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Cole125
08-16-2011, 22:16
Title says it all, if you could only have three guns(guns you already own) for SHTF what would they be? I am talking Katrina type situation, lawlessness, hungry desperate people.

For me it would be(updated),

Glock 19
Ruger Mini 14 or AR15
Mossberg 590


How bout you? :supergrin: Thought this might make for a good thread.

Boats
08-16-2011, 22:25
I have always thought that these threads should require explanations of the choices made.

For instance, who carries three firearms, and their attendant mags and ammo? Why two poodle shooters that aren't the same?

Is the G19 trade bait or something? Yeah, it's popular, but it still sucks, rather like the Big Mac is popular and sucks.

3.slow
08-16-2011, 22:40
mini 14 is slightly picky with ammo no? Replace that guy with an ak47, and the ar15 with a 12 gauge loaded with buckshot

janice6
08-16-2011, 22:47
mini 14 is slightly picky with ammo no? Replace that guy with an ak47, and the ar15 with a 12 gauge loaded with buckshot

This..................

Cole125
08-16-2011, 22:51
I am talking guns to defend your family and property with, not to carry around. For me I choose the Glock 19 as a ideal pistol for this situation, I have lots of mags and ammo for it, I shoot it a lot and I am comfortable with it. Fire power of a full size handgun, small enough to conceal if need be.

Rifle, AR15. I cannot think of a better weapon the defend your property with. I have shot ARs a lot and have lots of mags and ammo for mine. Ruger Mini 14 simply as a backup to the AR, shoots the same ammo. Same firepower. Have lots of mags for it too. Its not picky with ammo, mine has never jammed over 3000 rounds.


Now lets hear your guys guns of choice. :cool:

infiniti0505
08-16-2011, 22:55
My G19, nice high end AR (noveske, POF, ECT) then a nice Mossberg 500.

AK_Stick
08-16-2011, 22:57
Glock 19

AR-15

Some sort of heavy bolt gun, or 12 gauge shot gun.

HWA GLOCKER
08-16-2011, 22:59
Glock 17
RRA AR15.
Rem 870

S. Kelly
08-16-2011, 22:59
Glock 19 (or G17) to leave at home for the wife, a G26 for concealed carry and an M4gery (my current's a Spike's Tactical M4LE).

ronin.45
08-16-2011, 23:04
Guns I already have

Benelli M1- Great fight stopper from close to mid range
Glock 17- My most trusted handgun(most mags and ammo too)
Suppressed MKII- You never know when you might have to be quiet

nathanours
08-16-2011, 23:20
My Colt 6920, Glock 19, and the Remington 870. Pretty much covers all the bases.

brausso
08-16-2011, 23:20
Saiga 12- 20 round drum is going to pretty much annihilate anything in its path. You can load it with 00 for close range or slugs for longer range. Gives great versatility and wonderful carnage

Saiga 7.62 converted- AK reliability. Cheap ammo, cheap mags, proven workhorse.

AR-15 I have a few to chose from (6920, LMT, BCM). cheap ammo, cheap mags, good for short, mid, and long range

Since I always CCW, I'm going to have a pistol on me anyway, so I'm not going to count that. But I would resort to my G20 if I had to use it

427
08-16-2011, 23:37
590
Cz 75
AR/reflex and a .22 conversion kit.

Warp
08-16-2011, 23:40
Title says it all, if you could only have three guns(guns you already own) for SHTF what would they be? I am talking Katrina type situation, lawlessness, hungry desperate people.

For me it would be,

Glock 19
Ruger Mini 14
Colt AR15.


How bout you? :supergrin: Thought this might make for a good thread.


My list will ALWAYS start with my primary EDC.

3rd Gen Glock 19
Smith and Wesson 642
Any trustworthy 12g shotgun or centerfire rifle. I really need to get a 6920 sometime. I never save money long enough, though. Always end up getting another handgun or handgun ammo or something first.

djpuffnstuff
08-16-2011, 23:49
I would have:

Pepper spray
Rape Whistle
Cell Phone with 911 on speed dial.

Because guns are bad.

fivestar
08-16-2011, 23:59
G19 RTF2
M&P15
1300 Defender

Calico Jack
08-17-2011, 00:13
I would have:

Pepper spray
Rape Whistle
Cell Phone with 911 on speed dial.

Because guns are bad.

Not if you carry them in this condition.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pU2IOTEZlU

Boats
08-17-2011, 00:24
I am talking guns to defend your family and property with, not to carry around. For me I choose the Glock 19 as a ideal pistol for this situation, I have lots of mags and ammo for it, I shoot it a lot and I am comfortable with it. Fire power of a full size handgun, small enough to conceal if need be.

Rifle, AR15. I cannot think of a better weapon the defend your property with. I have shot ARs a lot and have lots of mags and ammo for mine. Ruger Mini 14 simply as a backup to the AR, shoots the same ammo. Same firepower. Have lots of mags for it too. Its not picky with ammo, mine has never jammed over 3000 rounds.


Now lets hear your guys guns of choice. :cool:

You did say "Katrina." I would have left days before. Why mess around with lawlessness and desperate people?

Wading around NOLA?

Rifle: Arsenal SGL-21. I think the AK in 7.62x39 is a better choice for the lone homesteader than the AR is. The 123gr round is better against cover, cars, and won't crap out if you have to butt stroke someone with it. Yes, the AK loses at ranges exceeding 250-300m, but that is not a shot I am taking in a SD posture.

Shotgun: Benelli M4. The only M4 worth a damn in my book.:cool: Ultra reliable and fast enough.

Pistol: My customized SA Champion in .45ACP. It's flawlessly reliable. It's clad in NP3 from Robar, I can wear it all day open or concealed.

Glockworks
08-17-2011, 00:30
I have always thought that these threads should require explanations of the choices made.

For instance, who carries three firearms, and their attendant mags and ammo? Why two poodle shooters that aren't the same?

Is the G19 trade bait or something? Yeah, it's popular, but it still sucks, rather like the Big Mac is popular and sucks.
Big Mac sucks? While I have not had a Big Mac in a few months, it definitely tastes great!

My SHTF guns are:
1 - either G19/26/21 (mainly because I have all three)(plentiful ammo, and dependable)/Self defense weapon
2 - Ruger 10/22 (cheap ammo, and dependable)/Hunting weapon mostly
3 - SKS (in my case, Norinco)(cheap/plentiful ammo, and dependable)/bigger game hunting, multiple shots if needed

If I'm in a shooting match with someone beyond 100 yards, I will not be happy anyway and will if at all possible, try to bug out. Shooting matches where you are being shot at it is not cool except in games.

cole
08-17-2011, 00:31
Too easy...
G17
AK47
12-guage pump

djpuffnstuff
08-17-2011, 00:31
Tactical Butterscotch FTW. Wish I could have watched the entire video but I got scared when he pointed the barrel at me and turned off the internet.

Camu Mahubah
08-17-2011, 00:32
AR-15
Glock 27
Beretta NEOS

AR-15 will take a down a deer or antelope if I need to eat. Great defense weapon with 55gr. G27. Excellent punch. Easy to conceal. 9mm and .357 Sig barrels to shoot whichever ammo I stumble apon. NEOS for black birds. Ain't you ever heard of black bird stew?

rudeboy3
08-17-2011, 00:34
Remington 870 with 6rd side saddle loaded with buckshot

AR-15 with EO-Tech loaded with hornady TAP 5.56

Not really sold on what pistol, but leaning towards a Sig 226 9mm with 20 round mags.

KappaAlphaASU
08-17-2011, 00:36
G19
AR15
Remington 870 with +2 extension

Sniperfox
08-17-2011, 00:37
Glock 17
RRA AR15.
Rem 870
That would pretty much say it all.
The G17 because it carries alot of rounds and is an almost fool proof handgun.
Not necessarily an RRA AR15, but a good one for sure and a full size rifle. Not an M4 clone carbine. I don't anticipate doing any entries and I like that extra 4 inches of barrel.
Nothing is more personal than a good 870 Remington 12 gauge.:cool:

Chaos88
08-17-2011, 00:40
Glock 23
Mossy 930spx 12ga
Draco AK pistol

deserttactical45
08-17-2011, 00:58
Glock 21,Saiga 7.62x39,Benelli Super Nova Tactical

Camu Mahubah
08-17-2011, 01:20
My G19, nice high end AR (noveske, POF, ECT) then a nice Mossberg 500.

