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

  1. Salesguy1980

    Salesguy1980 Member

    On your way to the Summer Meet in Ma, Maybe make time before or after to stop at Cabelas in East Hartford, Ct, Its right on your way and they have an impressive selection of all kinds of guns and saves. One of my favorite local hangouts lol

  2. TexasTechRaider

    TexasTechRaider New Member

    The gun safe is this one, I used part of my income tax on this as it's pretty pricy..


    except the one I have has the electronic glass dial. If you look at the pictures you can fit so much!

    The other safe I have in the house is this one: IT'S ON SALE!


    It's pretty cheap but serves it purpose, I had everyone gather a vacuum seal able bag and load some clothes in it and every ones fit along with everything else from keys, passports, etc.. I'm actually thinking about purchasing a wall safe to keep some extra belonging in (Birth certificates, you know things like that). Vivint isn't the cheapest rout but I honestly believe it's the best for your money even if you go with the lower package.

    A safe room is a neat idea for sure, are you looking to have one built or turn a spare room into one? I have two extra bedrooms that are not in use and would be interested to see how that turns out. As far as an escape plan, it's a neat idea but I just told everyone grab a gun( everyone is trained since we have a farm as well) and use it no matter what. Of course I don't expect anyone to use it but I think it would scare anyone away. Plus we have the law that every man has the right to protect his land in Texas and legally you can shoot anyone on your property if you feel they are a threat.

    p.s. sorry if some of the spelling is bad, did this on my iPhone while laying down and sometimes this phone has a mind of its own lol!
  3. Als09Sierra

    Als09Sierra New Member

    I might do that since there are non near me. Then again, maybe I'll wait to stop in on the way home. :)
  4. Als09Sierra

    Als09Sierra New Member

    Thanks. I like that safe and it's a good price. I need one for my closet, but can use this for a pistol and a BOB. I don't think we'll go the the extent of a real safe room, but we might develop an escape plan and a room to use as security for the family in an emergency. My closet has an attic ladder, and we considered stocking supplies in my closet and using the attic as a last stand. With a pry bar and hammer, you could get out of the house safely, but there are too many walls in the closet to make it bullet-proof. It would be defendable though from the attic ladder looking into the closet, especially with a 12 gauge. I may try to convince the wife to learn on a pistol as well so that she can also defend herself and the kids. Then again, I don't want her to start shooting at me. :)
  5. 06 DuRaMaX

    06 DuRaMaX New Member

    guns wont do u any good if u dont have an early warning system of an intruder......dogs are the best warning system...lol....some guy decided to enter my house while i was sleeping....as soon as he went in through the window my 2 german sheperds tore him up...lol...used him as a chew toy...lol...didnt need a gun...haha
  6. Als09Sierra

    Als09Sierra New Member

    My chocolate lab might lick an intruder enough to make them want to leave. He actually is a very good guard dog, and what has kept my wife from insisting on an alarm so far. 2 german shephards will do though. Great dogs and very smart.
  7. 06 DuRaMaX

    06 DuRaMaX New Member

    lol....well atleast u have ur lab to wake u up incase someone is lookin for trouble...lol...if your lucky he might lick him to death...haha....and yea my 2 dogs are so smart both dogs grabed the guy by the arms and didnt let go...lol i was calling the cops while my brother and the dogs held the guy down...haha...well good luck on geting that shotgun...
  8. TexasTechRaider

    TexasTechRaider New Member

    Yeah I have a black lab and they are so affectionate, if you stop petting her she'll look at you them move her head right under your hand if it's in reach.. I would get a security system seems like the next best thing that you could do besides the safe, always need a safe. LOL I don't know what you would have to do in order for your wife to shoot you.. must have forgotten to take out the trash too many times! :lol:
  9. 06 DuRaMaX

    06 DuRaMaX New Member

    LOL....:sign0020:...GOOD ONE
  10. rileyjr16

    rileyjr16 New Member

    My Black Lab will bark at anyone but she doesn't bite, she just barks really loud :lol:

    I'm not a light sleeper but if someone opens even my front door, my cat will poke his head up and get down and his collar will make enough noise. I have slept through my dog barking before but when my cat gets up, somethings wrong :lol:

    IF someone I don't know/like is in my house, they will meet the boom boom end of a 20 gauge and a .40 S&W and I can assure you they will not enjoy it.
  11. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    I must politely disagree with this. A comprehensive motion/IR/glass-break sensor array tied into a full-blown alarm system with video cameras, audio recording, a localized, in-the-home battery backup, AND a 3rd party monitoring connection .... is the best warning system.

