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.44 Mag Carbine for Home SD?

This is a discussion on .44 Mag Carbine for Home SD? within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I have an 1894SS in .44, in addition to two ARs and two short-barrel shotguns. Which sits at the ready at my ranch? The lever-action. ...

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    A great HD weapon . . .

    I have an 1894SS in .44, in addition to two ARs and two short-barrel shotguns. Which sits at the ready at my ranch? The lever-action.

    Capacity vs. Knockdown Power: In the typical SHTF scenario that I may encounter at home, I'll take 10 rounds of .44 mag over 20 rounds of 5.56. With peep sights, I can easily tag 4" targets out to 100 yards, and a COM hit with HP .44 drops almost anything right in its tracks. No need to double or triple tap.

    My 1894 points exactly like the Daisy Red Ryder BB gun I grew up with, so I can instinctively point and shoot without use of the sights if need be -- and still be effectively accurate out to 30 or 40 yards.

    Buy and 1894 if you can find one -- you won't be sorry.

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    Because of the configuration of my house, I have a safe room upstairs and a safe room downstairs. Downstairs I keep a Ruger Deerfield carbine. I think it will do just fine.

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    I have a Marlin 44 Mag and think the same. About three weeks ago one of those gun shows on Wednesday had a show on lever action guns. They had red dot scopes and showed how to clear a room with a lever action. Impressive and informative. I would definitely pick up a Mossberg 500 tactical or breacher for a backup. The shotgun and the lever action can be purchased for less than an AR with money left over for ammo and a red dot scope.
    This is from a guy who went broke one month just buying add-ons for his AR!

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    I have a Model 92 in .44 Magnum and a Colt Anaconda in the same...two firearms, one cartridge. Not a bad way of thinking, it seems to me.

    And, if heaven forbid, you ever need to use the rifle for home-defense, the uninformed on the jury will likely look at it and see "deer rifle." The informed on the jury will know it doesn't matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thanis View Post
    I'm not sure of the model (I think a 1894P)...44 mag carbine 16 inch marlin used for $325 at a local gun shop. Tempting.
    I read up on marlin's micro-groove thing. Guess I'll just save up for a new one.

    Thought I think I feel like it might be now or never, like someday I might want it, but will not be able to find / order. Guess that is the feeling that has increase sales...however I'm less worried about the white house, and more about the econ.
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    Got a spare working 1911 frame laying around, you have the perfect home defense weapon, IMHO. The carbine conversion unit by Mec-Tech Systems. I have shot one and it's extremely accurate and reliable. the one I shot had a Springfield doublestack frame attached. About as close as you can get to a 45acp tommy gun. It can even be backed up by that primary 1911.



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