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cowboy1964
07-15-2012, 20:43
I'm thinking a 3" 686 Plus. I would hate the size and weight, but I would have to adapt.

Given the reduced capacity I think I would be toting a BUG regularly, probably either my 642 or a snubbie .357 just for ammo compatibility.

rmodel65
07-15-2012, 20:48
S&W TRR8

http://cdn.firearmstalk.com/forums/attachments/f14/30590d1310244770-handgun-style-1000-max-trr8a.jpg

jakebrake
07-15-2012, 20:50
629 4"

oldman11
07-15-2012, 20:56
I don't think they can ban semi-autos. But if they did, I would still carry the ones I already have. I'm not complacent enough to say if they ban certain guns then I'll have to carry something else.

SPIN2010
07-15-2012, 21:02
Benelli M2 ... open carry. :yawn:

Mister_Beefy
07-15-2012, 21:03
Glock 17

frankmako
07-15-2012, 21:05
s&w model 19 four inch barrel.

ChuteTheMall
07-15-2012, 21:08
If semi-autos were banned, what would you carry?

Glock 18

:tongueout:

M1A Shooter
07-15-2012, 21:11
id probably go with a pair of 3" SP101s. maybe a 4" full size with a ja frame back up as well.

i wouldnt feel under gunned with a revolver but definitely prefer my Glock 35 :) im not too certain that a weapons ban of that magnitude would go over all that well.

Lior
07-15-2012, 21:26
G18 or Micro Uzi.

Glockworks
07-15-2012, 21:30
Time to take back the US if that happened. I mean get involved in elections, assuming at that time if we have them. Ever heard of a slippery slope?

Totalitarian regimes always want you unarmed and subject to their rule. This is why we have the second amendment, and the first.

onalandline
07-15-2012, 21:32
A sawed off lever action in 45-70.

Rev.357
07-15-2012, 21:33
S&W 460mag!!!

nastytrigger
07-15-2012, 21:33
I hate the idea of no semi-auto, but I'll still play :)

Pretty simple for me, S&W 642.

Two Guns
07-15-2012, 21:45
Ruger LCR in 38 Special.

g30sfjeepguy
07-15-2012, 22:57
j-frame smith

caddilac_recoil
07-15-2012, 22:58
A old smoke wagon

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Mister_Beefy
07-15-2012, 23:37
A old smoke wagon

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yeah.... a colt's dragoon, carried OWB in a poke.

rednoved
07-15-2012, 23:43
It would be tough to conceal, but probably a Smith & Wesson 686 4". :cool:

Louisville Glocker
07-16-2012, 00:00
If they banned semi-autos I'd have to carry a full auto.

NEOH212
07-16-2012, 00:02
My trusty S&W 686-1 4". :cool:

AZL
07-16-2012, 00:24
My worthy...if semiautos were banned...it would be time for ALL of us to carry them.

I don't know of even 5% of the officers with whom I worked or even our political hack of a chief who would even try to enforce a gun ban or grab...especially here in Arizona.

My wife is a currently serving officer (deputy) and I know damned well 99.99% of HER department wouldn't.

I think the sheriff would open the seized weapon locker and hand out semiautos and badges to everyone who isn't an otherwise prohibited possessor. (Yes...that is hyperbole...but I wouldn't be too darned surprised if he didn't just do it).

So, I stick to my answer....if they try to ban them...we had better ALL carry one.

But...in the spirit of the OP...Smith & Wesson 4" 686-2. I wouldn't go with a newer one because I have had this one for 25 years...I have 2 or 3 dozen speedloaders...I compete with it in IDPA and USPSA during the summer months of the calender...and the action was done by the late Andy Cannon.

'Nuff said

Louisville Glocker
07-16-2012, 00:52
Yeah, but really. They're not getting banned. I won't advocate breaking any laws, but I really doubt something like that could happen in this country. At least not in our lifetimes.

I've got 14 guns, and yep, they are ALL semi-autos. So basically, the thread is asking, what I'd carry if all my guns were banned. I'd probably be carrying a lawyer or a politician, and not sure exactly where I'd be carrying them off to.

Just kidding, stay within the laws guys. Our legal system lets us change unjust laws.

Mister_Beefy
07-16-2012, 02:17
yeah, but really. They're not getting banned. I won't advocate breaking any laws, but i really doubt something like that could happen in this country. At least not in our lifetimes.




hurricane katrina

Chris Brines
07-16-2012, 02:57
Glock 23 in my holster, AR-15 over my shoulder and a Mossberg 500 somewhere in between the 2.

