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Old 05-13-12, 12:28 PM   #11
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For home defense my choice is a 12 Ga. with low recoil no. 4 buckshot. That's what was issued and has some of the best patterns for a short distance. An Ar has one disadvantage and that is over penetration. If you live in a sub-division or apartment, that projectile may not stop after it goes through several walls.

Oh, Buck mentioned a pistol grip scattergun. Those things are a bitch to shoot making a second shot very difficult. The best I have found is a shotgun with an AR type of stock and a sling.
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Old 05-13-12, 12:40 PM   #12
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Oh, Buck mentioned a pistol grip scattergun. Those things are a bitch to shoot making a second shot very difficult. .
No argument with you there Bob! They do take some getting use to.
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Old 05-13-12, 01:24 PM   #13
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Practicing with something and being familiar with your weapon plus proper form and muscle memory makes the shooter. For home defense, shotgun with #4 high brass so it has less chance of penetrating walls is my personal choice.
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Conclusion: Racking a shotgun will not make the bad guy faint.
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Old 05-13-12, 02:56 PM   #14
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I am a pacifist, no guns here. Crooks, criminals, and other bad guys feel free to help yourselves to my stuff. I am unarmed, vulnerable and unprotected.







Yeah, right...........20 ga side by side with #4s, .22Ruger semi auto pistol, and Ruger P90 .45 with Williams FireSights. 2 of the 3 readily available while at home, 1 of the 3 with me most days.
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Old 05-13-12, 04:12 PM   #15
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I love that all of you are gun enthusiasts like myself! I find that owning and knowing how to handle a weapon is very powerful. Knowing that many of you carry or have the ability to carry, makes me feel much better.
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Old 05-13-12, 05:52 PM   #16
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I'll probably get shot while trying to decide which of my guns I'm going to grab because I couldn't find my glasses.
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Old 05-13-12, 06:05 PM   #17
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My opinion is that the AR style rifles are best as perimeter defense weapons. My favorite home defense weapon is a riot shotgun with a full stock and extended tube backed by a few pistols. While the AR15 would work as home defense I feel that in close quarters such as your house having a spread (I load my shotgun with 2 number 4 rounds followed by 2 number 00 rounds and then a final number 4) makes for a more deadly weapon. Then I have a Judge loaded with number 4 shells and then the glocks and then the revolvers in that order...is how I would defend my home. The AR would come out first if I knew someone was coming and I wanted to stop them before they got to the house.
Just my opinion.
I agree a short barreled shotgun is my first choice for inside the home
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Old 05-13-12, 06:47 PM   #18
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Preacher is on the right track. For the record, if there are any government employees monitoring this site, I got rid of all of my firearms. However......if I did have any weapons, I would have a .357 handgun under the couch cushions, a Remington 700 in 30.06 in a corner in the kitchen and a Mossberg pump 12 gauge in the bedroom. Lots of good information in this thread. I love the AR but am in agreement that close quarters confrontations would best be handled with a scattergun and as James Buice alluded, familiarity with your firearm is your best weapon and safety precaution.
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Old 05-13-12, 10:08 PM   #19
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That is a sweet AR
I appreciate that buddy! I love it and it shoots like a dream. I'm hoping to get an AR10 sometime this year, but it seems like I'm always needing or wanting something fly fishing related. I'll have one soon enough and will post when I do. In the mean while, I plan on getting just a 22LR Tactical range shooter. I'm not going to drop a lot on it because I'm just going to shoot around with it while saving money. Thank you and all of you for reading and watching my videos. I'll be posting more soon! You can also check out my Blog that I'm currently working on. I'm trying to put things on there that might give a new guy a little help here and there. Choosing equipment can be tricky especially if you are budget limited to begin with. Most people don't want to drop a ton starting out, so I'm giving information out for those guys. Enjoy, Jaiyman Flyfishingforthenewguy.blogspot.com if anyone is interested
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Old 05-14-12, 09:36 AM   #20
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my 1911 stays pretty much in arms reach of me any time I'm at home. Sig and flashlights in the nightstand, as well.
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