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Do you keep a rifle within arms reach at home?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Good&Fruity, May 1, 2011.

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  1. Good&Fruity

    Good&Fruity Member

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    I mean in addition to a pistol you have on your person or at arms reach...
     
  2. Zach S

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    Yes. Not at arms reach per se, but out of the safe with a loaded magazine. Most of the time, its my AR15, although sometimes its my 590 or beater saiga instead.
     
  3. 76shuvlinoff

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    Not in "arms reach" at all times but I do keep a .357 lever carbine stoked right next to the cruiser ready 870.
     
  4. buck460XVR

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    No. I have handguns and a shottie. My house is not that large that I need a rifle.:rolleyes:
     
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    Not necessarily within arms' reach. That is harder than it sounds, even for soldiers. But yes, I keep a rifle in my truck and in my house whenever I am legally allowed to.
     
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    No. I carry my handgun. A shotgun is loaded in my bedroom. A rifle would be a pain to be carrying around the house and I don't see the reason, that is why handguns were invented.
     
  7. Walkalong

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    Non yer. :)
     
  8. Owen Sparks

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    Do you have a fire extinguisher within arms reach?
     
  9. Ohio Gun Guy

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    ^ actually yes, as well as a med kit, & flashlight.
     
  10. Good&Fruity

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    I wasn't talking about walking around with a slung rifle, or just having a rifle around. As I noted, many already have a pistol on their person, or near them, but considering home invasions that involve multiple armed and armored assailants, I'm wondering if anyone takes this extra precaution of having a rifle at the ready, like propped up in the corner of the room their are spending time in.
     
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    This may be quite the unpopular opinion but I just somehow don't buy that some random guy who needs to break into my little college apartment has the cash and toresight to
    a) share the loot, which there *will* be little of and
    b) Own a vest!

    I know! someone here can quote me an article that details exactly that ... but I can quote an article where a guy survived three lightning strikes, too. >.<
     
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    No, carry handgun. I will have time to get to the rifle when the zombies attack.
     
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    Nope. I figure it would take me 15 or 20 seconds to go to the bedroom where I keep my pistols.

    Long enough to get if someone is trying to break in. If it's the police raiding the place, I'm better off without a gun.
     
  14. Good&Fruity

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    You'd be surprised, home invasions can happen anywhere, I've read new stories about them happening in the most unlikely of places.

    Nonetheless, you are an unlikely candidate for a home invasion. But you are the exception to the rule...
     
  15. Ole Coot

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    Actually I do keep a Marlin 30-30 by the kitchen door. Slight problem with coyotes and packs of dogs people are nice enough to turn loose in the country. Home invasion? I doubt I would need a rifle, more of a pistol and 12ga pump with 7 or 8 rounds in it after the motion detectors, floodlights and dog kinda let me know if something is out and about.
     
  16. towboat_er

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    No. I keep em in the safe.
     
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    Sure! Home Invasions.
    Home Invasions by a team of people in flak vests? ... I'm not so sure.
     
  18. Owen Sparks

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    Do you live in a war zone?
     
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    Sort of. My house is so small, anything in it is practically within arms reach
     
  20. M2 Carbine

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    Several loaded ARs in several rooms.
     
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    No, but I'm pretty sure that 3 dogs and an alarm will give me time to grab the 870 loaded with both shot and slugs in the event that the pistols seem inadequate.
     
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    I always have a few choice firearms stashed around the house.:D The rooms I spend the most time in there is a helper close at hand, the others that is what they make a pistol for.
     
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    Nope, but once I use up my two pistols and one revolver load of ammo, I will have already stepped into the dining room, unzipped my case and inserted one of the 5 loaded magazines. 'lessen I'm daid...
     
  24. General Geoff

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    They happen, also known as "no knock warrants," which, even if legitimate, are sometimes served at the wrong address.


    Bad guys have also been known to impersonate police during home invasions in a style similar to a no-knock warrant serving, and sometimes the bad guys are cops.
     
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  25. Good&Fruity

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    You are obviously too young to have much experience in the world. It happens more often than you realize. Again, no one is likely to try to try to invade your college dorm room for a case of PBR. We're talking normal stuff here, not kids in a college dorm.

    Sometimes it's got to do with drugs, sometimes it's just a robbery of normal folks, other times it's a gang initiation.

    These were home invasions conducted with firearms, body armor, and multiple assailants. Most of them were conducted with "assault" type rifles.

    http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattle911/2009/03/04/more-on-home-invasion-robbery-in-north-seattle/

    http://www.learnaboutguns.com/2009/...vader-shot-in-self-defense-by-armed-resident/

    http://forums.officer.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-97744.html


    I've read several stories like this in my area alone in the last few months alone.
     
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