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Best personal defense house gun you've owned

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by kw11b2p, Jul 22, 2009.

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  1. kw11b2p

    kw11b2p Member

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    Just curious to know what the best personal defense gun you've owned for your home is and why. Thanks.
     
  2. Avenger29

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    AR-15 in .223.

    Light, easy to use, reliable, usable by whole family (collapsible stock), quick and easy to load and unload, low recoil, rounds give a good balance of performance vs. penetration, easy attachment for an Aimpoint red dot sight and and a good light.
     
  3. BushyGuy

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    My Bushmaster with 11.5" hbar and a 5.5"flash suppressor. its my main Home Defense Gun against Gangbangers and home Invaders.
     
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    For a "money is no object" HD weapon, I'd get a short Noveske with a suppressor...that would be great.
     
  5. Deckard

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    Remington 870 synthetic 7-round. Doesn't see much use...hardly any in fact, but it stays where I can reach it and it'll work as advertised.
     
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    Home defense? Sorry, but even with all the different type of guns I have, nothing beats a 12 gauge shotgun. In my case; Remington 870 Magnum. Whether I load it with #4 buck or #00 buck, I know it will do to it's victim something that NO OTHER GUN CAN DO. And I don't think there's really too many that will argue that getting hit with buckshot at 30-50 feet max, isn't a very effective round. Probable the most effective known to mankind currently.
     
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    for handgun my BDA. long gun my Marlin Camp 9 w/20 rd mag.
     
  8. Pack

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    I used to keep my converted (a la Tromix) Saiga 12 gauge with a folding stock and a 10rd magazine inserted by the bed. The reasons being the ease of use (it points more naturally for me than the Benelli it replaced) and the firepower. Reliability is likewise unquestioned. Also - because of the Kalashnikov gas system, I believe - it's the lightest-kicking 12 GA I've fired. So much so that I thought, in a pinch, the wife could put it to use with reasonable effect.

    Then I bought my first revolver. That, coupled with the fact that we're having our first child in a few months, means that I've gotten in the habit of feeling perfectly safe with a 6" S&W 686, loaded and with a couple more speedloaders at the ready, in a small safe on the floor right next to the bed. It, likewise, points very naturally. There's certainly less power than the shotgun, but I don't feel undergunned when it's kept loaded with the nasty 158gr Federal JHP load. Reliability, again, is a non-issue.

    The next project is to finally make the time to get the wife some more training with what will be her "house gun" when I'm away - the Beretta CX4 Storm carbine in 45 ACP. Hell, I like it enough so far that we may just adopt it as the primary house gun. I'm also thinking of hunting down a Cougar in 45ACP for CCW.

    Anyway, that's what we've got and the thinking behind it. I'm certainly no expert. The only rule I go by is - if you noticed - what points (for me) the most naturally. I sleep like a bear, and am hell to get up - I tend to need a couple of minutes to be totally with it. I'm sure I'd be "with it" much quicker in a crisis situation - maybe not, though. Either way, I like having close at hand the tools that I'm most familiar/comfortable with. I'm much more confident that, in the mental fuzz of being rapidly awakened to deal with a home invasion, I'll be better off with these guns as opposed to one of the tacticooled-out ARs that sit in the safe.
     
  9. kanewpadle

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    Winchester 1300 12 Guage. Low recoil 00 buck and slugs.
     
  10. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Couldn't say; never had to shoot someone.
     
  11. Birdmang

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    Just what I was thinking!^
     
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    That was my first thought, too. But to try to be helpful to the OP:

    Any full size 1911. Gives me the greatest comfort - it is the gun most familiar in my hand, and the gun I need to think least about when handling as it's all natural and second nature.

    So my point is to choose a gun you are very comfortable with - you need your faculties for other things.
     
  13. kw11b2p

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    I guess what I meant was..........the gun that you had complete confidence in as far as accuracy, feeding, manipulation, misfires, etc.. I am surprised to see so many favorites being guns that fit into what I consider (and it's a personal consideration) the rifle category. I have always considered (and again it's a matter of personal preference) a sidearm that is easily manipulated with a high round capacity and causing limited collateral damage to be an advantage.....but that is why I love this site, all viewpoints.
     
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    has been, is and always will be a shotgun...there is no kind of "vs. anything", handguns and silly AR's aren't as good
     
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    Winchester 1300 "Speed Pump" seven shot 12 gauge loaded with 00 buck and a butt stock saddle full of extra rounds.
     
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    Love that "speed pump". I can empty mine fast. And accurate too.
     
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    A Glock 24 with streamlight. and a Five-seven w/30 rnd mag next to it. Ol lady gots a 7 shot 357 and a 870 12 gauge 18" barrel. And a Colt Delta elite 10mm. And a Ruger blackhawk .45LC. Thats all on our bed frame thing.
     
  18. Birdmang

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    Do you each have three hands?
     
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    I wish.

    On her side of the bed is just the 357 and the 12er. The other 4 are on my side. Its mainly just a good spot to keep them. I dont mind. But it could come in handy for some reason to have extras. Theres never kids or strangers in our place, so theres actually guns littered all over the place
     
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    Hard to define "best" - I normally have a revolver ready & feel comfortable relying on that. However, I'm not really expecting any kind of "full assault" on my house, so....
     
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    my go to gun for home defense, is a star bm on the head board of my bead. the gun cost me 200 total, and has never jammed.
     
  22. Avenger29

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    I happen to believe the AR is a superior HD longarm, especially for those of us who are intolerant of recoil or have many different family members that must be able to use the primary longarm.

    Plus, I really really like the fact that I am able to load and unload it in two motions- insert or eject the magazine and run the bolt, it's ready to go. Very simple manual of arms, and we store them at the house with a loaded mag inserted, empty chamber, hammer down. Ready to rock.
     
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    I am with the shotgun crowd.. AR good choice.. 1911 good choice... 30-30 lever gun... intersting choice but still a good one, but I will always reach for a shotgun first when given the chance.
     
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    While an AR is nothing to frown at a pump shotgun will always be the center piece of home defense. For the price, reliability, and power it can't be beat. My 870 cost me $300 and I feel as confident and secure as one could reasonably expect.
     
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    the Mossberg 500, because...it works, it's reliable, it's powerful, it's able to be used with relative ease (recoil exlcuded), and because the last thing I want is the police to take my AR-15 to 'hold for investigatory purposes up until the end of the investigation', than have it go 'missing'; if that happens to the Mossberg, it's only a $200 replacement.
     
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