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Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by SDogo, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    I have discussed this with my wife for several months now.

    There are a few homes fairly close to my house that have had break in and invasions over the last couple months. One recently hit way too close to home. They were friends of ours and home at the time.

    Also, those that know me know my story of a friend I lost not too long ago. I still believe if he was armed he would be with us today.

    I'll be the first to admit, I know nothing about guns. Shot one only once but have already looked into several safety courses I want to take and have spoken to others about gun safety at home because I do have children.

    I'm not one that is interested in game shooting and I dont need anything that is going to put down an elephant.

    I just want something easy to use, efficient and something even my wife can learn to use.

    It's also not something I plan on carrying with me when I leave the house. Maybe down the road but I'm not comfortable with that idea yet.

    Any suggestions?
  2. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    A shotgun. You don't need a ton of skill and no one will be brave enough to face one down.
  3. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    As some may know, I did quite a bit of research on "home defense" when I bought my first house last July and finally bought my first gun a few months ago (Mossberg 500 Shotgun).

    After I did my research, which consisted of the Internet, talking with folks here at Cowboyszone, Gun Ranges and Gun Stores, most recommended a Shotgun for home defense. I am told that Shotguns are easier to handle, operate and clean. The theory is that all you have to do is aim in the general direction and by the very nature of Shotguns, it should hit the target.

    Also, a revolver came up quite a bit, so that may be something you may want to consider as well.

    However, I don't have kids, so that is something you definitely have to consider.

    Also, as I did, before you even purchase the gun, you should get in contact with someone adroit at using weapons, who can teach you how to safely handle your weapon and become familiar with the Gun Laws of your State, no matter if you plan to use the gun for home defense or as a concealed weapon.
  4. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Active Member

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    Hostile beat me to it. Get a pump action shotgun. 12/20 Gage use buckshot.
  5. kimorah86

    kimorah86 New Member

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    If dont have kids in the house i say get more than one for different rooms in the house. One room wit a shutgun
  6. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    A kid can harm themselves with a handgun. It is very doubtful they could with a shotgun.

    An intruder will run from the sound of that pump. He doesn't even have to see you. Shotguns are scary.
  7. Jon88

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    You can get a shotgun that holds about 8 shells. Go to Academy or a local gun store and get one of those pistol-gripped short barrell shotguns.

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  8. kimorah86

    kimorah86 New Member

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    yeah if i every hear a shot gun i am getting the hell out of dodge.
  9. Jon88

    Jon88 Benched

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    I always did.



    j/k
  10. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Active Member

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    Carpet cleaning not included. :)
  11. kimorah86

    kimorah86 New Member

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    I can't even have the tv up loud and turn my head and somebody up there **** a shotgun i would run out the house
  12. Jon88

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    What?
  13. kimorah86

    kimorah86 New Member

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    seriously if i won't paying attention i will shoot the duece
  14. Jon88

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    I've been looking at this gun for a while. It's built from lightweight aluminum and high tech polymer. It's very light. It's a .38 and only holds 5 rounds but it's a simple design and should be very reliable.

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    This is the same gun but with a laser sight. I looked at them both a few days ago. The button for the laser makes the gun hard to grip if you have larger hands. I won't be getting it.

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  15. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Active Member

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    Forget about lasers And lights on guns.
  16. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    Or laundry service.
  17. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    Good advice here. Mossberg pump is a classic home defense gun. Hell, my mother has one, and a 5 shot .38 with CCL for when she's out.
  18. Bob Sacamano

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    lol is she Ma Barker?
  19. SaltwaterServr

    SaltwaterServr Blank Paper Offends Me

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    I imagine hearing a shotgun pump action worked when you're somewhere you shouldn't be is akin to hearing a rattlesnake let you know it's there when you're in thick brush. Them hairs on the back of your neck is climbing over each other to stand up the tallest.

    This discussion came up a few weeks back and I was talking about it at work with some of the guys. One of their sister's had to use a shotgun in home defense 7-8 years ago when her husband was at work. She emptied a semi-auto without the plug into one guy at near point blank with combo slugs/buckshot.

    He said they tore the walls down to bare studs to get the room where the shooting happened cleaned properly. He had some pretty grisly details and they ended up calling in a professional so they could get a biohazard remediation certification.
  20. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    I had a guy at a gun store tell me double action revolver is the best option because it can be stored loaded with out any problems or maintainance because the springs are always relaxed and it's always ready to go with a pull of the trigger.

    It seems it would be easy to hide and secure.

    You guys have peaked my interest about shotguns but I'm worried about securing it. I will have to look into the options unless anyone has some suggestions.

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