What do you use for home defense? Post Pictures


October 4, 2004, 06:52 PM
For me its an XD-40 with an insight m6 stoked with 180 gr. Ranger SXT's, and a cellphone.

How bout you all?

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October 4, 2004, 07:00 PM
Sorry no pics...but a Glock 19 loaded with Remington +P+ rounds and LOTS of G17 mags as spares....and then there's the AR.....:-)

October 4, 2004, 07:11 PM
I use a Mossberg 590A1 Very nice. Also keep a Loaded Sig 239 nearby.


October 4, 2004, 07:21 PM
My home defense pair.....

AR-15 loaded with 45grain Hornady TAP rounds that won't penetrate through any walls plus my 1911 with Aquila IQ 117grain alloy rounds.


SiG Lady
October 4, 2004, 07:21 PM
...Something like this...
with Federal Hydrashocks inside.

October 4, 2004, 07:27 PM
This should get the job done, whatever the job may be.


October 4, 2004, 07:29 PM
What kind of strap is that on the shotgun? :)

October 4, 2004, 07:36 PM
CZ-75B loaded with 124 gr. standard pressure Gold Dots.


Remington 870 Express 20 gauge loaded with Remington #3 buckshot.


Bushmaster Superlight loaded with XM193 military surplus.


That should pretty much handle everything...and if not, I just figure my time has come. :neener:

October 4, 2004, 07:43 PM
#1 choice would be a pump action shotgun...
A Mossberg 500 in 20 guage is on the wish list already...
20 guage so the wife can handle it too...
Nothing strikes quicker fear into the heart of a criminal like the extremely distinct "Shook-shuck" sound of a pump being prepared for business...

Most "experts" tend to agree that any home defense weapon be easily usable by all members of the household, able to be employed in your house with relative ease, and use an ammo that won't penetrate walls made of sheetrock and plywood...

I have a Colt .25ACP as my current carry that's always loaded and a Romanian SAR1 that has a 75 rd drum less than 7 cranks from ready...
Neither one is perfect for home defense, but either one is better than nothing, right?

I could always load up Ol' Bessie (303 brit smle) and attach the bayonet.
Somehow a 13 pound, 6 foot, wood and steel monstrosity capable of shooting down aircraft seems like a poor choice for nocturnal navigation through the house hunting things that go bump...
I nearly cleared a knick-knack shelf twice just showing it to a friend in broad daylight the other day. Thank God for muzzle discipline :D

October 4, 2004, 07:50 PM
I would not use anything other then a pump shotgun or standard unmodified pistol with standard loads you can buy from a gun store. no hot hand load man killer bullets. just good ole' factory hollowpoints. gun mounted flash light are also okay becuase you can justify it in court.

it is not cool and don't have the hip factor then again, the lawyer cost can ruin your life if you are ever in a justified shooting.

October 4, 2004, 07:55 PM
the lawyer cost can ruin your life if you are ever in a justified shooting.

Personally I'll worry about the lawyer cost after I'm still alive. Secondly I encourage you to show me any situation where an otherwise good shoot was prosecuted further due to the type of gun used (other than an illegal one).

October 4, 2004, 07:59 PM
HK USP loaded w/ 124 grain +P Golden Sabers.

Shown with CRKT Crawford Point Guard and Surefire Z2 combat light.

October 4, 2004, 08:02 PM
Ready is a .45 auto, (DAO), so there are no levers to deal with when I'm trying to wake up. Also a .38 revolver...Wifey does well with it. Then the 12 ga pump. She doesn't like it much...but the idea of an intruder is lower on her list ;) . Of coarse there is attack cat....major threat! sorry, no pic. no "D" camera. All loads suitable for home defense with reloads ready...like there will be an Alamo type seige :D . Go shoot and do some low light stuff, too!

