Which Guns would I save ...??
A while back I questioned the staff here on:
If your house were burning down & (among everything else you could get out with) the options were two guns or no guns, which would you grab?
The staff, management & a friend give their ideas on the subject.
Well, for me that's actually a pretty simple one, my .45 Colt guns. The first is my Ruger Vaquero, 4 5/8" barrel and color case frame.
The other, is my Winchester 94. When I first heard of these "cowboy action shooting" rifles using big-bore sixgun calibers I immediately had to own one.
Should a fire threaten my home, these two are the core of my meager but growing firearms collection and would be first, leaving the unpaid bills, dirty socks, and photos of old girlfriends to burn. :-) Thank you.
Glock 17L and MAK 91 (with 100 round mag). This selection is due to ready availability. If I could save my Miata from the garage, I'd add a Browning Hi-Power!
If the house was on fire and I could only grab 2 guns?
Yuck. I hate questions like that. Okay.. here's the deal...if I have time to decide which 2 I want then I have time to take as many as I can carry.
If I am running out the door grabbing what I can as the house falls down around me, I grab 2 of the guns kept near the door. What do I grab? Depends on the door I am exiting through. There are different guns by each door.
What are they? Oh no you don't! First off, a gentleman doesn't ask. Second, I ain't saying.
The other thing that needs to be asked here is: "Why is the house on fire?"
If it was an accidental house fire (electrical... whatever) then that is one thing.
If someone came and set it on fire deliberately then I may be going out the door into a fight. That could have some bearing on what is taken out with me. Most likely the 2 will be the type of guns that I can shoot with either hand.
Here's hoping it is never a decision I have to make.
And here's to functional fire extinguishers kept within reach.
My soul, what a puzzler. You can take a number of approaches.
I keep coming to versatility. With the right 2 guns I could defend myself, hunt deer and, with handloads, hunt small game. I could plink. I could distract myself from the memory of the fire.
They are a battered old 1949 vintage Marlin 336SC, the Marlin 1/2 magazine pistol gripped iteration of the Winchester 64. Mine in .30WCF. The rifle will kill deer, defend life, bounce cans, and do it all as well as it did during the Truman administration. The Ballard rifling is not at all hinky about cast bullets, nor hard to clean.
The other is my minty Smith Model 27. Not the perfect defense gun with its serrated trigger and drawknife front sight but, it'll still work.
A little light for a deer gun but, it'll do in close. You can load it down to low .38 Special ballistics & kill squirrels and bunnies.
Hopefully I can get to my 4X4. In it is the little New England carbine from that article.
And life would go on.
Well, I guess I better get my two cents worth in.
1, My F.N. model D, B.A.R. This is the Belgian redesign of the U.S. 1918 (yes, it ROCKS)
2, And oh what a choice. It'd have to be my Browning 1886.
The primary reasons are simple. These two are the ones that would be the hardest to replace. The F.N. for all intents would be an impossibility.
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Sixgun from Pennsylvania.
If the house was burning down I would shove the old lady and the dogs
Randy J. of Nebraska
You know what my mine would be. The Colt and the Garand. They're both neat, and I trust both of them. The Colt is a 1944 GI .45 which was duffle bagged right at the end of WWII or just after. The original barrel was gnarled by corrosive ammo, so it currently carries a '60s vintage GI barrel. It is otherwise bone stock.
The Garand is another Government gun. It is a Springfield , and is within a few thousand of the end of production. It will group under 2" with most US GI ball and will feed Federal Premium.
I presume you mean which two I would grab in hand heading for the door.
Yikes. What a question. The handgun question would come down to if I was
I'd grab my EAA Witness 45ACP first because no American should have to face
(don't know yet, anybody got any ideas? ed)
Pistol, 454 Freedom Arms Casull, no other comes close in terms of
Here's my two gun thoughts.
The first gun would be my Special Purpose