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Old 08-07-2018, 07:54 PM
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Just an open question I have long ago made my decision Just seeking some other ideas.
So it is 3 am you hear an entry What is your base of operations?
Please exclude a 12 ga Pump I am seeking Other Bed stand weapons?
Just a mind teaser Your opinion?
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:58 PM
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16 gauge pump?

I don't know, don't really think it matters, so long as I'm armed with something better than a pointy stick and is reliable.
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I used to have 3 SD handguns, Small, medium, and large, that I constantly cycled in and out of the safe for different types of duty.


The small was to slip in a pocket around the house, medium was CC, and large was HD. When I found the CZ PCR, I was happy using it for all three roles. That being said, at 3AM the PCR is only used until I get a couple of steps to the safe and pull out the Rossi 92 in .357. Hubby gets the 12ga., he is better with it than I am. We stay put and call the PD for house clearing duty.
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My choice and current bed stand weapon is a 3 inch 686
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A hi-cap 9mm.
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I have a short barrel 20 ga over under in the closet, and behind the headboard hangs a .38 snubby. The pitbull will keep one or two occupied while I stretch, put on my pants, tie my shoes and decide which one to shoot first.
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10 gauge pump
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Well, if I don't have the option of a 12-gauge pump, I'll go with what I prefer...option number two...a 12-gauge side-by-side.

While it doesn't have the extra shots readily available, it's a lot easier to put into action when just getting awakened out of a good night's sleep. And while accuracy is still important, I don't have to worry about pinpoint accuracy as I would with a handgun. If an intruder breaks into my home at 3:00 a.m., and is hit with a good solid load of nine lead pellets to the chest, each measuring .33 inches in diameter, there's a pretty good chance he's going to stop right there.

Granted, I live in the country. It's just me and Ms. Judy in the house; all the kids are out of the nest, so no worries about double-aught buckshot over-penetrating into someone else's bedroom.

So, I guess my question is, when you've obviously got something that works, why on earth would you look for something else?
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I have a Beretta M9 with a 17 round mag loaded with 147 Rangers on my side of the bed and my wife has a Model 60 loaded up with 38 Special Critical Defense on her side of the bed. Plus I have a Model A Uzi carbine hanging on the wall with 3-32 rounds mags loaded and handy if needed.
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I've never agreed with the high status and love for a 12ga pump for home defense. Unwieldy, a hurdle for moving anywhere, requires both hands and outside of a bolt action goose gun, perhaps the most easily wrestled from your hands.

And on a handgun forum at that!

Handguns are at least 95% of my "gun life", in passion, pride of ownership and shooting. It's also where my skill lies, it's what I want for home defense.

My HD gun needn't be anything specific, it's whatever I carried that day. That means quite often it is a S&W 469 and on the weekends a Walther PPQm2.
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I keep an S&W Governor in a Hornady Rapid Safe under my nightstand. The Gov is loaded with 410 double ought buck and 45Colt. The hallway to the MBR has one blue night light and one motion sensor night light. Just inside the closed MBR door is another motion sensor night light so there will be no mistaken identity at the critical moment.

There are also added security lighting, thoughtful landscaping, and locking devices on all exterior door so the prep will have to be motivated and cause considerable damage to gain entry.
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My choice is my former service revolver, a Model 10 snub square butt. Four speedloaders & a flashlight in the nightstand drawer
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‘...base of operations?’

What constitutes ‘entry’ in your world? I hear lotsa noises...every night. Now if you hear the front door being knocked off the hinges that is altogether another matter. But, SERIOUSLY, where/when does that happen?

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PS: I get outta bed and look around the house if I hear something seemingly originating from inside. NEVER with a gun in hand.



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I keep two firearms by my side of the bed. A 1911 in 10mm with night sights and an 870. In addition to the firearms, a Surefire flash light and my cell phone. My wife has a Mod. 15 with Crimson Trace grips on her side along with her cell phone.

