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Old January 7, 2008, 05:19 PM   #1
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What's with SHTF threads and handguns?

A handgun is a last resort weapon, that's why armies only issue them to ancillary personel.

When the SHTF gimme a rifle!

7.62 X 51 is preffered, but a 5.56, or a 7.62X39 will do....

just my opinion....
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Old January 7, 2008, 05:33 PM   #2
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you use to fight to your rifle or shotgun or when you run out of aforementioned weapons ammo.
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Old January 7, 2008, 05:48 PM   #3
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It's hard to go out to dinner with a Mossberg in your pants.
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Old January 7, 2008, 06:13 PM   #4
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Old January 7, 2008, 06:33 PM   #5
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As a general principle, I'd agree with you.

But there will be times where you do not want to advertise the fact that you're armed. There are times when you'd like to avoid the attention of over-stressed police or inexperienced National Guardsmen.
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Old January 7, 2008, 07:45 PM   #6
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What's with SHTF threads and handguns?
Because the most commonly carried weapon of the three mentioned Handgun, rifle, and shotgun is the handgun. Everyone with any knowledge of weapons and tactics understands that the little gun is inferior under most circumstances.
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Old January 7, 2008, 09:14 PM   #7
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My first choice if the SHTF would be a rifle. Could be a .22, .357, .30/30, whatever. As long as it's a quality arm, a rifle beats everything, hands down.

Next choice would be a shotgun, preferably a 12-gauge. Doesn't have the range of a rifle, but close up it's rather effective.

Most of us don't have much opportunity to brandish a longgun very often, and that's where the handgun comes in. I'll be the first to concede that a handgun (any handgun) is no match for a longgun, but if that's what you have at the time, it's better than nothing.
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Old January 7, 2008, 09:19 PM   #8
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Sorry guys; we don't do SHTF, TEOTWAWKI, or zombie threads here.

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