the other for everything else :D

June 14, 2012, 05:52 AM
This is an agonizing question but after a review of all of the options, I agree that the optimum compromise would be a reliable pump 12 gauge and a reliable .22 rifle. You could cover all of the bases with this combination up to 100 yards. This would be for a general survival scenario.

If it hit the fan and it became a defensive situation, then the optimum combo would be a concealable folding stock AK47 and a 12 gauge pump.

Rustle in the Bushes
June 15, 2012, 01:31 AM
1) 870 18" threaded for chokes with rifle sights

2) cz 452 .22 cal


June 15, 2012, 08:08 AM
If I could only own two guns I'd cry.

June 17, 2012, 08:14 AM
my two
ruger 10-22
ruger m77 30-06

Sharpsdressed Man
June 17, 2012, 07:45 PM

June 19, 2012, 12:40 PM
Since this is posted in the rifles section, I'm guessing I can keep all my pistols, but that shotguns count, because they're (mostly) long :D

1) Savage 110F .30-06
2) Remington 870 12g (and my assorted barrels)

June 19, 2012, 01:46 PM
Only two? :mad: Without a doubt my mossberg 620k 22mag and my rem 700 3006. I do love the idea of the contender, encore choice though...thinking outside the box.

bailey bud
June 19, 2012, 04:20 PM
Well - I'd cheat.......

a) Rossi Trifecta
(20 ga, .22, and .243 --- all in one!)

b) a 9mm handgun

340 Weatherby
June 19, 2012, 04:20 PM
My 340 to kill their trucks to keep the bad guys from getting to close. and my 30-30 Winchester to clean up the leftovers.

June 20, 2012, 11:12 AM
Man that is hard. I'm not sure I can do just two.
1. A nice .22LR (I have an old Rem 511 that is a laser, but I'd love a cz 452)
2. 870 Wingmaster with a set of barrels for bird and deer

On top of that, a rifle between 6.5 and 8mm, and a handgun.

June 21, 2012, 10:48 PM
This goes against my basic premise, that every law abiding home should have 5 guns:

center fire rifle
center fire handgun
22 rifle
22 handgun

Some may think this is overkill, but I think its basic. You fill in the action type, caliber and brand of the above 5 and there isn't much you can't do with a gun that needs doing. Sorry, two guns is insufficient by three guns.

But if forced, my two would be a Glock 20 with a 40 S&W barrel and 22 conversion kit and a Remington 870 pump gun with 20 and 30 inch smoothbore barrels and a rifled slug barrel.

June 22, 2012, 10:47 PM
Want to change my vote from 870 and 10/22.

To 17 shot 9mm handgun for defense and savage shotgun/rifle combo for hunting. This after watching the "out of the wild" TV program.

June 23, 2012, 03:05 PM
How to use if only two?

Marlin 60 semi-auto with Nikon Prostaff 3x9x40 scope (for food and economy of ammo)

Mossberg 12-guage 535 with 3.5 Mag chamber (for protection).


High Standard Sport King .22 semi-auto (for food and economy)

PX4 Storm 40 cal with Hornady Critical Defense rounds (for protection).

June 24, 2012, 01:24 AM
rough choice.

Remington 870 12ga
Glock 17

almost chose the Rossi Wizard, you can get TONS of different barrels from centerfire rifle to shotgun and even BP. But, that's not really in the spirit of the thread to own 10 different barrels :)

TX Hunter
June 24, 2012, 12:38 PM
Why do Threads like this one amble on forever, when the interesting ones get closed or ignored ? Just wondering.

June 24, 2012, 04:31 PM
1. 1911 Dan Wesson Pointman7-45.
2. Mini 14.

I would want a third one -- Ruger 10/22.

June 24, 2012, 04:37 PM
I would hate to part with all of my guns, i'm afraid i would have to burry my gun safes in the backyard, and when i need one, i get the shovel, but on a serious note; i would keep my ar platform in .300 remington short action ultra magnum, and my mp5 kurz for an everyday carry:cool:

June 24, 2012, 08:54 PM
1. Noveske AR15
2. Sig Sauer P226

Nine the Ranger
June 24, 2012, 09:24 PM
I'm sad because I do own only two guns. But they are my babies.

My Marlin 336 30-30, and my Marlin 925m.

