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Best guns to have for the end of days.
Guns and Ammo ^ | November 15, 2011 | Patrick Sweeney

Posted on 10/11/2013 11:01:06 AM PDT by kyperman

So the zombies are at your door. Death is upon you, but the gun shop is just a block away. You make a run for it, and you make it to the most extensive armory for miles. Time to make a decision: Which guns do you grab? Contrary to popular belief, not every gun will do the job the same, so to help make up your mind on which guns will save your life, here are my eight best guns for the zombie apocalypse.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Outdoors; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; guns; secondamendment; shtf; survival; zombies
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To: Dick Bachert

I was thinking one of those cute little 50 caliber sniper rifles for the long range stuff. Maybe a BAR would work well if they are coming in groups.

From the movie the Dogs of War, Walken had this great weapon that handled multiple kinds on ammo. Probably would need a shotgun so any combat one would do.

If the liberals...err Zombies get through all of that, a .357. If you are down to that, you want the finale to be fun before the last round goes through your skull.


101 posted on 10/11/2013 1:00:33 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (President Stompyfeet....Priceless.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

“...if you live in Mass., those would make you a felon without massive amounts of paperwork.”

I had no idea, but I sure don’t doubt it.

The B-52’s around 60yrs+ old also, isn’t it? A real testament to those airframes and our men who keep them flying.


102 posted on 10/11/2013 1:01:46 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: mbarker12474

Can you get an IWB holster for that thing?


103 posted on 10/11/2013 1:02:51 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Paladin2; kyperman; rktman

Herbie Goes Ballistic!


104 posted on 10/11/2013 1:03:53 PM PDT by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: carriage_hill

Yeah, the B-52 is at least that old. That’s roll-out date, not design. Wiki says April 1952. Amazing, and they’re still in regular use.


105 posted on 10/11/2013 1:04:22 PM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look.)
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To: Paladin2

That little toy could give rather a bit of a problem with recoil, muzzle blast, and report. Also, one might be somewhat portability challenged, even with a full size SUV.


106 posted on 10/11/2013 1:08:31 PM PDT by libstripper (Asv)
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To: kyperman

Zombies = Democrats.


107 posted on 10/11/2013 1:08:57 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: clamper1797
I sold all my firearms to that guy at the gun show some time ago

Me too.

So we should both be good to go as soon as the ATF verifies the transactions on the security camera tapes.


108 posted on 10/11/2013 1:10:32 PM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: Obadiah

A big boy’s toy .....


109 posted on 10/11/2013 1:12:15 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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To: USMCPOP

I will take a Bob Munden thank you very much.

http://youtu.be/XsU5AMxvlKg?t=1m32s


110 posted on 10/11/2013 1:15:04 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Travis T. OJustice
Amazing, and they’re still in regular use.

No doubt, but the ones flying now are H models built in 1961, 62 & 63.

111 posted on 10/11/2013 1:16:56 PM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (Proportionally, Ft. Hood is to Ft. Worth as Washington Navy Yard is to Arlington, VA.)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

Fair point, for sure, but I’m younger than that and feel the aches and pains of some “good, clean livin’” as my short Montana general superintendent used to call it.


112 posted on 10/11/2013 1:19:43 PM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look.)
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To: Paladin2

If only you had a Warthog to mount it in. :-)


113 posted on 10/11/2013 1:36:54 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Iron Munro

Shame I was out in the parking lot in-between several large trucks. Camera probably couldn’t see us


114 posted on 10/11/2013 1:41:32 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: kyperman

M-1 garand, .45 M1911 and a Roman Gladius for that “up close” feeling.


115 posted on 10/11/2013 1:44:27 PM PDT by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama)
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To: who knows what evil?

Yeah, to a certain extent.
Government dependent democrats, to be more precise.

When the government isn’t doing the stealing for them,
some of them are going to take it upon themselves to do so.

That’s another thing that “good liberals” never want to admit - that they are using the government as an instrument of theft.
Seriously, challenge a liberal to walk across the room and take money out of your wallet instead of having the government do it for them.


