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Oddest Home defense gun?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by andrewdl007, May 1, 2007.

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  1. andrewdl007

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    Ok, I’ve seen the threads about what is the oddest gun you ever carried as well as what is your home defense gun. I wanted to combine these two ideas and ask what is the strangest or rarest gun you ever kept around the house for the sole purpose of home protection. I would say that a MAB model D or a 1935 Beretta, both in .32 ACP are the most obscure guns I have used for home defense.
     
  2. sm

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    Personally.

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    Bounty Hunter with one barrel 45-70 and the other barrel 12 ga, loaded with a slug.

    Handgun: Taurus Raging Bull in .454 with a Beretta Minx in .22 short for ...backup.

    Err...Run what you [strike] brung [/strike] got handy.
     
  3. Biker

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    For me, it was a Davis .38 Derringer and a Raven .25 duo. Although not ideal, I figure I still would've got the job done. Glad I never had to prove it.

    Biker:)
     
  4. never_retreat

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    M9 with a 30 rnd mag.:D
     
  5. TheFederalistWeasel

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    Old man I once answered a call to years ago had a really loooooooooooooong black powder rifle as his sole home defense gun.
     
  6. ArchAngelCD

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    Getting hit with a half inch hunk of lead would go a long way towards ruining you day!!
    It would probably leave a mark too!!!! :neener:
     
  7. Plink

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    Long ago my home defense guns were a Ruger Redhawk in .44 magnum and a Mini-14. I didn't have anything else at the time but hunting guns. Well, I did have a Mossberg shotgun with a barrel about a mile long that would have been a better choice, but our hallway was narrow and the shotgun didn't manuver well. So I stoked the Redhawk with .44 specials and that made do until I could afford something better.
     
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    Plink: How is a mini-14 or a Redhawk odd? Other than the Dirty Harry factor of the Redhawk, of course. Mini-14's pretty high on my 'oh **** someone just kicked down the door' list.
     
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    JR Stevens Single Shot 12 guage. Plastic stock extremely long barrel.

    Backup?

    Machete
     
  10. Joe Demko

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    Remington .44 cap and ball clone.
     
  11. foghornl

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    At one time, my only handgun was a CVA replica "1858 Army Remington".

    Perhaps not conventional in terms of a CCW gun, or even a HomeLand Security gun, but being the bullet trap for one of those .44-cal pure lead balls would certainly rain on your parade.
     
  12. Jamie C.

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    Inch-and-a-quarter bore black powder cannon. :D

    I used to keep it set up in the living room, pointed at the front window.

    I figured anyone peeping through the window and seeing that gaping maw of a muzzle would probably decide on easier pickings. :p

    And if they didn't...well... better hope I didn't get the fuse lit before they got through the window. :evil:

    Of course, having kids and dogs running around the house now precludes such sadistic amusements, and I've had to go to more practical means for H.D.

    And the wife would no doubt object to a 3 ft. long, 70 pound cannon as part of the decor. :(



    J.C.
     
  13. High Planes Drifter

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    A single shot .410 my Dad gave me. It was all I had, he gave it to me when I got my own place when I was 18. I still have it. I killed my first rabbit with it, and my brother killed his first deer with it.


    Good - ness:what: You knew someone was goign to ask this , have you ever fired both barrels at once.?
     
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    For me personally, Beeman Tempest Pellet gun (hey, it was all I had at the time). Still the damned thing would go halfway through a phonebook so I suspect it would get somebody's attention <grin>.

    I knew someone who had two dangerously loose old Iver Johnson pistols. He used to joke about throwing them to the bad guy and letting HIM pull the triggers.
     
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    Hmmm...

    Oddest gun I ever carried. Not really 'Odd' but I've proposed(in jest...) taking my M1 into work if things ever got hairy. Might only have eight shots a reload, but by golly the bad guy would know he was hit.

    My normal carry piece is a CZ75BD
     
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    Ex-GF -- 20 ga bolt action without a functional magazine. It would have worked somewhat well.
     
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    A .22lr Browning Buckmark with the heavy 6" barrel... Had 5 x 10 round magazines alternated with the first two shots being .22lr hp and then the remaining round nose .22lr.

    One of the first I ever bought. I have know doubt however that once I unloaded a clip in about a half second hostilities would cease.
     
  18. Essex County

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    Probably a .32ACP Fromer. Essex
     
  19. Deanimator

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    Not home defense, but college dorm room defense. A 7.92x57mm Model 91 Commission Mannlicher Artillery Short Rifle.
     
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    Me? A cropped-barreled Webley MkVI, with a gold bead front sight; so darned ugly I doubt I'd have to fire to stop anyone who saw it!

    Not a firearm, but my son told me of a storeowner who kept two terrariums; one, prominently displayed during business hours, contained a large rattlesnake. The other, out of sight in a storeroom during the day, was identical, with no snake. He proclaimed to all customers that he released the snake at night, to deter burglars. Upon closing the store each day, he just switched the terrariums . . Anyone peering in would see an empty terrarium, where an "occupied" one had been during the day. . .. :evil:

    What caliber rattler for burglars? :confused:
     
  21. Outlaw Man

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    Plus, you get a smokescreen to conceal your movements toward any knives or blunt objects you have for backup.

    I haven't had anything unusual, but my housemate in college had a six-foot battle ax beside his bed. It wasn't his primary weapon, but it was definitely his go-to for zombies and door-to-door salesmen. :D
     
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    ive used before an american classic single shot 10 pump 177 cal air pistole
     
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    my seccondary is a katana
     
  24. Hoppy590

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    my mosin would brobibly be the oddest. maybe a barreled action should it ever come to that.

    just wait till i can get into DD's il put a 2 pound gun in the yard and point it toa Big X on the floor of the hous... :)
     
  25. Threeband

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    For a while, long ago:

    Uberti-made 1851 Navy, 5 rounds maximum powder charge, round balls, hammer down on the empty.
     
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