Having a handgun at home...

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    Having a handgun at home...

    May not be enough...

    Safely ensconced in your nightstand, or in a safe in the bedroom, for home defense; sure won't do you much good at a time like this:

    http://www.jacksonsun.com/article/20...nclick_check=1

    Now, will it?

    Even at 8:00 am, in broad daylight...

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    I am beginning to see the need for substantially more firepower. As the bad guys change their tactics, so should your home defense tactics change. The lone handgun is kept company by an AR and a shotgun, w/ extra mags, all at the ready.
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    Yep, I'm going for the shotgun.
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    Twelve gauge unwelcome mat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exacto View Post
    I am beginning to see the need for substantially more firepower. As the bad guys change their tactics, so should your home defense tactics change. The lone handgun is kept company by an AR and a shotgun, w/ extra mags, all at the ready.
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    Yep, I'm going for the shotgun.
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    Missing the point.... Unless the handgun is on your person, it ain't doin' you any good.

    And if you walk around the house with the long gun slinged, that might be a bit much, ay?

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    I have 12 gauges in more than one location (no kids) and dogs and motion detectors for a heads up.

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    I carry in the house, that is why I love subcompact guns. I also have an alarm system and a dog.Unless you are a ninja,you are not getting in my house without me getting a heads up. I know nothing is full proof,but I try to even the odds the best I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oakchas View Post
    Missing the point.... Unless the handgun is on your person, it ain't doin' you any good.

    And if you walk around the house with the long gun slinged, that might be a bit much, ay?

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    A local lady that was doing garden work in the morning, was raped when two guys jumped the fence and forced her into the house, so better carry a gun than a cell phone. And never on the night stand, wife on one side and gun on the other, under your sheets. The way I sleep it has to be a really clumsy thief to wake me up on time to grab my gun from the night stand.

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    The best defense is the one that allows you to get to your guns (if you are adverse to carrying every moment in your house) such as beefing up doors and locks (including the doorframe).
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    Me & the wife are usually home and our sidearms are always in reach.

    We spent some time at the range today. I seriously doubt she'd blink at 3:1 odds..... Dang! she's good. I was looking at the toys in the store and learned later she had signed-up for some advanced firearm training. "Tactical Granny" and she is lovin' it.

    Range was 50% females today?? (Yeah, blue-haired women on the firing line) World's changing.
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    Most of the time when Im at here at home I am at this computer desk in my bedroom with a Glock (17 or 30) in a holster within arms reach, or one in my holster on my hip. Even then, about 7' behind me, I have my AK loaded and hanging on the wall ready to go. About 7' to my left, I have my 12ga Maverick 88 pump loaded with 6 00 buck, and a side saddle with 4 more 00 buck and 2 slugs.

    Even then, Im upstairs, so Id have time to get at least one of them since they would have to walk up 17 stairs before they got to my bedroom. Really not trying to take any chances.

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    Since we don't have any kids at home my pistol is loaded and laying on the nightstand where I can get to it easily. I am a firm believer in safety, I know that people have to keep their family safe and their homes secure. I have had my house broken into, but if I walked around all of the time just waiting for someone to break in, I would feel like a prisoner in my own home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdave View Post
    I have 12 gauges in more than one location (no kids) and dogs and motion detectors for a heads up.
    Dogs and an alarm would have helped her most! What they would have bought her was time! DR
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    Quote Originally Posted by patri0t View Post
    We spent some time at the range today. I seriously doubt she'd blink at 3:1 odds..... Dang! she's good. I was looking at the toys in the store and learned later she had signed-up for some advanced firearm training. "Tactical Granny" and she is lovin' it.

    Range was 50% females today?? (Yeah, blue-haired women on the firing line) World's changing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hank19119 View Post
    I carry in the house, that is why I love subcompact guns. I also have an alarm system and a dog.Unless you are a ninja,you are not getting in my house without me getting a heads up. I know nothing is full proof,but I try to even the odds the best I can.
    I also carry a subcompact xd 40 at home, and DON"T feel like I'm a prisioner
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