Recommended HD gun?

Recommended HD gun?

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    Recommended HD gun?

    Just as to carry requires a certain criteria for the "right piece" - what in your opinions, makes the right HD gun?


    -Should we have various throughout the house ?
    -Should we have one beside the bed with a night laser?
    -Should we have one with us at all times?
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    A 12ga shotgun loaded with 7 or 7 1/2 shot to prevent over-penetration. Have your pistol and a good flashlight(SureFire etc)handy also. A pump,autoloader and even a "coach gun" will fit the bill. Good Luck
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    Maybe a couple around the house.. I carry at home if it's not near by. For me, it's a Kimber SIS Pro or Custom II. Both are ready. But, my main HD gun is my Bushmaster AR15 loaded with Hornady TAP LE 5.56 75 grain. MUCH more effective than any handgun!
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    Good dependable 12 gauge like an 870 ora Mossberg 590.

    and a good pistol with a dependable flashlight...maybe something high cap that limits your need for reloads, maybe a Glock 17 or 19.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcyxf460 View Post
    Just as to carry requires a certain criteria for the "right piece" - what in your opinions, makes the right HD gun?
    Same as with any other defensive firearm, plus maneuverability.
    Penetration may also be a criteria depending on where you live.

    I think that any HD needs a good light on it, that way you can see if what your about to open fire on is a burglar or a family member.

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    Should we have various throughout the house?
    Depends on if you have kids or not in my opinion.
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    Should we have one beside the bed with a night laser?
    User preference really, but Id prefer a solid set of night sights instead.
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    Should we have one with us at all times?
    Couldnt hurt

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    My EDC (Kimber Ultra CDP) is my first line of HD...but my coach gun with 12ga OObuck will be another line of defense in case of a perceived direct threat on the homefront.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old grunt View Post
    A 12ga shotgun loaded with 7 or 7 1/2 shot to prevent over-penetration. Have your pistol and a good flashlight(SureFire etc)handy also. A pump,autoloader and even a "coach gun" will fit the bill. Good Luck
    Only if he is attacked by birds.

    If it can't get through drywall, why would you think if would be effective in stopping a person?

    I would go with a pump action shotgun loaded with a slug or 00.

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    I'm not a big fan of hiding guns around the house. You are just multiplying the chance of arming the intruder.

    My criteria is a WML, mid or full size pistol or 12ga shotgun. Keep it simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NC Buckeye View Post
    Only if he is attacked by birds.
    If it can't get through drywall, why would you think if would be effective in stopping a person?
    Yup. I just posted this in another thread. Birdshot only penetrates about 5in in ballistics gel. This is not enough to hit any vital organs. 00 Buck penetrates about 20in.

    Taken from the Box O Truth website: We have done tests with various birdshot loads. Birdshot penetrated through two pieces of drywall (representing one wall) and was stopped in the paper on the front of the second wall. The problem with birdshot is that it does not penetrate enough to be effective as a defense round. Birdshot is designed to bring down little birds.

    A policeman told of seeing a guy shot at close range with a load of 12 gauge birdshot, and was not even knocked down. He was still walking around when the EMTs got there. It was an ugly, shallow wound, but did not STOP the guy. And that is what we want... to STOP the bad guy from whatever he is doing. To do this, you must have a load that will reach the vitals of the bad guy. Birdshot will not do this. Unless you expect to be attacked by little birds, do not use birdshot. Use 00 Buck. It will do the job. Any load that is going to be effective will need to penetrate walls to have enough power to penetrate bad guys. If our only concern was to be sure we didn't penetrate walls, we would use BB guns. However, BB guns will not stop bad guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NC Buckeye View Post
    Only if he is attacked by birds.

    If it can't get through drywall, why would you think if would be effective in stopping a person?

    I would go with a pump action shotgun loaded with a slug or 00.

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    How would you like receiving a few hundred pellets in the face/ throat area; granted it will penetrate roughly 5" but the throat is not much deeper and the eyes will need extra strong visine
    This said, if I went for bird shot I'd go a little bigger like #2.
    Otherwise I use #4 buck; in South Florida people don't wear heavy clothing ...
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    +1 jfl.

    5" of penetration will reach a whole heck of a lot of stuff you don't want perforated in a fight. Major arteries, the lungs, etc.

    As for the OP's question, I recommend a 12 GA pump action kept within easy reach at all times, and your EDC pistol with a WML attached.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfl View Post
    How would you like receiving a few hundred pellets in the face/ throat area; granted it will penetrate roughly 5" but the throat is not much deeper and the eyes will need extra strong visine
    This said, if I went for bird shot I'd go a little bigger like #2.
    Otherwise I use #4 buck; in South Florida people don't wear heavy clothing ...
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    I used to keep multiple guns in various locations through out my house, but like Sixto said earlier, why chance arming an intruder with one of your own guns. Even my daughter pointed that out to me. So now I just carry one with me when I am at home. Having flapped my gums enough, I would recommend a good mid sized pistol such as Glock 19/23 or a Sig P239 in 9mm or .40 S&W caliber. That way you could keep it with you at all times even when you are at home.
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