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Old 04-15-2017, 09:53 AM
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The best gun is what you are trained and proficient with. I have an M&P fullsize 45 with HST's and a TRL-1 mounted on it. I shoot this gun regularly so its the best for me. I live in a neighborhood of houses on an acre each so we're fairly close to each other, misses could be a bad thing. Otherwise my next most proficient weapon and first choice would be my ak-47. I have no doubts with that rifle taking care of business.
I guess my point is train with what you have and be proficient with your weapon. Most important is make your house as secure as you can, don't be an easy target.
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Old 04-15-2017, 11:07 AM
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Aloha,

While in Hawaii, 2 locked and loaded Australian Cattle Dogs in the bedroom.

When we move to Texas, we will be living in the country,
More Cattle dogs and what ever guns we get deals on at the gun shows.

Cattle dogs are also known as Velcro dogs, they follow their owners where ever they go. Even into the bathroom. You just can't pet one, you have to pet them ALL.

Wife wants guns secreted in every room. More than likely semi autos with 30 round magazines.

Right now, all our shotguns are Brownings or Berettas.

I will have to get (I prefer) 20 ga Remington 870s with short cut down barrels.

Living in the country, calling 911 means the police will get there just to fill in the after action report.

"Fort Apache" will hold until the Cavalry gets there after it is all over.
Hopefully it never happens (the need for a firearm). With the dogs you may get enough warning to get to a gun. If the area is prone to home invasions then I may carry all the time.
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Old 04-15-2017, 05:23 PM
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Aloha,

One thing that I have done is look at the crime stats for Mason, Llano and Lampasas.

All the crime listed are in the city limits, none outside in the country.

If there is no crime outside City limits(which I find hard to believe, there must be theft of ranch/farm implements?), maybe it is because they have guns and a backhoe?

Wife has Said, OC will be the norm. Guests are OK to OC on our property.

When we have BBQs and you're invited, be sure to wear your BBQ gun(s).

I plan to have a camera equipped GPS drone over the property.

Being FROM Hawaii, in a Free State, I hope to have a rifle that has night vision and suppressor.
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Old 04-16-2017, 08:56 PM
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My by the bed choice is the Marine defender
not into shotguns, but this one has never been fired
with the way home invasions are increasing you have
to be prepared.
Please correct me if I misunderstood your post? Did you just write that you are willing to bet your life on a system that has NEVER been fired? Can you operate it in the dark, know where the controls are, make it work and reload up side down? Please go shoot that thing, if just to see if it will go bang. It doesn't lend a lot of credence to your opinion that you are betting your life on a gun you have never fired. Man, I hope I in some way got your post wrong.
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Old 04-16-2017, 09:11 PM
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Please correct me if I misunderstood your post? Did you just write that you are willing to bet your life on a system that has NEVER been fired? Can you operate it in the dark, know where the controls are, make it work and reload up side down? Please go shoot that thing, if just to see if it will go bang. It doesn't lend a lot of credence to your opinion that you are betting your life on a gun you have never fired. Man, I hope I in some way got your post wrong.
Concur with Billy. Clean it, Familiarize yourself with it and at the very least function test it.
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Did you just write that you are willing to bet your life on a system that has NEVER been fired?
Sadly, this is far too common. I see people all the time that only fire their carry gun at the renewal class the state mandates they take every two years. At least 20% of those malfunction on the first shot or two.
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Old 04-17-2017, 06:18 AM
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Same. I'd say a third of our CCW-hopefuls show up with a dry gun. One or two will always start failing. A couple drops and they run fine again.
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Old 04-17-2017, 08:30 AM
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Mossberg 500, cerakoted battleship grey,Raptor birdshead grip,laser
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Old 04-17-2017, 08:37 AM
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an old friend gave me this shotgun cuz it misfired on him....sure it did the firing pin was broken. A quick call to Ithaca fixed that. It's a cut down Featherweight 12 ga. 13" LOP and i installed a Marbles tritium bead.....here she is
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Whew!!! That's a real man's gun!! That light 12 will knock the soda outta a biscuit.
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IMO, the best all around home defense firearm is a .38 Special / .357 Mag double action revolver with a 4 inch barrel. Become very proficient with it and plan to practice with it at least 4 times a year - the more the better. Use the most powerful round that you can handle well. (A .38 +P SJHP would be a good all around round for HD.) After shooting several hundred rounds through it, consider getting a trigger / action job on it performed by an experienced gunsmith. A laser sight would be a nice touch as well.

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Here are my house guns on a visit to the range. From left to right: first is a Colt Series 70 in 45 ACP that's wearing a slide with BoMar sights on it. When on duty there's another slide with night sights. It lives in the nightstand next to my bed. Next is a Rock Island Armory compact 45 which is by my right hand as I type this. It's for answering any knocks on the door late at night while I'm playing on the forumn. It has since had Novak night sights installed. Next is a Colt Combat Commander, also in 45 and also with Novak night sights that is on a shelf next to my chair in the gun room off the garage. Like the RIA it's for inventigating any 'noises off' if I'm in there at night. Last is a S&W 625 Mountain Gun in 45 Colt that resides in a drawer in the end table next to my easy chair in the living room. I used to have an automatic pistol there, but the drawer also has a pair of scissors, a magnifying glass, pens and various other things that make it not a comfortable environment for an automatic. All get fired occasionally. They've had a few rounds of their service ammo: Speer 230 gr HPs for the 45 ACPs, to insure there are no functioning problems, and they get shot a lot more with cast bullet handloads. I don't intend to pocket the Series 70 or the Combat Commander, so they get 10 round magazines. I figure I'm well prepared to repel boarding parties.
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