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Old 08-10-2013, 09:00 PM   #1
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Castle Tutelage is recommending the .40 S&W as the one caliber for all home defense. For carbines and pistols. Please see his explanation. I have a forty, but do not think a pistol caliber is ideal. I recommend the .223 in an accurate, short barrel semi-automatic rifle. It is high capacity (30), shoulder supported, controllable, easy to use, fast firing and low recoil system. All family members can use this cartridge with proficiency. What is your one caliber for home defense?



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The first caliber I will have in hand is .45ACP as I work my way to the 12ga.



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.357 magnum.......

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My pistol is to get me to my shotgun. My shot gun is to get me to my rifle. If you are not dead yet I will get you with my rifle.

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My pistol is to get me to my shotgun. My shot gun is to get me to my rifle. If you are not dead yet I will get you with my rifle.
Which is great and all, but doesn't in any way answer his question.
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I guess ideally I'd say 12ga for best HD caliber.


I haven't bought mine yet, though, so for lack of better options I'm currently running 9mm...

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Only one?

No question, 12 ga., for HD, for small game, for large game, for sport, for SD!

200 cm. to 200 yds.!

12 ga. gets it done.

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Short 12ga for hd given the way my house is laid out.
Every 12ga user has his preferred loads for different things and different reasons. That's probably a whole different thread topic all together.

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Let's have another caliber debate.......................





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Let's have another caliber debate.......................
....................let's not, let's jut go with..................


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