Whats your home defense weapon?


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Big Bad Bob
March 4, 2011, 03:52 AM
Mines attached below, cause really you break in my home whats more scary then a man wielding a chainsaw??:what:

Actually its just my old 870 shooting 3in triple buck. Cant post a pic cause i am not at home.

Whats yours?

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Zerodefect
March 4, 2011, 04:03 AM
AR15 with a Aimpoint. I'd love to grab my CCw instead, but only if i can find my glasses. I can aim a red dot without my contacts in, but not so good with my pistol. My cat loves to toss my glasses under the fridge while I'm sleeping, so the AR15 carbine wins my HD role.

My FN Ps90 with Aimpoint is a ton faster though. I'd like to try Keltecs new shotgun with a T1 on top.

I've got a Larue 13" rail on my carbine, a chainsaw fits right under my barrel just fine. But I'm having trouble putting a bayonet on the chainsaw.

memphisjim
March 4, 2011, 04:15 AM
12 gauge I still think it's better than a high powered 22

Katherine
March 4, 2011, 04:24 AM
NEF Pardner 20 ga. single shot Ridiculously reliable, and super easy to maintain, so at least I know it'll be ready if I need it. |:

sonick808
March 4, 2011, 04:36 AM
kel-tec sub2000 glock config .40 / glock 22

RockyMtnTactical
March 4, 2011, 04:58 AM
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u87/RMTactical/IMG_6586.jpg

Mags
March 4, 2011, 05:07 AM
Kimber Warrior with a tac light.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/hossdelgado/100_0283.jpg

Hopefully that will take care of things but if there is a wild party on the street or I feel something is aloof the AR goes by my bed as well.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/hossdelgado/Ar15/Right.jpg

bartrak
March 4, 2011, 05:21 AM
Depends on what floor of my house I'm on. Rem 870 12ga. 1st floor and Glock 21 in computer room. AR on second floor,I like to be prepared.

RancidSumo
March 4, 2011, 05:27 AM
BCM 16" AR loaded with 30rds of 75gr Hornady TAP.

MrCleanOK
March 4, 2011, 05:55 AM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4023/4336134773_7a59fd8fa6.jpg

Friendly, Don't Fire!
March 4, 2011, 07:22 AM
My home defense weapon is one out of a number which happen to be close by.

Birddog1911
March 4, 2011, 07:33 AM
Whatever's closest to me at the time. 1911, shotgun, or ARs.

McCall911
March 4, 2011, 08:24 AM
I have two. A MAB PA-15 in the desk drawer underneath my left elbow and a S&W 5906 beside my bed.
I don't stay home without them. :D

Hanzo581
March 4, 2011, 08:27 AM
XD45 with a TLR1.

LibShooter
March 4, 2011, 08:52 AM
Mine is an M1 Carbine. The Missus has a 12 Gauge SxS. She's thinking about switching to a 20 Gauge pump of some kind.

I have no pictures handy, but both are pretty vanilla, so you can imagine what they look like.

Whiskey11
March 4, 2011, 08:52 AM
Shouldn't this belong in another section like General Discussion? :P

My HD firearm is my Springfield XD Tactical in good ole .45 ACP. Three mags fully loaded, enough to get to my Remington 700 in .308 :evil: Just kidding, wouldn't think of using my nearly 20lb 700 in a HD situation.

Pictures of the XD though:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v141/whiskey_11/IMG_1977.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v141/whiskey_11/IMG_1978.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v141/whiskey_11/IMG_1975.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v141/whiskey_11/IMG_1974.jpg

MtnCreek
March 4, 2011, 10:38 AM
HD Weapon

Peter M. Eick
March 4, 2011, 10:40 AM
Inland 30 carbine.

Handy reliable, accurate enough and easy to use.

beeenbag
March 4, 2011, 10:46 AM
smith and wesson model 581

Its reliable and accurate and shoots a great round that even my wife loves.

460Kodiak
March 4, 2011, 11:04 AM
SP-101 loaded with .357's with a CT laser grip next to the bed, and a Stoeger Cougar in .40 S&W in the living room

saturno_v
March 4, 2011, 11:56 AM
1) My dog :D

2) My Kel Tec P-11 which is always in my pocket unless I'm under the shower! :D

3) A Bersa Thunder 40 (that is my usual full size CCW) is on my nightstand drawer.

4) A Mossberg 500 with 18.5 barrel stuffed with 00 buckshot is on my closet next to my bed.

Depending on the situation (if I spend time in the garage, working from my den, etc...) the Bersa and the Mossberg get moved around, I try to keep them always at easy reach.

All my other guns are in my safe.


I rely on these 3, deadly reliable and relatively inexpensive without a particular collector value...remember if s.... happens you are going to lose the firearms you used, at least for a very long time.....why use fancy hardware then....

Marlin 45 carbine
March 4, 2011, 12:02 PM
as several others I have some pistols of course and a shotty (sxs) but for a 'rifle' a Marlin
Camp 9mm set up with folder, hi cap mag, light and red dot. I would use it for aways from my home.

saturno_v
March 4, 2011, 12:05 PM
Even if I live on a house, I feel the neighbours are too close to take a chance at using a high powered rifle as part of the home defense arsenal (even a .223 or a 30-30)
Nothing change a home invader's intentions faster than a pump shotgun....

ADKWOODSMAN
March 4, 2011, 12:15 PM
A 7 shot .12 ga Remington 1100-00buckshot backed up with a .44 Redhawk with .44 special lead loads.

jbr
March 4, 2011, 12:16 PM
80 Lb. Boxer (mostly an alarm system), Beretta 96 w/ speer GDHP and Browning Maxus 12ga. w/ buckshot.

txhoghunter
March 4, 2011, 12:32 PM
If my dogs don't lick the BG to death.....I have an AR with 75 gr TAP rounds ready

M.C.
March 4, 2011, 12:34 PM
91/30... because I want to get him down the street before he gets to my home.:D just kidding.

XD9, SP101, or Rem 870. If those don't work... cold steel to the gut will ;-)

RancidSumo
March 4, 2011, 12:38 PM
Even if I live on a house, I feel the neighbours are too close to take a chance at using a high powered rifle as part of the home defense arsenal (even a .223 or a 30-30)
Nothing change a home invader's intentions faster than a pump shotgun...

If you are too worried about penetration to use a 5.56, you should definitely rethink your shotgun choice. 12ga buck will go through walls just as well as a 5.56 and so will most pistol rounds. With the right load, you are in no more danger of shooting through walls and hitting an innocent person with a 5.56 than you are with a .45 or 12ga.

saturno_v
March 4, 2011, 12:52 PM
If you are too worried about penetration to use a 5.56, you should definitely rethink your shotgun choice. 12ga buck will go through walls just as well as a 5.56 and so will most pistol rounds. With the right load, you are in no more danger of shooting through walls and hitting an innocent person with a 5.56 than you are with a .45 or 12ga.

The problem is not so much overpenetration in your own house...that is a danger you have to take for granted, no matter the firearm....however a 00 buck pellet will lose lot of its energy within 50 yards down the road...a 223 bullet will not...

On top of that, my AR is an expensive firearm which I would hate to lose if I find myself in a home defence situation....my Mossberg 500 instead is a ultra reliable cheap shotgun....

Bartholomew Roberts
March 4, 2011, 01:02 PM
As to the OP's original question, my home defense weapon is going to be the best weapon I can get my hands on quick enough for it to be effective. Depending on the circumstance, that may mean a frying pan, wooden pin from the bed, a pistol, an AR15, or shotgun.

The problem is not so much overpenetration in your own house...that is a danger you have to take for granted, no matter the firearm....however a 00 buck pellet will lose lot of its energy within 50 yards down the road...a 223 bullet will not...

It depends on your situation. For example, if you live in a brick siding house, the .223 (with the right ammo) is either not going to exit the exterior of the house or it is going to exit it in tiny fragments that will lose their energy very quickly.

If you live in a house with many floor-to-ceiling windows or a single layer of wood siding as the external barrier (i.e. some apartments around here), then there is a decent chance that .223 could exit the house intact - and if so, it has the potential to travel much further than 00 buckshot, assuming it doesn't yaw after exit and remains relatively intact and stable.

Loggerlee
March 4, 2011, 01:23 PM
my home defense weapon is going to be the best weapon I can get my hands on quick enough for it to be effective.

That's just what I was thinking,at the moment it would be the laptop,the the kitchen table,then the .38 I spose.

Quentin
March 4, 2011, 02:08 PM
This'll do...

http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz211/Quentin68/Colt_MKIV_left_200.jpg

Zerodefect
March 4, 2011, 02:58 PM
The problem is not so much overpenetration in your own house...that is a danger you have to take for granted, no matter the firearm....however a 00 buck pellet will lose lot of its energy within 50 yards down the road...a 223 bullet will not...

On top of that, my AR is an expensive firearm which I would hate to lose if I find myself in a home defence situation....my Mossberg 500 instead is a ultra reliable cheap shotgun....


00 is not going to lose much energy at only 50 yards. But you are correct, 5.56 has much greater range, but only if it hasn't hit something first.

If 5.56 is too much power, than why would you want an even more powerful shotgun? 5.56 is going to lose alot of it's energy in the bad guy or walls of your house.

Another thing, it's really easy to miss with a shotgun. Unless you have a nicely choked barrel. You may want to check your patterns with life sized targets at 25 yards. Alot of people can't keep all of 00 on a man sized target at 30yards with stock defensive shotguns.

Hence the need for a "slug change-over" technique.

If your really worried, get a 5.7x28mm FN PS90. That weapon was purpose built to reduce overpen in urban enviroments.

