Originally Posted by Chem-man
There's nothing like the rack of a shotgun.
There's nothing like bringing an unloaded weapon to a confrontation with a criminal to show that you really have no idea what you're doing. I don't care what uniform you wear, who you work for, or where you've been- taking an unloaded gun to a gunfight is highly inadvisable.
If you want a club, you might as well invest in a baseball bat. It was designed as a club, has excellent ergonomics, and is easy to replace if you break it. If your firearm isn't loaded you have a really cool looking, poorly designed, way-overpriced club.
Call me crazy, but my Glock, AR-15, and 870 are all loaded. If I can make it to the safe, I can take my pick between the AR and 870. If I can't, I carry a loaded Glock 17 with me. The only potential sound someone breaking in will hear is the pistol clearing my holster, if they can hear anything at all over the sound of the dog barking.
VP Biden may think having his wife discharge their family double barrel into the air, leaving her with a club, is a good idea. I guess we're from different schools of thought on this issue. The school I learned from recommended taking a reliable, loaded weapon to a confrontation with a criminal with as much ammo as you can easily carry. I can't say I, or anyone else for that matter, understand his thought process but I think he may have been absent the day they taught gunfighting at gunfighting school.