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Old August 15, 2012, 07:41 AM   #51
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Originally Posted by gaseousclay View Post
there is no defense against a Poltergeist
Lmfao I was going to say that!!

That's a whole other issue. I have a problem with that still..another one. But anyways...

Yeah...I usually grab the pistol too. Always. Only have the AR strapped across my shoulder when a hurricane is happening and when there's the notorious black out for a few days that follow a hurricane. I have night watch. Looters....

But normal night? I only leave one gun out. If I'm out searching I don't want some scallywag and his little buddies searching around. I have 3 door points of entry. If I'm lets say handling one sucker and the other comes through another entrance and sees my AR or another gun hanging out. Not good. Again not likely, but any chance I don't like taking. I don't. It's like why a civilian carries a gun. The most likely won't need it but that slim chance makes you do so.

I leave 1 gun out if I'm sleeping.

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Old August 15, 2012, 11:10 AM   #52
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In my nightstand ... Springer 4-inch Loaded 1911, packed with Hornady Critical Defense rounds ... spare mag alongside, with a Surefire 9p and a SOG 3 1/2 inch fixed blade knife, serrated on one side, non-serrated on the other ... wife has a Kimber two-shot pepper spray gizmo in her nightstand ... also keep an old cell phone handy and charged ... even if it's no longer your live phone, you can call 911 on it ...

just my wife and I, so no need to try and clear the house ... we'd just hunker down in the bedroom and wait for the cavalry ... if somebody does break into the bedroom, hoping a few of those Hornadys will spoil his day ...

and my killer beagle Shiner to alert the neighborhood to our problems ... man, that dog is loud at 2 a.m. ...
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Old August 15, 2012, 12:23 PM   #53
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This seems to come up all too often. I live in a condo but I stay at the family property up in Wisconsin about every few weeks too so I need weapons good at short but also medium range.

I have a CZ75 in one of those "conceal clocks" next to my computer (living room) ; an S&W 1911PD in the drawer closest to the toilet in my bathroom and I typically have a P229 on my night stand.

If I was worried "its going to be heavy" I have a rifle ready to rock and roll in a gun safe in my bedroom as well. I have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 loaded spare magazines ready for each gun at all times. It boggles my mind, my brother in law only keeps the one magazine loaded for his SIG, his only other gun is an old Winchester 30-30.

The other thing is all of my ammunition is right there in my bedroom, god forbid some far fetched prolonged shootout happened she would be in there reloading empty magazines for me. Sadly right not that is only about 750 rounds of 223, 500 of 9mm and 300 of 45 ACP. Need to double just about all of that too.

Hope to add a few more things to that list in the next 6 months.

Something else to note; I have to keep my P229 in one of those handgun racks for fear one of my evil cats would knock it off the nightstand. I DONT want to pull a Boondock Saints on my poor cats

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Old August 15, 2012, 12:42 PM   #54
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Patriot86 you live outside of Cook County I hope.
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Old August 15, 2012, 04:44 PM   #55
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One Springfield XD .40 subcompact with aa Crimson Trace Laser loaded with 9+1 Extreme Shock® in a dresser drawer 5 inches from my head. Included with the XD are two backup 12 rnd mags in a dual mag holder loaded with Hornady Critical Defense Rounds and a Maglite. On the opposing side is the miss's Ruger LC9 (both out of eyesight). The S&W.380 Bodyguard is on my person anytime I'm not showering, at home or otherwise. All of the other firearms are in the 56 gun safe a perp would have a fun time trying to escort off the property.

Admitidly the first line of defense is the 6yr old retired German Sheppard Lap Dog and the nice neighborhood I live in with a heavy police/government worker percentage (can see three differend pd cruisers from the driveway.)

