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Old 05-31-2015, 10:49 AM   #1
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Only Three Guns

If you could have only one handgun, one shotgun, and one rifle, what would you choose? And why?
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Old 05-31-2015, 10:55 AM   #2
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Old 05-31-2015, 11:19 AM   #3
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Old 05-31-2015, 11:22 AM   #4
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Old 05-31-2015, 11:27 AM   #5
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But it sure would be a boring collection indeed.

Maybe good for SHTF.

If I were buying for shooting and not survival?

.308 target of some sort
.223 AR variant
FNX pistol

Makes me think I'm glad it's a hypothetical.
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Old 05-31-2015, 11:30 AM   #6
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Old 05-31-2015, 11:32 AM   #7
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410/.22 because I like to shoot one meal at a time.
The others .. IDK why
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Old 05-31-2015, 11:41 AM   #8
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Old 05-31-2015, 11:50 AM   #9
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Old 05-31-2015, 12:00 PM   #10
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410/.22 because I like to shoot one meal at a time.
The others .. IDK why

I like it bcs if you're going to have one, it better be one you get the most mileage outta.
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Old 05-31-2015, 12:14 PM   #11
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I think we should name the specific gun, not just the caliber.

My picks would be:

S&W Model 686 .357 Magnum.

Binelli Super Black Eagle 12ga.

Springfield Armory M1A National Match .308
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Old 05-31-2015, 12:29 PM   #12
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In my case it's s Springfield .45, a Remmington 30-06 and my fathers Ithaca Arms 12 ga.

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Old 05-31-2015, 02:04 PM   #13
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Old 05-31-2015, 02:04 PM   #14
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But Why?

Knowing WHY you could only have three might also establish some parameters and narrow the field.
I don't hunt anymore (never was very good) but if I might need to so as to eat that would certainly make a difference in choices. Self defense can be a major consideration but under today's (and in my case rural) conditions or under a SHTF consideration. Would I still be able to reload or might I be limited to what ammo I could easily buy or barter for?

Not knowing those or other factors I guess that I would keep my:

12ga Mossberg JM 930, It is reasonably short for easy handling, holds 10 rounds and hits where I expect it to. It could hunt, defend or play.

My Ruger Scout Rifle in .308 would cover hunting in my part of the country and it shoots pretty well when changed over to a higher power conventional mount scope to cover at least medium distance needs.

I think others have made a better handgun choice than I have (choosing from what I own already) as I would go with my S&W model 28 in .357. If I knew for certain that I could continue to reload ammo the 629 Classic in .44 mag would get picked instead (and perhaps never fire a full magnum load). I expect that the 586 or 686 that others mentioned would be a better "if I could only have one..." choice but I don't have any experience with them (yet).

It just seems wrong not to have a .22 rimfire but I could not choose it as THE rifle or handgun cartridge without knowing what I might have to be able to accomplish with my choices.
An interesting mental exercise that I am very glad not to have to do for real!

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Old 05-31-2015, 02:18 PM   #15
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Only Three?????

GLOCK 34 (9MM)
Rem 870 (12ga)
Ruger Mini14 (5.56X45)

FireEscape has a good point. No decent plan would ignore the ubiquitous 22Lr as a very desirable item to have along for the ride.
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