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Old 08-13-2013, 03:52 PM   #41
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Ok, so, the handgun forum has a thread like this but it is more about carrying. How about your home defense rifle? Do you keep a round chambered in your AR or AK?

I don't currently, I don't even keep a loaded magazine in it. Always two loaded mags ready to go. I guess it is because I have the handgun for quick access and the rifle is more of a secondary.

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Unless you run a suppressor I highly recommend that you choose another weapon for home protection, like a handgun. If you fire an AR or AK indoors you and anyone close to you will have irreparable ear damage.
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Unless you run a suppressor I highly recommend that you choose another weapon for home protection, like a handgun. If you fire an AR or AK indoors you and anyone close to you will have irreparable ear damage.
Deaf (or semi deaf), or dead. Think I know which one I'd choose.

I've also cleared houses with an m249. Hearing damage? Yes. Regrets? No.

If it's what the OP is most comfortable with, who are we to judge? Physical safety is paramount over hearing loss. Even a .22 inside a house can cause hearing damage.
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Deaf (or semi deaf), or dead. Think I know which one I'd choose.

I've also cleared houses with an m249. Hearing damage? Yes. Regrets? No.

If it's what the OP is most comfortable with, who are we to judge? Physical safety is paramount over hearing loss. Even a .22 inside a house can cause hearing damage.
Hey I always Wanted to shoot a SAW & finally got to Last Dec. in Vegas....this one had a nice EOTech on it,..so i did pretty good @25 Yds. with it!! (note: that is the Old 371 Pound me...now down to 240!!) Going back for a UNLV Game this year or the Wife B-day Again in Late Dec. and will shoot some Different Full Autos this time!!

I'm already slightly at a "loss" in my left ear,..so i carry good plugs around with me always...no good to be deaf in the radio biz....
(edit) Sry first pic is the mac-10,..second is the SAW....
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Hey I always Wanted to shoot a SAW & finally got to Last Dec. in Vegas....this one had a nice EOTech on it,..so i did pretty good @25 Yds. with it!! (note: that is the Old 371 Pound me...now down to 240!!) Going back for a UNLV Game this year or the Wife B-day Again in Late Dec. and will shoot some Different Full Autos this time!!

I'm already slightly at a "loss" in my left ear,..so i carry good plugs around with me always...no good to be deaf in the radio biz....
(edit) Sry first pic is the mac-10,..second is the SAW....
Congrats on losing all that weight! I bet it feels great.
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Congrats on losing all that weight! I bet it feels great.
Thanks It does! prob. put an extra 10-15 yrs back on my life...still have about 25 to go for goal weight(215)...Back on topic,..If i still lived in NY and they didn't have the socialist party in control, I'd keep a few more loaded around the house. We just bought a working "fake" G-father clock with storage for 3 Long guns, or two and two Handguns...Wife loved putting stuff like that together.
Also got my alarm system finally hooked up & turned on,..and 4 cameras hooked into a Security DVR and video feeds to laptop, iPad/iPhone and controlled by Desktop iMac....If they really want in they need a back hoe or a "Dozer" after the front door and windows were "Re-inforced"!
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Unless you run a suppressor I highly recommend that you choose another weapon for home protection, like a handgun. If you fire an AR or AK indoors you and anyone close to you will have irreparable ear damage.
Actually, testing I've seen shows that the sound levels of a .223 rifle are virtually identical to a 9mm pistol. This is why I keep hearing protection right next to my beside gun in case I have time to put it on.

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Actually, testing I've seen shows that the sound levels of a .223 rifle are virtually identical to a 9mm pistol. This is why I keep hearing protection right next to my beside gun in case I have time to put it on.

http://www.freehearingtest.com/hia_gunfirenoise.shtml
How can you say that? .223 and 5.56 will cause substantial hearing loss indoors. I've actually fired 9 mm indoors before and yes your ears will be ringing for a while and maybe some damage but nowhere near like with a rifle.
All I'm saying is get your self a suppressor. There is no argument there, I much rather have a CQB rifle than a handgun for home protection, but if you get into a gunfight inside your house an unsurpassed rifle might not be a good idea. Just my opinion.
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I don't Use a rifle due to collateral damage I will stick to my pistol or a shotgun with a short barrel. You are responsible for your missed or over penetrating rounds. I have been in a shooting in a narrow hallway, no ear protection no damage.

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How can you say that? .223 and 5.56 will cause substantial hearing loss indoors.
Umm... Because its true? Subjective impressions aside, all the published tests I've seen, done with actual decibel meters, show the blast from an AR is within a couple decibels of that from a 9mm. The blast from ANY gun can cause permanent hearing loss. That's why I keep hearing protection right next to my bed, along with my Glock and AR.

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I don't Use a rifle due to collateral damage I will stick to my pistol or a shotgun with a short barrel. You are responsible for your missed or over penetrating rounds.
Another common misconception. The truth is that 5.56mm bullets penetrate LESS than 9mm or buckshot through typical interior walls. Try googling "box o truth" for some examples of penetration testing. I agree you always want to be coserned about stray shots if there are other people (neighbors or family members) around but that's no reason to dismiss the AR as a HD choice.
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I keep a chambered round in my Colt 6940 at home. When the gun is in the house, it is loaded with Hornady 55 grain TAP rounds. No fear of over penetration

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