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  • Pros & Cons of sawed-off shotgun (18 inch or longer barrel) and appropriate use(s)

    08/12/2018 5:38:29 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 129 replies
    Gun Project | 12 August 2018 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Well, we did it. We took my Spanish 12ga shotgun with the 27.5" barrel and cut it off. Now, it has a 19" barrel and the end has been filed and finished and it is ready to go. The intended purpose is for home defense, or in a still rare case, if some group of people are causing a problem/rioting out in society as a secondary weapon. In some literary circles, such is called a "Coach Gun". It appears some characters in history over 100 years ago determined that a cut down shotgun would be an effective weapon a close...
  • Concealed Carry Guns – Is it right for Home Defense too?

    01/04/2018 5:56:34 AM PST · by w1n1 · 50 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/4/2018 | J Hines
    Guns are tools, and having the right tool for every task is ideal. Which is why most gun instructors will tell you that picking a home defense handgun may be different than having a concealed carry gun. Yes, there are some pistols that can be used for both roles, but some of these guns were designed small for concealment vs a full size 1911 .45. Which brings us back to the original statement, if you’re going to choose a handgun for home defense, here are a few things you should look for. Home Defense Most home defense handgun size does...
  • What is a good Maximum Effective Range for a Home Defense Shotgun?

    11/08/2017 6:04:18 AM PST · by w1n1 · 46 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/8/2017 | J Johnston
    There are many information compile on the internet about the maximum range of slugs and buckshots. The information are based on mathematical data as a gee whiz thing. What about for real-world maximum practical ranges? Yes, the idea of using that big equalizer to thwart the would be home robber is all good, but its a good idea to know the limitations. Many facts on the load’s maximum range is useless to know in a home invasion scenario. But knowing the maximum effective range is important. Some factors includes the shotgun, load and the shooter’s ability (training experience). Finding your...
  • 5 Best Home Defense Shotguns

    10/25/2017 5:40:46 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 27 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/25/2017 | J McAdams
    A good shotgun is a powerful defense tool in the right hands. Here’s our list for the best home defense shotguns. Though they don’t come without shortcomings, a home defense shotgun can be incredibly tool for defending your family. However, like any tool, you need to use the right one for the job. Yes, you can drive a nail with a screwdriver, but a hammer is a much better choice. By the same token, a shotgun specifically designed with home defense in mind is a much better choice for that sort of work than your trusty turkey or duck hunting...
  • Best Shotgun Loads for Home Defense

    06/19/2017 11:02:37 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 91 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/19/2017 | E Nestor
    Shotguns have been used for home defense for centuries in one form or another. But the real question is, what’s the best home defense load for your shotgun? Let’s figure it out. For a thug, nothing can be more terrifying than the sound of a pump action shotgun racking a shell into the chamber for sound deterrent? This will make even the most hardened criminals think twice. Obviously, sheer intimidation will not always solve your big problem. Well what do you feed your shotgun against your home invading foes? Well below are Remington 12 gauge shotgun shells opened up for...
  • Slain teen suspects identified after Wagoner County shooting (Homeowner w/AR15 stops 3 thieves)

    03/29/2017 6:12:46 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 74 replies
    Fox23 ^ | Updated: Mar 28, 2017 - 10:33 PM | cnn staff
    hree teens are dead after an alleged home invasion attempt reportedly ended in a shooting Monday. It happened near 91st and 241st East Avenue in the Wagoner County part of Broken Arrow. According to officials with the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office, three masked people broke into the house through the back door with the intent of burglarizing the home. Officials say the homeowner's young adult son killed all three with an AR-15. Though they initially believed the son was 19, they now say he was 23-year-old Zach Peters. The homeowner was also home, but officials say he was not involved....
  • Do you really need a Laser/Flashlight on Pistols for Home Defense?

