I see a little paranoia permeating this thread. OK, alot in some posts -- it is very interesting.
The one you are more practiced with the one that when you close you're eyes you know right where all the controls are at the one that feels like a part of you're body when you pick it up.Which do think is better to have next to you at night for home protection. A low capacity .45 auto (Springfield XDS 5+1) or a high capacity .9mm (Taurus 24/7 Pro 17+1)? Your thoughts are appreciated.
any dog, if they bark at something out of the ordinary is a good first line of defence. even a small yappy dog is good! with the amount of dogs i have around and in the house, there is no way anyone can get near our house without us knowing it!Try this approach. Downstairs I have a 92.3 lb Doberman pinsher named Sollie. If anyone walks in my yard or close to my home he wakes me up. I grad my shotgun or my 9mm...maybe both. My point is a dog who barks is the best first line of defense.
I also keep a suppressed MAC 10 45 close at hand and a suppressed S&W M&P 45.My SERBU also has a tac rail with a Streamlight TLR-2My personal choice is a Sig P239 with night sights. It sits right next to my high output tactical flashlight. I chose the Sig because I can shoot it very accurately. I chose night sights and the tactical flashlight because if I have to use it, it will probably be dark. Whether it be shooting a silhouette with night sights, or shooting at a blinded target basking in the flow of 200 lumens, the Sig will get the job done.
Me too..Hence the Mac 10 with a 50 rd magI had a 17 round SR9C in my nightstand. Then I bought my 8 round 1911, and that took its place.
I remember Rob Leatham saying one time, "I want either the biggest bullet I can shoot, or I want a lot of bullets I can shoot."
So flip a coin.
LOL.... If only I could convince my wife my arsenal is for OUR protection & no other reason....... I'm always asked every night "Why is it necessary to get those out of the safe every single night"tupelo_marine said:12" barreled AR with eotech, surefire G2X Tactical, and three 30-round p-mags and a Glock 22 with a Streamlight TLR-1 (300 lumen model), Trijicon night sights, and three spare mags is my personal bedside arsenal but that's because I'm comfortable with that setup and I carry them everyday (except the 22 since we recently transitioned to the 17 at work). One big factor in my choices is that my wife is also comfortable with these. I asked her if she wanted a 9-mil but she'd rather have the full-size .40...I couldn't have been more proud.