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Howdy from Texas

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Hey don't worry, that photo is way old. Back from when I used to be a truck driver. Look like a freak to keep the freaks away from you, if you know what I mean.

Anyway, not a total noob, but not an expert. Veteran, always scored Expert in all the marksmanship tests etc. Have a Sig P239 in .357 Sig that I have had for over 20 years, and I love it, would never get rid of it, and pretty disappointed that it was discontinued because I really like the whole DA/SA thing. I digress. Thats not the point of me being here now.

Looking to buy a new rifle soon. Especially before the law gets crazy and we may lose our opportunity again.

If you could only have ONE weapon that is not a handgun, and didn't have money burning a hole in your pocket, and this was the ONE weapon you were going to be stuck with the rest of your life because you either couldn't afford anymore, or they became banned, and had to be a good general-purpose weapon that covered all of your basic criteria, what would you choose?

Bullet points are:
Premium quality but not Oh My God expensive.
Home Defense
Cost of ownership and operation
Possibly suppressible
Something the wife could use
Zombie Apocalypse / National Defense type of weapon.

This is your ONE weapon.
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Welcome from CA (Central Alabama) -- thanks for joining and enjoy your tour.

My choice would be (using your criteria) would be my Glock 19, Gen 4.
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Welcome from CA (Central Alabama) -- thanks for joining and enjoy your tour.

My choice would be (using your criteria) would be my Glock 19, Gen 4.
I don't like Glocks. How I came across the P239 to begin with was post 9-11. I had a real nice Smith and Wesson model 686-8 357 magnum revolver that I bought back in the 80's and had for years. I bought it primarily as a range gun. But after 9-11, I started thinking maybe I would want something that I could carry. The 686-8 had to be strapped to your leg. The "-8" mean 8 inch barrel. So I went down looking for something I could trade it in for, I looked at Glocks. Didn't like they way the felt in my hand. I tried the P239. Liked it. I bought it. Been a Sig fan ever since.

Thanks for your input though.
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Welcome from Houston. I'd say given you criteria perhaps a Sig Tread Snakebite

Or a Sig MPX (if you'e into carbines)
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A hearty Welcome from another Thomas in Northern VA. I assume that you've already considered an AR-modern sporting rifle. Something to at least consider is a Ruger PC Charger. It is chambered in 9mm and is a lot of fun to use with an arm brace and red dot sight. The PC Charger meets many if not all of your criteria. Good luck in your search.
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Welcome from Texas! I'm running the Sig 516 which is great if you can still find one at a decent price. You might take a look at the M400 platform for a reasonably priced model that is more widely available.

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Welcome from Georgia.
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The MCX Rattler Canebrake initially caught my eye (Oh, candy!) but I want something a bit more general purpose, fun, etc , especially for $2500. I don't think the wife or I are going to enjoy shooting it if we take it to the range and practice with it, because it is so gassy and can be irritating to shoot from a shouldered position. But I did love the compact size and I did love the 300 BLK round, even though cost was a deterrent.

Now I'm debating between a M400 Switchblade or a 716i TREAD. I like the idea of the punch and range of the 7.62, but I don't care for the weight in regards to the wife. For my ONE gun, I really would love to have a 7.62 NATO but I have to debate the advantages of that vs the advantages of the 5.56, and in my mind I know the M400 is probably the smarter choice, but in my heart I really want that 7.62. For me.
Welcome from a fellow Texan in the "Hill Country". My recommendation would be a Sig 516 as suggested by "MultiSync". It doesn't get any near as dirty as a traditional AR 15. I have gone through a whole case (1,000 rounds) in a weekend without cleaning it and experienced "0" failures.
Welcome from Illinois, good start with the 239. I like an M1A for a rifle but your wife might not… I had a buddy who said his wife’s favorite to shoot was an AK though.
Greetings from Kansas.
Hey don't worry, that photo is way old. Back from when I used to be a truck driver. Look like a freak to keep the freaks away from you, if you know what I mean.

Anyway, not a total noob, but not an expert. Veteran, always scored Expert in all the marksmanship tests etc. Have a Sig P239 in .357 Sig that I have had for over 20 years, and I love it, would never get rid of it, and pretty disappointed that it was discontinued because I really like the whole DA/SA thing. I digress. Thats not the point of me being here now.

Looking to buy a new rifle soon. Especially before the law gets crazy and we may lose our opportunity again.

If you could only have ONE weapon that is not a handgun, and didn't have money burning a hole in your pocket, and this was the ONE weapon you were going to be stuck with the rest of your life because you either couldn't afford anymore, or they became banned, and had to be a good general-purpose weapon that covered all of your basic criteria, what would you choose?

Bullet points are:
Premium quality but not Oh My God expensive.
Home Defense
Cost of ownership and operation
Possibly suppressible
Something the wife could use
Zombie Apocalypse / National Defense type of weapon.

This is your ONE weapon.
Welcome from Katy Texas. I have a Nitron P239 357Sig with a DAK trigger that I special ordered. I'd go with a Colts LE 6920 SOCOM in 223/556 for the Rifle.
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Welcome from Sweetwater, TX ! I'm a P239 / .357 SIG type. Goes on most every trip with me.
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Hey don't worry, that photo is way old. Back from when I used to be a truck driver. Look like a freak to keep the freaks away from you, if you know what I mean.

Anyway, not a total noob, but not an expert. Veteran, always scored Expert in all the marksmanship tests etc. Have a Sig P239 in .357 Sig that I have had for over 20 years, and I love it, would never get rid of it, and pretty disappointed that it was discontinued because I really like the whole DA/SA thing. I digress. Thats not the point of me being here now.

Looking to buy a new rifle soon. Especially before the law gets crazy and we may lose our opportunity again.

If you could only have ONE weapon that is not a handgun, and didn't have money burning a hole in your pocket, and this was the ONE weapon you were going to be stuck with the rest of your life because you either couldn't afford anymore, or they became banned, and had to be a good general-purpose weapon that covered all of your basic criteria, what would you choose?

Bullet points are:
Premium quality but not Oh My God expensive.
Home Defense
Cost of ownership and operation
Possibly suppressible
Something the wife could use
Zombie Apocalypse / National Defense type of weapon.

This is your ONE weapon.
Welcome from Northern Indiana, enjoy the conversion.
I’d go with the Sig 9” or 11.5” MCX Virtus in 300 blk. Not gassy at all surpresses well too. Not to long for home defense and not to short for some range time. The 300 blk would be ok for the wife. It shoots soft and the Virtus isn’t heavy either. They can be a little pricey so I recommend using your verteran status for a discount at Osage County Guns or Proven Arms Outfitters. Thanks for your service. Welcome from Arizona 🌵
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