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View Poll Results: if you could only have 1 gun what would it be

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  • rifle

    88 27.50%
  • shotgun

    74 23.13%
  • pistol

    156 48.75%
  • sharp pointy stick

    2 0.63%
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Thread: If you could only have one gun...

  1. #31
    Join Date
    Aug 2008


    Quote Originally Posted by Ceicei View Post
    I'd rather keep all of my firearms (rifles, shotguns, pistols, even my other defense tools such as my fighting sticks, swords, and knives). Why make me choose just one? With that said, at least with my pistol, I can carry it legally with me wherever I go.

    If in the worse-case scenario that everything by legislation becomes banned, then I will voluntarily become a criminal with owning and/or carrying something as a tool of defense (family and self) and a means to feed my family.

    - Ceicei
    CeiCei says it best for me! I don't want to give up ANY of my guns and I feel sorry for any SOB who tries to take them from me. My 9mm and my .45 both have 6 loaded magazines and I have a 10 shot magazine extension for my 12 gauge. My .308 is a tack driver, and I have thousands of rounds of ammo already loaded and enough components to load thousands more. So, as GWB said, "Bring 'em on", but they'd better have a dumptruck load of body bags too 'cause they'll damn sure need them!
    Dan Hill
    SFC, USA (Retired)
    Permanently & Totally Disabled Viet Nam veteran
    Life Member: DAV, NAUS, TREA, USDR, VVA, NRA, Mensa

  3. #32

    Brutal choice

    Tough to make a call...but I was honest, and went with my gut. I'm one of the few that voted for shotgun. Why? For years all I had was a shotgun (my 870 was my first gun given to me when I was 16). I enjoyed shooting trap and bird hunting and always felt very safe with a few 00 rounds in the mag when I was home. If I had to choose between being able to carry concealed, and never go bird hunting again...well, the bird hunting wins.

    I'm really glad this is never a choice we will HAVE to make! If I could only afford one... well, I'd probably sell my old 870 and buy a cheap single shot 12ga and a cheap pistol...no compromise!

  4. #33
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Cajun Land
    My thinking is if the perverbial Manure Hits the Air Circulation Device, I would prefer to be armed with a rifle. I guess with things as they are now, (and that could change any day) I would prefer a good Auto Pistol for carry and home protection.
    Last edited by 1911 Headbanger; 05-18-2009 at 03:24 PM. Reason: wrong
    There's Something Goin' On Here, and it Ain't Funny!!!

  5. #34
    Join Date
    May 2009

    The one gun

    A Colt .45 M1911 - versatile, proven in use and dependable.

  6. #35
    Quote Originally Posted by OldOwl View Post
    Now we know who voted "Sharp pointy stick", LOL.
    Heh! Sharp pointy sticks do have their uses....

    Not my first line of defense, but definitely a tool you don't want to mess...

    - Ceicei

  7. #36
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    central Nevada
    I like all of my guns and wouldn't give up any of them. I picked rifle because they are more accurate for long distances.

  8. First, I echo all the comments that decry such a sorry state of affairs that would limit me to just one gun. Such a case might provide additional considerations that make my choice all the more obvious.

    But if I have to prioritize my list to my primary gun,the one that will serve me in the face of a full spectrum of threats (or opportunities) - I choose an ASR (autoloading sport rifle. I hate the way the Left has molested America with an unfounded aversion to the term "assault rifle"). Mine is a Robinson Armament XCR in 6.8 (or whatever bolt, barrel, magazine combo I install). With a rifle I can engage a full spectrum of targets much more flexibly and effectively than I can with a pistol or shotgun, and I think that safely applies to almost everyone else out there. That said, I was sure glad to have a sidearm to increase my options while serving in A-stan.

  9. Shotgun, without a doubt. But, I live in the sticks and with a shotgun, I can carry open, kill all types of game for survival, and defend myself and family all at the same time. If I lived in downtown I might make a different choice. Alot of this is who you are and where you reside. Or better put, "where you belong"!

    The Dove

  10. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by Ceicei View Post
    Heh! Sharp pointy sticks do have their uses....

    Not my first line of defense, but definitely a tool you don't want to mess...

    - Ceicei
    I'm not messing with you brother man. I just think it's funny you listed them. I keep a katana and an escrima stick in the bedroom. If I see a pistol in a hand coming through the doorway, it will be the first thing to hit the floor.
    You can run... but you'll just die tired. 3%

  11. #40
    Shotgun. For home defense you cant beat it and you cant miss either. For food you have a lot of versitility in shot size from small game to deer size. For open defense you have a good choice of rifled slugs if you don't mind waiting for a 50 yard shot. Believe me I'd like to have a automatic pistol and rifle too, but only one to have? Hands down the versitile shotgun.
    "There's no such thing as a good gun. There's no such thing as a bad gun. A gun in the hands of a bad man is a very dangerous thing. A gun in the hands of a good person is no danger to anyone except the bad guys."

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