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Sure to fire, as though your life depended on it!

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by senior smoke, Oct 9, 2012.

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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    Hello:
    First let me say that I know nothing about hand guns or rifles. What I do know is shotguns. With that being said, I would like your opinions in regards to what shotgun, hand gun, and rifle you would use if the need ever came to protect your life.

    What shotgun, hand gun, rifle, would be an almost certanity that the weapon would not jam and you could protect your life if need be.

    My shotgun of choice under these circumstances would be the Remington 870 shotgun. I have no idea what hand gun or rifle I could depend on that once the trigger is pulled it would certainly go off and stop who ever broke into my home.

    So what is the top shotgun, hand gun, and rifle you would use if your life depended on it?
    Steve Balistreri
     
  2. BD457

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    870, Any Glock, and a lever action Marlin
     
  3. rescuemn

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    I am a longtime avid shotgun trap, skeet, and Sporting clays shooter. In addition I am a lifetime member of a great shooting organization called FRONT SIGHT who support gun owners rights and train thousands of hand gun and tactical rifle shooters a year.

    They are asked every session. What is the best handgun for home defense?
    The answer never varies. The best handgun for home defense is a rifle!!!

    Their motto is" any gun will do if you you will do"

    You can check out their web site at. Frontsight.com
    Pat
     
  4. Catpower

    Catpower Molon Labe TS Supporters

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    870 with 00 buckshot, we have thick walls
     
  5. dverna

    dverna Active Member

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    Mossy 500

    AR15

    Glock 22

    You did not ask but thee are times you may wish to engage "at range" so my other gun is a .308 for sniper use.

    Don Verna
     
  6. jim brown

    jim brown Well-Known Member

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    Shotgun - good quality S x S with double triggers.

    Handgun - S&W N frame 45 cal.

    Rifle - Remington 700 in 308 or 30-06.


    jim brown
     
  7. Trap2

    Trap2 Well-Known Member

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    Shotgun: 870 Express with 20" barrel

    Rifle: Savage 110 Left Hand chambered in .308 Winchester

    Pistol: Kahr CW9 chambered in 9mm.

    Dan Thome (Trap2)
     
  8. Avaldes

    Avaldes Well-Known Member

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    I too would choose an 870 express and an HK USP in .45 cal with night sites.
     
  9. Tripod

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    I kinda like the 870.
     
  10. senior smoke

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    I read each response and my friend just PM me and said it would have to be a revolver, also he said an 870, and Remington rifle. Did Remington have problems at one time with one of their rifle's going off when the safety was on?
    Steve
     
  11. straightshooter1

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    Steve, you're thinking of the 700. Many folks say that's baloney, many others say it was a real danger.

    For me, since my wife loves trap but dislikes skeet, we took her little Citori 12ga skeet gun and made it the home defense shotgun. Someone said a Side by Side, well, this is, if you turn it over gangsta style. We probably wouldn't do that.

    Of course there are a number of revolvers and a Glock around somewhere, too.

    Bob
     
  12. Avaldes

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    Aside from the coolness factor, I am not really sure about the need to use a rifle in a home defense situation. There might be the deterence factor, but the likelihood of shooting thru the walls is pretty high and you would probably open yourself up to some issues if you shot an intruder at 50 yards. If you live in Alaska or bear territory that might be another issue, though 12 gage slugs would be pretty high up on my list to shoot a bear/cougar/bad guy.
     
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    1.) Model 12 Winchester

    2.) Colt Police Positive or S&W Model 10

    3.) Remington pump (760 0r 7600) Martinpicker
     
  14. ljutic73

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    870...
     
  15. Jim Bradbury

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    There is nothing like the sound of the action on any pump gun to stop a bad guy in his tracks. In my house the pistol is an old fashioned six shooter in 41 Reminton Magnum. It will stop anything in North America including a bad guy. a rifle, only because I use it so much is a Browning A-bolt in 338 Wim Mag. If need be I could reach way out and introduce someone to one of my 210 grain little friends.
     
  16. Chichay

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    Look into the mech tech upper conversion for your favorite home defense pistol. Mine is an upper for my 10mm Springfield Omega pistol, making it a formidable CQB weapon. When you look into the 10mm ballistics coming out of an 18" barrel, you can understand why. It's topped with a red-dot aimpoint. Chichay
     
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    18" Moss pump, S&W 9mm with 3 mags, and a mini 14 with 3 30rd mags in the safe space.

    I chose the mini 14 cause I've had it for 30 years and it shoots "minute of pie plate" at 100 yards and is useless as a varmint gun. At 20' it won't matter, I want firepower.
     
  18. ljutic73

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    I've got a Win. 101 skeet gun that would do the trick too. 26" bbls. and handles buckshot just fine...
     
  19. Jawhawker

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    Without question the shotgun would be a model 12.

    Now as a weapon of protection/defense, you did not state wether it was in your home or in the wilds which would make a difference for me. In my home a 30-30. In the wilds, a bolt gun in 30-06.

    Pistol would be a single action in. 45 or. 357. Now if I could trade that pistol in on another shotgun, I would be more comfortable. I would even take an 870
    Lol
     
  20. Shooting Coach

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    If I have to bet my life on a firearm working,

    At home;

    Glock 22 (to get to)

    Rem 870 Police

    Colt's AR-15

    Away from the house;

    Glock 23

    S&W M640 (in case the Glock stops Glocking or runs dry).
     
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