So, the Germans have bombed Peral Harbor and dogs and cats are living together, you know, mass histaeria. You have to leave and can ONLY take one long gun and one pistol from your collection. What would you take and why? I would take my 1911 because as the poster says, it is just silly to shoot twice and my AK-47. I picked the AK over my AR because of the power of the round and the AK requires MUCH less maintance. I also considered my Marlin lever action because of the ease of use and its reliability, but the AK won out.