October 4, 2004, 08:02 PM
Will post pics soon, but..
Mossberg 500 loaded with 6 rounds of 00 buck, Colt 1991a1 loaded with Silvertips and a reload, plus AR with 3 thirty rounders handy. And not to mention three somewhat lazy and not quite ferocious attack tactikitties.
Should be able to fend of just about anything ;)

October 4, 2004, 08:16 PM
You know I can't remeber the brand of the sling. I believe it is an Uncle Mikes. It is very comfortable to carry but of course adds the weight of those shells up front. I wouldn't want to have to hold somebody at bay for a half hour but I like having the extra ammo handy.


October 4, 2004, 08:20 PM
Depends - on which part of the house i'm in....


October 4, 2004, 08:28 PM
My baby:http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=1275123

October 4, 2004, 08:56 PM
In addition to the 870 and SP101 in the pictures I keep a USP 45F on hand/accessable.

Current configs:
870 w/9volt Surfire and Hogue short stock - Remington #4 Buck (2 3/4" 27 Pellet)
SP101 w/CT laser grip - 135 grain (.38) Gold Dot
USP45F w/Meprolight green,yellow night sites - 230 gr Golden Saber
Various Handheld lights in the pocket, on the night stand etc... for use with the handguns.



October 4, 2004, 09:11 PM
I only resort to nukes with gangbangers.


October 4, 2004, 09:31 PM
Mossberg 500 with a sawed down grip, 00 buck (I can't find #1 Buck) and Hello Kitty stickers.

S&W Model 636 .44 special with CCI "Extra Large Hollowpoints".

Cold Steel Tanto.

Fists, feet.

In descending order of preference. :)

I tried to take pictures, but everything came out dark and blurry, I'd better ask the wife how to use her camera. :D


October 4, 2004, 09:33 PM
P7M8 loaded with 124gr +p Gold Dots for small goblins

M4gery 14.5" with M855 62gr milspec ammo for larger armored buggers

Ukraine Train
October 4, 2004, 10:03 PM
Primary HD gun is Mossy 500 loaded with #1 buck. I also keep my Arcus 98 (carry gun) and Makarov by the bed at night, along with a flashlight and cell phone.

October 4, 2004, 10:54 PM
Right now my SA Mil spec lives by the bed.

The Mosin M38 within arms reach.

The CZ-75 follows me around the house sometimes.

Pic hosting went bye bye. Will post pics in a new post.

Little Loudmouth
October 4, 2004, 10:56 PM
Well, me personally? There's my J.C. Higgins 12 gauge within access...what my dad keeps is another matter.

October 4, 2004, 11:26 PM
By the bed- Sig 229 in .357 Sig, DA/SA, Hydrashoks, one in the tube with the hammer down, 1 reload and a Scorpion light.

"Elsewhere" in the house Kimber TLE with Hydrashoks.

If I wake up the Sig is ready to go with minimal setup, the Kimber is Condition 3- while awake I think I will remember to pull back on the slide first. I think I will.


October 4, 2004, 11:29 PM
I'm the least of the worries. You will have to get past this first.

October 4, 2004, 11:50 PM
These items are always within arms reach...

October 4, 2004, 11:53 PM
Unless the file is too big and it has to be resized... :uhoh:

Now let's try that again.


October 4, 2004, 11:58 PM
Got to get past the devil dog. Other than that my .45 Baby Eagle, golf clubs, dirty underwear or whatever I can grab/throw first.http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=1275477

October 5, 2004, 10:47 AM
Mossberg 590A1 with the 18.5" barrel:


Bwana John
October 5, 2004, 11:50 AM
Keep in mind I am very rural.

October 5, 2004, 12:50 PM
I hate these threads. They always make me want something new...

