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John Joseph 12-21-2019 07:06 PM

Here's what happened in Eastern Europe after the Nazis were defeated.
After the Red Army took what they wanted,
armed gangs of hooligans went about prowling.
There was little police in large cities and none in the countryside, and no courts or criminal justice system.
NGOs like the YMCA and churches were the only social orders that were operational.
Firearms were handy for food gathering and as a last ditch defense against murderers/rapists/and other no-goodniks which presented an immediate and serious threat.

People made due with what they had and found strength in their faith, families and vocational guilds.
Nobody successfully "took on" the Red Army any more than they could the Nazis (other than the marquis) and hooligans were left to take what they wanted unless it offended moral sensibilities.
I know this from personal interviews conducted with survivors from that era.

ChuckC 12-30-2019 08:37 PM


Originally Posted by scubadad (Post 12923170)
I will just find my first wife and hide behind her. Once she starts bitching and whining the bad guys will run away or shoot themselves.

Starter wives can be useful.

RED HORSE 01-02-2020 04:14 PM

I'm psychically handicapped and old. IF the SHTF I'm staying put and will rely on .45 1911, 12 gauge Coach double barrel and my trusty old M-1 Garand. Not exotic but each very reliable and each very lethal.

Miles42 02-16-2020 11:04 PM

i'm 77 years old so if SHTF i'm not going far. i have ammo at home that will outlast this old fart

AtlasFired 02-22-2020 12:44 PM

I'd have to go with the ppk/s. The b.u.g is just going to be a little more substantial...

Amos Iron Wolf 02-22-2020 11:37 PM

If I read the OP correctly it's about the absolute last gun we would grab for SHTF. Not the first, but the gun you would only reach for if there was NOTHING else available.

I'd probably not be grabbing the H&R single shot .410 unless there was nothing left. Probably not the original company Charter Arms Bulldog .44 Special. Great gun, but limited ammo on hand for it and not much chance of finding any in post fan. Plus until I loctite that one screw it starts to hang up one the screw squirms a little.

I'd grab the S&W M&P Bodyguard .380 before one of those. And it's way down on the post fan grab list for anything more than a hideout gun.

dph1980 02-23-2020 07:22 AM

The last things I'd grab would be my NAA 22 mag, Ruger Wrangler, or Heritage Rough Rider. The first things I'd grab would be my P229 and probably my 10/22. I'd try to grab an AR too if I could.

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SC shooter 02-23-2020 10:50 AM

Beretta 950 Jetfire in .25acp

Islanderflyer 03-22-2020 07:52 PM

Probably my xp-100. Single shot bolt action pistol in an odd ball caliber. Just not real practical. But I love it anyway.

DaveVK 03-22-2020 08:23 PM

New Orleans Ace -- Black Powder pistol. Sill an unfinished kit, a gift from several years before packing in a box now still unopened in preparation for my move into my current home purchased on 9/11/01!

BTW, the NAA .22LR/WMR MINI might actually come along BEFORE the Beretta 21a -- at least I can hit the broad side of the barn with it!

1911crazy 03-23-2020 07:31 AM

A shtf gun? Riot shotgun 00 buck.

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