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This is a discussion on In Reality- Long guns for home defense within the Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by Audacia77 +1 on using a handgun for investigating a bump in the night. But, by all means it is not the only ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audacia77 View Post
    +1 on using a handgun for investigating a bump in the night. But, by all means it is not the only tool I have in my tool box. Situation also dictates the tool I use. If I was in New Orleans a day or two after Katrina, I'd probably opt for a long gun, most likely an AR-15.

    Also, +1 on footwear and clothing. I sleep in boxers only. Whenever I get out of bed, I slip on shorts and a pair of deck shoe's that I use as slippers.
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    Police and national guard were taking all guns legally owned, legally carried, everything. If the gun was fully concealed, some might have had a better chance of keeping their weapon, even if it was not legal to do so at the time.
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    18.5 inch Maverick 88 for me (piston grip optional).

    I live in an apartment. Using a handgun could endanger my neighbors.

    I've done "drills" in my home and find I can navigate just fine with my 18.5 inch barrel. Would be even better if I used the pistol grip.

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    Lets go extreme and say your pinned in the house by an armed group set up outside or something of that nature. Hand guns and shotties might not be your best option in that scenario.
    I can hit an object the size of a dinner plate at 50 yards every time with my carry gun. My Benelli has rifle sights and I can hit the same plate with it using slugs at the same distance. Using slugs, I can also go through any car doors like crap shoots through a goose.

    And if they get inside the house, I can use the speed loaders and switch back to buckshot in seconds.

    God help them if I get to the AR........
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    I have trouble with keeping more than one gun accessible at bedside for home defense. Except maybe for EOTWAWKI. I don't like the idea of leaving a couple of weapons behind that might be used against me while I investigate the suspicious noise. All my long guns are locked up when I'm not using or maintaining them. I keep a Glock 22 with a weapons light attached at bedside, or within reach when I'm at home. I sleep in boxers and sometimes a "T" shirt, so I'm already dressed. I just step into my gators and go. My wife holds her ground with her Glock 17 and a cell phone. We have a predetermined code word to alert the other if something is wrong before I return to the bedroom. We have dogs and an alarm system, the dogs are the most reliable. Guess we're about as well prepared as we know how to be. It'll take the real thing to find out where the flaws in the plan are. Hope we never get that far.
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    Both, with tactical flash light nearby. Yes, when I hear unusual noises, other than breaking glass or door torn off hinges, I usually grab revolver and flashlight over shotgun.

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    I always have shotguns that I can put into action very quick....all loaded with buckshot. Handgun, until I can get to the long gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by searcher 45 View Post
    I keep my CCW on bed side stand and plan to use it first for home defense.

    If events give me time I will use 870 with buck shot and CCW as back up.

    If it is TEOWAWKI then God help us all, and fight to win for yourself and love ones and others.
    this is my approach as well.

    my shotgun is locked in a cabinet. i have a carbine and i am considering keeping it by the bed at night and putting it away in the morning.

    pulling out a long gun sorta gives me the feeling that i am overreacting to the situation and makes me feel stupid. i should get over that. in the moment when i hear the noise and go to investigate, the pistol seems like the more reasonable response, but in reality, i really should be using a long gun like the shotgun or carbine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skippys View Post
    One thing I still plan to do is get a single-point sling so the shotgun stays with me and I can use both hands to open the fridge after it's all over.
    now that is good forward thinking

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    I have a Mossberg shotgun and 1911 by my bedside. Like others have posted, if it is a knock at the door or bump in the night, i will grab the 1911(As long as the dog isnt going ballistic). If it is glass breaking or voices, it is the shotty all the way. I may just have to provide overwatch as the puppy chews on whomever it is but what are owners for? Any attempt at defending yourself against "puppy" will get you a really bad day.

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    I'm going to answer with a shot gun. I keep 00 buck shot and slugs alternating. It's short barreled with a collapsible stock. The reason I picked it, is because if it is 2am, chances are I am half asleep, probably couldn't aim a pistol to save my life (pun intended)... at least with a shotgun I can get it in the general direction of the perp.

    During daylight hours when I am awake, I usually have two pistols within reach, if not on me at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wjh2657 View Post
    Both, with tactical flash light nearby. Yes, when I hear unusual noises, other than breaking glass or door torn off hinges, I usually grab revolver and flashlight over shotgun.

    Sweet set up!

    As for the "sleeping nekkid issue" , sometime you can't help it! but being nude can make it harder for a BG to grab you. I do not recommend as a HD tactic.

    On a side note, does anyone else Direct TV dvr box light up your whole damn living room enough for a nite light? Not gonna replace my Surefire, but my living room box is 10x bright than my bedroom boxes.
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    If I am investigating a noise in my house I use a pistol, if I hear a noise and can confrim it is someone (voices) than I grab my M1 Carbine.

    My wife and I have a plan for a break-in at night, I escort her while she gets our boys and brings them back to to the master bedroom and we hole up there until the calvary comes
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    If I am investigating a noise in my house I use a pistol, if I hear a noise and can confrim it is someone (voices) than I grab my M1 Carbine.

    My wife and I have a plan for a break-in at night, I escort her while she gets our boys and brings them back to to the master bedroom and we hole up there until the calvary comes
    Good plan. I am guessing by calvary you mean sheriff or police. What is the plan once they arrive. Do open the door for them? If so, with or without a firearm in your hand. Or, do you let them break windows and bust the door down?
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    Tie a house key to a glow stick and throw it out the window for the cops to retrieve - if the BG is already inside. Tell 911 about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mercop View Post
    Because sometimes during a break in there is broken glass etc. Do you think that stepping on a shard of glass would take your mind off the problem at hand? Your right, it is a preparedness problem, not a gun problem. Lack of mindset and training cannot be overcome with any amount of equipment.- George
    Well...I think you underestimate the effects of adrenaline a bit, but I suppose it could distract somewhat. I know in '69 I had a kneecap shattered in the first burst from an ambush and still made it about 20' to cover very quickly. Fear can be a great motivator.

    As far as the initial subject, I have usually used a handgun in the night, but some months back got a 9mm carbine that has become the staple of my bedside armory. I live in the country on a decent sized piece of land and have 4 legged burglar alarms that let me know if something is amiss inside the fence...so checking is normally done before an intruder could enter the house.


    PS...normal response time after a 911 call here is 30 mins+...so we don't bother to call until any situation is dealt with.
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