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OK. If I'm going to be a member here, I might as well post instead of lurk.

Katrina made me think. If a disaster was about to happen, which guns would I grab and go with?

Sentiment has almost trumped logic. Of all my guns that should be choices, here's 3 (2 are pistols - thus the post here on PW) that might go first:

S&W K22: Got it from my grandfather before he died. It was a gift to him from his brother who was a corporate pilot. Upon my grandmother's death and subsequent housecleaning prior to liquidating the estate, my mother found the receipt for this pistol. My great-uncle had purchased it in Duluth, MN on 12/16/57.

Colt Police Positive, .32-20: Another gun from my grandfather. I have no idea where he got it, but remember when I was a kid riding to and from his shop with him, it was always in his money bag. In its existence, it saw much apparent use and abuse...chipped grip, pits, and the front iron looks like somebody tried to bust up a sidewalk with it...I wish it could talk.

Winchester 67-22: My great-grandfather (that, when he fell in the nursing home just prior to his death, a slug was found buried in his broken hip bone that nobody had ever heard how it got there) gave this one to me when I was about 7 or 8 years old. A real tackdriver, but spent a lot of time on the fender of a tractor and looks like it.



As self-defense and tools of survival, these are pitiful compared to many other excellent choices I have readily available, but they're the ones I could never replace. It would be very difficult to leave them behind.

Anybody given similar circumstances much thought?
 

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Tom,
Not to get anything started here but,if ya had as much warning that we had for Katrina,you'd have time to get all or most of your "non replaceable" items to higher ground. If it were some thing like a toronado or earthquake,self preservation should take over. If I were taking one or two to protect my self and family with, my choice would be a shotgun, 12 gauge preferrably.

Welcome aboard. Post like this should get us all thinking!

HWD
 

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Paul F. said:
For me, it would be the 12 ga and either of my .45 acp's. :wink:
Hey Paul,

Yes, logic would dictate such. I'd be forced to take one of my 870's and a large frame .357...dependable and in the absense of ammo, they'd make good clubs.

But I'd be crying on my way out.
 

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I think much the same as you did, memories before practicality. The guns I would save would be my 16 ga Citori Upland Special, Marlin Golden 39 in 22LR, Browning/FN in 7x57, Browning A-Bolt in .300 Win mag, S&W 41 in 22 LR, and maybe 12 ga Browning A-5 that was my dad's. I place a value on memories and in situations like this they are just as valid of a reason as use.
 

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I'd just load my guns and leave something/everything else behind.

In a mad rush I'd grab my Fox SxS, my Colt Border Patrol and my Remington 1100 if I had to limit it to three. The Llama jams too frequently and the Ruger Mk II just doesn't serve much use in a situation like that so I'd lean more towards the long guns.

Realistically I would have to leave them all behind because I'd have trouble getting into my safe quickly. This is really depressing. :(
 

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First I would take all of the weapons that hold sentimental value. First my S&W Model 10 .38 Special that was handed down to me by my Grandfather. Second would be my Remington 1100 12ga which was my Fathers and was handed down to him by his Father. Third would be my Springfield Trapdoor, this also used to belong to my Grandfather and it's a true piece of history. Finally for defensive purposes I would chose my 1911 .45ACP along with my Homemade AR15 .223 Rifle :D There are many others that I would want to take that mean something to me but it would make too long of a list :(
 

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Too many guns to list? I just can't relate to that. There is no such thing as too many guns. Ever.

I was just asked if I've bought my last. Hardly, I'm just getting started. Some people will never understand. :roll:
 
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