What revolver do you use for home defense?

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  1. RealGun

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    Trust that you won't have to fire one of those Single Sevens indoors without hearing protection.:eek:
     
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    In the bedroom, it’s a Staccato 9mm. On the other side of the house, close to the garage is where the Model 28 with 158 gr JSP’s is stashed.
     
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    Along with a Glock of some sort, and 12ga and AR15, I typically keep my 5" Ruger GP100 loaded up with 125gr SJHP 357's.
     
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    I agree. I find either bird shot or buck shot 'sloppy' for individual use.
     
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    You will not see mine either.
     
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    "...reloading time"?
    I presume you are expecting a 'take over' type incursion. Is that common or relatively common in your area? I used to live in Los Angeles County (no longer, thank you Lord) and would periodically hear of 'home invasion' robberies. Usually in the higher income areas or in drug manufacturing sites (to include suspected drug sites). I lived in neither. Now I live in a town of about 25,000 in Nebraska. 'Home invasion' is practically non-existent.

    In reading all the popular literature, I read a lot about higher capacity handguns, rifles and shotguns as required for self or home defense. All of which seems to be written by proponents of modern gun games. Which seems to presume either an attack of Red Chinese regulars, missing a lot or the Elmer Fudd school of shooting.
    I suppose I'm just an old fuddy-duddy or flat wrong. Probably never find out.
     
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    Us old fuddy duddys didn’t get old being careless or stupid
     
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  9. Paul7

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    I don't get the hi-cap mania either. The average self defense event is three shots, three seconds, three feet. Probably the same people who insist you need a belted magnum to hunt deer or elk.

    Congrats on moving to a free state.
     
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  10. Archie

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    44 Hand Ejector 2 port side.JPG 44 Hand Ejector open cylinder.JPG
    Smith & Wesson .44 Hand Ejector, second model.
    As can be seen, it is modified. The barrel has been cut to just over four and one-half inches and the front sight remounted. It has been refinished, possibly in a cheapie bumper shop. The scrapes and lines in the finish are - I was informed when I bought it - and I quote complete with pronunciation "...gin-you-wine Texas pawn shop EN graving..." looks like an engraving awl to me. All modifications were done prior to my purchase. It looks to me like a early 20th Century lawman's sidearm. Would fit well in a holster and at need could be used as a less lethal impact device. (Things were different back then.) The only thing I've changed are the grips. And added the Tyler T-grip adapter. The grips on it (which I still have, hidden) were Mother of Pearl and had a really nasty attempt to carve a steer head in the scales.
    However, with all that it shoots well. If I carried a holster gun these days, I'd likely carry this one.
    It is my house and bed room handgun. I do have a shotgun (870 riot gun) and an (Inland Motors) M! Carbine, but this old dear is closest.
     
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    Thanks for the endorsement and the kind words about moving.
     
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    Sometimes, it's a matter of God watching over some of us who just don't know better.
     
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    The Colt Army Special shoots just fine. I have an M&P and a Hand Ejector just a few years older. All three have small sights and somewhat stiff triggers, but they are all decent shooters. The Colt is the best of the three.

    If some gangsters have the wrong address and six of them break in spraying automatic fire, I will miss reading these posts.

    If I am at home sick, have my car in the garage, and don't answer the door for the fake salesman, I may have a couple of guys try to jimmy the back door. If they are oblivious to the large angry dogs, I might conceivably need my revolver. :)
     
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    Highly unlikely unless you're heavily involved in the drug trade.
     
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    Mine is my trusty 1858 Remington. Yup the ole BP revolver. Very easy to point in low lit situations. Fires every time. After retireing from the Navy, one shot is all I trust I will need. I have the other 5 for backup if needed.
     
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    I keep an old S&W Model 10 loaded with +P 158 grain ammo in my bedroom. In my office I have a S&W EZ-9.

    My 10 is an old police trade in that I bought at a gun show. My friends with me had no idea it would be that easy to buy a gun. They were from Iowa.

    Model 10.jpg
     
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    I can hear the high capacity crowd now: "It's so slow to reload!" However, in either .36 or .44 caliber, it is pretty much a serious revolver. And I can see a malefactor facing that amazing muzzle flash and such...
     
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    As a widower/bachelor with no kids, the guns don't need "securing". :evil:
     
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    charter arms 44 special bulldog
     
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    Taurus 445 .44 Spl., Crimson Trace side-plate red laser, 200 gr Winchester Silvertips HPs (Werewolf? Covered. ;)). If they're inside the house, this should be sufficient.
     
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  22. Mr.Revolverguy

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    Was a 4in model 65 but turned it into a 3inch with night side
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  23. chicharrones

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    You read that somewhere?
     
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    Fascinating how a question about what revolver you use for home defense, evolves into what semi-auto you prefer or how many rounds of 12ga your shotgun carries.

    As to the OP's question, I use the revolver I can first get my hands on. It will do if I will do.

    And to the post multiple pages back about never meeting anyone who carried a revolver CCW, add me to the growing list. Every day, every time I step out of the house.

    Dave
     
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