by, 04-10-2012 at 07:40 PM (1226 Views)
A student at the end of Basic Pistol class wanted to know what would be best for protecting his family and home, I took this as a learning moment and had my guard up because students are sponges and take everything literally. The first student proudly said, shotgun, and gave his virginal explanation, something along the lines of not having to aim. I corrected him with some shot pattern info. The next student said a .40 Glock because that was the only gun he had and that is why he purchased it. Good choice its a Glock, but keep going untill I hear the right answer. 5 other miscellaneous suggestions, and a real good one, the last student said it doesn't matter what brand or caliber, what ever is the most accurate for you will deliver the most hits if necessary. I liked that, but it wasn't what I was looking for. All eyes turned to me for my opinion. I simply stated, my dog. Not for the fact he is a 165 pound Mastiff, but if some wrong dooer crept up to my window to take a peek, he would be met with the kind of bark that makes the doorbell chime reverberate, and the look that has instilled soiled shorts to many door to door salesmen. It's the intimidation factor that would be the best thing for protection, the safest bet to send a bad guy running, and the sure thing that would keep me out of court, right or right.