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#1 Post by 2ndovc » Tue May 29, 2018 4:56 pm

on a new "Combat" handgun.

Just for kicks, you're preparing for something big. The Zombies are coming, an EMP, Dirty Bombs, whatever. What pistol do you want at your side at all times?
I recently got to fondle an H&K MK23 and got me thinking about heavy duty auto pistols. We'll leave the rifles and shotguns for another discussion.

You can pick from what you already have and pocket the cash or run to the Super Store for something new if someone just handed you $2000.


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#2 Post by Pete44ru » Tue May 29, 2018 5:00 pm

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#3 Post by Old Savage » Tue May 29, 2018 5:10 pm

4 3/4" Colt SAA in .45 Colt, 3rd Gen. because ... that is what I just did with a Barranti holster.

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#4 Post by J Miller » Tue May 29, 2018 5:14 pm

I have most of the guns I need ... er want. If I had $2K I'd rent a truck, fill it with as much of my important stuff I could and I'd run like crazy for the open desert out west.

That way I could see the zombies coming a long way off and use my rifles. :wink:

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#5 Post by Bronco » Tue May 29, 2018 5:19 pm

45 acp ! Because I won't need more money to buy ammo. 8) Oh and because it work great on the other end of things like zombies and such :mrgreen:
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#6 Post by BlaineG » Tue May 29, 2018 5:23 pm

I might just buy ammo for the several I already have and trust. ParaOrd 1911, G30S, .357 Blackhawk, 9mm Springer 1911 and a few others.
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#7 Post by marlinman93 » Tue May 29, 2018 6:37 pm

I'll pocket the cash and stick with my S&W 745 .45 ACP! Got enough magazines to allow me to hold off zombies while the wife reloads mags.
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#8 Post by wvfarrier » Tue May 29, 2018 6:41 pm

Im a die hard 1911 guy BUT ive recently fallen in love with my Sig 229 Legion RX. It is every bit as accurate as my Wilson Supergrade plus holds 15 rounds. The micro red dot is an awesome upgrsde as well.
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#9 Post by David » Tue May 29, 2018 7:18 pm

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Im a die hard 1911 guy BUT ive recently fallen in love with my Sig 229 Legion RX. It is every bit as accurate as my Wilson Supergrade plus holds 15 rounds. The micro red dot is an awesome upgrsde as well.
If you like the P229 you should try the P210, not the newer American made the older the better or older a Sig M49.
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#10 Post by GunnyMack » Tue May 29, 2018 7:38 pm

I'd buy 4 $500 guns, then I'd remove/ shorten the FP's and give them to libatards! Although the zombies would go hungry... libatards = NO BRAINS!

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#11 Post by Sixgun » Tue May 29, 2018 8:38 pm

A few years ago it would be a 1911 in 45.

Since shooting these modern gizmo's I've changed my thinking to a meat and potatos S&W M&P or a Glock 9. These guns eat up everything without a hitch as do my Model A Uzis......everything in 9mm.

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#12 Post by David » Tue May 29, 2018 9:03 pm

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A few years ago it would be a 1911 in 45.

Since shooting these modern gizmo's I've changed my thinking to a meat and potatos S&W M&P or a Glock 9. These guns eat up everything without a hitch as do my Model A Uzis......everything in 9mm.

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I'm also a fan of the 9mm but not a fan of striker fired or guns with safeties.
Some of the new guns have trigger safety, magazine safety, grips safety, and manual safety.
I like the Sig motto if you don't want it to fire don't pull the trigger.

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#13 Post by 44shooter » Tue May 29, 2018 9:40 pm

I'd feel pretty comfortable with my Kimber CDP Custom.

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#14 Post by Griff » Tue May 29, 2018 9:50 pm

Zombies are already dead... so, call 'em softened up... for $2,000 I could buy a ton of lead... 2,000 x 7,000 = 14,000,000 / 200 = 70,000 projectiles...

That'd make a dent in the zombies...
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#15 Post by David » Tue May 29, 2018 10:01 pm

Actually if just for zombies, the FN Five-Seven 20 round magazine is hard to beat, unfortunately we are stuck with the c..py 223 standard.