But I'd probably just start out with my Ruger GP100

eyelikeglasses
07-16-2012, 03:46
A semi auto.

gunowner1
07-16-2012, 04:04
S&W 65-3. It's the only revolver I own. I can shoot decent with it and I like how shiny it is.

A6Gator
07-16-2012, 07:17
Yeah, but really. They're not getting banned. I won't advocate breaking any laws, but I really doubt something like that could happen in this country. At least not in our lifetimes.

Just kidding, stay within the laws guys. Our legal system lets us change unjust laws.

What if it wasn't a law but, say, a small arms trafficking treaty agreement with the UN? No vote, other than ratification by the democrat-controlled Senate. No judicial review because it's a treaty. If semi-autos (handguns) were banned, what makes you think it would stop there? Aw, it'll never happen here...:whistling:

OctoberRust
07-16-2012, 08:23
Glock 17


:rofl::rofl: Win.


Ok, Ok, I'll play. A mossberg 500 with a sawed off barrel @ 14.5 inches. Open carry, because chicks will dig me more then. :rofl::rofl:

Batesmotel
07-16-2012, 08:34
Full Auto.

Glenn E. Meyer
07-16-2012, 09:08
I'll play with something a little out there. My SS comp'd pro Series SW 632 in 327 mag with two speed loaders. Fits my hand well and not a big honker. Reasonable oomph in the round.

Easier to tote than my full sized 357s.

Bren
07-16-2012, 09:17
I don't think they can ban semi-autos. But if they did, I would still carry the ones I already have. I'm not complacent enough to say if they ban certain guns then I'll have to carry something else.

Unless there is a real movement, doing that on your own just means the government gets to take your guns anyhow and put you in prison. The disadvantage of carrying an illegal gun for self-defense is obvious - either you don't need it and you might go to jail, or you do need it and you definitely go to jail.

If semi-autos were banned and there was no revolution going on, I'd carry a 2-3" S&W .357. I sometimes do anyhow - 3" S&W 686 CS-1.

cowboy1964
07-16-2012, 09:22
This is a hypothetical question of WHAT you would carry if limited to a revolver, assuming you would obey the law (granted, possibly not a good assumption for some folks). There are other threads for debating whether or not such a thing could happen.

magiaaron
07-16-2012, 09:27
Benelli M2 ... open carry. :yawn:

DAMN IT! I was about to say the exact same thing and you beat me to it! :supergrin:

-magiaaron

DustyJacket
07-16-2012, 09:42
Either a 2" .38 or in colder weather, a 4" .44spl (maybe a 5-shot .44 SPL - I carried a Target Bulldog for a couple of years.)

HKLovingIT
07-16-2012, 11:45
Pair of J-Frames.

Mister_Beefy
07-16-2012, 13:34
This is a hypothetical question of WHAT you would carry if limited to a revolver, assuming you would obey the law (granted, possibly not a good assumption for some folks). There are other threads for debating whether or not such a thing could happen.

okay, okay. sorry for the derail.

I like rmodel65's answer. S&W TRR8 and a couple of speedloaders.

dabigguns357
07-16-2012, 14:47
My trusty S&W 686-1 4". :cool:


you and i both

http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp354/dabigguns357/Picture010.jpg

Bruce M
07-16-2012, 15:07
Lower one - eight shot 27.

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BuckyP
07-16-2012, 15:20
LOL, well I figured I'd play along. Not knowing much about revolvers, I figured I'd opt (buy) an 8 shot lightweight .357 magnum. So I go to the S&W web site and find out two things. First, it seems I get a choice between a 2" and 5" barrel. :wow: Would prefer a 3 or 4". Second, oh my $$$$$$$$$$. Still, if it was my only option, I'd be dishing out the cash. Until then, I guess I'd be packing a 4" model 29. :smoking:

BuckyP
07-16-2012, 15:22
One of these with a 3" barrel would be cool. It looks awkward (not to mention ugly) with the stub of a barrel.

http://www.smith-wesson.com/wcsstore/SmWesson2/upload/images/firearms/zoom_lg/170245_01_lg.jpg

t-shooter
07-16-2012, 16:29
I have a mint Ruger Service Six with a four inch barrel. It shoots Remington 357 125grain JHP to point of aim, point of impact at 25 yards. I rounded the butt and installed Pachmayr compact RB grips. Along with my S&W 642 I feel adequately prepared if limited to revolvers only. I agree that it is an unlikely scenario. We may have to deal with another magazine capacity limit like Clinton's AW ban. A trio of baby Glocks in 9mm, 10mm and 45 all with 10 round mags provides a sense of being well prepared. If Obama gets another 4 years no telling what kind of silliness we will have to endure.