June 26, 2012, 11:11 PM
Spare me from that, but ....since this is the rifle forum:

-a .22 lr, likely a Ruger 77/22

-a medium bolt, likely an 06' or .308, make dependent on price.

Both would be topped w/ fixed power Leupolds. 4 and 6x respectivley.

That would suit me up to elk/moose size game, though I'll likely never get to hunt either.

Steel Talon
June 27, 2012, 04:09 AM
1. My 25-06 Rem.
2. 870 pump action 12ga

June 27, 2012, 08:35 AM
My two guns would be a Browning Auto-5 shotgun in 12 ga. and a Colt Commander in 45ACP.
My wife's two would be a Ruger 10/22 and a S&W Model 17.

gun nut
June 28, 2012, 08:04 AM
It would have to be my 870 and a bolt action 30-06.

June 29, 2012, 04:31 PM
7mmRemMag bolt action rifle

380 pocket pistol

Does my wife get two?
10/22 and Browning A5 12 ga

July 2, 2012, 12:05 PM
Two guns....
A 1911 pistol.
An Ithaca 37 in 12 gauge.

Two long guns...
An Ithaca 37 (like that shotgun, I do.)
A .30-06, probably the one that I have.


July 3, 2012, 12:40 AM
id say 270 and 20 gauge

July 13, 2012, 01:55 AM
.223/5.56x45 and .308 or
12ga with stock barrel and rifled slug barrel and .223/5.56x45
Or, you could check out the Thompson Center Dimension rifles - they have interchangable barrels etc, for up to 8 or so different cartriges. and a .223/"

July 25, 2012, 11:39 AM

remington 1100 12 ga

July 25, 2012, 11:49 AM
1-ruger gunsite .308
2- smith and Wesson m&p15-22( only because i Have more mags for it than my 10/22)

Hard choice not including a handgun.

July 25, 2012, 11:59 AM
I could live with two long guns, heck I live with only three:eek:

1.Browning BSS 12 gauge
2.Winchester model 63 .22lr

July 26, 2012, 08:09 AM
Only two. Sorry, can't play. That's just not going to work for me.:)

July 26, 2012, 04:03 PM
Marlin 45/70 that covers all animals

July 26, 2012, 04:25 PM
1 long gun: My 1897 lever action 12 gauge...holds 7 rounds of buck or slug.

1 handgun: My Ruger New Vaquero .357 mag, 5.5 inch barrel.

July 26, 2012, 06:54 PM
My Dan Wesson 1911 and my m1a/m14 scout..... I could be content with those.... I could walk into hell with those!

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July 26, 2012, 08:14 PM
Remington 870
Smith and Wesson 629

Two most versatile guns ever. Birds, small game, big game, bad guys.

Jack O'Conner
July 27, 2012, 07:12 AM
1. Marlin 30-30

2. Marlin 22 MAG

July 27, 2012, 07:19 AM
My suppressed 22 ruger mark2 and my ar15 also suppressed.

Deja vu
July 29, 2012, 07:04 PM
only need 1: TC encore (with lots of barrels)

July 29, 2012, 07:10 PM
44 magnum repeating rifle and 44 magnum stainless steel revolver(Ruger or S&W)

**basically a good rifle and good handgun would be my first choices**

North East Redneck
July 29, 2012, 09:37 PM
That is one tough question.
Two guns- Ruger Old Army and a .22 lever action.
Two long guns- 870 and a .22 lever.
Two rifles- an AR in 5.56 and a .22 lever.

July 31, 2012, 01:25 PM
Two guns: 4-inch .357 Mag revolver and a 12 gauge pump.
For me, a Ruger GP100 and a Mossberg 500.

Two long guns: 12 gauge pump and a good bolt action in .30 caliber.
For me, a Mossberg 500 and a Remington 700 BDL in .30-06.

Two rifles: bolt actions in .22LR and .30 caliber.
For me, Remington 541T and a 700 BDL.

July 31, 2012, 05:10 PM
Colt 6920
Beretta M9/92FS

July 31, 2012, 08:43 PM
If you could only own 2 guns what would they be?
If I could only own two guns, I would move away from waerever you live to where I live. I don't even like the Big Brother, un-American, anti-Inalienable Rights mentality that would try to restrict gun ownership, let alone the whimpering, bedwetting sycophancy that asks "what are we gonna do if . . .?". Instead of pondering the tragedy of limiting firearms ownership, how about pondering the benefits of enforcing some of the anti-crime laws on the books and leave the law-abiding citizens alone?

