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I just wanted to know what other members have in there home for protection. I have my DPMS AR-15 with ...


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Old 11-27-2012, 03:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I just wanted to know what other members have in there home for protection. I have my DPMS AR-15 with a reflex sight and my loads are Remington 45 grain HP....Your thoughts please.....
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Actually neither. I keep a 6" gp100 357 magnum in the nightstand and usually have a full size M&P in 357 Sig on my hip. I prefer a pistol on me to a rifle or shotgun in the other room, especially with the corners and hallways in my house and the need to protect the kids at the other end of it and upstairs.

That said, a rifle or shotgun is a superior weapon, no question. I have always said that if the circumstances allow, the best plan for defence in the home is to get behind the bed with a 12 gauge or rifle pointed at the door. That is a VERY advantageous position.
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I have my Pistols in my night stand also, actually I keep my G19 with a TLR-3 under my pillow loaded with Speer Gold Dot 124G+P...
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One problem with a rifle for home defense is that most rifle rounds will travel a long way. even after making impact with a wall... I would hate to miss a bad guy by a few inches only to find out that I did not miss one of my family members in the next room. The other problem is as stated above: long guns are sometimes difficult to maneuver in tight spaces...
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One problem with a rifle for home defense is that most rifle rounds will travel a long way. even after making impact with a wall... I would hate to miss a bad guy by a few inches only to find out that I did not miss one of my family members in the next room. The other problem is as stated above: long guns are sometimes difficult to maneuver in tight spaces...
Actually, with the right ammo, many rifles will penetrate no more or even less than most handguns. The 556/223 is a prime example. Also, any defensive round will easily penetrate multiple interior walls. That is definitely something to keep in mind when planning for a home invasion. Things such as a well placed and stuffed full book shelf, perhaps even reinforced with layers of plywood or something behind it, and staying away from rounds known for penetration can certainly help.
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Actually, with the right ammo, many rifles will penetrate no more or even less than most handguns. The 556/223 is a prime example. Also, any defensive round will easily penetrate multiple interior walls. That is definitely something to keep in mind when planning for a home invasion. Things such as a well placed and stuffed full book shelf, perhaps even reinforced with layers of plywood or something behind it, and staying away from rounds known for penetration can certainly help.

Thank you kind sir, Thats is why frangible ammunition is produced......
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I use my XDS and 1911 for home defense right now..... one for me and one fer the wife to defend young one if I go down.... But if they get me Iw ill make em suffer for evert scrape of ground
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What do you have.....
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I have a kimber ultra covert 2 with crimson grips,hornady defense loads.
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