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
    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.
    If that is your preference, then by all means, that is what you should do.
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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.
    And yes, you are much better off to be meek and defenseless...just sit idly by and wait for help to come... SMDH
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    Re: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    If that is your preference, then by all means, that is what you should do.
    Of course, I'm not trying to tell you what you should do, just stating what I believe.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefgator View Post
    And yes, you are much better off to be meek and defenseless...just sit idly by and wait for help to come... SMDH
    I believe I would be. I would try not to stay around long enough for people to want to kill/rob others for food.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post


    ZUUUUUULUUUUU
    a wonderful movie with chief Gatcha Butelezei (Sp) and his people playing the role of their ancestors

    what was interesting about a movie made over 40 years ago was how respectful it was of the brave Zulu Impis that charged with stabbing spears into a line of the most disciplined soldiers then known to the world. British regulars not only had the best single shot rifle available at the time, they also were the best close quarters bayonet fighters around and that long cruciform bayonet would go right through the zulu cowhide shield

    the British also had a nasty little trick-the Martini-Henry rifles had a brass buttplate and the BRitish soldiers would lunge with the bayonet. the Zulu would try to block upwards with their shield and the brit would spin that rifle around and break the jaw or the face of the zulu warrior with that heavy stock and buttplate. The Brit could fire a round every 4 seconds with those rifles and when you had 60 or so in rows with bayonets fixed forward firing rounds that would go through 2-3 light zulu bodies the concentrated killing power that the zulus were forced to confront was absolutely hellish

    interesting, at Rourke's drift the Memorial-erected by the Brits only made note of the Native warriors (the Zulu) though HRH Queen Victoria awarded her cross to 14 or so of her soldiers at Rourke's drift

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    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.
    If not one American has died in one during war, then I assume you wouldn't either
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    Re: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefgator View Post
    And yes, you are much better off to be meek and defenseless...just sit idly by and wait for help to come... SMDH
    its to be expected when one's philosophy is outsourcing personal responsibility to a nanny state government?

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

    I would take the Casull for a couple of reasons.

    1. If I need to hunt meat, the Casull will take down any North American animal I'm likely to come across.

    2. I'm interested in defense...not offense. The pistol is better suited for relatively close targets and I'll rely on my own abilities to remain unseen at longer ranges.
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    Re: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    its to be expected when one's philosophy is outsourcing personal responsibility to a nanny state government?
    And you're getting this information from where? When did I state I believe it's the Government's responsibility to take care of me?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Das Sozialist View Post
    I believe I would be. I would try not to stay around long enough for people to want to kill/rob others for food.
    Why not organize the craziest of them and run a business out of it. You could barter ramen noodles for something good like fresh meat or land. In times of adversity there will always be opportunity
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    Re: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    I would take the Casull for a couple of reasons.

    1. If I need to hunt meat, the Casull will take down any North American animal I'm likely to come across.
    In a situation as described, though, it seems that small game would be much more suitable, due to storage and preservation concerns. (or were you referring to defense against large animals?)
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