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What do you use, home defense

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  1. 1. What do you use, home defense


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OK, we all hope we never have to defend ourselves from home intruders, but everyone owning a firearm tends to always have one firearm at the ready, close at hand just in case...So what do you use? I have everything listed....Except the wife :rofl: anyhow, i always tend to have my shotgun in easy reach, i figure i will probably be half alseep, things will be fast and i want maximum effect. not to mention its just plain easier.

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A few years ago, I actually had a guy break into my house. My deer rifle was laying just a few feet from me with ammo and I didn\'t even think to use it. Its amazing what adrenaline at 2AM will make you do.I\'ve heard a lot of people talk about what they would do if someone broke into their house, but no one really knows until it happens to them.My shotgun is probably my best home defense, but I didn\'t have it at the time.

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Originally posted by jesusjunky1963shotgun by the front door, 2 pistols by the bed. I sleep pretty good at night.

Same here, except i have a Chihuaua for detail listening, and a beagle for volume.. and lemme tell you they don\'t miss a sound..:scream: .44 Mag on my side, .32 auto on Sherrys side. and 20ga 870 youth, which maneuvers about as easy as a handgun..

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Echoing Ace\'s sentiment....Our house was broken into in 95. We got home from vacation at midnight. My wife, our little girl(at the time) and I were asleep when he kicked in our front door at 5:00 a.m. Later it was suspected that he thought/knew we were out of town. Anyway, I had a short barreled loaded turkey gun next to my bed and didn\'t even think about it. I rounded the corner of the hall and he was in the living room silhouetted by the porch light. I walked towards him and he just stood there...no shirt....filthy jeans. I said, \"What the ____ are you doing in my house?\" He said, \"Awwww Mannn...I must be at the wrong place.\" I said, \"You got that right\" and shoved/threw him out the door and off of my porch (no railing....4-5 foot drop). He landed flat on his back with a thud and it knocked the wind out of him badly. He rolled over, ran and jumped the chain link fence headed for the highway. The sheriff\'s dept caught him 20 minutes later and whooped his a$$. Would you believe he plead not guilty. I had to drive to the court house because the prosecuting attorney called me and said he needed me. When I walked in, Mr. Dirtbag changed his mind and plead guilty. He had broken into my garage and got a hammer and screwdriver. Removed the screens on two windows in back on the deck. Kicked out a basement window but I had the frame nailed shut. So he just went for broke and kicked in my steel front door until it bowed so much the deadbolt slipped by. Yet he told the judge his friends dumped him out and he just needed a place to lie down. He spent 3-5 in a Texas Penn (I got letters every time he was denied parole).My Dad and father-in-law were very upset about it. They said he could have had a knife, hammer, or a gun. All I thought was get him out of the house. Didn\'t even think about a gun. I do now though when I hear strange noises in the night. I have a Kahr compact .40 S&W full of Hollow points. All of my get out of the house free cards have been used up.Otto

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My little 9mm, (380 ) actually, ought to do just fine . Years ago tho, i did have a problem with a guy outside in the yard at nite . That time i used a loaded shotgun, and escorted him in the house,then called the sheriff,lol. :ar15:

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I got 7 dogs....6 cats....2 roosters....1 turkey.......1 goose....and if they make it past that mass of wildlife....all my kids are next to get a piece and they dont like to share....and then my wife is meaner that all them put together....so if there is anything left after all that....I would probably just turn him over to the local red cross.....poor guy

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Originally posted by longknifeI got 7 dogs....6 cats....2 roosters....1 turkey.......1 goose....and if they make it past that mass of wildlife....all my kids are next to get a piece and they dont like to share....and then my wife is meaner that all them put together....so if there is anything left after all that....I would probably just turn him over to the local red cross.....poor guy

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The only time I intentional slept with a loaded shotgun readily available was when I first met my wife and her future ex was in jail for shooting at her and a bail bondsman. Her and I received a couple of threats that he was going to send one of his biker buddies to pay us a visit.The night that at 2 am I heard a knocking and someone just walked in (maybe should of locked the door; which I do now) I was to busy trying to get dressed, heading for the door, passed right by the shotgun. I guess I am pretty scary in my birthday suit, because that guy apologized and was about face and out the door. Later found out he was a friend of my wife’s ex who had been drinking, and was not aware that the ex was in jail, and wanted to throw back a couple more.Now the only thing that is loaded and accessible is my pump .22. I only use that to chase off the neighbors dogs in the middle of the night when my dogs are barking at them. To use my wife for home defense would only leave myself open for a lawsuit, from the intruder receiving permanent hearing loss.

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Originally posted by jesusjunky1963shotgun by the front door, 2 pistols by the bed. I sleep pretty good at night.

would a shotgun by the front door be a good idea? beings most break-ins are from the front door, i personaly wouldnt want to arm an intruder with my own gun:hmmm:either way...got my 9mm and the wifes bersa 380 close by at night, i figure...if someone can make it through 25 rounds of hollow-point lead comin at em, they can take what they want. heck, i might even help em haul it out of the house.

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I have my Compound Bow (You didn\'t mention Bows) ;) I think it could shoot through my 6-panel door pretty easily?...also have 2 Killer Cats,a home made mahogany billy club and a .22 pistol within arms length among an assorted array of Deer Rifles! :hmmm:I\'ve never had anyone break into my house but I guess the nearest heavy object would be stuck in their head and a few stab marks with my Buck Knife would come to mind......never break into a Hunters House would be the moral of the story! :devil::whistle:

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My niece and her husband came over last week and wanted to see some of my guns. I started pulling them out from under the bed, under the mattress, in the closet and all over (to cheap to buy a gun cabinet). I also have about 9 medieval swords, 3 Samurai swords, 20 throwing stars and about 30 small knives in a glass case. Then I pulled out the longbow from behind the couch (have to leave it laying flat and it’s 66 inches long). My niece started laughing and said if a war breaks out here this is the first place she is coming too.My wife said that if some one broke in she would just throw the computer at them. I don’t think she likes my baby (computer). :laughcry:

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i dont really need anything for home defense seeing as i live in base housing, the original gated community lol :razzle: but any time we leave the base i got a loaded Taurus 38 special +P ready tro rock and roll. All of the worst crime is outside the front gate, no kidding :ar15:

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