What's a good gun for home defense?

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Re: What's a good gun for home defense?

Postby Shyster on Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:59 pm

Corvidae wrote:Shyster? Is this you?

:lol: No. I have shorter hair.

I'd like to know what gun he has in his right hand. It's clearly something based on a Ruger 10/22 action, because those are two snapped-together Butler Creek Hot Lips 10/22 magazines sticking out of the bottom.

...yeah, I know it's a little sad that I can tell that from the photo.
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Re: What's a good gun for home defense?

Postby Gage18 on Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:25 pm

I would go with a Kimber .45 LAPD...favorite...or a Kimber pro carry .45
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Re: What's a good gun for home defense?

Postby ville5 on Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:23 am

The Judge: Taurus' .45/410
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Re: What's a good gun for home defense?

Postby Corvidae on Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:48 pm

Also useful in shooting down UFOs.
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Re: What's a good gun for home defense?

Postby Ron` on Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:49 pm

Shyster wrote:
Ron` wrote:Not alot of practice needed either to hit anything.

Maybe, although a lot of people might be surprised. Shotguns don't spread as far as one might think, especially as close range. At "across the room" distances, the pattern from a shotgun with an open cylinder choke (i.e. no choke) can probably still be covered by one's hand. Aiming is still required.
I don't wont it to spread, I prefer cutting an intruder down with a direct hit immediately. Or incapacitating him if I'm close. I also don't want to stalk an intruder and am fine with scaring the living bejesus out of him too. It doesn't take a big person to shoot a 12 gauge, just one that is ready for touching it off.

Close quarters in a dark house, still my hands down pick.
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Re: What's a good gun for home defense?

Postby vjx67 on Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:24 am

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Re: What's a good gun for home defense?

Postby André on Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:24 am

ville5 wrote:The Judge: Taurus' .45/410
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Is that a shotgun revolver? Cool.

Anyway, what about that stat saying you're more likely to get shot if your home has a gun? Bs? Sounds pretty likely to me.

If I have a family I'd let the burglars take what they want before starting a firefight.
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Re: What's a good gun for home defense?

Postby Shyster on Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:51 pm

André wrote:Anyway, what about that stat saying you're more likely to get shot if your home has a gun? Bs? Sounds pretty likely to me.
If I have a family I'd let the burglars take what they want before starting a firefight.

You’re right. That stat is total BS. That's the Kellerman study, which is completely flawed.

Question: Under your philosophy, what do you do if the burglars decide what they really "want" is your daughter? Tell her to relax and try to enjoy it? Beg them to use condoms? Point out that your wife has more “experience?”
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