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Old 11-27-2012, 04:15 PM   #1
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Default Grand YAGT: Top 3 Projectile Weapons for practical/SHTF use

Which projectile will you nominate for the top 3 in each category? You need not vote for all categories if you don't know anything about them. This is for practical use or SHTF, so keep in mind maintainability, ammo availability, accuracy, ergonomics. Basically which weapons do you want if you need to hunt or defend yourself. They must be readily available for purchase in 2012 and not be outlandish.


Top 3 Handguns

Top 3 Rifles

Top 3 Shotguns

Top 3 Bows

Top 3 Crossbows

Top 3 Slingshots/Blowguns
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:19 PM   #2
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Which projectile will you nominate for the top 3 in each category? You need not vote for all categories if you don't know anything about them. This is for practical use or SHTF, so keep in mind maintainability, ammo availability, accuracy, ergonomics. Basically which weapons do you want if you need to hunt or defend yourself. They must be readily available for purchase in 2012 and not be outlandish.


Top 3 Handguns

Top 3 Rifles

Top 3 Shotguns

Top 3 Bows

Top 3 Crossbows

Top 3 Slingshots/Blowguns

that's too big of a list for any practicality

Here you go.

1. Something accurate in a .22LR configuration Rifle/Pistol
2. A shotgun that can take heavy slugs
3. a scoped rifle w/ heavy bullet like a .30-06 or 7.62mm

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Old 11-27-2012, 04:49 PM   #3
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:50 PM   #4
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Number 1: I love guns.
Number 2: A shitload of people here need to join a gun forum and stop spamming this one.

Also, My Glock 17 and my Mossberg would do most anything I need.
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Are we living in a video game where I'm carrying around 18 weapons and 8,000 rounds of ammo for each of them?
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1. (main) Remington 870 tactical and/or S&W M&P15
2. (side arm) Sig P226 and/or Glock 19
3. (small game) Suppressed Ruger 10/22 and/or Suppressed Ruger 22/45 Lite
4. (large animal defense) S&W 686+
5. (oh sh1t backup) S&W 442

"and/or" based on if I am by myself or am with other trusted folks.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:23 PM   #8
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Which projectile will you nominate for the top 3 in each category? You need not vote for all categories if you don't know anything about them. This is for practical use or SHTF, so keep in mind maintainability, ammo availability, accuracy, ergonomics. Basically which weapons do you want if you need to hunt or defend yourself. They must be readily available for purchase in 2012 and not be outlandish.


Top 3 Handguns

Top 3 Rifles

Top 3 Shotguns

Top 3 Bows

Top 3 Crossbows

Top 3 Slingshots/Blowguns
S&W 617-10 (small game)
H&K P7M8 (carry/defense)
S&W 629 (wilderness defense)

AR15 in Noveske or LMT flavour probably. 223, 10.5" barrel + all the normal goodies. (I'd love to cheat and take multiple uppers but I'll resist) (hunting/defence)
PGWDTI Timberwolf Tactical Folder in 338LM (long range hunting/possible defence)
Sako 85 finnlight .308 (hunting)

Benelli M2
Remington 870P 14" bbl
AA 12

I don't know much about bows and such so I'll bow out there.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:49 PM   #9
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Handgun:
Quality 9mm(Glock, Smith M&P, Sig, H&K, etc)
-Powerful enough to get the job done, most readily available service caliber, easy to shoot with light recoil

Shotgun
Quality 12ga pump, Remington 870 is far and away my pick
Hey, it's a shotgun. 12ga is more than a manstopper and widely available

Rifle
Lots of personal preference on this one. AR15 or Ak47 or .22
AK47 is very powerful with lots of penetration, more difficult carry a lot of ammo
.22 is not very powerful but will still kill and would be perfect for hunting small game in a SHTF situation. Very very easy to carry a ton of ammo which is dirt cheap and very plentiful
AR15: in between the two. Not quite as powerful as an AK47 but will still kill a man easily. Ammo is smaller and easier to carry larger quantities than an AK47. Ammo is plentiful but probably more expensive than AK ammo. Any would be a good choice.
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