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mwt1980
07-11-2010, 8:51 PM
Okay...all hell breaks loose.

You can only grab one.

Do you grab your striker fired 9mm or do you reach for the trusty 1911?

And why?

1911Operator
07-11-2010, 8:54 PM
probably my glock 26 just because its conselable and its a glock. I know it wont jam ever, less need for cleaning and very durable . as for accuracy, id pick my 1911 any day over any gun.

SoCalDep
07-11-2010, 8:54 PM
Sig P226R with Surefire X200. It works, I trust it, It's accurate, I have lotsa ammo and lotsa mags, several holsters, and it holds lotsa bullets.

Followed closely by my Beretta 92FS.

den888
07-11-2010, 9:00 PM
G23, for it's reliability...

9mmepiphany
07-11-2010, 9:02 PM
S&W M-696 .44 Spl on one side of the house, Sig 220 on the other...both are tuned and proven. if 5 or 8 rounds aren't enough, it's time to go to the FN SLP loaded with #1 buck

shoupdawg
07-11-2010, 9:03 PM
My first firearm ever. My remington 870.

GunDog
07-11-2010, 9:14 PM
My first firearm ever. My remington 870.

Can't beat the Rem M870 with double ought buck. That's what I'm going to reach for first too.

Oh, you did mean handguns, right? Okay, then it would be my Sig 226 in 9mm with hi-cap mags.

ChrisTKHarris
07-11-2010, 9:16 PM
HK USPc .45

CapnHawk
07-11-2010, 9:18 PM
Model 57 .41 magnum. Six guaranteed shots.

$P-Ritch$
07-11-2010, 9:19 PM
Probably my G19. You don't if or when you'll ever get a chance to clean your weapon, so you want one that will just keep on ticking. It's more than accurate enough for self-defense and can be concealed to keep attention away from yourself.

plan-b
07-11-2010, 9:46 PM
A family member had the foresight to convince me that I should max out my credit cards and buy a bunch of >10 round magazines many, many years ago. Before I even owned a gun! So if things really were falling apart and I decided to grab a handgun, it'd be my 92FS with my two 20-rounders.

It goes without saying that anything gun related, I listen to this same family member for any advice I can get.

ZombieTactics
07-11-2010, 9:51 PM
Assuming we're talking about handguns here, because this is the handgun section:
I'd grab my Glock 22 and my LoneWolf 40-to-9 conversion barrel ... and every Glock22/Glock17 magazine I have.

Corbin Dallas
07-11-2010, 9:54 PM
G27 and Benelli M1S90 sit right next to the bed.

Let's rock!

Lucky Scott
07-11-2010, 9:59 PM
Why is it always "you can only grab one" in these deals?
Believe me, if the situation was a true SHTF I would have the shotgun, plus two or three pistols, and maybe a rifle on my back with a sling. And my wife would be right next to me loaded down the same.
After all, we would be in a defensive position.

freddykugger
07-11-2010, 10:02 PM
Whatever is loaded and closet to me!

UserM4
07-11-2010, 10:03 PM
Glock because it holds more rounds than a 1911 and it's all about shot placement. Handgun caliber debate, unless proven otherwise, is hypothetical, which might as well be a myth. And speaking of myths, the one I do believe is that Glocks are more reliable than 1911's.

Adub
07-11-2010, 10:04 PM
P220

SJgunguy24
07-11-2010, 10:06 PM
Okay...all hell breaks loose.

You can only grab one.

Do you grab your striker fired 9mm or do you reach for the trusty 1911?

And why?

I sure as hell wouldn't grab a pistol. AK all the way.

1911Operator
07-11-2010, 10:06 PM
can we make this a zombie scenerio? :D

Shenaniguns
07-11-2010, 10:07 PM
http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/SShenaniguns/4b50d429.jpg


Why? Because I trust it 99.9%

racky
07-11-2010, 10:10 PM
probably my glock 26 just because its conselable and its a glock. I know it wont jam ever, less need for cleaning and very durable . as for accuracy, id pick my 1911 any day over any gun.

i was at a tactical pistol class yesterday. i saw 2 different glocks have 2 different jams. when i say jam, i mean it in the way that the slide was locked up. they blamed the ammo. :rofl:

i'd take my new wheel gun.

Shenaniguns
07-11-2010, 10:13 PM
i was at a tactical pistol class yesterday. i saw 2 different glocks have 2 different jams. when i say jam, i mean it in the way that the slide was locked up. they blamed the ammo. :rofl:

i'd take my new wheel gun.


What class? I'd like to see an AAR

Lead-Thrower
07-11-2010, 10:15 PM
AK-47...but since this is the handgun forum, I would go for my USP .40.

SJgunguy24
07-11-2010, 10:19 PM
AK-47...but since this is the handgun forum, I would go for my USP .40.

OK how about this? AK74U pistol?

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll66/SJgunguy24/ak74.jpg

C.W.M.V.
07-11-2010, 10:27 PM
Weapons that I actually own? The wife can carry the combat tupperware, Ill take my all steel 1911.
But it wouldn't be my primary, my Saiga AK74 conversion would be.