And any weapon that saves your life has paid for itsself. Don't choose a cheapo shotgun so you can save money when the cops take it after a shoot. (they give it back if it's a good shoot, assuming you're in a free state) Choose the best weapon you can, keep the lesser weapns handy if your primary gets confiscated after a good shoot.


:D

schaibaa
March 4, 2011, 03:24 PM
I am not wealthy enough to own a home with any open dimension nearing 25 yards. 10 yards would be about as long as it gets for me. I'd say realistically we're talking 5-7 yards max.

A large 20x20 room is less than 10 yards from corner to opposite corner with your back on the wall. At that distance, the pattern of my shotgun with #00 buck is 8-10" max.

McCall911
March 4, 2011, 04:05 PM
Shouldn't this belong in another section like General Discussion?

Oh, I failed to notice this was in the Rifle section.
My only rifle is a Yugo 8mm Mauser, but that's certainly not my choice in a home defense-type rifle. Of course I have little doubt that it would work...

Robert
March 4, 2011, 04:11 PM
My AR, or my 1911, or my 590. See my sig line...

DM~
March 4, 2011, 04:24 PM
S&W M-19 and my "go to gun",

http://fototime.com/35A1F5A52508463/orig.jpg

DM

OpelBlitz
March 4, 2011, 04:31 PM
Mine is an M1 Carbine. The Missus has a 12 Gauge SxS. She's thinking about switching to a 20 Gauge pump of some kind.

I have no pictures handy, but both are pretty vanilla, so you can imagine what they look like.

Nice, exactly what I use - M1 Carbine w/soft points and a SxS 12ga. Only difference is I also have an M&P45 with a single 14rd extended mag available. I actually removed the bayonet from the M1 Carbine.

http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_EbyGK_C279c/TVB4bA3OyfI/AAAAAAAABA0/CoyXYRsE0i0/s800/IMG_1669.JPG

http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_EbyGK_C279c/TVB4jdHHUdI/AAAAAAAABA0/_iAXAqndjvM/s640/IMG_1704.JPG

http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_EbyGK_C279c/S9ICCfKwdzI/AAAAAAAAAmY/wRI0oy864BE/s800/IMG_0907.JPG

esheato
March 4, 2011, 04:38 PM
Benelli M2, ghost ring sights, Surefire forend, stocked with Fed 00 with FliteControl wads.

Beentown
March 4, 2011, 04:53 PM
First is whatever gun I am carrying. Usually a CZ 82 or Kahr CW9. Then once I am holed up with the family I have a S&W Model 3000 with 7 shot mag filled with No.4 buck.

All of my rifles are locked up.

Beentown

henschman
March 4, 2011, 05:20 PM
An AK-47 with hollow points is what I use.

UnTainted
March 4, 2011, 05:20 PM
several, but primaries are

1 sig 229 stainless .40

2 armalite ar10 16"

3 remington 870 18" 7 shot, loaded with slugs.

saturno_v
March 4, 2011, 05:49 PM
00 is not going to lose much energy at only 50 yards. But you are correct, 5.56 has much greater range, but only if it hasn't hit something first.

If 5.56 is too much power, than why would you want an even more powerful shotgun? 5.56 is going to lose alot of it's energy in the bad guy or walls of your house.

Another thing, it's really easy to miss with a shotgun. Unless you have a nicely choked barrel. You may want to check your patterns with life sized targets at 25 yards. Alot of people can't keep all of 00 on a man sized target at 30yards with stock defensive shotguns.

Hence the need for a "slug change-over" technique.

If your really worried, get a 5.7x28mm FN PS90. That weapon was purpose built to reduce overpen in urban enviroments.

And any weapon that saves your life has paid for itsself. Don't choose a cheapo shotgun so you can save money when the cops take it after a shoot. (they give it back if it's a good shoot, assuming you're in a free state) Choose the best weapon you can, keep the lesser weapns handy if your primary gets confiscated after a good shoot.





Actually a spheric lead ball with such horrible BC like a pellet it does lose a lot of energy 50 yards down the road.

A 00 shotgun shell develops much more energy than a 5.56 round but spread over 9 pellets...On top of that I use unplated shot which should deform easily once hitting solid surface further reducing the chances of overpenetration....basically a 00 buckshot load gives you the opportunity to unload into an individual the energy level of a full power battle round without the risk of hitting someone half mile away...

And my Mossy 500 gives me the flexibility to use the semi-magnum loads if i want (12 pellets) or the fearsome 3" (15 and some even 18 pellets).

I tried with my open 18.5" barrel (I also own a 26" and a 28" barrel both with adjustable choke) and I can put most of the pellets into a man sized target at 25 yards....and if you plan to hit someone already at that distance, you are most likely in trouble with the authorities explaining the shot you took....:)

The weapons that I use for home defense duty are yes inexpensive but extremely reliable (otherwise I would not put them in such role)....I trust my life to my Mossberg 500 as many LEO around the country do....

Finally, I find a short barreled shotgun more handy inside a house than my full barrel length AR-15, anyway.....

Because of my job and social life, all I can reasonably expect as threat is the occasional home invasion, not a hit team with high tech weaponry....most likely the classic "clack clack" of the shotgun cocking will be sufficient to stop the assailants in their tracks...if not because they are high on drugs, I'm pretty sure that a hailstorm of 00 pellets will make them istantly sober and clean....

saturno_v
March 4, 2011, 06:26 PM
91/30... because I want to get him down the street before he gets to my home. just kidding.




You may want to check your patterns with life sized targets at 25 yards. Alot of people can't keep all of 00 on a man sized target at 30yards ...

Few years ago in Seattle, a man got in trouble (charged with manslaughter) because he dared to shoot the guy that was trying to steal his car in front of its apartment....he fired with a Mosin M44....he said that he was shooting "just to harm the guy" (which was holding in its hands the big subwoofer he did jut rip from the man's car)...the results was that the round almost took the robber's head....you do not just "harm" somebody with a Mosin...you demolish him!!! :D:D

On top of that, the newspapers at thet time did talk about "excessive firearm power" and "military rifle" used in the incident.

Maybe they were 10-15 yards away....shooting someone at 25 yards get you a nice charge for first degree murder.....

M.C.
March 4, 2011, 06:48 PM
Few years ago in Seattle, a man got in trouble (charged with manslaughter) because he dared to shoot the guy that was trying to steal his car in front of its apartment....he fired with a Mosin M44....he said that he was shooting "just to harm the guy" (which was holding in its hands the big subwoofer he did jut rip from the man's car)...the results was that the round almost took the robber's head....you do not just "harm" somebody with a Mosin...you demolish him!!! :D:D

On top of that, the newspapers at thet time did talk about "excessive firearm power" and "military rifle" used in the incident.

Maybe they were 10-15 yards away....shooting someone at 25 yards get you a nice charge for first degree murder.....
7.62x54r is no "sissy" round. The way I see it, if it works for a SVD, then it can't be all that bad.

Motega
March 4, 2011, 07:01 PM
I suppose if I lived alone on 1000 acres in a house without anything capable of being blown up or destroyed by a rifle that's what I use.. otherwise a shotgun is the way to go.

Polar Express
March 4, 2011, 07:09 PM
HD Weapon
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That's a beautiful Shepheard!

Mine?
12 ga.

PE

henschman
March 4, 2011, 07:13 PM
My dog barks right here and bites way over yonder!

Adam123
March 4, 2011, 07:33 PM
I have a rabid siamese cat that has an insatiable thirst for the blood of strangers.

Hanshi
March 4, 2011, 07:45 PM
http://i599.photobucket.com/albums/tt74/hanshi_photo/klingon.jpg

ME!

gamestalker
March 4, 2011, 08:09 PM
S&W model 66-5,Taurus PT111, or Taurus 608.

Bartholomew Roberts
March 4, 2011, 09:30 PM
The tests done at the Box Of Truth website say shotguns don't penetrate as much as handguns like the .45 ACP, the 9mm, etc.. And .223 / 5.56 rounds far exceeded either. Their tests seem pretty scientific to me. The .223 round they fired went through 12 pine boards and it kept right on going. None of the buckshot or pistol rounds came close to that.

A common misunderstanding, which we have discussed before in this thread:
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=576235&page=2

revjen45
March 4, 2011, 09:44 PM
Guns!!! Lots of them!!! Can't reveal specifics because the BATF Killer Robots monitor these sights and feed the data into a computer. Oh, and knives too - lots of them, and if they won't take an edge sharp enough to shave with they get sent to the garage for scraping paint and opening oil cans. Mwaaahaa haaahaa!! :evil:

monet61
March 4, 2011, 09:48 PM
I've gone back to a shotgun.

Magog
March 4, 2011, 11:52 PM
I have a little baseball bat, a Kabar full size tanto knife, a 12 ga, a Ruger P89, and my trusty Colt M16 22 30 round mags full of Hollow points. Also we have a few cans of police mace though out the house.

And a 10 pound Chiwawa that barks at dust mites breaking wind, to tip me off 5 minutes before someone gets in my yard.

CJS06
March 5, 2011, 12:01 AM
An RIA 1911, M88 12ga, M&P40 depending on where in the house

Alec
March 5, 2011, 12:10 AM
1911 containing 9 rounds of 185gr +P Golden Sabers.

avs11054
March 5, 2011, 12:17 AM
Right now it's an AK or a PTR-91.

