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Old June 5, 2005, 01:22 AM   #1
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Your home defense weapon and load

Name the gun you would go to first for home defense, and what you load it with.
For me, its a Benelli Nova with Federal 00 Buck

(or my 1911 with 230 grain Hydra-Shoks)
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Old June 5, 2005, 01:43 AM   #2
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depends the kinda mood i am in,

if i really dont feel like messing around ill go for the winchester defender 1300 7+1 full of Federal OOO buck

or if they want some suprises of JHP, ill run around the house with my XD40

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Old June 5, 2005, 02:29 AM   #3
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well... i go with my only option... Sig P220R with a M3 light on it loaded with Double Tap Gold Dot JHP. 230gr at 1010 fps.

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Old June 5, 2005, 04:09 AM   #4
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Old June 5, 2005, 05:15 AM   #5
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I would go to the closest one.

That might be a Winchester 1200 with low recoil 00 buck.
It might be a Mossberg 500 with low recoil 00 buck.
It might be a Sistema with 230 grain Hydrashoks.
It might be a S&W M38 with 110 grain Hydrashoks.

It would, however, be the closet one. A handgun is on my person. The shotguns are at opposite ends of the house.
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Old June 5, 2005, 06:19 AM   #6
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HD gun? Has to be a short barrel hammergun. What's better? If the hammers are back it's ready to go. No mystery, no confusion - it's so simple it's almost perfect. Of course it's only two rounds (OO Buck) - and a .38 revolver for back up. I believe in keeping it simple - as simple as possible.
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Old June 5, 2005, 07:32 AM   #7
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Well, I have several weapons handy.

First is my BHP in an Alessi 'Bodyguard' shoulder holster. She's accompanied by three thirteen round magazines.

Second would be either of my two Yost Colts. I have a duty belt set up for one with three magazines and a flashlight, so it would be a great grabngo rig, just like my BHP.

For long duration events, I have a Marlin M45 Camp Carbine sitting ready with a 10rd CMC Powermag loaded. I bought this lady because I love the Colts so much. Thought it would be a good idea to have a carbine that fed off of the same magazine.

Lastly, there is my M4gery. Currently, I have it loaded with Winchester 45g HP which I hear will minimize penetration through walls and such while still doing a number on a hostile in the house. I don't have a light/laser/IR/NV device attached to the weapon.

Ya'll think that'll do?
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Old June 5, 2005, 08:02 AM   #8
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00 Buck Double barrel.
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Old June 5, 2005, 09:04 AM   #9
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Mine is an AR15 with XM193 55 gr. ball.

My wife's is a Rem 870 loaded with Zanoletti Double Impact. She don't mess around and sees no reason why something like drywall and doors should impede her ability to hit her intended target.
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Old June 5, 2005, 09:07 AM   #10
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My HK/Benelli M1 Super 90 or my GLOCK 21.
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Old June 5, 2005, 09:22 AM   #11
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If I roll right in bed, a Beretta 96G-SD with 11-round mag, five extra mags, X200 light, loaded with 180-gr. Speer Gold Dots. If I roll left, a Sig P226R 9mm with Trijicons, 15-round mag, two spare mags, loaded with 124-gr. Speer Gold Dots. If I reach up between the bed and nightstand, a Mossberg 590A1 cruiser ready with 8 rounds of Federal 00 buck and 6 slugs in the Sidesaddle.
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Old June 5, 2005, 09:35 AM   #12
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In-house: 12 gauge 870 with 20 inch barrel, pistol grip stock and slide, extended tube mag with first 4 rounds of #9 shot and the next 3 of 00 buck and last round a rifled slug. Short, fast, plenty of rounds and quite lethal at the maximum distances inside my house.
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Old June 5, 2005, 09:36 AM   #13
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16 guage with a .40 sigma to follow up with
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Old June 5, 2005, 10:40 AM   #14
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Winchester Defender 1200

Loaded with 8 +1 in the pipe Sellier and Bellot 2 3/4" 00 Magnum Buckshot

Its handy, just keep it resting against my nightstand. The Sellier&Bellot stuff is decent, doesn't buck as hard as most 2 3/4" magnums, and the shot pattern is pretty tight in my gun.

If I need more gun, I have the SKS in my closet with 5 strippers handy. Rest are in the safe.
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Old June 5, 2005, 10:50 AM   #15
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First choice is a 1911, Colt or Springfield, with 230 grain HydraShock JHP.
Back up is an Bushmaster shorty with an EOTech holograph sight. I like Black Hills JHP for this.
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Old June 5, 2005, 03:08 PM   #16
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Let's see if someone just broke into my house, I'm gonna stick my hand in the safe and whatever I can get my hands on the quickest I'm using. More than likely it will be my 870. I live upstairs and I know where my neighbors are at.
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Old June 5, 2005, 03:55 PM   #17
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Either a Beretta 96FS with 12+1 rounds of 165 grain Federal Tactical JHPs, or a Sig P228 with 15+1 rounds of 147 grain WWB JHPs is within easy reach at all times, and both are close when I'm sleeping. Between 3-4 other firearms are always nearly ready to go, often just needing a round chambered.
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Old June 5, 2005, 04:17 PM   #18
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My slow-motion, claymore mine.

The Beretta 1201FP that 70 .36 caliber balls explode out of in less than 2 seconds.


"In a world devoid of semiautomatics, a properly set-up Webley is the ultimate full-size self-defense handgun."
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Old June 7, 2005, 08:51 AM   #19
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1st up is the 1911-A1 with Rem 230-gr Golden Sabres

Then the Maverick 88 w/3"Mag #4 Buck 41 .24-cal balls per load

After that, the Most Serious Artillery...US Rifle Cal .30 M1 popularly known as The Garand
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Old June 7, 2005, 09:12 AM   #20
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Same gun I carry for defense. A Colt .38 Special Official Police. Only when I'm at home I put blue tipped Glazers in it.
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Old June 7, 2005, 10:51 AM   #21
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Rolling out of bed grab the 9mm CZ P-01 w/ 14 rounds of 147gr Golden Sabers. While passing the closet pick up a Win. '94 Trapper w/ 9 rounds 200gr SilverTip .44 Spls. Not to mention the hands-free phone calling 911.

Mind you the security system alarms are blarring and various lights around the house are automaticaly flashing during this time - hopefully the BG has taken the hint and hightailed it before any unpleasantness occures.
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Old June 7, 2005, 12:58 PM   #22
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2 buck 12 ga
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Old June 7, 2005, 03:18 PM   #23
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im sure this is not legal but...
a 12ga with less lethal rounds? like those bean bags or baton rounds.
otherwise my 1911 with fed hydrashock.
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Old June 7, 2005, 06:36 PM   #24
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I keep my ar-15 m4 clone at the ready loaded with XM193 ball ammo.

Used to be the shotgun, but after a lot of thinking, I recently switched over to the AR.
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Old June 8, 2005, 01:54 AM   #25
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Glock 35 w/ M3 light and then...
Mossberg 590A1 and then...
DPMS M4
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