If you're gonna say "nice high end AR" then make it in an odd caliber...that way when the "Raiders" finally get you they will rejoice when they see Alexander Arms on the lower but dejoice when it says 6.5 Grendel. Cause they won't be able to find ammo it. That is if they get any of y'all and I'm rooting for all y'all to be winners! And I'm gonna have a t-shirt that says GT on it...so don't shoot me bros and sis'es...

pal2511
08-17-2011, 01:27
Ar-15 rifle + sound suppressor, shotgun semi auto (saiga or benelli), and a pistol of some sort. Prolly a Glock 17 just because the ammo would be lighter. IF I could have a 4th gun I would have a ruger 10/22 because it has lots of ammo and its light. A head shot or two would change someones day

ftw13
08-17-2011, 01:27
glock 17 or 19
AK
12g shotgun

Fedor
08-17-2011, 04:22
My Mossberg 590A1, CZ75 SP-01, CZ97 BD.

jdavionic
08-17-2011, 04:34
I'd hate to limit the number, especially since I could get the desired variety by having other members in the family carry too. But that aside, I'd pick:
G19
AK-47 (although I have ARs too)
870

wildehond
08-17-2011, 04:43
I'll trade one gun for extra ammo.

Glock 17 and a Galil.

vafish
08-17-2011, 04:53
Title says it all, if you could only have three guns(guns you already own) for SHTF what would they be? I am talking Katrina type situation, lawlessness, hungry desperate people.

For me it would be,

Glock 19
Ruger Mini 14
Colt AR15.


How bout you? :supergrin: Thought this might make for a good thread.

Well since there are six people in my family. All of which I trust with guns and all of which would be armed with a long gun and a handgun I really can't cut it down to just three.

But if only three guns from what I currently own it would probably be a glock 17, Mossberg 500, and an ar15.

John Biltz
08-17-2011, 05:19
G26, you are not going out to find food or whatever with a gun on your hip or your rifle in hand. If you are not going out your pistol does not matter because you have a rifle or shotgun.
AR in 6.5 Grendel, its what I have. If you are not walking bigger caliber makes sense because you don't have to carry the weight.

Kel-Tec Sub 2000, I can fold it and carry it in my pack while foraging. If I need more range than my pistol I can pull it out and shares magazines with my Glocks. I chose it over my pump shotgun because I can conceal it. The shotgun doesn't really give me anything the AR doesn't do as well or better.

pag23
08-17-2011, 05:31
Glock 17/19--- Shotgun--- Remington, Benelli AR15 Platform--Colt, BCM, Spikes, etc.. My 2 cents...

Glock30Eric
08-17-2011, 05:45
Glock 30
Side by Side Savage 12 Ga Shotgun
A Bow

sr556m9
08-17-2011, 05:53
Glock 21 SF
Ruger SR556
Remington 870 Marine Magnum 12 gauge

JaPes
08-17-2011, 05:56
Glock 17

S&W M&P 15

Benelli SuperNova Tactical


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fowler
08-17-2011, 06:10
870,bolt 30-06, 1911

Sniperfox
08-17-2011, 06:20
There was a time (70s and 80s)when my choice of handgun would have been a .357 magnum revolver mainly because of their absolute reliability and also the availability of .38spl/.357 magnum ammo. The ammo was cheap and everywhere. A Ruger Blackhawk Convertible with the additional 9m/m cylinder was a very desirable survival handgun. Nowdays, that ammo is fairly expensive and not so easy to find anymore due to the reduction of firearms produced in those revolver calibers these days.
Times change.

fowler
08-17-2011, 06:24
Rule number one have ammo! A gun without it is useless. A 357 mag is still a good choice. You are the supply system ,have it. You won,t be able to go to Walmart for more. I must admit 9mm is the way to go today as most armys have found out. It is easy to get and ,carry and store in big usefull amounts.

Bruce M
08-17-2011, 06:24
Holland and Holland Royal Sidelock 12 Gauge
Westley Richards in .577 nitro
Bauer .25

adamg01
08-17-2011, 06:29
Sgl-20 Ak, Rem. 870, and of course the G19.

Fox
08-17-2011, 06:36
Three guns?

Best go with one rifle and some bandoleers or a load bearing vest (LBV) for ammunition.

Be sure to have a first-aid kit and some extra tourniquets. Two canteens and a camelback, you will need water. Consider a 3-day assault pack.

jnewguyin
08-17-2011, 06:41
If I was mobile mostly on foot, then just a G26 and a Mossberg Just in Case

If I was mobile but with a vehicle, then add a suppressed AR-15 and a G19 instead of a G26.

If I'm on foot most of the time, I don't want to stand out and get people's attention with my arsenal. And if i find a place to camp out then I'll break out the mossberg

dreis454
08-17-2011, 06:41
Glock 21
Kel-Tek sub 2000 or similar 9mm carbine
12 gauge PUMP

faawrenchbndr
08-17-2011, 07:05
AK47
Mossberg 500
1911

KalashniKEV
08-17-2011, 07:17
RRA Predator Pursuit
Noveske Light Recce
LaRue-built SBR

pilsbury
08-17-2011, 07:26
My S&W M4, Remington 870, XD 40.

D3S3RT_P3NGU1N
08-17-2011, 08:01
BCM AR-15 w/suppressor
Tromix Saiga 12 SBS
Glock 17

Jay54
08-17-2011, 08:19
OK, I'll bite....Tack vest with body armor and lots of full mag pouches including camel pack, ar-15 with lots of mags, S&W 4006 with a lot of mags, muscle memory, S&W 12 gauge with waist bandolera with lots of extra rounds, slugs and double 00 buck. If I run out better be running!

eastx
08-17-2011, 08:24
G26
Marlin 30-30
Mossy 500

No need to be tacticool, I'mma be cammod out in some secluded woods

Brucev
08-17-2011, 08:31
Title says it all, if you could only have three guns(guns you already own) for SHTF what would they be? I am talking Katrina type situation, lawlessness, hungry desperate people.

For me it would be,

Glock 19
Ruger Mini 14
Colt AR15.


How bout you? :supergrin: Thought this might make for a good thread.

Easy. I'd pick my COLT AR-15... Glock G-17... 12 Ga. Rem. 870.

1gewehr
08-17-2011, 08:40
S&W M66 4" .357 - Most versatile handgun on the planet. Shoots any .357 or .38SPl ammo.
FN FAL 7.62NATO - A poodle-shooter sometimes isn't enough.
Ruger MKII Target .22 with suppressor - bunnies and tree-rats, yumm.

DeputyAlex
08-17-2011, 08:47
Glock 19
Ruger 10/22
draw between a AK47 or Rem 870

Javelin
08-17-2011, 08:51
Here are mine.

Suppressed AR-10
Suppressed Noveske CQB
Suppressed Glock

http://glocktalk.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=258&pictureid=1800

Mission dependent alternatives could be:

Tromix 12 gauge 10" SBS (heavy but effective)
http://glocktalk.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=258&pictureid=1162

Noveske 300 AAC Blackout suppressed w/ Trijicon scope
http://glocktalk.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=288&pictureid=4651

Javelin
08-17-2011, 08:54
Else if bugging out... Just take the Glock save the weight and bring a whole lot of mags.

http://glocktalk.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=288&pictureid=1196

:supergrin:

Indy_Guy_77
08-17-2011, 09:02
Bulgarian AK-74 pattern rifle (5.45x39)

Remington 870 12ga w/ +2 extension

And I go back I forth between my M&P9fs or 5" 7-shot S&W 686. (Capacity vs. punch?)

Javelin
08-17-2011, 09:05
Bulgarian AK-74 pattern rifle (5.45x39)

Remington 870 12ga w/ +2 extension

And I go back I forth between my M&P9fs or 5" 7-shot S&W 686. (Capacity vs. punch?)

In a two-way live fire exercise skill, capacity and cardio are generally the winners.

Jr.
08-17-2011, 09:06
Rem 870 w/buck shot
Ak-47
Ruger M77 RSI .30-06

My thinking is if you need a pistol in your house it's a little late, and you might want a sure stopper like a 12ga. at that point.

Apetrulis01
08-17-2011, 09:14
Three Guns:

- Glock 22
- Mossberg 500 (Pump can shot any shotgun load)
- AK 74

The end.

Psychman
08-17-2011, 09:19
3 shotguns

I won't be defending my family against people far away. If they are far enough away so a shotgun is ineffective, then I don't need to be shooting at them because they are not a threat

whitebread
08-17-2011, 09:22
Glock 22
S&W M&P15
Armalite AR10 A4

K1tt3n5
08-17-2011, 09:25
P229 e2
Ar15
Rem 870 12 gauge

themighty9mm
08-17-2011, 09:32
colt 6920, beretta 92fs, beretta 92fs. One of the bereta's I'd give to the wife. Cant think of a good reason to be walking around ready for a 3 gun competition during a disaster situation

Glock30Eric
08-17-2011, 09:38
I am surprised that none of you included a bow, or slingshot. You'll need it because the ammo will run out by somehow.

