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Old 03-06-2011, 11:11 PM
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Default Moving to alaska.

This means I'll need some guns.

I would like to have a handgun, rifle and shotgun.

Now I haven't played with any guns since 93 so maybe you guys could point some out that are worth while.
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:17 PM
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well, are you looking to live off land and hunt your food? or just for protection?

Prolly a good high powered rifle for hunting/protection like a 270 or 308. Prolly a good shotgun like a 870

No clue on handguns. Glock 18 FTW
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:49 PM
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why alaska?
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:11 AM
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alaska? you gonna be an alcoholic?
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:53 AM
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I'm moving there to enjoy a simpler life. I don't drink so no on that. I will be living off the land as much as I can. Handgun will be for personal protection. When I was young I spent a lot of time living in the country and mountains. I'd like to go back to that lifestyle.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:14 AM
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SW handguns. stay away from glocks. the poly body and more moving parts than you have fingers and toes will not handle alaska. Smith/Wesson handguns have 5 moving parts break down quick and easy and are an all metal construction.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:19 AM
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I wish I could do that ken thats awesome man. I reccomend for a rifle something in 308, .270 or 30-06. also you will want a fluted bolt. NO EXCEPTIONS. It will fuck you over if you dont have one. Now for a pistol, A good guide pistol is going to be a large caliber. Something in .44 mag, .500 S&W Magnum. NOTHING LESS. You can carry a smaller pistol higher capacity for the most dangerous game aka HUMANS. something in .45, 9mm, 10mm, .380, .22.
Now for shotguns. you need 12 gauge, nothing less, get different loads for it as well and leave it at your base. you will not encounter anything you will be able to kill with a shotgun unless you are going to hunt waterfoul or something like that. the different loads to get are 00 buck, and some bird shot. You dont need a high capacity tube mag, 5 rounds+1 willl be plentiful. I carried a mossberg 500 in New mexico on a 1 week trek. and boy it was nice to have.

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SW handguns. stay away from glocks. the poly body and more moving parts than you have fingers and toes will not handle alaska. Smith/Wesson handguns have 5 moving parts break down quick and easy and are an all metal construction.
Glocks have 3 major components. I can take mine down in less than 3 seconds.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:23 AM
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Maybe a nice revolver for out there. Simple and effective. You'll need something with great stopping power. like a S&W Model 29. that chmabers .44 magnum rounds
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:30 AM
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I think DiabloBlanko covered it best for best all around utility in only three firearms.

The most versatile and available rifle round is the .30-06, 12 gauge is the standard in shot guns with many, many options, and for me personally, the .45ACP is the best all around pistol caliber for portability and versatility as well as availability.

I've seen magazine articles where the .30-06 was used for safari hunting, so it will handle anything in Alaska and still have a decent range to it. .308 would be my next choice, a little more accurate but the range is a little less if I remember correctly because of the shorter cartridge.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:32 AM
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thank you sir.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:32 AM
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Maybe a nice revolver for out there. Simple and effective. You'll need something with great stopping power. like a S&W Model 29. that chmabers .44 magnum rounds
A .44 Magnum is a nice cartridge but most pistols I've seen are rather large. If going with a revolver, I would recommend .45 Long Colt. A smaller pistol, but still with a lot of knock down power.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:33 AM
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I hate Glocks. They lock up alot. I own a S&W Baby Eagle, a S&W 357, a Taurus 44, and a Taurus 38. Don't know why I still have the Baby Eagle because I would take my revolvers over it any day. Revolvers are reliable, don't jam, and if you know how to shoot you don't need fast action shots anyway. And other than a 12 gauge I don't know a damn thing about shotguns!
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:54 AM
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lol what glock have you been shooting?
Ive NEVER EVER jammed my Glock 19, ive jammed my other pistols.

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Old 03-07-2011, 10:58 AM
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I've only shot one and it wasn't mine. Maybe it was a different 9mm that jammed, but I thought it was the Glock. I'm probably wrong on that.
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:06 AM
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