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Old 11-02-2012, 02:34 AM   #1
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Not sure if there is a better place to post this or not but here it goes...What is your preferred firearm type for home defense? Rifle, shotgun, or pistol?

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All of them!

Pistol always close by.

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All of the above

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pistols within arms reach, and shotgun not much further away. all of them loaded and ready to go.

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Pistol (Springfield Armory P9 40S&W) if I am awake in the middle of the night. When I am already up, then my Remington 870 Shotgun loaded with number 2.
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ar15 is my preferred choice if i have the chance to grab one. i keep a 45 at hand at all times.

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1911 .45 ACP, primarily because it's always with me.

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You use your pistol to fight your way to your shotgun.

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I don't like or see a usefulness for long guns for personal defense of any kind, but especially in restricted space sitiations such as home. It's handguns only for me. I also live in a ranch style home, thus the longest visible distance is about 30ft, max, 10-15ft average, from room to room around corners. I could apply a flying kick just as quick as I could get an oversized shotgun up and aimed (obviously an extreme exaggeration to make a point, my flying kick is limited to about 22ft.)

Also, I'm not accepting of the theory that there's no need to aim with the wide burst pattern of a shotgun cartrige, because I believe in accurate placement, damage control and reduced liability. Plus, I'm pretty sure the average home insurance policy doesn't cover a TV I inadvertently shot because the BG was standing near it.

Just my dime.

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