Soon it will be an MSAR E4 with either a Surefire Super Tac or X300 and an Aimpoint

dnlgao
March 5, 2011, 12:24 AM
Glock 17 With Full of 124gr Gold Dots

(with a 33rd loaded with Hornady XTP, close by)

hso
March 5, 2011, 12:25 AM
Good neighborhood, no criminal associates, clear property sightlines, motion sensor lights, advanced locks, non-wood doors, lights, dog, monitoring and alarm system. If some random VCA wanders onto the property and tries to get in theres an AR of AK or shotgun.

armsmaster270
March 5, 2011, 02:06 AM
These
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff207/armsmaster270/Guns/dec08-feb09130.jpg
and this for the wife
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff207/armsmaster270/Guns/PICT0096.jpg

Dimis
March 5, 2011, 02:20 AM
nothing special about my home defense setup

AZ Five seveN
March 5, 2011, 02:38 AM
FN Five-seveN / 5.11 Light for Life

(You only need one hand to fire the Five-seveN accurately, and it likes to eat light attachments!)

Carter
March 5, 2011, 02:46 AM
Depends on where I'm at and what time of day.

My carry pistol, sr9c, is usually on me or near me all day. At night my carry pistol is still usually within easy reach, or I have a shotgun ready to go as well.

I don't feel to hot about using my AR as an HD weapon. Mainly because its freakin loud, and I'd rather not lose something I shelled out a lot of money on if I had to use it.

bannockburn
March 5, 2011, 07:20 PM
1) Maverick Model 88 with a 18.5" barrel, loaded with 00 Buck.

2) S&W Model 10 with a 4" barrel, loaded with 125 gr. Hornady XTP.

3) Ruger SR9c with 17 rd. magazine, loaded with 124 gr. Speer Gold Dots.

4) Mag-Lite 4 D cell flashlight.

GunFlipper
March 5, 2011, 07:40 PM
Next to my bed, my Ruger P95 with 16 rounds. Under the bed on my side ready to with 20 in it is my AR15. On the floor is our two dogs, One Rott/Lab mix and one Akita/Lab mix, both females with a wild desire to protect what is theirs and ours.

I and the wife sleep very well.

GF

Piney Woods
March 5, 2011, 09:25 PM
1911 on my hip while awake, Mossberg 590 12 ga with attached light and #4 Buck by the bed.

USAF_Vet
March 5, 2011, 10:28 PM
My American Bulldogs
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5011/5501299638_226be9f3d6.jpg
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5220/5501299000_3651e55b9f.jpg

Then Mav88 12 gauge
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5014/5500702565_25675c6e95.jpg

or
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5298/5501294552_475bbaeb39.jpg

and if all else fails, grab the Lewis

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5013/5501297158_f8bf83d061.jpg

Haha, I wish.

CGRifleman
March 5, 2011, 10:28 PM
Kimber 1911, 870 12ga, or AK47 with the stock folded, depending on whichever happens to be nearest when something goes down.

clance
March 6, 2011, 11:20 AM
whats more scary then a man wielding a chainsaw??:what:

My wife with a gun! :what:

Joking aside, I have a Remington 11-87 Youth (20ga.) loaded with #3 Buck. I wanted something that was easy enough for my wife to handle (5' foot nothing and a 110lbs) yet I'm still able to use.

AlexanderA
March 6, 2011, 11:31 AM
A wealth of choices. I would probably pick a 1911, since it's handy. Or a Rem. 870 Police. The FA M3 Greasegun would be overkill. But seriously, folks, I just don't feel that threatened. I live in a peaceful area and we have a local police force that can be here within 3 minutes. For home defense, in this situation, a cell phone and good locks are more important than a gun. I worry more about a break-in when I'm not home. (And, ironically, the biggest motive for such a break-in would be the guns themselves.)

Zach S
March 6, 2011, 01:53 PM
AR15, with a few PMags loaded with 75gr TAP.

skoro
March 6, 2011, 04:04 PM
S&W 357 revolver

Lakedaemonian
March 6, 2011, 04:15 PM
Angry wife with frying pan

xfyrfiter
March 6, 2011, 04:34 PM
120 # GSD in the yard, SR9 on the hip, 357 in the headboard of the bed. The PD is at the best at least 30 min. away so the people in this area tend to all be well armed and the BG's know it.

mlkx4
March 6, 2011, 04:45 PM
My .45 will hopefully get me to my AR-15

Lawnman380
March 6, 2011, 05:18 PM
S&W Model 65 3"........Mossberg.....Stoeger dbl....if safe's open any of my 3 Saiga's

NMGonzo
March 6, 2011, 05:39 PM
Next to the bed = .380

I want to be able to hear again.


Next to the door in the secret shelf for outside = .357 ... because I want to hear again if I live to tell.

TexasBill
March 6, 2011, 11:33 PM
Upside: decent area, quiet neighborhood, know neighbors. Downside: poor LE response time, a few break-ins and a less-than-savory subdivision not too far away.

Adequate preparations have been made to extend an appropriate greeting to home invaders, burglars and such.

hueytaxi
March 7, 2011, 02:11 AM
At my laptop and right hand, SA XD9 SC; given a moment to stand and turn I would go for my shortened pistol grip Moss 500. Also a variety of 7.62x39 options available. With a lesser threat like a wandering raccoon, it would be my .410. Middle of the night would be a .357 and a .22 to make sure the intruder was armed.

redbullitt
March 7, 2011, 04:27 AM
SP101 with 38s handy. Ar15 for the house gun.

ksabo45
March 7, 2011, 04:51 AM
I have a 709 SLIM with me at all times, in or out of the house. In house a 20 guage 870 youth model ( light, compact & easily to handel), and various handguns hidden throught the house.
BTW, my wife is very well trained, she can outshoot most men I know.

HoosierShooter
March 7, 2011, 06:15 AM
On my night stand is my colt delta elite 10mm. Also within reach is glock 23 . Wife has a smith & wesson 5946 ..thats only if they get passed the 3 dogs and alarm .

Rick45Colt
March 7, 2011, 07:42 AM
Currently carrying a Taurus PT-1911. I alternate between it and a Taurus Millennium PT140.

lightman
March 7, 2011, 02:07 PM
I count on a 1911 with golden sabre +P to be all that I will need.I shoot it enough that I'm coffident with it and of it. Lightman

OregonJohnny
March 7, 2011, 02:15 PM
1. A very alert dog that sleeps outside the master bedroom
2. With very little time to react: Beretta 92FS with 18 rounds of Remington Golden Saber 124-grain JHP, and a hand-held Surefire light
3. With a little more time to react: Remington 870 Marine with attached Streamlight TLR-1 weapon light, loaded with 3 rounds of #4 buck, followed by 3 rounds of 00 buck.

foghornl
March 7, 2011, 02:55 PM
On the bedside table: Springfield Armory 'GI-45'

Under the bed...Maverick 88

If I run those dry, next up is the US Rifle Cal .30 M1...Popularly know as "The Garand"

Hardware
March 7, 2011, 03:17 PM
...cause really you break in my home whats more scary then a man wielding a chainsaw??

A *naked* man with a chainsaw.

kilo729
March 7, 2011, 05:43 PM
At my laptop and right hand, SA XD9 SC; given a moment to stand and turn I would go for my shortened pistol grip Moss 500. Also a variety of 7.62x39 options available. With a lesser threat like a wandering raccoon, it would be my .410. Middle of the night would be a .357 and a .22 to make sure the intruder was armed.

What in the ....

tarosean
March 7, 2011, 06:11 PM
For some reason not many people have the nerve to enter my yard....


http://i56.tinypic.com/15dnnft.jpg



An 870 is my HD preference just in case the little kids dont deter them... there is just something about the racking of a shotgun, nothing can compare...

Zzyzxx
March 7, 2011, 07:49 PM
Bedroom- Railed P220 w/lite
Kitchen- Wifes P232
Garage office- 870 Pump.
Living Room- P239 in .40SW
Always inside the waistband- J-Frame w/ +P
Plus a few other "surprises" for the ignorant wannabe intruder.

Yeah, I was a Boy Scout.

Bigphil54
March 8, 2011, 12:25 AM
a s&w 357 w/ a 4" bb and a billie club. dont make me miss and you'll go alot quicker and with alot less pain

csbassplayer2003
March 8, 2011, 12:26 AM
Sig P220 with 185gr +P Golden Sabers, and a Norinco SKS with 20 Rds of 7.62x39 soft points.

cactusgeorge
March 8, 2011, 12:28 AM
Colt Commander S/S with 7 rounds of .38 Super......

Fanky
March 8, 2011, 12:32 AM
RIA 1911 Tactical with 7 rounds of TAP in it. I live in a low-crime area, but it never hurts to have it and not need it... you know the rest.

BLB68
March 8, 2011, 01:43 AM
Bedroom- Railed P220 w/lite
Kitchen- Wifes P232
Garage office- 870 Pump.
Living Room- P239 in .40SW
Always inside the waistband- J-Frame w/ +P
Plus a few other "surprises" for the ignorant wannabe intruder.

Yeah, I was a Boy Scout.

So, you want to make sure it's a fair fight by leaving some weapons around for the bad guy to find. :D

elano
March 8, 2011, 03:05 AM
My rossi 851 38 special revolver, 4" barrel, laying on my nightstand in an open rug loaded with FMJ. Sure I have more powerful guns, but at least I know it will reliably fire 6 shots and skip a dud if i need it.

WVMountainBoy
March 8, 2011, 04:16 AM
870 5 shot loaded with 00 buck and a very hyper mutt. His teeth aren't that big and he's a coward, but he's got a good alarm bark

vikinggirl
March 8, 2011, 04:09 PM
Under the bed - Mossberg 500 12g pump

A bit further but still to hand - 1911 Colt Commander with 'da beams' (that's a red laser for those uninitiated)

Still further but handy - CZ Rami, 9mm with FMJ

thereafter if I'm still kicking its down to martial arts weapons - the rifles are usually in the safe.

