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What do you use for home defense? Post Pictures

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by atek3, Oct 4, 2004.

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  1. atek3

    atek3 Member

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    For me its an XD-40 with an insight m6 stoked with 180 gr. Ranger SXT's, and a cellphone.

    How bout you all?
     

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  2. Jack19

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    Sorry no pics...but a Glock 19 loaded with Remington +P+ rounds and LOTS of G17 mags as spares....and then there's the AR.....:)
     
  3. kwelz

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    I use a Mossberg 590A1 Very nice. Also keep a Loaded Sig 239 nearby.

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  4. Dbl0Kevin

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    My home defense pair.....

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

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  5. SiG Lady

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    A Sig--what else...?

    ...Something like this...
    with Federal Hydrashocks inside.
     

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    This should get the job done, whatever the job may be.

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  7. reagansquad

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    What kind of strap is that on the shotgun? :)
     
  8. Mulliga

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    CZ-75B loaded with 124 gr. standard pressure Gold Dots.

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

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    Bushmaster Superlight loaded with XM193 military surplus.

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

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    No pix yet...

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

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

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

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

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

    it is not cool and don't have the hip factor then again, the lawyer cost can ruin your life if you are ever in a justified shooting.
     
  11. Dbl0Kevin

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    Personally I'll worry about the lawyer cost after I'm still alive. Secondly I encourage you to show me any situation where an otherwise good shoot was prosecuted further due to the type of gun used (other than an illegal one).
     
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    HK USP loaded w/ 124 grain +P Golden Sabers.

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

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

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    Will post pics soon, but..
    Mossberg 500 loaded with 6 rounds of 00 buck, Colt 1991a1 loaded with Silvertips and a reload, plus AR with 3 thirty rounders handy. And not to mention three somewhat lazy and not quite ferocious attack tactikitties.
    Should be able to fend of just about anything ;)
     
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    You know I can't remeber the brand of the sling. I believe it is an Uncle Mikes. It is very comfortable to carry but of course adds the weight of those shells up front. I wouldn't want to have to hold somebody at bay for a half hour but I like having the extra ammo handy.

    Chris
     
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    Depends - on which part of the house i'm in....

    J/Tharg!
     
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    In addition to the 870 and SP101 in the pictures I keep a USP 45F on hand/accessable.

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

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  19. thatguy

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    I only resort to nukes with gangbangers.

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    Mossberg 500 with a sawed down grip, 00 buck (I can't find #1 Buck) and Hello Kitty stickers.

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

    Cold Steel Tanto.

    Fists, feet.

    In descending order of preference. :)

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

    -Ogre
     
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    Primary HD gun is Mossy 500 loaded with #1 buck. I also keep my Arcus 98 (carry gun) and Makarov by the bed at night, along with a flashlight and cell phone.
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  23. DWS1117

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    Right now my SA Mil spec lives by the bed.

    The Mosin M38 within arms reach.

    The CZ-75 follows me around the house sometimes.

    Pic hosting went bye bye. Will post pics in a new post.
     
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  24. Little Loudmouth

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    Well, me personally? There's my J.C. Higgins 12 gauge within access...what my dad keeps is another matter.
     
  25. madkiwi

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    By the bed- Sig 229 in .357 Sig, DA/SA, Hydrashoks, one in the tube with the hammer down, 1 reload and a Scorpion light.

    "Elsewhere" in the house Kimber TLE with Hydrashoks.

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

    madkiwi
     
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