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

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    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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    Re: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

    I voted for AR-10, since I have become pretty fond of mine. However, for my very limited gun collection, I buy guns with disaster in mind. A disaster can quickly make an orderly town into an anarchy situation in some cases, so I want to be able to defend myself. I also have an AK-47 because I believe they will take a lot of abuse and keep going; I have enough handguns for everyone in my house; and I own a shotgun too just in case. I have plans to buy more, but I have limited funds so other things are higher on the priority list. I am thinking my next gun will either be a .40 Glock or an AR-15; I haven't made up my mind yet.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    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?)
    It's already been established that small game would be trapped...not shot. If I wanted an elk or a deer, the Casull would do just fine.

    My comment about defense would apply to anything that would require defending against...human or animal.
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    Re: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    It's already been established that small game would be trapped...not shot. If I wanted an elk or a deer, the Casull would do just fine.

    My comment about defense would apply to anything that would require defending against...human or animal.
    I know a bit about pistols. Shot on the IPSC tour as a Master class (limited and open)

    I have shot several clean (500X500) glock league events and have 5 600/60X PPC scores to my credit and more 600 58X+ scores than I can count and I can tell you, hitting game under stressful situations with a heavy revolver is not all that easy


    just saying..............

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

    I chose the AR-configuration because that is what I have trained with and employed, and I'm not too terribly shabby at it.

    For those coming to this question with equivalent training/experience (or lack thereof) I would say the indestructibility of the AK-variant would make it a superior choice - the AK was designed to be used by under-trained soldiers and never, ever, fail.

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

    If we are talking about a disaster and not a war, alien invasion, or zombie apocalypse; I would choose to carry a Glock.
    It would be in the category of tool. Its lightweight, decent range and power would make it simple to carry long distances and use for hunting purposes. Also it is used by the police so ammunition would not be too difficult to find.
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    Re: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I know a bit about pistols. Shot on the IPSC tour as a Master class (limited and open)

    I have shot several clean (500X500) glock league events and have 5 600/60X PPC scores to my credit and more 600 58X+ scores than I can count and I can tell you, hitting game under stressful situations with a heavy revolver is not all that easy


    just saying..............
    On the other hand, my ex-wife has taken two deer and one elk in the past three years with her Casull. It does have a scope, though.
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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.
    100? Most soldiers can hit 300m at least 50% with the AR iron. I think that establishes stand-off range. Few freaks will take something that can reach out farther (even presuming no scopes). If someone has a pistol, they live at my will, and my peeps who great them will explain that clearly.

    Is this apocaplyse or just disaster?
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    Re: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    On the other hand, my ex-wife has taken two deer and one elk in the past three years with her Casull. It does have a scope, though.

    yeah I have too though I prefer a bow since its a bit more sporting but I would never advocate a bow as an all round survival weapon

    I don't find a handgun versatile enough for a primary survival weapon

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    100? Most soldiers can hit 300m at least 50% with the AR iron. I think that establishes stand-off range. Few freaks will take something that can reach out further (even presuming no scopes). If someone has a pistol, they live at my will, and my peeps who great them will explain that clearly.

    Is this apocaplyse or just disaster?
    true, I shot expert on the military course using a Garand, and M14 and a M16 and that was iron sights out to 600 yards

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