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Re: What long arm and handgun are you using to bug out?

Post by TDW586 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:22 am

Dale Gribble wrote:Out of curiosity, how many people in here actually own the things you are posting?

In the case you don't, then you arnt going to bug out with it, for example, if you don't carry daily don't plan to have your pistol (if)until you get home.

Like this, my BOG is my CZ P-01, I have it with me every day, if I cant get home than all I have is my pistol and a total of 3 magazines, 43 rounds. If I don't get home than that's all I have.

I'd say most of us posted guns we actually own, yeah. I can't recall if I posted in this thread, but if I were for some reason to leave my home in a hostile disaster situation with a long arm, it'd be my Daniel Defense AR with my Glock 35 backing it up. This is of course an unlikely, "Red Dawn" kinda situation.
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Re: What long arm and handgun are you using to bug out?

Post by Dale Gribble » Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:59 am

TDW586 wrote:
Dale Gribble wrote:Out of curiosity, how many people in here actually own the things you are posting?

In the case you don't, then you arnt going to bug out with it, for example, if you don't carry daily don't plan to have your pistol (if)until you get home.

Like this, my BOG is my CZ P-01, I have it with me every day, if I cant get home than all I have is my pistol and a total of 3 magazines, 43 rounds. If I don't get home than that's all I have.

I'd say most of us posted guns we actually own, yeah. I can't recall if I posted in this thread, but if I were for some reason to leave my home in a hostile disaster situation with a long arm, it'd be my Daniel Defense AR with my Glock 35 backing it up. This is of course an unlikely, "Red Dawn" kinda situation.
That was more aimed at the intermingled mall ninjas in the thread, I was trying to get the "don't count on what isn't currently in your hands" message.
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Re: What long arm and handgun are you using to bug out?

Post by TDW586 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:04 pm

Excellent advice, of course. I'm tracking now.
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Re: What long arm and handgun are you using to bug out?

Post by Curtai » Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:20 am

Pistol- Taurus .40 or .45 with 3 mags( I know I need more) or a 5.7
Rifle- I don't have one but hopefully a AR-15 or AR-57...

I really want to have the same caliber and I like the AR because I have carried and used one for about the last 8 years...
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Re: What long arm and handgun are you using to bug out?

Post by CodyC » Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:00 pm

While I don't own it yet, I will soon (within the next month, most likely) be purchasing a Mosin-Nagant M91/30 with a bayonet; money is a bit tight and the Mosin costs only $80. I plan on adding a scope at some point, though any other modifications depend on how I like the rifle as is and if I think they're actually useful. I might give it a brand new Monte Carlo stock or do nothing but a turned-down bolt handle and scope.

I can't legally buy handguns yet, but I am a fan of the Beretta 92 and 96 and will probably end up buying one of those.

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Re: What long arm and handgun are you using to bug out?

Post by Dale Gribble » Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:25 pm

CodyC wrote:While I don't own it yet, I will soon (within the next month, most likely) be purchasing a Mosin-Nagant M91/30 with a bayonet; money is a bit tight and the Mosin costs only $80. I plan on adding a scope at some point, though any other modifications depend on how I like the rifle as is and if I think they're actually useful. I might give it a brand new Monte Carlo stock or do nothing but a turned-down bolt handle and scope.

I can't legally buy handguns yet, but I am a fan of the Beretta 92 and 96 and will probably end up buying one of those.
1. Learn on iron sights
2. A turn down bolt handle on a Mosin gets in the way
3. When you can legally buy a handgun go handle as many as you can, if you can rent do that too, you want to buy what feels most comfortable.
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Re: What long arm and handgun are you using to bug out?

Post by roscoe » Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:28 pm

Nothing against the MN for what it is, but it is far from the ideal budget Zombie BOB weapon. It is heavy, with a big recoil, slow to cycle the bolt, and is long and clunky. You would do better getting a used 30-30 levergun - it is more lighter, faster to cycle, and is far more handy and packable/concealable. The bayonet serves no function unless you plan on charging a trench. Just one man's opinion.

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Re: What long arm and handgun are you using to bug out?

Post by FireEagle1071ad » Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:41 pm

Glock 21 with Streamlight TLR-1 on it and a Sabre Defense Lower / Rock River Arms 6.8 upper AR w/ 16" barrel. They are the only two firearms that I own so I really don't have much of a choice now do I?
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Re: What long arm and handgun are you using to bug out?

Post by CaptainRW » Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:47 pm

roscoe wrote:Nothing against the MN for what it is, but it is far from the ideal budget Zombie BOB weapon. It is heavy, with a big recoil, slow to cycle the bolt, and is long and clunky. You would do better getting a used 30-30 levergun - it is more lighter, faster to cycle, and is far more handy and packable/concealable. The bayonet serves no function unless you plan on charging a trench. Just one man's opinion.