SJgunguy24
07-11-2010, 10:30 PM
Weapons that I actually own? The wife can carry the combat tupperware, Ill take my all steel 1911.
But it wouldn't be my primary, my Saiga AK74 conversion would be.

Spoken like a true soldier.

Muaythaishooter
07-11-2010, 10:30 PM
G23 and a machete. Cuz it works for me. If my Mossberg 590A1 was near me at the time I would take that and my machete.

Notblake
07-11-2010, 10:32 PM
You can only grab one? Grab a long-gun.

If you said, you can only grab one handgun to back up my long gun, then I would say my CZ75

xLusi0n
07-11-2010, 10:32 PM
The phone to call 911 - cause cops are here to protect us. Guns are for hunting/sport.

Shenaniguns
07-11-2010, 10:34 PM
The phone to call 911 - cause cops are here to protect us. Guns are for hunting/sport.


lol

SJgunguy24
07-11-2010, 10:39 PM
The phone to call 911 - cause cops are here to protect us. Guns are for killing children and small cute furry animals hunting/sport.

There, fixed it for you.

Adehtla
07-11-2010, 10:42 PM
I suppose it depends on what kind of **** has hit the fan... and how fast the fan is spinning ;-)

Doheny
07-11-2010, 10:42 PM
Yawn. How many times has this been asked?

http://www.google.com/cse?cx=018149931542195181678%3Apzxbzjzh1zk&ie=UTF-8&q=shtf+gun&sa=Search&siteurl=www.google.com%2Fcse%2Fhome%3Fcx%3D0181499 31542195181678%3Apzxbzjzh1zk

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shoupdawg
07-11-2010, 10:42 PM
Can't beat the Rem M870 with double ought buck. That's what I'm going to reach for first too.

Oh, you did mean handguns, right? Okay, then it would be my Sig 226 in 9mm with hi-cap mags.

My model 10 for me and the Sig P6 for the missus as we make our way to the safe which has the 870.:chris:

Lead-Thrower
07-11-2010, 10:44 PM
+1 on the AK74u pistol!!!

Mr. Beretta
07-11-2010, 10:50 PM
Beretta 92F !


surprised ?

racky
07-11-2010, 11:16 PM
What class? I'd like to see an AAR

stone cobra. here's my AAR:

hot. really hot! all the ice in my cooler melted. it was so hot that when i switched from my usp to the m9a1 (mid-class), it got hard to hold the gun because the metal would heat up so quickly. fun class though. i would have liked to have done more running and gunning but the heat destroyed us all. i'm definitely gonna sign up for the intermediate class. oh yeah, the instructor was very good too. i'd recommend that class to anybody who likes that kinda stuff

Notblake
07-11-2010, 11:17 PM
The phone to call 911 - cause cops are here to protect us. Guns are for hunting/sport.

Are you freaking serious? you had better be kidding because this is some Grade A BULL****! the second amendment has NOTHING to due with hunting or sport. Guns are owned firstly for defenss. being essential to the maintenece of a free state by the people for the people the people have the power in our system of government. Secondly to defend the homestead, a right which was just concreted by the supreme court. Hunting and sport are nice benifits of weapon ownership.

I really sincerely hope that this was a joke post.

racky
07-11-2010, 11:19 PM
i'm pretty sure it was a sarcasm :P

voodoo
07-12-2010, 1:01 AM
Neither. If the SHTF, I'm grabbing my pre-lock S&W 686. However, of the two you mentioned, I'd go with the 9mm (assuming it's a Glock).

rifle man
07-12-2010, 4:13 AM
Sig P220R. Why? because its all i have.....and it's all i need. :yes:

JTROKS
07-12-2010, 7:32 AM
You can only grab one? Grab a long-gun.

If you said, you can only grab one handgun to back up my long gun, then I would say my CZ75
I agree!
Bolt or semi?

xibunkrlilkidsx
07-12-2010, 7:39 AM
your mom.

ZX-10R
07-12-2010, 7:44 AM
First my car...Then I drive to AZ, NV, OR, or WA and get some REAL magazines and none of this liberal CA 10 round limit crap. Then I would load up my WASR/ AK.

ZombieTactics
07-12-2010, 8:22 AM
... saw 2 different glocks have 2 different jams ... slide was locked up. they blamed the ammo. ...
Malfs on Glocks are almost never because of problem ammo, with some known exceptions. The feed ramp design is just too forgiving, it'll eat just about anything.

It's actually much more likely that the magazines were at fault, especially if they were 3rd-party mags as opposed to actual Glock mags. I've yet to find a truly reliable 3rd-party magazine for Glocks. Thankfully, genuine Glock mags aren't especially expensive.

I consider magazines a "reusable consumable" ... they DO wear out and need to be replaced or repaired regularly. People tend to hang on to them as though they are made of precious metals, long past the time that they should have been tossed or fixed.

evidens83
07-12-2010, 8:30 AM
G19

evidens83
07-12-2010, 8:32 AM
First my car...Then I drive to AZ, NV, OR, or WA and get some REAL magazines and none of this liberal CA 10 round limit crap. Then I would load up my WASR/ AK.

