I am unable to view that due to my slow connection so I have no idea what those guns are.
When I was growing up just about every farm had two guns. A .22 rifle and a 12 gauge shotgun. Some also had a handgun, usually a .38 special.
Daddy had an old Essex single barrel. It was a cheap gun but was surprisingly easy to hit with. He did have a high quality .22. It was a Remington 513 targemaster and it really did shoot with great accuracy.
Daddy brought 3 handguns home from WWII including a Luger but by the time I was old enough to remember them, he had sold them all.
A person can get by just fine with the .22 rifle and a shotgun.
Um, "honestly" means, "I'm telling the truth." I figure you might not be familiar with the word.
Glock 19 9mm
Ruger 10/22 with BX-25 magazines
Mossberg pump 12 gauge with two different barrel lengths
Not only do I agree with their picks, but by a strange coincidence these are all weapons I used to have - before that tragic boating accident, that is.....
(I had a Yugo made SKS instead of the M4.)
Don’t own any of them. Well, an old Ruger 10/22, but overall I disagree with their choices.
I was going to say 10/22 Ruger but the video beat me to it.
No, no guns in my house. No way, really, I’m not kidding. I promise.
If I did happen to have some guns 5 would be a lot number. But, of course, I don’t. Really. I swear.
The five guns I have to own are the five that the government doesn’t know about.
I used to have Mel Tappan’s book SURVIVAL GUNS. He had several gun experts tell what they would have back in 1976.
Jeff Cooper, Elmer Keith, and others all had their personal favorites listed. The book fell apart years ago and I no longer have the lists.
I do remember that SHOOTING TIMES handgun editor Skeeter Skelton said that if he had only ONE handgun it would be a model 19 S&W .357 with a 5 inch barrel.
My personal favorites.
.22 Remington nylon 66.
S&W .357, Dan Wesson, or Ruger.
Rifle, what ever shoots well.
Is it more interesting to think about this in terms of the types of ammo rounds we like/have? We all have a favorite gun. Mine are:
.22 - I think I got one of these before my first diaper change. Very versatile meat getter.
.38spl - hammerless revolver. My carry gun. I really have no other use for this round.
.40 - I have a S+W MP40. Love this round. Cheap and good for home defense.
.44 Magnum - I have a Marlin 1894 w/ peep site and a S+W model 629 revolver. I deer hunt with this pair. Either this or a shotgun for me.
.45ACP - Gotta have this round and a 1911. Never fail home defense.
12ga - Remington 1100 and 870. Foul and small game.
.556 Nato - I have Ruger mini-14 with Holographic site. Home defense weapon and round.
In terms of ammo, my big stock pile is .40, .45ACP and .556 Nato.
I usually buy a firearm of some kind as a consolation purchase when a major election goes the wrong way for us. Maybe a shotgun this time.
Nice list, back to the top.
.22 Rifle, you could do a lot worse than the 10/22.
12ga pump shotgun, the Mossberg (or 870) defines the category. Auto shotguns are great, but you pay to play.
Sport utility rifle, can't beat the AR15 in 5.56. If you only have one gun, this should be it.
The Mosin is the odd choice, better off with a Springfield or Mauser in mil surplus, or a modern Remington 700 in .308.