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#16 Post by piller » Tue May 29, 2018 10:47 pm

RIA 10mm in the 1911 style, lots of Chip McCormick or Wilson Combat magazines purchased from Nighthawk custom. Some new Wolf springs in a poundage to be determined after a little research. I wouldn't think that the full power loads would always be necessary. A little hotter than .40 S&W should work just fine. The mid range loads from a .41 Magnum had a good reputation as man stopping rounds, and the 10mm can duplicate that power level without any trouble. The magazines mentioned above can hold 9 rounds. Not high capacity, but not bad.
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#17 Post by vancelw » Wed May 30, 2018 5:14 am

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I'm also a fan of the 9mm but not a fan of striker fired or guns with safeties.
Some of the new guns have trigger safety, magazine safety, grips safety, and manual safety.
I like the Sig motto if you don't want it to fire don't pull the trigger.
I've owned exactly one Sig. It wouldn't even go "bang" when you pulled the trigger. What a piece of Pelosi. I'll never own another, let alone trust my life to it.
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#18 Post by t.r. » Wed May 30, 2018 6:18 am

I'd take my grandson deer hunting with me. We would head to Suwanee River Ranch in northern Florida to hunt fallow deer with our 30-30 carbines.

I have zero interest in another firearm purchase.

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#19 Post by gamekeeper » Wed May 30, 2018 8:13 am

I have never seen the point of wasting too much lead and powder on Zombies, the ones on the TV are easily put out of action with a pocket knife in the skull. So surely a .22 between the Zombies eyes would be enough. In which case I'd buy something I like the look of instead of an overly engineered piece of space age kit.
The Uberti 12 shot .22lr SAA with a 3.5 barrel would do me fine plus leaving me with nearly $1500 to spend on ammo... :D
Of course if the threat was something other than Zombies I might just go for an overly engineered space age piece of kit , my big problem living in England is where I would find either. :cry:
If any Zombies are reading this, I do have four spare mags for my semi auto Magtech carbine... :lol:
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#20 Post by David » Wed May 30, 2018 8:55 am

vancelw wrote:
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David wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 9:03 pm

I'm also a fan of the 9mm but not a fan of striker fired or guns with safeties.
Some of the new guns have trigger safety, magazine safety, grips safety, and manual safety.
I like the Sig motto if you don't want it to fire don't pull the trigger.
I've owned exactly one Sig. It wouldn't even go "bang" when you pulled the trigger. What a piece of Pelosi. I'll never own another, let alone trust my life to it.
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#21 Post by AJMD429 » Wed May 30, 2018 11:31 am

Regular Zombies: My Para Ordnance P-14 in 45 ACP with extra 20rd magazines.

Big Zombies: My Ruger Redhawk in 45 Colt with hardcast flatnose loads (and a few 45 ACP's in moon clips).

Herds of Zombies: My Ruger Charger in 22 LR with a bunch of 25-round magazines.

Hollywood Zombies: My Calico 950 in 9mm with a couple 100-round magazines.

Vintage Zombies: My S&W Model 10 in 32-20.

Fun (aka " 'Splodie " )Zombies: My Contender Pistol in 22 Hornet, and some strategically placed Tannerite.

Herds of mixed-type Zombies: My CMMG AR pistol in 300 Blk with a drum magazine or two, AND some strategically-placed Tannerite.
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#22 Post by J Miller » Wed May 30, 2018 11:42 am

Actually if I'm gonna have to contend with lots of zombies I wan Alice with me. :)

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#23 Post by 2ndovc » Wed May 30, 2018 11:50 am

AJMD429 wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 11:31 am
Regular Zombies: My Para Ordnance P-14 in 45 ACP with extra 20rd magazines.

Big Zombies: My Ruger Redhawk in 45 Colt with hardcast flatnose loads (and a few 45 ACP's in moon clips).

Herds of Zombies: My Ruger Charger in 22 LR with a bunch of 25-round magazines.

Hollywood Zombies: My Calico 950 in 9mm with a couple 100-round magazines.

Vintage Zombies: My S&W Model 10 in 32-20.

Fun Zombies: My Contender Pistol in 22 Hornet, and some strategically placed Tannerite.

Herds of mixed-type Zombies: My CMMG AR pistol in 300 Blk with a drum magazine or two, AND some strategically-placed Tannerite.
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#24 Post by Griff » Wed May 30, 2018 12:35 pm

J Miller wrote:
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Actually if I'm gonna have to contend with lots of zombies I wan Alice with me. :)
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#25 Post by J Miller » Wed May 30, 2018 4:47 pm

Griff wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 12:35 pm
J Miller wrote:
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Actually if I'm gonna have to contend with lots of zombies I wan Alice with me. :)
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And if I can't have Alice... at least I want her truck!! :P
Alice has a truck? I need to find the last couple movies and watch them.

