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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 5/13/2002 5:06:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/13/2002 6:01:31 PM EDT by Philadelphia_GunMan]
of the type generally used in combat ?

By this I mean guns that meet the following criteria:

Rifle: semi-auto or full auto (22 not included) and takes detachable box magazines. M1 Garands will be included becuase you can load them fairly fast even though they don't use box mags.

Handgun: semi-auto pistols 9mm or bigger that are large enough to be used as a sidearm. IE no mini Glocks or Kimbers. Basically "duty weapon" sized guns.

Shotgun: semi-auto or pump, barrel designed for slugs and buckshot. IE no 26" barrel guns that could technically shoot a slug.

My gun collect contains only one gun that I would not consider a combat weapon under these criteria. Not that I have anything against hunting or target guns, I just bought all the combat guns first.
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 5:12:53 PM EDT
Just the .22s for cheap plinking and the 20 gauge with a 28 inch barrel my dad gave me when I was 10. The rest fit those criteria.
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 5:23:31 PM EDT
Most of my collection is combat, but I would expand your definition to include weapons used in combat. My M48 Mauser and my .308 SMLE I would include along with my blackpowder .44 1860 Army and my 1851 Navy.

The only guns I would consider non-combat in my collection include a SxS 12 Gauge shotgun and a single shot .20 gauge.
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 5:23:53 PM EDT
since i have a c&r licensee, 99% of my guns are combat. the other one percent are my hunting guns
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 5:45:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/13/2002 5:46:14 PM EDT by Greenhorn]
%100 percent of my guns are used in combat, but I only have one gun so it probably doesn't really count.
:-)
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 5:52:06 PM EDT
I have a C&R.

The only "combat" gun that has a detachable mag is my AR-15. The rest are bolt action "combat" rifles.

They might be old, but they can still shoot!

Av.
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 8:13:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 9:40:18 PM EDT
ALL of mine are combat,I never hunted and probably never will.
Link Posted: 5/14/2002 2:45:03 AM EDT
Most, but that is including old surplus bolt guns. If I see an old Nagant or Enfield at the gun show for $50 and it is in good shape, I have a hard time not buying it, and $50 firearms are a fairly easy sell with the wife.
Link Posted: 5/14/2002 3:42:22 AM EDT
Most.
Link Posted: 5/14/2002 4:26:59 AM EDT
Hmmm... the SxS coach gun is out...

The Nagant and the Swedish Mauser were combat guns, but not by definition in your thread...

The significant other has a Ruger 10/22 and a bolt action 22, I guess those are out as well.

Ummm... 0% by your standards...

the_reject

...yet another reason I can hardly wait to get my AR...
Link Posted: 5/14/2002 4:35:12 AM EDT
all but the 10-22.
Link Posted: 5/14/2002 4:38:14 AM EDT
By your definitions less than half.....

However if you look at the worlds history of their use....More than half.
Link Posted: 5/14/2002 12:28:19 PM EDT
Thanks for all the replies guys.
For you who have old bolt actions or other types of guns that were combat guns at one time- maybe I should of worded the question modern combat weapons. My point was to only include weapons that most people would feel comfortable with in combat. Yes bolt actions and even flintlocks were combat weapons at one time, but if you had to go into battle with them now you would be seriously underguned.
Link Posted: 5/14/2002 12:35:43 PM EDT
I'll take my 1917 Remmington or 1903 Springfield into combat with me.

Accurate and they can take a beating.

But that's just me!

Av.
Link Posted: 5/14/2002 12:56:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/14/2002 12:58:42 PM EDT by SGB]
[4]Rifle: semi-auto or full auto (22 not included) and takes detachable box magazines. M1 Garands will be included becuase you can load them fairly fast even though they don't use box mags.

[6]Handgun: semi-auto pistols 9mm or bigger that are large enough to be used as a sidearm. IE no mini Glocks or Kimbers. Basically "duty weapon" sized guns.

[1]Shotgun: semi-auto or pump, barrel designed for slugs and buckshot. IE no 26" barrel guns that could technically shoot a slug.

[12]OTHER

...............48% combat & 52% Hunting.
Link Posted: 5/14/2002 1:24:04 PM EDT
Based on your criteria only three of my guns are not "combat". My P22, my Rem 700 VS-LH, and my Marlin 22 semi-auto.

Personally I would classify the P22 as a combat weapon as soon as I add the thread adapter and suppressor since the US Spec Op community has/does use suppressed .22's. The VS-LH is basically a sniper rifle so I would classify that as a combat type weapon also. And the Marlin has hi-caps for it and once it gets threaded I would classify that as a "clandestine combat weapon" but as it is right now I would not.
Link Posted: 5/14/2002 1:35:46 PM EDT
All of my firearms meet your criteria, with the exception of my two deer and turkey shotguns. I sold my .22 and have not replaced it yet. 83%.
Link Posted: 5/14/2002 10:19:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/14/2002 10:22:17 PM EDT by madmedic]
So far.... 2 AR 15s (and counting), 4 AK variants (and counting), 1 FAL (and counting), 1 Remington 870 Express Magnum (18" barrel and 2 shot extension), and 1 H&K USP 45.
Politically Incorrect.....and Proud.
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 7:11:00 AM EDT
mine is less than half, but only cause about half my guns are .22
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