116 posted on 10/11/2013 1:44:32 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: cuban leaf
You bring up an interesting point. I was looking for a self defense pistol for my wife and was thinking .380 because it is small. Then all these folks said that I needed 9mm and some said it didn’t have enough stopping power and we could find compact .45’s.

Bought my wife a .380 because she can chamber the round. First things first. She is very accurate so I figure 4 or 5 rounds to the torso and then 3 or 5 to the face ought to do the trick.

117 posted on 10/11/2013 1:48:18 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: kyperman
One of these in an ankle holster is my everyday-carry.

Bang

118 posted on 10/11/2013 1:55:36 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: kyperman; All

I’m gonna go a different route;

How about a Savage Model 24 [.22LR over 20GA] Henry Survival [AR-7] in .22LR,Benjamin model 392 .22 air rifle,Benj. NP in .22, for when regular ammo runs out or hard to get like now. Or how about any of the precharged pneumatic air rifles [the larger calibers can bring down very large dangerous game]


119 posted on 10/11/2013 2:16:33 PM PDT by TMSuchman (John 15;13 & Exodus 21:22-25 Pacem Bello Pastoribus Canes [shepard of peace,dogs of war])
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To: clamper1797

I lost all of my guns in a boating accident in the Gulf of Mexico.


120 posted on 10/11/2013 2:26:20 PM PDT by BubbaBobTX ("The problem with socialism is you eventually run out of other peoples money." Margaret Thatcher)
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To: cuban leaf

.380? Best bet for reliability, Bersa thunder..cheap too, and accurate. It doesn’t have good stopping power, either does .22 but better than nothing. Would recommend flat nose solid loads for penetration for .380, doesn’t accelerate enough for hollowpoints. A few Buffalo Bore +p in mag will help.

The new small frames.....I wouldn’t trust any small frame auto unless SIG/Sauer P290 and it’s pricey. Maybe the small Kahr that’s been around. Then there’s the possible issues of recoil and handling. My advice for reliability, tiny carry piece stick with snub nose revolver, not in aluminum or scandium too lightweight, but all depends on shooter, and the size of the grips one favors. Small carry gun, reliability/handling is better. I’ve had a Kel Tec PF9, carrys great as a back up, secondary piece, however unreliable with jamming, snappy recoil so picked up another snubby.


121 posted on 10/11/2013 2:57:41 PM PDT by TheBigJ
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To: SubMareener

LTJG Howell Forgy, Chaplain Corps:

Well, I was stationed aboard the USS New Orleans, and we were tied up at 1010 dock in Pearl Harbor when we were attacked again. We were having a turbine lifted, and all of our electrical power wasn’t on, and so when we went to lift the ammunition by the hoist, we had to form lines of men — form a bucket brigade — and we began to carry the ammunition up through the quarterdeck into the gurneys, and I stood there and directed some of the boys down the port side and some down the starboard side, and as they were getting a little tired, I just happened to say, “Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.” That’s all there was to it.


My thoughts: The Lord helps those who help themselves (not actually in the Bible, but consistent with scripture). If He doesn’t call me home in the rapture or via the normal means, He wants me to stay here and live to do His work. Who am I to (1) argue, or (2) fall short of what I could accomplish for Him.

I will be armed as needed. That is not the center of my life, but to be an easy target would be to fail in using the gifts He gave me. To fail to arm myself would be to put my family and my neighbors at risk, giving predatory criminals an advantage over decent people. I don’t believe that is what God wants from me.

I will also center my life around God and around His will.

Like 22:35-38 And He said to them, “When I sent you without money bag, knapsack, and sandals, did you lack anything?” So they said, “Nothing.” Then He said to them, “But now, he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one. For I say to you that this which is written must still be accomplished in Me: ‘And He was numbered with the transgressors.’For the things concerning Me have an end.” So they said, “Lord, look, here are two swords.” And He said to them, “It is enough.”