    02/21/2017 5:27:01 AM PST · by w1n1 · 65 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/21/2017 | J Hines
    Having a laser and flashlight on your pistol may be the thing to have and it does look highly cool. Black Scout Survival is a collaboration of all things tactical and survival, goes over the practicality of mounting a laser or combined laser-flashlight on your pistol for home defense. So basically what it comes down to is for EDC (Every Day Carry) is not a practical thing, for a home defense it may be an invaluable tool to have. Before spending time getting a laser, be sure to work on your basic marksman shooting with iron sights. Slapping a laser...
  • Tactical Use of the AR-15

    07/21/2016 11:55:43 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 50 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/21/2016 | J Hines
    Everybody has an AR because of its reliability, durability and flexibility. Besides owning a shotgun an AR is the next best thing for a home defense. This video highlights Richard Nance (GunsandAmmo Editor) and Dave Spaulding (Handgun Combatives) discussing tactics and techniques using an AR-15 which any lawful citizen can learn. They talk about best ways to enter and clear a room while not extending your AR out there. But if you do there are some weapon retention methods that can be used to retain your AR. See the video here. How bout you all, do you use your AR-15...
  • 'I'm not just the typical granny:' 80-year old shoots, kills intruder

    05/06/2016 5:44:17 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 28 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 5/5/2016 | Lindsay Cohen
    SULTAN, Wash. -- Four shots fired. Three hit the intruder. It was one surreal moment, says Barb Moles. "I was just intent upon stopping him. I didn't have any other thought in my head," says Moles. "I just knew I had to stop him." Moles, 80, was home with her husband, John, and their adult son Thursday night when she says she heard a commotion. She walked into the kitchen and found her husband bleeding on the floor. John, a retired Boeing worker, had been attacked with a knife and beaten with a crowbar, authorities said. He said three words...
  • Delaware man killed with own gun in Steelton home invasion, shooting: Dauphin County coroner

    07/29/2015 3:24:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | July 28, 2015 | Megan Trimble
    HARRISBURG — A Delaware man was killed with his own gun after a botched attempt to invade a Steelton home. The fatal shooting started as a John Doe case, with the victims saying they did not know the man or his accomplice, Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick said Tuesday afternoon. While the coroner's office has since identified the man killed in the incident, Hetrick said he is withholding the name to allow the man's wife to discuss the death with the couple's young children in Wilmington. Hetrick described him as "a black male that is not really from this area"...
  • Inexpensive Home Defense Duo

    04/28/2015 10:27:49 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 49 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 4/28/2015 | Frank Jardim
    When Winchester produced its famous 1873 lever-action rifles and carbines, Colt wasted no time in chambering its single-action Army revolver in Winchester’s calibers from .44-40 down to .32-20. There are times when the quick handling and easy portability of a handgun is of paramount importance for self defense, but when faced with dire threats cowboys knew it was much better to have a repeating rifle. A handgun and long arm in the same caliber was a winner on the American frontier. From a self-defense standpoint, today’s shooters can find a practical, cost-effective, modern parallel to the 19th century Colt/Winchester...
  • VANITY: Best Cylinder 0.22 LR Handgun?

    02/18/2015 5:35:41 AM PST · by Cletus.D.Yokel · 96 replies
    My Inbred Brain ^ | 18FEB2015 | VANITY of Cletus
    Looking for input on a good 22LR handgun, preferably a revolver [so as I don't have to hunt down brass for the local constabulary, post use]. I'd also ask y'all for any "barrel length / configuration" you think might support my home-defense needs. Disclosure: I'm in TX.
  • Madison Heights (VA) woman (81) dies, son in critical condition after home invasion

    01/23/2015 6:58:12 AM PST · by Perseverando · 37 replies
    The News and Advance ^ | January 22, 2015 | Sherese Gore & Ashlie Walter
    Autumn Parry/The News & Advance Norma Jean Freeman, 81, died at the hospital from injuries after someone entered her Martins Lane home in Madison Heights and attacked her and her son, Allen H. Freeman Jr., early Thursday morning. A “brutal” home-invasion attack Thursday morning that left a woman dead and her son badly wounded has rocked the quiet community in Madison Heights. Autumn Parry/The News & Advance First responders investigate the scene of a "brutal" home-invasion in Madison Heights early Thursday morning. The attacker's identity remains unknown. Norma Jean Freeman, 81, died at the hospital from injuries she sustained after...
  • Dramatic 911 Call Captures Oklahoma Man Shooting Home Intruder

