The latest meme for gun bloggers comes from Robb Allen, who asks,
What 5 firearms would I purchase, should price nor practicality be an issue?
Uncle has his run at it (with pictures) and I have to say both guys offer up some cool options. If I had an unlimited budget for toys, and could get around the various hurdles of owning NFA weapons particular to my county in North Carolina, I’d probably go with something like these.
1. Beretta 93R
The 93R came to my attention as a teen reader, as I devoured the adventures of pulp fiction hero Mack Bolan, sort of an Americanized James Bond. Bolan’s favored handgun was the 93R, with good reason. The size of a standard M9, it had 21-round extended magazines and 3-shot burst capability. What’s not to love?
2. Browning Automatic Rifle
I’ve had a wanted one of these since I was a kid watching them in war movies. I had a chance to fire one last year, and loved every second of it.
3. Smith & Wesson M76
It might not be much on sex appeal compared to other SMGs, but the American knock-off of the “Swedish K” 9mm subgun is very easy to control and fun to shoot.
It appears that I’ve selected three automatic weapons in a row. Obviously, I’m compensating for the small size of my wallet.
4 De Lisle carbine
I need a fully suppressed WW2 commando weapon cobbled together from a SMLE III, Thompson SMG, and modified 1911 magazines. At 50 yards, the rifle makes no sound at all.
5. Lemat Revolver
The Civil War-era shotgun-pistol was carried by Confederate general J.E.B. Stewart, among others. It gets bonus points for being the inspiration for the pistol carried by mercenary Jayne Cobb on Firefly.
What would be your five?