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Posted: 9/18/2009 5:36:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 5:36:56 PM EST by Forest]
Sorry if this topic has been posted before but I would like to know what your "go to weapon is" If a BG kicks in your door and you have 0:30 secs at most to arm yourself.

Scenario:
Asleep with wife and across the hall 2 children. House Alarm goes off. You can only grab one of these weapons which do you choose? Shotgun, Suppressed 11.5' SBR, Pistol or Suppressed Pistol?

What say you arfcomer's?

Cheers,
Algo
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 12:39:25 AM EST
If it is just a "bump" then I grab my G22. a pistol is a lot more handy for checking things out and maneuvering. If the door gets busted open in the middle of the night I grab my M1 Garand with the G22 in a holster. But the AR15 or shotgun would be fine, too.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 3:29:39 AM EST
For the scenario you mentioned I'd go with the Suppressed 11.5' SBR. Not sure how many intruders there are but that with a 30-rnd mag hopefully would be enough. Don't have to worry about damaging your children's hearing with the supressor which is nice.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 4:22:50 AM EST
I would love to keep my loaded XD45 near the bed, but I have a very active imagination when I sleep.
I get up and take pictures off the walls, take curtains down, etc, etc. I wake up down stairs on the couch
or in the spare bedroom quite regularly and dont remember going there. Plus I play a lot of first person shooters
and my wife is afraid I'll be going right for the gun. I do keep my 870 in the closest about 12 feet away. It's unloaded,
but there are about 10 boxes of OO on the shelf right next to it.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 4:25:20 AM EST
Springfield 1911, it is easier to check rooms with and hits like a sledge hammer.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 4:43:39 AM EST
at this point all i have is a 14.5" AR with 75gr TAP in it next to the bed. but i'll be picking up a mossberg 590 and i'll probably have it loaded with 00 buck or a good turkey load.

But my room is at the end of the hallway, and anything i shoot will have to go thru the garage and a brick wall, so i feel safe with throwing any kind of round down range. I may lose my hearing, but the bad guy, sure as hell will be dead.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 5:32:05 AM EST
My trusty Inland M1 carbine loaded with 110 gr SP goodness.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 5:44:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By bmick325:
Glock 19 with light because that's what I have in the room with me.


if i am sleeping on the sofa, which happens occasionally ... this is the answer. i keep it "close". if i am in the bedroom, it's a Glock 22.

of course, i live somewhere where this scenario will NEVER happen. really. if it happened in my parish/county (Louisiana has parishes) I would move. my safety and my family's safety is paramount. unless i was deployed to a battle zone, i don;t go there. our local newspaper website in New Orleans has a GIS map of the murders/shootings in the city. look at it, then don;t go there.

in my case, they have to hit me at 75 on the interstate - i don;t go there, just pass through as necessary.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 5:50:53 AM EST
Handgun while I go and get the kids. Shotgun or AR when I get back and the kids are stowed. I'd want something with a little more ass than a handgun after I get setup.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 6:39:33 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 6:43:51 AM EST by ChromeLined]
Mossberg 590 with a pistol grip loaded with #4 shot and mag tube mounted light on the bedroom ready rack.My wifes nightstand a Sig 220 on mine a Colt 1911 wilson combat modified.We dont have kids so its just us and when it comes to home invaders never go looking for them in your home as they will have the element of surprise instead our bedroom is the OK corral and if there brave enough to go snooping around after we know they are there and the police are on the way they can stumble on to us and wish afterward that they never broke in.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 6:54:07 AM EST
The 1911 is on the night stand. AR is in the closet as thats where I would barricade myself(cell phone is charged in the closet) until the police arrive.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 4:52:16 PM EST
Originally Posted By Harv24:
I just remove the safety bail on my M57 Firing device and hit the clacker 3 times....... and then go back to sleep...


clack! clack! clack!

Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:08:59 PM EST
Wow, lots of replies so far. Great stuff! I only ask because I have a few choices all of which i am very comfortable with and have trained with. I just wanted to know what everyone else thinks. I have an Mossberg 500 w/surefire forend, Saber 11.5' SBR with AAC M4-1000 and redi-mad (so 56 rounds should do), Glock 23 w/crimson trace and surefire x300 or Springfield XD Tactical w/x300 and AAC EVO-40. It does take practice and planning but the way we have trained is, I have the SBR at the ready, wife takes the kids with the G23 while I provide cover and gets the kids to the safe room. I cover the "funnel of death" until the police arrive. If I start to run dry, I can always fall back to the Mossberg in the closet. The way I see it is that if a gun fight breaks out they are coming for the shooter not the family in hiding. I have the opportunity to return fire from above and fall back if necessary.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:13:23 PM EST
My pistol...just to get me to my gun safe

Na I would chose pistol inside a house any day over a rifle.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:21:52 PM EST
My Hk p7 is my go to/carry.....wife will back me up with her 1911
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:28:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2009 5:29:17 PM EST by Cold]
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:37:41 PM EST
Definately the suppressed SBR.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:38:38 PM EST

AR

Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:51:56 PM EST
i keep the short one by the bed when i'm home + my G17 is never far away. the wife keeps her G23 close by at all times. both pistols with M3's, can't shoot what you can't see.



i'll be picking up a can early next year

Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:52:14 PM EST
1911 is always around and ready to eat, and they won't walk away but be carryed away with a sheet over their head.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:03:13 PM EST
1911
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 3:14:39 PM EST
Well since Sbr's and Cans are a no no in my state, i will have to go with a pistol
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 3:14:54 PM EST
I'll grab whatever is near.........so I guess my AR!
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 3:17:33 PM EST
Originally Posted By algo19:
Sorry if this topic has been posted before but I would like to know what your "go to weapon is" If a BG kicks in your door and you have 0:30 secs at most to arm yourself.