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#26 Post by jeepnik » Wed May 30, 2018 6:20 pm

Sheesh, I've already got them. For Zombies
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#27 Post by Ji in Hawaii » Wed May 30, 2018 6:58 pm

500 S&W with a 10.5" barrel :wink:
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#28 Post by Old Ironsights » Wed May 30, 2018 8:57 pm

Primers and powder.

My guns are fine.

I have or have access to all the lead/alloy I could ever cast, but making primers and powder is a PITA.
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#29 Post by jhrosier » Wed May 30, 2018 9:57 pm

I'm kinda partial to the 5-1/2" Ruger Super Redhawk in .454 Casul caliber.

That with a large bunch of ammo or components would suit my fancy. :D

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#30 Post by David » Thu May 31, 2018 8:33 am

jhrosier wrote:
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I'm kinda partial to the 5-1/2" Ruger Super Redhawk in .454 Casul caliber.

That with a large bunch of ammo or components would suit my fancy. :D

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#31 Post by 2ndovc » Thu May 31, 2018 2:13 pm

Good stuff everyone!

Looks like a leaning towards the .45ACP/ 1911 which is no big surprise for this group. That's where I ended up as well, with my Colt National Match, until I got my Bowen SBH back. Just wouldn't be able to leave it behind now.

So, lets open it up a bit. Pick yourself a backup and/or outfit your significant other with something from your battery or the original $2k if you didn't spend it on something new. This way I can hang on to the Colt and Blondie can pack the G19. My thinking, if the bad times this increases the chances of finding additional ammo, parts and magazines. I wouldn't think one would have to travel far to find a box of 45's, 9mm's or Glock and 1911 magazines. The .44 is strictly for Style Points! :D

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#32 Post by Pitchy » Thu May 31, 2018 3:06 pm

First off they will starve most out and many will turn they're guns in for food, until then I`ll carry two 1911 Colts and a XDs to fend off those trying to steel my food supply.
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#33 Post by 2ndovc » Thu May 31, 2018 6:34 pm

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First off they will starve most out and many will turn they're guns in for food, until then I`ll carry two 1911 Colts and a XDs to fend off those trying to steel my food supply.
There's the reality. Without power to run the necessities, society will collapse within months, maybe weeks. The elderly and ill will pass within days without their medications. The riots will start and our "polite little world" will disappear to be run the strongest and those willing to kill for what they think they need to survive. How many people do you know that have the knowledge and abilities to survive as if the world was thrown back to 1800's? Not many. Those of us that hang out on this site are more aware and prepared than most, I'd think. Still, it wouldn't be easy. The monsters will be at the gates someday.

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#34 Post by Pitchy » Thu May 31, 2018 6:45 pm

2ndovc wrote:
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First off they will starve most out and many will turn they're guns in for food, until then I`ll carry two 1911 Colts and a XDs to fend off those trying to steel my food supply.
There's the reality. Without power to run the necessities, society will collapse within months, maybe weeks. The elderly and ill will pass within days without their medications. The riots will start and our "polite little world" will disappear to be run the strongest and those willing to kill for what they think they need to survive. How many people do you know that have the knowledge and abilities to survive as if the world was thrown back to 1800's? Not many. Those of us that hang out on this site are more aware and prepared than most, I'd think. Still, it wouldn't be easy. The monsters will be at the gates someday.

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#35 Post by AJMD429 » Thu May 31, 2018 9:07 pm

As noted above, "How many people do you know that have the knowledge and abilities to survive as if the world was thrown back to 1800's...?"

On top of THAT, trying to live Amish-style, when the gang-bangers and hordes of armed looters are trying to kill you and steal your stuff....

None of is could fend off a daily assault by a steady stream of a dozen new crazy looters day after day, much less practice our 'Foxfire' series living skills while doing so. It would take high-technology, or a dozen trustable and trained guards in rotation 24/7 to even protect most homestead perimeters.

