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I havea choice of guns to keep loaded in the bedroom.  Which would you choose as a first line of defence?  (In the unlikely chance that it will be needed.)

S&W 1911 .45 acp (8+1)  Reliable.  Very, Very accurate.
Rami 9mm.  (14+1)  Now proven reliable.  Accurate.
Beretta 92 compact 9mm.  (13+1)  Totally reliable.  Very accurate.

Voting closes: July 28, 2018, 05:43:32 PM

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Offline frogwalking

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First line of defense
« on: July 07, 2018, 05:43:32 PM »
In the unlikely event of a home invasion, only one gun can be the first line of defense.  I assume it would likely take place in the dark at 20 feet or so.  I also assume he will be somewhat busy with my dog attacking him.  (That will probably be all that is required).

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Re: First line of defense
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2018, 07:33:30 PM »
In the unlikely event of a home invasion, only one gun can be the first line of defense.  I assume it would likely take place in the dark at 20 feet or so.  I also assume he will be somewhat busy with my dog attacking him.  (That will probably be all that is required).


It's not all that unlikely. I had some scumbag walk into my house late at night, with all the lights, tv on etc. Luckily, I was awake and had a pistol nearby and chased his ass out of the house. Unfortunately, I didn't have a chance to take a clear shot.

I would go with layers of defense in case some layers fail for whatever reason, you have a simple Plan B, C, & D etc. in case the bad guys get the drop on you somehow.

1. Ferocious dogs inside and/or outside.

2. Armed burglar alarm system w/ signal to local LEO.

3. Dagger for close quarters if you're surprised in bed (e.g. British commando knife).

4. Easy access to loaded CZ pistol(s) with mounted lights or lasers.

5. Depending on where you live, home construction, neighbors, etc. a loaded carbine, SBR, or rifle-caliber pistol, preferably an AK in 7.62x39.

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Re: First line of defense
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2018, 03:31:47 PM »
Shotgun !

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Re: First line of defense
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2018, 03:42:05 PM »
If my two pet cats fail to tear the intruder to shreds, my follow-up plan is a CZ83 and a Buck 120.

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Re: First line of defense
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2018, 10:09:28 PM »
I might be in the dark but he, she, it, sure as sh!t won't be.


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Re: First line of defense
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2018, 12:20:00 PM »
Whichever you decide on, remember to have hearing protection at hand. I had never thought about it prior to seeing someone comment about that in a forum. Since then I have had a pair hanging on the headboard. A plus is that if I turn my volume all the way up, I can hear better than I can w/o them on...a plus for me a minus for the bad guy.

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Re: First line of defense
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2018, 09:34:34 PM »
I might be in the dark but he, she, it, sure as sh!t won't be.



So when will the rail  light will be turned on to find the bad "person"?

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Re: First line of defense
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2018, 02:53:13 PM »
I might be in the dark but he, she, it, sure as sh!t won't be.



So when will the rail  light will be turned on to find the bad "person"?

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While my dogs are barking and chewing on said bad person and/or my burglar alarm is going off, that is, if said bad person is stupid enough to stick around after that (many are).

Also, I leave enough lights on around the house that I can take a clear shot from my AK without revealing my position.
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Re: First line of defense
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2018, 07:30:42 PM »
I might be in the dark but he, she, it, sure as sh!t won't be.



So when will the rail  light will be turned on to find the bad "person"?

I may be out in the woods, but I do have electric lights to go with the indoor plumbing. The weapon light is not used to find anyone only to help me clearly discern my target from my dogs.
My dogs warn and protect me, my job is to protect and keep them from harm in turn. That more often than not means chasing off a bear, dispatching a Fischer Cat or Porcupine.


 

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