Cheytac
08-17-2011, 09:48
For staying around the house and not moving on foot; Sig 226, Sig 516, and the Remy 870... :wavey:

If I'm on the move via foot; G34, Savage .22, and maybe the 870... I'd have to reduce the weight and the .22 would be great for gathering food... :wavey:


These, "What Ifs," are always tough to determine without knowing all the particulars. Will we be staying at our house and not leaving town? If we leave town can we drive or are we packing out? Are we going by ourselves or with others? :dunno:

93GT
08-17-2011, 10:33
Here are mine.

Suppressed AR-10
Suppressed Noveske CQB
Suppressed Glock

http://glocktalk.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=258&pictureid=1800

Mission dependent alternatives could be:

Tromix 12 gauge 10" SBS (heavy but effective)
http://glocktalk.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=258&pictureid=1162

Noveske 300 AAC Blackout suppressed w/ Trijicon scope
http://glocktalk.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=288&pictureid=4651

Well I am jealous. You have all of the guns I would like to have in this situation.

For now I am going to have to be unoriginal and go with:
Glock 34
Remington 870
M&P 15T

I would love to have a 300 BLK SBR with suppressor and a thousand rounds to throw into the mix though. My AR-15 or shotgun my get ditched in that case.

Redfire SVT
08-17-2011, 12:10
My PSA AR-15 with as much .223/5.56 as I can lug around for the mid-long range duties, my G17 or G21 riding on the hip for close range/back up, and my trusty 870 for a show stopper up close. Although I am back in the woods away from everything and my back deck is high up from ground level. I could easily keep the crazies back.

UtahIrishman
08-17-2011, 12:28
If we are staying put Pistol, Rifle Shotgun. In my case that would be G19, FAL and Remington 870

If I have to be on the move I'm not going to try and carry even three weapons. I'll pare it down to a G19 and my BLR.

RHVEtte
08-17-2011, 12:32
Using only what I've currently got, I'd go with

SIG P226
Mossberg 500
K31

If I could pick from my short list, too, I'd swap out the K31 for an SKS.

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John Rambo
08-17-2011, 12:35
Whoops, guns I already own. Eh, I'm boned.

hatidua
08-17-2011, 12:44
Griswold 12" cast-iron skillet:

-can be used to cook
-can be used as shield
-can be used on burglars head

Not good at being concealed but open carry doesn't draw undue attention.

JK-linux
08-17-2011, 12:56
Not much of a big shocker and much like the others:
A duty caliber pistol or revolver - good backup and small enough to stash somewhere when they come a-gun-grabbin'.
A pump 12 gauge shotgun - ya gotta eat.
A semi-auto magazine fed rifle - defensive/offensive; works well enough from 3 feet* on out.
*3 feet on in is time for a Bowie knife.
I shoot all the weapons I own well enough to not really care which ones I actually had in SHTF... G19, 1911, S&W M65, AR, 870, whatever is at hand at the time.

jwhite75
08-17-2011, 13:03
My 870 HD 7+1, my Colt 6721 HB, and a Glock 17. My P228 would do the job or my G23 or 35, but 9mm is mouch more common to find if I need to scavenge from LE or MIL sources, as is 12 ga and 5.56. My p228 would not be as forgiving to the environment and such as a Glock would thats why I chose it.

RWBlue
08-17-2011, 13:32
Title says it all, if you could only have three guns(guns you already own) for SHTF what would they be? I am talking Katrina type situation, lawlessness, hungry desperate people.


I am talking guns to defend your family and property with, not to carry around.

This doesn't make sense.
There is no need for three if it is for carrying around.
There is no need to limit it to three if you will be at/around home.

If around the house, I am loading up whatever I have if needed, but honestly I probably would settle on a few specific items and call it quits.

If going walk about.
PM9, because it is the smallest gun that would stay with me all the time no matter what.

Glock SBR.

AR or AK or M1A or ....depending on the location and SHTF event. It is not the platform, it is the operator.

brickboy240
08-17-2011, 13:38
AK-47

Glock 17

Remington 870 12ga


...those will get the job done and with less hassles/upkeep than most others.

(remember, shooting people at 300yds is NOT self defense....its murder)

- brickboy240

usmc4641
08-17-2011, 13:45
an AR 15
a 10/22
Glock 21 sf
I do not intend to be clearing houses. Mainly I would look to be able to suppress/dissuade ill willed folks from approaching me and mine, and putting squirrels and maybe even a small white tailed deer in the pot from time to time. If in a true SHTF situation I won't be worried about the game warden citing me for using an AR on deer, and I know full well that it will work with proper shot placement.
I really think if it came to it I would batten down the hatches and try and get by on what I have stored. If roving gangs showed up, well I would sit it out and let them pass, or if it came to it, add them to the menu.

faawrenchbndr
08-17-2011, 13:50
Actually I would have to change mine,.......

1903A3
Mossberg 500
Springfield 1911

KalashniKEV
08-17-2011, 13:55
Some of you guys would have a hell of a 3 gun match going...

;)

Glockdude1
08-17-2011, 14:01
Glock 22
Vector Uzi
Norinco AK-47

:cool:

dickmartin
08-17-2011, 14:02
AK47 (the military version; you didn't say it had to be civilian-legal); Winchester Model 12; Glock 21.

wheelman707
08-17-2011, 14:33
12 Gauge Mossberg Model 500,20" Barrel, 8 Rounds, 3" Chamber, Black Synthetic Pistol Grip and Tactical Tri Rail, one point sling.
Glock 23 w/ night sights, 357 and 9mm drop in barrels(all barrels threaded), silencerco opsrey.
Noveske 18" SPR 5.56mm W/Switchblock ,30rnd pmags, geissele trigger, ACOG Rifle Scope 4X 32 Red Chevron TA31F, grip pod systems vertical grip/bipod, suppressor

I think thats about it:supergrin::supergrin::supergrin::supergrin::supergrin:

RWBlue
08-17-2011, 14:40
AK47 (the military version; you didn't say it had to be civilian-legal); Winchester Model 12; Glock 21.

It has to be something you have.

Are you telling us you have a military version AK47, not civilian-legal?:upeyes:

bear5150
08-17-2011, 14:48
me first up g23 with 9 mm conversion along with 40 barrel min 14 and pump action 12 gauge

joerenew
08-17-2011, 16:22
Hk45c with the 10rd mags and suppressor With weaponlight/laser
Benelli m2 10rd tube aimpoint micro
Ar 15 with 2 uppers one for cqb with aimpoint micro and one for longer range with 4x20 scope

vram74
08-17-2011, 16:28
12g Shotgun - For close encounters. Primarily in-home.

AR15 - For defense when outside.

Glock 19 - For back-up.

reppans
08-17-2011, 16:34
In the burbs of a major city, my SHTF scenario would likely include evac/bug-out on two wheels/feet as roads will be gridlocked. In the earlier stages of SHTF, I'm guessing that there will be some semblance of law/order before resources dry up, during which time toting a long-gun wouldn't look too good. So for me....

- G19
- Kel-tec Sub 2000 (with 15 & 33 rnd glock mags for both)
- .22 cal target pistol/revolver

Kind of surprised there're not that many votes for .22 cals. I like the fact that you can carry 3-5 times the amount of rounds vs any centerfire (saving those for SD), and that it is an ideal round for small game.

Deaf Smith
08-17-2011, 16:44
Already have my three:-) among the others.

It's kind of hard to pack three unless two are handguns.

Just about any of my simi-auto rifles will do. And any number of handguns I have.

I'm less interested in the exact weapons than in the concept.

Long gun and a couple of good handguns and PLENTY of ammo.

Deaf

zigzagg321
08-17-2011, 16:52
AK, G17, Remington 700 with a BA scope.

Glockdude1
08-17-2011, 16:53
Now, If I could choose any weapon, I would pick a PKM machine gun.
http://www.latoro.com/wallpapers/weapon/15937-desktop-wallpapers-pkm-kalashnikov-machine-gun.jpg

:thumbsup:

John Biltz
08-17-2011, 18:58
Katrina like situation was the given. My assumption was stay home, people looting and scrounging, personal safety is questionable. I have a few months of food on hand. Worst case is drive out, but that was not a problem.

Aceman
08-17-2011, 19:20
AK-47: Arsenal 107 folder
Mossberg 500: 12g 7+1 20" Persuader with 6 pos stock
HK USP 9mm: Actually would be an XD .45 since my wife hasn't given me the HK back yet...

Good to go for about anything.

Jason D
08-17-2011, 19:24
Model 27
1911A1
M14

Deployment Solu
08-17-2011, 19:31
PS90 rifle, 5.7 pistol, and Rem 1100. Lots of 50 rd mags for the rifle, 30 rd mags for the pistol and an 8 rd extension for the shotgun. I can carry a lot of 50 rd FNH mags loaded with 5.7 ammo!!!

Haldor
08-17-2011, 19:33
Glock G26, my personal defense choice.

Springfield Armory XD9SC, wife's personal defense choice. If this is just for me then replace the XD9SC with a .22 lr pistol (Ruger Mark II).