October 5, 2004, 01:10 PM
It depends on where I am in my house when it happens. My home defense weapons are all kept in condition 3, Magazine/tube loaded, chamber empty.
If I'm in the bedroom I have 2 guns ready, 1st one I dont have a pic of but it is a Mossberg Maverick 88 (same as a 500) 12 gauge, 18.5 inch barrel, loaded with buck, buck, slug, buck, slug, and 5 more on the buttstock.
Also with my shotgun is my Homebuilt AMD-63 in basic AK-47 configuration.
My AMD-63 Home defense rifle (http://www.picturefuse.com/picdetail.php?picid=38041)
I may put it back in original config soon.
AMD-63 in original configuration (http://www.picturefuse.com/picdetail.php?picid=37984)

In my main TV room is where the true arsenal is. I keep My Yugo M-59/66 with 10 rds of Surplus HP in the magazine again chamber empty. I also have some ammo on stripper clips with it.

My M-59/66 SKS (http://www.picturefuse.com/picdetail.php?picid=38042 )
If that failed me my M-1 garand and my bolt action rifles are also in this room but are not loaded.

If a criminal ever tries a home invasion on me, he better bring about 10 friends and alot of body bags

October 5, 2004, 01:30 PM
The Mosin M38 within arms reach.

:what: I can't imagine shooting that thing indoors without (I assume) hearing protection. :what:

October 5, 2004, 01:37 PM
Home defense pistol.


Zach S
October 5, 2004, 02:20 PM
Pistol: Lightly modded Kimber Polymer Stainless, most of the time. Sometimes I use whatever I'm carrying that day (1911 pattern).

Longarm: My Thompson 1927. Yeah, I know, a tommygun for HD sounds crazy, but having to double-up on ear protection in an indoor range makes one rethink firing an AR indoors without earplugs. My thompson is quiet enough not to get on the neighbors nerves when used for pest control, and though I've never fired more than a few rounds outdoors without my ears, I've never got the dial tone we're all familiar with (I can hear the "ping" action cycling). That and the fact I have more rangetime with the Thompson, not to mention if I should run out of ammo, its a more effective club. Now if only I could bring myself to hang a light on it...

I have been thinking about a 20" 590 (along with a surefire 623FA) to replace the 18.5" 500 I traded in, as well as a Para P14 LDA (with a 607R) for house duty. The 590 is on down the road, the Para is a possibility this Friday.

Oh for the intimidation factor, there's also a stupid mutt. Before you dog lovers start bashing me, I have to point out I like the dog, even though she is really stupid.

October 5, 2004, 02:37 PM
I would not use anything other then a pump shotgun or standard unmodified pistol with standard loads you can buy from a gun store. no hot hand load man killer bullets. just good ole' factory hollowpoints. gun mounted flash light are also okay becuase you can justify it in court.

it is not cool and don't have the hip factor then again, the lawyer cost can ruin your life if you are ever in a justified shooting.

That's a common belief, but I recently read an article written by a trial lawyer that did a pretty good job of debunking it. It's simply not a factor in the vast majority of 'clean' shooting cases.

My choices;


October 5, 2004, 04:33 PM
Personally I'll worry about the lawyer cost after I'm still alive. Secondly I encourage you to show me any situation where an otherwise good shoot was prosecuted further due to the type of gun used (other than an illegal one).

I took a class with Lethal force institute. after you listened to what Massad Ayoob has to say about self defense shooting and the out come of some of the people. It really makes you think. you hear some serious case that range from Murder to class action law suit. and all of them are justifible shootings. case range from California to NY and place in between.

Massad Ayoob has classes and books you can read or attend, it is an eye openning experience and a very informative class. Best of all, you find out things you should do and what to say after a self defense shooting.

I keep a ghost ring 870 with surefire light and a Springfield TRP with night sight.

October 5, 2004, 04:49 PM
Because you never know:

OK, seriously:

Buck Snort
October 5, 2004, 04:55 PM
I think this business of not using reloads is bogus. I'm a fan of Mas Ayoob and this is his position but I don't agree with him on this single issue. If anybody can cite a SINGLE instance of where an otherwise legitimate shoot ended up costing somebody jail time because of reloads, I'd like to hear about it.

