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  1. #11
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    Normally I have my carry gun on my dresser but I always have my Mossberg 500 in my gun rack that goes between my mattresses. I can pick this up quicker than getting to my handgun on the dresser and is what I'd most likely grab if there was an intruder in the house.



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  3. Quote Originally Posted by Glock Fan View Post
    If you haven't already done so, take a course that covers the use of firearms for personal protection. You can't simply have a gun on your night stand for personal protection. There are various strategies and tactics that you will need to learn in order to prepare for possible situations you may encounter.

    While taking a handgun class, you will have an opportunity to learn about the various handguns and which one may be best for you.

    Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

    gf
    I really have to agree with GF. :icon_great:


    ALWAYS carry! ~ NEVER tell!

  4. Well unlike the rest I think a bazzuca ,Rocket propeled gernade or small tank all would be best.Of course I live in the woods. Best answer for home defense is a well made pistol easy to operate when droozy loaded close by and a good shotgun . Lots of good training and pratice to follow up.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by carajul View Post
    Last night at 2am someone tried breaking into my house (unsuccessfully) and also my car (successfully). I live alone and this is enough. I want to buy a hand gun and keep it by my bed. What type of hand gun would best serve this purpose and what is the best place to buy one?

    I live in a nice middle class area but recently there have been burglaries.
    I would consult the local gun shops and ranges about a firearms safety class first. A lot of ranges have these classes and from there you can possibly rent handguns to find out which one is best for you. Alway remember, safety first.

  6. #15
    I like a hand gun over a shot gun. Shot guns may be to big for some in the family. If you move from one room to the other they are eaiser to grab and you can not be surgically percise with it. In other words the shot covers a wider area and you run the risk of hitting a loved one if they are close. If more than one person may need to use it get a revolver to keep it simple. I love autos and carry one daily but they are a little harder to learn to use.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Cool Mossberg 500 shot gun for home defense!!!

    I have a Mossberg 500 with the shortest legal barrel they make...18 1/2 inches (no tax stamp required). #8 bird-shot is the round of choice for home defense as it does not tend to carry outside the dwelling but leaves a very nasty wound channel with multiple bleeding holes and more damage than any surgeon could ever hope to repair in a torso or gut shot. You won't be chastised by the lefty loonies over using a more damaging than necessary round and most of all you can get them at any good sporting goods store and most wally worlds. I am a strong advocate of make sure there is only one side of the story (avoids a lot of legal issues) and also of being responsible about target carry through. This solves both of these problems and is also far more affordable than most handguns. The best part is that when a home intruder hears the rock solid shack shack sound of the slide, most will exit by the most expedient means available. This is fine by me as well. Cops will usually pick up the knucklehead at the local ER getting sewn up for the cuts he received going back out the window he broke into in the first place(happened to my buddy in Utah...Whole other story for another post). Either way it is good piece of mind. Another plus is that you can't accidentally shoot yourself while answering the phone (an Alaskan tragedy that shows even the most careful don't react well to being suddenly awakened...also fodder for another post.
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  8. Quote Originally Posted by HK4U View Post
    I like a hand gun over a shot gun. Shot guns may be to big for some in the family. If you move from one room to the other they are eaiser to grab and you can not be surgically percise with it. In other words the shot covers a wider area and you run the risk of hitting a loved one if they are close. If more than one person may need to use it get a revolver to keep it simple. I love autos and carry one daily but they are a little harder to learn to use.
    I would say the same. Shot guns are easier to grab and the you are *****D big time!!!!

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    I've got a Mossberg 500 12 Gauge shotgun as well as my Glock 23 that's used for home protection. When there's a "threat", the Glock gets holstered and the shotgun (loaded with 00 buckshot) becomes the primary firearm. I like the Mossberg because of the location of the safety. I can operate the safety with my thumb while having my finger near the trigger. My Glock has my Surefire X200 mounted on it while in "home protection" mode.

    As "Festus" stated earlier, the racking of the shotgun action will often send a BG running. I strongly advise that you have your shotgun loaded though, because if the BG continues to be a "threat", you don't want to be left holding a $300 club!



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    "A few well placed shots with a .22LR is a lot better than a bunch of solid misses with a .44 mag!" Glock Armorer, NRA Chief RSO, Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Muzzleloading Rifle, Muzzleloading Shotgun, and Home Firearm Safety Training Counselor

  10. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by carajul View Post
    Last night at 2am someone tried breaking into my house (unsuccessfully) and also my car (successfully). I live alone and this is enough. I want to buy a hand gun and keep it by my bed. What type of hand gun would best serve this purpose and what is the best place to buy one?
    Unfortunately, you waited too long and so now you will be in a hurry. In front of this post you have been given bountiful info. Lurking here and on other sites online will help you make a decision. If you want to see what different firearms can and cannot do, check out www.theboxotruth.com. But, get to a range and rent some firearms right away, along with some instruction, of course. I wish you only the best.
    I know a man by the name of Mel;
    he can't see but he sure do smell.

  11. Also clearing a house with any form of firearm could get family or self dead. Think about a safe room for yourself and love one where you can wait the police in armed safty.

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