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What firearm(s) would you recommend for home protection?
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Posted on 01/06/2013 9:42:01 PM PST by ru4liberty

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To: mylife

Yep...they’re not ALL fruity. And thweet.


141 posted on 01/06/2013 11:22:08 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: NVDave
Home invasions don’t happen at times convenient to the occupants of a house

They most regularly happen at night when a loaded shotgun next to a bed would be just as convenient as a handgun.

This absurd idea that a shotgun is the “one size fits all” solution

Who the hell is making that assertion? The lady in question seems to be incapable of competently shooting a .38 revolver. I would suggest she try a small 20 gauge shotgun which a petite 60ish female should have little trouble handling with some training/practice.

PS Squeezing the trigger is much more effective than "pulling" it.

142 posted on 01/06/2013 11:22:21 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: doorgunner69; mylife

One more word of advice. Springs are available for anything. Don’t cut them yourself. Stay Safe


143 posted on 01/06/2013 11:22:24 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: ru4liberty
get a blunderbuss

The blunderbuss was the automatic weapon of its day -It could kill lotsa people at close range with one shot.

"By the middle 19th century, the blunderbuss was considered obsolete and was replaced in military use by the carbine Though the latter was considered by some to be a poor replacement, and the blunderbuss still found use with civilians as a defensive firearm." wiki

144 posted on 01/06/2013 11:25:56 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (Get she to a gunnery!)
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To: DesertRhino
And truth be told, if you fire 7 shots in the dark across our living room with a pistol, you’ll have that same 3 to 4 inch pattern of a shotgun. (if you are good at that moment)

Not if you fire the same number of shots from your shotgun.

145 posted on 01/06/2013 11:25:56 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: NVDave

Any Granny can handle a 410 loaded with buckshot over a .38 air weight
and 5, 30 cal balls coming at 1100 fps beats a .38 any day


146 posted on 01/06/2013 11:26:26 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: ru4liberty

Too petite for a shotgun, I would guess... and especially a sawed off, which is about the best thing in the small confines of a house... swinging a full sized shotgun around might be troublesome. Better have her try them out before committing in that direction.

Keep the .38, and get her a big dog.


147 posted on 01/06/2013 11:29:18 PM PST by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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To: mylife

Up haer we ben usin shotgun RockSally on them revenooers since 1920`s-


148 posted on 01/06/2013 11:29:47 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (Get she to a gunnery!)
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To: bunkerhill7

heyup


149 posted on 01/06/2013 11:32:44 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: bunkerhill7

heyup.

Ya gittin too close LOL


150 posted on 01/06/2013 11:33:25 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Marcella

Got it all figured out how you’re going to hold/swing it so it isn’t taken from you?


151 posted on 01/06/2013 11:36:54 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: Billthedrill
Naturally my own circle of friends in Idaho is restricted to vegetarian bee-keeping Buddhists

Aren't most bees vegetarian? Just checking...

152 posted on 01/06/2013 11:39:08 PM PST by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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Gnight Gang

Seriously, I think the shotgun is the best up close personal protection home defense.

Hand guns are for when you cant carry a shotgun, and rifles are for long distance.

See yall later.


153 posted on 01/06/2013 11:39:58 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Circuit Judge. .410 easily handling. just pull trigger for 5 shots.


154 posted on 01/06/2013 11:40:58 PM PST by oldasrocks (They should lock all of you up and only let out us properly medicated people.)
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To: doorgunner69

Have you seen the Breath Of The Dragon 12ga. shotgun rounds?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RP4FjODPDFA


155 posted on 01/06/2013 11:41:15 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: mylife
"We had better ban those. ☺" I thought about that when I wrote that sentence. Evidently, not many people know about these defensive bats. People keep trying to think I mean a baseball bat. One couldn't use this to hit a ball - maybe once but the weight would be too much to continue to try to hit a ball. It looks like a black baseball bat. One could carry it in the car as it's not designated as a weapon.
156 posted on 01/06/2013 11:43:11 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: ru4liberty

Next to your firearm should be your body armor. Used vests are cheap on eBay and www.bulletproofme.com .

When you pick up one, you pick up the other. Gives you an edge. Everyone needs an edge in a fight.

Disorienting strobe lights aren’t bad, either. If you are hardcore, then don a gas mask and pepperspray bomb your house.

Always be looking for an edge.


157 posted on 01/06/2013 11:43:58 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: SJSAMPLE

That’s why you need a sling and a light mount for your shotgun.

And forget that crap about scaring them off by racking a round into the chamber. If the bad guy is in your house, he needs to be ventilated.


158 posted on 01/06/2013 11:46:42 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Southack

Smart aleck. Go to bed. Now.


159 posted on 01/06/2013 11:47:04 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: Marcella

Oh we call that an equalizer.
Problem with those is you better land on the first swing or the weight will roll you around LOL


160 posted on 01/06/2013 11:50:02 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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