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what do you think the best home defense gun is?

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  • rudyglove27
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    12 gauge or 20 gauge shotgun!

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  • rudyglove27
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    12 gauge or 20 gauge shotgun!

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  • Mistershoaf
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    The gun thats in your hand. With that said, Mossberg 500 home defense gun.

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  • Buck-itswhatsfordinner
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    Also try calling alarm companies or look online for signs and window stickers that advertise a home alarm system is installed if you don't already have one.

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  • Buck-itswhatsfordinner
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    I don't believe there is a need for anything bigger than a 9mm with hollow points. You don't want your bullets to go farther than neccesary.You might be suprised how many walls a bullet can penetrate. A 9mm is plenty big enough to get the job done if you're accurate.

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  • pennst8hunter
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    20 gauges arent loud and will definately kill somebody. a pistol is really loud especially a .44mag and they are harder to get back on target quickly. Im not bashin' pistols now because i love them, but id rather have a shotgun by my side. The reason i said 20ga was because it has got plenty of knockdown power, but it is easier to menuever in tight conditions (aka a house) than a 12 gauge. Hope This Helps

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  • FloridaHunter1226
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    I would have to say either a Remington 870 or a Mossberg 500.

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  • rudyglove27
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    I say the Glock 19 will do the job for the best home defense hand guns!!!!!!!!

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  • CavRecon
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    Remington 870HD with #8 shot.

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  • bomberpride
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    Sawed off 12 gauge can't go wrong with that

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  • CPT BRAD
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    I keep a 45 with a light in the nightstand but its just till I can get to my 12 guage in the closet!! I have no small children in the house and my daughter has been around guns her whole life. I use a Springfield XD 45 with a streamlight tac light I have a sure fire of some kind (about 65 LUM) and I keep the Mossberg 500 Mariner in the closet. 8 shots of OO, If I can't get it done with 22 shots I've got problems! I'll have to get my wife to pull her 9!

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  • Christian Emter
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    I would go with a pistol. Either the .45, 9mm, or the .44. The are all powerful and are easy to grab and carry around.

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  • Beekeeper
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    Clay is right. A shotgun (improved cylinder) with a "target" load of 6's or even 7.5 or 8 shot. The shot won't travel through two layers of sheetrock to possible hurt a family member and it will put someone down. If you don't believe what this load will do at "room distance" just shoot and old piece of scrap plywood at 10-12 feet!

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  • bonnier-admin_2
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    45 to 44 magnums? O’BROTHER!

    Several things you must weigh in, you’re shooting ability and the firearm to be used. Remember, bullets will pass thru sheetrock almost like paper and you are responsible at the time of trigger pull to the rest and complete stopping of the bullets you shoot even if someone steps on a rested bullet slips and falls!!!

    A MOSSBERG 500 YOUTH PUMP SHOTGUN 20 GAUGE WITH or any pump with #3 or #4 buck shot will work fantastic. The cycling of a round in a dark house will send any bad guy running!!! Actually a 1oz #6 bird shot will work just as good and you will not have the pass thru into the neighbor’s house. Remember never to use reloads for any self protection. Always use factory loads for reliability and especially if you go to court. You may have reduced reloads causing less trauma rather than full house 230 grain Black Talons and 45 Auto Hydra-Shok® JHP like I use, the other side will eat your lunch!
    I use for light a LED Element K2 that is really bright has a wide solid beam and a Springfield 45XD.
    To stop a charging intruder, you must penetrate and hit the spinal cord or brain in the right pace to stop them in their tracks. If being charged by someone with a knife, you better be hitting your mark on the first shot!!!

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  • hunter3006
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    Very important: Have a GOOD flashlight kept just as handy as your firearm. You can mount one to your shotgun or get a good pistol with a rail mount. I like .40 caliber around the house.

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