Skip to comments.If you only own 1 gun, own this 1 (Ruger 10/22)
Posted on 01/23/2013 11:08:08 AM PST by Perseverando
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Gun ownership is a hot topic right now. There is no doubt our constitutional right to bear arms is under assault. Legal gun owners are being singled out, scrutinized and publicly black-listed.
The imminent threat of more gun bans and restrictions has prompted many law-abiding citizens to evaluate their arsenals. The newly proposed ban bills have compelled many to stock up on certain guns, accessories and calibers of ammunition.
Though certainly not intentional, this is the first thing Obama has done in five years to stimulate our economy. The line to get into the gun show near where I live this past weekend was a quarter mile long. Many people who have never even owned guns are among the throngs of new gun shop customers. The firearms business is booming!
As you take inventory of your firearms, Id like to present you with a question. If you could only have one gun, what would it be?
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Granted, there is no one gun that excels in every category: self-defense, large and small game hunting, hostile combat, maneuverability, weight, accuracy, affordability, durability and ease of use.
I look at guns, however, from the perspective of long-term survival. I buy guns for their function. If I could only have one gun to meet as many of my survival needs as possible, it would without question be a Ruger 10/22 rifle. If you dont already own a Ruger 10/22, let me explain why you need one in your gun cabinet.
First, the Ruger 10/22 is a semi-automatic rim-fire rifle chambered in .22 long-rifle ammunition. It comes standard with a 10-round magazine. The barrel
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Every freedom loving home in America should have one of these rifles.
OK Freepers, have at it. Gotta run. Out of the man cave for the day. Later!
Do we need our primitive weapons?
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I was hoping to get one sometime soon. We shall see.
Crappy design when it comes to bolt hold-open and mag release. Plenty of suppressors available tho.
I agree. The grab and go gun is the Ruger 10/22 (bull barrel tactical). The ARs, the 9mms, the 308s, the 45s, etc. etc. can stay home.
Put a big scope on a 10-22 and you can aggravate varmints way out there.
Here is a test of 22LR where the round completely penetrated a whole turkey wrapped in 3 layers of denim (3 in, 3 out) at 250 yards.
That's not just "better than nothing" it's pretty damn good if you can't afford something bigger. ~$225 at Walmart, ~$300 for the take down.
"I never meant for simple civilians to have my 20 or 30 round magazines or my folding stock." ~ Bill Ruger
"I see nothing wrong with waiting periods." ~ Bill Ruger
It seems wrong to give this guy's company your very first or last gun business.
I think I would choose a high quality 12 gauge auto or pump shotgun but I think the 10/22 is also a good choice.
I’m a bit dubious of the .22lr as a self defense cartridge. While it certainly can kill someone, it doesn’t tend to do it in a really timely fashion. It’s more of a bleed out kind of round.
I bought one last Friday to go with my Marlin 60. Unfortunately, you can’t find a single bullet anywhere in East Texas except shotgun shells, deer cartridges, and a few obscure pistol rounds.
I received a Ruger 10/22 for my 12th birthday! No background check, no nothin! I love that gun, but wouldn’t rely on it for security.
The next year I walked to the local hardware store in my little village and bought my own Mossberg 20 gauge c-lect choke, again with no background check or anything.
Oh lordy, how have I survived so far!
If I was limited to just 1 gun, I would want it to be a 12ga pump shotgun. Or a 30-06. With reloads you could load it down to the power level of your 10/22. It’s hard to pick just one. They’re just tools. Just like hammers. Pick the right one for the job at hand.
I cast my vote for the M-1 Garand.