Interesting video about using rifle vs handgun for home defense

Interesting video about using rifle vs handgun for home defense

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    Interesting video about using rifle vs handgun for home defense

    This video shows comparisons of the 5.56/.223 and the 9mm in penetration tests in home defense situations.

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    I don't have 20 minutes to give it BUT I switched from a AK folder to a 9 mm Hi-Point carbine. Why? My housekeeper had a AD with a .22 short and it went THROUGH 2 layers of drywall. I know the 9 will also but not like a 7.62X39
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 old 0311 View Post
    I don't have 20 minutes to give it BUT I switched from a AK folder to a 9 mm Hi-Point carbine. Why? My housekeeper had a AD with a .22 short and it went THROUGH 2 layers of drywall. I know the 9 will also but not like a 7.62X39
    I switched from my 7.62 AK back to my G19 with a 33 round mag. I don't sacrifice capacity, I can open doors with greater ease during clearing drills, I can present the weapon around corners much faster, and the pistol rounds won't penetrate like rifle rounds would.
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    Yeah you guys need to watch the video.


    I keep my handgun by my bed, also because of the ease of use. I might as well keep my AR by the bed though. I've got enough varmint rounds kicking around.
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    If you don't have 20 min to watch the video, just watch the first 5 min. He makes the point early on and supports it later on.

    Spoiler: rifle wins.

    Edit: In fact, the video is only about 10 min long. The rest of it is advertisements and what looked like SHOT coverage.
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    Re: Interesting video about using rifle vs handgun for home defense

    Enjoyed the watch. Thanks for posting This.
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    Thanks :) I've tried to tell people this, but they say no no that can't be true.

    Dumb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BAC View Post
    If you don't have 20 min to watch the video, just watch the first 5 min. He makes the point early on and supports it later on.

    Spoiler: rifle wins.

    Edit: In fact, the video is only about 10 min long. The rest of it is advertisements and what looked like SHOT coverage.

    I will tomorrow. Thanks.

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    Good video with good info, thanks for posting.

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    I have both an AR-15 and a handgun (9mm) for home defense (other stuff too). The AR isn't as handy because I can't keep it in the safe next to my bed, nor can I carry it on my person. So in the context of a nighttime invasion, my 9mm will be most accessible. But should I have the time to get my AR, I would much prefer it for personal defense. Don't know if that addresses the topic, but that's my situation.
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