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Old 02-19-2013, 01:29 AM   #11
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When u say 100% of the .45 shots do you mean they are hitting or missing? If hitting, I disagree completely. If missing, I would not want stray .45's sailing around...
I mean the chances of me hitting an intruder(s) with all 6 rounds of the .45 are slim to none in a situation, but I see your point about the damage 6 .45 slugs could do to an intruder. Either way I agree; I don't want stray bullets flying around no matter which caliber.
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Thanks for the responses, I like the point of having more opportunities in the dark. I guess 17 rounds and hitting half of the shots in the dark is better than 100% of the shots with a 6 round .45.
Woohoo! That one was mine.
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It should be the gun you are most comfortable with and can handle in the dark.
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Which do think is better to have next to you at night for home protection. A low capacity .45 auto (Springfield XDS 5+1) or a high capacity .9mm (Taurus 24/7 Pro 17+1)? Your thoughts are appreciated.
How about a high capacity (13+1) .45 like my Glock 21?

If the choice was the two you mentioned I would probably go hi-cap 9mm. IMO with modern premium JHPs the 9mm is almost as good as the .45 and having three times as many rounds just tips the scale for me.
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I'll split the difference down the middle with my Glock G22, .40 cal with a 15 round mag of jhp.
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As for the two choices, I'd suggest whichever of the two you are the most comfortable and accurate with. I keep my EDC on mine which for years was my Glock19 and now is my 1911(7shots) as I only own one pistol at the moment. In my wife's side, just in side the closet is her 20 gauge O/U, which is most familiar with of all my long guns.
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I personally like the idea of more opportunities with a lethal round.
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In my opinion whatever you are most comfortable with. Practice, practice, practice, until shooting your pd weapon is second nature.

If I can't get to the Mossberg 500 mounted in my closet, I keep a S&W 686 in the nightstand.
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Which do think is better to have next to you at night for home protection. A low capacity .45 auto (Springfield XDS 5+1) or a high capacity .9mm (Taurus 24/7 Pro 17+1)? Your thoughts are appreciated.
Which one do you shoot better?
Take that one, put some night sights on it. Additionally, you might want to have a quality flashlight handy as well.
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In my opinion whatever you are most comfortable with. Practice, practice, practice, until shooting your pd weapon is second nature.

If I can't get to the Mossberg 500 mounted in my closet, I keep a S&W 686 in the nightstand.
agree whatever you are comfortable and rehearsed with.

I have some really tight hallway spaces in my house that make a legal shotgun kind of hard to navigate, especially in the dark. My plan 'A' relys on .40 S&W
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