Originally Posted by JimRau
That said, if you are going to go and investigate something that you are suspicious of the hand gun is the proper weapon and you MUST know how to 'search and clear' as you go or you may become just another victim!!!!
Jim, I must respectfully disagree.
Do not go out and clear rooms. Let the police do that. They're paid to do it, trained to do it, equipped with the heavy weaponry to do it, and have the available back up.
Have a well thought out plan beforehand, get your family in one room, close and lock the door, call the police, and if your door is breached, fill it with a barrage of 00 buckshot.
My "House Guns" are an Ar-15 M-4 loaded with Hornady TAP, and a Benelli M-4. loaded with 12 pellet 00.
In my 20+ years as an LEO I always told folks to call us first. We'd rather have a dozen false alarms at your house than one dead citizen.
edited to correct typo. My Benelli is an M2, not an m4. (maybe it was wishful thinking0