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Posted: 10/15/2002 10:04:01 PM EDT
The other day I was thinking of what gun I would use if somebody ever broke into my house looking for trouble. I was thinking maybe my 12 gauge, or maybe I'd even grab my AR. When it comes down to it, I'd probably grab whatever is handy. what gun/s would you use?
Link Posted: 10/15/2002 10:06:55 PM EDT
I wouldn't use a gun at all. I would produce my rapier. mush-a ring dum-a do dum-a da
Link Posted: 10/15/2002 10:07:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/15/2002 10:08:57 PM EDT
Colt 1903 Hammerless simply because I always have it handy. Next to my bed is a S&W 686, on the other side is a Sig P232. In the living room I keep a 1911 .45 with a spare magazine. Under the bathroom sink I have a Hi-Power with extra standard capacity magazine. I have several rifles and shotguns that are suitable, my M1A is always kept loaded, but I don't think a longarm is very good for use inside a house where I might need the use of at least one hand.
Link Posted: 10/15/2002 10:17:57 PM EDT
god forbid this would ever happen, but since you asked...well, if it's an actual breakin, assuming i'm in bed, then i'd reach for the mossberg 590. it's got a flashlight on it. daylight hours - even more unlikely - sling the ar and grab the 1911. why? because if it's daylight, i'd have a chance to talk the intruder / assailant down while five-oh arrives, and it's easier to mark a target with a pistol for longer periods of time than with a rifle. the ar would just be there to, uh, bolster my side of the argument. but remember kids, you're asking for trouble if you shoot anyone outside your house. most likely you'll do time. a travesty of justice, if you ask me. but if he's inside your house, no problem, pull that trigger. there's no castle more sacred than one's home after all. i got this straight from a criminal defense lawyer. and lastly, of course, if all hell breaks loose and the enemy has breached the hull, then simply activate the self-destruct sequence and abandon ship...
Link Posted: 10/15/2002 10:21:29 PM EDT
Sling shot!
Link Posted: 10/15/2002 10:21:38 PM EDT
HK USP .45 under the pillow and Rem 870 20ga by the bed.
Link Posted: 10/15/2002 10:26:44 PM EDT
Gonna leave on hell of a mess to clean up and will be really loud... [img]http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0MAD7d4EOPjzMYLOhndPCoLs4QCbXkv8COj0V4FwR6cX4­XatQliwUdRFtaDUQ0FRXHjM2uFyqeB90AHAAOgAvAA/100-0393.JPG[/img] ...but worth it just to see the look on the guys face.[:D]
Link Posted: 10/15/2002 10:26:44 PM EDT
Remmington 870 or Glock 19. And for any of you planning on using an AR or AK. I hope you won't mind going to jail for killing your neighbor five doors down.
Link Posted: 10/15/2002 10:28:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Carbine10: Remmington 870 or Glock 19. And for any of you planning on using an AR or AK. I hope you won't mind going to jail for killing your neighbor five doors down.
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In building materials penetration test the 9mm penetrated farther than the .223 round by almost 30%. Don't kill your neighbors with that Glock. [;)]
Link Posted: 10/15/2002 11:11:24 PM EDT
[img]http://home.earthlink.net/~karlpmann/_uimages/Me870.jpg[/img] 870 SBS.
Link Posted: 10/15/2002 11:15:29 PM EDT
My custom S&W 19.......
Link Posted: 10/15/2002 11:28:02 PM EDT
I was thinking of making an AR carbine that shoots .45 with one of those short tactical entry stocks. I'd definately mount a flashlight on the barrel with a pressure switch.
Link Posted: 10/16/2002 3:18:40 AM EDT
My MG-34: [img]www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid29/p010e5bb4d01a88d86c7587be77041866/fd5b9f79.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 10/16/2002 3:54:59 AM EDT
I'd use my wifes kitchen utensles, They work good on the Kids,
Link Posted: 10/16/2002 4:02:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/16/2002 4:03:36 AM EDT
My 1911 first. If that isn't enough I would use a blow up picture of Rosie naked. That might get me arrested for too much fire power.
Link Posted: 10/16/2002 4:05:24 AM EDT
[img]www.ar15.com/members/albums/osprey21%2Fcholo%2Ejpg[/img]
Link Posted: 10/16/2002 6:15:16 AM EDT
Whatever you have available at the time. Personally, I am never more than arm's length from a sidearm. I would recommend that you have an effective (.38SPL or 9mm minimum) handgun that you train with regularly. If you plan to leave your home with it, be sure to get your concealed carry permit. Of course, as you will note from a number of posts, a quality 12 gauge (e.g., Mossberg 590 or Remington 870) that again you train with regularly, is probably your most effective home defense weapon. I would not recommend an AR15 for in-home defense due to overpenetration and the risk of shooting a neighbor through your/his walls. Naturally, if you live in a more rural area, the AR15 would probably make alot more sense. Good luck and practice, practice, practice with whatever you decide on.
Link Posted: 10/16/2002 6:20:41 AM EDT
Glock 36. It's what I'm comfortable with.
Link Posted: 10/16/2002 6:24:58 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Karl-P-Mann: [url]http://home.earthlink.net/~karlpmann/_uimages/Me870.jpg[/url] 870 SBS.
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Woah! Karl! Those legs will scare the hell out of the perps! [:)] I agree, a 12 gauge will do. In my case that will be my Benelli M1S90 Tactical.
Link Posted: 10/16/2002 6:26:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/16/2002 6:30:53 AM EDT
I'd just sit back and let the wife take care of it...[shock][:D][;)] [img]http://a6.cpimg.com/image/8C/C2/11933836-408e-02000180-.jpg[/img] If they survive the wife I'll use my Glock 30 with 41 rounds of 230gr. Hyrdashok, then I stick'em with AFCK for good measure! [}:)] [img]http://a2.cpimg.com/image/E2/72/8756962-b891-02000180-.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 10/16/2002 6:31:00 AM EDT
[b]I would call the proper authorities and then hide with my two Chows under the bed[/b] to await 'lawful' assistance while the intruders took my two bedside guns - Browning 16 gauge semi shotgun and my Sig P220.
Link Posted: 10/16/2002 6:34:47 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/16/2002 6:36:06 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/16/2002 6:44:13 AM EDT
It depends on what species has broken into my house looking for trouble. For flies, I use a flyswatter or piece of newspaper. For ants, it's chemical warfare time. Stray dogs get soaked with a garden hose. For two-legged varmints, my present home defense weapons are a baseball bat, a flashlight, and an M1 Garand rifle. I wouldn't use an AR-15 because the lower receivers are not replaceable in this state.
Link Posted: 10/16/2002 6:45:01 AM EDT
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