Girl scouts are taught to 'be prepared' as well! :)

BP Hunter
March 8, 2011, 05:35 PM
Remington 870 pump loaded initially with #4 buck followed by 00's and a PT1911 on my side.

gglass
March 8, 2011, 09:37 PM
This in a special holster on the bed:
http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/2383/mymp40pro.jpg

This as a nuclear option behind the headboard:
http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/7097/mytac500a.jpg

I sleep well!

Dr.Rob
March 8, 2011, 10:38 PM
More often than not a BHP clone 9mm full of Winchester silvertips.

sting75ray
March 8, 2011, 10:43 PM
Colt Defender with Crimson Trace Lazer Grips

berkols
March 8, 2011, 10:55 PM
Mines the same, 870 in 12G.

orionengnr
March 8, 2011, 10:57 PM
Whatever is on my hip during the day sleeps on the nightstand beside me at night.

I also have an 870 in standby.

KAK
March 8, 2011, 11:21 PM
Sig p226 357 sig. My carry gun!

AR15 loaded with 45gr nosslers for some bad stuff.

gym
March 10, 2011, 09:07 PM
Glock 30 with extended and tritium next to me, along wit a decoy, that is visible. Then another one opposite side. The way I see it if anyone gets in while you are asleep, the first place they are going to look is next to the bed if you are unfortunate enough not to awake soon enough. "my lab snores", "wife can sleep through a nuclear attack", just don't try to put any soft porn on. that can wake her from near death sceaming get that off. So if the dog is asleep, there are no porn stars breaking in, and my alarm fails, lol, I have two backups. I can never have a maid. Next will be a "spider man", "type net" that falls from the ceiling, with flash bangs. Also a jewlery box with an extra loaded mag for every gun in the house including the safe guns.
Never let it be said I haven't prepared since the last one in 79. They came in fast and there were 5. Caught us leaving in an apt in NY. No dog, no alarm, no backup, no plan. No good. Worse part of when my mom came to try living with us, she's 90, was trying to keep the envelope sealed, she just kept opening doors and walking around the house. Mom is back in NY now. I couldn't take it, the chime is hooked up to the alarm, and every 5 minutes, I thought someone was coming in. Try explaining this to a 90 yr old woman. Guests are told, when I am down, the alarm goes on, and no one can go out, or open a window or door, until we get up. My wife is up at 5:30. so it isn't a problem. I also give them a temp code, if it's my family. We aren't allowed rottis or pits here. So my lab got the job.

General Tso
March 10, 2011, 09:15 PM
Glock 17. The only gun I would trust my life to.

Smoovbiscuit
March 10, 2011, 09:36 PM
I used to sleep with all doors locked, chambered glock 22 next to my bed with 3 full mags, and my gun safe in my room open with 2 rem 870s (one modern tactical 18" one 50's wingmaster) loaded with 00 buck, tapco'd out SKS loaded and S&W 44 magnum fully loaded with speed loaders.

I was ready for war! my roommates didn't have guns and I wanted to be ready to arm them all if needed. I trained them with all the guns.

But I don't have most of those guns anymore, and when I moved I only brought my S&W model 60 with me, and bought a ruger p95. Workin on getting more mags for my p95 and some nice hollow points.

Right now I keep my house door and bedroom door dead bolted. Would probably grab my p95 w/ extra mag and have my .357 in a clip on holster for backup.

I live with my granny now, she has a .25 acp but she thinks shes too frail to use it. I think she should let me clean it up, chamber a round and put it loaded ready to go in a gun vault or something so all she would have to to do is type the code, grab it, aim and squeeze. Shes stubborn though, guess its up to me to hold down the fort!

tmr612
March 10, 2011, 10:44 PM
FNP45/Streamlight TLR-2
http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/8369/img0308v.jpg

pickinatune
March 11, 2011, 12:12 PM
depends on the Floor/room
IWI .40 or Glock .40
Mossberg Tac 12 with Win. PDX
or Ruger 357mag

HGUNHNTR
March 11, 2011, 12:48 PM
My doberman and an AR. Here's the 106lb. Dobie :)

138094

Grey_Mana
March 11, 2011, 01:16 PM
A "NO ROBBERY / NO HOME INVASION" sign.

As backup, a prominently placed "gun free zone" placard and a "coexist" bumper sticker.

If that weren't enough, I have facebook and twitter to contact the local police instantly.

Jeb21
March 11, 2011, 01:26 PM
A smith model 66 with a 4" barrel and a Smith model 60 with laser sights (for the wife to use)

TheDriver
March 11, 2011, 01:31 PM
870 Police Magnum with a Knoxx folder and a Glock 22.

woad_yurt
March 12, 2011, 10:53 AM
Call me boring but I'm ok with a run-of-the-mill .38 SPL K-frame or the ol' Makarov:

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee150/woad_yurt/SWModel1001.jpg

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee150/woad_yurt/MakBulgarian02-1-1.jpg

jbrown50
March 12, 2011, 02:03 PM
Whats your home defense weapon?

I have other guns available. I have a little 9mm on me at all times even when answering the door but my primary HD gun is a Benelli M2 Tactical Standard loaded with 00 Buck.

My chainsaw's usually locked up way out in the shed so, unless a "shed defense" situation arrises I won't be using that. Besides, my hockey mask is buried somewhere in the basement.

ShroomFish
March 12, 2011, 02:08 PM
1st post here BTW.

A: My dog
http://i52.tinypic.com/vou795.jpg

B: My great grandpa's 38 S&W
http://i56.tinypic.com/ev0shl.jpg

C: My Maverick 88 with one of its 2 stocks
http://i52.tinypic.com/4kz7fs.jpg

D: My Mosin Nagant (just sayin')
http://i51.tinypic.com/xds754.jpg

DevLcL
March 15, 2011, 11:54 PM
870 tactical w/ surefire forend and single point sling

the neighbors here in cali wouldn't appreciate the AR rattling off in the night.

And, WELCOME ShroomFish!

Colesmeister
March 16, 2011, 12:00 AM
Taurus pt1911 45 and Ruger 357 in the headboard. Mossberg 12ga leaning against the wall.

jojo200517
March 16, 2011, 12:22 AM
12 gauge maverick, 4 federal 00 buck 12 pellets copper plated followed up by 2 brenneke KO slugs, assortment of 00 buck #4 buck and slugs on the gun, with light attached

.357 mag mod 66 6 shot taurus 6.5 inch barrel in night stand, 158 grain XTP hornady. Coleman max bubba flashlight on night stand so I can let there be light.

If it needs a little more reach or capacity there is an AK in the closet. It's loaded with hollow point wolf. 2 or 3 spare mags in there within easy reach (IE not in the box in the bottom back). It'd be a tough personal choice to use at night with no light on it tho.

Everything else is either in the cars or in the back room in the gun cabinet but everything stays loaded besides for great grandpa's single shot 16 gauge, which hasn't been fired in at least my lifetime (23) and most likely much longer. I suppose I really should have it checked out to see if its even safe to fire modern loads in just for the fun of it.

I guess I have my primary ones I'd consider but whatever I could grab quickest would have to make do, even if it was the mosin. I don't keep the bayonet on it tho after I accidentally poked the ceiling verifying the chamber was empty before. :eek:

J_McLeod
March 16, 2011, 12:29 AM
KT PF9
XD9
PT709Slim
AK
or Mossberg 500

Tommy B
March 16, 2011, 01:17 AM
Glock 17 with TLR-1.

Ignition Override
March 16, 2011, 02:13 AM
Norinco SKS holding nine rds., kept only in the magazine. Ready in the closet (no kids ever come in the house).

A Swiss Army knife on the table.

Oldfalguy
March 16, 2011, 02:22 AM
Man, I wish I knew how to post a pic.
MG42 at the front door, 1917 at the kitchen rear and a VIckers from the left flank
Upstairs a Shrike.
That would be the lay out if I had the man/woman power but alas its just us 2 now-
But if call the kids home look out.

DevLcL
March 16, 2011, 02:53 AM
Wow... seriously? An MG42 at the door?

Where do you live? Bosnia?

TangoDeltaBravo
March 16, 2011, 03:15 AM
My current home defense set-up consists of my 12ga Topper, 7 1/2 shot in the breech 2 more in the shell cuff, and 3 00 in the cuff too. My Makarov w/ 1 in the breech and 8 in the mag +2 spare mags. For my Fiancée, it's the Type 53 Mosin carbine, 10 rounds in the stock cuff, 5 singles and 5 in a stripper clip. Plus her Bersa Firestorm. In defense of her wanting to use the Mosin, she said she mostly wants it for the Bayonet and its warclub potential. She does know how to use it, she also understands the rounds won't stop until they are in our neighbors houses.