Should've bought rebuilds ;)

yasushi
07-12-2010, 8:32 AM
Even though I have few semi-auto guns and long guns, I still would pack my wheel guns, lever action and pump shotguns first. Semi-autos are fun but last thing I want to worry about would be keeping my guns and magazines clean.

I still love my 1911 and AR's though.

CSACANNONEER
07-12-2010, 8:36 AM
I'd reach for my TP first. Then, I'd have to play it by ear. I really doubt that everyone who has responded would have immediate access to their firearm of choice anyway.

GM_77
07-12-2010, 8:44 AM
can we make this a zombie scenerio? :D

Too many zombie scenarios, why can't we have one with crab people. :D

Alexjr1967
07-12-2010, 8:53 AM
any Glock will do ...

plankowner
07-12-2010, 8:57 AM
I reach for my glock 23 and go to my 870

robcoe
07-12-2010, 8:58 AM
This may be a handgun forum, but if all hell breaks loose I'm grabbing my Mossberg 500 12ga, because why shoot them once when you can shoot them 9 times with 1 trigger pull.

for a backup, my GP100

West coast
07-12-2010, 9:30 AM
1911 45ACP or my Glock17 with 33 rounds mags.

ZX-10R
07-12-2010, 9:32 AM
Should've bought rebuilds ;)

Should have kept the 8 30 round mags I had in WA and broke them apart...Last day in WA I sold my WASR for $300 with 8 magazines. Lets just say shooting 30 rounds from a WASR/ AK pattern is so much more rewarding than the 10 round BS here. 10, 20, 30 rounds...It only takes one to kill (or maim) so why even have a cap...Jeez.

DaveFJ80
07-12-2010, 9:36 AM
My G19, because I have tons of mags for it and tons of ammo for it.

cmace22
07-12-2010, 9:37 AM
I cant think of a single reason I would only be able to grab or take one handgun and because of that I am going to respond with 2 maybe 3 :)


My G19 and my Kimber or MCO maybe both!!!!

mif_slim
07-12-2010, 9:42 AM
xd40, I have lots of guns, but this one I shoot their streightest and I know it works excellent. This is IF its a handgun...but if I can grab anything, my SG's!

Grayblue
07-12-2010, 9:43 AM
If the choice is limited to a pistol, then I'd like to have my P226R DA 40S&W.

The ergonomics and trigger smoothness makes it lot more easier for me to be fast and accurate with than any other pistols.

Capacity and reliability seems to be about the same with any other quality pistols.

enki
07-12-2010, 9:56 AM
S&W 686 Plus

slobson
07-12-2010, 9:58 AM
Even though I have few semi-auto guns and long guns, I still would pack my wheel guns, lever action and pump shotguns first. Semi-autos are fun but last thing I want to worry about would be keeping my guns and magazines clean.

I still love my 1911 and AR's though.

:iamwithstupid: what he said. big nasty wheelgun for me, although I can see the glock angle as well I don't happen to own one yet

Mono
07-12-2010, 10:07 AM
My Sig P220 Combat

-hanko
07-12-2010, 10:11 AM
I really sincerely hope that this was a joke post.:sleeping: :rolleyes:
Google "sarcasm"...poster just after did catch the joke;)

For me, a Para FAL + a Colt 1911.

-hanko

mwt1980
07-12-2010, 10:26 AM
I am not asking the question as a Zombie Scenario... I understand we would all reach for more or call the cops or whatever.

I am hoping for responses around why you would reach for your particular handgun...capacity, reliability, etc.

I kind of already know what the answer should be...just looking for different opinions.

Fay BUddha
07-12-2010, 10:30 AM
can we make this a zombie scenerio? :D

Just because I saw this on a website this mornin

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4055/4612873636_af62bfbca5.jpg

halo6941
07-12-2010, 10:34 AM
my PT-145 sense you cant go wrong with the stopping power of a .45 and if near by id grab my mossberg 500 cuz you cant go wrong with the reliability of a 12 gauge

Super Spy
07-12-2010, 10:35 AM
I'm gonna grab a tall cold beer.....because I don't know when I'm going to get my next one.....and then go sit by my gun safe and wait for the mayhem to commence.

j1133s
07-12-2010, 11:06 AM
Okay...all hell breaks loose.

You can only grab one.

Do you grab your striker fired 9mm or do you reach for the trusty 1911?

And why?

Somehow when I first read your post, I read "rusty" 1911.
Ok, if your 1911 is your "trusty" pistol, then you should grab that.
All heel breaks lose, you should go to a shoe repair shop.
Or was it, To hell and back reliability/likability?

lazs
07-12-2010, 11:46 AM
SHTF? some oddball scenario with.. rules?

Ok.. honest answer. I grab my 44 mag revolver but really.. any revolver.. I have one gun at this point. it needs to go bang.. not almost every time.. it NEEDS to go bang. It may need to knock someone over that is wearing a vest or hiding behind a car door.

If I think I will need something else.. I will use said revolver to take it away from someone or.. there should be plenty of anything I want lying around soon enough in any case.

kellito
07-12-2010, 12:55 PM
I'd take my 1911, because it is more relieble than MY G22. I just had my first issue with my Glock 22, so it is now second string in the SHTF game.

