A truck gun? Like this one?
A truck gun? Like this one?
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Already have a real AR-7, made by Armalite, fun little gun and it's head and shoulders better in quality of make then the Charter Arms or the Henry version but it's still a bit of a toy.
The M6 hasn't been made in years, when you can find them they're prohibitively expensive and I can't get past the whole trigger/lever thing personally.
I could be wrong, it's happened before but I don't think the Stevens combo guns are available any more either. Is Stevens even a company any more?
And for what it's worth, none of the above offer the storage room, ease of use, simpleness of the H&R in my opinion. I've got a stainless steel/polycarbonate stock Ruger 10-22 that I've modified a bit, made the butt plate removable and I use the hollow stock to store extra ammunition and some survival tools too but I like the idea of the larger round offered by the H&R. Given that it's really just an excuse to buy another rifle that's about all the reasons I can come up with to justify getting one...;^) Ironically, the H&R doesn't cost all that much more than the Ruger did.
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I almost always have one on me but I also keep a PA63 in a lockbox. Depending on where I'm going I'll throw a long gun in the truck; the two that get carried the most are a Marlin Papoose 22.LR or a H&R 20ga that I chopped at 18.5" and had threaded for a choke tube. It's also got a set of Choate synthetic furniture on it, a sling and a cheap nylon buttcuff holding five extra rounds. With the addition of the choke tube and a modified choke it's amazingly versatile- before the choke tube it'd barely hit the side of a barn with birdshot.
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honestly, a cheap rugged gun that I keep in my truck is the High Point 995 (9mm carbine). cheap ammo, eats anything, ghost ring sights that work really well. the only setback I see is the 10 round mag.
If I could have found a kel-tec sub2000 I would have gotten one of those. I did pay only $150 for my HP used though.
Very interesting indeed! I have a stainless T/C Encore with the .45LC/.410 pistol barrel.
I looked for an M6 for a while too and found the same thing - too expensive for a gun that will see real use. Collectors are snapping them up so the supply is low. The "lever trigger" was designed to be easily used with mittens in cold climates but I agree, not my cup of tea either.
Sucks we can't carry handguns in the bush with us up here this side of the border, otherwise it'd be my Citadel .45. Cheap, reliable, and good enough for truck use.
I usually have my Ruger 10/22 or Marlin .45/70 GG with me. Fairly compact, hits hard enough to drop anything offensive up here, and I don't mind getting it wet or dirty. LR
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I lean towards a 12ga - very versatile and can fire flares as well in emergencies (7.62 tracer rounds being kinda illegal...) Now that Kel-Tec has their bullpup KSG in the market - maybe the NS-2000 will become available in the US (it already is in Canada). 13-15 x 2.75" is more than enough for most things, especially when you can choose buck or slug without skipping a beat.
The Wild West Guns co-pilot packs down real small and can fire .410 for small stuff. Never mind the fancy scope in the PR pic - bears that need to be shot will be to close anyway (15'-ish or they don't need to be culled... you are on their turf)
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