Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Pick Two, the sequel

So yesterday, Old NFO put up a post where he posed the following scenario:

You have 5 minutes…

The safe is open, the roads are blocked and you’re going to be walking…

For miles… Just you, your BOB (50ish lbs without ammo), and whatever you pick out of the safe…

Which pair do you pick?


You get to choose which two guns you would be walking out with, leaving any others behind. He had some interesting choices on his post, and I tried not to duplicate them as I sorted through my own collection. What would I take? What would I leave? What would YOU take?

#1. Springfield Armory M-1A and Springfield Armory 1911A1.


#2. AR-15A1 and Smith and Wesson Model 66.


#3. 9" bbl .300AAC AR with suppressor and Glock 19


4. AK-47 and Glock 23.



5. Marlin Model 1894 .357 Magnum rifle and Smith and Wesson Model 19 .357 pistol.


6. Uzi SMG and Browning Hi-Power


What would you take, and why?

34 comments:

  1. #5 of course... But I'd substitute a Colt... :-P

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    1. Of course you would...sigh.

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    2. Well of course he would! =)

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    3. you're repeating yourself...

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  2. The Glocks kill #3 and #4 for me. Nothing wrong with them, I just can't get a natural POA on them. I would have to go with #1 again. I have ammo, I have spare parts, and unless something catastrophic happens to them I can keep them running. The CMP recently tested my M1 Carbine and sighted in at 100 yards. I know its not the same rifle, but close enough for me!

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  3. While none of them would be my First choice, I'd go with #5. In my AO, I'll likely not need to make more than a hundred yard shot, and the rifle will do that just fine (I have some decent H-110 loads which push 1900 FPS, so it is truly a 125 yd rifle) the revolver is a good rugged carry piece.

    .38/.357 is fairly common around here, so resupply won't be too difficult. (Of course, the local LEO/national guard won't be a source of resupply either....and yeah, I mean what I implied there)

    Finally, a revolver in a decent holster is nearly as fast as a semi auto, especially for the first shop. and the rifle will not be seen as an "Assault weapon" by many, so is less threatening.

    YMMV, of course.

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  4. So now I need to do a part 3 on this meme it seems!

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    1. You don't have it up yet??? :-D

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  5. Right there with OldNFO - #5.

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  6. AK/Glock. NOTHING is gonna go wrong with the AK.
    I'd probably toss the Glock or trade it after a bit when I wanted to lighten up

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  7. AK and glock although why the 23? torture man pure torture.

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  8. #5 is what I have in mind (except in .45 LC because .357 lever actions are like a Grail gun around here).

    I'm just looking at the common ammo, so you don't have to decide which you'll need more of.

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  9. Practically, #5. Ammo commonality, said ammo is readily available around here, and no need to worry about magazines, though I'd probably make sure I had a few speedloaders/speed strips for the revolver.

    For gun, #6. Because Uzi. And the BHP is, IMO, the finest handgun ever made by man.

    -Raptor

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  10. #6, only because the 9mm is ubiquitous. Any of the above would get me home to my own firearms, but #6 would do nicely if I couldn't get home. Battlefield discoveries would make it useful.

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  11. I think #2 is the closest to what I'd take (my CAV-15 because it's light and my GP-100 because it's heavy. Yeah.)

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  12. 5. Marlin Model 1894 .357 Magnum rifle and Smith and Wesson Model 19 .357 pistol. Both would get the job done nicely

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  13. #2. Light, easy to carry, easy to find ammo. Pistol can use .38 if necessary.

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  14. Why am I going to the safe to get a pistol? I already have one on me. ;)

    I'd grab my carbine and the go-belt and hoof it. (Well, actually, I'd bicycle it.)

    Also, I see long guns without slings in some of those pictures. Shame. ;)

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    1. Yeah, you got me on the slings and that's a cardinal sin. I still haven't completely finished out that shorty--waiting on a sling and an Aimpoint T3 Micro for it now, pending funds. As for the lever gun, I've never found a sling set-up for them that I really like, but to be fair, I haven't looked hard enough.

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    2. Oh, I'm just teasin'. ;)

      I've got slings on my serious shotgun and both my AR carbines but everything else is pretty much catch as catch can. If I can find original or repro slings for the milsurps I'm always tickled, though. :)

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  15. Whoops! Misread your question...

    Can I take the long gun from #2 and the handgun from #3? :D

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    1. Ditto. Easiest ammo to find, lowest weight for reasonable effect, etc.

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  16. AK/Glock, not in anyway a gunsmith so will choose the most reliable

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  17. #5. The rifle and revolver are both durable and dependable, and use the same ammo, so less to carry. And both can use .38, as Peripatetic Engineer pointed out.
    My heart wants me to choose #1, though.

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  18. None of the Above.

    In 2014, I'd stick with my OldNFO choice of an MForgery and a Baby Glock in 9mm. Battlefield Pickups, Ammo/Magazine Availability, plus I can easily carry the Model 26 Concealed, yet I've shot it with the 33 Round stick.

    HOWEVER, if we were back in 70's, I'd be rolling with what the Navy Trained me to use: Number One. Plus a Remington 870 in Riot Configuration.

    But then I'd be letting my Ship and Subs carry the Load so..... ; )

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  19. (Late to the party, as usual)

    #3 Ease of operation, maintenance, and silent...
    And I sense a meme here!

    gfa

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  20. I need to do the Cook County Version.

    Choice 1:

    Great Grandpa's Lee Enfield that's over the mantle and a can of spray cheese.

    Choice two: A Bic Lighter and the barbecue spatula

    Choice three: A framed autographed picture of the mayor.

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  21. #6 and I would leave the handgun.

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  22. #5 - Thinking about that 50# BOB - the '94 is light and compact and ammo is readily had for both. If, like commenter Rick, I were personalizing it to my own accoutrements, it would be TW model 100 (yeah, I prefer my 336T, but the Win is smaller & lighter), and Security Six with OS grips - the BOB has 3 charged Safarilands at the ready.

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  23. Gotta go with #5. Did I win?

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  24. #5. The lever in .357 is a compact, light, fast and hard hitting firearm. Plus, it doesn't make hippie and authoritaay's sphincters double-clutch nearly as much as an EBR. Since I'm on shanks mare, I'd be tempted to leave the pistol behind. Maybe not, as it could be easily concealed. And in any case, the pistol would be a Ruger GP100.

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  25. I shot a friend's IMI Timberwolf pump-action .357mag carbine. That really changed my mind about a whole bunch of things...

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