October 5, 2004, 05:02 PM
All the cases he mentioned the justifyable shooter got off scotch free, no jail time. the problem is not jail sentance although one shooter was charged with Murder and got off. the problem is the money spent to have a lawyer to defend your case so you don't spend time in jail or a lawyer to defiend you against a class action law suit from the dumb ass that got shot deservingly. the problem is you spend everything you have on the Lawyer to get out of the problem. people have lost their home or marriage because of it.

AR or a military style semi automatic rifle, souped up handload are all cases a lawyer can use to make you look like a crazy gun owning house owner wait to shoot somebody the first chance you get. i am just saying eliminate those causes so you don't face those consquence or much less of it when the shooting is all over and done.

For those that want the best to defend your home and love ones, I think a shotgun is more then enough to do the job with #4 buck and low recoil slug if need. you don't need to chase the prep out the door and take a 100 yard shot with a rifle to take him down.

Just my humble opinion, yours may vary>>>>>

October 5, 2004, 05:04 PM
If anybody can cite a SINGLE instance of where an otherwise legitimate shoot ended up costing somebody jail time because of reloads, I'd like to hear about it.
remember; first the criminal trial, theeeennnnn the civil trial.;)

October 5, 2004, 05:25 PM
I don't have a dedicated HD weapon, but I have a "safe" with my three CCW handguns near the bed. Whatever I don't have on my body is the HD gun or guns.

It contains: KT P32, S&W 36, and my newly acquired Beretta 92F. There's always at least one gun, usually two there.


Ex-MA Hole
October 5, 2004, 05:42 PM
glaser silver for the 1st two shots, then good stuff for the other 3 (or 4).

Figure/ hope 1st shot is in a hallway or staircase (all bedrooms are upstairs), don't want to go through a wall and hit someone else. After that, BG will probably be in a room (after 2 shots fired, if he ain't dead, he's under cover), may need to go through a wall to get him.

I have 4 speed loaders throughout the house.

Also, Bear. A Black Lab/ Sheppard/ Bordie Collie mix that does not like strangers and has a BEAUTIFUL set o' white teeth. These, contrasted agianst the black fur, look REAL mean.

Too bad she's afraid of her own shawdow, though!

October 5, 2004, 05:42 PM
Well I've got plenty to chose from but it seems to me if I were to awaken out of a deep sleep a revolver would be the best choice for me.

Sure the Kimber or 870 would be fine but I just am not that sure how my brain might react in that highly stressfull situation. A revolver is a no brainer.

A Ruger GP100 sits on my side and the wife gets the SW642. Wish I could get a hold of a SW696 .44spl someday to upgrade.

Of course the BG's will most likely be scared off by the dobie.


October 5, 2004, 05:59 PM
http://www.hunt101.com/img/089837.jpg (http://www.hunt101.com/?p=89837&c=500&z=1)
http://www.hunt101.com/img/060815.jpg (http://www.hunt101.com/?p=60815&c=500&z=1)
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October 5, 2004, 06:17 PM

October 5, 2004, 06:19 PM
Don't come a knockin


October 5, 2004, 06:37 PM

October 5, 2004, 07:25 PM
I know that it is not the best gun for CCW, but you got to hand it to the P90 for reliability. I keep her loaded with hydrashocks and a +P Cor-Bon in the tube to "kick" things off.;)

October 5, 2004, 07:37 PM
Forgot the pic sorry :(

October 5, 2004, 07:49 PM

October 5, 2004, 07:58 PM
As for the civil trial after the criminal trial, no matter what weapon or ammo you used the door is open for you to be sued by the perp or his/her family. So you will most likely spend that fee on the lawyer anyway.
I'm no fan of Mas and have always wondered how he became an expert on the subject?

October 5, 2004, 08:01 PM

I use to work on those in the Army...

