Which was and/or is the best personal weapon you ever had?

Another topic to get the grey mater working.
For me .303 as a first choice.
2nd choice would be the SMG.
3rd would be the old 9mm

Game on, now what do you think?
For me the SMG. It was light could be stashed anywhere out of the way & there was next to fcuk all of it to clean. It was also a bit more reasuring than a pistol.

Regards LT.
Lucky to have a folding stock FN SLR whilst at Kelly's Garden in FI
Absolutely the dogs working parts. Wish i'd had it during GW1 and Telic as well.
Remington pump with no. 5 shot. Malaya 1956. Even if a flesh wound when deflected by branch, gangrene got them in a very short while.
HVM_Boy said:
I used a piece of 2 x 4 with a nail through it on a burglar once.

Worked a treat.
Scaffolding pole, crumpled him up a treat! I was naked at the time and he must have wondered what the best-worst-case outcome was likely to be...he-hee.

For military purposes the old Browning was fine but I did like my SLR (wooden furniture, wooden stock). These days its either the Benelli semi-auto or my trusty Silver Pigeon. Oh yes, I can justify the semi-auto especially with all the fox-control I do!
Has to be the SLR. Was in Assault Troop A Sqn 1RTR in Omagh 73/74 and the SLR filled me with confidence. A prodigious man stopper, when hit by an SLR people went down and stayed down!!
Couldn't understand why this was on the RAC forum until I saw the first lot of replies. SMG? seriously? Still if your in a tank, etc.

For me as an Infantryman the SLR was my pride and joy and I have had experience of the .303, the SA 80 and the M16.
The SLR because of its `Presence`,its ability to command respect from all sides.

At the end of a tour in sleepy Belcoo in ´79,a group of 12-14 locals decided that they wanted a scrap,mainly because the RUC had locked one of them up.

As the situation became nasty I C*cked my SLR,shouted Up against the wall,and had to stop the RUC man from joining them!

With a SUIT(early SUSAT) sight it was unbeatable.
Personally I was very fond (not in that way) of my baton gun.

Allowed to actually shoot it at people with out to much fear of being banged up in Colly for 15 years.

Pointed it at a bunch of wannabes in the Killwicki (sp?) estate late one night and the whole mob just ran away. The rest of the brick were all holding SLRs that they wouldn't/couldn't have used as the little shite bags only had milkbottles in their hands.
The SA80.............Ok, i'm never going to get away with that one.

any 7.62 bolt action rifle, i like fighting my wars at a distance, preferably a large distance!

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