Bizcuits
07-12-2010, 1:00 PM
I wouldn't have time to get only one. Why? Well most of my handguns are together in a safe place.

Although going with the concept I could only have one, I'd either have my Glock 19 or SIG P229. Probably the Glock, based on the fact of how many magazines and how much 9mm I have.

Shawn L
07-12-2010, 1:03 PM
MC Operator with Surefire X400 and AR15.

Sinister_1
07-12-2010, 1:05 PM
Okay...all hell breaks loose.

You can only grab one.

Do you grab your striker fired 9mm or do you reach for the trusty 1911?

And why?

Anything in .45 or 12ga :)

Call_me_Tom
07-12-2010, 1:17 PM
Beretta 92FS. I shoot that pistol the best, 4" groups at 25yds. Plus, I have seven 15rd & seven 20rd mags along with a rail adapter & Insight M6 laser/light combo.

I also believe that US issued weapons & ammunition will be easier to obtain if there is a collapse of the government. Everyone is either dead or fending for themselves, either way, there would be no one guarding anything.

In_this_city
07-12-2010, 1:56 PM
My 1911 cause I dont own any 9mm guns. :)

tacticalcity
07-12-2010, 2:17 PM
Malfs on Glocks are almost never because of problem ammo, with some known exceptions. The feed ramp design is just too forgiving, it'll eat just about anything.

It's actually much more likely that the magazines were at fault, especially if they were 3rd-party mags as opposed to actual Glock mags. I've yet to find a truly reliable 3rd-party magazine for Glocks. Thankfully, genuine Glock mags aren't especially expensive.

I consider magazines a "reusable consumable" ... they DO wear out and need to be replaced or repaired regularly. People tend to hang on to them as though they are made of precious metals, long past the time that they should have been tossed or fixed.

Not so sure I would agree, though I have seen bad magazines cause issues before and do agree they should be inspected and replaced regularly. Most problems I've seen with regards to handguns had nothing to do with equipment or ammo.

That said...every gun I have personally seen Kaboom was ammo related, regardless of the gun, and it was improperly reloaded ammo that caused the problem. It is possible to have a hairline crack in the metal of a firearm cause the gun to Kaboom, and I have seen examples of such on the internet but never in real life. Bad ammo is almost always to blame.

Most actual malfunctions (non-Kabooms) I've seen in handguns, regardless of brand, were almost always the users fault. 999 out of a 1000, the part that is broken is the one behind the trigger and has nothing to do with the gun or the magazines or the sights or any other actual part.

Limp writising the firearm so that it does not have enough force to recoil against can cause malfunctions all day long, and can happen to very experienced shooters once they get fatigued. Baby Glocks and tiny framed handguns by their very design cause this to happen because they wear out your wrist much faster than a compact or full size framed handgun. They were meant to be backup guns, not primaries, and training with them to the 400+ round mark in one training session exceeds their intended usage. Women and younger shooters experience this a lot even without fatigue when intimidated by the firearm. Some simply cannot compensate for it, and hold the firearm incorrectly due to a mental block. Seen it happen time and time again to guys with many years of experience as well, once they get tired. They get malfuncion after malfunction, then you ask to shoot their gun for a few rounds and it functions flawlessly. Hand it back and sure enough they get malfunction after malfuntion. It is not brand name specific and happens on all semi-autos. At least they get some practice clearing malfunctions.

Another extremely common user caused malfuction is caused by putting too many rounds in your shinny new magazines. Topping off a magazine with brand new springs can cause the magazine to fail to seat properly and cause malfuctions all day long. It is in there just enough not to fall out, but not enough that it catches and loads the next round as the slide cycles. The solution is to short load your magazines by 2. A difficult concept to accept in a State that does not allow the sale of hi-cap mags. My magazines are well worn-in by now, but rather than risk it I still shortload them by 2. I simply do not want to take the chance that during a tactical reload (look the term up if you do not know what it means as most guys who have not taken a course do not) that the magazine will not seat properly and I end up getting killed.

Again, these problems are not limited to Glocks but all semi-auto handguns and cause 99.9999% of the malfuctions you and I have ever witnessed. People are very quick to blame malfunctions on the guns, or the ammo, but they are almost always the fault of the user. Not something our egos are willing to accept? After all, how many times have you seen shooters blame their poor shooting on a gun's sights being off? They tell you how they can shoot their X all day long without issue, but your gun they miss like crazy so there is something wrong with you gun. Nevermind that the last time they went to the range was 1992.

Egos are very fragile, especially amongst us gun owners. I include myself in that lot. I have to remind myself that when I am experience problems. Odds are it is because I am doing something wrong. I want to blame everything but myself, but almost always find I am having problems because I am doing something silly that is causing the problem.

As for the OP. I would want my M4 carbine strapped to my chest and my Glock 19 to my hip. Because I have the most training on those two weapon systems, and they have served me well in the past.

stormvet
07-12-2010, 6:18 PM
Whatever is loaded and closet to me!

+1, and sinse 80% of the time I have a Kimber CDP PRO on my hip its a darn good chance thats what it will be.

How come in all these SHTF what ifs, everyone is at home and can grab what ever gun they want. I guess the SHTF will never happen when we are at a ballgame, dinner, work or the other womans house. Boy were lucky.:rolleyes:

whlgun
07-12-2010, 6:39 PM
Glock 21.