Keltec Sub 2000 (9mm Glock). Longer range concealed carry (backpack).

In a Katrina situation, pistols are king (since visible long arms are going to be seized or get you shot). A carbine in a back pack makes a nice backup in case a serious situation flares up.

vetmedglock30
08-17-2011, 19:45
23/ddv5/870

Tallahassee
08-17-2011, 20:03
Any glock, but preferably a 17 or a 19/23
AK 47
Remington 870

The glock is something to conceal if I need to venture out and want to lay low. The AK and the 870 will both do for hunting and self defense. All three of these are ultra reliable, low maintenance, and simple enough that I can break them down without the help of a gunsmith.

Simpleman71
08-17-2011, 20:48
Since i don't have an ak right now, i would have to go with my gen 4 g23, S&W M&P 15, and remington 870 police magnum. Sure would love to get an ak soon. Looking at getting an arsenal slk-21.

TunaFisherman
08-17-2011, 20:54
G23
DD m4
Rem 870

crsuribe
08-17-2011, 21:03
I would keep my Desert Eagle in .357 mag, my 240 bravo and probably a silenced selective fire M-4 or AK-47

Yes I do own these weapons. In COD 4.

Glocklvr
08-17-2011, 21:23
M1A
G22 With Lone Wolf 9MM conversion BBL Two calibers one gun
Mossberg 500

dc2integra
08-17-2011, 21:46
Just take a look at my avatar :cool:

velodemon
08-17-2011, 22:42
Ak or Ar, 870, Glock 17....and a ***** ton of ammo for each!!!

Warp
08-17-2011, 22:50
Question: Most people seem to be listing two long guns, specifically a rifle and a shotgun.

How would you determine which one to have in your hands/use? I guess you are thinking about this from an 'inside or around your home' approach as you won't be walking with two long guns and you can't (personally...) use a long gun effectively while driving...so I don't really get it. How would it work?

fnfalman
08-17-2011, 23:11
I'll play:

1. Sako M75 .300 Winchester Magnum for harvesting heavy games and long distance blasting.

2. FN FAL for everything else

3. Ruger Blackhawk Convertible .45ACP/.45LC - I can find either ACP or Long Colt practically anywhere and everywhere.

RyanBDawg
08-17-2011, 23:19
Glock 19, Colt M4, a S&W .357 Mag revolver...

steve1911
08-17-2011, 23:29
AR-15-Colt 6721.
1911-sprigfield operator.



1911club#410

HWA GLOCKER
08-17-2011, 23:38
That would pretty much say it all.
The G17 because it carries alot of rounds and is an almost fool proof handgun.
Not necessarily an RRA AR15, but a good one for sure and a full size rifle. Not an M4 clone carbine. I don't anticipate doing any entries and I like that extra 4 inches of barrel.
Nothing is more personal than a good 870 Remington 12 gauge.:cool:
Fair enough :cool: but I love my AR

Hugo R
08-17-2011, 23:40
Wow, I'm so late but...

G17 (Preferably my 17L but any of the 17's will do)

M4 (Colt M4 the real thing)

870 (Police Magnum)

All three are readily available.

HR:cool:

daddysnapmuffins
08-17-2011, 23:55
LMT AR-15
HK USP .45
Remington 870

MrGlock21
08-18-2011, 01:17
Glock 17
Glock 26
AR-10 in 243

engineer151515
08-18-2011, 01:27
If truly a NOLA "Katrina" situation, then you'd be better off with three identical concealable pistols.

Cause if the National Guard or restrictive out-of-State Highway Patrol sees them, they'll confiscate them.

Therefore, no show, and plan on loosing two and still be capable of using your primary ammo stash.

And don't forget the night vision. Looters love the darkness and there is no electricity.

Nestor
08-18-2011, 05:12
I would not carry 3 guns around, SHTF or not. Only one, most versatile would do.

Fox
08-18-2011, 06:23
A good option is to buy three rifles. Pass two rifles out to your buddies and you got a force multiplier.

93GT
08-18-2011, 11:42
Question: Most people seem to be listing two long guns, specifically a rifle and a shotgun.

How would you determine which one to have in your hands/use? I guess you are thinking about this from an 'inside or around your home' approach as you won't be walking with two long guns and you can't (personally...) use a long gun effectively while driving...so I don't really get it. How would it work?

Not necessarily what I would carry walking or driving around, but a shotgun doesn't take up much room on the side of my pack or the back of my truck. Situation dependent the extra weight and weapons would likely be unreasonable as you said. I carry around an M4 and Pistol with plenty of other weight, but if I am on the move the shotgun would be the first thing to leave behind due to the lack of range and size/weight of ammo. No real specific situation was mentioned so a general answer was called for imho.

Pistol while driving rifle otherwise would be the obvious answer to that last question. If we are talking what three guns while driving in a vehicle; G26, G34, M&P15T.

off road
08-18-2011, 14:29
You specified a 'Katrina" type situation, so that means an urban/suburban environment and a short duration (weeks to maybe a couple months....but not years). You change the location (rural or wilderness) and/or the duration (months to years, instead of just weeks), and the list of firearms and the calibers would naturally change as well:

M4
G26 or 27 (could live with a 19 or 23)
M&P340 in my pocket (always with me anyway, no mater when or where!)

Notice that I put a high priority on lightweight mobility and firepower for the rifle (thus the M4), and concealability for the handguns. There will be times when you will want the deterent effect of being very visibly armed (like facing a mob), and others when you want to be concealed and look unthreatening (like when dealing with the National Guard). If you are just defending your home almost anything will do, but what happens when you home is destroyed (burned out by pissed-off looters)? You need light weapons that are highly mobile, just in case you can't stay home.

Shotguns are superb weapons within their practical range, but in this case the gun itself and the ammunition are just to heavy when you have to be mobile. I am a .40 fan, but in a SHTF case a 9 mm might make more sense because you can carry more rounds for the weight, and the handguns have a larger capacity. Add in the .38/.357 of the M&P340, and the possibility of finding some compatible ammo increases.

mrt949
08-18-2011, 14:51
Savage 24 v. 357. mag /20 ga with a red dot sight.
357 mag revolver
22.lr .revolver
Make it simple .

WarEagle32
08-18-2011, 18:12
Along with lots of others apparently my Glock 19. My M4 with it's Aimpoint. And my Mossberg 590 mariner.

glockurai
08-18-2011, 18:30
Glock 21SF, Mossy 930 spx and my AR15.

Top_Shot_31
08-18-2011, 18:36
Springfield 1911 Professional Model
Benelli M1014 Autoloader
Colt 6720 AR15

JackMac
08-18-2011, 18:39
AK47, Glock 21, 12 ga. pump shotgun.

pmwglock19
08-18-2011, 19:21
My 3 choices are:
G-19 (personal defense and conceal carry)
Henry H001 22lr (be able to take small game)
DPMS M-4 (longer range )

wild-weasel
08-18-2011, 19:30
3 Gen 3 Glock 17's.

Minnow
08-18-2011, 19:42
For a two legged Katrina SHTF arsenal ;

Glock 9MM
Mossberg 590A1
AR Carbine

for survival and living off the land with protection from two legged vermin as a secondary consideration

Ruger Superblackhawk SS 4 5/8" or a Glock 20
Remington 870 12GA WingMaster with 18" & 28" barrels
Remington 700 in 30-06 or 308

Line Rider
08-18-2011, 20:11
Katrina SHTF arsenal rules to remember

1. Do not draw attention to yourself. Don't go walking the streets looking like Judge Dread, or some kind of mall ninja.

2. Common ammo works better. If it were a SHTF disater your not going to find a large supply (if any at all) of 10mm, .357 SIG, .41 or .44 mag.

Handgun- Glock 17, 19, 22, 23

Rifle- AR-15 K.I.S.S. principle sling and light

Shotgun- Pump or Semi 12GA No Street Sweepers, Spa 12 See rule #1

Depending on where you live I'd avoid an AK. Why? A lot of police and other civilians see the AK family as the gun of the terrorist and drug dealer. Simply put it's the Bad Guy Gun of the 21th Century.

G21FAN
08-18-2011, 20:18
Ak- SGL-21
12 Ga Rem with Buck, bird, and slugs
Ruger .22 pistol

Glock 17 I always wear

HKLovingIT
08-19-2011, 12:44
G17
Mossberg 590A1
AK-47

610ck
08-19-2011, 12:50
ar10
xdm
saiga 12

modestglock26
08-19-2011, 13:56
Kimber TLE
Bulgarian Ak 74
Mossberg 500A 12GA

TheJ
08-19-2011, 14:57
Springfield 9 mm XDm 4.5
FN SCAR 16
Mossberg 590A1

(If it were 4, I would have a FN SCAR 17)

jing1117
08-19-2011, 15:14
Glock 17 or 22
Mossberg 590
AR 15

Bubbiesdad
08-19-2011, 15:26
Glock 22 RTF2 w/TruGlo TFO's, Remington 870 HD, Yugo SKS.