As I read that passage, (1) we are supposed to arm ourselves when necessary, and (2) we are supposed to arm ourselves in moderation (two swords are enough, in other words, we shouldn’t have a huge arsenal that requires most of our time and resources to maintain and to stay proficient).


122 posted on 10/11/2013 3:04:34 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: TheBigJ
Would recommend flat nose solid loads for penetration for .380, doesn’t accelerate enough for hollowpoints.

Horsehockey. I took a deer with a .380 firing JHP ammo.

123 posted on 10/11/2013 3:17:14 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
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To: Sarajevo

Well good to hear. They can go down with .22 as well. I’m going by what I’ve read, reports from Brazil where citizens are allowed to carry .380 loading and the poor results.


124 posted on 10/11/2013 3:25:31 PM PDT by TheBigJ
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To: kyperman

My choices:

1. A high-powered rifle with some range - 30-06, 30-30, .308 win, or similar. Quality scope recommended. This gives range and knock-down power.

2. A second serious rifle, such as the AR-15 in .223 or 5.56, with combat capability but lighter/cheaper(???) ammo. Red dot or otherwise holographic sight a good idea. [Optional]

3. An inexpensive to shoot rifle, especially a .22LR. Iron sights may be the best answer for quick target acquisition if you are a decent shot. The Henry Survival rifle is a nice option in this category, as if the Ruger 10/22, but there are hundreds of other good choices, whether both action or semi-automatic. I would suggest some but not all ammo in subsonic to avoid disturbing the peace.

4. A pistol that is light enough to carry continuously but in a reasonably high and common caliber - .38, .357, 9mm, .45 Colt, or .45 ACP.

5. A shotgun, in 12 gauge for most people, for home defense. Either a pump like the Rem. 870, or a good, reliable semi-automatic is great. Extended magazine preferred.

6. A pistol that is sturdy enough to pack a punch and shoot well, in a reasonably high and common caliber - .38, .357, 9mm, .45 Colt, or .45 ACP. [Optional]

As far as I am concerned, two of the above are optional, anything extra is mostly for recreation or for other family members and neighbors. I’ve read several comments that the pistols are only so you can fight your way back to the long guns you should have been carrying to begin with, but I don’t quite agree. There are times when carrying a long gun would draw too much attention, and the pistols are for those times.


125 posted on 10/11/2013 4:04:29 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: rktman

We FReepers are notoriously unlucky when it comes to watercraft & firearms ;-)


126 posted on 10/11/2013 4:21:19 PM PDT by LadyBuck (If your name isn't on a list already, you should be ashamed.)
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To: jboot

No but you can make most of the parts out of a couple of shovels and a few springs.


127 posted on 10/11/2013 4:30:35 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: mikeus_maximus

So you don’t feel a need to protect your loved ones?


128 posted on 10/11/2013 4:34:41 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Lazamataz

Ar 15 with an Adams Arms piston kit tuned in and a CMMG .22lr conversion kit with four mags and 1000 rounds of Super subsonic in 60 grain for the .22 and 1000 rounds of 55 grain Soft point for the AR15, with at least six mags always loaded. Pistol should be a Sig P6 or P226 and a Ruger SR.22 is nice also, for light weight pocket carry around the house.


129 posted on 10/11/2013 4:40:19 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: clamper1797
Shame I was out in the parking lot in-between several large trucks. Camera probably couldn’t see us

You're lucky.

I think I got caught by one of Obama's drones!


130 posted on 10/11/2013 4:43:47 PM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: SubMareener

I’m sorry,

you’re comment sounds a bit off

must be a rapture fan,,

let me ask,
you expect to be taken away before a climactic period,correct?
Jesus asked to have “this cup” removed,what makes You so special?


131 posted on 10/11/2013 4:49:47 PM PDT by Big Red Badger ( - William Diamonds Drum - can You Hear it G man?)
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To: Paladin2
...so old guys with bad hearing won't incur further damage.

It's a medical device! Now, if we can get rid of the Obamacare tax on medical devices....