October 5, 2004, 08:33 PM


October 5, 2004, 08:50 PM
PT145 with CorBon Pow'r'balls
Ruger Security Six .357 for the wife
Barricade situation...Winny 1300 loaded with 2 slugs, immediately followed by 2 rounds of 00 buck.


And if all else fails...

Navy joe
October 5, 2004, 09:05 PM
What room am I in? I'll reach somewhere and come up with something. Been cleaning the house lately, seems more like a job for EOD sometimes. :D I pity the normal people that just find change and chapstick in the sofa, I often find a pistol I forgot I had.

Smoke, I see you are a lefty with good taste in shotguns. Where did you get that leather buttcuff? Must have one!

October 5, 2004, 09:37 PM
Right now my SA Mil spec lives by the bed.


The Mosin M38 within arms reach.


The CZ-75 follows me around the house sometimes.


October 5, 2004, 09:45 PM
I live in a home that is above average size and longest shot I may wind up being forced to take is on the verge of 25 yards(not feet).

Experience from hunting, casual shooting, and 3gun competition shooting has led me to the AR15 as the home defense firearm of choice.

I would much prefer to have the light recoiling and ACCURATE fire of the carbine should I wind up facing an immediate threat to my life from some intruder at the end of the hallway that might get off a lucky shot if they are armed with a firearm. Identify target, identify threat, make decision to shoot or not. Would rather do it with the AR15 than with a handgun or shotgun which may be a liability at that range.

Ofcourse I'd ditch the bayonet. This is just an updated picture of what was once a post-94 compliant rifle. Had to "evil up" the rifle once the ban sunset.

October 6, 2004, 01:43 AM

did I forget to mention the Smart Lab(Growls mennacingly... and knows to warn mommy and daddy, oh and barks kinda funny outside but just wags away)... the mini Mastiff (huge lab - he don't do much - but a 109 lbs of lab in an evil black coat is threatening according to the postal lady), the skeered Yeller lab (runs like a rabit - but looks mean doing it and barking like crazy), the two real Mastiffs(one in evil black w/ a SMALL bit of apricot brindle in it, the other a fawn w/ an evil black face), a couple a boxers... (Both agile and loud barkers) and the lil portable mini alarms? (a Shi-zu and a Boston Terrier)

Edit - not to mention the bark-boxes outside... its funny - after a while - you can distinguish the "its a cow" bark from "someone is pulling up bark" to the "something is there" bark =)

heh - I know they are lible to lick you to death (have a door rug that says "WARNING: Dog can't hold its licker") but even a bark from some of those dogs would make me think twice... and the lil one's go off soon after that.... did i mention that trying to walk through four dogs averaging 150 lbs in order to rob a place is not indicitive of success?

Needless to say - it would be hard to imagine continuing into the house that had that mess comming at you... hell - its hard to walk through the kitchen when i get home.... and they KNOW me... <hehehe>

oh - and all the black evil references are in reference to those "evil black guns" not anything someone might be thinking.. just in case... <sigh>


October 6, 2004, 01:56 AM


October 6, 2004, 02:01 AM
Black Talon,

That is one beautiful Springfield.

I have a liitle less model on my side.


I understand the civil law suit will follow anyhow, but less ammo for the lawyer the better for me. especially living in a state like California.

Average Guy
October 6, 2004, 02:42 AM
First line of defense:


Second line of defense:


October 6, 2004, 10:31 AM

October 7, 2004, 12:07 AM
LMAO........and I thought my USP was a formidable home defense gun. You guys have some impresssive setups......

October 7, 2004, 03:33 AM
It is formidable - think of all the people who have a bat....

you know - louisville slugger...

or... erm...

a golf club.....

heck - maybe even... a ... erm... SKIN over a fist? heh

cause ... well you know... guns are bad...



