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Old 07-25-2013, 05:14 PM   #11
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Modified condition 3...

It's the only loaded firearm around me at night and 7 #4 shot should do the trick hopefully. Stands right next to my bed and my mini fridge
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:16 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by bildee View Post
If I had time for the longarm, I'd rather use that time to put on my body armor and my electronic, stereo earmuffs.
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Con 3. My moss 835 is my skeet gun dont like to switch barrels. So i use a weatherby 92 4rds of high brass turcky load (live on the third floor). 2rds of 00 buck real close just in case. Shoots real good tried many different shells bird shot works well i got the turcky ammo on sale at cabelas so i use that now.
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Eight in the tube, chamber empty, safety off, leaning against the corner of my bed.
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Mod Con 3 for petite wife with 870 youth. "some" deterrent comes from the racking sound; 'bout everybody knows that one.

We live in new construction house with close neighbors so loads are #8, #8, #4, #2

If we have to get to 4 and 2 overpen' is beyond considering

There might be another or two of something else readily at hand.
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:26 PM   #16
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Mod con 3, Mossberg 835, when the shotgun was my primary HD ...

Handgun is the 'go to' now due to space issues...(long, narrow hallway, small(er) rooms)

Lots and lots of variables, great thread topic!
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I keep mine fully loaded, cocked on an empty chamber, safety off. Pick it up hit the slide release and pump one in and shoot. That is the way I always carried it in my squad car.
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My primary is a 5" 1911A1 full of .45 ACP Hornady Critical Defense and it is in the nightstand drawer in the steel case I lock whenever I'm out of town (which isn't often) next to a high-powered flashlight. Also close are the carry-guns; an officers-sized 1911 and a .380 Bodyguard. The Mossberg lives behind the door mounted to a Gun-Grabber with an empty chamber (safety off) and a full tube of Rio field grade with Hydra-Shok's on the sidesaddle and a mix in the bandoleer/sling. Since the lethality of field-shot at the ranges I would be firing in my home has been proven I see no need to send 00-buck downrange and possibly endanger a neighbor needlessly. Since the typical home invader in this area is hardly a Spetsnaz-trained assassin but may be a bit tweaked (just for courage), I think I've covered my suburban bases.
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I don't currently own a shotgun, but I want a decent pump. When I get one, my wife and I like the idea of pumping once. It can be a deterrent and maybe even the equivalent of a warning shot. That is, an audible, universal sound that might make me not have to pull the trigger.

Nothing says I can't keep one in the chamber, though, also. That way both sides win. If I have time to pump to try to scare him, I'll just eject a non-fired shell. No big deal to me. On the other hand, if I don't have time to pump, I'm already good to go. Everybody wins.
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None of the Pumps are loaded. They are locked in the safe. The Mossberg SA-20 Semi Auto is the HD shotgun, and it's for the wife to back me up with, along with her SP 101. I have the mag loaded with Herter's 20Ga. Slug rounds and mixed with their #1 Buckshot defense round. If it seems that either of us think we will require MORE then one of my .9's and her .357 then were going in the safe anyway if we can.

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Just to add to That: once my wife gets comfortable with her soon to be received Rossi Judge Shotgun Carbine(.410/45LC) we'll keep it loaded for her with Hornady Critical Defense FTX .410's, on her side of the bed. We're installing 2 small biometric safes in addition to the two regular ones we already have, some type of "security closet" for the SA-20 & her Rossi...

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