I love my glock!

Reallybigrhino
07-12-2010, 6:48 PM
Whatever is the closest and goes bang

451040
07-12-2010, 6:50 PM
Glock 21 with a Trijicon RMR and Arredondo +4 extension.

modls7
07-12-2010, 7:07 PM
First thing I'd strap on is my 2011 holding 15 rds of Hornady XTP .45 ACP stopping power (and as many mags as I can get!). Then hopefully my ar15 :)

stix213
07-12-2010, 7:42 PM
Glock 26

If its a real S storm though.... Saiga 7.62x39 converted

God Bless The Mauser
07-12-2010, 8:02 PM
My SA GI 1911.

martialcomp
07-12-2010, 9:17 PM
Smith and Wesson 5906 TSW. There is no replacement for capacity.

eccvets
07-12-2010, 11:00 PM
Can't beat the Rem M870 with double ought buck. That's what I'm going to reach for first too.

Oh, you did mean handguns, right? Okay, then it would be my Sig 226 in 9mm with hi-cap mags.


I can beat it with my mossberg 590 which holds just a bit more ammo. sure its not that much but you'd be suprised at what one or two more shells can do. Hell some people only need a single shot shotgun...

meh thats besides the point, id reach for my 5-7

JohnZ
07-12-2010, 11:09 PM
My Sig p226 9mm with my attached surefire light

thepro8
07-12-2010, 11:16 PM
H&K P30L with veridian green laser/light combo.

Oh and I'd throw a lcp or two in my back pockets, and probably grab an AR or two also :)

q3131a
07-12-2010, 11:38 PM
G21 w/ pre-ban mags + extended floor plates...then I reach for the shotgun or the AR15 ....after all this is SHTF !!!!!!

Packy14
07-12-2010, 11:40 PM
awesome..this thread has only been done like 287 times on calguns, thanks.

shortround1
07-12-2010, 11:55 PM
How come in all these SHTF what ifs, everyone is at home and can grab what ever gun they want. I guess the SHTF will never happen when we are at a ballgame, dinner, work or the other womans house. Boy were lucky.:rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

Yeah, good point. In most cases my shtf weapon would only be a pocket knife unless I were home.

lazs
07-13-2010, 9:47 AM
If your gun does not go bang when you need it then the only thing that will come out of it is an interesting study and some excuses for why you did not survive.

You held it wrong or it had 8 rounds in an 8 round mag instead of 7 or you pressed it against the guy and it went 1/16" out of battery.. or the primer was faulty

None of that will matter. I would rather pull the trigger again and figure out what went wrong with the bad round latter.

microstencil
07-13-2010, 9:51 AM
870 with ooo, or HK P30

RedFord150
07-13-2010, 11:43 AM
Ruger GP100 .357 mag loaded with 125 grain SJHP is my first choice.
Colt Double Eagle .45acp with Night Sights is second choice.

The LA Riots of 1992 were a real SHTF scenario. I was actually in East LA on the second day. The LAPD did a great job of setting up a command post outside of the trouble zone. The Korean Liquor Store owners setting up on roof tops with anything they could get their hands on saw the real action.
The LAFD was slow to respond because their trucks were taking fire. I think they finally got escorted by PD.
My Dad was in LA at the start of the Watts Riots in 1965. Same LE response. Sit on the sidelines until things cooled off. My dad was a Korean War Vet who saw combat from 1950 to 1952. The only firearm he owned in 1965 was a Single shot 12 gauge shotgun. I think he said he had 1 box of bird shot in the house.
I think I learned the lesson better than he did. I own several guns with several hundred rounds of ammo in reserve.

O8SERVER
07-13-2010, 11:48 AM
Glock 17 + Surefire X300

hnoppenberger
07-13-2010, 11:51 AM
in a perfect world, something with 3 round burst and alot of mags.

ZombieTactics
07-13-2010, 12:03 PM
How come in all these SHTF what ifs, everyone is at home and can grab what ever gun they want. I guess the SHTF will never happen when we are at a ballgame, dinner, work or the other womans house. Boy were lucky.:rolleyes: I think the original OP's post really just had a choice between two handguns without any specific scenario. It's not silly to suppose many people might have one of those two pistols as CCW guns or even nearby in a locked container, trunk of car, etc.

rgs1975
07-13-2010, 1:07 PM
This...

http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/9215/m1c.jpg

and this...

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/7940/76283741.jpg

hollowpoint
07-13-2010, 1:18 PM
I'm grabbing my Glock 23 + insight M6 ALONG w/ my AR and all the Hornady TAP ammo I can also grab for both.

famas619
07-13-2010, 8:15 PM
My Sig p229 9mm.

