There are always "if you could only have one gun" or "what is the best gun" threads. I figured I would start something a little different. Daydreaming the other day about my firearm collection and things I want to do to it I had to limit myself, as it got way to long. So here is the question, if you could only have ten guns, money is an object but not a serious one (I could never afford and MP5 for example) what would they be? Starting from scratch what order would you buy them in, say one a month...
1) 20 inch Colt AR HBar, flat top with ACOG, CavArms green furnishings, foregrip
Reasons* this would be my primary defensive, SHTF weapon and would be my "most plinked"
2) Kimber Custom .45
* primary defense and field pistol as well as home defense, and because I want to get into
three gun matches
3) Remington 870 magnum, ghost rings 18.5 inch, syn factory stocks, side saddle and top-fold
*home defense and three gun
4) Ruger 10/22 "stock"
*this was my first gun, have loved it since I was 12
5) CZ 75B compact w/surefire
*replaces kimber as primary home defense because the wife could shoot it better (this is
actually on my "to get" list)
6) AK probably a straight SAR 1
*back up SHTF and fun plinking
7) Remington 700 tactical in .308 with leopold scope
*distance piece, hunting
8) Ruger MKII
*Bug out hunting plinking, teaching others to shoot pistols
9) CavArms 16 inch flattop with eotech
*for three gun
10) Match Grade M 1 Garand
*my favorite piece of history
A ten gun list, I like it.
If I was starting all over again this would be the ten I would get to start a collection.
1) DSA 58 Carbine, with a Trjicon 3X9 or Leupold 3X9
*Reasons would be for deer hunting, and some plinking.
2)Benelli Super Black Eagle, with four shot tube extension
*This is what I use for hunting and sporting clays now, and I love it
3)Ruger 10/22 with or with out a scope
*You can always use a .22 and the Ruger will take 50 round mags
4)Glock 19 with 33 round mags
*For me the Glock shoots great, not too spendy and will take 33 round mags
5)AR-15 of some type. Colt of DPMS would be nice, but any well made AR15 will do.
*I would use a AR15 for plinking, and with a nice scope I would use it for varmit hunting
6)Ruger MKII .22
*Great for plinking, and training and they are fun
7)Remington 700 .308
*Everyone needs a bolt action for hunting.
8)HK USP .45
*This would be for the range, and matches
9)AK or MAK-90
*The guns is cheap and is fun to shoot
* it is piece of history and it is fun to shoot.
There is my 10 gun list, if I had to start my collection over. All of the gun listed are still part of my collection. Here is my 10 gun list that I can not live with out.
1)HK91-for deer hunting
2)HK93-for collecting,plinking, and defense
4)Benelli SBE-for the reasons listed
5)Colt HBAR-plinking, varmits
6)HKP7M8-collecting, if there was a carry law in WI it would be a carry gun
7)Steyr AUG-collecting, plink, for fun
8)SteyrSBS Tactical.308-long range shooting, and hunting
10)Kimber84C.223-great looking single shot,varmit shooting
Ok, I'll play....
1> Kimber Eclipse 5" .45. Plate shoots, 3-gun, whatever;
2> Kimber 3" .45. Carry piece;
3> 16" AR15 w/light, it's tactical, baby;
4> 20" NM CMP AR. competition shooting
5> Mossy 500 Persuader 12 ga. Home defense;
6> SKB 12 ga O/U. Skeet;
7> FN Special Police Rifle, .308. When you wanna reach out and touch someone;
8> Ruger 10/22. A must have, of course;
9> Ruger MKII. Everyone needs a .22 pistol;
10>Tokarev SVT-40. Hey, I gotta be different.
Fortunately, I have most of that list, so I'm doing pretty good. Hmmm, then why do I have a SAR-1 and a SAR-2 on the way? Awww hell, can we make it 12? Or maybe 13 so I can add an HK Tactical?
I don't have much of anything that is exactly the same as my list. A couple of things do double duty, My 16" Bushy for example. It's interesting to see what people would get, tells a lot about you. I'm suprised more folks haven't responded.
I have been working on this MY entire life.
This list is REALLY what I own.
Les Baer Premiere II .45, Baercoat finish, adj. nightsites (bar-dot).
Les Baer Para P-14, same as above.
Glock 19, bar-dot night sights.
870P, Vang Comp, MMC sights, 2 round Wilson ext., green teflon finish, Surefire.
Benelli M1S90, Pre-ban, pistol grip stock, GG&G release & charging handle, ghostring night sights, Surefire.
Rem LTR .308, Leupy 3-9x40 mil-dot, harris bi-pod.
Browning Buckmark Pro Target 5.5, Redfield red dot.
Ruger 10/22 Dillion Hbar, Leupy 3.5-10x50.
Bushy M4gry, Arms Sir, #40 rear sight ( trijicon), Aimpoint w/ GG&G mount, PRI front sight (trijicon), Jewell trig, Dieter VFG, Surefire.
Armscorps M1A, TRW; barrel, bolt charging handle, trigger, G.I. stock.
That's 10, I have other "hunting" shottys and rifles but...
This is a wish list that I will fulfill... someday
1. AR-15 w/dissipator upper,LaRue forearm, VFG, 9 volt light, EoTech 552 w/ LaRue mount and EoTech magnifier.
2. AR-10 w/ SWS freefloat tube 18" barrel and an ACOG
3. Remington 870 w/ 18" barrel like KevinB's and Brobeebiter's (RAS, Argonaut Stock, Surefire, Aimpoint)
4. STI Duty 1 .45 or Kimber Warrior
5. Kimber Compact Stainless II
6. S&W 625 4"
7. Remington 700 in McMillan stock in .338 RUM
8. Browning Citori Dual barrel set in 12gauge and 20 gauge
9. S&W 340PD
10. Remington 700 in .308 or a Barret M82 can't really decide on that last one
Ok, just off the top of my head:
1. AR15, CQB setup
2. AR15, SPR setup
3. LTR .308
5. BHP 9mm
6. 1911 .45 either fullsize or commander
7. S&W .357 either 66 or 686
8. Ruger 22/45
9. .22 revolver (probably an S&W 617)
10. .308 battlerifle (FAL,AR10,M1A…)
Hmmm, I guess I need to replace one of those with a compact CCW
and maybe another with a deep cover backup….
Maybe just one AR15 lower with two uppers?
And which gun gives up it's place on the list for an 870 or a 500?
Maybe just one .22 handgun?
As usual when we play this game, 10 is not enough….
ah what the hell:
1: M1A rack grade setup ( check )
2: M1A Scout Squad setup ( check )
3: AR-15 SP1A1 setup ( check )
4: AR 15 SP1A1 Carbine setup ( check )
5: Colt 1911A1 Gov't Model ( check )
6: Smith and Wesson 17L 22 revolver or tuned Ruger MK II ( S&W check )
7: Ruger 10/22 (oops....sold em all...time for another! )
8: Winchester M70 (pre 64 style ) in 30-06 ( shoot....gotta get one )
9: Remington 870 Police Magnum ( check...oh shit...sold it to my rommie...damn! )
10: Smith and Wesson Model 66 (4 inch ).....( rats...gotta get )
On just about everybodies list:
4. .308 bolt action
5. .22 handgun
7. .308 caliber battle rifle
The variations show up in the other 3...
I've been thinking about cutting my collection and keeping 10 or so, if I do this, these are what I'll keep:
AR15 16inch HBAR
DSA SA58 21 inch barrel
LTR in 308 (need to get)
Browning BPS 12.ga
Plus the 8 or 10 that I have received as gifts over the years.