Scenario:
Asleep with wife and across the hall 2 children. House Alarm goes off. You can only grab one of these weapons which do you choose? Shotgun, Suppressed 11.5' SBR, Pistol or Suppressed Pistol?

What say you arfcomer's?

Cheers,
Algo


I own all of those and I wouldn't even hesitate to grab my Remington 870.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 3:17:42 PM EST
m1911
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 3:20:22 PM EST
my mossberg 500
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 3:21:29 PM EST
Whatever's closest. It would all depend on where in the house I was located. Probably be my service pistol since its the closest to me when I sleep.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 3:22:24 PM EST
shotty

My wife chose a pistol one night this summer after hearing gunshots...I caught her in the yard deploying the weapons light.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 3:22:38 PM EST
Best option would be a carbine, but my 870 sits in the corner.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 3:24:16 PM EST
My G30. Unless you're a dirtbag and owe somone a lot of money, or live in a shady part of town theres no real need for a an arsenal at your bedside.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 3:24:30 PM EST
Glock 19 with light because that's what I have in the room with me.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 3:26:03 PM EST
I would say the 870 12 gauge or Glock 22. I wouldn't use my ar inside because I like in a trailer park and my neighbors are right next to me. With these thin wall tuna cans a fmj 55 gr bullet would go through the BG and through who knows how many trailers.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 3:26:52 PM EST
Pistol!
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 3:26:57 PM EST
870.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 3:30:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By WalkingNightmare:
My G30. Unless you're a dirtbag and owe somone a lot of money, or live in a shady part of town theres no real need for a an arsenal at your bedside.


That's awesome logic until someone breaks into your house and outguns you. 10 or 13 rounds of .45 is too much. Perhaps a single shot .410?
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 3:31:40 PM EST
My 870P w/ surefire light
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 3:31:48 PM EST
I'd cower under the sheets and send the GF to investigate with my Kimber.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 3:32:29 PM EST
I have a Glock ready.

Carrying a long arm just isn't practical in my circumstances. I have roommates, friends, friend's girlfriends, etc that could "go bump in the night".

Tactical clearing of the house with a carbine or shotgun is impractical. I have a Glock(my carry pistol) ready at all times. If something seems odd I grab it and conceal it and check out the house and then go back to bed.

If its the end of the world or mass riots occur in my hometown I'll have the AR ready.

... until then its the glock.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 3:36:50 PM EST
10.5" Suppressed (AAC M4-2000) Noveske w/ Surefire M600 and Aimpoint Micro by the bedside. Wife has a HK45 suppressed (AAC Evo45) w/ TLR-2 light and laser on the night stand.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 3:37:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2009 3:38:28 PM EST by Kenmar]
My pistol gripped Mossberg 500 or Glock 21 which ever one I'm concious enough to grab..
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 3:42:29 PM EST
The G17 in bedroom. (G18 mag)
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 3:48:38 PM EST
G23 or if I have can my AR.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:04:23 PM EST
Ive got my IMI .40 with tritium sights sitting loaded in a holster with an extra magazine on the nightstand always. The AR is in a case under the bed.

Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:04:37 PM EST
Benelli
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:05:52 PM EST
As I roll out of bed its a Sig 226 (357 sig) When I get to the bed room door there is a 870 behind it. After i clear the house and determine the "bump" is coming from outside, I sling the 870 and grab the AR. When the smoke clears I have a cup of coffee.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:05:58 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:09:45 PM EST
AR pistol: If I kill the bad guy and the police take it for a while, it's not NFA so there will be less bullshit than dealing with an SBR.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:31:43 PM EST
i have a Maverick 88 12 gauge under my bed and my Springfield XD9 with hollow points on my night stand. My AR is hanging in my closet on a gun rack. They are all loaded but not chambered. I don't have any kids so its pretty safe.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 7:04:41 PM EST
My G17 or HK45
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 8:48:14 PM EST
What I have now is a SIG 226 w/tritium sights (9mm+P+) and a flashlight. I should have my Stevens M77 w/00 Buck according to the Truth guy...and he's probably right....but I still have the SIG.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 8:50:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2009 8:52:27 PM EST by Deaj]
A Smith & Wesson 4506 (45ACP DA/SA w/night sights) and a tac light are at my bed side. A Smith & Wesson M&P15T equipped with a red dot sight and a tac light is close by and in the room. The pistol gets me to the carbine protected.
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