BananaClip
March 16, 2011, 03:30 AM
<<<<My 12g Mossberg 500 Roadblocker>>>>

hobgob
March 16, 2011, 04:22 AM
9 shot mossy 590 with heat shield loaded with 00buck. I have a bayonet if things get real hairy! plain old bead sights and rifle stock. nothing too fancy. just a good old street howitzer.

coiler666
March 16, 2011, 08:17 AM
The weapon i keep loaded by my bed is a Mossberg500 with pistol grip and Tac-Light....loaded with 5 rounds of 00buck, if that dont get er done, then there were 6 Zombies!!lol

batjka
March 16, 2011, 09:02 AM
Glock 30 with extended and tritium next to me, along wit a decoy, that is visible. Then another one opposite side. The way I see it if anyone gets in while you are asleep, the first place they are going to look is next to the bed if you are unfortunate enough not to awake soon enough. "my lab snores", "wife can sleep through a nuclear attack", just don't try to put any soft porn on. that can wake her from near death sceaming get that off. So if the dog is asleep, there are no porn stars breaking in, and my alarm fails, lol, I have two backups. I can never have a maid. Next will be a "spider man", "type net" that falls from the ceiling, with flash bangs. Also a jewlery box with an extra loaded mag for every gun in the house including the safe guns.
Never let it be said I haven't prepared since the last one in 79. They came in fast and there were 5. Caught us leaving in an apt in NY. No dog, no alarm, no backup, no plan. No good. Worse part of when my mom came to try living with us, she's 90, was trying to keep the envelope sealed, she just kept opening doors and walking around the house. Mom is back in NY now. I couldn't take it, the chime is hooked up to the alarm, and every 5 minutes, I thought someone was coming in. Try explaining this to a 90 yr old woman. Guests are told, when I am down, the alarm goes on, and no one can go out, or open a window or door, until we get up. My wife is up at 5:30. so it isn't a problem. I also give them a temp code, if it's my family. We aren't allowed rottis or pits here. So my lab got the job.
Man, I hope this is a joke. Because you otherwise it seems like you've voluntarily imprisoned yourself. I'm sure it was bad, that incident in '79, but not being able to open an interior door or a window in an occupied house, that's not that great either.

dagger dog
March 16, 2011, 06:49 PM
Remington 870 Express LW YOUTH, 20Ga, loaded with 3" #4 buck magnum, and 4 extra rounds on a butt cuff.

A_Matthew
March 16, 2011, 10:36 PM
If someone breaks into my house, I'll go after 'em Indiana Jones style.:D

Talin342
March 17, 2011, 11:55 AM
12 ga Remington 870 in my closet loaded with buckshot (which also doubles as my hunting shotgun) and my wife has a 20 ga Browning BPS in hers, loaded with buckshot. For backup I have a S&W 686+, it currently has WWB JHP in it, but I'm going to get some Buffalo Bore reduced flash JHP loads for it.

wishin
March 17, 2011, 06:47 PM
Ruger vaquero on night stand with Model 12 at bedside.

ms6852
March 18, 2011, 02:23 AM
http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv157/ms6852/DSC_0959.jpghttp://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv157/ms6852/DSC_0956.jpghttp://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv157/ms6852/DSC_0927.jpg

The rest are hidden in strategic locations around the house. Not paranoid or a drug dealer or user, just prepared.

9mmforMe
March 18, 2011, 05:59 AM
Ruger P95 loaded with 115gr HPs and a 9 inch bayonet.

gym
March 19, 2011, 03:29 PM
Where I live in FL, it's almost never an issue to open or leave a window unlocked. I don't know anyone who normally leaves a door or a window open. The police recentlly came "at my request", and advised all of us at our HOA meeting, to never leave the Garage doors open or the windows. Unfortuantelly that's the way it is now. I am out a lot and have no fear of leaving my home, I go to our clubhouse pool and gym, almost every day. But as far as securing the houses go. We have had as many as 22 cars vandalized in one night in our gated community. That's not unusual.Two weeks ago they removed the front gates with a hacksaw. Most folks have put in cameras, along with their alarms, I haven't felt like spending the extra 2 thousand to do that yet, "new house and all", but Fl is down on it's luck right now, and there is a lot of stealing and looting going on, I have seen guys pull up with a truck and empty out new homes. Found out later they were not theirs. Even steal the pavers and pipes. Hopefully it will pass, it is the treasure coast. These homes went from 7 hundred thou down to as low as 100, so it's rough out there. And with bad economy comes theft. I lived down in Broward during the "good times" for 20 years and never had a problem. But up here it's isolated here, I have cows and horses across the road.good luck waiting for a cop. They even told us that they could not protect us any more due to deep cuts in the dept funding. So what does that tell you.
No one leaves their windows or doors open anymore. It's just the way things are, we are the largest or second largest forclosure state in the country. and it would just be inviting trouble not to be vigilant. There are squatters living amoung us that we can't even weed out, including a state run house full of felons. Directlly accross the road there are dozens of million dollar homes that went belly up 3 years ago. People are in those homes as there is no security. And this is Vero Beach, the number one place for retired fortune 500 CEO's, You can Google that. Leaving your gaurd down is just not wise these days. I hope you understand now Batjika.

22-rimfire
March 19, 2011, 06:32 PM
Glock 23 or 3" GP-100. 12 ga Remie 870 Police Model also.

gbear7777
March 20, 2011, 12:28 AM
I have a a 20 gauge with an 18 inch barrel

pmec
March 20, 2011, 12:32 AM
Ithaca 37 pump in 12 ga. and a Glock 26. Which one I would use would depend on the situation.

chaim
March 20, 2011, 12:54 AM
My DAO snubbies are usually my home defense weapons. My Taurus 85CH and S&W 442 are my only handguns that are always loaded. I often carry around the apartment with one in my pocket. When I'm not expecting someone and there is a knock on the door, it is available, but won't be noticeable and make the visitor nervous. If I somehow forget to put it in my pocket, it is a lot quicker to run to the bedroom and slip it into my pocket before answering the door than it would be to set up an IWB or OWB holster.

Since they are always loaded, they are available 24/7 if someone breaks in. Occasionally, I'll have my S&W 65LS, S&W 625 Mountain Gun, S&W 1911SC, Charles Daly 1911, or Taurus PT140 Millennium Pro loaded and available as well. If I have time to get to it, and when it is loaded (or if I have time to load it) my Benelli Nova 18.5" 12ga with rifle sights is available until I sell it (I don't like it). My Winchester 94 .45LC also had the same role as the Benelli until I sold it (I will replace it with a .357mag or .44mag lever carbine). My AR also sometimes is given the same duties as well. Again though, the only ones always loaded and thus my go to home defense guns are my two DAO .38spl snubs.

I have a bunch of knives too, and they are probably closer at hand when I am asleep (though not always), but the guns are always near (on my person depending upon the time of day) and ready.

Guns and more
March 20, 2011, 12:29 PM
I put my money where my mouth (and advice) is.
I bought a Mossberg 500 cruiser in .410 loaded with 00 buckshot.
Easy to shoot, compact, efficient.

AR-yoter
March 20, 2011, 11:28 PM
My dogs freak out if something new has even blown into my yard, so if they go off i have enough time to get to my pistol ( next to my alarm clock) so were good :-)

Shoot66
March 21, 2011, 01:34 AM
Outside alarm (doberman) and mostly a STI GP 6 on the bed side table.

Tob
March 21, 2011, 11:17 PM
SP101 and CZ75 close at hand
semi-auto 12ga nearby
AR15 and AK47 if my home is invaded by multiple zombies

Big_Dog
March 21, 2011, 11:29 PM
Mossberg 500 beside the bed. Rossi .38 in drawer beside the bed for my wife.

gym
March 22, 2011, 02:34 AM
Funny thing one of the ladies in my HOA, is a teacher in a private school here in town, and she and I and her husband have been shooting toghther, She told us that half the moms at school are carrying when they come to pick up their kids. These are woman 30-40 years old, most married or divorced. with Kids "of course". She was very funny about it. She calls it "packing heat" which I find a cute term .Both my doctors carry, I consulted with them when they were in the market and didn't know what to get. Now my neurologist wants a H&K in 40, so I am sending him stuff I find on the forums. Also the nurses in both offices carry. It's amazing how many people open up now about carrying concealed. A few years ago this would have been a taboo discussion. Maybe we are making headway here . The Gas station manager also asked my opinion on what I thought would be a good weapon to have now that he is staying open later.Most of the fellas at Home Depot, my wifes friends and on and on all seem to be on board with carrying guns. 40 years ago I never thought I would see the day, that most regular folks would feel secure enough to discuss this subject the way they are now. It sure feels better than ever before to me. Of course you always get the occasional knucklehead that thinks all guns should be banned and that we are all nuts. But you are always going to have that. The majority of normal working class folks get the concept. If we all watch out for each other, it's a heck of a lot safer out there. I feel better knowing that my neighboors on both sidedes and across the street are armed and are friends with us and each other.If some of yyou old timers remember that Kitty Genovese story back in the 60's Or 70's when the woman, Kitty , went from one apartment to the other screaming for help and no one woud open their door, "she died" in NYC. from a beating /stabbing , and no one would come to her aid. I am going to google it after this post just to remember what can happen, when people do nothing to help their neighboor. It was big news at the time. Here it is
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Murder of Kitty Genovese Kitty Genovese, picture from The New York Times article: "Thirty-Eight Who Saw Murder Didn't Call the Police"
Date March 13, 1964
Location Kew Gardens, NY,[1] USA
Coordinates 40°42′33.98″N 73°49′48.76″W
Burial Lakeview Cemetery
New Canaan, Connecticut
Catherine Susan Genovese (July 7, 1935[2] – March 13, 1964), commonly known as Kitty Genovese, was a New York City woman who was stabbed to death near her home in the Kew Gardens section of Queens, New York on March 13, 1964.[3] Genovese was buried in a family grave at Lakeview Cemetery in New Canaan, Connecticut.
The circumstances of her murder and the lack of reaction of numerous neighbors were reported by a newspaper article published two weeks later;[4] the common portrayal of neighbors being fully aware but completely nonresponsive has later been criticized as inaccurate.[5] Nonetheless, it prompted investigation into the social psychological phenomenon that has become known as the bystander effect (or "Genovese syndrome")[6] and especially diffusion of responsibility.
Check it out when you have some free time, it reminds me of that saying about all it takes is for good men to do nothing. That was just an awfull look at society and the lack of care or intrest for ones fellow man.

jdub3
March 23, 2011, 12:35 AM
Springfield XD9sc, Win 1300 w/ #1 buck, and Mini-14.

