Pretend the world went to sh_t today, and you could only choose one weapon for everyday life in what's left of civilization. Which weapon would you choose and why
This was a tough choice. I was torn between a pistol and a shotgun. I went with the pistol because:
1) I can conceal a pistol. The above mentioned situation would make guns highly sought-after & I'd be a target if I'm visably toting a rifle or shotgun.
2) Pistol ammo is more compact, thus I can carry more.
I would choose a NON-MATCH GRADE 1911 .45acp made by Para Ordinance, Springfield Armory or a similar in quality manufacturer.
I want a quality piece, but not
one with specs so tight it risks malfunction or being picky on the ammo I feed it, (since ammo will probably be scarce, I have to use what I find).
I choose the .45acp round because it's quite common and easy to find, plus it's big enough to have stopping power for defense or hunting. I know a rifle or shotgun would be a much better choice for hunting, but I think it's more important to be able to conceal the weapon for the reasons mentioned above.
I choose the 1911 because I want the resilience and durability of less moving parts, and all metal construction. Also, ergonomically speaking, nothing feels better in my hand (I've got more range time with a 1911 than any other). I just like the weight of the metal frame, it absorbs more of the kick, which makes it more accurate for my shooting style. I know polymer-frame guys will tell me to work on my grip and not rely on the weight of the piece, but I just like feel of cold metal! Plus, I give you the George Forman Guarantee that I'm one of the most accurate shooters you'll find on the range, if I have my 1911!
I'm not saying my choice is right... in fact I want to read what you would choose and why
... I just think it's an interesting topic and makes for great discussion/debate.
Anyway... that's my 2 cents...