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Long guns on trips/vacations?

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by emt1581, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

    Oct 17, 2002
    Penn's Woods
    Do you take long guns with you, when legally allowed to, on trips or vacations? What do you take? Why or why not?


  2. RMTactical

    RMTactical CLM

    Oct 7, 2000
    Behind an AR-15
    Usually one of my AR15's or AK.

  3. 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.
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2012
  4. Arvinator


    Jan 16, 2011
    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.
  5. quake

    quake Millennium Member

    Aug 4, 1999
    Arkansas, USA
    If driving, yes. An M1 carbine lives in the truck; so it just stays there like any other time.
  6. secamp32


    Apr 26, 2006
    For long trips I take the keltec sub2000 to match the Glock26.
  7. JBL13


    Oct 24, 2010
    Northern Utah
    Yearly trip to Yellowstone: "tacticalized" 12-gauge 870 w/bear-quality slugs. Other trips: "tacticalized" Marlin 1894C in .357.
  8. michael e

    michael e

    Nov 20, 2010
    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.
  9. codecowboy

    codecowboy NRA Life Member

    Jan 29, 2007
    Scattergun and a assortment of ammo never leaves the truck.
  10. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

    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....
  11. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

    Oct 17, 2002
    Penn's Woods
    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...

  12. cowboy1964


    Sep 4, 2009
    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.
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2012
  13. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

    Oct 17, 2002
    Penn's Woods
    No handgun!!

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

  14. Kieller


    May 18, 2007
    Kansas City
    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.
  15. FLA45fan


    Aug 27, 2002
    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.
  16. Tom Kanik

    Tom Kanik

    Sep 6, 2005
    S.W. Missouri
    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.
  17. PlasticGuy


    Jul 10, 2000
    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.
  18. ArmoryDoc


    May 14, 2006
    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.
  19. IV Troop

    IV Troop

    Jun 19, 2004
    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.
  20. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

    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.