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I have seen this topic on other forums and thought it might spark some interesting conversation. So here it goes: What is the best firearm for home defense? shotgun, rifle, handgun, etc? It could even be taken so far as to suggest specific models, etc.
 

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I voted for a shotgun. Handgun is lighter and probably easier to maneuver quickly but I know if I am scared I'll want something big to hold on to. I could even use it to beat my attacker with if something went wrong. :wink: :lol:
 

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I think the shotgun is the best as well. The handgun CAN be easier to manuver, but if held at arms length as it is in any number of standard holds, it is going to stretch about as far as a short barreled shotgun or rifle. Personally I think a double barrel or pump shotgun is preferable, as there is less of a chance for malfunction than with a semi-auto.
 

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I think that different shooters and different situations could call for a different weapon, but overall I'd give the nod to a shotgun.
 

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I voted for shot gun because the one I like best wasn't on the list.

The best weapon for self defense is the one in your hand. Beat's the heck out of two under the bed.
 

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Anyone here ever been to a scene where a shotgun has removed someones head, INSIDE A BUILDING?
I HAVE!

Anyone here ever been inside a building or vehical when a .22LR goes off?
I HAVE!

Think for a moment, what kind of mess you could create firing a shotgun at a human being inside a room... it is not something you just clean up! It is a TOTAL tear-out and rebuild.

A .22LR pistol or rifle going off inside a building can be deafening and will scare the pi$$ out of anyong in the room, whether you hit them or not!

Jack Ryan got it right. If you have no weapen in your hand when you are attacked (in or outside your home) and your only training has been to defend with a weapon that happens to be under your bed, you are defenseless!

If my wife or child was being attacked, there would be no other weapon thought about but what I am typing this message with right now... my hands.
Defense is more a frame of mind than an actual weapon. If the time ever comes that you need to defend, be sure you have programmed your mind to DEFEND AT ALL COSTS!

If you are willing to SAY IT, be willing to DO IT!
 
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