reply to post by an3rkist
Report the county to G.O.A.L (gun owners action league), they'll take on the fight for you, and they have a lot more pull than you will. I did the
same thing with the town I was claiming residence in, but the process took longer than I liked, so I rented a different apartment in a more gun
friendly town and had my LTC 4 weeks later. Either way you're going to be waiting a while to get it, the gov't doesn't seem to like making things
easy on the law abiding citizens in the country.
As far as gun choices go:
For my handgun I use a Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan with a 2.6" barrel chambered for .44 mag so I can interchange with 44 spcl as well. The ammo has
gone through the roof for both types of .44's (about .80 a shot as of last week) but I reload my own far better rounds than factory for about .17 a
shot which still makes it practical for me, that coupled with the fact I have about 2000 brass cases. This gun is a bit big for most people to handle
without a lot of practice though, so I would recommend sticking with the Ruger revolvers, they are real workhorses and the epitomy of reliability, but
I would go for a GP-100 in .357 with a 4-6" barrel - very cost friendly (around $300 for a great used gun). I don't think I would settle with just
one handgun though, therefore I also have a backup semi (Sig P220 in .45 acp).
For my rifle I just purchased a Bushmaster AR-15 with a 7.62x39mm upper. I haven't even picked it up at the shop yet it's so new (had to have some
alterations done to it to make it compliant with the liberal policies of the peoples republic.. err... state in which I currently reside). I have no
idea how it shoots or how reliable it is, but I have heard great things about them, and I've always been a fan of the 7.62x39mm cartridge. Getting it
new for $500 off retail helped the decision making process considerably.
I have several shotguns now, 2 12 ga - one pump Winchester and a Browning Auto-5, and a Stoeger side by side 20 ga. I would not like to be in an armed
conflict with any of them really, but the Browning A-5 is a superior hunting shotgun and has earned it's keep since the day I inherited it. I'm
hoping to pick up a Stoeger 2000 semi with a tactical set-up sometime in the not too distant future however, and I think for the price (in the $300
range) it is difficult to beat for function and reliability. After all, Stoeger is made by the same folks who make Benelli now. With the tactical
set-up you can expect 8+1 capacity, coupled with a nice pistol grip stock and some ghost ring sights, this to me would be an ideal weapon for close
As others have mentioned I would definitely not overlook a Ruger 10/22 also. I have one, as does every member of my family. It is an excellent rifle,
very reliable, very accurate, and capable of a lot of firepower. I have 8-10 25 rnd mags for it doubled up and loaded with CCI stingers. I can't
really think of a better weapon for a child or a woman not too familiar with shooting to carry in a Sit-x scenario where a lot of cover fire may be
needed for tactical advantage - a lot of .22's cracking over your head will keep you pinned down just as well as a lot of .223's, and a .22 is still
very capable of mortally wounding or at the very least taking a lot of the fight out of an opponent - not to mention much more precise shot placement
with high rate of fire, still relatively cheap ammo, and the ability to carry a whooole lot of ammo with little space/weight consumption.
No matter what you pick, make sure you have as much ammo as you can afford. The prices are skyrocketing and they will just get worse, presumably the
supply will also shorten up in the not too distant future. I'd rather have ammunition than money if TSHTF because ammo will be a far better currency
in that event, just something to keep in mind.