View Poll Results: Which one do you choose for home defense?

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  • 12 Gauge Pump w/ Buckshot

    187 34.89%
  • .45 ACP Drawer Gun

    183 34.14%
  • 9mm/.38 Special Carry Gun

    166 30.97%
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    Quote Originally Posted by TOF View Post
    None of the above.

    I live in a single story ranch style built by me. The doors are rather sturdy and a protective 90 pound dog resides within. What I would hear is a low growel, my cue to grab the M&P40. If a tinkle of glass was heard I would wait a few seconds for body parts to enter the house after which blood curdling screams would emenate from the BG as my gentle puppy compared his taste to the Elk legs she got last Sunday. If the entry zone was big enough for a man and the BG got loose my puppy would follow as would I. When puppy tired of the play I would hold the BG at gunpoint till the Sheriff arrived (Wife would call him). We have one Deputy covering a rather large chunk of mountain so the BG might lose a little more blood while waiting.

    I know how my puppy would react because an aquaintance decided to enter uninvited a few months back. He saw through the window I was talking on the phone and decided to enter without knocking. He assures me he will never ever do that again. i don't know if he shows off the scars on his butt or not but I do know he didn't close the door fast enough.

    Hell yea,used to have a rot like that

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    This loveable little fuzzball of ours is more protective than our other dog, an 80 lb. Doberman Pinscher.

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    I gotta agree, a dog is the best first line of warning/defense. But to answer the thread, I have a double barrel 12 ga with buckshot leaning against the nightstand, a .45 acp laying on the nightstand, an 870 pump 12 ga in the safe and many others to choose from after that. But, that being said, if 2 rounds of buckshot and 8 rounds of hollowpoint 230 grain .45 doesn`t end the threat, then I`m probaly in deep doo doo. I don`t have to get out of bed to grab the shotgun or .45, just roll over. The safe is 3 short steps away. I`m single with no little ones anymore to worry about.

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    My S&W Governor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gallenl View Post
    My S&W Governor.
    Loaded with what ammo?

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    Well let's see. In my house at college we have 4 people living there. Me and one friend on the 2nd floor, and 2 more friends on the first floor. Since these people are like family to me, I wouldn't wait for the BG to make his way to me. I'd grab the .45 (solely for the maneuverability and more rounds), a spare mag if possible, tell my friend upstairs to hide in her closet, and go confront the BG hopefully before he has a chance to get out of the living room. There's been an increase in break ins in our town lately so I've put a lot of thought into this. I'm thinking about asking to switch my room to downstairs for this exact reason but I like currently having the biggest room

    This is all best case scenario obviously. How would I honestly handle this if it were to really happen? I don't know. I'd like to think I'd do what I posted above, but I simply don't know. None of us do. It's easy to type out the best course of action, it's another thing to execute it.

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    My .357 Magnum which I keep on my nightstand next to my bed when I am asleep.

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    Well, first of all, hardly a leaf can blow by outside without my dog, Otis (Floppopotamus), going ballistic. He's a chocolate lab and one of the best "Watch Dogs" I've ever seen. He's got some rather large vocal chords, and ain't afraid to use 'em. If he detects something and starts barking, he'll come and make sure I hear his warning!

    I am not married and have no children, so I am never far from a weapon in my house. That said, if I hear him bark or am awake and hear something strange, I reach for what's usually a Glock 30 Gen 3 with Streamlight that sleeps next to me under a pillow. If I'm not in bed, the G30 has an uncanny ability of following me around the house. For example, if I'm at my desk, it sits next to the mouse.


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    A bump in the night... What do you reach for?

    My wife!!
    Oh, wait, different kind of bump in the night, huh?
    You mean the noise kind right?
    Okay, in that case either the Sig or the H&K - really makes no difference to me.

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    Hand the Dust pan and broom to my wife, maybe the vacuum cleaner to pick up the finer pieces of glass. My wife pisses me off everytime she forgets her key

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    My carry gun is never too far away..
    Kahr PM9 ...

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    Sig P220 .45 Shotguns have skeet chokes in them. Would make too many holes to patch up.

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    A mop and a towel.



    He sleeps in the bedroom doorway.

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    I would go with the 12 gauge pump and my wife would have the 9 MM as backup. Just chambering a round will cause most BG's to back off. I don't have anything that is worth anything that would cause anyone in their right mind to rush someone holding a 12 gauge shotgun. Notice I said "right-mind". There are some crazies out there that won't be phased by my chambering a round, so if they enter I had better be prepared to let them have it. If it comes down to me or them, they are going to loose every time. I will not hesitate to take someone out if they threaten me or mine.

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