WhiskeyUnicorn
08-19-2011, 15:28
G17
930spx
Ar -15

ColCol
08-19-2011, 19:23
Remington 870(12 ga-18" barrel)
S&W 4506
Glock 30

The_Gun_Guru
08-19-2011, 19:57
This
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa310/gunguru364/SAIGA-12/2011-07-24_00-00-51_287.jpg

this
<a href="http://s203.photobucket.com/albums/aa310/gunguru364/The%20AKs/?action=view&amp;current=0602081656-1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa310/gunguru364/The%20AKs/0602081656-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

and this
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa310/gunguru364/MISC%20Pistols/12b8cf3e.jpg


It's hurricane season here in FL and we have a very high unemployment rate as well as a very high indigent population. If the SHTF here, it's not going to be good! People with nothing to lose will do whatever it takes to survive.

So be prepared.

TGG

Cole125
08-19-2011, 20:32
TGG, nice choices!

Yeah certain places would be worse than others if SHTF, thats for sure.

If SHTF sounds like there is going to be many 3 gun competitions going on if you know what I mean. :rofl:

W Turner
08-19-2011, 20:52
If I have to pick from what I already have...

Remington 870
S/A Lightweight Loaded 1911
SKS Paratrooper

If I stumble into an unsecured gun shop...

Remington 870
S/A Professional Model with a .22LR conversion kit modified for suppressor use
S/A Scout Squad M1A

W

NEOH212
08-20-2011, 03:38
Long Gun 1. Colt 6940 with optics.

Long gun 2. Springfield M1A

Handgun: Sig Sauer 226 in .40 S&W with a Surefire X300 weaponlight.

Spiffums
08-20-2011, 05:19
Mini gun
Mini gun
Mini gun

The_Gun_Guru
08-20-2011, 05:43
TGG, nice choices!

Yeah certain places would be worse than others if SHTF, thats for sure.

If SHTF sounds like there is going to be many 3 gun competitions going on if you know what I mean. :rofl:

Thanks!

Since that pic of the CZ was taken I added four (4) more factory 18-round mags:whistling:

108 rounds of 9mm from a CZ75 is definitely going to ruin someone's day!:wavey:


TGG

slims00ls1z28
08-20-2011, 16:16
Fortunately for me the wife and kids like/know how to shoot so it would be fairly simple for me.

I'd have my:

Norinco M1A
Mini Draco
G29 (with my .40 barrel in case I needed to change)

Wife would have her:

Mossberg 500
AR15
G27 (with her 9mm Barrel and mags in case)

Would throw my oldest my Mini-14 (his favorite)

Youngest would want the Saiga 12 (his favorite)

Stand tall if it was something short term. If it was Long term Bro and dad would come with the horses and we'd bug out to their place. Brother would be packing his Saiga 12, AR-15 (M4 style) and G29, Pops would probably be packing his .45 AR, .45 1911, and his remington 870. Not even getting into the cousins/friends that all know where to go. Ya we got the Burt/Heather Gummer thing going on in my neck of the woods.

XDRoX
08-20-2011, 17:28
If I can really only take three, I guess I'll leave one of the 19's behind:supergrin:

http://members.cox.net/chrismosteller/KISS.jpg

DANGELO
08-20-2011, 18:58
HG = Glock 17 in 9mm

Mossy 590 12Ga

Ruger 10-22

JohnnyReb
08-21-2011, 00:58
Beretta 96G Special Duty
Beretta Storm CX40
Remington 700 .243

cowboy1964
08-21-2011, 01:02
Glock 19/26 (if things are that bad you really should be carrying two concealed guns and the 19/26 are a great "family") + AR15. This is assuming one person. If multiple people could only have 3 (why 3 anyway?) then maybe another long gun instead of the 26. Depends on exact scenarios though.

greystoke
08-26-2011, 06:09
Glock 21 45acp

Rem 870 12ga

Mini 14 223

Alternatives include:

Series 70 Colt

Older Ithica 37

Colt CAR-15

kirgi08
08-26-2011, 10:49
If I can really only take three, I guess I'll leave one of the 19's behind:supergrin:

http://members.cox.net/chrismosteller/KISS.jpg

That'd be me,except it'd be a g23 and we'd have .22 conversion kits.'08.

byf43
08-26-2011, 11:22
Handgun - G19
Rifle - M1A or AR-15 (either one.)
Shotgun - Remington 870 (12 ga) w/ Wilson +2 extension.

g2122
08-26-2011, 11:26
Glock 22
Remington 870 Police Magnum
Ar-15 type rifle

Glock940
08-26-2011, 13:41
Is the G19 trade bait or something? Yeah, it's popular, but it still sucks, rather like the Big Mac is popular and sucks.



ok I should not even ask but explain...this should be good probably going to be one of those caliber wars or the grip angle sucks excuses:rofl:

Novocaine
08-27-2011, 12:23
I am talking guns to defend your family and property with, not to carry around.

...Rifle, AR15. I cannot think of a better weapon the defend your property with.
3 ARs. One for me, two for the family/friends.

Common ammo works better.
It was certainly a sensible theory. Reality though is that common ammo disappears first as it is in the higher demand. Seem to remember but a couple of years ago you could not find any 9,45,223 etc. in a local Wal-Mart or anywhere for that matter but .357 Sig and .44Mag NEVER disappeared from the shelves. Made me buy .357 Sig barrel for G20.

I think the subject of ammunition supply is moot in this type of situation. Situation is relatively short-lived and all you need a gun for is to ward off looters most of whom will not be armed. Most folks will be dead or in custody if they will need to engage in type of shooting(s) that will drain the amount of ammo they already have on hands.

Rifle- AR-15 K.I.S.S. principle sling and light

…Depending on where you live I'd avoid an AK. Why? A lot of police and other civilians see the AK family as the gun of the terrorist and drug dealer. Simply put it's the Bad Guy Gun of the 21th Century.
Yup. And when they see AR they think of home-made cookies just like grandma used to bake.

As you hinted, nobody needs to see your gun unless they need to be intimidated or shot.

mastrbloata
08-27-2011, 12:26
Too easy...
G17
AK47
12-guage pump

Same here.:wavey:

Hellstriker
11-15-2011, 22:15
http://i42.tinypic.com/25t9roo.jpg

Hour13
11-15-2011, 22:33
Wow, the "SHTF and you only can have..." thread, but with THREE guns???

Sweet.

G22, no brainer.

My Mossy 12ga.

AR15 w/ a butt naked 16" upper... and a "spare part". Scoped/bipod 24" upper.
:whistling:
Cheating? Maybe...

Only winners cheat.

PH-Wolf
11-15-2011, 23:24
My Bushmaster 'M4' - short enough I can hide it under a coat.
My GLOCK 17 and my Ruger SP101(.357)
All of the above have proven there reliability to me an I can trust them.

glock2740
11-15-2011, 23:41
AR
AK
G19 or XDm9 or M&P Pro9

dooga
11-16-2011, 00:04
G26, suppressed MkIII, 870P. I'll happily live on varmints and fowl. Being silent to me trumps .223 or .308 kaboom.

efman
11-16-2011, 00:10
glock 23 - self defense
ar-15 patrol rifle (plus 223 is big enough to take down white tail deer around here)
reminton 870 12 guage

pretty standard answer I know.

brisk21
11-16-2011, 00:22
Pretty simple. Glock 22, Remington 870, Colt AR-15.

http://i542.photobucket.com/albums/gg428/benrisk21/2011-11-16_01-19-19_638.jpg

carbuncle
11-16-2011, 00:22
12-gauge pump, 30-06 bolt-action, .357 revolver with a 4" barrel would be my ideal. Since I don't have any of those right now, I'll be making due with the pistols in my safe if the SHTF tomorrow.

Mr.Reignman
11-16-2011, 00:26
as I stand:

Glock 19
Mossberg 500 with Surefire rig/breachbarrel/tacstar sidesaddle
Ruger 10/22...

TN.Frank
11-16-2011, 08:16
Well, I guess I'd start with the one gun that I DO actually own, my PX4 Storm 40cal.
I've owned quite a few different "assault" rifles over the years and I could be happy with either an AKM (stamped frame version of the forged receiver AK-47) or an AR and I've have to have a decent pump shotgun of one kind or another.

Vic777
11-16-2011, 08:31
Gotta have a 12 gauge. for defense
a .22 rifle would be interesting. with tons of ammo. for bird/squirrel hunting
a S&W TRR8 .357 is nice

gatorboy
11-16-2011, 08:41
Glock 23
Russian AK47
Mossberg or Remington 12 guage pump depending on stock

If I could have one more it would be a 16" - 20" .22LR

HexHead
11-16-2011, 08:44
Title says it all, if you could only have three guns(guns you already own) for SHTF what would they be? I am talking Katrina type situation, lawlessness, hungry desperate people.



