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ANY reference to hunting for food, once the SHTF, is moot. Do ANY of you actually hunt, now?
Actually I do with my chosen "one handgun", and even though I've yet to kill a deer the practical experience and familiarity plus the chance witness first hand how a .45 performs on flesh and bone is the reason I chose it.
 

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Beretta 92A1 with 17 round mag (9mm), or Beretta 96 Vertec Inox with 15 round mags (40 cal)

of course the real avant garde choice would be the KELTEC PLR16 pistol with 30 round mags, 5.56 caliber
 

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WOW, this thread is still alive???? Did not and never will happen, who gives a rats behind.
I guess the 122 people who posted before you did...
 

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Good God.....Half You Idiots on here I WOULDNT want to run into in a Bugout scenario because You either CANT READ , or don't know the difference of a HANDGUN to a Shotgun or Rifle !

The OP set certain Parameters for this scenario and first and foremost was that you could only choose one HANDGUN ! The OP's scenario was also that you couldn't shelter in place !
Come on Guys......read the OP's entire Post before you start posting what isn't even in the scenario....Get with the program !

Now......If things got to the point and this was the scenario of fleeing and total Anarchy.....? I want a LOT of larger firepower in the form of a CZ97 .45 Auto and about 8 loaded mags. I would take as much ammo as I could reasonably carry.

My thinking is this... if it was to this point of chaos....I'm going to be Eliminating someone that wants to harm , rob , steal , or in anyway means ill will , greed , or harm towards me........ I want the firepower and caliber that's plenty for the Job at hand.

I don't see a cozy little survival scenario here in the woods somewhere eating bunnies and squirrels. I'm going to take from the Evil ones, the Hurtful , the thieves , and the Ill intenders..... and give to myself and mine all they possess......CZ97......Lots of 45 Auto.

I do hope my first deserving casualty is carrying a AK , AR , or for that matter ANY kind of center fire rifle.....RIP.
Well reacting to the title of this thread which says one gun, I chose my 12 ga. breach gun. After your rather abrupt mention of the parameters, I went back and re-read the beginning of the correspondence. Upon looking closer at the parameters, I suppose I would grab my 1943 1911-A1 and all the mags and ammo I could readily transport. The old war horse is battle tested and proven, and still shoots better than a lot of new pistols fresh off the shelf. In either case both guns are proven in the field. Maybe since the 12 ga. has a pistol grip and a collapsible stock it will fill the bill anyway. Just a thought.
 

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If you don't like the premises behind the thread, why don't you just move on to another one rather than being rude or disruptive. Please see my prior comments in this thread where I note that FEMA's "ready.gov" site itself often says that some emergencies will call for evacuation while others will call for "sheltering in place". From hurricanes to chemical spills to dirty bomb possibilities, not all disasters are created equal. One does not have to think too hard to imagine a natural or man-made disaster where evacuation to a friend or relative's place in another state is necessary, and open carry of a long arm is impractical.

Firearm ownership is all about two things: recreation (hunting or competing shooting), and risk mitigation. Why someone would show up in a firearm forum and be surprised that people are discussing risk mitigation is beyond me.
 

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Most likely, but I'll never need to..... :confused:


 

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As someone posted if you only go with the legal definition of a handgun, and there was no need for concealment, a Draco, preferrably with a brace. Technically, it is a handgun.
If concealability is an inferred requirement, then a 9mm P226 Elite with stainless frame with the 18 round flush magazines. Threaded barrel with appropriate accessory would be a bonus. Another accessory which does not violate the OPs guidelines, would be a 22LR conversion kit.
 

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Ruger makes a whole series of multi-caliber single action pistols.

They offer .22LR/.22MAG, and 9MM/.357MAG, and .45ACP/.45LC.

One of those might be a good bet. Especially the 9/.357 Blackhawk.

It offers a choice between large and small loads for different purposes, and might make your odds of finding ammo a little better.
 

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My Kimber 1911 .45 acp. If I could bring a long gun, it would be my Rem 870 12 gauge pump shotgun with a variety of slugs, Buck shot, and bird shot.
 

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My H&K MP5K 150 rounds (5X30rd mags) as fast as you can sight'em ,set up with body sling to carry on chest or as backpack ..147gr ..great combat size grouping to 100Yrd + ...all nice n quiet with my quick screw on/off can silencer

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ruger single action convertible. i have both the 4.5" 357/38/9 blackhawk and 5.5" 22lr/wmr single six. im more accurate than i deserve with the s.s., ammo is lighter, and my after market 8 shot 22wmr cylinder by story loaded with speer gold tips is excellent.


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I'll chose my Springfield Armory Model 1911-A1 Cal.45.How's that for just one?lol
 

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I would take my PT99 9MM because I have 3 18 round mags for it and 9mm ammo is pretty common so it would be easy to come by.

FNX 45 tactical would be my choice if I had one lol
 

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Probably my Glock 21sf or Glock 30sf,I'd sure like a couple more along with me. Maybe my Ruger Gp100 6",and my Ruger MKII.
 

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My Ruger Redhawk 45ACP/45 Colt revolver. Shoot both types of ammo accurately. I'd be packing mainly Colt loads but would throw in a few boxes of 45ACP. The Redhawk can shoot some stout Colt loads!!!
 

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My M9, High cap, and I happen to have lots and lots of Mags
 

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Here goes.....44 Redhawk 7.5" barrel. Even if I have to bug out of the house at some point you'll have to hunker down somewhere even if it's temporary. Rested on a log it's a 100 yard rifle. Can easily knock down larger game for occasional meat.

I would however kiss, bag and bury my other handguns and pray they'd still be there on my return.

Now if each member of the family gets to carry we'd have a 44, 45, 40 and a 22. The nine gets left behind.

It's not populous where we live so large firefights probably wouldn't happen. Find a spring for fresh water and don't wander too far from it.

That's the plan anyway.
 
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