Who uses a rifle for HD?

Who uses a rifle for HD?

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    Who uses a rifle for HD?

    I have been thinking of adding to my rifle collection and thought my proficiency and accuracy with a rifle would work great for HD.

    So who has a rifle prepared for HD, if you do what do you use?


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    I haven't used it yet for home defense but I have a Ruger Mini-14 at the ready should the situation call for it.

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    Who uses a rifle for HD?

    Quote Originally Posted by NCSoxFan View Post
    I haven't used it yet for home defense but I have a Ruger Mini-14 at the ready should the situation call for it.
    Same here. Mini-14 ready to rock and roll.

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    Rock River AR is ready as a backup to my Benelli M-4.
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    An AR is ready in the closet, Condition 4, 1 loose mag next to it and 6 more in a patrol bandoleer alongside. Two steps farther away than the 1911 on the nightstand.
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    ...Marlin 336 if needed...
    ...son has 10/22 with 25-rd mag full of Stingers...

    ...shotguns are first choice...
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    Glock by the bedside. AR in the gun safe, but ready for action if needed.

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    Every house, every condo, and every apartment is different. Be sure you can maneuver a rifle within the confines
    of your home. I know in mine, it could get problematic in certain spots. You might do better with
    a pistol caliber carbine with the minimum legal barrel length.

    I personally think that in close quarters you are more likely to be disarmed of a rifle than a handgun. And it is
    a big danger with either one in a HD situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    Every house, every condo, and every apartment is different. Be sure you can maneuver a rifle within the confines
    of your home.
    Agreed.

    My house is small so I dont have to go far for any of my firearms. If its not on my hip, its only a few feet away. Wife is also trained in use/operation. In order of my importance:

    1. EDC 1911
    2. Rem 870 12ga
    3. AR15 w/30 rd sister mags
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    Rifle. Pistol. Shotty. Slingshot. I try to be prepared for all possibilities and don't want my options too limited!
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    Glock 23 on the nightstand, Remington 870 behind the door and an AR 15 ready to go also in the closet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TX expat View Post
    Rifle. Pistol. Shotty. Slingshot. I try to be prepared for all possibilities and don't want my options too limited!
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    I may be the lone dissenter but am n0t a fan of rifles for HD, pistol carbines excluded. Due to the high power of a rifles, IMO a full penetration shot is highly likely, endagering neighbors or other innocents. That is not a risk I am willing to take. Added on top of that, a rifle can be difficult to maneuver in close quarters, and weapon retention can be more difficult. Pistol carbines are great, but there is not much offered from quality manufacturers that is not highly priced IMO. Shotguns are better suited for HD IMO, with a variety of loads and configuration available. HAndguns will almost always be your first go to weapon, so practice , shoot alot, and be safe. YMMV
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