Michael Bane is a friend and mentor who had to evacuate his home in advance of the horrible wildfires in Colorado last month. He’s in the gun biz, so naturally he took along a selection of guns with him as he left. His choices (based on what was available on-hand and ready to go) were:
- A Sig Sauer P365 as a pocket gun
- A Glock 26 with a red dot as a sidearm
- A Vang Comp Remington 870 shotgun
- A Galil Ace .308 rifle
Musing about what guns we’d choose if we could have only three is a common activity on gun forums around the ‘Net. Usually, it comes down to a pistol, a rifle and a shotgun. As for specific models, we tend to go with the guns that we trust to be there for us, no matter what. Not the newest guns we own, but rather the guns we rely on to perform, based on our experience with them over the years.
What those guns are may change over the years. I’ve gone from carrying a Smith & Wesson Shield to a Glock 19 with a dot. I still rely on my Mossberg 500 for home defense, so that’s an obvious one to bring if everything goes south. A rifle makes sense as well, and I’d probably go with the 300 Blackout pistol that’s in that photo up there. I’ve shot that gun a lot, and 300 Blackout gives me great options when suppressed. I don’t live out in the boonies, so chances are, what I’ll need to do will be in close, confined spaces, and a suppressed 300 Blackout gun lets me keep my hearing after all is said and done.
The problem with long guns, though, is that they’re long, and hard to conceal as anything other than a long gun. This can be a problem if you’re forced to evacuate into an area where gun ownership isn’t as common as where you live.
One of the solutions that I’m looking at to solve this conundrum is a new brace from Recover Tactical. The brace snaps onto the trigger guard of a variety of Glock models and turns your pistol into a pistol with three (or four) points of contact for added stability.
The advantage of this system is that it gives you a much more stable firing platform, which makes your Glock effective out to 100 yards or beyond, in a package that can hidden in just about any messenger bag. Not bad. I’ll have a full review up on Ammoman in a month or two, but so far, I’m really liking this gadget. Do I trust it? Not yet, but the results so far have been quite promising.