CGRangeMonkey
07-13-2010, 9:29 PM
any 357 revolver, a G22, Hk Usp .40.

norcal.xd
07-14-2010, 9:58 AM
for the question this:http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab45/halfcrunk/gunpicsandconcertpics060.jpg

but for real life this: http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab45/halfcrunk/IMG_0290.jpg

Black_Talon
07-14-2010, 6:10 PM
If only one:
http://www.black-talon.org/RKBA/SG/M37_M&P_65_0800.jpg

If two, add this one:
http://www.black-talon.org/RKBA/guns/Pistols/Colt_NRM_06_L_Q_0800.jpg

C.W.M.V.
07-14-2010, 6:16 PM
If only one:
http://www.black-talon.org/RKBA/SG/M37_M&P_65_0800.jpg

Damn that makes me want a trench gun!

abusalim81
07-14-2010, 6:25 PM
This...

http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/9215/m1c.jpg

and this...

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/7940/76283741.jpg

:eek: :drool5:

abusalim81
07-14-2010, 6:26 PM
I grab this:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=58550&d=1276234795

peter95
07-14-2010, 6:26 PM
glock, itll work no matter what -)

C.W.M.V.
07-14-2010, 6:32 PM
AK, itll work no matter what -)

Fixed.

PsychGuy274
07-14-2010, 7:15 PM
If SHTF I'd throw in my girlfriend to distract then grab all of my guns and run out the back door :eek:

JK, I love her

She gets the shotty I get the 9 mil

kel-tec-innovations
07-14-2010, 7:50 PM
Grab my IN N OUT double double then my glock

Centurion_D
07-14-2010, 8:49 PM
I thought this was the handgun section. I would reach for my 1911.

rodog
07-14-2010, 9:24 PM
H&K P2000 LEM with jhp's that proved reliable in my gun.

shortround1
07-14-2010, 10:17 PM
Grab my IN N OUT double double then my glock

Ha, now that's thinking ahead. We'll need food too. I'll take a milkshake and my g19.

Ultimate
07-15-2010, 12:01 AM
If a glock is involved than the "TRUSTY" pistol would be the glock. And that would be what I would grab in that scenario.

In a true SHTF book of eli type scenario:

The glock is just just built so loose I wouldn't have to worry about anything but keeping it loaded with any jacketed ammo i can find which if its 9mm I am sure I would find before any other caliber.

In a less apocalyptic but critical situation I would reach for my Sig P229 though.

chiselchst
07-15-2010, 12:24 AM
Okay...all hell breaks loose.

You can only grab one.

Me personally? A very large bottle of booze.... :eek:

Then a Glock 21 and all the mags I have. Not a big Glock fan here, but I want robust reliability. Period...

And although I own a couple of handguns - the Glock is the most reliable, must go bang, hardware there is.

JTsanchez
07-15-2010, 12:39 AM
Man these SHTF threads are getting old. Does it really matter to which i would grab 19 or 1911? Honestly whatever you shoot best should be your choice.

SJgunguy24
07-15-2010, 12:49 AM
90% of the time I have a G26 with me. My choice (besides an AK pistol) would be a G20. There isn't a handgun on the planet that can compare with the power and capacity of 16 rounds of 10mm, unless you run the extensions and have 21 rounds of 10mm.

M47_Dragon
07-15-2010, 1:40 AM
Sig P556 with legally owned 30 round pre-ban mags

http://www.frontiergunsandammo.com/catalog/images/sig_P556001.jpg

Hey, it's a pistol by definition.

MrMarco
07-15-2010, 1:55 AM
I'm pleasantly surprised by all the Glock responses... +1 w/ a G23, followed by a Mossberg 500.

SJgunguy24
07-15-2010, 2:05 AM
Sig P556 with legally owned 30 round pre-ban mags

http://www.frontiergunsandammo.com/catalog/images/sig_P556001.jpg

Hey, it's a pistol by definition.

OK how about this? AK74U pistol?

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll66/SJgunguy24/ak74.jpg

I'd still take this, AK74u all matching Bulgarian Krinkov pistol is just sexy.

patriot_man
07-15-2010, 2:42 AM
If it was my 1911 lying next to me I would no doubt grab it. If it was a 1911 that I've never handled, haven't gotten to fire a couple rounds out of, then I would go for a strikerfire, preferably a Glock 17.

ZX-10R
07-15-2010, 7:05 AM
Any of these but the WASR first and then the AR.
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb85/mosepeda2000/photo.jpg

Lancear15
07-15-2010, 7:43 AM
Do these threads ever get old?

guess not... Glock/1,000,000 is still > a 1911

sker13
07-15-2010, 10:19 AM
Sig P220 Carry with surefire...six mags...Almost as accurate as my Kimber and will take ten rounders plus has a rail.

Sunday
07-15-2010, 10:39 AM
A handgun as it is smaller lighter and concealable.

patriot_man
07-15-2010, 4:02 PM
Do these threads ever get old?

guess not... Glock/1,000,000 is still > a 1911

If it was my own fine tuned 1911 I would go pick it, no doubt.:D

Colt-45
07-15-2010, 9:36 PM
A 9mm handgun.

BenjaminCA
07-15-2010, 9:42 PM
Glock 17 RTF, or a good knife like the Benchmade 940 Osborne. If I'm away from the guns, I'll fashion a spear and act crazy so people leave me alone till I get to the guns.

45R
07-15-2010, 9:54 PM
i was at a tactical pistol class yesterday. i saw 2 different glocks have 2 different jams. when i say jam, i mean it in the way that the slide was locked up. they blamed the ammo. :rofl:

i'd take my new wheel gun.