Admitidly I used to have firearms "strategically located" throughout the house. To each their own but I wisened up and really didn't want to end up being shot with one of my own guns (most likely the PGO Mossberg 500 I had propped by the door. Everything in the safe could be easily accessed in a matter of 30 seconds should the zombie appocalypse arise (I usually keep key caliber rounds and several G22 and AK-47 mags loaded, and a 20 roundround bandolier of 12 guage Low Recoil LE buckshot within an arms reach of the safe, concealed by blankets so not advertised to a perp.)
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Old August 15, 2012, 05:00 PM   #56
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What's Your Home Defense Setup?
Locks on the doors

Plus Beretta 92 in the nightstand, Bersa 45 in a box on top of the nightstand, 380 (my summer EDC) in an antique smoking stand outside the bedroom, and a GP100 in my loading room which doubles as the optimal retreat point.

It's only a 2 Bdrm, but there's a gun within 10 feet of me wherever I happen to be and bladed weapons darn near everywhere - which reminds me, there's also a 7" tanto in the nightstand
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Old August 15, 2012, 07:59 PM   #57
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A Glock 22 .40 under my bed, a Walther PPS in 9mm that is always within easy reach and a 12 ga. loaded with 00 buck in the basement rounds out my home defense set up.

While i have three guns ready, I can't imagine a situation that I would need any more than a single gun to make my stand. The multiple guns are just to cover various ares in the home. No children in the home so I take advantage of it.
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Old August 16, 2012, 12:44 AM   #58
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Remington 1100 20ga. 2 3/4 remington #3 buck. loaded unchambered

EDC glock 36 in night stand. Federal 230gn fmj

loaded unchambered hi power on top of entertainment system. Winchester silvertips.
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Old August 16, 2012, 12:44 PM   #59
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I keep a Remington 870, PPS-43, Charter Arms .38 Special, and a sword at the bedside.
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Old August 16, 2012, 01:58 PM   #60
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Next to the bed, I'll put whatever the last thing I was carrying or using that day. Usually that's a Glock 27. Most frequently after that is a Winchester '94.

If it isn't with me, it's in the safe.
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Old August 18, 2012, 09:28 PM   #61
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The Colt Agent that I wear every day, a 200 plus lumen 2 C cell MagLight that I put together, and a Motorola MTS 2000 police radio.
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Old August 19, 2012, 07:23 AM   #62
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I have a S&W model 10-7 .38 revolver and a surefire light under my wife's pillow.
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Old August 19, 2012, 10:43 AM   #63
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I live alone with the best little watchdog I've ever known! Jake never barks unless there is a very good reason. The boy has radar ears and he's so smart that he actually assesses the threat level outside. I get a graduated alert from head up, ears rotating like a radar dish, to a small "woof" to a full throttle hound dog bark. He is my first line of defense.

I have loaded and chambered 9mm's located in various parts of my small house and a 12 gauge 18" shotgun loaded with 00 buck hanging from a rack. We live out in a rural area where the LEO's are 30 minutes away.

Our road is a dead end and we have 26 homes with every homeowner armed. My neighbor is on vacation and his house is just as safe as if he had never left.

Our neighbors look out for each other! We all know each other, have an active Homeowners Association and we simply do NOT have crime here as there is one way in and one way out.....toes up!

As to the big, black SUV......bring 'em on! I have done nothing wrong and refuse to let them make me afraid. This is Texas and we're still free here.

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Old August 20, 2012, 08:45 PM   #64
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Well, after several recent break-ins in my neighborhood, we almost got hit today while at work. My guess is our German shepard mix made whoever it was a little unsure about trying to come through the glass door on the deck even though our house is the most secluded on the street. Unfortunately, the next door neighbor wasn't as lucky and her door was kicked wide open (in the middle of the day and in plain view of several other homes) despite the deadbolt. She lost a lot of cash and jewelry but fortunately nobody got hurt. And we live in a nice, quiet rural neighborhood.

This event made me seriously think about my HD setup. I have outside motion sensor floodlights (big halogens) and as I mentioned before a stout four legged son. Even so, my Bushy M4 gery with Eotech and Surefire M300 scout will be locked and loaded with TAP 75's from now on and will remain secured but accessible in the bedroom. I would prefer my 870 but my wife can handle the AR much easier, and I travel quite a bit so that is a big concern.

