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If you could only have one gun what would it be and why?

  1. xilver profile image61
    xilverposted 6 years ago

    If you could only have one gun what would it be and why?

  2. silver lining 5 profile image59
    silver lining 5posted 6 years ago

    Hi Xilver,
    Ok, if I could have just one gun, what would it be and why.  I would probably choose a tank, why?  I would choose a tank cause by the time I decided I needed a gun it would be so damn bad out there that a tank would be the only way to survive.  LOL, I don't know a thing about guns but if I did know something about guns I.  Maybe a 38 spl revolver.  I would have to practice though.  I am joking about the tank you realize that right?  Maybe a 357 magnum...., something automatic, shiny and slick.

  3. BobMonger profile image61
    BobMongerposted 6 years ago

    Ok, so let's be practical about this. I'm a rural westerner so guns aren't the big bugaboo they are in your larger cities. In my mind a firearm is just a tool like any other. "The right tool for the right job" I always say. So, for starters handguns are out. I've seen more danged fools shoot themselves or someone they love with one and frankly, I don't see the need for them. For practicality sake I'd go with the 12 gauge Sega. It can be used to hunt birds such as duck and pheasant; with slugs it makes a fair deer hunting piece of you can get in close enough so a person will need some hunting skills to make any true use of it. For personal protection it would be very effective, if a bit messy, and wouldn't have the tendency to penetrate multiple walls like the more high powered handguns and rifles do.
    Growing up in my home we had 6 firearms. My dad had his 30.06 and 12 gauge double barrel-one for large game and one fowling piece-and a .357 magnum handgun. Not for protection, just in case that deer you dropped wasn't quite dead yet and at close range the .06 would blood shoot the meat and ruin it. There was an old Remington .22 for general target plinking and the occasional rodent control. That was the gun I learned to  shoot with and take care of until I got my first 30.30 repeater. A good gun for hunting at close range as it was light and rugged, a handy thing in mountainous terrain or dense brush, but could still bring down a deer in one shot. My sister had a little single shot .410 that was good for small game such as rabbit or chukkar and the odd rattle snake. Everyone I knew had a similar number and types at home. It was no big deal.

  4. stephaniedas profile image91
    stephaniedasposted 6 years ago

    Hmm, I actually don't know anything about guns. I guess I'd want something to hunt with, because the times when I'll actually need to use it to defend myself will be minimal.

    But to be honest, I'd much rather have a bow and arrow and be able to use it. Seems like more fun to me!

  5. ronhi profile image74
    ronhiposted 6 years ago

    Whats a .36? I keep reading about it in novels...lol am ignorant when it comes to guns

  6. ThunderKeys profile image64
    ThunderKeysposted 6 years ago

    I would probably select a gun that shoots very loosely packed but substantial bundles of 1-hundred dollar bills.

    My gun would have a switch on it for a second and third setting; - to gently shoot out highly nutritious but incredibly fresh vegetarian-wraps, and to squirt ice-cold spring water by the cup full; - mmmmmm good!

  7. Escobana profile image73
    Escobanaposted 6 years ago

    Coming from Holland and now living in Spain, I'd say....No guns at all.

    I can't imagine myself living in a world, where laws make it possible to be able to choose for one gun or more, keeping these guns at home.

    Self defence, hunting or some other reason to have a gun for, to me seems a waist of money. I know it's normal in America. There's no way back.

    I'm just happy I don't have to worry about such a choice like that.