Bless you wife's heart!
This is a discussion on Wife declares g26 too ''wimpy'' for bedside gun within the Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I can't say as I disagree with the idea of using a carbine for home defense. I do disagree with the fact that people think ...
I can't say as I disagree with the idea of using a carbine for home defense. I do disagree with the fact that people think it's too much for in a home. There is frangible ammunition available for civilian purchase that addresses the 'over-penetration' issue. Besides, if there's an intruder in your home and the cops get called, you can dang-well bet that there'll be at least one of the cops armed with some kind of a carbine too. Their ammunition isn't frangible!!
In a crisis you don't rise to the occasion but rather default to your level of training!
Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting!
-John W. Creasy (Man on Fire)
Bless you wife's heart!
Does she have any sisters?
Sounds like you won't have to worry about caliber, then. Instead, pick the correct weapon for the scenario and then train, train, train. Congrats.
I'm going to add another vote for the Mossberg 500.
Here's my current HD setup; Mossy 500 pistol grip, tac light, 7+1 in the pipe, and 4 more on the side saddle. 00 buck.
Springfield XD9 with Crimson Trace laser grip and tac light, 15+1 and another 15 nearby. 147 gr JHP.
The AR-15 for many is just about the perfect home defense gun. Much more manageable than a 12 ga. shotgun for just about everyone. Easier for men, and especially true for women.
Collapsible stock versions are much easier to wield in close quarters. Much easier to maintain retention of the gun in a gun grab situation. And with the proper ammunition much less over penetration and less chance of exiting the home than any 12 ga. 00 buck or slug round.
If you have any doubts, I urge you to take a weekend defensive carbine class and you'll really see it come into it's own and know first hand what the benefits really are.
To say an AR-15 is a poor home defense choice out of hand without any personal knowledge or experience with it is usually based on hearsay and myths from people who do not know any better. Even our swat team dumped their MP-5's in favor of M-4 Carbines with three round burst.
I agree completely with jwhite75's ammo recommendations. Federal's low recoil personal defense 12 ga. rounds are fine as well.
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
Who says that an AR15A2 is not good for home defense? I had no problems clearing homes in the military with this. Come to think of it, I also used M69 frag grenades. Hope she does not read this.
Last edited by Madeyefergy; May 13th, 2010 at 09:53 AM.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: Psalm 111:10
I Thought 15 124 Gr BJHPs would be more than enough for home defense :/
Hey guys thanks for the replies. I am now in the mountains of west va visiting a friend and am on the iPhone. Before I left, I loaded up some hornady ballistic tips and shot a few to make sure the cycled properly. Then I left her with the AR and came up here to visit afriend. I will look onto this more with Mrs Rambo when I get home. She does have 2 sisters, but they are taken, sorry. Keep the suggestions coming....thanks guys!
My Sigma is my bed side gun until I can get to the big boy 870 loaded with slugs. You don't want to be bit by that.
Sig Sauer: P938 9mm Smith and Wesson: Sigma SW9VE 9mm
Sir, you're going to have an interesting and colorful life.
Bless you both and start thinking saving for grenade launchers and .50 calibers