This is a discussion on The best CQ long arm weapon IMHO within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by onetuza Personally, when I get some bucks, I'm going to get a 12 gage with pretty darn good capacity (12), easily reloaded ...
Agree it is a good, maybe one of the best choices.
The only noise I am concerned with is bang.
S&W 642 (no-lock) with .38 Spl +P 135 GR Gold GDHP
Glock G31 & G33 with .357 Sig 125 GR. SXT Winchester Ranger
I am NOT saying that "pumps" will not or do not Jam ( & your reference to one of the frequent causes is valid.But, in my experience, the Pump is more reliable than the semi-auto.
As to this- "Do you reccomend against carrying a semi-automatic pistol then? "
As happens YES.
Although I do own a Custom Springfield 1911 & I "sometimes" carry it. BUT, my PRIMARY carry is a S&W 4"
66 .357 mag (Hydro shocks) My secondary is a Ruger SP101 ( tuned) .357 mag (Hydro shocks.)
WHY ??? ( think, in the "heat of battle" enter the operator ( ME. ))
FYI, yes once in over 40 year, I have had a revolver jam. ( not a S&W but a custom "Weson". ( extractor rod problem )
I agree, never pick a fight with an old man. He might have to kill you to keep from getting hurt.
In the woods I carry a Cold Steel "Bushman". In my pocket I carry a Buck 110.
Knife fighting for me is a last resort. You have to get within arms reach and that's too close!
I concur every home should have a .12ga. Mine has a Mossberg 590a1. To solve the recoil issue with the fairer sex, just use low recoil 00's. Plenty of power to do the job, but noticeably less recoil. A compensation stock also helps.
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