best home defense pistol?

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    Looking for easy to operate-maintain-shoot ... seems to me an XDm or a Glock would be perfect ... no safety lever to operate-forget, enough ammo on board so a reload likely won't be needed; easy takedown for cleaning, and you can get them in 9mm, .40 and .45, depending on what he prefers ... revolvers are simple, for sure, but ammo capacity is low and reloading is iffy unless you practice ... KISS is the operative advice here ...
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    Home defense gun for Father

    Definitally a revolver. One rated for 38SP +P loads or a 357 mag .
    loaded with 38sp or +p loads/ Forget the hot shot ammo inside. I double that most of you have ever fired a gun inside a home. I have !
    First, noise and flash will make you forget about fireing more ammo
    unless your really sharp or experienced. Forget the hot shot loads.Where are they going to end up if your target is missed?
    I fired a 38sp wadcutter in my parents basement (once) into a large stack of firewood. Dust came out from everywhere and I had ringing in my ears for an hour. (by the way they were NOT home at the time).
    I keep my 357 revolvers for home use loaded with 2 38sp LWC and the other 3 are 38+p JHP.

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    Forgot to mention that I may be new to this site but I have been shooting for 75 years, So I'm not a newbe as far as guns go.

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    If you're not opposed to buying used, you should look at some of the police trade-ins on Gunbroker. I bought a stainless S&W K-frame, mdl. 64, 38+P with a 4" barrel for under $250. Then $20 shipping and $10 transfer. It has a butter smooth trigger and is dead on accurate. I bought it for my wife as a house gun.

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    Best Home Defense Pistol??

    A glock 17/19 with an aftermarket threaded barrel with a Supressor and sub-sonic ammo. You can kill them all with no report of where you are in a suprise while talking to your loved ones without the need of Head Phones. Yes it is a little pricey but effective. Effective is what you need when the SHTF.
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    I'd love to have a Glock 18, pull the trigger once and watch the bad guys run!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by itschuck View Post
    Sounds like a ruger gp100 is what you want.
    What he said!!
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    It cannot, however, be put back from where it came." --Quicksabre

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIABLO9489 View Post
    What about a S&W Nightguard series revolver. Seems like the perfect fit for him. 8 rounds of .357mag/.38spl XS Big Dot Tritium front sight, Extreme Duty Tritium rear sights, Pachmayr custom grips, weighs in around 27oz, built on a larger N-frame.

    I kind of want one or three of these too, but he did say "penny pincher" and this gun is NOT inexpensive!!
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