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    Have not owned an 870 but do have a few 500 Mossbergs plus an old S&W tactical that looks as if it has been well used. What ever you keep just make sure you practice with it enough so that you do not freeze up if the worst happens. Do not be trigger happy but experienced enough so that your muscle memory will release the safety and put your finger where it belongs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeanT View Post
    If you don't mind shorter barrels there is the Judge from Taurus .410 ga. or .45 Colt, or the Governor from S&W.410 2 1/2", .45 ACP, .45 Colt. Neither one has as long a barrel as you wished for but the Taurus can be had with a 6-1/2" barrel.
    They are "just" .410's but I really want to get hit with that.
    I have a Mossberg 500 in 410 bore. It holds 5 rounds. A slug fired from a 410 bore shotgun develops 600-800 pounds of muzzle energy or the same or more than a 357 magnum. Winchester makes a shell dubbed "Stop The Threat" that has 3 projectiles and 12 BBs. The recoil is light making it easier to accurately rapid fire. A 410 in home defense situations is VERY lethal. An earlier post said a 22 can be fatal is also correct. Remember several of the worlds agentcies use the 22 for assinations. As always the gun in your hand beats no gun EVERY time.

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    AR-15 or equivalent. I'm no expert but have read many writings of those who may well be, who feel the stopping power and round count available make it the gun you would "use your handgun to fight your way to". Having said that, I'd prefer a Glock or equivalent handgun for maneuverability in the meantime. Shotguns are awesome, don't get me wrong!
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    Quote Originally Posted by theonlysharpshooter1 View Post
    I hope not .22 cal .....lol....
    Many, many people have saved thier skins with a .22. Not the caliber of choice, no doubt, but if that's whatcha got then that's whatcha use!
    1)"When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." -Thomas Jefferson.
    2)"Imagine how gun control might be stomped if GOA or SAF had the (compromising) NRA's 4 million members!" -Me. http://jpfo.org/filegen-n-z/nraletter.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeanT View Post
    If you don't mind shorter barrels there is the Judge from Taurus .410 ga. or .45 Colt, or the Governor from S&W.410 2 1/2", .45 ACP, .45 Colt. Neither one has as long a barrel as you wished for but the Taurus can be had with a 6-1/2" barrel.
    They are "just" .410's but I really want to get hit with that.
    Dean, do you read your posts after you hit "post"? ...There is an edit feature. ;-)
    1)"When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." -Thomas Jefferson.
    2)"Imagine how gun control might be stomped if GOA or SAF had the (compromising) NRA's 4 million members!" -Me. http://jpfo.org/filegen-n-z/nraletter.htm

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    Long guns vs handguns

    I still say this:
    If you plan to stand your ground (stay in one place to wait for help), a shotgun is an option.
    If you plan to clear your own home (not smart), use a handgun.
    It is far too easy (even for me) to grab a long gun out of your hands as you come around a corner.
    Imagine I'm the BG (aka 'Bag Guy'). You (homeowner) are coming to get me by clearing your own home. I'm waiting for you on one side of a 90 degree corner (inside the bathroom door, or possibly in the kitchen- either way, just around the corner.) I hear you (homeowner) coming and I know you can't see me. At the very second I see that long barrel come around that corner, I'm going to reach out with both hands, grab the barrel of the gun, and take it away from you. Then I'm going to shoot you with your own gun.
    Does this happen? Yes, it does, and I've done it many times, while playing 'bad guy' in a training scenario.
    Learn to think like the 'bad guy' does in order to out-plan him. Have your friends play 'Bad Guy' and you (homeowner) use a broom stick, piece of foam pipe insulation, water noodle, etc as a shotgun/rifle. Their goal is to grab the broomstick/foam tube/etc "gun" away from you every chance they get. You, too will learn the lesson I learned through training.
    BTW, rifle rounds will penetrate the walls of your home and cause damage/injuries/deaths to disinterested parties. Yes, we have done that training many times, too.
    I know someone reading this is thinking that I have no frickin' clue what I'm talking about, so you all try the broomstick "gun" training trick ASAP, and get back to me with what you learned. I really do want someone to get back to me. It will open your eyes pretty quick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdc2co View Post
    I still say this:
    If you plan to stand your ground (stay in one place to wait for help), a shotgun is an option.
    If you plan to clear your own home (not smart), use a handgun.
    It is far too easy (even for me) to grab a long gun out of your hands as you come around a corner.
    Imagine I'm the BG (aka 'Bag Guy'). You (homeowner) are coming to get me by clearing your own home. I'm waiting for you on one side of a 90 degree corner (inside the bathroom door, or possibly in the kitchen- either way, just around the corner.) I hear you (homeowner) coming and I know you can't see me. At the very second I see that long barrel come around that corner, I'm going to reach out with both hands, grab the barrel of the gun, and take it away from you. Then I'm going to shoot you with your own gun.
    Does this happen? Yes, it does, and I've done it many times, while playing 'bad guy' in a training scenario.
    Learn to think like the 'bad guy' does in order to out-plan him. Have your friends play 'Bad Guy' and you (homeowner) use a broom stick, piece of foam pipe insulation, water noodle, etc as a shotgun/rifle. Their goal is to grab the broomstick/foam tube/etc "gun" away from you every chance they get. You, too will learn the lesson I learned through training.
    BTW, rifle rounds will penetrate the walls of your home and cause damage/injuries/deaths to disinterested parties. Yes, we have done that training many times, too.
    I know someone reading this is thinking that I have no frickin' clue what I'm talking about, so you all try the broomstick "gun" training trick ASAP, and get back to me with what you learned. I really do want someone to get back to me. It will open your eyes pretty quick.
    If my advice helps 1 person, I'm thrilled. If I help 1,000 people....you know what I'm about to say.
    This is good logic, +1!
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    Thanks, Bob. I'm glad I learned it in training, rather than in a 'situation'.

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    There are 2 firearms in my house that are kept at condition 1 status 24/7.

    My .45 for an immediate threat and a 12 gauge for any potential, looming threat.
    (Insert random tough-guy quote here)
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    Quote Originally Posted by B2Tall View Post
    There are 2 firearms in my house that are kept at condition 1 status 24/7.

    My .45 for an immediate threat and a 12 gauge for any potential, looming threat.
    My 44 spl. for immediate threat and 12 gauge for potential, looming threat.

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