    03/23/2013 12:39:35 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 95 replies ^ | Mar. 22, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    ‘I Just Put Three Rounds in His A**’: Dramatic 911 Call Captures Oklahoma Man Shooting Home Intruder After Police Couldn’t Arrive Fast Enough Mar. 22, 2013 11:23pm by Jason Howerton A dramatic 911 call recorded a Oklahoma man’s confrontation with an intruder who broke into his Ponca City home early Thursday morning. The homeowner ended up shooting the intruder several times when police didn’t arrive in time. The roughly five minute 911 call begins frantically enough:“You better get these (expletive) here or they will die,”the man told a 911 dispatcher. The homeowner stayed on the line with 911 as he...
  • COPS: “You’re on your own” before police arrive

    03/08/2013 7:39:23 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 22 replies
    Guns Save Life ^ | Mar 8, 2013
    COPS: “You’re on your own” before police arrive Video Project Veritas has hit another home run with a new powerhouse video out of an undercover reporter asked police officers in a number of New York State communities (and a few outside NY State) what he’s supposed to do between the time he would call 9-1-1 for help and the time cops show up. They all agreed he was on his own. Cops’ advice for what to do in that interim period of time before they arrive? They tell the 63-year-old reporter to scream, make noise and flee the house. “You...
  • Police on Home Invasion: "You're on Your Own"

    Project Veritas is out with a damning video showing police officers from multiple departments saying "you're on your own" when it comes to home invasions. The video focuses on New Jersey and New York, where it is nearly impossible to obtain a firearm. In New Jersey you must obtain a permit to purchase a Biden approved shotgun. Some officers are seen offering advice about how to fight off an intruder: throw bleach, yell, hide with your cell phone and call the police, etc. Officers steered clear from suggesting the man in the video obtain a firearm to protect himself, his...
  • Police: No charges expected in self-defense shooting death

    02/27/2013 11:45:16 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 5 replies
    The Advocate ^ | Feb 27, 2013 | Jim Mustian
    No charges are expected to be filed against a man who fatally shot an intruder trying to force his way into his residence late Saturday, Baton Rouge police said Tuesday. The resident, Kurt Anderson, exchanged gunfire with Anthony Taylor, a 20-year-old man who tried to break into the home at 3875 Topeka St., police said. Police Lt. Don Kelly said Anderson had not been expecting anyone late Saturday night and armed himself with a handgun before opening the door for Taylor. Taylor, the only person struck in the exchange of gunfire, ran and collapsed a short distance away, Kelly said....
  • Defense of your home and family.

    02/27/2013 9:12:15 AM PST · by jongaltsr · 10 replies
    Self Defense Inside the Home: Avoiding over-penetration - Wednesday, February 27, 2013 9:53:15 AM · 17 of 29 jongaltsr to EXCH54FE I learned to pay attention to shadows. To differentiate between clouds moving overhead, Trees blowing in the wind and such. I learned to differentiate between reflections passing my window by listening to hear if at the same time a car passed by or if the reflection was my dog by listening for his nails on the sidewalk. That is something you pick up in battle. That is something you pick up when you want to survive another day. Yes,...
  • "How to" book on Community Defense Book goes viral "A Failure of Civility"

    02/26/2013 2:23:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    As responsible citizens continue to buy all the defensive weapons that can be acquired, a new book on community defense has gone viral. Promoted in part by a "hasty" review by Matt Bracken, the noted author Castigo Cay and the Enemies, Foreign and Domestic trilogy, the books authors are hard pressed to keep up with demand. As a fan Matt Bracken's writing, I was looking forward to obtaining a copy of "A Failure of Civility". All I have received is this apologetic email, which I can well sympathize with: Thank you for your inquiry about “A Failure of Civility.” We’re...
  • Bracken: A Review Of “A Failure Of Civility”

    02/25/2013 9:37:20 AM PST · by Perseverando · 81 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | February 24, 2013 | Matt Bracken
    “A Failure of Civility” A Book Review by Matt Bracken First, let me apologize for the poor writing quality of this review. Normally, I write an essay and spend days and days polishing it. Not this time. I’m currently in between my “pretty” essays, but this review is just pure business, like a claw hammer you picked up at Home Depot to bang nails. Pretty has nothing to do with it, so let’s get on with the job. Second, let me apologize to the other very kind authors who have sent me their books to review over the past months....