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Pistol? Rifle? Shotgun? Slingshot? Straw and a spitball? I normally keep a pistol on the armrest of my easy chair. ...


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Old 05-05-2016, 10:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default So what's your ideal home defense gun?

Pistol? Rifle? Shotgun? Slingshot? Straw and a spitball? I normally keep a pistol on the armrest of my easy chair. But I think the best HD gun is a shotgun. But as usual it depends on the layout of your home. Are the doorways and hallway wide enough to maneuver with a shotgun? Do you have a shortened shotgun (Bullpup style like a Keltec KSG) or something like a hunting shotgun that may be more difficult to move around with? Or are you more comfortable moving around with a pistol at the ready?

Some people say that there is a phycological advantage to a shotgun specially when the bad guy hears it pump a round into the chamber. I say I've already got one in the chamber and prefer not to give my position away. What are your thoughts?
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I keep a SA-1911A-1 with 11 rds. of 200gr. CorBon 'flying ashtrays' beside me at night, because I DON'T expect trouble. If I was expecting trouble, I'd keep this beside me, too.





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Ideal? All the above.

Normally, I have my carry gun, full size M&P in 357 Sig, on me and at night, it sits beside me on the nightstand. There is also a 357 magnum loaded and handy as well as a shotgun full of buckshot but, if I have a few extra seconds, I am grabbing an AR15 that sits ready with a full mag.

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Pistols placed through the house , glock 19 and car keys on night stand 1911 by tv chair. Home invasion in the day time is the newest problem in this area. Snatch and grabs . Shotgun, ar and ak all at easy grasp in safe. All rifles have mags close to them but not lloaded. Best home defense is the gun in hand .JMO
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I have semi pistols,revolvers,no rifles,I like my Shotguns for home defense.

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Hmmm I have several handguns in .45, an Remington 870 tactical, and my AR-15 now
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If you like a shotgun, you'll love a KSG. This thing is really compact and holds 14 rounds +1.

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I have handguns at various places around the house when I'm not wearing one on my hip and I have one within arm's reach when I'm in bed.
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If it was not for the deer and other critters around the house I would have motion detectors all over. Dog and geese seem to work well but dog is getting lazy.
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I rolled up to a customers house the other day and the donkey was singing his lungs out. Nobody is going to sneak up there. Homeowner said he chased off a pack of coyotes that was after a young cow the other night. But I don't think my wife would go for keeping a donkey in the house.
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