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    I think the pump shotgun idea is a very good one, for the reasons stated above.

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    20 guage Remington 870. Different models bring different price tags. They all shoot the same so don't blow your budget. 20 guage is very managable and still very effective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom357 View Post
    Do NOT, for a minute, get a pump-action shotgun for the sound of cycling the pump-action. Get one because it is one of the most effective home defense weapons available to you, inexpensive to buy and maintain, and easy to operate.
    Exactly what I was thinking. I just picked up a Mossberg 500 Home Defense from Dunhams for $265+tax. It's a great deal for a perfect home defense shotgun, 5+1 capacity and an 18.5" barrel. It gives quite a kick, but kick=stopping power
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    I also agree that the best gun for your situation would be the shotgun. I also think the best advice given here is to get a protective order against the ex.

    I hope all works out for you, and that nothing comes of it.

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    Lots of good advice has been given, something I would suggest. Find a local range that rents different guns and offers training. Go over and handle / shoot as many varieties as you can. Then make a selection based on what you feel comfortable handling.

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    Tanya, the only thing that I would reiterate is to get your husband on the same page with you.

    Also, as far as kids and firearms there are lots of threads about keeping firearms safe in the home with kids. With your twins having autism you want to make sure that the guns are kept up where they can't get to them. At the same time your ex will not wait for you to unlock and then load a firearm to attack you or your family. So balance preparedness and safety.

    Good luck; I will pray for your family today.
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    One thing that I haven't seen mentioned yet. No matter what advice you take, being in the house that normally contains 4 other family members means EXTRA care in "target identification" especially after dark!
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    I'm surprised you where able to kick him out. Here in WA state, if someone lives with you, you can not kick them out. The only way to get them to leave is if you take them to court.
    Even if they dont pay rent or any bills, if they want to stay you cannot kick them out.

    I learned this the hard way about 2 years ago. Took me about 6 months to get her out. I was a prisoner in my own home the whole time. I didn't even have the right to say who she could bring over, even though I was the owner.

    So you are very lucky he just left.

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    while the sound of a shotgun being racked is an excellent deterent for most, another potential opton for you might be a pendent alert for a home alarm system (worn on your person). Arm yourself and Trip the alarm and hope you dont have to fire. My aunts system trips the siren alarm which has scared away a person breaking in. Also, if you have to fire at least you know the alarm company has already called the police :-)
    Hope it does not come to that.

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    Get a shotgun learn to operate it and shoot it with confidence, and keep it loaded, and put it up away from kids but in easy reach of you.

    If husband will not stand up and be a man recommend you kick him out to.

    Prepare yourself for the worse and pray for the best.

    If you have to use shotgun, USE IT, don't bluff your ex boyfriend or his girl friend may go after the children to win their grievance with you.

    This all may blow over, and I pray it would, however it is time to wise up for the kids and your self.

    I believe you will not regret being able to defend yourself and your family.
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    Sounds like you're getting good advice. I'm curious how you got to this web site, not having any guns or experience with them. Did someone steer you here? Good luck! I think you'll get some help here..

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    Jerry Springer stuff, wow.... your husband needs to step up to the plate???
    You may not like guns. You may choose not to own one. That is your right.
    You might not believe in God. That is your choice.
    However, if someone breaks into your home at 3AM the first two things you are going to do are:
    1) Call someone with a gun.
    2)Pray they get there in time." - A wise man

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    Kinda hard for the husband to step up to the plate when he's working and not at home, isn't it?
    Disclaimer: The posts made by this member are only the members opinion, not a reflection on anyone else, nor the group, and should not be cause for anyone to get their undergarments wedged in an uncomfortable position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugergirl View Post
    Kinda hard for the husband to step up to the plate when he's working and not at home, isn't it?
    that's why her husband needs to be pro-active and have a lil one on one with the ole boy friend about threatening his wife, believe me I WOULD,
    threaten my wife and he would be worried about doctor bills.
    You may not like guns. You may choose not to own one. That is your right.
    You might not believe in God. That is your choice.
    However, if someone breaks into your home at 3AM the first two things you are going to do are:
    1) Call someone with a gun.
    2)Pray they get there in time." - A wise man

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    Rule number one: NEVER have an EX anything living in your house.

    Second Based on your post, try being a lot more selective with who you bring into your home with your three kids.

    Third Your decision making process seems a little shaky. Ask yourself, is a firearm what you really what to bring into this situation?

    Whatever you do, get the authorities involved. If you need to buy a firearm to defend yourself from a threat. Call the police.

    Now I'm all about one exercising there rights to defend themselves and there loved ones. But, ,make good and sure you're not making a bad situation worse.'

    Best or luck.
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