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    "must have" discussion

    JEFFWARD posted this a few weeks ago and I thought that it was good for a discussion
    he had 7 categories of "must have"
    i think this is a pretty good summary of categories and wondered if anybody would like to put in for their opinion on the best of each of these categories

    - CCW pistol (...)
    - Range/Drawer/Belt-Carry/Combat pistol (....)
    - Accurized "Piece of Functional Art" pistol (....)
    - Target pistol (....)
    - Defensive Shotgun (....)
    - Target Rifle (....)
    - Black Rifle (....)

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    My ever evolving list... (between New Year's cocktails):

    - CCW pistol:
    XD9SC (Galco Matrix, 4-o'clock, laser TBD)
    - Range/Drawer/Belt-Carry/Combat pistol:
    XD45 Service (laser TBD)
    - Accurized "Piece of Functional Art" pistol:
    None... 1911 coming
    - Target pistol:
    Buck Mark (Tactical Solutions 10" barrel, Simmons Red Dot 1X30 Scope)
    - Defensive Shotgun:
    870 3" Mag Wingmaster, 18.5" Cyl Choke, Scattergun Tech 2 shot mag extension
    - Target Rifle:
    Ruger M77 .308 w/ Tasco Variable Scope
    - Black Rifle:
    None... Magpul Masada as soon as I can get one...

    Added to the List:
    - Antique Family Heirloom:
    Stevens Side-by-Side 12 Gauge.

    My dad had the Stevens .410, the 20, and the 12. When he passed, I took the 12. The .410 is worth close to $1000, but the 12 gauge was my first duck gun, in the blind with Dad, 23 years ago... Damn, it's been a long time.

    Happy New Year's Dad... Miss you and love you...

    Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by hideit View Post
    JEFFWARD posted this a few weeks ago and I thought that it was good for a discussion
    he had 7 categories of "must have"
    i think this is a pretty good summary of categories and wondered if anybody would like to put in for their opinion on the best of each of these categories

    - CCW pistol (Customized 3.5 or 4" 1911)
    - Range/Drawer/Belt-Carry/Combat pistol (4" blue Colt Python)
    - Accurized "Piece of Functional Art" pistol (Hammerli FP60)
    - Target pistol (Feinwerkbau AW93)
    - Defensive Shotgun (no idea)
    - Target Rifle (Anschutz 2013 SuperMatch)
    - Black Rifle (FN FAL)
    Not the best in each category (ok, some of them are), but the ones I would like to have....
    PhilR.

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    My choices from what I have. Regards, Richard

    - CCW pistol (Bersa Thunder 45)

    - Range/Drawer/Belt-Carry/Combat pistol (Glock 17)

    - Accurized "Piece of Functional Art" pistol (custom Colt 1911A1 9mm)

    - Target pistol (Para 14 kit that I put together)

    - Defensive Shotgun (Winchester 1300)
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    - Target Rifle (Ruger 1A 223)
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    - Black Rifle (Daewoo DR-200 .223 cal.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hideit View Post
    - CCW pistol (...)
    - Range/Drawer/Belt-Carry/Combat pistol (....)
    - Accurized "Piece of Functional Art" pistol (....)
    - Target pistol (....)
    - Defensive Shotgun (....)
    - Target Rifle (....)
    - Black Rifle (....)
    My CCW/Range/Drawer/Belt-Carry/Combat pistol needs can all be filled with a single Glock in 9mm or .40. Either a subcompact or a compact will work, and I have a 26 and a 23. I'd choose the 26 if pressed to the wall on a choice.

    I don't shoot in competition anymore, so I don't need an accurized pistol for anything. Ditto the target pistol; I'm selling my Buckmark when I get home because it just sits in the safe and never gets fired. I really bought it to teach new shooters, but all the friends I bring shooting want to shoot my Glocks. None of them are serious shooters, they just like to plink once a year or so. The Glocks are fine for them to shoot since there's no chance of them desiring to build any real skill, anyway.

    I will add a pocket pistol to the list, since there are occasions when I dress so that concealing a Glock is difficult. For these occasions, I use a KelTec P3AT.

    Defensive shotgun is covered by a Remington 870, which is also used for bird hunting. I need to obtain an 18" barrel for it when I get back to the States. Bone stock with no "tactical" add-ons or gizmos.

    I don't shoot in rifle competition, either, so I don't need a true target rifle. My plinking rifles are a scoped Marlin .22 (which doubles for small game) and an M1 Garand that is my only "fun gun," with no practical purpose whatsoever. Plinking isn't really "target shooting" except in the most casual sense, though.

    I sold my M4gery a few months ago. I bought it for pre-deployment practice, and had no need for it after I actually deployed. I have no personal interest in black rifles, as they serve zero practical purpose for me, I don't find them much fun to shoot and I don't really prepare for SHTF/TEOWAWKI/Molon Labe scenarios.

    I have a Steyr Scout that will serve as a hunting rifle for game that is too big for the aforementioned Marlin .22.

    So I guess for me it boils down to a "need" for only five guns:

    1. General purpose defense pistol.
    2. Special purpose (small) defense pistol.
    3. Shotgun for hunting and defense.
    4. Scoped .22 rifle for small game hunting and occasional plinking.
    5. Scoped centerfire rifle for larger game.

    I expect that everyone's mileage will vary based on their interests, what kind of hunting they do (if any), if they shoot in formal competition, and their perceptions of threat levels as they relate to defense gun choices.
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    ooops that "black rifle' is suppose to be "black powder rifle"

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    Quote Originally Posted by hideit View Post
    ooops that "black rifle' is suppose to be "black powder rifle"
    Heh, don't need one of those either, though I shot a lot of them when I worked at Traditions.
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    - CCW pistol
    USPc, 40

    - Range/Drawer/Belt-Carry/Combat pistol (....)
    92FS (not sure about belt carry, though)

    - Accurized "Piece of Functional Art" pistol (....)
    92FS or SA Operator

    - Target pistol (....)
    Beretta 87T

    - Defensive Shotgun (....)
    Moss 500

    - Target Rifle (....)
    Don't have much experience here, but either M4A3 (if that counts) or Marlin 336 lever, 30-30. I'd like to try a Steyr Scout sometime.

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