Glockdude1
07-16-2012, 16:33
What would I carry?

:whistling:

Spiffums
07-16-2012, 17:02
Pitchfork and a torch..............we'd have our "No Justice No Peace" marches right?

80 million angry white gun owners!

Drain You
07-16-2012, 17:42
Two semi autos.

coltm16
07-16-2012, 18:00
629 5in. or a 12.5in 870:-)

steveksux
07-16-2012, 18:50
Yeah, but really. They're not getting banned. I won't advocate breaking any laws, but I really doubt something like that could happen in this country. At least not in our lifetimes.

I've got 14 guns, and yep, they are ALL semi-autos. So basically, the thread is asking, what I'd carry if all my guns were banned. I'd probably be carrying a lawyer or a politician, and not sure exactly where I'd be carrying them off to.

Just kidding, stay within the laws guys. Our legal system lets us change unjust laws.

hurricane katrina
Ok, I really doubt something like that could happen TWICE in our lifetimes... :tongueout::supergrin:

I'd carry a revolver. Maybe a Judge. Maybe a hammerless BUG for backup, with a few reloads in speed loaders.

Randy

IvanVic
07-16-2012, 19:06
Ruger SP101 3", or possibly a 686.

NDCent
07-16-2012, 19:25
A J frame in the pocket all the time. Plus, in winter and for unsavory locations, a bianchi shoulder holster with an N frame.

ranger88
07-16-2012, 20:14
S&W TRR8

http://cdn.firearmstalk.com/forums/attachments/f14/30590d1310244770-handgun-style-1000-max-trr8a.jpg

Yep. Or my S&W 329PD. Lots of firepower!!!

Deaf Smith
07-16-2012, 20:25
Oh...

http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=223735&d=1331606173

M66-1 and Ruger Security Six both with Secret Service stocks.

or

http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=225078&d=1336518690

M640-1, Ruger SP101 DAO, M60-1, and SP101 (all .357s.)

or

http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=222331&d=1327461558


Ruger Speed Six .38 spl, and S&W M64 .38 spl.

or any of these below.

http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=226570&d=1342491926


M66-2, M686, Speed Six DAO .357, Security Six

or

http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=226569&d=1342491911

M66-3 and M686 ,357s.

They all work perfect, shoot strait, and as Mas Ayoob would say, 'they will get you through the night'.

Deaf

Travelin' Jack
07-16-2012, 20:31
Ruger SP101 3", or possibly a 686.

3" SP101 here myself.

Chris Brines
07-16-2012, 21:11
http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj628/Whiskey_Rocka_Rolla/GP100.jpg

Wouldn't give a second thought to carrying a 6" GP100. And I'm 5"7 150 lbs soaking wet. I like big guns and it never stopped Wyatt Earp did it. (Ok Ok, I'd probably go shopping for a snubbie if that were the case). I love revolvers. Something intriguing about the simplicity of them.

larry_minn
07-17-2012, 01:44
A full auto. Or at least a select fire. (if legal) :)

Revolvers are not useless. Just a little more bulky, and carry less ammo.

BuckyP
07-17-2012, 04:04
Funny how with Autos, there seems to be roughly an equal 9mm, .40, and .45 contingent, with some .357 Sig and 10mm in the mix. When you talk revolvers, the overwhelming choice is .357 magnum.

Chris Brines
07-17-2012, 10:54
Funny how with Autos, there seems to be roughly an equal 9mm, .40, and .45 contingent, with some .357 Sig and 10mm in the mix. When you talk revolvers, the overwhelming choice is .357 magnum.

I love me some 357 magnums. But I did have the chance to shoot a S&W 500 and 460 a few weeks ago and wow...but I wouldn't carry such a powerful weapon. You're talking about enough firepower to penetrate one fool and hit an innocent bystander. Or even go through a wall and hit a bystander.

oldman11
07-17-2012, 13:41
I love me some 357 magnums. But I did have the chance to shoot a S&W 500 and 460 a few weeks ago and wow...but I wouldn't carry such a powerful weapon. You're talking about enough firepower to penetrate one fool and hit an innocent bystander. Or even go through a wall and hit a bystander.
This is the same unproven hype I heard back in the 60's for LEO's using .357 instead of .38 special. It was unproven then and still is. Is it possible? Heck, anything is possible. But you have to get real and quit listening to the anti-gun hype. And that is all that it is, is HYPE.

ctfireman
07-17-2012, 13:44
If semi-autos were banned, what would you carry?