Also a 9mo old Shar-pei/Husky mix. She's alert but doesn't bark much. Not sure if that's a good thing.

MarkDozier
March 23, 2011, 01:13 AM
perimeter - remote armed claymores
house seconadary weapon- savge 12ga pump
house primary weapon - a hound, a preyenees and a mareemma
CQC -45 acp
closer than that - any one of my knives

Stevie-Ray
March 23, 2011, 01:53 AM
Mostly it's my EDC, a Kimber Ultra CDP in .45 ACP, but I have a Colt Tactical Carbine and a Mossberg 930 SPX in reserve.

MD_Willington
March 23, 2011, 08:44 PM
Hawk 982, w/ Olin OO-buck

Jonnyrockit
March 23, 2011, 09:13 PM
Mossberg 590 and Taurus PT1911, and a Beagle.

hiker44
March 23, 2011, 11:30 PM
246 pound Mastiff in body armor. No. Really!

saenzrich
March 24, 2011, 11:56 AM
sp101 3" .357mag federal vitalshock 158gr.

GrimCPT
April 4, 2011, 02:48 PM
My Trusty Springfield 1911 with 230gr win Ranger is always close by, also have a .44 mag ruger in the nightstand. AR-15 in the Closet

CharlesT
April 4, 2011, 04:57 PM
Glock 34 and an AK47 for good measure.

CHEVELLE427
April 4, 2011, 05:02 PM
xdsc40 or an xd45acp on my side
camp 45 or camp 9 behind a door
1911-A1 45ACP up high
ITHACA MOD 51 with the short barrel in the BR
AR15 around somewere

FIRST TIME EVER
i felt i needed more then 1 gun handy were I'm living right now

smurfman
April 4, 2011, 05:43 PM
I live in a rural area so have a bit of everything handy. My bedside gun is a Springfield XD-45 with light and stoked with 230 gr Remington Golden Sabers. I have my old duty belt on the floor with spare magazines, extra shotgun ammo, light, Mace (I always have a lesser means of defense in case it is called for), and spare cuffs (I'll cuff a downed intruder so to lessen the risk to me if I have to treat family members or guests for wounds). Time permitting, I have either a 20 ga Remington 870 with 23" barrel or an AR-15 to choose from, depending on the necessity. The AR is a Bushmaster Patrolman with a 4 rail forend with a light and pistol grip. I have a Lucid red dot on top which works well at house ranges by treating it as a peep sight if the light is not turned on. I have it loaded with a handful of fully jacketed hollowpoints followed by Trophy Bonded Bear Claws. The former is for coyotes and such and two legged varmints as they may be out in the open initially. The Bear Claws are to give a little more penetration if needed. The 20 ga is a 1970s model which was built on the 12 ga frame. This gives it plenty of extra weight to soften the recoil making it easier for my wife to handle if need be.
I picked a 20 ga rather than a 12 as my wife finds it easier to use as well as to compliment her shotgun choice, a 20 ga Beretta 390. She is a Class A sporting clays shooter and her gun of choice is a 12 ga 391. As the two guns operate and have the controls in the same places, it is a simple switch for her. The 20 has a 24" barrel which is a better choice indoors than the 30" barrel of her 12 ga. She also absconded with my M1 Carbine which is her rifle platform. 110 gr soft points will do a number on whatever she needs to shoot. She is also looking hard at a Beretta CX4, I hope she picks it as I can then get my M1 back. She has no preference but I wouldn't mind 40 S&W as it would give a bit more reach than the 45 ACP and a bit more punch than the 9mm at a distance. I also have plenty of ammo/components for that cartridge which is a plus. Her handgun is my old S&W 66 with 125 gr Federal Nyclads in 38 Spl +P. They are far out of production but they are one of the better 38 Spl loads ever in my opinion. I have no doubt they will still work and, if not, she is well insured.
I also have a PolyTech M-14 copy on hand for larger intruders such as black bears. I like the magazine feature as it is fast to make ready. The shotgun slugs would handle a bear at close ranges but if I had to reach out to one around the barnyard, the M-14 would be my choice. I first used a Remington M-81 in 300 Savage for such chores but it was a pain to load even with stripper clips. The box magazine is much nicer and easier to use.
Outside we have taken several steps to prevent ever having to reach the point of defending ourselves. Good, secure house construction, fences, motion detectors/lights, dogs, farm animals, and an alarm system are just a few of the measures I adopted for my home. When I first moved to the area, meth was just becoming a problem and labs were beginning to crop up locally. I take a dim view of such activities and I quickly hardened my home. It took several years and a few run ins before cooking operators moved to more hospitable climes.

charlie fox
April 4, 2011, 05:55 PM
House alarm, Glock 19 and a Mossberg 500. The shotgun is loaded with a bean bag round first up, then if they stilll want to play 4 00 buck shells.

Richard1963
April 4, 2011, 06:37 PM
Here are two of the three I keep outside the safe. The Mossberg 590 lives in my bedroom closet, 9 rounds of 00 Buck inside and 6 more on the sidesaddle. Ruger Police Service Six loaded with 158 gr. JHP in a tall cabinet by the front door. Under the bed is a Glock 21 loaded with Black Talons (I have a stash of them) and my Streamlight PT-2L.

http://i844.photobucket.com/albums/ab8/Bigstugots/Trio1.jpg

CHEVELLE427
April 4, 2011, 06:44 PM
I SEE A LOT OF SHOTGUNS LOADED WITH 00, 000 BUCK.:rolleyes: on threads like this.

why

In a close quarters home number 4 ,6 even 8 will do the trick AND not go through my walls and kill my child or go through the outer wall and kill a neighbor. sorta like having my 50AE as a house gun.:eek::what:

just wondering if I'm missing something with the buckshot obsession;)

clutch
April 4, 2011, 06:51 PM
Mine is a Ruger P90DC.

Not my favorite gun but a .45 acp, heavy pull for first shot autoloader that is totally reliable is the gun I always keep handy. If you have experience with the first shot out of this model, you will understand that a bit of stress and a wandering trigger finger is not likely to end with a unintended discharge.

I live in the country and there is only about a 2 degree window on one side of house where over penetration could be a problem.

Clutch

flip888
April 4, 2011, 07:47 PM
I have a Springfield xd40 in the desk next to my bed and i just sold my mav88 12ga for a Draco AK pistol, which I keep in a safe near my bed. I liked the power of the 12ga for a home defense long arm but the rapid fire of the AK appeals to me quite a bit more.

GWARGHOUL
April 4, 2011, 09:40 PM
Mossberg 500A loaded with 5 rounds of 2.75 Winchester Super-X "00" Buckshot.

Stevie-Ray
April 4, 2011, 09:45 PM
just wondering if I'm missing something with the buckshot obsessionGuess so. With my latest range trip, I discovered that even #4 buck is suspect coming from my gun with the spreads I got at 8 yards. Since I can't seem to find any #1 buck, what seems to be the new standard in HD, I use 00 buck which garners second place. I would never use any less than #4 buck.

CHEVELLE427
April 4, 2011, 09:59 PM
I would never use any less than #4 buck.

killed my first deer (8pt) with a 16 sxs bird gun (imp & mod) with number 4 shot, was about 25 yards away. peppered him quite a bit all over.

Toforo
April 4, 2011, 10:07 PM
The best defense is a GOOD offense!

http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz243/Toforo/KTOG/Guns.jpg

easyg
April 4, 2011, 10:13 PM
Home defense....

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n165/allenXdog/RoxieandMinnie/Roxie013.jpg


And this...

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n165/allenXdog/HPIM7106.jpg


or this...

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n165/allenXdog/HPIM6881.jpg

Stevie-Ray
April 4, 2011, 11:23 PM
I would never use any less than #4 buck.Guess I should clarify that a bit. I would never use any less than #4 buck in my new home, where the distances can be up to 50 feet or so. In my present home, I wouldn't use a shotgun at all, as it would be too unwieldy in the close quarters, and instead opt for my .45 ACP EDC.

BrianB
April 4, 2011, 11:36 PM
1. Alarm system
2. XD40
3. 12 gauge

gym
April 5, 2011, 12:55 AM
Wife, dog, alarm, cameras, and weapons in that order

1911 guy
April 5, 2011, 09:00 AM
I prefer a 1911 and an AR. My wife uses a Sig and a shotgun. Personal preferences, all capable tools with the right ammo.

Screendmon
April 5, 2011, 11:48 AM
alarm system, my wife yelling at me to wake up, S&W 4" 681 357

merlinfire
April 5, 2011, 12:51 PM
My 20 gauge pump sat in the corner loaded when that's all i had. Now my .380 sits in an outside pocket of my range bag, sitting next to my bed. If I have "forewarning" of a HD situation, I have more "serious" guns for that. But I figure I'm more likely to be awoken in the middle of the night. So it needs to be something I can operate with one hand, and can reach from a lying position on my bed. The pistol fits that bill.

Pokie
April 5, 2011, 04:48 PM
Since I don't like confrontation and going out to see what's there seems foolhardy to me I'm the one in the dark waiting with a machete. During a daylight home invasion, like the rest of you I keep a Judge filled with 6 ball buckshot just in case my worst fears ever did come true.

bdbecker
April 5, 2011, 09:56 PM
I've got a deadbolt lock, a big dog, a Stoeger Outback 12 gauge, and 5 rounds of 00 buckshot.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m4/bdbecker_2006/THR/IMG_0001.jpg

Maia007
April 5, 2011, 11:11 PM
Whatever I have carried the day before is in the room.

And a Winchester Model 12 Riot, CYL bore with buckshot (rural setting, no kids at home).

Good motion lights outside, a good flashlight, a couple of dogs inside and my wife has her revolver as well.