October 7, 2004, 08:32 AM

Zach S
October 7, 2004, 08:50 AM
It is formidable - think of all the people who have a bat.... I have a dual-purpose bat. Of course, 99.9% of the time its jsut a 6D cell maglight...

October 7, 2004, 10:54 AM

October 7, 2004, 10:59 AM
My bat is an assault bat.

I it is painted black and has a sharpend pointy end. :D

October 7, 2004, 11:37 AM

Nice looking dog....but looks like me....been eating too much good food!!!!

October 7, 2004, 12:10 PM

dude, at least go tactical/aluminum

October 7, 2004, 02:11 PM
Tacticle aluminum!?!?

Naw... keep it solid... - oh and put a big nail or two through the end....

.... when does a bat become more than a bat by law? <snicker>

wonder if its painted black if that would make it more evil in court....

"your honor, he painted the bat black and put several nails through the bat in order to make it more deadly - thus it was pre-meditated"

"Uhm... painting it black makes it pre-meditated?"

"Yes your honor, you see - things that are black are meant for evil purposes and when the defendant did this he was clearly attempting to do evil to my client after my client broke into his house."

"erm.... permeditated.... hmmm... "



October 7, 2004, 02:11 PM
Go with the aluminum so you atleast broadcast to the entire household when you've hit a home run.

Hitting a cranium with wood must be sorta a dull "thud" sound, kinda like dropping a bowling ball on concrete.

But an aluminum bat... that "dink" that we all here whenever a solid hit is made in softball, that's a certain crowd pleaser.

October 7, 2004, 02:19 PM
An assault teddy bear.


October 7, 2004, 06:00 PM

October 7, 2004, 10:56 PM
The ONLY way there will ever be an aluminum bat in my house will be if Count Dracula gets stuck in an empty soda can.

When my kids were going through little league they had wooden bats, much to the dismay of the coach.

October 7, 2004, 11:12 PM
Assault Alien vs. Assault Teddy Bear!


October 7, 2004, 11:16 PM
Who will win????? :uhoh:

October 7, 2004, 11:19 PM
Assault Teddy Bear! :(


October 7, 2004, 11:25 PM
Tam, you are just playing the "I am under-armed" angle.

I have been here enough to know that anything short of a Mechanized Division would be signing its own death warrant in a B&E at your place. :eek:

As for me, a 12ga.


October 8, 2004, 05:12 AM

The there's the wife with that ugly mossy persuader of her's

If they get passed those two, then they are in trouble, 'cause if I have to get outta bed, I'm gonna be ticked.:fire:

October 8, 2004, 09:22 AM
Exhibit A.

DSA Arms M4gery with Larue Tactical EOTech mount
EOTech 502 sight


Exhibt B
Kimber Custom II TLE

October 8, 2004, 09:33 AM

Black Snowman
October 8, 2004, 09:51 AM
I keep forgetting to take pics of the "improved" M17S. After goobering up the torsion nuts I've replaced them with a JP Customs Recoil Eliminator, added a 3-9 power scope for range fun, a light mount for my M3, and a 30mm dot sight for the close in work. Sure, it weights a ton but it just needs to sit by the bed ;) Pictures tonight if I happen to remember.

October 8, 2004, 09:56 AM

Now I'll have to use my sig 239.

October 8, 2004, 01:02 PM
I keep this locked in the nightstand stoked with 230g Golden Sabers...

If I had a way to secure a fully loaded AR-15, I would prefer that.

October 8, 2004, 11:38 PM
the assault moose:


October 9, 2004, 12:54 AM
One or more of these.


Big Red
October 9, 2004, 01:00 PM
A 4" stainless Taurus 441 hangs from the bedpost, a bolt action Savage
12 gauge by the book shelf and a 10-22 mag in the broom closet. All loaded
and ready to go.

October 9, 2004, 01:27 PM
First line of defense, see attached.

Second, 870.

Third, Kahr p9.

Fourth, Ruger Blackhawk in 357.

