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Long guns on trips/vacations?

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


  1. emt1581

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    Do you take long guns with you, when legally allowed to, on trips or vacations? What do you take? Why or why not?

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  3. Unistat

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    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.
     
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  4. Arvinator

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    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

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

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    For long trips I take the keltec sub2000 to match the Glock26.
     
  7. JBL13

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

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    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

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    Scattergun and a assortment of ammo never leaves the truck.
     
  10. lawman800

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    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

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    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...

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  12. cowboy1964

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    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.
     
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  13. emt1581

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    No handgun!!

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

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  14. Kieller

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.