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Ubiquitous SHTF Gun Thread ... the sequel

Discussion in 'Survival Discussions' started by Held Fast, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. Moroco Mole

    Moroco Mole G&G Evangelist

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    My Remington 870 20 gauge Magnum express.
    1. I have every choke and a ton of different use ammo.
    2. I have a tube extender to make it hold 9+1 2&3/4 shells.
    3.It loads pretty quick and I'm a natural aim with it.
    4.Its custom fitted, just for me. Plus, I can carry it on my back and I hardly know it is there.
    5.Recoil- muzzel flip, is very controllable.
    6. Compared to all other guns I am just naturally awesome with a pump.
    7. I have a lot of spare parts and a complete tool kit just for it.
     
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  2. I'm reading the thread with interest because I'm not sure what I'd want or end up with.

    It would probably be my EDC Sig P938 in 9mm (when I get it, that is). No, it doesn't have a huge capacity mag, but the mags are small, so I could load and carry quite a few. Ammo availability? Oh please...lol 9mm is as common as crabgrass and I'm really sure I'd find some that others "no longer have a need for".

    If I had to have a long gun, I'm clueless. While the Mosin would be great in terms of removing threats and taking big game, ammo availability is a problem. I like 12g shot guns, preferably side by sides. Ammo is as common as crab grass and about as cheap.

    Anybody have any suggestions for something easy to maintain, cheap to feed and isn't an AR?
     
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  3. john_r

    john_r G&G Evangelist

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    Cheap rifle to feed, a 9mm carbine. Sub2000, Hipoint, etc. or a 10/22.
     
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  4. Would the 9mm carbine take the same 9mm as the Sig p938? I'm thinking it would, but I could be very wrong. :)
     
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  5. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    Marlin M336 lever rifle in .30-30. Ammo is available anywhere ammo is sold.
     
  6. john_r

    john_r G&G Evangelist

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    It certainly would.
     
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  7. Stickman

    Stickman Less well known member Forum Contributor

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    Supremely viable!:D
     
  8. MosinRuger

    MosinRuger G&G Evangelist

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    My AR-15 for sure. Runner up would be the 10/22, but i'd rather have the greater "firepower" of the 223/556.

    I have a rifle Go-Bag set up with the rifle all necessary accessories, tools and cleaning supplies, along with about 300 rounds of ammo, half of it loaded into mags.

    I can this bag fairly well but not very far. If need be i could ditch alot of the stuff and just put the ammo in my BOB and carry the rifle. things like the bipod and extra optic arent necessary.

    But the AR-15 can serve both the defense and hunting capabilities while still being lightweight and light small ammo(relatively).
     
  9. Rex in OTZ

    Rex in OTZ G&G Evangelist

    Ah what about the Savage model 24 combo over under?
    .223/20ga
     
  10. austinjoe13

    austinjoe13 G&G Evangelist

    Probably the Dirty-30 Marlin. There's no mags to lose, and the action is solid. I will always have a bow for taking game. I'd pretty much only need a defensive weapon.
     
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  11. Held Fast

    Held Fast G&G Evangelist

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    If you got a 226 instead of the 938, a Sub2k would even use the same magazines.
     
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  12. That may well be true, but the 938 is more my style. The P226 is a full size and uses .22lr, whereas the P938 is a 9mm subcompact. Much more useful for EDC and concealed carry.

    I looked at the 9mm carbines suggested and well...how do I put this politely? They're butt ugly and out of budget.
     
  13. john_r

    john_r G&G Evangelist

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    The Beretta CX4 is pretty sexy looking, but as you say out of most people's budget.

    Same with the Ruger 9mm carbine (long discontinued). They go for $700 and up.
     
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  14. animalspooker

    animalspooker G&G Evangelist

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    I personally feel that a semi auto needs to be avoided, unless you want to keep/carry a lot of spare parts...enough to build a couple more rifles actually. If I only get one, it will most definitely be a bolt action or a break action rifle in a caliber that has tons of ammo our there (223, 7.62x38, 308, 9mm)
     
  15. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    The new redesigned Hi-Point Carbine is much better looking than the original "Planet of the Apes" version. I still want it in .45ACP, modified to use my M1911 magazines.
     
  16. blaster

    blaster G&G Evangelist

    I would go with a 5.56 AR 15. accurate enough for head shots on small game, powerful enough for medium sized game. enough firepower for serious use and in a caliber that will be redially available. spare parts can easily be stored but if you are going to be shooting enough to wear or break parts, that means there will be battlefield pickups that will be available.:rolleyes:
     
  17. I think the ar would be my choice if I could only have one. Parts, mags are mostly interchangeable. there are millions of rounds of ammo out there and the guns are very durable if you have a good one and not the lightweight special that's on sale in most stores now. My 10 inch barreled pistol is easy to carry and accurate for at least 150 200 yards
     
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  18. cjleete

    cjleete G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Tough choice. I have three obvious candidates.... the sig 556 carbine... it'll likely outlive me and well... .223 ammo... the Kalashnikov underfolder for obvious reasons, or the Marlin model 94 38/357 mag lever gun. The Marlin probably makes the least noise, would leave more meat on a game animal, and the ammo is plentiful and I have the old Lee loader, the Lee hand press and dies, and tons of brass, powder and bullets, so that's a great choice there.
     
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  19. runfiverun

    runfiverun G&G Evangelist

    the hi-point might be ugly to look at but they are super reliable, and pretty accurate.
    spare mags [10rds] are cheap enough too.
    I been using mine to shoot up all the ammo [reloading test failures] my other 9m's choke on.