View Poll Results: A disaster hits your area and you have 100 rounds. What weapon to bring?

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  • AR-15 Semi-Auto 5.56 or AR-10 in .308

    9 21.43%
  • AK-47 or in 7.62 to .308

    7 16.67%
  • 3030 to .308 lever action rifle

    2 4.76%
  • 3030 to .308 bolt action rifle

    5 11.90%
  • Any revolver from .38 to 454 Casull

    5 11.90%
  • Any Auto Pistol from 9mm to .50 cal

    5 11.90%
  • Knife or Other: Please Explane.

    8 19.05%
  • None

    1 2.38%
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Thread: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

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    Re: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

    Quote Originally Posted by Das Sozialist View Post
    I always thought leaving the area would be easier than shooting someone, unless it was a flood/tsunami or something that made you unable to move.
    In such as situation, it could be necessary to shoot in order to move out of the area. In a real disaster, people get pretty panicked and crazy, and a gun for self-defense is a must, especially in a high-population area.
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    Re: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Knife or other.

    Here is the other:
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    Re: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

    The revolver. It is heavy (perfect for pistol whipping), powerful, and ammo efficient. Plus, in an apocalypse, it would give me an image as being lawful, powerful, and someone that should be followed. Furthermore, it would play to my fantasy of being a cowboy. I wouldn't use it for hunting as their would be no need. Me and my pack of loyal followers would ride our horses (or broom handles) into an abandoned grocery store and live there until the food is gone. Then we would just move on and eventually settle somewhere in the rural south and start a small farming community that will be the rebirth of America. That's just me though
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    Re: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    In such as situation, it could be necessary to shoot in order to move out of the area. In a real disaster, people get pretty panicked and crazy, and a gun for self-defense is a must, especially in a high-population area.
    Being armed would bring more attention to yourself, wouldn't it? If someone sees that you're armed, they're going to think you have something to defend/hide.

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    Re: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

    Quote Originally Posted by Das Sozialist View Post
    I always thought leaving the area would be easier than shooting someone, unless it was a flood/tsunami or something that made you unable to move.
    Well lets be clear, we aren't talking about going all Mad Max Road Warrior here. If we're talking about a natural disaster survivor situation here, then odds are you won't need to blast your way out of any situation and if you're smart and not completely unlucky you won't need to use your weapon at all. The weapon isn't to allow you to pick fights, that kind of thing is almost always completely unnecessary or not worth the risk for whatever you reward you may get out of it, its to protect yourself.

    In a natural disaster you know for a fact that help is coming, if you're in an urban area food may be an issue if your pantry happens to be completely empty and salvage isn't an option. So your first and only goal should be to make your way to a rescue facility with some basic supplies for your trip depending on how long it may be, not to pick fights with people.

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    Re: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

    Quote Originally Posted by Das Sozialist View Post
    Being armed would bring more attention to yourself, wouldn't it? If someone sees that you're armed, they're going to think you have something to defend/hide.
    Yes, it does bring attention to you, which is why you had better be sure you're proficient with a weapon, rather than just a dumbass playing Rambo.
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    Re: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

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    I suspect that running one of those mothers by yourself would be rather taxing

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    Re: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Yes, it does bring attention to you, which is why you had better be sure you're proficient with a weapon, rather than just a dumbass playing Rambo.
    If you didn't draw attention to yourself by having a gun, or at least a long-gun, you wouldn't need to worry as much about your proficiency.

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    Re: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    I doubt that. We are not running around with binoculars or scopes. So the effective range for line of site is about all you got. Open site at 100 yards, you are a tiny target. But at that range my hooded Marlin open site can do 5 round groupings you can put a quarter on. So going to have to disagree.



    In urban or jungle environments, the 7.62 not only bucks brush etc better, it hits harder.



    So have I including the Veper and an AKM. Admittedly I never owned one in 545.



    .308 is the finest combat round ever made. If it hits you anyplace you are out period. the next time that little 545 takes down a 500lb Elk, let me know. There is a reason they are illegal for dear hunting.



    Again we are talking survival emergency situations. You are not going to have coated optics or anything even close. You have 100 rounds and the basic gun, that's it. Don't keep adding things in TD.

    I have coated optics on one of my AKs

    I have a Gen 4 ASN passive night vision scope on an M4 and a TIU flip up unit on a Rock River AR 10

    and you might talk to people who have actually seen people shot with the Soviet round. the afghans claimed the rounds were poisoned due to the extreme lethality of the 53 WASP bullet.

    your premise was the most versatile weapon going. a lever in 30-30 isn't close

    (and yeah I have a couple centerfire Lever actions as well)

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    Re: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Abrams are nothing more than glorified gas guzzlers when you only have one person operating the vehicle...
    Where did the OP say that either fuel or friends was limited?

    And the Abrams gas turbine engine will run on just about any liquid with combustible properties.

    Besides, even when I run out of ammo - I will be a LOT safer sitting in that then you will be sitting in your house.
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