Best Firearm for Home Defense?

Discussion in 'Firearms & Gear' started by Falcon, Mar 13, 2016.

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Whats is the best category of firearm for home defense

  1. Shotgun

    3 vote(s)
    60.0%
  2. Semi Auto Hand Gun

    1 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. High Caliber Revolver

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Semi Auto Rifle ("Assault Rifle")

    1 vote(s)
    20.0%
  5. Short Barreled Rifle

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Hunting Rifle

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%

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  1. Falcon

    Falcon Major Staff Member Social Media Team

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    I prefer a shotgun loaded with bird shot for home defense because any engagement in a house will be at very short range, bird shot will instantly kill a home invader right away as proven by the below video:



    Birdshot will be least likely to penetrate through all of the walls in your house and accidentally kill a family member or neighbor:



    The downside to using a shotgun is that it is large and difficult to move around tight spaces, if you come around a corner the home invader could grab the shotgun resulting in a bare handed fight to the death.

    A smaller shotgun specifically modified for home defense could be used:

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    But being serious for a bit, I like shotguns for close quarters, but they've some drawbacks too. They're bulky, have low ammo capacity and are typically slow to reload and fire. Their upside is ungodly carnage at close range. They also have a lower chance of hitting a bystander, as their ammunition doesn't travel as far or penetrate as easy as rifle or small caliber handgun rounds will.

    It's a bit big for the tight hallways and corners of your average house, but the Mossberg 590 is a reliable workhorse that'll drop even the most stubborn of people with no effort.

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    I voted shotgun because of the reasons listed by @Falcon. After a shotgun I would prefer a revolver because you don't have to deal with any safeties, magazines, or loud slides. Family members who are not well versed with firearms could also use it. Which revolver would I choose?

    I like the Colt Python

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    It can also take .38 specials. Only downside is the recoil because if you have multiple attackers moving from one target to the next would be difficult.
     
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    X95 will do ;)
     
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