Why are there so many comments like "and I'd like to get...."?

Travclem
11-16-2011, 08:48
Glock 22
Suppressed 11.5" Noveske 5.56
M&P 15-22 .22 suppressed. Ammo is easy to carry.


At first I thought my Benelli M1 neede to be in the mix but it's heavy(when loaded), loud, only holds 9 rounds, and ammo is bulky/harder to carry.

TN.Frank
11-16-2011, 09:23
Why are there so many comments like "and I'd like to get...."?

Well, if it comes down to guns that I already own then that makes it pretty simple. I'd have my PX4 Storm.
Some of us just can't afford to own a safe load of guns and have to make due with a single firearm for HD and CCW. :upeyes:

Two Guns
11-16-2011, 09:28
H&K USP-45
Winchester Model 94 30/30
S&W Pump 12 Gauge

Tango 1Zero
11-16-2011, 09:34
3 Glock 19's:supergrin::tongueout:

NH Trucker
11-16-2011, 10:05
Guns I currently own for SHTF?

M4gery (it may be a bushmaster, but it hasn't failed me yet)

Saiga 12 (12 gauge, 20 shell capacity, 'nuff said)

Glock 21


If I could choose ANY gun and availability of ammo wasn't an issue?

M134

Uzi

M2

M&P15T
11-16-2011, 10:09
My GLOCK17C.

My M&P15T.

And a Mossberg 930SPX, which I need to buy.

But that would be a tremendous weight to carry for very long.

nhglock17
11-16-2011, 10:25
glock 19 or 17.good quality pump shotgun maybe mossberg 500 590 and maybe a ak variant

TN.Frank
11-16-2011, 10:28
Something that needs to be understood, for the most part long guns would only be able to be used inside your home from a position of cover, if you were caught on the streets with one the National Guard or Law Enforcement would confiscate it. If you were out and about a handgun that could be concealed would be a much better option.
Also, for the most part you want to remain as quite and inconspicuous as possible. That means if someone were lurking around your house with bad intent you'd be better off taking them out with a crossbow/compound bow then using a firearm since the report from the shot would draw a lot of unwanted attention to your AO, from both LEO's and or criminal types looking to score a firearm for their own use.
One nice thing about living in a small community like I do here in Crossville is that for the most part we'd all ban together to help each other out rather then try to steal and harm each other. In a Big City all bets are off though.

capnjim01
11-16-2011, 12:16
i didn't read the whole tread so I have a question. would a .22 conversion kit for a glock or ar15 be accurate to hunt small game with. thus you technically still would only have 3 firearms.

me
Glock 22. with a 9mm and .22 conversion kit
AR15
pump 12 guage

ancient_serpent
11-16-2011, 13:07
My POF P415 AR (5.56) 1/8 barrel, Mossberg 500 Cruiser (ATI adjustable stock and 6 shell side saddle) and Kimber Warrior.

Haldor
11-16-2011, 22:23
In a Katrina situation, discretion and staying under the radar is going to be very important. In addition you will need something serious in reserve to deal with a home invasion.

G26 for everyday concealed carry.

Shotgun for home defense. I like my 1100 so that is what I would probably use, but any decent pump would do just as well.

Suppressed .22LR in case I need to eliminate a problem animal (abandoned dogs) or shoot for the pot without attracting undue attention to myself.

- Edit - I already posted earlier in this thread, decided a suppressed 22 was more important than a concealable pistol caliber carbine.

Haldor
11-16-2011, 22:25
Guns I already have

Benelli M1- Great fight stopper from close to mid range
Glock 17- My most trusted handgun(most mags and ammo too)
Suppressed MKII- You never know when you might have to be quiet

We think a-like. I would go for the more compact G26 for ease of concealment, but a G17 is a great choice.

loke
11-16-2011, 22:48
I pick my glock 17,ak47 pistol and a .22lr gun to take out small game to eat hahaha....

mgs
11-17-2011, 09:50
Glock 34 w .22 kit
Rem/Mossy 12GA w 00 Buck & Slugs
AR-15 16" HBAR in 7.62x39...mine runs 100% and a tackdriver (Original Colt w USA Mags)

Bilbo Bagins
11-17-2011, 10:09
Glock 19 w/ a matching advantage arms .22lr conversion kit

AR-15 with a matching CMMG .22lr conversion kit

I don't really need a #3, but if pressed to choose, I guess a Remington 700 in .308 with a good scope and a bipod.

matt_lowry123
11-17-2011, 10:15
I'd take a 870, a mini gun, and an repr that can take a 37mm cannon under it or whatever the right size cannon it could be 40mm for all I know

M&P15T
11-17-2011, 10:33
3 shotguns

I won't be defending my family against people far away. If they are far enough away so a shotgun is ineffective, then I don't need to be shooting at them because they are not a threat

Poor logic.

They might be shooting at you, at a longer distance than you can engage them at.

rem2429
11-17-2011, 17:46
If I really had to go right now, I'd grab an AR, Benelli M2, and a 10/22
funny though, I have an AK and a glock and an 870 really close by. I wonder what than means?

I'm having lots of kids to carry my guns and ammo for when the SHTF. The only problem is they keep eating into my ammo budget...

Narkcop
11-17-2011, 19:06
Call me crazy but a true SHTF I'll take my two 5.7 pistols and my PS90. I have 3,000 rounds of the good ammo (SS192_ packed away for them. My 2nd choice 1.Sig 228 (older 90's gun) 2. SCAR .223 3. MK-760 full auto. I have all the listed firearms.

Patchman
11-17-2011, 19:49
Limited to 3 guns? It'll be two (2) ARs and one (1) G19.

mrsurfboard
11-17-2011, 19:57
Since I don't have any long guns yet, I would have to go with my H&K P30, 45C and Kimber 1911.

j-glock22
11-17-2011, 20:09
I would think if the excrement hit the fan blades I think the 3 guns you would choose to have handy are the ones you already own. I don't think your LGS will be open for business during a Katrina type of event....

I'm certainly not walking around in public with a shoulder arm...

speedsix
11-17-2011, 21:40
The correct answer is:

Beretta 92fs


Ruger Mini-14

Rem 870 12ga


With these guns you are have tested and proven winners. I would trust my life to these over Glock, SIG, ARs, AKs or a semi-auto shotgun.

slims00ls1z28
11-17-2011, 22:03
Hmm tough one. Saiga 12, Glock 29, M1A

M&P15T
11-18-2011, 12:22
The correct answer is:

Beretta 92fs


Ruger Mini-14

Rem 870 12ga


With these guns you are have tested and proven winners. I would trust my life to these over Glock, SIG, ARs, AKs or a semi-auto shotgun.

There are no "correct" answers, just what each person decides.

Oh, and GLOCKs, SIGs, ARs, AKs and semi-auto shotguns have proven themselves time and time again, and are proven winners.

Travclem
11-18-2011, 12:25
The correct answer is:

Beretta 92fs


Ruger Mini-14

Rem 870 12ga


With these guns you are have tested and proven winners. I would trust my life to these over Glock, SIG, ARs, AKs or a semi-auto shotgun.
I agree with you on the 870, I guess 1 out of 3 will do.

Knighj1
11-18-2011, 12:27
My Colt 6920, Glock 19, and the Remington 870. Pretty much covers all the bases.

my same setup

SixkillerEnterprises
11-18-2011, 12:29
HK P2000
Arsenal SGL-21
Saiga 12

Bob Hafler
11-18-2011, 12:29
Mossberg Crusier
Mini 14
CZ75B. or 1911 45

2glock40s
11-18-2011, 18:07
I would probably choose:
Glock 23
AK-47
Remington 870

Pretty much covers all the bases. However, I don't think you could go wrong with:
.357 Magnum (Pick your maker) because you could shoot .38 or .357
Marlin lever gun in .357 (same ammo as above)
12 gauge shotgun

Haldor
11-18-2011, 20:59
The correct answer is:

Beretta 92fs


Ruger Mini-14

Rem 870 12ga


With these guns you are have tested and proven winners. I would trust my life to these over Glock, SIG, ARs, AKs or a semi-auto shotgun.

WOW! Mini-14 over AR or AK. Please let me know what countries are arming their forces with Mini-14s. "Yah them AR and AK rifles are just flash in the pan fads. "Wait till people get a chance to see that Mini-14, they will just pitch them obsolete and unreliable ARs and AKs in the trash."

Get out much? :poke:

Beretta 92fs, OK not a bad choice. Reliable? Check. Only problem is 33 oz is pretty heavy for every day concealed carry. Going to carry that in an IWB holster tucked under your shirt are you? Let me know how that works out for you.

870, fine choice. Not only valid choice, but nothing wrong with it.