Rail Driver
April 5, 2011, 11:30 PM
Deadbolt on the door, 1911 on the hip (or nightstand), AR15 on the gun rack.

malakili
April 5, 2011, 11:59 PM
Glock 17 is what usually sits ready although an M1 Garand can be reached quickly if need be.

Brad5192
April 6, 2011, 12:30 AM
Enter my home uninvited and I'll show you. :D:D

hogshead
April 6, 2011, 12:39 AM
Mossberg 835 g20 Jack Russell

Ironman
April 6, 2011, 10:12 PM
Alarm system, two dogs, and i have a suppressed g19 w/surefire x200 and the wife has HK P2000 in her nightstand. But her job in a home invasion is to go in the walk in closet with cell phone and gun and call 911. I wait for the bg to come to me in the master bedroom. Hopefully kill him and then go "check" on the getaway car who never heard the shots that killed their buddy.

Rail Driver
April 6, 2011, 10:15 PM
Hopefully kill him and then go "check" on the getaway car who never heard the shots that killed their buddy.

Beware what you post on the internet. It can come back to bite you in the future. This statement could be used in court as an argument for intent, though I'm sure you simply meant "end the threat efficiently and make sure that there are no other intruders in the immediate vicinity."

bdbecker
April 7, 2011, 12:12 AM
Mossberg 835 g20 Jack Russell

Those can be vicious... Jack Russells that is. RIP Captian Jack.

Azimuth315
April 7, 2011, 09:49 PM
Mossberg 500A, BHP (nice old T-series), BHP Compact ( Friend Wife ), a "group" of M1 Carbines. Appropriate ammo & charged magazine handy for each weapon. T-Series always loaded. Wife, Son, Daughter proficient with all so it could be one of the above to any combination adding up to four. Sincerely hope nobody ever tries their luck but confident that if they do they will find their luck to be very, very bad.

It's hard to justify the Garands or '03's for home / personal defense so all clipped M2 Ball in ammo cans.

Regards All - Al

marv
April 7, 2011, 11:03 PM
Primary: whatever is in my pocket that day.
Secondary: depends on what room I'm in at the time.

IcemanUnlimited
April 7, 2011, 11:15 PM
My 14" Trench Knife until I get a firearm.

http://www.trueswords.com/images/prod/c/TS-MWWTK_540.jpg

Formula94
April 7, 2011, 11:15 PM
A little something for anything, lol. Over Anxious Shih Tzu, one 12ga loaded up with slugs, one loaded with buckshot, 30-30, and my new FNP45 with 43 rounds of 230g +P Hornady TAP handy.

Lone wanderer
April 17, 2011, 06:30 PM
Geco Flare gun ;p

DasFriek
April 18, 2011, 04:38 AM
My main HD gun is next to my bed and is a 12 gauge Mossberg 500SPX with all the tactical stuff from the factory, I got it so cheap i couldn't pass it up when i went in to buy a plain 500.
I also use the PDX1 2 3/4" slugs with 3 00 buck pellets or commonly known as "Buck and Ball".

Its a perfect gun even tho i dont care for all the black plastic, But the collapsible stock and short barrel make for a very compact house clearing weapon.

If i sleep downstairs when my ailing mother needs me i keep my 1911 next to the recliner i sleep in.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v447/deathstar13/DSC00149.jpg

9MMare
April 18, 2011, 05:38 AM
2 dogs and a S&W 9mm M&P with CT laser on the night table shelf.

MagnumDweeb
April 18, 2011, 03:12 PM
Large Lab Pit Mix, Taurus PT99AF in the master bathroom drawer next to a Taurus PT92AF in the same drawer(because who wants to reload). Cell phone in the bathroom. If someone breaks in and the dog doesn't get them and they seek to do me grievous harm and not just take my stuff, they'll be found in front of my master bathroom door(the door will be open of course) riddled with 9mm JHP being overlooked by me holding a cell phone talking to the 911 operator. Hey I tried to retreat but he kept coming. Shame I can squeeze off a lot of shots in a few seconds with a 15 round factory magazine.

MtnSpur
April 18, 2011, 04:18 PM
http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h351/MtnSpur/Prettydog.jpg

Then there's the other 3 dogs that are the "alarm" system that will allow me to #1) Grab my nightstand S&W 66-1 or #2) My 1911A1 kept by the bedroom office desk or #3) Mossberg 500 Tactical if I'm downstairs in the designated "gun room" and finally #4) My wife's nightstand S&W 15-4 should I need to retreat back upstairs whilst hoping the dogs are doing their duty (rip & shred).

gym
April 18, 2011, 04:57 PM
You freaked me out with that pic, my Rotti "cisco" had a pink collar just like that and used to stare outside "just like that" if anything was amiss. I called my wife to see and she started crying. The good thing is, that my New English Bulldog is supposed to arrive tonight, They won't let us have Rottis in our development, so we have a Lab and now and, an English Bulldog, and they are both females. So I am surrounded. But they are truelly the first line of defense, and many a time they knew someone was up to no good before I did. Even my Labs. My wife had peaches before I met her and this guy wouldn't stop bothering her, she told him "don't get out of the car" Peaches was a big girl at 90 +lbs. The guy didn't listen and went to grab my wife, and peaches flattened him on his ass. With his throat in her mouth, "she was extremelly smart. He was then allowed to get up and leave. He never came back around.

txhoghunter
April 19, 2011, 10:40 AM
Shame I can squeeze off a lot of shots in a few seconds with a 15 round factory magazine.

If you intend to fire all 15 of those rounds, you better make sure none of those 15 hit the BG after he is on the ground....you might meet bubba

schnauzer
April 19, 2011, 11:26 AM
Two labs that bark at the drop of a hat... Taurus 24/7 DS in .40S&W loaded and within arms reach.
:uhoh:

MtnSpur
April 19, 2011, 11:51 AM
You freaked me out with that pic, my Rotti "cisco" had a pink collar just like that and used to stare outside "just like that" if anything was amiss. I called my wife to see and she started crying.

Rotti's are given a bad rep by developments, insurance companies and many cities and towns because of a few people that failed to properly train their animals and thus an accidental mauling labeled them vicious. Same goes for many other medium and large breeds (insurance carriers in general have a huge list of breeds that you can't own that will exclude you from getting homeowner liability insurance). Kinda like us gun owners :what: . One bad shoot and we're all blamed.

09prknotts
April 19, 2011, 05:48 PM
Walther P990 in .40 S&W with 3 12rd mags ready to go at all times.

jiminhobesound
April 20, 2011, 01:05 PM
When I an not in bed a variety of semi pistols. Next to the bed is my Charles Daly Tactical loaded with 00 buck and a couple revolvers. All loaded with one in the chamber and ready to go.

SsevenN
April 20, 2011, 01:56 PM
The one on the right.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk137/SsevenN_photo/STG556duo.jpg

And this.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk137/SsevenN_photo/HKdirt2.jpg

lucentlackey
April 22, 2011, 10:51 PM
#1 German Rottweiler
#2 Sig Sauer Laser/light combo set to STROBE
The rest are room dependent.
Kitchen - Rossi 44 Special
Living room - Glock 23
Office - Springfield Armory XD-45
Bedroom - Kel Tec Sub2000, 40 cal, Glock

If I have a few minutes, it's hard to beat a good ole 12 gauge in the confines of a house!

Jotobo
April 23, 2011, 02:15 AM
LCP
Remington 870
Mosin
Ka Bar

zfk55
April 23, 2011, 09:25 AM
Don't have a particular one. I'm of the "firearm in every room" persuasion.

Ole Humpback
April 23, 2011, 09:35 AM
The only thing I have readily accessible as a HD weapon is my full size replica of Anduril:

http://users.rcn.com/anduril/images/andurillarge2.gif

Mine was made by United Cutlery as a none fighting replica. The sword overall is 52" long with 41" of blade. I'd never use it for sword play, but its very sharp on the tip and it weighs about 4lbs. A gentle thrust puts a good sized hole in drywall :evil:

Not the most effective weapon, but it beats nothing at all.

M.Cunningham
April 23, 2011, 10:15 AM
Best of luck with that.

T.R.
April 23, 2011, 02:42 PM
Revolver: 38 Special

TR

bdbecker
April 28, 2011, 07:07 PM
Ole Humpback - there was a cafe near my buddy's place in Minneapolis where a robbery was thwarted by a sword weilding owner... I couldn't find the news story (it was several years ago) but someone else mentioned it in a discussion about the place (quote below). I'd bet a potential invader would think twice about being in your home if you had that sword in your hands.

...Some years ago now I remember reading a story about how two armed robbers held up Santana's for a fair amount of cash and cigarettes. The owner, seeing the situation on his security camera upstairs, proceeded to lock the store's front door and lurk outside the back door. When the robbers emerged from it, he proceeded to attack one with a shortsword that he was (apparently) carrying on his person...

http://www.yelp.com/biz/santana-market-minneapolis

Lord Teapot
April 28, 2011, 10:49 PM
Ole Humpback - there was a cafe near my buddy's place in Minneapolis where a robbery was thwarted by a sword weilding owner... I couldn't find the news story (it was several years ago) but someone else mentioned it in a discussion about the place (quote below). I'd bet a potential invader would think twice about being in your home if you had that sword in your hands.



http://www.yelp.com/biz/santana-market-minneapolis
the debate of sword vs gun was decided in the middle ages, and military's of the world have never looked back. i've got a small collection of reproduction swords (NOT dulled)/axes/etc...but for home defense my trusty ak47 clone is the go to guy.

Sauer Grapes
April 28, 2011, 11:55 PM
Same one I have on my hip everyday.....

