Lookin for some input - Page 2
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > General Rifle Discussion > Lookin for some input

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-21-2012, 02:07 PM   #11
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
robocop10mm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin,Texas, by God!!
Posts: 10,183
Liked 2849 Times on 1485 Posts
Likes Given: 251

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MOshooter View Post
IMHO a 12 gauge shotgun sure is hard to beat for home defense,kind of like Horseshoes....

Close counts
You do realize the "spread" of a shotgun at room length engagements is less that 3", right? 3" is pretty close. I disagree with the horseshoe analogy.

Me? AR, 12 ga pump, .40 pistol (wife), 10mm pistol (me). Oh and Crossbow if the home invader is PZA (Post Zombie Apocalypse) and I feel the need for stealth.
__________________

In life, strive to take the high road....It offers a better field of fire.
"Robo is right" Fuzzball

robocop10mm is offline  
axxe55 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2012, 02:21 PM   #12
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
303tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 3,757
Liked 1259 Times on 856 Posts
Likes Given: 1294

Default

12 gauge with 2 & 3/4 in. max load # 4`s.................

__________________

When all else fails.

303tom is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2012, 02:23 PM   #13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
MontanaRedNeck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 6
Liked 5 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default shotguns...

probably a 12 gauge Remington

__________________
Si vis pacem, para bellum


"I'd rather be a conservative nut nob than a liberal with no nuts and no job!"
MontanaRedNeck is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2012, 02:39 PM   #14
JTJ
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lake Havasu,Arizona
Posts: 6,270
Liked 2104 Times on 1152 Posts
Likes Given: 629

Default

Actually the 55 grain 5.56x45 will penetrate fewer walls than a 9x19. They upset and shed velocity fast. A carbine is much easier to control and get on target than a pistol. In addition, there are frangible rounds along with expanding rounds like the Double Taps. There have been a lot of tests done. Google is your friend.

__________________

Patron Member NRA
"I would not be an old man if I had not been an armed young man." JTJ
I am not older than dirt but the rocks were bigger and there were more of them when I was a kid.

JTJ is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2012, 05:49 PM   #15
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
locutus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 9,581
Liked 5930 Times on 3354 Posts
Likes Given: 5477

Default

SIG P226 9MM and Benelli M-2 12 gauge

Ar -15 loaded with Hornady 55 grain TAP is nearby..

__________________
“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.”


Winston Churchill
locutus is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2012, 03:56 PM   #16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 3,617
Liked 813 Times on 621 Posts
Likes Given: 125

Default

I'll focus on rifles with respect to this forum. I think I can say without contradiction that the AR's are the best-selling rifles for home defense in the past decade. Probably the best-selling of all firearms for home defense in that time. Have they replaced all that were out there before? They couldn't make them fast enough for that given America's history -- we have hundreds of millions of firerams. And of course there are shotguns and pistols which are probably at least, if not more, popular in total than rifles for protection.

No doubt about it -- the AR has earned an important, these days the most important, place in the pantheon of America's civillian arms.

__________________

Last edited by HockaLouis; 12-22-2012 at 04:00 PM.
HockaLouis is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
I Am Lookin for a Sword USEBOTHHANDS Other Weapons 2 10-25-2012 01:16 AM
lookin for more info coltcmdr9mm Semi-Auto Handguns 2 05-21-2012 09:33 AM
Lookin for some advice Mossyoakman3006 Blackpowder & Musket 5 04-12-2012 12:21 AM
lookin for a new toy jimogden1984 General Rifle Discussion 10 02-23-2012 12:47 AM