I had my Glock 17 lock up due to bad ammo. It was during a class competition after Carbine 2 at SCT. Pistol went bang bang bang and locked up. I had to hold my slide and hammer the grip to get the round to come loose. First time my Glock ever jammed during a class. Its bound to happen when you shoot a high round count.

sholling
07-15-2010, 10:36 PM
Assuming open carry then my M&P45 with a half dozen spare mags and the heavily modified Mini-14 I've owned since the 1990s. Once the AWB is overturned that role will switch to one of my ARs.

On the other hand if the situation requires a low profile I'll have my Kimber Compact CDP.

erratikmind
07-18-2010, 8:12 PM
In general, the G23 and the mag stash. If the zombies are coming, it would be the AR. :p

luckystrike
07-18-2010, 11:04 PM
glock or sig, anything else I wouldnt feel right without bringing a cleaning kit and oil bottle with me too.

Sam
07-19-2010, 8:20 AM
I'd take a Wilson Combat CQB w/ Rail although a Glock 19 with standard capacity magazines is an awfully attractive option.

Jimmy310
07-19-2010, 11:34 AM
Too many zombie scenarios, why can't we have one with crab people. :D

Cause we dont have gravitational guns and circular saw blades sitting around. Plus, We'd have to deal with those black poisonous crabs!

Fishslayer
07-19-2010, 1:03 PM
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/boley011/architecture/flamethrower.jpg

ROTC sniper
07-19-2010, 9:02 PM
Okay...all hell breaks loose.

You can only grab one.

Do you grab your striker fired 9mm or do you reach for the trusty 1911?

And why?

A lot of people didn't answer the question, but I would reach for the striker 9mm because of reliability and weight of ammo. You can carry twice as many 9mm rounds as you can .45 and if the SHTF is for an extended period of time you'll want as much ammo as you can carry.

map
07-19-2010, 9:25 PM
Smith and Wesson Model 27 (357 mag with a four inch barrel)

randy
07-20-2010, 2:26 AM
The remote and a spoon and a half gallon of ice cream.

Fishslayer
07-20-2010, 7:56 AM
The remote and a spoon and a half gallon of ice cream.

...lawyers, guns & money....:cool:

tEN wOLVES fIVE sHOOTER
07-20-2010, 9:06 AM
40 S&W HK P2000 loaded with Corbon,or S&W 357 mag 686 loaded with HP 38 Special

norcal.xd
07-20-2010, 9:31 AM
if the shtf for real i would be looking like the old man from the boondock saints.....lol

Cali-Shooter
07-20-2010, 9:47 AM
M1 Carbine with .30 carbine soft points, AR-15 with XM193 5.56, Mossberg 590A1 with 3'' #1 Buckshot, or Glock 22C with .40 JHP 180 Gr.

Average Joe American
07-20-2010, 10:15 AM
I just make sure I am proficient at what ever I have near me. (run wut ya brung)

MrMarco
07-20-2010, 12:21 PM
If the SHTF, the first thing I'd grab is my package - to make sure my parts are still in order. Next, I'd grab my Glock .40, followed by my Mossberg 12 Ga pump.

norcal.xd
07-20-2010, 1:21 PM
what if shtf and you are out of town, then what???????? just wondering

Cali-Shooter
07-20-2010, 3:13 PM
Too many zombie scenarios, why can't we have one with crab people. :D

Cause we dont have gravitational guns and circular saw blades sitting around. Plus, We'd have to deal with those black poisonous crabs!

BLAH BLAH BLAH, MR. FREEMAN.

luckystrike
07-20-2010, 6:07 PM
BLAH BLAH BLAH, MR. FREEMAN.

the free-man

pontiacpratt
07-20-2010, 6:24 PM
the free-man
+1 on the Half-life reference... the oft over look SHTF scenario
I'd grab my 700 and provide overwatch for my friends with the pistols and AR's.

Maximusmax51
07-20-2010, 6:25 PM
SWMP 45 With the Emerson Super Karambit in my pocket!

b00gym4n
07-20-2010, 8:28 PM
Ninja stars laced with black mamba poison

l8apex
07-20-2010, 9:23 PM
Depends on the scenario of SHFT. In general....

CQB: Glock 34
10 - 25 Meters: Remington 870
25 - Beyond: LWRC M6A2 or Remington 700

ir0nclash86
07-20-2010, 10:45 PM
Id use my p226 in 40 to rob someone who had a glock 9mm or shootout the gunstore window to run in and grab a glock lol.

KillZone45
07-21-2010, 12:12 AM
Can't beat the Rem M870 with double ought buck. That's what I'm going to reach for first too.

Oh, you did mean handguns, right? Okay, then it would be my Sig 226 in 9mm with hi-cap mags.

I like my 870 with its 12+ rounds of 00buck, buttttt I would rather take my XD over the scattergun due to being able to fight at a longer distance and kill with the XD over the SG. In CQB the SG wins but anything longer distance I would much rather take semi-auto.

KillZone45
07-21-2010, 12:16 AM
Depends on the scenario of SHFT. In general....