Fifth, "Big Red" baseball bat.

Sixth, nasty screeching biting parrot.

Seventh, a can of hair spray and a lighter.

Eighth, a bad case of PMS and a b*ch slap.

October 9, 2004, 08:50 PM

October 10, 2004, 01:14 AM
Trying again, never leaving home withought this:


Black Snowman
October 10, 2004, 08:59 PM
Finally got the pic uploaded


The scope is too big. I'll be replacing it with a compact fixed 4x.

October 11, 2004, 02:09 AM
Always liked a bullpup design... i need one...

heh need


9 m&m
October 11, 2004, 09:22 PM
I use an AR-15 A2 with a collapsable(?spelling?) stock, a Sure Fire on the fore end and 30 rds of Remington PSP's. My secondary is my Benelli Nova loaded with 3 1/2 in 00 buckshot.:D

October 12, 2004, 02:20 AM
I always thought the coolest home defense weapon would be one of these (Add a mounted surefire light and you're ready to go!):


...don't want to wake up the kids at 3am - they can get a might grumpy if they don't get their rest... :)

(plus just think of the tactical advantage if there are more BG's in the house...)

October 12, 2004, 02:48 AM
I use my CCW firearms.

From "life experiences" , I am more concerned about entering, leaving or answering the door.

Everythng else is kept off - site....some exceptions do occur. If someone decides to break- in tonight, I just happen to have two Stock 870's loaded up with slugs, and a Model 94 30-30 loaded up with 170 grainers. They came to visit , be tested and need to be delivered when I'm through playing...err...testing. :)

Yeah - I only use slugs in shotguns. That too is from life experinces....I might have to go answer an alarm or babysit a home or business.

captain obvious
October 12, 2004, 11:31 AM
First Line: SKS in the bedroom closet or FAL in the office closet (depending on where I am in the house)

Second Line: M44 inside the fusebox cabinet by the front door

Third Line: AK permantely stationed in the car

As soon as I put my AR together i'll leave that next to my bed, with a mag full of frangibles sitting next to it.

Zach S
October 12, 2004, 01:29 PM
First line of defense, see attached.

Second, 870.

Third, Kahr p9.

Fourth, Ruger Blackhawk in 357.

Fifth, "Big Red" baseball bat.

Sixth, nasty screeching biting parrot.

Seventh, a can of hair spray and a lighter.

Eighth, a bad case of PMS and a b*ch slap.
Out of the things listed here, #1 and #8 scare me the most...

October 12, 2004, 05:15 PM
Springfield Government .45 that Dave Berryhill did his magic on, loaded with Triton Quik-shoks! :cool:

October 12, 2004, 07:58 PM

Any questions?:D

October 13, 2004, 09:24 PM
The purposes of a handgun is to fight your way back to the rifle you never should have put down in the first place.
In observance of the above truism, there is a Caspian Officer's ACP in one nightstand, a S&W Model 696 in the other.



They keep Mrs. G-98 and myself alive in the fight until we can get the better defensive tools into play.

Rem 870 Mk1, as issued to Uncle Sam's Misguided Children, full-brass 00 Buck load:


Indoor view:


Bulgarian heat, w/Winchester soft tips and a tracer every 5th round:


Never mind the Chow/Lab early warning system on alert 24/7:


Gary in Pennsylvania
December 27, 2004, 11:37 AM
CZ-85 Compact .40s&w

Sorry - no pics yet...

December 27, 2004, 03:36 PM
S&W 9mm by the bed, 16" barrel Mossberg 500 12 ga with #4 Duck and Pheasant loads in the cabinet about 6 feet from the bed. When I was a Deputy Sheriff we recommended a 12 gauge pump shotgun loaded with #4 Duck & Pheasant loads for home defense, at close range it causes incredible destruction, but it doesn't penetrate walls very well, so they are safer and don't tend to exit the house.

December 27, 2004, 07:23 PM


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