What Weapon Would You Prefer For Home Defense?

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Catfish_Commando, Dec 6, 2006.

WHICH WEAPON DO YOU WANT?

  1. Revolver

  2. Semi-Auto Pistol

  3. Shot-Gun

  4. Non-Lethal-"Pepper Spray-Tazer".

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  1. Catfish_Commando

    Catfish_Commando TF Staff Member

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    If you had to make ONE choice?

    What would your choice be for one weapon for home defense?

    Lot of expertise out there, what do you prefer?
     
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  2. Drawout

    Drawout Active Member

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    Im going with the semi auto.
     

  3. smokey

    smokey New Member

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    geeez I hope i can get to it. I go with a scattergun If I have to shoot someone I sure dont want to just piss them off. 000 buckshot. smokey
     
  4. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Hand me the shotgun. For multiple reasons. Some of you may not agree and some you you will but here are a few reasons I like it.
    1. Effective
    2. You should be able to hit your target even coming to from a dead sleep
    2-15 range general direction should be "close enough"
    3. Good deturant "jacking" a round is usually enough to do the job, but if
    that doesn't work the sight of it should be.
    Those are my top 3 reasons why I chose a shotgun. I/we have pistols and revolvers, rifles and so on but that is what I chose.
     
  5. tnkatman

    tnkatman New Member

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    12 Gauge Shotgun.
     
  6. iowacatter

    iowacatter New Member

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    I have a Taurus 44 mag
     
  7. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    A shotgun I think is the best prob. a short barrel pump jacking a shell in the chamber Will make someone stop and think about what could happen but never point a weapon at anyone if you aren`t ready to use it :big_smile:
     
  8. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    My choice would be the semi-auto.
    A shotgun would be to clumsy in a tight space, and to easily knocked away, also i would prefer wounding some one rather than cutting them in half.

    A revolver is to slow.

    Pepper spray--tazer may not be effective

    I am a excellent shot with a pistol, and could place my shot.
     
  9. savage308

    savage308 New Member

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    I picked a semi auto. I have 2 extra clips and I'm confident on my shot placement. I like my gloc 9mm but after voting I came to a dumbfounding question. Why is it everytime I think I hear something outside or in the back yard I grab my shotgun first? LOL
     
  10. greggofish

    greggofish New Member

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    Glock Model 30

    For a lot of reasons...all good ones.
     
  11. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Could not have put it any better.
     
  12. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    I prefer the handgun. over the shotgun. its easier to come around a corner without telegraphing your move and they cant grab the barrel to keep it out of harms way like you could with a shotgun (sawed off not considered). Otherwise, I'd have said 12 gauge with buck shot.
     
  13. maverick43812

    maverick43812 New Member

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    because of children my only easy access weapons are my martial arts (toys) lol. Me i prefer my katana
     
  14. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

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    I usually go for the ball bat :tounge_out:
     
  15. Bobpaul

    Bobpaul New Member

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    A Doberman trained not to bark is alot of fun.

    Better than an action toy:cool2:
     
  16. trnsmsn

    trnsmsn New Member

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    I'll take my K-9 Gator :wink: & back him up with a short barreled 12ga. pump shotgun with low recoil 00 buckshot.

    The flashlight mounted on the shotgun barrel alone will blind you
     
  17. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

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    A shotgun, for all of the reasons already stated.

    And this: a pistol bullet can/will go through walls and remain lethal. Same goes for buckshot. #6 shot will get the job done in close quarters, and stay in the room.

    I could kill an intruder, and never lose a night's sleep; if, God forbid, I hurt or killed an innocent, I'd never sleep again.
     
  18. sgt_rob

    sgt_rob Member

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    A Pump Shotgun.....cha Cha
     
  19. trnsmsn

    trnsmsn New Member

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    Thank you for reminding me of something that I failed to clarify. What I meant by low recoil ammo, was only part of the description. There is ammo both for pistols, shotguns & rifles, called "TAP". It is designed of course to be of low recoil, low muzzle flash & reduced penetration EXACTLY for the reason in which you just stated.

    Many law enforcement agencies are using this ammo for their "Entry Teams" because of calls in apartment complexes & multi dwelling units.

    Once again, thanks for allowing me to elaborate on this, Have a great day, Elliot
     
  20. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

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    Thank you.

    I've always wondered what that stuff was.

    Some people argue that a weapon-mounted light gives the other guy something to aim at. I'm no expert, but it makes sense.