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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    Whichever gun that you're most familiar with, for me it would be the 9mm

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    Wow, this may be the longest thread ever.

    My two cents. I am very lucky to live alone. No kids, no wife to worry about "my deal" in a single story house.

    1. My Lab mix sleeps by the left side of my bed. She is well-proven as my "number one protection".
    2. My S&W 642 Centennilal snubby with CR laser grips is on top of my night table. I know "the drill".
    I can put that laser on the top, bottom, or middle of the three left or right door hinges. Or, anything else "there".
    3. My Mosseberg 500 "black" eight shot 12 gauge with 00 buck is vertically stashed by my bed. "Number two protectioon".
    It has a little bit of "cardboard cover" so none of my girfriends freak out. But, it is easlily accessed.
    4. My Beretta 92 is in its drawer with night sights. 14 rounds of "Golder Saber". Plus another 14 rnd mag.
    If the Beretta is needed, I'm afraid I have a bit of a problem.
    My dog and I am in a real world of hurt .Must be a big time war !

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    i generally would reach for my kel tec pf9

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    Of the choices given, I own a 9mm, actually two, one is a 9x18 Makarov chambered gun, so it would be one of the nines. I actually have three guns that I rotate for HD. The third is a 24/7 .40. The only rifle I own is a .22, locked up and not loaded. I sleep downstairs at our house, so the first responder to any breakin would be our female Rotweiller that likes nobody but family. She even tried to bite the vet on occasion.
    The main concern in my house is the grandkids. Two of them sleep upstairs. I am counting on the dog to delay any attempts to get to the bedrooms until I can get upstairs. Our house is not laid out very well from a tactical position, in fact it sucks in that regard. One way up, narrow stairs. Two ways into the house, front door (dog has that covered) and a backyard patio door that opens right at the top of the stairs. The only good thing about that is to get to the back door, a BG has to either make noise opening the gate or climbing over the fence.

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    I fear the day that an intruder is in the house. Usually I find myself stuck in front of the closet wondering.... which one do I grab?? The XD, right. ...ah, but the 1911 with night sights, or the Sig... not being able to decide could become hazardous!

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    Interesting... After all this time, and all these posts...

    It's almost exactly equal thirds in the poll.

    Kuel.

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    Wink

    I voted for the 12 ga bc thats probably what I would grab, but to be honest, I would be surprised if I had to pull the trigger. I have two purebred pits that sleep very lightly at my house. They are the biggest babies during leisure time with my wife and I, along with our baby. But on the rare occasion that someone comes in without knocking, they are NOT very happy at all. I have one Blue male and one blue fawn female. They are the best dogs that anyone could wish for. If I were sleeping and someone tried to open the door to the porch, I don't think they would make it a foot inside the house.

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    the shotty with a tac flashlight and 8 rounds of love

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    I reach for a XD 45 Tactical. Winchester 1300 close by.

    Surfire 6P light and Safariland RLS light on the XD.

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    The 12 gauge 1300 Defender backed up by the S&W 357Mag backed up by the 9mm.

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    My Kimber .45 and a tactical flashlight - both on my nightstand -






    kids are all gone & wife's a better shot than I am

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    Mossberg- I know that gun and how to shoot it. Shoulder fired weapons are easier to shoot accurately for me, and the sound of chambering a round has always sounded mean. My house may even allow a sneak attack- you get as far as my bedroom, and I come out behind you. I think cold steel to the back of the neck would get the point across.

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    first my.45 in my lock box next to my bed and second a 12 guage pump in front of the closet.. but just work the action on the 12 gauge and the perp should be runnin the other way unless their suicidal or just plain stupid

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    My jericho and flashlight on the nightstand. if im really goin to war my sks is in the closet

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    SIG Pro 2022 chambered in 9mm is my bedside gun with a cheapo tack light. But if time is willing out comes the Rem 870 Knoxx Tac!!!

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    .45 and two hybrid wolfs will make whoever breaks into my home realize quick they really f'd up bad!

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    Both...

    Use the 12 Gauge and keep the 45 handy.

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    The selection is very limited...I have a Glock .357 under my pillow....

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    I went with the 12 gauge, untill I get my permit it's all I can have.

    Andy

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    OP Update!!!!

    11,000 views later. Poll is still within 2%, dead even... Cool.

    I need to add another option, since I now have an AR... DPMS Carbine, leaning in the corner. Why load 9, or 12??? When you can load THIRTY!!!!

    My new order of defense:
    1. 16" DPMS AR-15 Carbine with 55gr .223, at a little over 3000FPS.
    2. Rem 870 12 gauge, with an 18" cyl choke, and a 8+1 mag tube, low recoil 00 Buck.
    3. M&P 9c Cary gun, with a 17 round mag (12 rounder w/ +5 extension) with 147gr Hydrashocks.

    JeffWard

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