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I started a thread on a 3 gun arsenal and there are some interesting comments there. Some have commented also on a single gun arsenal, so I figured, why not start a thread on that too?

I am not a preppy, but I think I understand where they are coming from. So, when the apocalypse comes (Zombie or otherwise) and you could choose only one gun to keep, what would it be?

I would say 12 gauge.

Tied for a distant second place in the 1 gun SHTF arsenal would be either a .22 long rifle or a .357 magnum carbine.
 

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12Ga semi auto.

PS: If there were such a thing as zombies... I'd go a 22 cal air rifle. Requires no cartridges, enough energy to kill them, can cast all the ammo you want from wheel weights which would be everywhere.


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12 gauge
 

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If it's the end of the world I may just jump ship and go on the side of the zombies. Really don't have anything to lose and guns are kinda complicated anyway.

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12ga, with it you can come up with more combinations of rounds from bird shot to slugs that will do in just about any animal on the face of the earth.

It would be a little hard to take a AR platform rifle bird hunting and expect it to perform like a shotgun but a shotgun loaded with a full magazine of buck shot would do a lot of damage.
 

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Not to get all technical here, but I assume you mean .22 Long Rifle?

.22 Longs are rare as hens teeth nowadays. You'll find more .22 Shorts than .22 Long.

I also bring this up cuz some fellers may not realize there is a difference.

Don't get us started on .22 Win Autos....
 

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Not to get all technical here, but I assume you mean .22 Long Rifle?

.22 Longs are rare as hens teeth nowadays. You'll find more .22 Shorts than .22 Long.

I also bring this up cuz some fellers may not realize there is a difference.

Don't get us started on .22 Win Autos....
Yes .22 LR!
 

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12 gauge pump that is capable of handling 3 1/2" shells and a set of screw in chokes. That configuration will let you shoot pretty much any 12 gauge shell you find anywhere in the US. It is also easily capable of bringing down any animal in North America within it's capable range. A bison would be a little tough but face it, a slug to the head of a bison and he's going nowhere but down. Heck as a kid I even used my shotgun once or twice to fish with. Walking along the bayou edge and get 5-10 yards from a couple of fish and blast between them, belly up! We used to shoot gars a lot with our 22's as well. The concussion from a .22LR Hollow Point really does a number on fish just a few inches under the water.

However since I don't have to restrict myself to 1 single gun for the zombie apocalypse I am good to go.
 

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If your talking Zombie apocalypse I guess a 22 would work as long as it had a bayonet attached. For those close encounters. O-|-O I've watched the walking dead real men use a crossbow.
 

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Not to get all technical here, but I assume you mean .22 Long Rifle?

.22 Longs are rare as hens teeth nowadays. You'll find more .22 Shorts than .22 Long.

I also bring this up cuz some fellers may not realize there is a difference.

Don't get us started on .22 Win Autos....
But, if everyone was zombies you could rummage through houses for ammo. Or go to sportsmans and get the stash they horde in the back....

Depends on the energy needed to kill a zombie. Not sure a .22 would do it. They pretty much need to be blown up. For that reason, I may select a rocket and/or grenade launcher with bayonet attached. I feel like a posse might let me join if I had one of those for big groups....

Edit: Really, I just wish I could pick the guitar case from desperado...
 

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You guys are overthinking the zombie thing... a good shot of Krylon Spray paint to the eyes pretty much elimates the threat won't it? Also in zombie lore, after a few weeks of "rotting" the skulls get soft, hence in TWD shows its so easy for everyone to do the quick knife stab above the ear... a Benjamin pellet rifle would be pretty effective, quiet, cast more pellets from all the abandoned car wheel weights.


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