Different gun (than EDC) for home protection?

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    Different gun (than EDC) for home protection?

    Does anyone here use a different handgun for home protection than what they carry? Maybe something a little bigger, different caliber, etc.? Thanks!

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    One of my two EDC's is always either on my body, or within reach at home.
    Right now, it's 5 A.M....the wife is fast asleep, here I sit typing away in the den...my Kimber Ultra is 18 inches away.
    My other EDC, my Glock-36 is on the other side of the house...on the night stand.
    Being armed at home is just as important as being armed outside of the home...why not use the firearm that you always practice with?
    There are a few firearms...other than my EDC's that are around the house for use...a S&W 637 and a KelTec...both tucked away in easy to grab places.

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    I have an XD45 Tactical (the 5 inch model) with a light and laser from Hellfighters.

    I normally carry a 1911 Government model
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    My GP100 with night sights is within reach from bed, so is my EDC - M&P 40c and the 12ga. If I hear the glass break it'll be the 12ga., if it's someone already on the 2nd floor it will be the .357, I'll pass the .40 to wife, that's the plan anyway.
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    Well, yes, and sort of. Carry might usually involve the G19 or G27 for me IWB. I'll mainly employ the full size G17 or 22 or the P220 with the M6 tac light/laser for the night time HD. OWB carry for me usually involves one of these three.

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    they are all used for a reason because they are tools. I got the shotty all loaded up, 6 feet from me behind the door. It has been nice out so when I go outside at night and sit with the dog on the swing, I'll have a taurus 85 or Glock 21 with me. I have opened up the living room door to let in the cool air at 1am in the morning, and next to me is either the taurus or glock.
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    While I carry either my Kahr CW9 or my S&W 3913 during the day, I always have my S&W M&P 40 w/ Tac light on the nightstand.
    My wife has her Mod 65 .357 in hers.....!

    Oh, and I always have theAK loaded and easily at hand also........!
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    My old reliable 40 cal Astra A-75 sleeps next to me in the nightstand every night. My CZ and SIG 1911 have their own resting place.
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    Yes, for the most part my HD guns are different than my primary EDC.

    My EDC is typically my S&W 637 w/ CT grips. I make it a point to not travel to places that would require more than a 5 shots in the cylinder and 1 reload.

    My primary HD gun is my XD-45C. I use the extended 13 round mag for HD. My Remington 870 is always on call. Occasionally, if I'm going to a not so nice area of town I will outfit the XD with its 10 round mag and CC that in a MTAC. My 637 then serves BUG duty.

    For the most part though, these guns have separate purposes.
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    What ever gun I carry that day is the one (and only one)I keep out of the
    safe that night
    I do not keep more that one loaded gun out of the safe at a time.
    This way no one breaking into my home will be able to get his hands
    on my other guns to use against me,or be standing there with
    my gun in his hand then I come home.
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    Besides whatever my carry is, I have a 4" Ruger GP100 for first line home protection. I keep 158 grain .38+P lead HP in it for home duty. It's really nice for the wife with its point-and-click interface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASSA9 View Post
    What ever gun I carry that day is the one (and only one)I keep out of the
    safe that night
    I do not keep more that one loaded gun out of the safe at a time.
    This way no one breaking into my home will be able to get his hands
    on my other guns to use against me,or be standing there with
    my gun in his hand then I come home.
    Me too! I am getting older and have a harder time keeping up with my stuff. Spreading a whole bunch of guns around will probably mean I'll forget where I put at least one of them. One gun either on me or in mattress holster, the rest locked up in BIG heavy bolted down gun safe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbone View Post
    Does anyone here use a different handgun for home protection than what they carry? Maybe something a little bigger, different caliber, etc.? Thanks!
    My edc is a snubby .357. My primary home defense weapon is a 12 gauge. My home defense pistol is an M&P in 40 which will soon have a light mounted on it.
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    When I carry these days mostly it is a KelTec 380.

    Bigger stuff is deployed at home -- SW 44, 38 and 357.
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    4" nickel M-29 rests on the nightstand. My EDC is asleep in its home on my belt--pants are in a heap on the floor beside the bed.

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