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If you could only have 3 guns for SHTF?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Cole125, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

    Apr 5, 2008
    Far West, USA
    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.
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2012
  2. Boats

    Boats Not Assimilated

    Dec 22, 2002
    Somewhere in Oregon
    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. 3.slow


    Dec 20, 2010
    mini 14 is slightly picky with ammo no? Replace that guy with an ak47, and the ar15 with a 12 gauge loaded with buckshot
  4. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

    Apr 4, 2006
  5. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

    Apr 5, 2008
    Far West, USA
    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:
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2011
  6. infiniti0505


    Dec 2, 2008
    My G19, nice high end AR (noveske, POF, ECT) then a nice Mossberg 500.
  7. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

    Jan 20, 2004
    Alaska, again (for now)
    Glock 19


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

    S. Kelly

    Jan 31, 2000
    Boston MA
    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).
  9. ronin.45


    Apr 24, 2008
    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
  10. nathanours

    nathanours Texan

    My Colt 6920, Glock 19, and the Remington 870. Pretty much covers all the bases.
  11. brausso


    Mar 7, 2010
    Puget Sound
    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
  12. 427


    Nov 23, 2009
    Cz 75
    AR/reflex and a .22 conversion kit.
  13. Warp


    Jul 31, 2005

    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.
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2011
  14. djpuffnstuff


    Jan 18, 2009
    I would have:

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

    Because guns are bad.
  15. Calico Jack

    Calico Jack NO QUARTER

    Apr 11, 2010
    The High Seas
    Not if you carry them in this condition.
  16. Boats

    Boats Not Assimilated

    Dec 22, 2002
    Somewhere in Oregon
    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.
  17. Glockworks

    Glockworks Ready/Aim/Fire

    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.
  18. cole

    cole Millennium Member

    Dec 25, 1999