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Better home defense for middle of the night: Shotgun or Handgun?
I go both ways. Use what your good with and what you 'practiced' with.
I have both. The pistol by the bed, the Benelli on the way out the bedroom door.
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For that reason I prefer a separate light.
Speaking of kids, depending on your house layout, you may need to clear the house to get to them. My kids love it when we break out the nerf guns and play "hide and go seek". They don't realize it yet, but they've learned pretty quickly how to pie a corner, and the location of all the blind spots and kill zones are in the house.
I read something in the past few days, don't remember where: Handgun for when you're moving around the house (shuttling the family to the safe room, etc.), shotgun for once you're there and hunkered down.
Get a really mean Dog. When you hear something take your time get dressed get your weapon walk out see who the Dog is eating
Both ... I think both together, are a very good combination. I've never been convinced that anything other than a combination of both has been "the best".
Do you use only one type of hammer ? or , one type of saw ?
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I keep a .38 snubby in my night stand by the bed along with a small led flashlight.
With a Glock-21 by the bed, a .357 in the night stand drawer for the wife, and a 12ga coach gun with 00 buck inside the closet...we're covered.
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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In regards to mobility; its an excellent point, I try to practice often walking through my house with it in the dark to take care of this issue.
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i keep my 9mm at my bed side and my AR behind my door....i have realized that AR's are not for everyone so dont go out and buy one cause i say so lol but i think its handy i dont have a flashlight for my 9 but i do have a tatical light for my AR that has a shutter mode which i have tested on my unsuspecting girlfriend and a few other friends like everyone has said above it all comes down to personal preferance.
as for the hearing..... you are not going immeditely notice it but even shooting out in the open duck hunting or what have you, your ears are going to be slightly damaged....i work in a shop and even using my impact gun and haveing my ears close by starts to hurt them after a while..
hope this helps!! :)