I'd be reaching for the M&P, plenty of FP if needed.
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I only own a 1911, so that would be it for me, 8+1 in the pipe and an extra loaded magazine. I have a small house, under 1100sqft and I just have one hallway to defend.
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I'd be reaching for the M&P, plenty of FP if needed.
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I've always told myself... if I KNOW there is somebody in the house, I'm grabbing the 500. If I heard a odd noise, but just not sure what it may have been, I'm grabbing the Hk with the TLR-2. Of course this is what I say now. When it really goes down, I'll probably just grab whats available. 500 propped up against the night stand and the Hk is in the night stand.
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I'm slipping the 1911 in my pocket( yes I have pockets in my sleeping clothes) and grabbing the Mossberg 500 12G w/ laser and light as my first choice. If I can't stop it with those 2 I'm in a world of humdinger unpleasantries anyway.
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G-21 and Sure Fire 6p........ That's if they get past the pitbull and dobie and the alarm system. I live in a residential community that is patroled by the local SO on a regular basis and though it is not out of the realm of possibility the chances of a home invasion or night time burglary are very low. I am comfortable with the dogs and the Glock for now.
"Violence is seldom the answer, but when it is the answer it is the only answer".
"A nation of sheep breeds a government of wolves".
A handgun is always close. In every room. Most have lights attached and all have nights sights and a flash light. Heavy back-up is a shotgun and an AR on each end of the house.
"Being PARANOID is just plain smart thinking when they are really out to get you!"
I've got a Remington 870 with 00 buck ready to go. However, more than likely I'll grab my Sig P220 Super Match in .45
"Do not fear those who disagree with you; fear those that do and are too cowardly to admit it" - Napoleon
At the first sound of problems, my Glock-36 would be the first thing in my hand, but my coach gun is readily available.
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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Handgun now, but as soon as i put together my DDM4v3 and aimpoint with flashlight in the spring I'll be switching to it as my HD gun.
Glock 27,Hi-Point .380, S&W 3913, RIA 5" Tactical
"Government is not the solution to our problems; government is the problem." - President Ronald Reagan
My 870 Magnum would be the first thing I would go for. That still leaves the .45 and 9mm for my girlfriend to choose from.
Forgot to mention that its loaded with oo buck. I think 3" magnum slugs might be a bit of overkill in a home defense situation.
Last edited by rammerjammer; October 27th, 2010 at 11:55 PM. Reason: afterthought
Home defense weapon of CHOICE...I'm going 12 ga. If necessary, my handgun will get me to my shotgun while at home. Night time and I'm in the bed and have to defend with a pistol and 12 ga side-by-side....no doubt for me, the 12 ga. Call me old fashioned, but that's what Granny Clampett always went for. Good enough for Granny, good enough for me.
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I voted handgun. My wife will be grabbing the shotgun.
I prefer to live dangerously free than safely caged!
"Our houses are protected by the good Lord and a gun. And you might meet 'em both if you show up here not welcome son." Josh Thompson "Way Out Here"
While I voted "Shotgun", I may opt to use something else given my perception of the situation at hand. The first one grabbed may very well be a handgun however. The shotgun has been seen as a "traditional" home defense weapon of choice, and does very well at some of the jobs in home defense, but like any platform has it's drawbacks.
I've cleared my backyard, with the local constabulary waiting as I did so, using a shotgun and a K9. I've investigated that "bump in the night" with a handgun, and had the wife hunker down with the carbine. Each weapon has it's place, and no one weapon will fill all roles. While it may have been better to have the wife hunker down with the shotgun, she is more willing to use the carbine, hence that's what she gets.
For repeling boarders, and keeping intruders out of the safe room, I opt for the shotgun. For other roles in home defense I will most likely opt for other choices. Maybe I should bring some "Flash Bang" grenades home from work.
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When i get home,i open my safe and get my Benelli M2 out.Springfield 1911TRP on the lampstand,but my loving 12 gauge,she will be first.Unless my house is being invaded by snakes,the Judge will stay under the bed.