House Guns

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    Primary home defense, along with a Surefire G2Z:



    Carry weapon is also a 1911, so no confusion on handling. An AR is also at the ready, and my young bride is there with her S & W .38 and her Mossberg to watch my back.

    At the distances required for home defense, there's nothing that can't be easily reached with a .45. A handgun is very effective, since it can be maneuvered well in close quarters, as well as permitting use of the off hand to open doors, turn on lights, use a flashlight etc. It can depend, of course, on what your residence is like, interior layout, sight lines (are you living in a shotgun house?), and likelihood of distant threat. Weapons and tactics should suit your situation and terrain.

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    Primary: Benelli Nova tactical pump (12ga) loaded with #1 buckshot.
    Secondary: SIG P226ST 357SIG

    Why - the Nova was inexpensive and high quality with acceptable capacity, capable of eating anything made for 12-ga. The #1 buckshot causes about 30% more effective wound trauma than standard #00 shot, less danger of over-penetration than #00 while still achieving 12"+ penetration, and it puts more lead on target than #00 (about 16 .30-cal pellets totalling 640gr for #1 vs 9 .33-cal pellets totalling 485gr for #00).
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    I made a holster mount that slides between the mattress and box spring, the holster holds my Glock 10mm and a high lumen mini-light at a 45 degree angle just below the top of the mattress, I don’t even have to take my hand out from under the covers to get it. Then my 1100 with 8 round mag extension loaded with 000 is behind the dresser I use for a night stand. I voted full size auto because it is the 10mm that is “right at hand”, but if time permits the goblin will be greeted by the 1100.

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    Mossberg 500 persuader with OOO buck. Sig p229 .40 on the nightstand after that.

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    Carry P99 on night stand, and an 870 Marine Magnum inside the closet. No kids at home, so nothing to get in the way.
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    depeneds on the room I'm in - I have several handguns located throughout my house.
    I keep my shotguns in their cases - they're strictly for sporting (trap, skeet, sporting clays).
    In the unlikely event of some kind of situation (disaster, mayhem, etc.), where we have to hunker down - the shotguns and rifles will come out of their cases and be made "at ready".
    For normal home defense, I feel sufficiently equipped with handguns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom357
    Primary: Benelli Nova tactical pump (12ga) loaded with #1 buckshot.
    Secondary: SIG P226ST 357SIG

    Why - the Nova was inexpensive and high quality with acceptable capacity, capable of eating anything made for 12-ga. The #1 buckshot causes about 30% more effective wound trauma than standard #00 shot, less danger of over-penetration than #00 while still achieving 12"+ penetration, and it puts more lead on target than #00 (about 16 .30-cal pellets totalling 640gr for #1 vs 9 .33-cal pellets totalling 485gr for #00).
    Tom,

    The more I read your posts the more I'm convinced that you are my brother. What with .357SIGs and Benelli's loaded with #1 buck and all.
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    Primarily my 1956 870 Wingmaster that I have modified a little. It came with 18.5" barrel and rifle sights. I've added a Knoxx Compstock, Mesa Tactical side saddle, and OD Green coating. It have 6 rounds of 2 3/4 00 Buck in the tube and 4 1oz Slugs on the saddle. I keep it -1 so I can quickly add a slug if needed. I'm thing of switching to #1 buck for the reasons listed above.

    Secondary will be what I'm carrying. Currently I have a SIG 220 and Kahr PM40. But I'm sure they won't be my only carry guns for long.

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    My carry gun is my house gun, I put it on in the morning and at night it is on the stand beside my bed.

    RH

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    Ok here goes

    In living room where i am now it would be my 1911 fullsize carry gun.

    In the den whatever is out of safe and loaded at that time ..

    Bathroom is 357 magnum

    Bedroom is a Hk usp right now and 12 gauge and a tommy gun since it wouldn't fit in safe

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    House gun is a Mossberg 500 Persuader with 3" 00's ready to roll.
    Hanguns include Glocks ready to rock&roll and close at hand. If that isn't enough, there's more too.

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    We have two - wife has the P220ST on her side and I have my carry piece on my side - P229DAK.
    Sig P220ST; P229DAK/.40; P229TT/9mm, P228 (CPO) & P239/9mm; S&W 617; Ruger MK-II/Pac-Lite; Stag AR15 Middie; M1 Garand & M1903A3; Armory SSR-85C-2/AK47; Yugo M59 SKS; NRA Life Member & Eagle Scout.

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    I don't have a primary house gun, it all depends on which room I'm in and what is closest.

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    SW99,glock 17,charter house bulldog 44,and 1911 hi cap scattered
    around the house.I have no young kids so I can do it.

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    S&W Mod. 66-3

    Keeping it simple.....and within immidiate reach.
    1. Dum spiramus tuebimur -"While we breath, we shall defend"

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