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Old 03-30-2009, 05:56 AM   #21
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Yeah, it's been discussed, but a lot of times people want a personalized answer. *shrug* What are you gonna do.

I think an excellent place to have a loaded shotgun is above the door frame on the inside of the closet in the master bedroom. If you don't tell anyone, no one will know it's there and it's easy to get too, even in the dark.

I personally prefer my 1911 for home defense, but I also have a 106# German Sheppard that will be making life hell for anyone foolish enough to set foot in his house, so the 1911, really, is going to be for finishing the job.

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i like shotty for inside. most walls wont even slow a .45. my walls right now have 3-4 kids and 4 adults inside so ill go with my 12 and some small bird shot or #6, with a couple slugs in my pocket for when i get the target isolated


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I like JD's idea to mount the shotgun above the door frame in the closet. While my bump in the night grab will continue to be my S&W M&P 45, it's always nice to have a back up plan or two.

It's not a 1911 JD but I hope you will give me a pass



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I like JD's idea to mount the shotgun above the door frame in the closet. While my bump in the night grab will continue to be my S&W M&P 45, it's always nice to have a back up plan or two.

It's not a 1911 JD but I hope you will give me a pass
Beautiful gun! I have the .40 with a 9mm conversion barrel. No lights or lasers yet but that comes next.
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For the HD, Mossberg 500a tactical with #4 buck,4 in the tube and I do have one in the pipe safety on.I converted a Saiga 12 (922R compliant)collapsable stock,18 1/4 barrel for manuevability in house and outside if needs be.Extended mag (10 rounder) loaded 2 3/4 #4 buck,second mag (10 rounder) loaded Wolf OO buck.

I use the 500a as a backup just in case...

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18.5" vented smooth bore, KA muzzle brake, Picatinny Rail with Bushnell Holo Sight, combination buttstock, tactical slide and six round sidesaddle. I keep five #4 3" Magnums in tube, empty chamber, and 6 "00" 3"Magnums in the saddle.

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I recommend having a fully loaded pump with an empty shell in the chamber, so all you have to do to get ready is pump the empty shell out...
Why on Earth would someone (or anyone) keep a spent shell in their shotgun? There is absolutely no safety or functional reason for this.
Think about it...
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Why on Earth would someone (or anyone) keep a spent shell in their shotgun? There is absolutely no safety or functional reason for this.
Think about it...
Why don't you explain your reasoning?

I have thought about it and used it... it works. the trigger can be pulled (maybe accidentally while moving it) and nothing happens, if a kid actually releases the safety they arn't usually strong enough to pump it (for instance my niece or nephew are unable to pump mine) and they usually don't have long enough reach. Hopefully they don't get that far as your gun should be in a safe place out of reach anyhow.
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Unload, lock, and hide the shotgun when you leave. When you get home, reload it completely, with an actual round in the chamber. No compromises either way.

We actually have a gun safe so my GF doesn't need to unload her shotgun at all. But if we didn't have a safe, thats what I'd do.


Racking the slide when an intruder is home is silly. All it does it let them know where you are and that you are armed, which costs you pretty much the only two advantages you had to begin with.

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I keep my Maverick 88 within arms reach of my bed with 1 in the pipe-safety on.

No kids. When visitors come over, they stay downstairs.



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