Chris Costa on shotgun vs. handgun for home defense

Chris Costa on shotgun vs. handgun for home defense

This is a discussion on Chris Costa on shotgun vs. handgun for home defense within the Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I like the way he makes his case. Agree or not, I believe this is a good example of how to argue your point. That ...

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    I like the way he makes his case. Agree or not, I believe this is a good example of how to argue your point. That said, I think he's on to something here.
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    When I saw the title I thought it would be a good laugh to hear Bob Costas talk to us about guns.

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    I would say his home defense weapon is ideal
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevePVB View Post
    When I saw the title I thought it would be a good laugh to hear Bob Costas talk to us about guns.
    Ditto! I, too, thought the OP just left off the "s."
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommonCents View Post
    i agree but I'm still getting a keltec KSG 12ga when the prices come down ;)

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    He does make a good argument. My bedside is a 1911 with an 870 standing by if needed.
    House layout and alarms/lights, etc. would determine it for me. It's all about how much time you really have.
    Did I mention have a plan and practice...
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    G21 with an X300 and Leopold RDS is my night gun. I think he hit the nail on the head. Sometimes I just put a G21 mag in my G30 with its night sights - green front and orange rear - also makes it easy to see the sights, but no light. I keep a surefire by the bed anyway.
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    I don't have kids at home and I don't like lights or cans on my home-defense gun which is also a daily carry gun. My nightstand gun is a 1911 with night-sights. There are long guns including 12 gauge shotguns loaded with #1 buckshot available if needed.
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    I totally agree with his thinking in almost every aspect.
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    I am not going to walk around clearing my house. They have to come up stairs to the 2nd floor and a 20 ft. hallway to get to me, when the reach the head of the stairs they are in the kill zone. My wife is on the floor, behind the bed dialing 911, I am prone at the bedroom door with my shotgun. I have an alarm system and a dog that barks at noises.

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    With long guns available, my M&P45 with a TLR-1 has been my home defense firearm of choice. Before that it was an HK USP .45 with a TLR-2. For me to use a long gun for home defense, thing have to gone very, very bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefBoats.ret View Post
    I am not going to walk around clearing my house. They have to come up stairs to the 2nd floor and a 20 ft. hallway to get to me, when the reach the head of the stairs they are in the kill zone. My wife is on the floor, behind the bed dialing 911, I am prone at the bedroom door with my shotgun. I have an alarm system and a dog that barks at noises.
    I can't even imagine, but isn't prone, with a shotgun, fairly painful?
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    Quote Originally Posted by high pockets View Post
    I can't even imagine, but isn't prone, with a shotgun, fairly painful?
    Not as bad as the other end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by high pockets View Post
    I can't even imagine, but isn't prone, with a shotgun, fairly painful?
    My thought was unless it's an auto loader , racking the slide could be slow and awkward also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefBoats.ret View Post
    I am not going to walk around clearing my house.
    I agree with this as well. I lose every bit of advantage I have if I go skulking around my house looking for a intruder. I will call 911 and hope the bad guy doesnt make his way to me, but if he does I will deal with it. If he happens to take the stereo and flee, thats what insurance is for. You get those guys who say that "I have to make sure its actually someone in the house before I call 911".... Dude, you know if someone is in your house.. you wont have to wonder.
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