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Old March 16, 2020, 08:37 AM   #26
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I think it would be difficult to use a GE Minigun for self defense
Only Blain could do this.

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Old March 16, 2020, 09:48 AM   #27
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Going to have to go with a muzzle loader.
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Old March 18, 2020, 02:22 PM   #28
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For extra irony points, I'm going to go with Cobray's Lady's Home Companion.

Basically a Cobray street sweeper pistol (no stock or foregrip) rifled and chambered in .45-70. Eight pound total weight. Horrendous trigger. Low magazine capacity. Chambered in a cartridge fit for buffalo. I believe it fails to meet the "Lady", "Home", AND "Companion" attributes its name would imply.

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Old March 18, 2020, 03:14 PM   #29
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I'm thinking a Ma-Duece would have limited home defense application... at least within the confines of four walls... :-O
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Old March 18, 2020, 04:06 PM   #30
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The worst? Easy. An empty one. Because if you pull it out to scare somebody off, you might need to use it if they don't scare well.
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Old March 18, 2020, 04:29 PM   #31
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The worst? Easy. An empty one. Because if you pull it out to scare somebody off, you might need to use it if they don't scare well.
Not necessarily, as long as they don't know it's unloaded and think you're somewhere between serious and crazy. I stopped 2 burglars with a 40" club that looked amazingly like a Remington Model 11 1905 Automatic shotgun.

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Old March 18, 2020, 04:30 PM   #32
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I'm thinking a Ma-Duece would have limited home defense application... at least within the confines of four walls... :-O
If you want to stop the riff raff in SUV-to-LAV's at 600 yards, it's ideal with Mk211 rounds.
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Old March 18, 2020, 05:31 PM   #33
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pelo801 wrote:Any carbine length 30-ish cal surplus rifle, bolt or not.
The M1 carbine with Speer #1835 H.P. or a proper soft point negates that opinion. Jim Cirillo proved that time and time over in real life with soft point ammunition.

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Your 40 Short & Wimpy vs. 357 Magnum with 125 gr. JHP...any flavor. Yeah...you and everyone else who makes that statement continue to propogate a serious falsehood.

I'll go with the gun with the trigger lock on in a Ca. approved gun safe with the ammunition stored in another location. OR the U.K. method of gun locked in a safe semi disassembled with the ammunition locked in another location.
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Old March 18, 2020, 05:53 PM   #34
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For extra irony points, I'm going to go with Cobray's Lady's Home Companion.

Basically a Cobray street sweeper pistol (no stock or foregrip) rifled and chambered in .45-70. Eight pound total weight. Horrendous trigger. Low magazine capacity. Chambered in a cartridge fit for buffalo. I believe it fails to meet the "Lady", "Home", AND "Companion" attributes its name would imply.

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.45-70? I've actually heard of that gun (I think) but I thought it was a .410
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Old March 18, 2020, 08:46 PM   #35
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Old March 18, 2020, 08:59 PM   #36
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The worst gun for home defense is one that don't fire all the time or one you have hidden back so far you can't get to it easily.
If someone has a gun to your daughter's head even a gun that over penetrates is a good gun. I would take a chance of hitting something not intended than watch my daughter die.
A gun you can't depend on is a risk & a gun you can't easily reach is useless.
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Old March 19, 2020, 09:49 AM   #37
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For extra irony points, I'm going to go with Cobray's Lady's Home Companion.

Basically a Cobray street sweeper pistol (no stock or foregrip) rifled and chambered in .45-70. Eight pound total weight. Horrendous trigger. Low magazine capacity. Chambered in a cartridge fit for buffalo. I believe it fails to meet the "Lady", "Home", AND "Companion" attributes its name would imply.

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I'd like to give that a whirl! Looks like fun.
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Old March 20, 2020, 09:25 AM   #38
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Honestly LASERS!

Anything powerful enough blinds you instantly without eye protection that more or less makes you blind.
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Old March 20, 2020, 10:11 AM   #39
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Honestly LASERS!

Anything powerful enough blinds you instantly without eye protection that more or less makes you blind.
Someone has been watching too many Superhero movies.
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Old March 20, 2020, 12:33 PM   #40
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Old March 20, 2020, 04:05 PM   #41
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This guy Joe, I heard him say that an AR is too difficult to use and too hard to hit any target with it.

So, any of those EBRs that look all scary have GOT to be the worst!

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Old March 20, 2020, 08:53 PM   #42
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The M1 carbine with Speer #1835 H.P. or a proper soft point negates that opinion. Jim Cirillo proved that time and time over in real life with soft point ammunition.
I'm not saying it wouldnt be effective. But I wouldnt prefer to maneuver and/or fire one inside. That was what I was getting at.
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Old March 21, 2020, 09:36 AM   #43
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I had a .25 ACP pistol once, a Jennings maybe, that was gutless and thoroughly unreliable. I suspect that, if it actually went off, it would only provoke an evildoer. At least if I had a heavy Airgun I could use it for a club...
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This might be worse: It requires an extension cord capable of handling 1/4 Megawatt to run continuously:

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