If you could only have one sidearm for survival purposes....

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by E.L., Aug 1, 2005.


  1. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Y'all know where this thread is going. TSHTF, you grab a couple of rifles, ammo, food, water, and a sidearm. Which is it going to be? Me, I am grabbing my 1911 .45. Not my .22, .22 Mag. .357 Sig, or even .357 Mag. Why? Because of the following reasons. For one, I have lots of .45 ammo, I buy it in bulk and it is pretty cheap. 2. It is a good round, the .45 is a legendary man-stopper, and lets face it that is what a handgun is more than likely going to be used for as TS has already HTF. 3. It is reliable. I never have any problems with my single stack mags. 4. Thin and easily concealable. 5. and most importantly, I KNOW WHERE EACH AND EVERY BULLET IS GOING TO HIT. For some unknown reason, I can hit with this sidearm better than any others I have ever owned.


    What about y'all? What would you grab? Melbo, I am guessing you are reaching for your Glock 19, if you don't already have it on you. (BTW, I picked up one of those rubber sleeves for my Glock 32 the other day, it fits my hand a lot better now.)
     
  2. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Yup me too my 1911 will do just fine [beer]
    Exactly the very same reason b::
     
  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    :lol:

    I was going to say .32 H&R Mag off the top of my head but you have me convionced now that .45 is prolly better :lol:

    I think 9mm is a viable grab and go too.

    E.L., I DID like that 357 sig of yours a whole lot. Not sure of it's SHTF use, but a really good gun. :)
     
  4. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    Yup. Springfield .45 with drop leg holster.
     
  5. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Hmm. Maybe we will have to make a trade. I do like the .357 Sig, as it is a hot load. Not to mention seeing a former DEA Agent/Instructor show us what it would do to kevlar, penetrated it like a hot knife through butter when the .45, .40, .357 Mag. and other assorted rounds wouldn't. I just don't shoot my Glock that well, after seeing you shoot it though, you obviously do.
     
  6. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    I agree with the .45, but I would prefer to have a suppressed Sig Tactical 9mm. I could probably take small game with the suppressor on so it could be a survival type weapon and the suppressor could be removed if not needed.
    p226r-tactical-large.
     
  7. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    For some reason or another before I even saw the avatar I knew that Clyde had to be A. Anonymous.

    That is a sweet looking Sig. The rail for the light mount is a bonus.
     
  8. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    [afro]
     
  9. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    :D
     
  10. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I found this post and a few others that had gotten lost when we rearranged things. My afro bump was to try to find it. i couldn't and then just canned the ghost forum and moved it here. [peep]
     
  11. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    TRP Operator .45..... But it was a hard choice...
    would definitely be looking at that Ruger.22 bullbarrel and that ammo I could carry in a small space.....
     
  12. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    Seems the tupperware bashing thread got "lost", too.
     
  13. ghrit

    ghrit Old, mean, and nasty Administrator Founding Member

    And civics writeups --
     
  14. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    :shock:
     
  15. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

  16. ghrit

    ghrit Old, mean, and nasty Administrator Founding Member

  17. Imaexpat2

    Imaexpat2 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    It would be a tough choice between my 22 rimfire and 45, but I would undoubtedly end up packing the 1911, as it has so much going for it and would be hard to beat...
     
  18. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    Hmmmm, I got 6 trolls, a new record.
     
  19. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    While clumsier than a light saber, I think I would still have to go with a blaster. Just the coolness factor of seeing a light beam splitting the skull of your nemisis. b::
     
  20. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    :shock: [elim]
     
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