CQB: REMINGTON 870
10 - 25 Meters: Glock 34
25 - Beyond: LWRC M6A2 or Remington 700

There, fixed it for you:chris:

CALATRAVA
07-21-2010, 12:14 PM
A lot of people didn't answer the question, but I would reach for the striker 9mm because of reliability and weight of ammo. You can carry twice as many 9mm rounds as you can .45 and if the SHTF is for an extended period of time you'll want as much ammo as you can carry.

x2. It's amazing how distracted people get when shtf is mentioned.

I agree with the above sentiment. I'd choose an xd-9, sr9, sr9c, etc. And as many mags as i could afford to carry. (5-10 maybe?)

l8apex
07-21-2010, 12:31 PM
There, fixed it for you:chris:

Thanks, but I will do it my way since I'm not interested in getting hit or killed. You mind explaining how a 870 is used in CQB, especially from 0-5 meters?

gunsR4me
07-21-2010, 1:11 PM
i would grap my glock 21 sf with insite m3 light ....then the ar

drunktank
07-21-2010, 1:16 PM
Assuming you mean Glock or 1911, I'd grab the plastic.

With my personal "aresonal", I'd grab the Saiga first and foremost. I think this thread fills this week's quote of Zombie Invasions and the like. :)

mswanson223
07-21-2010, 4:10 PM
Colt and the Scout.

bshnt2015
07-21-2010, 4:27 PM
Thinking like a 3 gun shooter, Glock 9mm, Remington or Benelli 12 gage, AR platform 556-Colt, LMT, Noveske, if all fails, a good AK 47 and plenty of TP ; )

Too Slow
07-21-2010, 4:48 PM
No smith fans yet. My M&P 9mm. Love that gun.

Parabellus
07-21-2010, 6:44 PM
No Walther types either.
My P99 .40S&W is with me most of the time under my desk, at my nightstand, or in my trunk. It replaced my SA 1911 .45 a couple years ago. I still could be convinced to take the 1911 'cuz it has ten magazines totaling 85 rounds at the ready. The most my .40 or any of our nines has is four ten-rounders. Got 200-400 rounds for each caliber. Wife will grab her P5 (four eight-rounders) while our boy could have immediate access to the 9mm P99 (I know he would prefer the 1911). We really do need a couple rifles and a shotgun.

KillZone45
07-21-2010, 8:25 PM
Thanks, but I will do it my way since I'm not interested in getting hit or killed. You mind explaining how a 870 is used in CQB, especially from 0-5 meters?

My 870 is perfectly fine for CQB, with my arms extended and my XD in my hand versus my 870 shouldered it is pretty much the same but I would rather have a bunch of 00buck coming out of the barrel at an attacker versus one bullet.

kozumasbullitt
07-21-2010, 10:57 PM
My Glock 30sf is my go to handgun, mossberg 500 for everything else.

SxB
07-21-2010, 11:27 PM
Glock 17 with extreme shock ammo.

resident-shooter
07-22-2010, 12:21 AM
The phone to call 911 - cause cops are here to protect us. Guns are for hunting/sport.

Really? They are actually there to make money by convicting you. "SHTF situation" usually refers to a situation when even police won't help: hurricanes, zombie apocalypses, mad gangs of bears in armored vests burning the towns etc.

resident-shooter
07-22-2010, 12:22 AM
Also, I would take AK pistol.

aermotor
07-22-2010, 12:42 AM
Reach for a beer and the remote?

Sam
07-22-2010, 12:49 PM
Resident, I'm pretty sure he was being sarcastic.

Dragunov
07-22-2010, 12:52 PM
Neither. My AR or my SKS is what I'd grab.
Because.........

It's what I'm most competent with.
Better range.
Overall, far more useful.
Not as easy to lose.
Less likely to injure/kill someone/think by accident.

aermotor
07-22-2010, 1:19 PM
The funny thing about these threads is yes, maybe you WOULD grab something.... but then you'd just sit around your house doing nothing. Do people actually think that every single street in every single neighborhood is going to be in a completely frenzy or something, just because SHTF somewhere? Do you really think you're going to need to KILL someone or multiple people because they want what's in your house as opposed to the millions of others? I really think people have an entirely wrong mentality for a SHTF situation. TV has infected our brains too far.

Gallows
07-22-2010, 2:01 PM
Water, food, and guns.

Code7inOaktown
07-23-2010, 12:06 AM
The funny thing about these threads is yes, maybe you WOULD grab something.... but then you'd just sit around your house doing nothing. Do people actually think that every single street in every single neighborhood is going to be in a completely frenzy or something, just because SHTF somewhere? Do you really think you're going to need to KILL someone or multiple people because they want what's in your house as opposed to the millions of others? I really think people have an entirely wrong mentality for a SHTF situation. TV has infected our brains too far.

Well, there is the zombie threat that someone mentioned. :(

chad68
07-23-2010, 3:17 AM
I would grab the closest unloaded gun I have and throw the gun at them, like in the movies:)

CnCFunFactory
07-23-2010, 3:45 AM
Some popcorn.

11Z50
07-23-2010, 5:23 AM
Howdah pistol. :cool:

Really, it's whatever I have at hand. At this moment, Ruger LCR is closest.