I disagree, a MN can be a very good weapon, specially when cost is a big factor. Ammo is about as in-expensive as it gets and it gives you the range a 30-30 just don't have, he penetration a 30-30 will never have and the speed of re-loading a 30-30 just ain't got... Big & heavy, yes, if you want shorter, get the M-44 style or cut it down...
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Re: What long arm and handgun are you using to bug out?

Post by Wrangler » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:03 pm

Well after a few purchases my go to pair is: Spingfield Loaded 1911 and my SGL21.
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Re: What long arm and handgun are you using to bug out?

Post by CodyC » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:37 pm

Dale Gribble wrote:
CodyC wrote:While I don't own it yet, I will soon (within the next month, most likely) be purchasing a Mosin-Nagant M91/30 with a bayonet; money is a bit tight and the Mosin costs only $80. I plan on adding a scope at some point, though any other modifications depend on how I like the rifle as is and if I think they're actually useful. I might give it a brand new Monte Carlo stock or do nothing but a turned-down bolt handle and scope.

I can't legally buy handguns yet, but I am a fan of the Beretta 92 and 96 and will probably end up buying one of those.
1. Learn on iron sights
2. A turn down bolt handle on a Mosin gets in the way
3. When you can legally buy a handgun go handle as many as you can, if you can rent do that too, you want to buy what feels most comfortable.
I've gone shooting, just with other people's weapons. I've got about 20 rounds on a scoped .300 Win Mag and literally hundreds on the Beretta 92 and AR-15 (friends have benefits). I've gone to the shop and been able to handle a number, including a Hellcat .380, Glock 19, and a Kimber 1911 (they didn't know I was under 21 and didn't ask for my age). When I was younger I got to dry fire a .357, .44, PPK/S, and some .25 pocket pistol. I've gotten a good idea of what I prefer.

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Re: What long arm and handgun are you using to bug out?

Post by Dale Gribble » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:35 pm

CodyC wrote:
Dale Gribble wrote:
CodyC wrote:While I don't own it yet, I will soon (within the next month, most likely) be purchasing a Mosin-Nagant M91/30 with a bayonet; money is a bit tight and the Mosin costs only $80. I plan on adding a scope at some point, though any other modifications depend on how I like the rifle as is and if I think they're actually useful. I might give it a brand new Monte Carlo stock or do nothing but a turned-down bolt handle and scope.

I can't legally buy handguns yet, but I am a fan of the Beretta 92 and 96 and will probably end up buying one of those.
1. Learn on iron sights
2. A turn down bolt handle on a Mosin gets in the way
3. When you can legally buy a handgun go handle as many as you can, if you can rent do that too, you want to buy what feels most comfortable.
I've gone shooting, just with other people's weapons. I've got about 20 rounds on a scoped .300 Win Mag and literally hundreds on the Beretta 92 and AR-15 (friends have benefits). I've gone to the shop and been able to handle a number, including a Hellcat .380, Glock 19, and a Kimber 1911 (they didn't know I was under 21 and didn't ask for my age). When I was younger I got to dry fire a .357, .44, PPK/S, and some .25 pocket pistol. I've gotten a good idea of what I prefer.
Don't take this the wrong way man but shooting 20 rounds and dry firing stuff doesn't mean a thing.

When you pick a gun up and it feels like you should have been born with it is when you know you have the right one, kind of like me and CZ pistols and Browning Hi powers, only handguns that have ever felt like that to me.
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Post by Curtai » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:29 am

When you pick a gun up and it feels like you should have been born with it is when you know you have the right one, kind of like me and CZ pistols and Browning Hi powers, only handguns that have ever felt like that to me.

Yeah, I seriously felt that way once I grabbed my Taurus 24/7 OSS and now I have 2... 1 in .40S&W and 1 in .45ACP

Lol it's all good
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Re: What long arm and handgun are you using to bug out?

Post by roscoe » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:19 am

I disagree, a MN can be a very good weapon, specially when cost is a big factor. Ammo is about as in-expensive as it gets and it gives you the range a 30-30 just don't have, he penetration a 30-30 will never have and the speed of re-loading a 30-30 just ain't got... Big & heavy, yes, if you want shorter, get the M-44 style or cut it down...
I never said it wasn't a good weapon, just that for a BOB you need a higher rate of fire in a lighter weapon. The range and penetration of a 30-30 match an AK, so it is not lacking there. People run 30-30s through tactical weapons courses, but I never heard of a MN in one.

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Re: What long arm and handgun are you using to bug out?

