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Old 03-20-2013, 03:00 AM   #11
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While I don't recommend using a 12g shotgun for home defense, I believe a pistol allows for more ammo capacity and greater surprise. People say including my dad, that "ill scare them off with the sound of the action on the pump" Well what if there's 4 armed guys then your just telling them where you are at. Not saying that's you. But I keep my hand gun a ruger sr40c locked and loaded on my night stand with the 15 round mag at night. So i can surprise them. So while I'd recommend a pistol or even high cap 22 or over a shot gun some will disagree. Don't get me wrong i think a shot gun still would scare me off and if that works for you go for it just not what I would recommend.
if there was more than one invader, i am pretty sure the blood and carnage of the first BG being torn apart from a shotgun shell would be a pretty good deterent to the others!

while a shotgun does still need to be aimed, it does not require the same amount of precision a pistol does.

though i do keep a pistol very near my bed while asleep, asdoes my wife, a shotgun would still be my primary firearm for things that go bump in the night.


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I wish I could subscribe to the shotgun defense theory. It sounds good for sure, seems logical enough, were it me being a bad guy, but BGs don't think the same. No logic other then what fills their pockets. No telling what drugs they're on or craving and what that will do for their will. I will never trust my life to a shotgun. Handguns are the only thing I trust. I'm not okay with having to switch guns during an altercation. I'm not okay with only 4 shots from any gun. I'm not okay with something so long I can't as easily maneuver as I could with something handheld in small spaces which homes are filled with.

But that's just me.



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While I don't recommend using a 12g shotgun for home defense, I believe a pistol allows for more ammo capacity and greater surprise. People say including my dad, that "ill scare them off with the sound of the action on the pump" Well what if there's 4 armed guys then your just telling them where you are at. Not saying that's you. But I keep my hand gun a ruger sr40c locked and loaded on my night stand with the 15 round mag at night. So i can surprise them. So while I'd recommend a pistol or even high cap 22 or over a shot gun some will disagree. Don't get me wrong i think a shot gun still would scare me off and if that works for you go for it just not what I would recommend.
Four intruders will be scrambling over themselves getting away from the sound of a pump shotgun racking a shell, I hope. The defense plan is to grab the pistols, secure the room, lock the door and barricade, set up security behind the bed with the shotgun and at least two 1911's, call 911 and let them handle it. That's at night, of course, with us in bed. Other situations call for different responses. My pump is filled with military grade 00. Worked great at clearing rooms and popping doors in the sandbox. Take down BG lickety split. I don't know. Best laid plans only work until the SHTF.
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Four intruders will be scrambling over themselves getting away from the sound of a pump shotgun racking a shell, I hope. The defense plan is to grab the pistols, secure the room, lock the door and barricade, set up security behind the bed with the shotgun and at least two 1911's, call 911 and let them handle it. That's at night, of course, with us in bed. Other situations call for different responses. My pump is filled with military grade 00. Worked great at clearing rooms and popping doors in the sandbox. Take down BG lickety split. I don't know. Best laid plans only work until the SHTF.
I have two children cant barricade myself in the bedroom got to go out and protect!
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I have two children cant barricade myself in the bedroom got to go out and protect!
Well, in that case, might I recommend a guard panther?
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Well, in that case, might I recommend a guard panther?
love that idea...Sweet!Not so good for my sheltie...
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Only thing I don't like about any long gun for home defense is that your maneuver and reaction time to target is going to be reduced, doesn't matter who you are. So I'd always grab my handgun first but if what I had was a 20 gauge it would certainly get the job done

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Shotguns have advantages . So do pistols .

Shotguns have much more stopping power and are easier to shoot accurately .

Pistols are easier to move around with, harder to snatch out of your hands , hold more rounds and are easier to operate with one hand . Pistols can easily be worn holstered around the house if desired .

If you have both, you can use the pistol when you can't get to your shotgun or use the pistol as a back-up in the event your shotgun goes dry .
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