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Old 10-24-2013, 10:46 AM   #5699
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:17 PM   #5700
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Another thing to consider is storage. Where will it be when not in use.

Overall, a shotgun is probably the best for home defense but how big is she? If you go 12g and she is smaller, she won't want to ever practice shooting it after the first session.

A small .380 or 9mm might be just the ticket. She can carry it around the house with her. Think about it, she is somewhere in the house and hears a strange noise. Instead of having to go get the gun and then find the source, if she is already armed she can go straight to the source. That eliminates a lot of unknowns as in she finally gets to the source, notices a broken in front door and now she has to figure out where the person is - are they inside and where inside? Also, if already armed, she has eliminated the step of arming herself and can focus on getting to her son or getting themselves out of the house safely.

Carrying it with her around the house will mean she knows where it is all the time.

I actually have a friend who runs drills just like these for his family using airsoft guns, etc. He has opened my eyes a bit about things I never considered regarding a home invasion and I have been a cop for 17 years...
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:12 PM   #5701
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I would look for a nice M1 Carbine for home defense. The .30 Carbine is a nice round for short to medium range and the rifle is light with little recoil. Plus, being a rifle, it will be easier to aim when stressed.

I feel a USGI M1 carbine is just about the perfect small rifle. Home defense...never considered it.

However I would advise a real USGI example if anyone's in the market. These were only ever made during WWII. My own '43 Inland doesn't even really need to be lubricated much. Very accurate out to 100 yards, too. For home defense, I'd suggest making sure to get a rotary safety instead of the original type push safety.

I realize that commercial M1 carbines are not as bad as they used to be and some are good but I still don't get a warm fuzzy from them. The originals are still workhorse rifles and USGI ammo was never corrosive type. I wish ammo was cheaper and more available for them. The M1 carbine sights are just about perfect for me. I love my M1 rifle and the 1903A4gery I built, but the M1 carbine is a lot of fun to shoot and easy to become proficient with
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:26 AM   #5702
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A shorter barreled pump 20 gauge or even .410 would make great home defense. Gotta think that you will be point-blank to 20 feet or so from target..... Either of those will do just fine at that range, plus be more manageable.
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:14 PM   #5703
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So... Anybody buy anything cool lately??
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:08 AM   #5704
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I don't know about "cool", but I picked up a Remington 870 Express Tactical last week...
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Old 10-31-2013, 01:41 PM   #5705
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i swapped out the Leupold 3-9x40mm scope for a Leupold 4-12x50mm and trying to get my hands on a Glock G30s
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Old 11-02-2013, 04:50 PM   #5706
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Just bought 3 more ar15 lower receivers... Tis The Season
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:55 PM   #5707
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This has probably been mentioned I searched but what are your opinions on Gunbroker? I'm trying to buy a pistol but I'm TDY and on these orders cannot buy a pistol where I am.

So I was thinking of ordering off GunBroker and having it shipped to the city I live and during Thanksgiving or Christmas when I go back on leave picking it up then dropping it off with the family.

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Old 11-02-2013, 08:39 PM   #5708
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This has probably been mentioned I searched but what are your opinions on Gunbroker? I'm trying to buy a pistol but I'm TDY and on these orders cannot buy a pistol where I am.

So I was thinking of ordering off GunBroker and having it shipped to the city I live and during Thanksgiving or Christmas when I go back on leave picking it up then dropping it off with the family.

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Gun Broker is very thorough. They ask i think for you to pay by a gun service site instead of like paypal. The funds arent released until you actual pick the gun up as well.

I may not be 100% correct but I think I am.
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:24 PM   #5710
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Seeing that picture made me think I should get a stripped lower or 2, but then I realized that the last one I got is still sitting around somewhere in its box... I need to get on it!
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:41 PM   #5711
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After almost 3 months my XDS is being shipped back to me. Will be here tomorrow, I can't wait!
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:31 PM   #5712
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What would be the Lightest 9mm or 380 fully loaded on the Market ??
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