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Not ideal but can you make it work
1. Single shot 12 ga shotgun break action with 18" barrel 47%  47%  [ 15 ]
2. Single action copy of Colt Peacemaker in 45colt with 6 " brl 53%  53%  [ 17 ]
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So it's the starting phase of total breakdown of society due to the Zombie epidemic. You were caught visiting your (distant relatives, parents in law, people you know but not all that well) without any weapons on hand. They are leaving, but you can't go with them for reasons. They feel bad about abandoning you but can only offer you one of two choices for a firearm with 50 rounds. You are let's say 250 miles away from your home, which is your destination to save (insert person worth saving). Which will you take and why? You won't be able to change weapons till you make it home, for reasons ,so make a choice.
You can get a quick six shots (or 5 if you want to be safe) with a slow reload or a fast reload but have to reload it every shot.
The colt comes with hardcast lead ammo
The shotgun comes with 00 buck

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As tempting as Buckshot would be, I'll take the Colt with the slow reload.

I have a SA revolver and it can be handy. Plus it is more compact and convenient to operate. Only issue would be the blade sight since those can be zonky since I'm use to typical 3 dot. But up close, say 10 feet, should still be able to get eye shots on a Zed. But since it won't pack a massive wallop spread like 00 Buck, I'd have to pick shots and make sure I'm not just blasting.

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Colt. 5 over 1. (I am going to be safe). Do I get a holster? I wanna holster!

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I am taking the shotgun. It's pretty powerful. A long gun might scare off the bad humans we could run into better than a pistol. Also while I know the revolver is pretty accurate if I have to hit a zombie in the head I think 00 buck is much easier to do it with. The one thing that concerns me is the one shot action. If it was a double barrel it's no contest but it's not. If I am in an enclosed area it pretty much becomes a club. I can't Imagine the terror of trying to reload a Single action while being attacked by flesh eating Zombies. After the 5 rounds (safety first :crazy: ) It turns into a hammer.

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Sing Shot 12 ga. I am far better with a single shot shotty under stress than I am with the SA Colt.

Also, you watch and skip a bit in this video, and you can see some of Clint Smith running a single shot pretty quick. There used to be a good clip of him around YT, but I can't find it now.


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Yeah... but you still get 6 rounds (I'm living dangerous, it's the ZPAW) without reloading even if that one shotgun reload is quicker.

I'm thinking of running from trouble, and using the revolver to clear a path if I must. So if I do fire (since I gotta go 250 miles on 50 boolits), it's gonna be since a Zed is closing in on me in the path that I want to take... which means I want that follow up shot almost instantaneous.

And for scaring badguys, I'd be more afraid of a 6 gun than a single shot. But I still wouldn't mess with either.

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I just meant from a distance a long gun vs a Revolver. If you don't have a scope or binoculars that could be a bolt action or lever gun which is a little bit more firepower. You might also try to make it appear that way if possible.

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I just meant from a distance a long gun vs a Revolver. If you don't have a scope or binoculars that could be a bolt action or lever gun which is a little bit more firepower. You might also try to make it appear that way if possible.


Very true. Plus I doubt the average-joe-criminal really knows the difference in a high stress situation.

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This one was easy(and no sand too). Colt. Spells it's own name as you cock it.

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Can I have the weapon that won't knock me on my ass when I fire it?

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I honestly have never fired a Colt single action but many frontier women did and seemed okay with it. The 12 ga is a different story. With standard pressure rounds in a lighter 18" size a smaller framed person might be better off with the Colt. It's not ideal as the post states but you have to make do. That said Bonnie Clyde ( I think was 5'3 and 109 lbs, could be wrong) handled a sawed off shotgun and a BAR just fine.

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LyraJean wrote:
Can I have the weapon that won't knock me on my ass when I fire it?


12 gauge singles hurt...

But a Colt Peacemaker isn't too bad. Old .45 Long Colt rounds have the same energy as a .45 ACP, and in a heavy revolver it isn't too bad. You just gotta let it roll in your hands to absorb the recoil.

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JeeperCreeper wrote:

12 gauge singles hurt...


They can.

Shot does not bother me much.

Slugs suck. I have had them jar me so hard my glasses left my face, hung in mid air a half-second, and dropped onto the shotgun. This has happend quite a few times in my pursuit of whitetails in Iowa using a single shot 12 ga and slugs. It has a 24 inch barrel, but the thing is super light weight. My single shot 20ga Snake Charmer with 18-20 inch barrel was much heavier.

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So I took advice and chose the colt because I'm 4'10" and 115 lbs or so. A weapon doesn't do me any good if it takes me out when I try to use it.

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LyraJean wrote:
So I took advice and chose the colt because I'm 4'10" and 115 lbs or so. A weapon doesn't do me any good if it takes me out when I try to use it.



Found your gun... it's Russian!!

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LyraJean wrote:
So I took advice and chose the colt because I'm 4'10" and 115 lbs or so. A weapon doesn't do me any good if it takes me out when I try to use it.



Found your gun... it's Russian!!

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I'll take the shotgun. I cut my teeth shotgunning with a break open 12. That won't be a problem.

I think the shotgun will make a better melee weapon. All my bayonet training in the Army can be put to use. :twisted: :roll:

I would cut the barrel off at 45 degrees to have a spear point but with half the choke gone I'd probably be able to shoot around corners with the pattern.

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I'll take the Peacemaker, I have a longtime love affair with single action revolvers. Plus if I can get (or fashion) a holster I'll have both hands free.
Any chance my friends/family will let me have a kitchen knife to fashion a short spear?

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I like the way you think/ But Twizzler he don't allow no knifes or (lobster) forks.

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:| No, pick one or the other. No holsters, spears, knives, lobsters or potato guns. To be kind I will allow you a pizza cutter, enjoy.
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I'll take the Peacemaker, I have a longtime love affair with single action revolvers. Plus if I can get (or fashion) a holster I'll have both hands free.
Any chance my friends/family will let me have a kitchen knife to fashion a short spear?

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:| No, pick one or the other. No holsters, spears, knives, lobsters or potato guns. To be kind I will allow you a pizza cutter, enjoy.
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I'll take the Peacemaker, I have a longtime love affair with single action revolvers. Plus if I can get (or fashion) a holster I'll have both hands free.
Any chance my friends/family will let me have a kitchen knife to fashion a short spear?
TOLD YOU. He's a stickler for the rules. ........ :clownshoes:

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I swear these are the most fun threads. Reminds me of high school lunch table discussion... Marry, Bang, Kill... but with zombie scenarios...

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Never hurts to ask. :wink:

I'll still go with the Peacemaker, besides being comfortable with a single action revolver the lighter less bulky ammo is a plus in my book. If they won't let me have a knife a book bag is probably also a no go (I'm starting to have second thoughts about visiting these people :vmad: I'll take you up on that pizza cutter, maybe I'll team up with a pizza delivery driver on my way home.

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