Glock 18

:tongueout:


Well played sir.

dakrat
07-17-2012, 13:52
this thread is dumb. if we are talking about semi-autos in general. then I would carry a revolver. what else is there? a bolt action pistol?

DustyJacket
07-17-2012, 13:55
Funny how with Autos, there seems to be roughly an equal 9mm, .40, and .45 contingent, with some .357 Sig and 10mm in the mix. When you talk revolvers, the overwhelming choice is .357 magnum.

That is because to 41 44 45 are all N frame and very large

09crue
07-17-2012, 14:13
lcr .38

Nanuk
07-17-2012, 14:38
In that unlikely event I would get out my ninja suit and instead of ninja stars I would carry an illegal alien and if anyone tried to rob me, I would beat them to death with the illegal alien.:mallninja:

Jason D
07-17-2012, 15:59
Since we Liberty lovers are already branded terrorists by our Government.
I say we might as well continue to carry whatever we wish.

Mister_Beefy
07-17-2012, 16:05
Funny how with Autos, there seems to be roughly an equal 9mm, .40, and .45 contingent, with some .357 Sig and 10mm in the mix. When you talk revolvers, the overwhelming choice is .357 magnum.


.357 is the quintessential revolver caliber.

do they make an 8 shot .454?

If so, I'll take it.

Veedubklown
07-17-2012, 16:14
http://chiappafirearms.com/sites/default/files/Rhino4_Nera_0.jpg

jakebrake
07-17-2012, 16:17
Since we Liberty lovers are already branded terrorists by our Government.
I say we might as well continue to carry whatever we wish.

touche:cool:

Brucev
07-17-2012, 17:41
Re: OP. If semi-auto were banned for cc, I'd just carry my S&W Model 19. I'd load it up with some nice 125 gr. JHP .357 Magnums and be ready for anything that needed attention.

OMEGA5
07-17-2012, 17:57
629 4"

What he said except I like the 29 better. Not much
for glow in the dark guns.
Dano :harley:

GLOCK17DB9
07-17-2012, 18:02
I might have to defect!:tongueout:

Wolf Spyder
07-18-2012, 00:32
All jokes aside, if the federal government instituted a ban on Semi-auto firearms I would declare it Unconstitutional and there fore unlawful. If they started going door to door collecting firearms, I would seek to remove said government as per the Constitution. I pray that this never happens.

IvanVic
07-18-2012, 05:31
this thread is dumb. if we are talking about semi-autos in general. then I would carry a revolver. what else is there? a bolt action pistol?

:rofl:

TheExplorer
07-18-2012, 06:07
Robotic leg from Robocop to hide a shotgun.

BuckyP
07-18-2012, 06:51
That is because to 41 44 45 are all N frame and very large

Yes, but the 8 shot .357 seems to be quite popular as well, and it's an N frame.

.357 is the quintessential revolver caliber.

do they make an 8 shot .454?

If so, I'll take it.

Dang, that cylinder would be as big as that drum mag for the shotgun. Might as well carry that. :uglylol:

borgranta
07-18-2012, 08:44
9 round 12 gauge pump shotgun and a 9 round pump 10 gauge

JAS104
07-18-2012, 09:20
Probably a colt single action, lol.

Glockdude1
07-18-2012, 09:23
this thread is dumb. if we are talking about semi-autos in general. then I would carry a revolver. what else is there? a bolt action pistol?

http://www.mycsg.com/RemingtonXP-100.jpg
http://parrotheadjeff.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/mosin_pistol.jpeg

:supergrin:

eyelikeglasses
07-18-2012, 09:35
http://www.mycsg.com/RemingtonXP-100.jpg
http://parrotheadjeff.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/mosin_pistol.jpeg

:supergrin:

That Mosin makes my wrist hurt just looking at it.

Glenn E. Meyer
07-18-2012, 09:56
How about a remake of the 4 barrel Lancasters of the Brits? A black powder huge Howdah pistol? A LeMat - lots of rounds and a under slung shotgun barrel.

About the Constitution - why of course, but play with the thread rather than go off on that.

How many 327 rounds could one get in a L or N frame?

How about a Lancaster in 223?

