posted on Dec, 11 2008 @ 12:17 PM
Nothing against the 1911 or even my carry gun, XD-40. But if I only had one gun, realisticly, I would pick a .44 mag, preferably with a 4-5 inch
barrel and in stainless. In fantasy land I would grab something like a Atlantic Firearms Krinkov Pistol. Uses the same ammo as my regular sized AK.
The 44, where I live, ammo is abundant. I cant see myself needing 19 rounds to take down what I am shooting at, enemy mobs, bears, other game, etc...
If I did, add a few speed loaders and I'm set. Enough stopping power for whatever I need. Revolvers dont break or need the type of service an auto
The Krinkov, while not an ideal hunting weapon, would certainly lay down enough firepower to simply cut my target in half. Again, in some areas,
7.62x39 may be hard to come by, but I happen to have a good deal of it and it seems as though every person in my general area owns at least one AK or
The .357 is a good choice as well. Two types of ammo is very beneficial, however, if I want only one gun, and am looking for pure stopping power, I
would upgrade to the 44 over the .357, but thats a personal choice.
As for a .22. I can see some benefits of that. Ammo is everywhere, would be perfect for small targets such as rabbits, birds, etc... as for defense,
no one likes to get shot, but some nut on PCP wont be deturred. Things I dont like about a .22 would be no stopping power, inabilty to drop large
game (its easier to kill one moose for 800lbs of meat than 800 rabbits) and the fact the brass cant be reloaded. Seriously, if I'm starving to death
and charging you, you pull out a .22, I'm still coming, you pull out a .460 all you will see is tailfeathers.