    Such a setup costs about as much as a pure-bred work dog (like Dobermans or German Shepherds) costs from a reputable breeder. However, they consume less in energy than such dogs consume in food. Insurance will give you a discount for having them ... but not for having a dog. Such systems don't have to be kenneled when you're gone and, in fact, continue to do their jobs while you're out. They also don't have to be walked or taken outside and they don't crap on your rug or your lawn; housebreaking is not an issue. You also don't need to bathe them to keep them from smelling bad...

    For about 85 bucks you can even have the illusion of a dog, too, with none of the hassles -- as such systems have options for barking dog emulators that bark when the system detects something. Given this, the only good reason to own a dog is because you want one; a high end alarm system does more (like calling the police, the fire department, etc ... even when you're not home) than a dog, costs less than a dog over the long run, and entails many less hassles.
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2012
  12. ahmitchell1

    ahmitchell1 New Member

    Good point there surreal. I'm bout to be moving to my permanent home on th family farm and I'm going to be a mile off the road. I've been thinking bout security measure but with the space I have I'm going to stick to basic alarm and lots of dogs. And hopefully my house and garage will be mainly under ground
  13. Tbone Stallone

    Tbone Stallone New Member

    blue heeler is early detection. Mossberg 12 guage if the make it past the dog and head up the stairs. Beretta 45 if they make it to the upstairs hall. And a Remington 30/30 if they're running through the yard. In Texas you don't need a license to carry a hand gun in your vehicle or on your property, heck you can carry a rifle or shotgun in your vehicle year round.
  14. rileyjr16

    rileyjr16 New Member

    Nah Barrett .50 BMG; just a graze to the...well pretty much anywhere will do the trick with the TWC that round makes
  15. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    I'd be concerned about overpenetration with either round...
  16. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

    rock salt 12 gauge rounds can do a number, and its a sort of less then lethal round. wont punch thru walls, but gets the intruders attention.

  17. Coach24

    Coach24 New Member

    Buck shot makes a good short range pattern
  18. Josh

    Josh New Member

    i just recently bought a remington 870 express tactical shotgun. . i use OO buck. reason for OO buckshot is if in the middle of night someone breaks in you have seconds to grab your gun. verify its an intruder focus eyes. thats all in seconds. i would be in the doorway likely of the bedroom. one shot down the hallway will be a direct hit and will insure he is not goin knowere. bought mine for 527 plus tax and a few boxes of different shells. i ordered mine with extra side sattle. bought aftermarket laser with a pressure switch. slugs work okay just remember its one big ass piece of lead. you could miss causing you to have to 1. see if you hit him, if he is still fighting, having to repump a new shell in the loading tube. etc. this is all the reason why i choose 00 buck. unless you look into a binelli M4 (1014) semi auto shotgun. in that case use whatever ammo. shoot as fast as you can squeeze the trigger. its all a preference but the binelli is around 1600 to 1700 by itself. i bought this gun for protection only, but in near future buy another for sport. look em up you may like it.
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2012
  19. 06 DuRaMaX

    06 DuRaMaX New Member

  20. Als09Sierra

    Als09Sierra New Member

    Update. The wife agreed to get a shotgun. I picked this up earlier in the week. It's a Mossberg 500 with an Insight light on the forend. I'm happy with the setup and it didn't cost too much. I got the gun, trigger lock, carry bag, 10 pack of 00 buckshot, 40 slugs for the range and a two-pack of snap caps to practice working the pump in the basement for just over $600. I still need to get a case or safe to store it safely. For now it's in the closet on a high shelf where I can reach it, but my 4 y.o. can't. It's not the most convenient in an emergency, but for now it works. I want to get the ShotLok, but the wife wants it in the closet. I want it near the bed. Now it's time for some range time. :)



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