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Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by DaveG, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. DaveG


    May 3, 2009
    What is THE most important gun/ammunition to buy before 2013, if I only want one pistol and one long gun? Opinions?
  2. ArmoryDoc


    May 14, 2006
    What is their primary purpose ?

  3. cyrsequipment

    cyrsequipment Angry

    Aug 8, 2004
    Well, for me it will be a Glock 19 and an AR style in. 308... but then again I have pretty much everything else I need.

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  4. gotplastic


    Feb 26, 2008
    glock 34 and ar15; obviously with lots of ammo.
  5. auto-5


    Nov 13, 2011
    12ga bird shot#4-#8 lead. next would be 3 1/2" 00 buck after that .22lr. That would cover 75% of my long guns.
  6. Syclone538


    Jan 8, 2006
    It depends on what you already have.

    If we are assuming the person has nothing, my answer would be a mid size 9mm and a 12 ga pump. I'd really want a rifle asap after those 2.
  7. if this is primarily for an election scare, i say a glock 34/35 with as many high capacity magazines as you can afford, as well as an AR15 or AK47. shotguns will not fall victim to elections as easily.
  8. beatcop


    Aug 13, 2003
    New England
    If your only driving idea is a "date", don't bother.
  9. arclight610


    Dec 2, 2009
    9mm pistol and an AR-15.
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2012
  10. Aceman


    Nov 30, 2008
    I think all of this Obama will ban guns business is foolishness. We all know he can't do that if the world ends on December 21st!

    If you have no guns - and I can't imagine you'd be here if that is the case;

    Any of these are a great choice:
    #1 12g pump Remington 870/Mossberg 500 and an assortment of buck, slug, bird and game shot, along with the pistol of your choice - although a .357 with a 4" barrel or a Glock 19/XD9mm/S&W M&P 9mm are all hard to argue with.

    #2 A .357 Magnum 4" barrel and a Marlin 336 (or whatever) lever gun with an assortment of .38 and .357 ammunition

    #3 A Glock 23 and a Yugo underfolder AK-47 in 7.62x39 (get extended mags for Glock, and Drums for the AK) - This is a Zombie Apocalypse combo.

    If you already have guns, but not many, in priority order:
    #1 Great pistol - semi or revolver in 9mm, .40, .45 or .357
    #2 12g pump shotgun - long and shoprt barrels a bonus
    #3 .22 of your choice - pistol or rifle; Gotta love Ruger MK III or 10/22
    #4 Military style rifle - AK, AR, M1, FAL (again, whatever floats your boat)
    #5 Hunting rifle of choice - consider a 30-30 lever, a .308 to match the military rifle, or a good old .30-06. I like a remington 7600 pump, but a bolt gun is cool too.

    After that, I can only assume you are worried about the election. In that case:

    Barret 50, Glock 18, and Saiga 12g. If you don't have all three of those you are REALLY in trouble!!!!! I'd just go Doomsday Preppers and dig a hole if Obama gets elected and I don't have those!!!! And all the AK drums you can find. They'll be worth more than gold!!!!!!!!!!:rofl:
  11. Syclone538


    Jan 8, 2006

    You can just go buy a Barrett and a Saiga, a G18, not so much.
  12. Glock 19 with happy sticks and AK 47 with folding stock.
  13. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

    Sep 10, 2008
    Nowhereville, USA
    Vague question but I'll play along anyway. Glock 17 and AR15 both with spare parts, and lots of ammo.
  14. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

    Sep 10, 2008
    Nowhereville, USA
    I agree with the first sentence of your statement. Everybody thinks Obama is going to take away their guns. Well guess what he can't. Now that this histeria is going on the manufacturers are taking advantage of this and its driving prices up and causeing slower production due to demand.
  15. BR549

    BR549 Thread Killer

    Jan 18, 2008

    Would you like to elaborate with some logic to prove your hypothesis correct................

    or incorrect?
  16. Glock 19 and an AR-15 pistol or Shotgun
  17. Bilbo Bagins

    Bilbo Bagins Slacked jawed

    Sep 16, 2008
    If the gun Panic of 2008 is any indication, I would say any flavor of AR or AK, and any service pistol that carries more then 10 rounds.

    It was amazing to see. At the height of it all, I walked in a large poplar gun store in 2008 and seen only 4 or 5 rifles on the shelf, and a clerk showing a guy a Remington 7600 .308 pump action rifle because that all they had that came close to an "assault rifle" . The handgun Cases were filled with used junk, and the new Glock, S&W, Kel Tec and HK cases were empty

    You have manufactures like Ruger saying they are not taking any more orders. Then you Have the 2012 elections. Then you have the 2012 Doomsday wackos. On top of all that you have a summer of racial tension, and the possibility of riots. All that will lead to a major run on guns and ammo.

    If you don't have your primary Pistol and Rifle now, get in soon. If not you will have to wait until everything settles down, which will be March 2013 if Romney Wins the Election. It will be perhaps 2014 and beyond if Obama wins.

    My choices are already set and sitting in my safe, an AR, a Kel Tec 9mm Carbine and a stable of pistols.
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2012
  18. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

    Jun 4, 2007
    Acme proving grounds.
    Basic,a 10/22 .38.'08.
  19. pugman


    May 16, 2003
    I'm not sure TF stated exactly what he wanted - or maybe I'm wrong.

    Ruger has since stopped taking orders for the near future

    Now, depending on who is running the shop and their methodolgy it could slow production down. If I have orders for 10,000 rifles but 500,000 pistols (dependent on margins, equipment availablity, job skill sets, etc) I could see labor being shifted to the pistols?

    As for prices going up - I think it really depends on the weapon. Arsenal AKs? Forget about it. The used market is near dry and the ones you see get snatched up quick. A guy on AR15 has one as of last night "nearly new" listed at $950 with nothing more than the rifle and 5 round mag. If he gets the $950 good for him. The same rifle sold at $750 in March and within the last six weeks at $795 at Buds.

    The one's for me would be a Glock 19, as many high cap mags I can find and an AK. As for ammo, I've been stockpiling for years....
  20. DustyJacket

    DustyJacket Directiv 10-289

    Oct 16, 2008
    Missouri, East of KC
    Depending what you are going to do with them...

    If they are an investment, anything that might get banned, like an evil Black Rifle and a hi-cap pistol.

    If you think it'll be the last you every buy - maybe a shotgun and your favorite pistol.

    If you are thinking riots - semi-autos and big magazines, lots of them

    If TEOTWAWKI, then either 22 (easy to carry lots and easy to find) or 9mm and .223/5.56 since that is what the military uses and has tons of - plus every militia and many S&P have the same.

    Just my two-cents based on nothing much.