July 31, 2012, 09:38 PM
Hmmm. i would want a Dragonov SVD and a Henry arm Model 1860 Repeater rifle in .44 Rimfire. Then I would take this two guns, go to the military armory, Snipe the snipers and outdoor roving guards with the dragonov, break in with the henry at ready, take control,arm the population with Kalshnikov's and M16's and overthrow the government (it would be their fault that this retarded law was passed).

July 31, 2012, 10:01 PM
M107A1 Why let them even try to get close?
Sig 229 If they do.

August 2, 2012, 02:35 PM
Definitely easy to tell the city boys from the country type folk on this thread. As for blaming and overthrowing the government...... You do realize there are many more likely reasons for having to downsize than a law being passed don't you?

August 2, 2012, 02:41 PM
If I could only own two guns, I would move away from waerever you live to where I live. I don't even like the Big Brother, un-American, anti-Inalienable Rights mentality that would try to restrict gun ownership, let alone the whimpering, bedwetting sycophancy that asks "what are we gonna do if . . .?". Instead of pondering the tragedy of limiting firearms ownership, how about pondering the benefits of enforcing some of the anti-crime laws on the books and leave the law-abiding citizens alone?

Hey buddy cool out there, it's a question. No need to go all extremist on us.

August 3, 2012, 12:29 AM
Vanguard you cool it buddy. Your kind hasnt taken over yet pal. We still have free speech last time I checked my man.

August 3, 2012, 02:16 AM
I'd probably go with a 10/22 rifle plus either a .357 mangum revolver or maybe a 9mm auto

August 3, 2012, 08:37 AM
Vanguard you cool it buddy. Your kind hasnt taken over yet pal. We still have free speech last time I checked my man.

And part of free speech is being able to call a dumb comment a dumb comment. As a matter of fact we not only can do that but more often should. This PC/tolerance crud we are currently infected with is one of the biggest problems we face today. Ya know what kept people from saying or doing dumb idiotic things in the past? The fear that the more level headed would call em out for what they are. I'm all for individualism and doing what ever floats your boat but I'm also all for callin a spade a spade and will do that at the drop of a hat. My right and obligation. What Vangard said was right on.

August 3, 2012, 10:03 AM
I appreciate that Kenny, I just didn't see the need for what he said when the OP was just asking a question, no reason to attack him.

August 3, 2012, 01:09 PM
I didn't attack the OP, I just said that what he was asking is un-American, anti-2nd amendment, a cave-in to anti-gunners (who would first try to limit the number of guns you own), and panicking. I allow for other's right to ask whimpery questions, but I prefer not to be defeatist and I never plan to be overwhelmed. Learned that lesson the hard way in the USMC. You guys go ahead and plan what you will do, I will not even consider giving in. So I'm not PC, what's new?

August 3, 2012, 03:08 PM
I'll take my .22LR M82A1 and .22LR M200 dual wielded

Ruger 10/22 M82A1 and Marlin XT-22 M200 Cheytac

August 4, 2012, 11:19 AM
A .50 Alaskan double barrel, and a 12 gage/.308 over & under.

August 6, 2012, 01:45 PM
"If you could only own two guns? "

Happily, I don't live in a hypothetical world so I'm not limited to that.

August 6, 2012, 01:52 PM
S&W 686 and Rem. 870 12 Gauge.

August 6, 2012, 05:08 PM

I always figured on three - rifle, shotgun and pistol. But you are limiting me to two.

I guess I'll go rifle and shotgun. An AR-15 and a Remington 870.

August 6, 2012, 08:25 PM
I didn't attack the OP, I just said that what he was asking is un-American, anti-2nd amendment, a cave-in to anti-gunners (who would first try to limit the number of guns you own), and panicking. I allow for other's right to ask whimpery questions, but I prefer not to be defeatist and I never plan to be overwhelmed. Learned that lesson the hard way in the USMC. You guys go ahead and plan what you will do, I will not even consider giving in. So I'm not PC, what's new?

