Thread: Best Gun for Home Defense
4/07/2006 11:47am, #71
Originally Posted by Anthony
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4/21/2006 3:07pm, #72
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4/21/2006 3:11pm, #73Originally Posted by SFGOON
By the time the shotgun in question (a low end Mossberg 12 gauge) was given to me it had been sawed off to one half inch over the legal limit."You know what I like about you, William? You like guns AND meditation."
4/21/2006 3:18pm, #74Originally Posted by jms969
My friend has a shotgun packed with steel fillings and wax. Wont go through walls and will knockdown superman.
4/21/2006 5:26pm, #75Originally Posted by KageKaze
Regardless, it's mostly the bullet design which mostly determines penetration in a given caliber.
And we both know that Superman is more likely to go down when he tries to duck after you throw the empty gun at him. :smile:
4/21/2006 7:53pm, #76Originally Posted by Tom Kagan
I was just trying to illustrate that a Glock 17 wouldn't be ideal for home defense.
If you want a pistol go with a .45 cal.
4/23/2006 5:53pm, #77Originally Posted by KageKaze
I don't like the .45 all that much. I prefer a nice lady's gun chambered in .22 beause the bullets are small and they don't come out the other end like a .45.
You see, a .45 will blow a barn door out the back of your head and there's a lot of dry cleaning involved, but a .22 will just rattle around like Pac-Man until you're dead.
4/23/2006 6:09pm, #78Originally Posted by Greese
Remington 870 with a 14" barrell. Buckshot shells work tremendously well in close quarters."Onward we stagger, and if the tanks come, may God help the tanks." - Col. William O. Darby
4/26/2006 1:20pm, #79
Originally Posted by Phoenix
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any length barrel is passable for home defense, i have a 26" 870 loaded up with 10 shells of 00buck (9 in the tube and one in the chamber) at home and it would be my gun of choice over any handgun or rifle in a home defense situation.
Handguns and Rifles involve WAY too much over penetration and liability. Hit up http://www.theboxotruth.com/ for damn near anything you can think of. most handgun rounds penetrate 12 layers of sheetrock while 00buck only goes through 8
Clearly 00 buckshot isn't exactly a non-penetrator either because in order to penetrate a bad guy the round HAS to penetrate well (12-13 inches is recommended depth in ballistic gel)
Handguns are harder to aim and make good hits under stress, rifles are eaiser to aim but tend to shoot through the target
even a long shotgun is capable in tight quarters... you just have to train in your home and know how to move. (hold the barrel down towards the floor to eliminate the length, if the attacker grabs your barrel while you're raising it, a discharge into whichever part of his body you happen to be covering when he grabs it should work wonders)
you should be doing this with ANY home defense weapon though.
you should also not be loading a shotgun with any kind of loads that "won't killem, but it'll hurt like hell!" because if you're discharging a firearm at someone you better be prepared to kill them. an unlucky shot with a BB gun can kill a human, so don't rely on "non lethal" loads.
4/26/2006 2:02pm, #80