Post by armylt » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:49 pm

If I have to leave the safety of my home and for some unknown and magical reason am limited to only 2 weapons, I would grab my Sig 556 and my S&W SW99 in .40. The weapon set up will allow me to reach out and touch someone pretty easily as well as have a backup handgun for anything up close. Now if I was at work then I'm lucky enough to have access to several M2's, M240B's, M249's, M320's, and a bunch of M9's as well. Too bad we don't keep ammo so readily available though. Out of the weapons listed from the arms room, I'd go with the M240B, it's a lot less finicky than the SAW (M249) and a hell of a lot lighter than the .50 cal.

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Re: What long arm and handgun are you using to bug out?

Post by CodyC » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:59 pm

Dale Gribble wrote:
CodyC wrote:
Dale Gribble wrote:
CodyC wrote:While I don't own it yet, I will soon (within the next month, most likely) be purchasing a Mosin-Nagant M91/30 with a bayonet; money is a bit tight and the Mosin costs only $80. I plan on adding a scope at some point, though any other modifications depend on how I like the rifle as is and if I think they're actually useful. I might give it a brand new Monte Carlo stock or do nothing but a turned-down bolt handle and scope.

I can't legally buy handguns yet, but I am a fan of the Beretta 92 and 96 and will probably end up buying one of those.
1. Learn on iron sights
2. A turn down bolt handle on a Mosin gets in the way
3. When you can legally buy a handgun go handle as many as you can, if you can rent do that too, you want to buy what feels most comfortable.
I've gone shooting, just with other people's weapons. I've got about 20 rounds on a scoped .300 Win Mag and literally hundreds on the Beretta 92 and AR-15 (friends have benefits). I've gone to the shop and been able to handle a number, including a Hellcat .380, Glock 19, and a Kimber 1911 (they didn't know I was under 21 and didn't ask for my age). When I was younger I got to dry fire a .357, .44, PPK/S, and some .25 pocket pistol. I've gotten a good idea of what I prefer.
Don't take this the wrong way man but shooting 20 rounds and dry firing stuff doesn't mean a thing.

When you pick a gun up and it feels like you should have been born with it is when you know you have the right one, kind of like me and CZ pistols and Browning Hi powers, only handguns that have ever felt like that to me.
Which is exactly why I want a Beretta. Like I said, I've fired hundreds of rounds through one; not one that I own, but I have fired it many, many times over several years. Same with the AR-15. Out of all of the handguns I've felt, 8 if I've counted correctly, the 92 is the only model that I've been completely comfortable with in every way.

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Post by Sworbeyegib » Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:21 am

My XDM45 and M1a.
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sworbeyegib wrote:My XDM45 and M1a.
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Post by The D » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:17 pm

From what I have on hand the gun I'd grab would be my RRA AR carbine (5.56), and for side arm I'd take my Ruger 22/45 (.22). I would love to try out a M1A Socom or an AR 10 someday to move up to an semi auto 308.

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Post by reeper75 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:36 am

m4 (.223/5.56X45) Standard upper & AR57(5.7X28 Ps90/Five SeveN cal) Upper
Beretta m92(9mm) common ammo for both minus the AR 57

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Post by RoneKiln » Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:06 am

My glock 23 would come along in any disaster, but I don't see taking a rifle. If I doubted my home would remain safe while I was away, the old colt lightning would come along. God forbid I ever need to rely on the thing, but it works, was Grandpa's, and we've dated its manufacture to shortly after the civil war. I might take my Dad's old .308 bolt action for similar reasons. Not for expectation of combat, but just to save something I love. If I really expected some sort of PAW event that would most likely involve lots of people trying to kill me, I might take the remington 870 over the .308. I live in pretty dense country (either very heavy underbrush or dense building development) so the shotgun might be more useful than the longer ranged .308.
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Post by happyhunter42 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:03 pm

I can't carry all my stuff even with all 4 vehicles, so I'll be bugging in thank you. So in that case I'll just grab my Colt Official Police and my Marlin .357 lever-action and wait for the fun to start.
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Post by jrdnovotny » Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:43 am

Pistol: XD 9mm but looking to get a sig
Rifle: CZ 858 (Czech version of the AK)
Shotgun 870 Rem

I think there will be enough firearms for anyone to get one if the need comes. I fear that the bullet issue is more to be concered about. My friends and I, try for the most part to get the same type 9mm, 7.62x39 and 12 Gage. I started to reloading which has saved a ton of cash and allowed my group and I much more time on the Range.

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Post by drifts14x » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:25 pm

This is my first post to the forum, but I will answer the question regardless:

Sidearm: Beretta 92FS
Long Arm: PSL-54C

The wife will be carrying:

Sidearm: Tokarev TT-33
Rifle: Ruger 10/22 that I have on order

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