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05-19-2012, 07:53 AM #1
Home Defense Suggestions
Wondering what others use to defend their home. Unfortunately, the wife is really fighting me on getting a shotgun for the home. She did say that she'd be more comfortable with a handgun, which takes 6 months for a permit, but I also feel that a shotgun would be fun at the range, and provide more oomph protection. Let me know if you have any suggestions for convincing the wife too.2009 GMC Sierra 5.3L running on E85
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05-19-2012, 08:06 AM #2
I have 2 dogs for early warning and a sig 9mm. My wife hates guns and doesn't like the idea of having them in the house. So the 9mm is easy to keep out of view of her but packs enough of a punch to get the job done.
05-19-2012, 08:51 AM #3
Ithaca model 66 single shot (won't screw up while half-asleep) 12 gauge with 3" magnums of 00 buck, backed up by S&W 686 4" 357 magnum."I Hate When That Happens!"
05-19-2012, 10:57 AM #4
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I've use to keep various shotguns, rifles, and handguns easily accessable for home defence, but since we have a curious grandaughter running around the house the last few years those have all been locked away in a gun safe where they wont do us any good in an emergency.
So I rely on a PR-24 Monanondock nightstick that I keeped tucked away next to my headboard to assist me, lethal but only leaves the grandaughter with bumps and bruises if she finds it and messes with it.
A shotgun loaded with buckshot is normally considered the best option, depending on the load it wont blow through a wall and hurt someone your trying to protect on the otherside, in the middle of the night when your half asleep and the sxxt storm is happening you wont have a clear picture of where everyone is.
Bullets have a bad habit of missing soft targets they were meant for then flying through walls and finding soft targets they werent meant for.
05-19-2012, 12:29 PM #5
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05-19-2012, 01:15 PM #6
You may want to look into the Glaser safety slug, its frangible ammo. they are suppose to break up on anything denser then the jacket. just do shoot then in the skull or you may have to fire a few more time.. and have a little mess to clean up after wards.
I personally will only use 180grain hollow points made by federal for home defence2011 Silverado 1500 Z71 4x4 Crew Cab
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05-19-2012, 01:56 PM #7
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I have a German Shepherd inside for early detection, and have a 9mm and a 12 gauge in reach of my bed.
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05-19-2012, 02:31 PM #8
Don't hit or swing the stick, instead, poke the attacker in the center of the breast-bone, just as hard & fast as You can.
That generally brings them to their knees, and most of all, it helps to maintain distance between You and the attacker.
05-19-2012, 05:53 PM #9
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05-19-2012, 06:09 PM #10
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i have a pit bull in the back and one in the house for early detection a 12 ga loaded by my gun case and a 44 mag on top.
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