Veedubklown
07-18-2012, 11:52
this thread is dumb. if we are talking about semi-autos in general. then I would carry a revolver. what else is there? a bolt action pistol?

Unless you'd prefer lever-action..

http://www.rossiusa.com/images/imagesMain/Ranch_Hand_2.jpg

Glenn E. Meyer
07-18-2012, 12:24
Bring back the Volcanic. Didn't someone make a 22 replica of it?

Or I would go Yancy Derringer - one Sharps 4 barrel in each sleeve, one in each vest pocket and one in my hat.

Jack23
07-18-2012, 12:28
In the summer I'd carry my Ruger Sp101 .357mag stainles steel 3" with two speed loader.
In the winter I'd carry my S&W 24-3 N-frame 3" .44special with two speed loaders

Jason D
07-18-2012, 16:31
All jokes aside, if the federal government instituted a ban on Semi-auto firearms I would declare it Unconstitutional and there fore unlawful. If they started going door to door collecting firearms, I would seek to remove said government as per the Constitution. I pray that this never happens.






"God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion.
The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is
wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts
they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions,
it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. ...
And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not
warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of
resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as
to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost
in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from
time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
It is its natural manure."




Sadly most Americans would turn over and take it.

SCmasterblaster
07-18-2012, 16:51
S&W Model 586 .357 magnum 6-inch barrel. R-P 125gr JHP .357s.

Spiffums
07-18-2012, 17:08
In places that have banned semis and military calibers, most people who carry have a med frame snub nose revolver.

MedicOni
07-18-2012, 18:59
Blunderbuss

unit1069
07-21-2012, 00:15
If semi-autos were banned, what would you carry?

At the moment I'd choose the Ruger SP-101 loaded with Speer 135-grain Gold Dot +P.

However, I have heard good things about the Ruger Security Six and hadn't seen any photos of the short barrel versions until I read this thread.

I'd like to know how the two models go head-to-head.

SouthernBoyVA
07-21-2012, 10:20
I don't see this happening in Virginia and if the feds tried it, I imagine a bunch of states would tell them to go **** in their hat.

Maine1
07-21-2012, 11:04
The same G-20 i EDC. With more ammo.

Done jumping thru hoops to please those that want total disarmament.
The more laws they pass, the heavier i will be armed. if we took this tack and were vocal about it, they might reconsider. but then, that would be logical.

toshbar
07-22-2012, 12:47
Double action revolvers are semi-auto.......

Clusterfrack
07-22-2012, 12:54
Ugh. That's a bad scenario. I suppose I would have to use some type of revolver--probably a GP100 or a S&W 8 shooter. Definitely would not be happy about it though because I've seen 3 revolvers lock up just this year. When revolvers go down, it often takes a long time to get them back in action.

Short Cut
07-22-2012, 12:58
Probably a S&W Model 57 Mountain Gun in .41 Mag. Although if your premise became the law I might also want to look at the lightweight alloy version of the .41 mag with a 4" barrel.

cowboy1964
07-22-2012, 14:52
Definitely would not be happy about it though because I've seen 3 revolvers lock up just this year. When revolvers go down, it often takes a long time to get them back in action.

I thought the main attraction for revolvers was the odds of a malfunction are much lower? Granted when they do happen they can be disasterous, as you noted. Hence a BUG would be even a better idea.

cowboy1964
07-22-2012, 14:53
Just a reminder, this thread isn't about the likelihood or even feasability of all semi-autos being banned, it's about what you would (legally) carry if such a thing happened.

I was going to pose the same question for a home defense long gun but I'm assuming the overwhelming answer will be a 12 ga., probably Mossy 500 or Win 870.

fx77
07-22-2012, 16:03
Colt Python 357 4" barrel

Bruce M
07-22-2012, 16:31
...but I'm assuming the overwhelming answer will be a 12 ga., probably Mossy 500 or Win 870.

One of my favorites the Winington 870, although Remchester makes a decent shotgun also :supergrin:


That said, It has been an interesting thread, notwithstanding a couple bumps in the road. I remember a time and carried a Model 66 when almost everyone who had a handgun had a revolver. There were really only about four pistols, a 1911, a Hi Power, one of those odd bohemian Smith and Wesson 9mm pistols or a James Bond pistol.

azbuckeye
07-22-2012, 18:56
4" s&w 629.....

Lowjiber
07-22-2012, 21:13
A semi-auto.

If the government ever tries to ban my Glock, we're finished. I will have reached my Tipping Point.