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Old 09-04-2011, 04:15 AM   #11
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Well, when it really gets bad, I call my neighbor, and have him shoot the Final Defensive Fire with the 81mm mortars over at his place. Of course, fair is fair, if he calls, I have to use the 75mm Pack Howitzer to fire for him.

Of course, we DO have to stay away from the White Phosphorus rounds during the dry season..................
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I'd have to say a Remington 1100 or a handgun. I'm an AR guy but for some reason the 1100 seems like a better choice to me. I think most of us are more accurate and much faster w/ a semi shotgun than anything else. Well, I am anyway.

Now if it were in the open or on the street I'd pick the AR w/o question. An AR chambered in 300BLK more so.



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home defense? had this discussion the other day. I can put my 9mm in the palm of my hand and it would ruin an intruders day if he/she were within 20-25ft.... And it is one finger print swipe away. My AR, if I could get it out of it's case in time says " lay down and don't get up" at distances up to a half mile on a good day. My AR isn't exactly tactical (working on one that will be), so whipping it around like a pistol would be a work out...AND a .223 round bouncing around my concrete house might be conducive to ME or my family getting zinged...bad idea.

But then I was fondling a weapon that says "get down and never get up" at any distance within my home. The venerable Remington 870. Black, tactical, never fails, and barks like a big dog.

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if I had the money I would have a fully auto M16 with a rem 870 under the barrel, plus a flash light.

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if I had the money I would have a fully auto M16 with a rem 870 under the barrel, plus a flash light.
I would think although cool as hell a full auto especially an M16 (usually conjures up the image of a 20") would not be ideal in the home. Have you ever used a shotgun mounted under an M4 or M16? I have, its very cumbersome and far from user friendly.
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I prefer either one of my pistols for home defense " 1911 or glock 31"... I have an M4 too but i have two kids and although i would use my M4 in the house if absolutely neccessary i worry to much about over penetration.

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My buddy owns all sorts class III stuff---and after having played with all the toys can safely say you are far better served with something semi-auto than full-auto.

Much like my manual Benchmade knife is waaaay more useful than the auto knife I have of the same model that sits in the safe---cool toy but not very functional in the real world.

The suppressed Norel 10/22 is pretty cool though. The AC 5.56 is not very controlable at all--the 3 shot burst helps a bit.

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Somehow my FA Steyr AUG never comes to mind for home defense. I'll take my 1911 anyday. But the next time a band of MS13 members come a calling, then I will greet them with the AUG. And promptly move out of state and try to disappear.

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Benelli m1 super 90 is what I use. If I can't make it to my benelli then I have my glock 21 in .45 acp.



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