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02-06-2012, 19:17
Do you take long guns with you, when legally allowed to, on trips or vacations? What do you take? Why or why not?



02-06-2012, 19:39
Usually one of my AR15's or AK.

02-06-2012, 19:53
A Kel-Tec SU-16 and a M6 Scout. They are part of mine and my wife's GHBs so they are always in the car.

02-06-2012, 19:58
Last vacation I went on I took my MN-44 and 10 loaded stripped clips, with a 100 rds in the bag. Legal for all states we went thru. Was considering just a 870 with a good assortment of ammo but grabbed the rifle instead.

02-06-2012, 20:14
If driving, yes. An M1 carbine lives in the truck; so it just stays there like any other time.

02-06-2012, 21:44
For long trips I take the keltec sub2000 to match the Glock26.

02-06-2012, 22:34
Yearly trip to Yellowstone: "tacticalized" 12-gauge 870 w/bear-quality slugs. Other trips: "tacticalized" Marlin 1894C in .357.

michael e
02-06-2012, 22:37
Only vaction I take is a day to go to my grandfathers 2 x a year, once to hunt, once for family reuion. Hunting I take my rifle, other time I dont. If I need a gun I have his 30.06 and shotguns there.

02-06-2012, 23:22
Scattergun and a assortment of ammo never leaves the truck.

02-07-2012, 00:21
Good idea to have a cheap rifle like a Mosin Nagant with some stripper clips in the car. Legal in every state, it's a bolt action so there's really no big problems, hardy, durable, more powerful than most rounds out there, and if you have the bayonet, you are ready for a zombie charge!

Now where did I leave that M44 of mine....

02-07-2012, 18:25
I love the idea of throwing a Mosin and Maverick in the trunk. LOTS of capability and they can be banged around for a few days without having to worry about damaging them due to the pair costing under $300.

I do like the idea of an SU-16C but in reality I'm NOT a fan of the company or their products. That's all I have to say about that.

I'm surprise more have not chimed in...


02-07-2012, 19:15
The SU-16 is a neat concept.

No, no long guns on vacation. I didn't even take a handgun last year since I was going through Maryland.

02-07-2012, 19:36
The SU-16 is a neat concept.

No, no long guns on vacation. I didn't even take a handgun last year since I was going through Maryland.

No handgun!!

I think I'd pop a blood vessel!! Unloaded and in the trunk at the very least!! :wow:


02-08-2012, 12:20
I typically only take my EDC and extra mags when we drive. I don't have a 'beater' rifle yet so there is no option there.

Most of the time we fly though so I choose not to deal with hauling around more than a pistol. Checking a pistol in with the airlines is pain enough, I would hate to see how annoying it would be to deal with anything more substantial. Half the time I am going somewhere that doesn't even like pistols so its generally a lose/lose situation.

02-10-2012, 11:14
Any pics of the "tacticalized" Marlin 1894C? I've got a Stainless steel .357 Rossi that I am looking to "upgrade" for 48 state carry. Usually an M1 carbine is my travel gun but would like something with a little more horsepower.

Tom Kanik
02-10-2012, 11:39
I normally take my .40 S&W with me, but I might add in my Rossi/Taurus Circuit Judge; .410 shotgun/.45 L/C capable. My wife likes to shoot it and we would have a variety of shotgun shells as well.

02-10-2012, 11:57
I normally don't, because I work at a nuclear power plant and forgetting to remove a firearm from my vehicle before coming to work would be an extremely bad thing. When traveling, yes I do. I normally put an AK with a few mags behind the seat of the truck. When I'm going somewhere that the AK isn't legal, or when going on a trip in bear country, I take my Vang Comp 590a1.

02-10-2012, 12:29
When I have done it, I throw a 16" taper-barrel Mini-14 mounted up in a folder in a gym bag and several 20 round mags. Very comforting knowing you have that kinda protection if needed.

IV Troop
02-11-2012, 07:39
I usually take an AR with me due to the fact that I live and recreate in the Rocky Mountain West. An AR meets my needs for recreational fun, defense, varmint/coyote hunting needs etc. It is simply a practical rifle. Normally it gets used if I see a coyote out among the cattle.

02-11-2012, 12:27
I took out my M44 last night to play with it a bit... and yeah, I am probably going to pack some bandoliers of 7.62x54R ammo, find a good padded case and lock it in the trunk.