AgentV3
April 29, 2011, 12:15 AM
Just a step away, my Glock 22:

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll397/black_spyv3/7c7e743e.jpg

-one-
April 29, 2011, 12:27 PM
Mine is an AR15 and a HK USP for backup. If I go down my wife picks up her Saiga-410. Also, my son makes a pretty good attack dog...

catnphx
April 29, 2011, 03:52 PM
I've got many options but the 1st two that will be available for my use are (and in order if I have time to choose):

1) Mossy 590A1

2) M&P 9 with TLR-1 light

JoelSteinbach
April 30, 2011, 03:26 PM
Depends on the room that I am in, anything from an M16 set on 3 shot burst, to a Browning A12, or a S&W 1066, Sig Equinox 220 with laser

Hunter2678
April 30, 2011, 03:32 PM
Rem 870 HD...w/XS combat nite sites ghost ring rear and 6 rnd side saddle loaded with dubble ought!..should be enough to get the point across

rs3604
April 30, 2011, 03:40 PM
I like my 12 ga daly and a good set of ear muffs, I don't ever want to use it but if I had to I really don't want to end up deaf because someone decide they wanted what I had to work for.

Scipio Africanus
April 30, 2011, 03:56 PM
Mossberg 500
S&W 325
Kimber Compact Custom
M-1 Garand

ginseng
April 30, 2011, 05:54 PM
Uberti Cattleman, 45 Colt.

swiftak
April 30, 2011, 06:06 PM
Colt 1911

funkeecowboy
May 1, 2011, 01:17 AM
During daylight hours it's whatever I'm carrying but at night it's a Winchester 1300 12ga loaded buckshot/slug/buckshot and a Sig SP2022 with night sights that lives in my nightstand.

Cokeman
May 1, 2011, 11:29 PM
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f75/cowfishlover/BrettGlocka.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f75/cowfishlover/BrettMossbergb.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f75/cowfishlover/BrettLMTd.jpg

Jonah71
May 2, 2011, 05:45 PM
Lately, I keep the Glock 23 with Win. Rangers to my right and the Security Six with wadcutters on the left.

fyaman22
May 2, 2011, 10:22 PM
.12 ga mossberg, Hands down. You cant beat it

Ironclad
May 2, 2011, 10:40 PM
I like my 12 ga daly and a good set of ear muffs, I don't ever want to use it but if I had to I really don't want to end up deaf because someone decide they wanted what I had to work for.

I question the wisdom of dulling any of you senses during a home invasion. Sounds like a good way to get snuck up on.

Warrior Honey
May 2, 2011, 10:52 PM
That's, uh, classified...

jdmb03
May 2, 2011, 10:58 PM
870 20ga. 6+1

Shamus MacD
May 2, 2011, 11:01 PM
Taurus tracker in 357

Ole Humpback
May 2, 2011, 11:28 PM
the debate of sword vs gun was decided in the middle ages, and military's of the world have never looked back. i've got a small collection of reproduction swords (NOT dulled)/axes/etc...but for home defense my trusty ak47 clone is the go to guy.

Lord Teapot, trust me, I know not to bring a knife to a gunfight. However, when one is not comfortable with the thought of a loaded gun under their bed, an alternate solution must be found. I got very proficient at loading a shotgun in pitch dark, but then my parents put an end to that by saying they had to hang on to the gun in their room (I know, even when you in your mid twenties and living with your parents, you still have to play by their rules). I have a baseball bat & a pellet rifle, but neither I think to be quite effective for HD.

Then I got my replica of Anduril for Christmas one year. I didn't find the sword to be sharp at all, until I easily ran it through the drywall without paying attention. My sister and Uncle were both involved in theater heavily and they knew the basics of sword fighting and taught me them. I can easily do the 4 standard blocks, a few blows, and some work with the pommel. The thing that surprised me was how effective even a dull sword is on human analogs (melons in my case) with very little force.

Should I ever go through a home invasion, its readily accessible off the wall mount at the end of my bed and completely silent. If the burglar isn't expecting resistance, even a good whack from the pommel to the head gives me an edge if I exploit stealth & surprise. However, I'm not so attached to my sword that I'd bet my life on it. When I do move out & get a paying job, you can be that a good 9mm will be the bedside order of the night. Been eyeing the Browning Hi-Power for that job.

On a historic note, there was a robbery in San Diego several years ago (I heard of it on the radio and can't find the article) where a man with a Uzi tried to rob a sword collectors house and the owner held the robber at sword point with a fake sword for 4hrs until police arrived. In googleing for that story, I came across several more stories along that line of people wielding a sword in defense of their home or store successfully. Just goes to show that even in this day & age where the sword is a collectors item, that it still makes robber's cringe with fear. Not many people that I can think of who'd want to pick a fight with a guy wielding a 5' piece of steel.

However, I secede that the sword is inferior and given a better option, I agree and would recommend a pistol or shotgun for HD.

sm
May 2, 2011, 11:44 PM
I am the weapon, the world is my toolbox. - me

Just me and how raised, but taking prudent steps to harden the home/business is what I do,and have suggested to others when I consult[ed] on such matters. The more "distance" one has, the more time they have to deal with a situation. Distance is not just "feet, and yards" also time.

Mindset, skill sets, "then" tool sets, are what folks in my opinion should be implementing on home/business defense.

i.e. A simple baby monitor is a very effective defensive tool. One can be placed in a front room/back room, or garage. This allows "distance" in not only feet and inches, also time, to get practiced plans in motion.

You see, one might be wise to get the grandparent(s), kids, other family members, and themselves, into the "safe room", one with reinforced door jambs, solid metal door and all. If one is allowed their rights to have firearms, then of course after calling 911 and reporting first, of the threat...well one has a "tool set" if threat does make into the safe room'

Those denied the right to have firearms in their Country, or even jurisdictions here in the US, have options after calling 911/Law Enforcement/Help. It may be nothing more than your kids aluminum base ball bat, or a cast iron skillet, or cane...or...


Not everything defaults to gun - Jeff White

4v50 Gary
May 2, 2011, 11:46 PM
Sig P220 in 45 ACP, Rem 870 12 gauge with side-saddle and speed feed stock, SKS with bandolier.

matt_borror
May 3, 2011, 12:04 AM
2 watch dogs, a black belt in tae kwon do,gerber 3.5 inch assited blade(recommend to anyone living in Marylandistan) and a Remington 870 16 gauge loaded with Federal 00b buckshot

strm_trpr
May 3, 2011, 01:25 AM
Glock 23 with TLR-1s

Cokeman
May 3, 2011, 01:49 AM
Glock 23 with TLR-1s

Good taste in guns

MikeNice
May 3, 2011, 05:32 AM
It starts with motion detecting lights, and escelates from there. My handgun of choice is a .38spl loaded with 158gr+p LSWC-HPs. My wife will be backing me up with another pistol or a rifle.

Jonah71
May 3, 2011, 09:39 AM
Actually, my neighbor's dog would likely curtail the need for my G 23 or Sec Six. He makes so much noise nothing out of the ordinary happens even close to my house without half the block looking out the window to see what's going on. He is the first line of defense for many of us on my street.

lucentlackey
May 3, 2011, 10:10 AM
#1 German Rottweiler
#2 Sig Sauer Laser/light combo set to STROBE
The rest are room dependent.
Kitchen - Rossi 44 Special
Living room - Glock 23
Office - Springfield Armory XD-45
Bedroom - Kel Tec Sub2000, 40 cal, Glock

If I have a few minutes, it's hard to beat a good ole 12 gauge in the confines of a house!

So here is my #1 in action.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjJSg7iv-f4

Bigphil54
May 5, 2011, 11:05 PM
I would love a winchester 1897 trench gun for HD. (I prefer exposed hammers)

Good&Fruity
May 5, 2011, 11:40 PM
there is just something about the racking of a shotgun, nothing can compare...

Except for the thud of an AK-47 being unloaded...

orion14
May 6, 2011, 08:14 AM
2 malinois
Fabarm ultrashort whith 00 gauge
Glock 17 whith 147grains golden sabers

:D

HOWARD J
May 6, 2011, 08:35 AM
Burglar alarm system ( monitored) house & garage.
We are not allowed to use deadly force against a burgler stealing from a detached garage unless he has put us in fear for our life.
I keep an M-1 carbiine handy for inside the house.
Outside I have a CPL (CCW) We also have the Castle Doctrine in MI.

firemanstrickland
May 6, 2011, 05:34 PM
Either my 1911 with tlr-1 streamlight or my armalite ar with eotech and tlr-1

hirundo82
May 6, 2011, 05:43 PM
Primaries are Glock 17 with TLR-1 and Remington 870. Various other arms (firearm and other) around the apartment.

-eaux-
May 6, 2011, 10:29 PM
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y76/-eaux-/noname47.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y76/-eaux-/m85after.jpg

EmGeeGeorge
May 8, 2011, 12:09 AM
2 chihuahuas with excellent hearing...

1 cat that runs to windows whenever a person or animal is around...

Win' 1300 12 Gauge Riot Gun with Double Ought Buck

Taurus 617 .357 snubbie loaded with +p .38 specials

and now my go everywhere gun, Ruger LCP... not much of a collection left as I sold off a lot for school costs...

Oh, a Mossie Cruiser 20 is around here somewhere too.

The_sks_grendel_man
May 19, 2011, 09:40 PM
first line of defense is always the locks on my doors,the second line is my alarm,
and of course the third and last line of defense is me with my 12 guage

gym
May 20, 2011, 12:23 AM
Which room?

RugerMcMarlin
May 20, 2011, 02:15 AM
Several 12 gauge shotguns, I rotate them because I want it to be a surprise. If I'm in a really good mood a 410.

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