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Old 12-21-2012, 02:07 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by MOshooter View Post
IMHO a 12 gauge shotgun sure is hard to beat for home defense,kind of like Horseshoes....

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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.

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Old 12-21-2012, 02:21 PM   #12
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12 gauge with 2 & 3/4 in. max load # 4`s.................


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Default shotguns...

probably a 12 gauge Remington

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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.


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SIG P226 9MM and Benelli M-2 12 gauge

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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.


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