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Posted: 8/19/2004 12:03:47 PM EDT
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
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 1:45:53 PM EDT
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

10)M1 Garand
* 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
3)HK94-for collection,plinking
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
9)DSA 58-hunting
10)Kimber84C.223-great looking single shot,varmit shooting

Link Posted: 8/19/2004 5:56:17 PM EDT
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?

Link Posted: 8/20/2004 10:44:54 AM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 11:20:59 AM EDT
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...

Semper Fi

Link Posted: 8/20/2004 12:40:35 PM EDT
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
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 6:36:30 PM EDT
Ok, just off the top of my head:

1. AR15, CQB setup
2. AR15, SPR setup
3. LTR .308
4. 10/22
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….
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 9:16:07 AM EDT
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 )
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 11:21:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2004 11:28:45 AM EDT by ddc]

On just about everybodies list:

1. AR15
2. 10/22
3. 1911
4. .308 bolt action
5. .22 handgun
6. shotty
7. .308 caliber battle rifle

The variations show up in the other 3...
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 9:13:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2004 9:14:46 PM EDT by Camel]
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
Defender 12.ga
Glock 10
S&W 340PD
LTR in 308 (need to get)
.22 pistol
Browning BPS 12.ga

Plus the 8 or 10 that I have received as gifts over the years.
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