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    shotgun with 00 buck.
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    AR15 with 75 gr 5.56mm NATO Hornady TAP

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    5.56mm XCR with 75 grain Hornady TAP

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    I just remembered what I wanted to say earlier.

    What is the one sound understood in any language?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klaatu View Post
    I just remembered what I wanted to say earlier.

    What is the one sound understood in any language?
    including some alien robot peacemaker whatever
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klaatu View Post
    I just remembered what I wanted to say earlier.

    What is the one sound understood in any language?
    It's a toss up between

    Oxi-Clean!

    and

    Shamwow!

    Hmmm...



    Actually I change my vote to "Kaboom"
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    Go get your pump. Wrack the slide. Did you hear it?

    that sound

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    Letting the bolt slam home on an AR would send the same message, just as clear. (sorry, that discussion point just irks me).

    Chances of short-stroking the shotty if you don't put in a lot of practice; slower follow up shots (multiple bad guys); no wide pattern at in home distances; many who praise the shotty for a wide dispersion wouldn't carry a .32, but that is what you end up with when the dispersion does occur; less ammo; harder to suppress for indoor use; hostage situation???; not necessarily as kind to lefties

    Just tryin' to balance the conversation.

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    I feel completely comfortable with either option, as my Mossy 500 is the first firearm I bought, and I have more rounds/training through M-16's/AR-15's than anything else. I usually have both of them out of the gun safe while I'm home. I'd probably go for the M-4gery first these days though, since working an AR under stress is something I do rather well.
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    I was joking. It sends me into a fit when you see someone on TV standing outside a door and then cycle their slide.

    If you scroll back and read my first response, I want all three options in or at hand.

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    Why not get both and save the choice?

    Seriously, I would vote for the 12 gauge. I do have both, along with a .308 Socom II, but it's a pistol grip shotgun beside the bed (There's also an XD 45 on my night table too).

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    AR15. It will do everything that a shotgun will (maybe not quite as good in some areas, but it will still do them) and the AR will do 1 thing that the shotgun will not-precise shots. My wife is also much more comfortable with the AR over the shotgun. That is why I go with the AR. I work nights and take a nap before I leave for work. My wife is usually downstairs in the living room at 10:30-11:00 at night by herself. If somebody kicks the door in and I come downstairs to see what is going on, I do not want to use the shotgun with my wife in the same room as the bad guys. I like shotguns and pistols and if they work for your situation, good for you. I also keep a pistol next to the bed for when something quicker is needed.
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    00 Buck >>>>>> .223 at close ranges.

    Not that I'd want to get hit with either, but my pants would be a lot messier if someone had a shotgun pointed in my direction.
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    I use a pistol caliber carbine

    M-1 carbine to be exact, I would go with the AR
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