Matt Caron points out that I've missed an obvious opportunity with my Lovecraft Action Shooting post: the obligatory choose-your-weapons post, a favorite firearms-enthusiast game in itself.
So remember your rules:
- One handgun of .32 caliber or larger, which was available in 1937 or is a close copy of same.
- One shotgun of 20 gauge or larger, of the same period.
- One additional period firearm of any type (excepting shotguns), with which you'll be putting at least 10,000 joules of energy into a shoggoth analog.
Me, I'll take a Colt 1903 and a Winchester Model 12 for the first two stages. They were dirt-common workhorse guns of the era, but still have loads of the elegance of prewar design to my eye.
The third stage, though... In real life, I'd most likely buy a Springfield and love it. In Imagination Land, though, it would have to be a handmade double rifle. I've always wanted a shoggoth gun to hang over the mantel.
So how about you? Leave your choices in the comments.