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Old September 15, 2022, 12:55 PM   #1
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favorite guns

was wondering what is your favorite go to gun, when things go bump in the night? favorite conceal carry? My personal favorite night gun is my 12 guage pump , mossberg or Ithaca 37. Favorite conceal carry, commander sized, steel frame 1911 45 acp
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Old September 16, 2022, 07:59 AM   #2
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My CC gun, a Shield Plus, also pulls home defense duty, at least until I can get to my rifle.
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Old September 16, 2022, 12:40 PM   #3
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Browning citori, it’s a home SD gun, a hunting gun and etc
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Old September 16, 2022, 10:09 PM   #4
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My home defense guns are a S&W .40 cal., a Remington 12 gauge, and a 1911.
They are all available and loaded.
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Old September 19, 2022, 10:02 PM   #5
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Home defense at night: Mossberg Shockwave.

Concealed carry: HK P30SK
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Old September 20, 2022, 06:09 AM   #6
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I don't have a "favorite" but my EDC sits on the table next to the sofa so is most accessible. G43.
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Old September 20, 2022, 06:45 AM   #7
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Depends on the day but for concealed carry or self defense, I use a 92FS. I can shoot it. I train with it and I hit my targets with it.

As for the range, I like this for that purpose, too, but I rank the Sig P220 right up there with it.

Favorite rifle is my Ruger M77 MkII in 30.06. Looks cool. Shoots amazingly well. Can't complain about it. Although I will say, the Ruger 10/22 ranks up there, too.

I don't do a lot of shotguns but I have a Marine Magnum in 12g that I get out every once in a blue moon and it's fun to blast away at water bottles.

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Old September 21, 2022, 07:16 PM   #8
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I had a "favorite" in my downstairs, ground-level, most nefarious visitor entry rec-room where 90% of our nights find us watching TV. Guarding it was a .380 Auto, then a 9mm Ruger, and presently I've downsized to a Ruger 10-shot .22 LR. Only because it is less dangerous to my ears and just as dangerous to anyone who enters unannounced because I am comfortable with a guaranteed disabling headshot from a distance no greater than 20 feet from the door of entry. Failing a headshot, 3 shots toward the upper thorax and neck ought to be an end result in my favor. And I still have 6 left for anyone else who follows. Early in my career, I attended an autopsy of a guy who
killed himself with a .22. When his skull was opened, his brains poured out like a loose oatmeal breakfast cereal.
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Old September 21, 2022, 08:29 PM   #9
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Mossberg 590 12 gauge with 00 buck
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Old September 22, 2022, 11:35 PM   #10
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For me it's my Winchester Defender with stacked loads. The chamber is unloaded so I can rack the slide and be ready to go. The first 2 rounds out of the tube are #4 bird shot, then 4 rounds of 00 buck followed by a slug. I hope to never need it but if I do I know that if the first 2 rounds don't do it, the 3rd likely will. If I ever get to the last round, it should punch through whatever is left...

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Old September 23, 2022, 11:04 AM   #11
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The first 2 rounds out of the tube are #4 bird shot, then 4 rounds of 00 buck followed by a slug.
I know you sort of explained it, but I just can't figure why your first rounds are birdshot in a gun you're using to "repel boarders".. (self defense against humans).
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Old September 23, 2022, 12:49 PM   #12
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Browning Hi-Power for every situation.
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Old September 23, 2022, 07:41 PM   #13
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45 ACP.

I should switch to 10 since Yogi runs around outside (as does snagglepus).
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Old September 23, 2022, 08:55 PM   #14
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I know you sort of explained it, but I just can't figure why your first rounds are birdshot in a gun you're using to "repel boarders".. (self defense against humans).
I do it that way so if any pellets don't hit a close soft target, they'll likely bounce off the house next door. BTW, #4 bird shot is wicked at close range...

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Old September 24, 2022, 07:58 AM   #15
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Sheesh

Geezerbiker,
Next up will be most favored child? Shoot, I can't pick a favorite shotgun, never mind pistols and rifles.
Most favored child is an easy one, only had one.

Current favorite: Win model 12 trap a close second is my straight gripped Elsie SBT from 1918, it's first if the distance is long.

Once I finish the "tweaks" on the new to me Super X 1...I expect it to take the crown.
The last few years have been a shotgun obsession.
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Old September 24, 2022, 01:21 PM   #16
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I have only one child too and by the time she graduated highschool, she had more guns than I did well into my early 30's...

I keep the defender by my bed because it holds the most rounds and also looks very intimidating not that I count on that. So far I've never needed I hope to never need it but it's always there.

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Old September 27, 2022, 09:26 AM   #17
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Favorite handguns:
Sig X-Five Competition 9mm - super unbelievably accurate
Tanfoglio Witness Stock 10mm

Favorite "Assault Rifles" (note the quotations because, yes I know that only one of the following is truly an assault rifle)
- Ruger AC556 in a Clyde Armory SCAR CQB stock
- K&N Bullpup 308

Favorite Assault Shotgun - USAS-12

Favorite Skeet gun - Beretta Gold Pigeon.

Favorite Carry pistol - Boberg XR9s
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Old September 27, 2022, 10:43 AM   #18
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Labrador retriever, and Labrador retriever.
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Old September 27, 2022, 03:02 PM   #19
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Bump in the night gun is a short barreled 12 gauge pump loaded full up with 00 buck. No racking the slide warning, just a soft click followed by a loud boom.
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Old September 27, 2022, 07:25 PM   #20
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My he defense guns are a Springfield xDM Elite 10mm, Walther PDP, and an AR-15 rifle. One handgun stays with me. One handgun stays in the living area, I have a handgun in the bedroom, and the rifle stays in the dining room closet. Ideally, I want to be able to get to a firearm no matter where in my home the threat might be.
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