Hellstriker
11-22-2011, 22:52
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S&W 686 plus P 357 magnum 7 round 357 magnum.6 inch barrel.Stainless steel.professional trigger job --this pistol can fire 38 Special, 38 Plus and of course the mighty .357 Magnum; Mossberg 930 spx 8 round 12ga (9 ghost loaded)

S&W M&P15-TS permanently attached Vortex flash hider to the M&P15 TS’s 14″ barrel allows the S&W M&P15-TS to remain a true 16in barrelled weapon. Smith & Wesson’s new TS version of their popular M&P15 is, in a way, an SBR but is not subject to these restrictions. Why? The new TS has an overall barrel length of 16 inches, but that includes the flash hider. Conventional AR-style carbines with a 16-inch barrel and a flash hider in actuality have an 18-inch barrel because the flash hider adds an inch or so to the overall barrel length.

Devans0
11-23-2011, 09:24
I was in a Kartina-esqe natural disaster. It taught me a lot. Truthfully, the guns that were useful were a nail gun, a screw gun, and a 20 cal pellet air rifle. I can put up a livable structure in hours, a long term living situation in a few days. I since have picked up a 4x4, F350 diesel and a camper.

I have the 9mm Glocks including the 22cal conversion, the 22lr 10/22, and am looking at an 1100 with two barrels, rifled and smooth bore. I don't see why an 870 is better, but nearly every reply says to have one.

Narkcop
11-23-2011, 21:49
After a little more thought I think I would choose 1.MAK-90 (converted to pistol grip legally) 2. Ruger Scout rifle .308 3.Glock 27.

mac66
11-23-2011, 22:11
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v489/mac66/jeopardy_2007-03-16-1.png

Landric
11-24-2011, 08:38
I joined in on a similar discussion on AR15.com a little while back, though in that case it was 5 guns, not three. Of the choices of guns I already have:

1) Colt LE6920 w/ TA47-2 Compact ACOG
2) Savage MK II FV-SR with Suppressor and Nikon 3-9x BDC Rimfire Prostaff
3) Glock 17 RTF2 w/ Night Sights and Tactical Light

FWIW, those were my choices on AR15.com also, but since it was 5 there, my additional two choices were:

4) Springfield M1 Garand w/ Ultimak Rail (Aimpoint & Scout Scope in Bobro QD Mounts)
5) Ruger SP101 2 1/4" DAO .357 Magnum

Why?

The LE6920 is a fantastic rifle with lots of spare parts, magazines, accessories, and ammunition available. Its accurate and reliable, and can be used against multiple targets quickly and accurately, especially with a compact ACOG mounted on the carry handle. Also allows completely unobstructed access to iron sights without any need to "deploy" them.

The Savage because it is a .22 LR, so ammunition is more available than anywhere else. It has a threaded barrel for suppressor use, its accurate, and in the event the magazine(s) go missing it can be used as a single shot. It is a bolt gun, so worse comes to worse, it can also be used with .22 Short or Long in addition to LR, and no worries about cycle reliability with any ammunition. Plus, even unsuppressed .22 rifles are reasonably quiet and great for small game hunting.

The Glock 17 RTF2 because it is simply, reliable, I have lots of spare parts, ammunition is easy to find and cheap to stock up on, magazines are available and reasonably priced, and having a handgun that can be concealed could be a priority.

So those are my top three.

The Garand is super reliable, has a further effective range than the 5.56mm, and clips are much cheaper to purchase than various battle rifle magazines and can be kept loaded indefinately without any issues. With the adjustable gas plug the Garand can use any .30-06 ammunition one happens to find around, and what store that sells ammo doesn't have at least a box or two of .30-06? With an Ultimak rail and QD mounts for a red dot and scope it can be used at close to long range quite effectively, and is great for hunting larger game. A properly loaded .30-06 can kill pretty much anything in North America.

The SP101 because its compact, easy to conceal, super reliable, and can use either .38 Special or .357 Magnum ammunition, both of which are quite common. Plus, no magazines to worry about stocking up on or finding, and even the short barreled gun could kill up to deer sized game if necessary.

One will notice that I am lacking a shotgun. As useful as they are, shotguns are just not my "thing". If there was a #6 on my list, it would probably be an 870 though.

liberty911
11-24-2011, 10:14
These three have me pretty well covered.

http://i731.photobucket.com/albums/ww314/firesgt911/d08ede51.jpg

ZRiz19C
11-24-2011, 10:16
Agree with the post above.

1. My AR
2. My 1187
3. My Glock

Vance665
11-24-2011, 10:24
Saiga-12, AR-15 with scope, and my G21.

ManWitaBigStick24
11-24-2011, 12:28
G22
870
10.5 ar

vikingsoftpaw
11-24-2011, 12:39
Title says it all, if you could only have three guns(guns you already own) for SHTF what would they be? I am talking Katrina type situation, lawlessness, hungry desperate people.

For me it would be,

Glock 19
Ruger Mini 14
Colt AR15.


How bout you? :supergrin: Thought this might make for a good thread.

M1A
My S&W 3rd Gen Auto .40
Something 12 Ga.

Dawolf
11-24-2011, 20:20
Sig 226 in 357

Remington 870 P

AR-15

Does my Ka Bar count?
:usmc:

Dutch1911
11-24-2011, 23:12
http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af13/Dutch1911/IMAG0175.jpg

.45Super-Man
11-24-2011, 23:17
Converted Saiga 12ga
SGL 21 AK
Draco C

Feanor
11-24-2011, 23:52
These would be the three, Colt LE6940, Mossberg 590SP with Mesa tactical stock with enidine hydraulic buffer, Glock-19 9mm pistol.

chrisw
11-24-2011, 23:57
Well This topic is always fun, but I tend to get a lot of crap for my choice. For the easy one, a good sidearm that you can trust and if need be conceal. I have 2 glock 19's and 2 dozen mags and 1500 rounds of ammo within 20 feet of me, so that would be my first pick. My second pick would be a good reliable and accurate .22lr rifle. Why? well I can hit accurately to 100yards no problem and 200 with patience. Ammo also. I have currently 6-7k rounds for the gun. I also can carry 2-3k rounds in addition to any other survival equipment I could need on my person. Try carrying 2k rounds of 5.56 more than a mile and see how you feel. .22 can be used for hunting easily on small and medium game no problem. It is far from ideal for something the size of a deer but in a pinch it would work. As for 2 legged targets? well if I am hitting something up close, I have more problems than my caliber choice plus a sidearm with hollow point ammunition. at 50-150yds, i doubt that my target would say, "oh its only a .22. Im ok it didn't hurt that bad" It would do the job just fine. I would use my somewhat modified and VERY reliable ruger 10-22 for this role. for the third gun, well I wouldn't really need one. I feel all bases would be covered with the above. If I get to choose something anyway, well i would take a long range bolt gun. 30-06 or 308 or something like that with a few hundred rounds of ammo. If i am shooting 2 legged targets at long range then I am not in a self defense situation but for taking larger game this would be good. If you take down a 200lb deer or 600+ lb moose/bear you can feed a family for half a year if accompanied by other items and properly preserved. So to summarize,

1. sidearm - glock 19
2. .22lr rifle - ruger 10-22... more specifically MY ruger 10-22
3. medium to long range bolt gun - any reliable accurate 308 or 30-06 or similar gun.

As said before 3 is not necessary to me but would be nice to have. I don't feel i need an AR or AK but many think i am horribly wrong for saying this. With the .22 if I were to use one round a day to either hunt small game or defend myself on a daily basis, what I have in the room with me right now would last me almost 20 years. I'll take that over 300 rds of 5.56 and an AR any day.


A more practical 3rd choice would be a second .22lr rifle as a backup to the first as it is the most important in the above situations.

PostMortemElvis
11-25-2011, 01:02
I only need two, G19 and PS90. I could make due with those and a good blade.

Teecher45
11-25-2011, 02:49
Easy, in-house. two 12 gauge shotguns and my Colt 6920 with Aimpoint H1 and 3X magnifier.
Leaving home, 6920 in a pack. My 30 concealed on me, the 27 on my wife.
Gotta have hands free for me and my boys to carry our compound bows and crossbow, good game getters. I really like the fact I can shoot an arrow more than once (well, most of the time anyway, the very reason the 8 year old shoots a crossbow!). I understand why some would like a good .22 here but I want to hunt with something even quieter. If I am leaving the house I'm heading deeper into the woods. If you want to kill me you'll have to find me first.:wavey:
Oh, and a couple of really sharp knives.

engineer151515
11-25-2011, 05:07
http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af13/Dutch1911/IMAG0175.jpg

Need two things in the kit. Mostly for the AR
1. small oil bottle for lube (various good brands available)
2. simple multi-tool for repair.
I love my AR's but always keep a multi-tool (Leatherman Kick?) on hand.

wheelman707
11-25-2011, 05:26
As much as I love My Kimber desert warrior for the pistol I would go with a Glock 21 with 9mm,40, and 357sig drop in conversion barrels on hand, ak47, and.... last would have to be would have to be my Remington 700 to reach out and touch, I wouldn't go with the a Remington 870 or Mossberg 500 for the fact that I can do the close quarter work just as well with an ak or pistol even though if you said four shtf guns one of those would be it for sure!!!!