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Old August 21, 2012, 04:46 AM   #65
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For thse wanting to use slugs, I recently shot some frozen one gallon water jugs. Federal Magnum 3 inch 1 1/4 oz hollow point rifled slugs put a heck of a hole in the ice and penetrated about 2 inches. I also had Remington 3 inch Magnum 1 oz sabot hollow points. They are supposed to expand to twice their caliber. Well, they blew giant chunks out of the ice and broke the remainder of the ice in half. So, if over penetration is a concern I highly suggest to do some testing. I was actually wanting to use those Remingtons for deer, not anymore (too much damage will be done). And I'm sure they'd stop an intruder in their tracks, but I'm almost positive it will go through someone. Between the 2, the Federals seem to be a better suited round.
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Old August 21, 2012, 10:43 PM   #66
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don't really want to say too much either, but i feel pretty confident i'm covered. but i will say it includes a shotgun w/ buckshot
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Old August 21, 2012, 10:52 PM   #67
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Wheatherby PA-459 with Remington 00 buckshot.
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Old August 22, 2012, 04:48 AM   #68
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I have a dog, an alarm system, cameras and a single shot shot gun under my bed. My carry gun a COP derringer on the belt loop of the current pants I am wearing. Most of the other guns are in my gun room.
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Old August 22, 2012, 06:02 AM   #69
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Mossberg 590 loaded with 9 rounds of 00 buckshot, also if i run out of ammo it has a bayonet lug and i do have an M7 bayonet that attaches to it on my dresser.
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Old August 23, 2012, 10:12 PM   #70
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I have a Beretta 92a1 in my nightstand. It has a ballistic light attached to its rail that would blind an intruder. I also have a loaded Remington 870 with #1 buckshot in my off bedroom. In my workshop I have a Colt Trooper Mk III. In both of my handguns I use Hornady Critical Defense ammunition. Lastly I have a German Shepard dog, but he is all bark and no bite...I would feel terrible if any neighborhood kids were ever hurt by my dog.
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Old August 23, 2012, 10:53 PM   #71
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I have a dog with a ferocious bark who is very sensitive to strangers near the house. In my night stand is an XDM .40 with Federal HST and two spare magazines. On the night stand are a couple of high output flashlights and my phone. My CZ is fairly close at hand too.
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Old August 24, 2012, 09:19 AM   #72
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Mossberg 500 with 00 Buck XX magnums beside the bed a Sig P220 on my nightstand, and a Walther PPK in the wifes nightstand.
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Old August 24, 2012, 09:41 AM   #73
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Waking up its my .357 loaded with 38's and my flashlight, both by my bedside. When I get on my feet I trade guns for a Mossberg 500C or a Winchester 1200, both loaded and by my bedroom door, Don't matter which one I grab. I'm old, don't sleep as sound as I used to and wake up easily.

I could always grab a bowie knife, bo, machete, sword, crossbow or nunchaku also in my room but I prefer the gun and flash light, I'm to old for all that physical exercise.
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Old August 24, 2012, 12:50 PM   #74
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compared to most our home defense is pretty minor. We have neighbors that we trust and communicate with, I have motion lights in the obvious places good locks and solid doors, small(er) windows, and long hallways with lots of crap to run into if you don't know your way around. You're likely to make alot of noise rummaging around the house. Heck, the stairway to the kids room is darn near lethal in istelf for us that live there somedays...Stupid legos.

MOST of the crime in our area has been minor smash and grabs, but like everywhere else, bad guys are getting bolder and the drug scene has been getting worse too.

As far as defense goes - We have a Judge in our bedroom, the little one has a can of mace in her bedstand. The shotgun is kinda hidden in a central location if I really need to get to it, but the rest of the guns are locked away. If I ever need to get that far I live close enough to dispatch that PD "should' be there long before that's necessary
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Old August 26, 2012, 04:28 PM   #75
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G21 in computer room.
G17 in bathroom.
G30 in family room.
Springer XDM in bedroom along with P229.
Smith 4506 upstairs in music room
Bushmaster ar platform in downstairs closet.
Ruger Service Six in roll-around in garage.

Rest locked up in safe.

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