Home Defense Suggestions

Discussion in 'Sports & Outdoors' started by Als09Sierra, May 19, 2012.

  1. Als09Sierra

    Als09Sierra New Member

    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.
  2. aloxdaddy99

    aloxdaddy99 New Member

    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.
  3. Psyc0

    Psyc0 New Member

    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. :glasses:
  4. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator Staff Member

    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.
  5. Als09Sierra

    Als09Sierra New Member

    I have a choc lab for early detection, and may go the handgun route since the wife feels the same way. I prefer to also have a 12ga too to buy more time and prevent going through walls, but I'm not getting anywhere with her on that point. How did you get your wife comfortable with the 9mm?

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    Sounds good. My. Only concern with a 357 is the penetration factor and that my daughterr's room is across the hallway from my side of the bed. Not a good backdrop.

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    Some of the better safes allow for quick retrieval of a weapon, and I considered setting all but the last digit of the combo so I could quickly get to a long gun. I may also go the revolver route. Easy to store, and no fumbling with magazines in the middle of the night. I like the handgun safes that fit in the nightstand, but that I could put in the long gun safe during the day. I also have my 34 ounce aluminum bat, which will be very little use against a gun, but is better than a pillow.
  6. Jaele

    Jaele Member

    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 defence
  7. HFD525

    HFD525 New Member

    I have a German Shepherd inside for early detection, and have a 9mm and a 12 gauge in reach of my bed.
  8. Psyc0

    Psyc0 New Member

    Years ago when I used to pick up double 18 wheeler trailers at the rail-yard, the Rail Police Lt demonstrated the correct way to use a nightstick, or similar.
    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.
  9. Als09Sierra

    Als09Sierra New Member

    Shotgun slug? I will definitely check it out. Hopefully I get my handgun license soon. The guy at the shop said hollow pts too. I thought those were for shooting through Kevlar though.

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    Thats good to know, and would probably work for a bat too, especially since I won't be standing at the plate with the bat on my shoulder when the s**t hits the fan.
  10. kw70chevy

    kw70chevy New Member

    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.
  11. Jaele

    Jaele Member

    No hollow points are designed to have max spread once contact it made with an object for max internal damage. The other ammo listed is made for most common pistol calibers
  12. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

    I live in a Nice Hood. and have not had any problems in Many years.. BUT I am a light sleeper and hear everything outside..
  13. jnbama

    jnbama Member

    4786602_f260.jpg Demon Chiwawa Home Defender.
  14. Red Z71 Max

    Red Z71 Max New Member

    Try the Taurus Judge Public Defender. It has the best of both worlds. It will shoot 45LC or .410 shotgun shells. With 5 shots of .410 00 buck shot it makes a perfect home defense weapon.
  15. Burden33

    Burden33 New Member

    i just got a doberman for inside the house and i got a 12gauge in the garage and a 9mm in my night table. after this doberman is trained im hoping to get another one.
  16. giorge

    giorge New Member

    The Judge is going to be my next gun. I have a baby Eagle 40 cal that I have for my concealed weapon and a 44 Desert Eagle for getting serious. I have 6 shotguns at various places in the house for easy access and more hand guns and rifles. I have sold a few guns but plan on restocking, you can never have too many guns.
  17. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Yes sir and thats just one of the reasons a Monanondock is so lethal, with the side handle you have great control and a lot of force in that small tip. Also poking someone it's almost impossible for them to stop you and hard to grab and yank the stick away from the user.
    It always amazed me that someone could have a three day school on how to use a simple nightstick and make all three days full of good information and tecniques. The U.S. Navy sent me to the factory in the mid 90's to be a Monanondock instructor for Navy security forces staioned in the middle east back in the mid 90's. Actually a fun job.
  18. The Heater

    The Heater New Member

    Hello, sir:

    I have to wholeheartedly agree with the gentleman above and his opinion on this topic. Very sensible.

    Here is my take. Look, your firearms don't really do any good during the day. Most likely you see them before they enter and you call 911. Maybe you have to brandish a weapon, but unless you made someone mad or you have something they know is in there they really want to steal bad enough to get shot doing it, they stay outside if they even know someone is home and awake. Now, maybe you live somewhere that there are a lot of tweakers around and maybe then you think differently. But for most of us, I think my view is reasonable.

    You have a spouse. So do I. Mine hates firearms of any sort. She is no firearms expert. I want her to have something she can pick up, pull the trigger and not have to point too much, and like the person above points out, I don't want the rounds going through a wall hitting an innocent person in the process. A 20 gauge shotgun is the ticket in my opinion. You get awakened, you are still waking up and how the heck can you expect to pull off a round or more and hit much with a pistol? Unless you are shooting one of those revolvers that shoots shotgun slugs, this is not a good way to defend your home in the middle of the night in the dark in closed quarters. The shotgun sprays out a big enough area, you're gonna hit something on that burglar. Will they stick around? Well, they now have a limp or maybe worse, and they sure don't want to get caught by law enforcement. Time to leave.

    One or more medium to large territorial dogs in your home (not outside) is your best home defense. I have had two Dalmatians, female (female dogs are generally more territorial) over the past 18 years, and we don't even get solictors any more. The last one I saw when I opened the door slowly backed away with both hands up when my dogs started barking, growling and tearing at the screen door. Of course, Dalmatians are particularly protective of their owner's home, and very protective of children in the home. If we are gone, the dogs are in the house free, not in a kennel. A dog outside can be easily disposed of silently with poison meat.

    There are lots of other dogs to choose besides Dalmatians, I am just biased. Make sure your homeowner insurer does not have exclusions for the dog you are thinking of getting. You may be denied coverage if you have a Pit Bull or some other breeds the insurance companies consider "dangerous".
  19. Jaele

    Jaele Member

    btw where do you live that you need a hand gun license to have a pistol at home? I mean I live in CA and we don't even need one of those. lol
  20. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator Staff Member

    If we all lived in Kennesaw Ga. we'd be required by city law to own a gun if we owned a home.
    In some ways not a bad idea.

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