Glocker1984
11-25-2011, 05:41
1. AR-15
2. Remington 870 Police Magnum
3. 1911 built by Hilton Yam

Robc1219
11-25-2011, 09:04
1) AR-15, DI since I stripped and cleaned em in the ARMY and know how to maintain well
2) My glock 19 OD Gen 3 (simple/reliable)
3) Remington 870 pump w/extended tube (simple/reliable)

KC Kahr
11-25-2011, 14:08
1) AK-47, red dot, lots of loaded mags for when they're coming up the driveway
2) 870 12ga, 18" for when they're trying to get in the door
3) XD 45 Tactical 5", 16 rds if they get inside, again - loaded mags handy

.45Super-Man
11-25-2011, 17:56
Seems to me that if your "go to" carbine is an AK or AR, that there's more logic in choosing an abbreviated version of same as opposed to a pistol. This way you have commonality of both ammo and mags. As an example....the Draco would be the perfect backup to the AK carbine and simply offers more than any typical auto pistol, IMO.

panzer1
11-25-2011, 18:16
For me it's
AK,47(7.62x39
Sig,226(40s&w)-or CZ-75(9mm)
Yugo,M76(8mm)

panzer1
11-25-2011, 18:19
I would have:

Pepper spray
Rape Whistle
Cell Phone with 911 on speed dial.

Because guns are bad.:rofl::rofl:Good one. Love it.

Simpleman71
11-25-2011, 20:16
since i don't have an ak yet it would have to be my ar, 870, and g23. Might even think about swapping the 870 for a ruger 10/22 depending on situation.

FourXFour
11-26-2011, 23:24
What I have:
Noveske Diplomat Pistol
Glock 17
S&W M&P 340

What I would want:
FN Scar CQC
Glock 18
Barret MRAD

Dogbite
11-26-2011, 23:31
This is what I have for just such an event.

Saiga ak

Mossberg 500

My everyday carry gun, Glock 32.

fnfalman
11-26-2011, 23:41
Garand with adjustable gas plug to take care of hunting big game and long range engagement, SW 686P for general handgunning (medium game, self-defense, etc.) with flexibility of .357 Mag or .38 Special, and Ruger Charger for small game harvesting and last ditch self-defense.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f308/fnfalman/Guns/Garand008.jpg

Dutch1911
11-26-2011, 23:42
Need two things in the kit. Mostly for the AR
1. small oil bottle for lube (various good brands available)
2. simple multi-tool for repair.
I love my AR's but always keep a multi-tool (Leatherman Kick?) on hand.
See that Magpul buttstock... Well the weapon maintenance setup is included.
As far as the 1911.... Here ya go... I have several by big names.

http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af13/Dutch1911/IMAG0183-1.jpg

Taphius
11-26-2011, 23:51
cz 75, 870, savage mk2

79HumbleBee
11-29-2011, 12:03
given my line of work, id go to the arms room and pick up my MK48, G19, and a SCAR-H along with ample rounds and go to work. Or I'm sure I would be deployed to a different country where all them crazy people wouldnt be bothering me. But if i was home and not in my chosen profession or the other im going into, i would have to go with my G30sf (3-4 G21 mags, then use Kriss mags if needed), Kriss Super V (with extended mags), and KSG (probably more slugs than shot).

fun vid here

http://s273.photobucket.com/albums/jj203/79humblebee/?action=view&current=MeWithMK48.mp4

enjoy

NeverMore1701
11-29-2011, 12:24
16" Noveske AR, Beretta 92FS, Ruger 10/22.

JackMac
11-29-2011, 12:29
12 ga. pump, Glock 21 and AR-15

Chonny
11-29-2011, 16:19
Mossberg 590 20" 8 shot 12 ga.

Colt 6920.

Glock 22.

RLE
11-29-2011, 20:44
Glock 17, Remington 870 and AR-15.

kurt1305
11-29-2011, 20:49
HK45c, Colt 6920, Remington 870.

seamaster
11-29-2011, 20:52
AR15, P226 and my pistol grip Winchester Speedpump loaded with mini-shells.

cjklotz436
11-29-2011, 21:03
My go to guns would be my:
Glock 23- Love this hand gun and have enough ammo and mags if needed
Marlin 336cs 30/30 Lever Action- Never had any animal take a step after putting a round in it with this gun (I imagine it would work well for 2 legged variety out to 100 yards-my personal comfort zone with this one), tons of ammo and can take a beating
Mossberg 500 12ga.- For maximum carnage and reliability(have 2 barrels and tons of ammo and feild time to go with either.

Cole125
11-30-2011, 00:17
My go to guns would be my:
Glock 23- Love this hand gun and have enough ammo and mags if needed
Marlin 336cs 30/30 Lever Action- Never had any animal take a step after putting a round in it with this gun (I imagine it would work well for 2 legged variety out to 100 yards-my personal comfort zone with this one), tons of ammo and can take a beating
Mossberg 500 12ga.- For maximum carnage and reliability(have 2 barrels and tons of ammo and feild time to go with either.

If you don't like black rifles, the Marlin 30-30 is one of the best choices as a main SHTF rifle. I like mine, however if your getting in a gunfight with someone who has a semi-auto rifle you will be out gunned with anything but a semi-auto rifle.

never enough
11-30-2011, 00:47
nothing special...
saiga 12
glock G19
cmmg ar15

gunsmoke92
11-30-2011, 11:15
S&W model 28 .357...accurate, reliable, ammo is fairly common and available (.357 and 38 spl can be found on just about any Mom and Pop shelf in America)

AR 15...again, accurate, reliable, and 5.56 and .223 is reasonably available. Provides for longer range defense and putting larger game on the table if the situation called for it.

870 12 gauge...great for home defense, ammunition is in great abundance in as many forms as there are situations for its' use, and the same for its' use as a hunting tool, you can take the smallest birds or the largest predators by simply choosing the appropriate ammo.

Bren
11-30-2011, 11:20
Title says it all, if you could only have three guns(guns you already own) for SHTF what would they be? I am talking Katrina type situation, lawlessness, hungry desperate people.

For me it would be,

Glock 19
Ruger Mini 14
Colt AR15.


How bout you? :supergrin: Thought this might make for a good thread.

Why 2 rifles about the same size/weight and caliber?

I'd probably go more like AR-15, Remington 870 and Glock 17.

kirgi08
11-30-2011, 11:33
Same caliber.'08.

Leigh
11-30-2011, 12:05
Making it easy as there are wayyyy too many brand preferences...

12 gauge pump action shotgun...would be used (primarily) for hunting so no real need for an 18-20 inch riot tube. Screw in choke tubes a plus but not a requirement.

A quality cenerfire handgun (revolver or semiauto) for self defense.

Centerfire semiauto rifle...caliber not that important as long as you have enough ammo.

Tacticool? No. Useful? Very.

BamaTrooper
11-30-2011, 14:49
mini 14 is slightly picky with ammo no? Replace that guy with an ak47, and the ar15 with a 12 gauge loaded with buckshot

I found that to be the opposite. My Mini14 fed everything that my AR choked on.

OP- If I am trying to leave and weight is an issue, the AR, a G17, and one of my 357 Smiths.

If I am staying, my PTR91, my 21sf and one of my 870s.

cjklotz436
11-30-2011, 18:38
If you don't like black rifles, the Marlin 30-30 is one of the best choices as a main SHTF rifle. I like mine, however if your getting in a gunfight with someone who has a semi-auto rifle you will be out gunned with anything but a semi-auto rifle.

I am not against black rifles so to speak. I just have not had the extra cash on hand to purchase one yet. As far as the semi-auto, I gues my first shot will just have to count...

captcurly
11-30-2011, 18:41
My choices are: G 17 (could use the 33 rds magazines that I have) Sig 556 Classic and Mossberg 930SPX.

grapony
11-30-2011, 18:42
My Mossberg 500
My Glock 23
and my Wasr 10

Poohgyrr
12-02-2011, 14:14
For me, let's try a Glock with barrels in 9X19, 40S&W, and 357 Sig; a S&W 357 revolver; and a Garand.

My wife: 1911/45; J frame 38; Bushy in 223.

jr05
12-02-2011, 14:17
AR15
12ga pump shotgun (rem or moss), preferably extended tube.
glock 9mm

arclight610
12-02-2011, 14:38
AR15 - 6 mags, with ammo to fill six more in daypack
1911 - 6 mags, with extra box of ammo
Makarov - 6 mags, defensive, concealable weapon for the wife that is reliable and simple