choices of home defense

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by rem870forever, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. rem870forever

    rem870forever New Member

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    Lets say a man breaks in your house packing heat you have a choice of a 6 shot 357, 14 shot 40cal, or 9mm 16shot.Remember if your is his path he'll blast you
     
  2. rem870forever

    rem870forever New Member

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    Also which is best of those 3 for mountain lions
     

  3. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    Is the mountain lion packing heat too?
     
  4. rem870forever

    rem870forever New Member

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    Yea his claws teeth and pounce
     
  5. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    .357 revolver. Cause that's what I use for HD.
     
  6. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Whatever you are most proficient with is the best choice, me personally the 40 Cal.
     
  7. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I hate "what if" type posts.

    They make me appear that I have not thought of such in planning my self / home defense.
     
  8. Doc3402

    Doc3402 New Member

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    I would choose a .357 Magnum DA revolver. This is based on the cartridge and the reliability of the platform. Ideally it would be loaded with the 158gr lead SWC or HP SWC.

    Now let me give you a choice. There's a hot tub party Friday night. You are given a choice of the following:

    1. You can attend with Jessica Alba

    or

    2. You can attend with Janet Reno, Hillary Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Nancy Pelosi, and Michelle Obama.

    Which option do you choose? Me? I'll go with quality over quantity every day.
     
  9. FrontierTCB

    FrontierTCB Active Member

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    LOL!!!!

    Thanks I needed that. I'm fully awake and haven't even had by coffee yet.
     
  10. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That's just silly. Mountain lions don't use guns. :p
     
  11. Doc3402

    Doc3402 New Member

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    You're right. No thumbs.
     
  12. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    Personally, I'd choose the 9mm with "low flash" ammo like Hornady Critical Defense.

    If you've never fired a .357 after dark & enjoyed the light show, you should do it sometime. I don't own a .40 cal and I've never seen "low flash" ammo for it.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_zVnnanvVw&feature=player_detailpage[/ame]
     
  13. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 New Member

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    OMG, I now need a brain douche to clear that image out of my head. Please do not ever do that again Doc!!!! Have mercy!
     
  14. Doc3402

    Doc3402 New Member

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    Quick! Go back to Jessica Alba before it's too late!
     
  15. Doc3402

    Doc3402 New Member

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    Critical Defense also comes in .357 magnum. It, too is advertised as reduced flash. The same for .40 S&W.
     
  16. rockratt

    rockratt Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Alright I would take one for the team on this one:eek:. No better opportunity to hold there heads under water and do this whole country a favor!!!!:D
     
  17. TrangTuan

    TrangTuan New Member

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    Preferable Choice of home Defense either a Shotgun or a Rifle. Handgun is not my opinion.

    As a Military Person i always say "If killing an enemy(This also include Intruder), I rather shot once and see him dead then able to get up 2nd time."
     
  18. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    00 buck or .223. If I have to resort to my handgun, then the **** has seriously hit the fan. Well, anyways, my HK USP in .40 S&W.
     
  19. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I would not have a problem with any of the above IF I got to chose the ammo as they are all, realistically, ballistically equal with the best SD ammo out there!;)
    My personal preference, since they are ballistically equal, would be the one I could shoot the most accurately. Hit probability is the MOST important consideration in this situation!!!:eek:
     
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