The best places would be not only remote rural ones with climates survivable and terrain defensable, but ALSO ones with small, close-knit, spiritually-linked communities. ......kind of like the Old Days - pretty timeless concepts, eh.....???
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#36 Post by mickbr » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:09 am

When these sort of threads become scenario debates they get can messy. "it will be warlords on horseback, not marauders in 4x4" etc. :D
sticking to easy stuff, choice of guns...if its to be only gun allowed, any 6" barrel 357 magnum.
If its just backing up my rifle , then any 22LR auto. 22LR is cheaper and 5x lighter than centrefire, the only thing you can bugout 1000rds on foot. I'll still have stockpiles to headshoot zombies and small game when the 1911 guys are throwing rocks.

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#37 Post by Griff » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:55 am

The wife is quite happy with her Colt SAAs in .357 and matching Rossi 92. Tho' she says her time will be better spent loading up my .30-30s and magazines my son & I ARs & 1911s.
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#38 Post by piller » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:32 am

If you already have it, then my RIA 10mm and my Ruger Mark II. Maybe my 10/22.
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Re: Ok Guys, you have up to $2000 to spend,

#39 Post by jeepnik » Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:25 pm

I see folks talk about living off the land, or defending what they have stored. But here's the question you need to ask. How far would you go to keep you and yours alive? Would you become a "taker" to keep your family fed?

I know my answer, and it wouldn't sit well with those that think they can live off the land and keep what they have. Even though I've planned and prepared, planning and preparation will only go so far and last so long.
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#40 Post by 2ndovc » Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:41 pm

There's the deal. You either go full Viking Mode to keep your family alive or be eaten by the savages. People like to think we've evolved past that kind of behavior but in all reality we're about 30 days from absolute chaos.

Sooo, let's hope the Gob'ment keeps updating the infrastructure and the worst doesn't happen. A Global collapse is less likely (hopefully) than a regional event, so we do what we can to anticipate a temporary crisis. Katrina taught us a lot about how feeble a Gv't response will be. We're on our own guys, it's best to be prepared. Food, medicine, guns and ammo, and a plan to ride out a few weeks. Most people aren't, but those are the people that believe that help is just a phone call away. These are the same people that won't last a week.

Guess I've been a bit fatalistic lately. On the brighter side, my favorite Sport Shop had a sale on Smith & Wesson M&P's. Picked up a 5"', FDE, 2.0 9mm for $ 429! Gotta keep up the reserves! :D

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Re: Ok Guys, you have up to $2000 to spend,

#41 Post by Old Ironsights » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:42 pm

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There's the deal. You either go full Viking Mode to keep your family alive or be eaten by the savages. ...
Full Viking... with Axes?
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#42 Post by OldWin » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:31 am

If you can't carry it on your back or in your hand, it will get you killed. Mobility, stealth, and a willingness to walk away from your stuff before it's too late is the key.
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I'd spend the 2k on the best quality pack, boots, knife, and water filter I could find.
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#43 Post by t.r. » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:42 pm

For $2,000. I can book a fallow deer hunt for me and my oldest grandson. That would be a memory maker for both of us!

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#44 Post by BlaineG » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:09 pm

Another idea would be to upgrade the factory sights on my rifles. Nothing with batteries, for the most part.
Maybe a really good, accurate, quiet air rifle.
A couple thousand CB Longs or other stealth ammo for my 22s...I already have thousands of 22 LR rounds of various kinds.
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#45 Post by Pitchy » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:17 pm

Good compound and long bow for stealth doesn`t hurt.
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#46 Post by vancelw » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:34 pm

Pitchy wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:17 pm
Good compound and long bow for stealth doesn`t hurt.
A .22 (especially with subsonic and/or a can) is quieter than a compound bow. But as long as you retrieve your arrows (undamaged), you have reusable ammo on the bows.
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Re: Ok Guys, you have up to $2000 to spend,

#47 Post by Ysabel Kid » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:02 pm

BlaineG wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 5:23 pm
I might just buy ammo for the several I already have and trust. ParaOrd 1911, G30S, .357 Blackhawk, 9mm Springer 1911 and a few others.
+1... though I'd be awfully tempted to get a Sig P226 Legion... :mrgreen:
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Re: Ok Guys, you have up to $2000 to spend,

#48 Post by jp » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:17 pm

If it’s a horde of zombies, 4 or 5 Claymores would suit me!

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Re: Ok Guys, you have up to $2000 to spend,

#49 Post by mturbo » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:54 pm

I'd buy 4 Glock 19's.

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Re: Ok Guys, you have up to $2000 to spend,

#50 Post by 2ndovc » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:18 pm

mturbo wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:54 pm
I'd buy 4 Glock 19's.
Perfect!

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