It depends on the "sound" of the entry related noises but, I'm going to grab the 1911 first because it is where the hand falls naturally. Then one of us will "make the call."

I'm not going looking for intruders but, from a vantage point, I am gong to take a position to cover two possible points of entry to the second floor where our bedroom is located.

From there it will be look, listen and be prepared to react. I am not "waiting" for the cavalry if the need to take action arises.

That is the "plan" but, I hope that it never has to be implemented.
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lately, i seem -- sometimes to be back on my early am getacupof coffee. if it is cool enough i open the windows and slideing glass door. don't really care for the air cond. all the time. i'd share a cup w/ some of our members, but someone that might plan for a walk in, think they should maybe try another home. security light come on 1 morning 3:30 am, walked out the front door, got back inside as fast as i could, 3 baby skunks 3 ' in front of me. one should walk to the end of their walkway early am, check the sky, listen to the train whistles, AMTRACK at 4:30 am, which is miles from the house. smell the air and listen to the silence of the new day. the news is loaded w/ all the shootings every day all day, they seem to be doing a cleanup on their selves, my 2 cts. didn't mean to stray away from the nightstand survey, last thing on my mind when i lay down, which weapon is needed for a door banger at 3am.

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awaken your spouse and send her to investigate the noise, while you dial 911 and hide in the closet. (after she leaves the bedroom, lock the door behind her.)
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awaken your spouse and send her to investigate the noise, while you dial 911 and hide in the closet. (after she leaves the bedroom, lock the door behind her.)
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I'll stick with my service revolver, currently a 64-2 snub, since it's on the nightstand.
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Glock 19, eye glasses, and a good flashlight.
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Noveske EBR with two mags of frangible, Sig P220 with two 10-round mags, weapon lights on both. After that, either the noisemaker's gone, I'm gone, or I'm gonna need a lot of remodeling....
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CZ Rami in .40. I carry it with the flush 7 round mag. At night it has the extended 9 rounder. Plus one on both, of course. There's also a .38 revolver under the bed just in case.
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IF they get past the dog.......
The M66 awaits them.
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[QUOTE=The Big D; I get outta bed and look around the house if I hear something seemingly originating from inside. NEVER with a gun in hand.[/QUOTE]

I hope you are big, cuz if you come FTF with an intruder EMPTY HANDED that may come in handy.

My "base of operations" at 3am would be in bed asleep with a C-pap mask, 2 wrist braces & a hand towel over my eyes. The 24/7 neck knife, 32 acp in my T shirt pocket, & 9mm P226 in the headboard will have to do. If I get a bad feeling, the beneli sbe with buckshot & Dixie tri-balls, or Mossberg 590 with a pistol grip would be nearby. The neck knife & 32 will be in case the intruder climbs into bed with me. The hard part will be waking up & getting some bearings.

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Something that will not blow out your ears would be nice.
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Something that will not blow out your ears would be nice.
Like a tacticool full-auto blowgun and curare dipped darts?

(Don't inhale.)
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..."Please exclude a 12 ga Pump"...

...a Claymore outside the front door?...

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Pre 68 Winchester 1200, Glock 27, and a Taurus 605 on the headboard.

