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Old 09-25-2010, 03:18 AM   #11
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I'm in a VERY rural area and my AR would not be my first choice. The long barrel would be more of a hinder than help inside and I don't like the idea of slinging 5.56 rounds indoors and the blast and flash would be horrendous.

Handgun most likely or maybe my pistol grip 870 if needed but I think the rifles would be more for multiple oponents or if the festivities moved outside.

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Old 09-25-2010, 03:30 AM   #12
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1911 45 acp for me

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No, it has too much penetration.

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Absolutely yes.

Any firearm will have issues on ever-penetration due to misses. A handgun's wounding potential is horrible when compared to a rifle. A shotgun is too difficult to make precise shots with. A handgun extended in a firing position is the same general length as a rifle.

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Nope. My XD is currently my first choice.

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Nope. My XD is currently my first choice.
And this from a guy who just got back from the sandbox folks. Don't discard this info, OR the fact he comes with MORE AWESOME. *fist bump*

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Don't get me wrong, I love my AR-15, but when it comes to it I like my XD more for home defense.



There is some gun porn for y'all.

Oh and I just held that out and my XD out, my XD is a few inches shorter than my rifle.

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Oh and I just held that out and my XD out, my XD is a few inches shorter than my rifle.
Great looking stick brother.

I have the same result. My pistol is faster, shorter around corners and in doorways, plus I can retain it at high chest center and still have the barrel pointing forward, where with the AR, I have to muzzle down.

I prefer the pistol for room to room investigation. I love my AR for looking out at the world from a defensible position though.

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I'd pickup the Ar, only because I'm not yet of age to purchase a 1911, and my dad get's perturbed when I borrow a pistol for "cleaning" for months at a time
However, being lucky(or unlucky) enough to be non-married at this time, my ar fills the other side of the bed. I could grab the 12 gauge, but it's not quite right in my hands when i wake up in the middle of the night, and while 5.56 will likely penetrate further then preferred, a shotgun's spread is way more likely to take out my brother AND the BG.

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Go with a semi auto shot gun.

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