Haha, different stroke for different folks I guess. You're post seemed quite aggressive almost as if you were attacking him. But hey, at least you're firm in your beliefs.

Colorado Redneck
August 6, 2012, 09:09 PM
I started reading this thread a while back, and never once did the OP's first post seem like it was about some legal entanglment over gun ownership. Guess I am just naive, but it seemed like a question aimed more at somebody like me about 25 years ago when my ex wife was taking well over half my paycheck, and I couldn't afford to pick my nose more than once a week.

August 8, 2012, 10:25 AM
I'll never just own 2 guns, but

Savage 24V in 30-30 and 20 gauge
Magnum Research Baby Eagle (IWI Jericho 941) in 9mm

August 11, 2012, 12:08 PM
There is no need to make this a serious question. Sometimes the idea of evaluating your needs or wants is fun. Over the last many years I have bought guns for fun, because I could or because I decided I had to have them because they were the newest thing. Many were sold later as bad choices.

I think a thread like this gives us the opportunity to take a look at what we have, or want or need. "What if" happens everyday. What if you had a fire? What if you had a hurricane or flood, or whatever, what would you grab/save or what if you lost your job, as I have, and had to sell toys(guns) to feed the family for a while? It isn't always politics. Sometimes it is necessity.

Sometimes it is nothing more than a chance to think about our favorites. The question is for fun and the OP's curiosity. So that is my $.02 worth. So what would I save or keep?
Rifles: .308 bolt gun of some kind, probably a Ruger and a .22 bolt gun
Handguns: 1911 Commander type and a .45 Colt SA
One ea: Ruger Gunsite .308 or Hawkeye Compact .308 and a Ruger MkII .22 auto

Will I change my mind next week, probably. But I enjoy figuring it out and having some fun doing it.

August 12, 2012, 08:22 AM
There was a time in my life when I only had two guns: a Winchester 94 in .30-30 and an Ithaca 49 single shot .22. They were holdovers from a previous life and probably an acceptable "two guns only scenario". The 94 has still 'never' been fired.

The most recent two would also probably be adequate in the "two guns only scenario": an FEG Hi-power clone and a Marlin 39A

Or the "two guns, but more choices scenario": Two Savage 24's, one in .30-30/20 gauge and one in .22/.410

Two guns for each person in the household? Even more possibilities! Gotta love a big family.

Ignition Override
August 13, 2012, 12:35 AM
The second semi-auto rifle I've ever bought was the SKS, back in spring of '08 (age 52).

The cheap ammo and this rifle type's overall value attracted me, but the fact that our many far-left Dems don't want citizens to have them was tasty, sweet icing on the cake. This made an SKS (or VZ-58, AK clone, AR etc) even more appealing.

This "icing" could not be separated from the desire to have a first rifle in this general category.

August 15, 2012, 02:15 PM
Wheatherby pa459
Nosin nagant

August 17, 2012, 08:39 AM
Real hard choices...
The 1911 70-series Combat Commander @.45acp. Barrel and mag set-up to allow .22LR. AND, if it will operate as a drop-in, a 9mmP OR .38 Super barrel. Lived too long in a state where pistol ownership was not encouraged so never again Godwilling shall I be without a good pistol. The Ruger combo revolver in .45acp/.45 Colt would work too, just bulky to carry concealed.
The second weapon presents a problem- need something that can reach out beyond 100 yards, AND something to hunt with.
An old neighbor guy had a beautiful German dreilling he snagged after ww2 in Germany. It was as I recall, two 16 ga barrels with a rifle stacked between and over the double bbls either 8mm or 9.3 Mauser. (memory fails at the details). A weighty hunting weapon but would cover the bases of various game and hunting situations.
Another second gun (since dreillings are classic and very collectable guns and hard to find) would be an Remington 1100 or 11-87 auto, or an 870 pump with extended mag tube, to use or to change out when hunting regs require.
Being taught originally to shotgun hunt in the deer-woods of Michigan, I saw 870 barrels dedicated to rifle sights (or scope), the barrels having a slow twist rifling to stabilise slugs. Judging by as many I saw, they must work well enuf at least in the closer ranges. Of course, with the extended shell-tube and shorter barrel installed, the trusty Remington makes a useful defensive weapon. I dunno if the Remmie autos can swap barrels and tubes so easily but if so I'd prefer the semi-auto.