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Old 10-04-2012, 05:13 PM   #151
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I agree to everything that everyone has said in this thread so far but as a veteran of war and someone that has actually taken a life to defend my own, when it comes to close quarters combat, aside an M4, the only other weapon (caliber) that I want as my secondary is a .45 ACP. EVEN IF YOU ONLY CATCH A SHOULDER, THEY WILL LOSE THAT ARM! IMHO that has got to be the most versatile handgun made. A 9mm will make a hole, in which they can retreat...a .45 will remove a limb or destroy living organs within a chest cavity and they will drop. The reason you shoot is to kill, anything other than that leads to a nasty court battle. It's only my opinion of course.
Very well said and completely agree I have a .45ACP Kimber Ultra Carry 1911 and love the gun but sometimes it's just to bulky to carry. I prefer a 12ga for home defense and just picked up a M&P .40 cal Shield today for carry very nice weapon and easily carried.

The 2nd gun is a Springfield XP .40 cal compact haven't gotten the opportunity to shoot it yet but seems to be a nice weapon.

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Old 10-04-2012, 05:31 PM   #152
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The best weapon for home defense is a weapon that you are comfortable and safe with. If you have that 22 and shoot it regularly you are more likely to be better at defending yourself with it than with a shotgun you bought but never shoot.

In addition to that you may want to consider some sort of light so you make sure you know what/who you're shooting at night.

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I agree to everything that everyone has said in this thread so far but as a veteran of war and someone that has actually taken a life to defend my own, when it comes to close quarters combat, aside an M4, the only other weapon (caliber) that I want as my secondary is a .45 ACP. EVEN IF YOU ONLY CATCH A SHOULDER, THEY WILL LOSE THAT ARM! IMHO that has got to be the most versatile handgun made. A 9mm will make a hole, in which they can retreat...a .45 will remove a limb or destroy living organs within a chest cavity and they will drop. The reason you shoot is to kill, anything other than that leads to a nasty court battle. It's only my opinion of course.
Thats not true at all. A .45 will not remove a limb anymore then a 9mm won't. This is one of the biggest false beliefs around when comparing handgun calibers. The truth is they are both ineffective when compared to a rifle or shotgun. The biggest factor in stopping someone with any handgun caliber is shot placement.
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A gun you can shoot is the best.

If possible a shotgun would be most effective.
Then a pistol with hollow point ammo.
Caliber certainly makes a difference but shooting from 5-15 feet away (assuming in your house prolly in that range) a well placed shot will do the deed.
I also 2nd having a light of some sort if possible. Think was last week read about a guy who shot his 15 year old son thinking it was an intruder.
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A gun you can shoot is the best.

If possible a shotgun would be most effective.
Then a pistol with hollow point ammo.
Caliber certainly makes a difference but shooting from 5-15 feet away (assuming in your house prolly in that range) a well placed shot will do the deed.
I also 2nd having a light of some sort if possible. Think was last week read about a guy who shot his 15 year old son thinking it was an intruder.
I've heard that story about the 15year old for years and is a sad story, but one we should all learn from
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. Think was last week read about a guy who shot his 15 year old son thinking it was an intruder.
His son had a weapon and came at him. He shot him in self defense not knowing at the time it was his son.

I agree you should be comfortable with the weapon you have. I highly recommend whatever you chose you buy a couple boxes of shells and go shoot the gun and familiarize yourself with the weapon. A avid shooter and gun owner so I shoot regularly and just prefer certain calibers for weapons. I still say for home defense which is what the OP original question was is a shotgun easy to aim and doesn't travel far in her case living in a apartment with other home owners on the other side of the wall.
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His son had a weapon and came at him. He shot him in self defense not knowing at the time it was his son.

I agree you should be comfortable with the weapon you have. I highly recommend whatever you chose you buy a couple boxes of shells and go shoot the gun and familiarize yourself with the weapon. A avid shooter and gun owner so I shoot regularly and just prefer certain calibers for weapons. I still say for home defense which is what the OP original question was is a shotgun easy to aim and doesn't travel far in her case living in a apartment with other home owners on the other side of the wall.
Didn't know that about son. What I read left that out.

You and I agree on the shotgun. Multiple reasons why it is ideal.
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A gun you can shoot is the best.

If possible a shotgun would be most effective.
Then a pistol with hollow point ammo.
Caliber certainly makes a difference but shooting from 5-15 feet away (assuming in your house prolly in that range) a well placed shot will do the deed.
I also 2nd having a light of some sort if possible. Think was last week read about a guy who shot his 15 year old son thinking it was an intruder.
Guy shot a burglar robbing neighbors house only when burglar lunged at him. Burglar was wearing mask and was turned out to be his son. Target was identified, just horrible incident. Burglar with mask is still getting shot.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:18 PM   #160
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Guy shot a burglar robbing neighbors house only when burglar lunged at him. Burglar was wearing mask and was turned out to be his son. Target was identified, just horrible incident. Burglar with mask is still getting shot.
Tragic for sure but agree if your in a mask breaking in your going to be shot
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I just put up a pic of my mother in law on all the windows with a sign saying, "I walk around naked." The wife was pissed, but nobody has broken in!
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I just put up a pic of my mother in law on all the windows with a sign saying, "I walk around naked." The wife was pissed, but nobody has broken in!
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I just put up a pic of my mother in law on all the windows with a sign saying, "I walk around naked." The wife was pissed, but nobody has broken in!
Buhahahaha! that's genius!
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Well depends if you want over kill and shoot through all your walls id use my 50bmg Barrett or egypt 50 cal. but in real world situations i believe shotgun with buck shot
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I would take an over/under with something like 223 and 12 gauge. It might be a pain to reload the 223s with multiple targets though. Do they make a semi O/U? I haven't really lookin into them much. Otherwise a good pistol or 12g can't be beat.
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:54 AM   #168
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Agree pistol grip shot gun is the way to go for your safety and families you don't want a missed 45 going through a, wall
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:40 AM   #169
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the best gun is a shotgun.it is too easy to miss with a pistol.with a shotgun you do not have to be an exact shot.you can shoot thru doors and walls.people can still return fire if hit with a pistol.hit with a shotgun they will go down
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Yeah I have a Mossberg 500 Home defense 12 gauge between the mattresses of my bed. In the night stand I have my Walther PPQ .40 and my wife has her Ruger LC9.
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870 with 3 1/2" BB, may not kill but it'll make the intruder look like hamburger!
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