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What ever is at hand I guess. Be it snubby, 1911, hammer or one of my defense canes. I seriously doubt they are getting through the window or a door unless they kick it in and fly through it. Dog is PERFECTLY FINE with invited guests and hopes you brought her a treat. Have had people walk in my house uninvited or not thinking and she is at the door in a flash. Actually bit the ex when she came to check on the house while I was in the hospital. (if she would have called her name and let her know she would have known who it was.)Gets kinda cranky if spooked awake in the middle of the night on top of it. She is a feisty lab when it comes to her house and strangers unless I say it is ok. Car/truck? pffff she will show you where the key is (probably ask to ride along especially if you are going to the river) Just don't walk in the house uninvited.
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My choice is the same as the Old Cop. S&W 10-5 sq. butt with 2" barrel.
Here it is, on the left. On the right is a 10-6 4" bull barrel.
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1911 in .45. In my case I'll be responding to check out the problem. Our home is a split bedroom plan with our teenage grandson on the far side of the house. No way I can stay bunkered down in the bedroom while he may be at risk. We live in the country so response time by the S.O. will be 5-30 minutes, assuming the two deputies on patrol aren't busy with something else.
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357 magnum 4 inch barel with two comp 1 speed loaders and a 4 cell mag light by the bed . If you don't keep a flash light in working order with your weapon you are asking for tragedy .I also keep a mini14 and two 20 round mags plus a few boxes of ammo for both guns in the closet ,the wife's side of the bed she has a 357 mag and a smaller flashlight and cell phone . Our plan is defend the bedroom and hall coming into bed room call the police and let them clear the house,yard ect . We have our bedroom arranged where we have heavy furniture we can hide behind and shoot down our hallway and any bad guy returning fire would have to hit a small target shooting back at him ,the flashlights pointing down the hallway one laying on tne floor one across heavy oak dresser would give us light to see a threat plus give him or them false targets . Tactical thinking .Its easier to defend one room than trying to " clear" a house but we live alone our kids are grown so for a family this plan might not be optimal but for a couple ,older ,not great health it makes more sense .
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No one is getting in without making a lot of noise so cell phone and any of my guns that are close.
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...a Claymore outside the front door?...

...did you know you can't eat a Claymore?...

Well darn. There goes my dinner plan. Who knew?

But to answer the question. The Ruger LC9s that I carried all day.
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Our nightstand gun is a Model 66. The reason for choosing the 66 is mostly because it chose me. I inherited it from my stepfather. It was his uniform duty gun (retired LEO). My wife is more comfortable with a revolver so that's really the main reason we have a revolver next to the bed, I would be fine with any of my 9MM pistols but I need to know she is comfortable with it if she has to use it. So that's what we have. What I would want if it were just me using it, my SD9ve would be in the night stand and my AR15 would be behind the bed.
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What would I want?

A high-cap, suppressed, light & lasered .45, if not 1911 based then certainly one with a comparable trigger.

What I have is a 73 year old .38 revolver.
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My Glock 27 and a Mag light!
The wife will be on the cell phone.....in the closet!
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I would want whoever came in to give the place a good cleaning and then leave as quieting as they came.
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I would want whoever came in the give the place a good cleaning and then leave as quieting as they came.
Who would want a maid that stops by at 3AM. A better question is, why would you want a maid who stops by at 3AM...Hmmmm..
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awaken your spouse and send her to investigate the noise, while you dial 911 and hide in the closet. (after she leaves the bedroom, lock the door behind her.)
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"What would I want?

A high-cap, suppressed, light & lasered .45, if not 1911 based then certainly one with a comparable trigger.

What I have is a 73 year old .38 revolver."

Like my father told me NUMEROUS TIMES, "What you WANT and what you get is likely two different things."
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Coming in at any other time they would be in the way.
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Sig 226 with a very bright weapons LIGHT to be sure I know what I'm shooting at. Fortunately, with two dogs in the house, we're unlikely to be surprised...or invaded.
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No one is getting in without making a lot of noise so cell phone and any of my guns that are close.

I have to agree.

At my place you'd have to make enough noise to wake the dead (that's me) to get in and my sheepdog "the one who hears the grass grow" would be raising hell thus waking my Cattle dog. He's a little monster.

I'm cranky when my sleep is interrupted.

I have options to put holes through one or many.
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In the open nightstand drawer are closest and first "go to" a Colt Agent and next to it a Glock 17 w/2 mags. I have toyed the idea with swapping out the Colt for my 686 4" but it seems big, heavy, and maybe awkward to handle in a stressful situation.
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