132 posted on 10/11/2013 4:50:23 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: MrB
In the first round of Bammy-ammo-fly-off-the-shelf, 22LR and 12 ga were still available.

Fortunately I picked up a couple of boxes before buying the canoe.

133 posted on 10/11/2013 5:12:14 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: kaehurowing
LOL, that's one of my favorite YouTube Clips.

Don't Suburbans come in a Diesel version?

It's easy to store all sorts of Diesel in old fuel oil tanks.

134 posted on 10/11/2013 5:15:54 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: gundog
"It's a medical device!"

That's IT!

I'm calling my 'critter on Monday.

($200 for a pop bottle?_

135 posted on 10/11/2013 5:17:31 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Billthedrill

Forget the overturned canoe, get a punt.


136 posted on 10/11/2013 5:23:45 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Oil filters work, too, and come in all sizes.


137 posted on 10/11/2013 5:45:00 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice
"Marlin model 60 .22lr. "

Those are good if you have a couple and a wench to reload them.

17/18 rounds in some models and no mag to get you in trouble with Boxer et.al.

138 posted on 10/11/2013 5:48:52 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: PoloSec
Use this until you can get to the A-10 gun.


139 posted on 10/11/2013 5:56:16 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ZULU

You said; “and a Roman Gladius for that “up close” feeling.”

Check out “Cold Steel” Machetes [real cheap] they have one and after handling it will chop Z” both ways ... but then again the real one was for stabbing.


140 posted on 10/11/2013 5:58:29 PM PDT by alphadog (2nd Bn. 3rd Marines, Vietnam, class of 68)
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To: jboot

>>You want a gun chambered in the same caliber that the enemy uses,<<

DHS carries AR-15’s and 16’s. They do consider you as their enemy so you should do the same.


141 posted on 10/11/2013 6:30:36 PM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- <<http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: ZULU

Spears and tomahawks are also handy “silent” weapons to have around.


142 posted on 10/11/2013 7:05:07 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: B4Ranch
"They do consider you as their enemy so you should do the same."

As an OWG that's weird, but unfortunately as a realist these daz quite true.

143 posted on 10/11/2013 7:25:17 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: rktman

I’d throw in a semi pistol in 9 mm, 40S&W or .45 ACP. Maybe a heavy barrel .300 Win Mag. Otherwise your list is good.


144 posted on 10/11/2013 7:49:17 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: LadyBuck

;-)


145 posted on 10/11/2013 7:52:56 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: kyperman

I am in agreement that one needs a “reach out and touch someone” bolt action - I prefer 30-06, a carbine, a tactical shotgun, a Ruger 10/22, a large bore pistol on the hip a high capacity BUG, .22 cal air rifle.

Need knives, tomahawk, machete, crossbow.

I based my BUG on the fact that DHS bought shitloads of .40s&w, so I figured there may be some ammo circulating if things get hot.


146 posted on 10/11/2013 8:25:39 PM PDT by dadgum (Overjoyed to be the Pariah.)
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To: dadgum

I meant to say compound bow, although a crossbow would be fun.

Does anyone know if std issue for DHS is level II fabric? And, will a blade (arrow) penetrate it?

Never forget the nuisance raids that can be accomplished with thermite...


147 posted on 10/11/2013 8:38:52 PM PDT by dadgum (Overjoyed to be the Pariah.)
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To: SubMareener

Jesus isn’t against us defending ourselves, and who’s gonna be left behind?

Last time I read the Bible He’s going to establish His Kingdom here on Earth, so where would we be going if He’s coming here?


148 posted on 10/11/2013 8:50:21 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: All
Sorry boys and girls but I've got you all beat:

Davey Crockett Nuclear Recoiless Rifle

Davey Crockett Tactical Nuclear Recoiless Rifle
149 posted on 10/12/2013 2:57:22 AM PDT by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

Can hit a postcard with a hawk at several paces!


150 posted on 10/12/2013 6:56:24 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama)
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