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    Thanks for all your advice and opinions....kind of what I figured - six of one and half dozen of another. Right now I feel confident that my M&P 45 will do just fine. I have the Glock 17 that I can go to if my mood changes. Thanks again.


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    I have both a G21 and a 1911 in the nightstand. More is better. Both are currently stoked with Cor-Bon 185 GR +P DPX. When those are gone they will be stoked with Ranger T's that I have a good supply of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mulle46 View Post
    in a HD defense scenario,you are going to pick which of the loads in your revolver to use?or use them all until threat is stopped?Do you think you can select a round in a real life situation?

    Why yes... yes I can. Thats one advantage of a revolver. You can mix n match the ammo. I use all three kind of revolver Smith, Colt, and Ruger. But mostly Smith. I know what way the cylinder will rotate. So I put snake shot as the first round. Second and third round I put .38 frangible ammo. fourth and fifth rounds are light weight .38 JHP's last three are 158gr JSP .357. If the snake shot dont make em stop... the frangible will do some real damage... not enough? More lethal .38 rounds... still persisting?... three heavy .357 to break some bones... If none of that works I go to my back-up... PRAYER!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Secret Spuk View Post
    Why yes... yes I can. Thats one advantage of a revolver. You can mix n match the ammo. I use all three kind of revolver Smith, Colt, and Ruger. But mostly Smith. I know what way the cylinder will rotate. So I put snake shot as the first round. Second and third round I put .38 frangible ammo. fourth and fifth rounds are light weight .38 JHP's last three are 158gr JSP .357. If the snake shot dont make em stop... the frangible will do some real damage... not enough? More lethal .38 rounds... still persisting?... three heavy .357 to break some bones... If none of that works I go to my back-up... PRAYER!
    unless you are rotating the cylinder in a HD scenario to select a specific round, you are not really selecting a round, just shooting to stop the threat.You are just progressing from less effective rounds to more effective, rather than using most effective from the start. I could load a magazine the same way.
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    During all the work related SD/Firearms courses I’ve taken all of the instructors have always suggested: “If you ever need to deploy your sidearm in any Life Threatening SD scenario and discharge, to insure your advisory is totally incapacitated. Keep firing upon your attacker until your firearm TOTALLY runs dry”!

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    It is hard to answer the actual question that the OP asked. This is because I don't have dedicated home defense guns. My carry guns are the same as my home defense guns.

    These range from 8/12/15/17 rd 9mm's, to 7/13 rd 45's, to 5 shot 357's. However, the 17 rd 9 and 13 rd 45 are put in the center of the quick access safe, so that in the event I am woken up, I will more than likely be putting my hand on either one of those, and picking up a spare mag at the same time.

    Either one will/should do the job if I do what I am supposed to. Like others have said, it is a coin toss, as long as you can shoot either one, and they both function like they are supposed to.

    I would be more inclided suggest getting your wife started in shooting, and which ever one she would be more comfortable with is the one I would go for.
    Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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