My point is that I can replace/repair everything that is in my house except for my family and my family is the only thing that I am concerened about in the scenairo
My long guns (Mossberg 590 12-ga. and Rock River Arms LAR-15 5.56) are next in line for home defense use after my main home defense pistol (H&K USP .40) and backup home defense pistol (S&W Model 457 .45). I would only prefer long guns if I am already barricaded in my room. They are not as practical for going around corners as handguns. Again, it is my preference and my personal opinions and it's just what I feel works for me.
If LEO's are on the way I suggest NOT clearing the house, as a matter of fact...I am against it period, LEO might be chasing BG, BG breaks your window to get in your place, dodging LEO. Then here you come doing a clearing as LEO is also doing a clearing of your house. Not good. BANG!!! BANG!!! FRIENDLY, FRIENDLY, FRIENDLY!!!!
Pistols are easy to secure, and with a child in the house, is preferable for my family. This really is a comfort issue though. If you are comfortable with it, then rock it! I will say this though.... after hearing a shotgun rack, any BG with half a bit of sense to him will be moving as fast as he can in the opposite direction.
I highly doubt I would use my AKs for HD unless somehow I needed it to fend off a gang outside or something. The handguns and shotties seem to work best inside.
Well I guess the AK could be good if a BG is hiding behind a wall or something.
Perhaps he lives near the Mexican border.
My apartment is only 500 square feet, and the living room acts as a bedroom for me, the wife, and the baby. with a tiny entry way from the front door.
Current plan is that the wife gets the pistol and goes for the baby, and I go for the shotgun. It is larger, more effective if there are more people, and in reality a gun barrel shoved into a man's chest or throat is not going to be ignored by most. Given the ranges, the shotgun gives me something to keep an attacker at bay physically, far better than a pistol would.
Also yes all weapons are out of baby grabbing abilities. We have a digital lock box for the pistols, and the long guns are just inside another doorway, that is completely blocked off from baby access.
#1. Big black 1911 sloppy-slide Colt .45, holstered and hidden inside
night stand, two spare magazines on web belt with holster.
#2. Hi-Point 9mm pistol, holstered and hidden on side of TV/stereo table
nearby, one spare magazine in holster.
#3. Mossburg 500 12 guage shotgun in case, propped in corner next to night
stand at the head of the bed, spare shells in elastic stock strap.
Note: This is a typical three-bedroom 1956 brick ranch house [without a basement], located in a typical nice white polite civilized midwestern suburbanite plat, not inhabited by kids, guests, visitors, girlfriends or a spouse.
Roll off and out of bed to hit the carpet and open the nightstand while laying and hiding on the bedroom floor, using waterbed and dresser for cover. Or, what the hell, just grab the shotgun and start spraying the hallway. Oh, let's just keep this a secret between us and not tell anyone else, okay? Yes, a scary scenario: After shooting into the hallway, silence and darkness return. You and I might be tempted to turn on a light and then go see how good we did, maybe even wondering where the home invaders hid. Did we get them all? Did they run outside? Are they playing possum on the floor or hiding in a doorway and waiting. Curiosity killed the cat. I must consider and remember this.