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Best Gun for Home Defense

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Post by Paladin » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:23 pm

One Special Forces soldier's opinion of the best gun for home defense:



There's a lot of bravado there, but he makes some solid points about the strengths and weakness of various firearms.
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Re: Best Gun for Home Defense

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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:01 am

He is something else, isn't he? LOL... But, he does make valid points. I have thought about the very same limitations he mentions.
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Post by Medley86 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:49 am

On the low percentage shot the limitation is real, I'd not likely take that shot no matter what I was armed with. I seriously doubt that the BG would be a nice still target while holding someone. As for the range with the buckshot I keep loaded range isn't an issue. I have killed deer with a 20 gauge and buckshot with one shot from farther than his test shot was.
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Post by cyphertext » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:40 am

His bias against the shotgun only proved one thing... birdshot is for birds.

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Post by Allons » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:45 am

Inside the house, I'll take my tactical Mossberg 930 spx with alternating slug and 00 buckshot any day of the week.
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Post by rotor » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:32 pm

Maverick 88 18", #4 buckshot. Anyone that would have grabbed my wife would already be dead as she would have shot them.

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Post by AndyC » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:07 pm

For me, whatever happens to be closest. It's my responsibility to be aware of their strengths and limitations, as well as that of the ammo, and to be able to operate each as fluently as I can.
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Post by WTR » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:54 pm

I worry more about setting up a “ kill” zone. Frankly , I could be using a pellet gun and a Bad Guy is not making it in my bedroom.

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:04 pm

I’d be OK with pistol, AR, or shotgun, but my biggest fear is actually doing more damage to my hearing by discharging a gun inside my house, which is why my primary HD weapon has become a suppressed G17 loaded with 147 grain subsonics. All my ARs can also be suppressed, but they’re still a lot louder than the suppressed pistol. And like Medley86, I wouldn’t take the low percentage shot with either a pistol or rifle unless there was no other alternative.
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Post by Beiruty » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:39 pm

Any firearms that can place the impacts where you need them is the best defense weapon.
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Post by carlson1 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:08 am

AndyC wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:07 pm
For me, whatever happens to be closest. It's my responsibility to be aware of their strengths and limitations, as well as that of the ammo, and to be able to operate each as fluently as I can.
:iagree: Glock 17 is the closest, but right next to it is a suppressed SBR. I have learned the hard way I want be clearing my house or going outside. I will hunker down in my bedroom and call 911 while watching the cameras. If the can break through my bedroom door then plan B. We have no children at home anymore and when the grandkids are here we all sleep together. :thumbs2:
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Post by oljames3 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:51 am

AndyC wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:07 pm
For me, whatever happens to be closest. It's my responsibility to be aware of their strengths and limitations, as well as that of the ammo, and to be able to operate each as fluently as I can.
:iagree:
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Post by AF-Odin » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:36 am

Learned a long time ago. DOTS and DOTI. Depends on the situation and Depends on the individual.
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Post by Liberty » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:41 am

Whenever I see the words "Best Gun", "Best Ammo" or "Best Caliber", I typically just shake my head and do a facepalm.
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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:56 am

Liberty wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:41 am
Whenever I see the words "Best Gun", "Best Ammo" or "Best Caliber", I typically just shake my head and do a facepalm.
:iagree:
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