Grand YAGT: Top 3 Projectile Weapons for practical/SHTF use

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  1. GWestphal

    GWestphal Golden Member

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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
     
  2. mizzou

    mizzou Diamond Member

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    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

    Wondering which brand to choose? Pick any reputable brand and don't skimp on quality of course :)
     
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    shortylickens No Lifer

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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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    Jeeebus Diamond Member

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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?
     
  6. Tiamat

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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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    rommelrommel Platinum Member

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    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 :D

    I don't know much about bows and such so I'll bow out there.
     
  9. boomhower

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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.