Had the same thought... I would much rather have a bigger bore scoped rifle with some reach. Plays a role in hunting, but also longer range engagement of an enemy.Not a bad video. I would say he missed a hunting rifle for deer or bigger. I think it would be a must over 2 pistols. He already said you can carry the full sized. Plus a Glock 19 size fills both roles if you’re limited to 5 guns.
Exactly. Add a bolt action 308 or somethingNot a bad video. I would say he missed a hunting rifle for deer or bigger. I think it would be a must over 2 pistols. He already said you can carry the full sized. Plus a Glock 19 size fills both roles if you’re limited to 5 guns.
I don't hunt, but would an M1 in 30-06 suffice instead of the Rem700?Rem700 30-06
Glock 19 9mm
Rem 870 12 gauge
Ar or Ak still up in the air on this last one
I don't hunt, but would an M1 in 30-06 suffice instead of the Rem700?
Also, I'm not a shotgun fan. I had one, never used it, didn't like carrying a shotgun at work.
I've got a personal G19, but prefer my 43x.
I've got a couple ARs in different caliber and barrel lengths.
My 5 would be:
AR rifle in 5.56
AR pistol in .300aac
Suppressed AR pistol in .22
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For the varmint category as well as the deer category, I say 243 Win, which is dual purpose varmint and deer cartridge. The shotgun with a slug or buckshot can also be used in a lot places for deer hunting. Could even use a rilfed barrel shotgun with sabot rounds.If I could only ever have five guns I would want as much commonality and availability of ammo, accessories and parts as possible, and I'd like them to cover as many missions as possible, even missions I don't necessarily expect to need them for. I don't want any of them to turn into a paperweight when the manufacturer decides they aren't good sellers two years down the road, or the ammo falls out of favor, or whatever.
It does tend to matter what kind of environment we are talking about. Urban? Suburban? Rural? Wilderness? War zone?
A good mix that would cover a peaceful suburban life to a zombie apocalypse might be something like this...
1. AR for sure in 5.56. Good for midsize game/varmint control as well as two legged ******* control. Very common, lots of parts and ammo, easy to shoot, accurate, reliable. And did I mention common?
2. Pistol of some type in 9mm. I don't love it, but a Glock 19 is common, reliable, accurate, lots of parts, easy to use, reasonably concealable.
3. Shotgun in 12 gauge for the shear versatility of it. Mossberg 500 or Remington 870 are super common and reliable. Even a double barrel would probably be fine. I'm sure there are others. I don't love shotguns; but they are so versatile it's hard to skip. I think talking about keeping different barrels is cheating, though.
4. .22 rifle for small game, ammo affordability and the ability to stockpile a lot of it in a small space. Even in times of tight ammo it should be possible to have enough stored to get plenty of plinking in. I have a 10/22, so that is probably what I'd choose. Plus, it wins again on commonality.
5. Something in the deer hunting size range, which covers most or all bigger game in this geography. .308? 30-06? .270? I don't know what ammo is most available, but something common. I don't think it is legal to hunt deer with these in Maryland though, so perhaps something in a straight wall cartridge would be better. Or just use the shotty unless the world goes to shit and the rules go out the window. If the boogaloo happens (does anyone use that term anymore) having something to reach out and touch someone at extended ranges might be useful. I'm not a hunter; but given the amount of deer on my land and the increasing cost of meat (and everything else) I might just pick it up. I have no idea what rifle I'd choose, though, as my experience is way too limited in this category.
A sub-compact pistol might replace the G19 if more time is spent in urban or office environments where deep concealment is more important. I like the P365, but I wonder if it will still be the king of the subcompact hill in five years. As much as Glocks bore me, perhaps a Glock 43 makes more sense. I don't think they are ever going away.
I'm thinking of this locale, mostly, but perhaps that is short sighted. A bigger handgun cartridge might make sense if spending more time in bear (or large game) territory, 10mm I guess for a semi and 44 mag in a revolver would make sense. If living in the land of moose and grizzly, I'd want as much oomph as I could get from all weapons.