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Old 07-30-2009, 02:20 AM   #31
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I keep a Glock 23 (.40 S&W) near my bed (won't disclose secret location) at night. It's loaded with 13 165 gr Remington Golden Saber's.

I'd get a shotgun, but I live in an apt, and am really worried about stray shots hurting one of the neighbors, as our walls are paper thin.

Soon, I'll be getting a .45 ACP (Springfield XD or 1911, haven't decided yet) for my home defense gun. I've decided that if I'm going to use a pistol, I need to use the best caliber available... I'll probably end up getting some kind of 1911 (Springfield or Kimber with night sites).
If you have a shotgun and other people are living close, the load with # 6 or 7 shot, It will get a BG's attention real fast, and will be less likely to penetrate other walls.After all, it will probably only be 3 to 5 feet from you.


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I'd just go with a nice 12-gauge. Spread shot, lots of power, cheap. But for a handgun, I'd stick by a 1911. Either that or a SIG Sauer.

This would be way cool to aim out your front door to deter any delinquents =====>

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Smith & Wesson 15-3 with a 21-inch barrel (according to imfdb.org). From Batman (1989) and Joker shoots down Batman's little airplane with it.


Just for kicks and giggles of course. What would a pistol like that be like if it had a 21-inch barrel?
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If you have a shotgun and other people are living close, the load with # 6 or 7 shot, It will get a BG's attention real fast, and will be less likely to penetrate other walls.After all, it will probably only be 3 to 5 feet from you.


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How well does # 6 or 7 penetrate? Around here, it stays fairly cool in the late fall and winter, so people wear thick coats. I don't want them feeling bee stings and getting po'd by them. That's the reason I decided against .380 for a pistol, because it lacks sufficient penetration...
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Aluminum/Steel: Kimber CDP .45

Polymer: Springfield XD .45

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When I was young, the big debate was revolver vs pistol. Second strike capability, bad primers, clip or spring issues, feeding reliability, were all hot topics.

A TV crew went into a prison and asked the prisoners several questions. when confronted w a pistol they wondered if the homeowner had remembered to load it, did he cycle the slide, is the safety on etc. Yet, when a revolver is pointed at them, you can see the hollow points looking right at you, there are no safeties etc.

despite the presence of a weapon, almost all of the criminals questioned the homeowners ability or will to use the gun and their skill to hit anything w it. (Lasers can go a long way toward eliminating the second point)

Nobody liked the idea of braking into a house w a loaded shotgun but the most brazen either thought they could get to it before you or you would be too disoriented to use it.

Let's prove them wrong !!!

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