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Old 05-07-2011, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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I of course, have my own opinions on this but I am interested in hearing yours
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:51 PM
 
Location: SWUS
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My opinion? I do believe that a survival/disaster kit. What happens if it's such a huge mess that you can't just go to the store and get more food? What if it's something REALLY big? I'm not advocating a ton of different firearms and ammunition, but I would recommend at least getting a nice little semi-auto 22, with a couple boxes of ammunition (you can buy 22 ammo in 500-round blocks, so.. maybe two or three.)
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:10 PM
 
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Better to have it, and not need it than to need it and not have it.

You should ask if it should be a .45 or a 9mm for more responses.
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Wandering in the West
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Only if you're willing to use it, if the need arises, and only if you're willing to spend the time and money to practice, practice, practice until you're an excellent shot. If not, the money would probably be better spent on other things.
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:13 PM
 
Location: GOVERNMENT of TRAITORS & NAZIS
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well now that you asked...I vote yes..
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Dublin, CA
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Absolutely, positively, yes...
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Um. Yes. Although once you start, it's hard to stop!

We started with two .22 rifles. Fun and easy to shoot on the property, got rid of the wild dog population that was trying to eat our chickens.

After two men tried to run me off of the road late one night, I bought the sweetest little .38 S&W. small but deadly looking - the next two times someone accosted me, I didn't even have to fire it.

Then I won a shotgun in a raffle. It kicked my butt; I am very short and tiny, and even burying it in my shoulder and shooting one barrel at a time, it knocked me back. DH can use it though.

So I bought a 30.30. Nice; easier to shoot. Now I can hunt the turkeys and deer without ending up with a butt full of cactus spines.

Guns are important for survival. Even if you never have a home invasion, are never attacked, they are handy to have in case there is something live that needs to be dead; like a skunk, coyote, snake, wild or rabid dog, etc.
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:37 AM
 
Location: 125 Years Too Late...
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Another "yes" vote.

The Great Equalizer in a self-defense situation, but just as important, it makes hunting far less time and energy intensive should the need arise. Personally, I've never really been a huge "gun junkie" over the years (I have always liked historical firearms, though), but they are undeniably critical in a SHTF situation. Now this "not really a huge gun junkie" has accumulated four of them in various flavors.
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:16 PM
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Location: Cody, WY
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Here's my primary survival item. It's what I carry when I can't carry, and when I can, it's my backup. it disappears in a pocket. It's 5 1/4" long. If that's too big, check out their smaller guns.

North American Arms

If you have this, you can protect what you have. Should anarchy reign, you can get what you don't have.

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Old 05-08-2011, 01:23 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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only if you're willing to spend the time and money to practice, practice, practice until you're an excellent shot.
If someone's not a great shot then a shotgun with buckshot would probably be the best choice.
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