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Old 05-14-2012, 01:13 AM
Status: "King of the World" (set 12 days ago)
 
Location: Itinerant
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For that matter, why not just put a folding stock on an AK-47?
Oh...

I didn't think of that (I'm not always the quickest on the practical solution). Yeah, save yourself $200 and get anything with a folder.
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:15 AM
 
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.308 and home defense
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:18 AM
 
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For that matter, why not just put a folding stock on an AK-47?
Even an AK (especially with cheap chinese round - steel cores) is going to go hither and yon and the same for a .223! Even if you hit the evil doer you still stand a good chance of waking up the neighbors in the rudest manner.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:32 AM
 
Location: East Texas, with the Clan of the Cave Bear
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Thank goodness my neighbors are at least a half mile away, but I suppose they could still be at risk! I think they should be advised to put some 1/2" plate between me and them.


BTW ... I am in love with the LaRue Predator in 7.62x51. Smokin'!!!!


HD is an 870 and 3" #4 buck out a short barrel.


My kid's blankies are made from ballistic armor!
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:23 PM
 
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A .308 is nowhere close to my choice for a home defense round. I live in a townhouse, I'd be leery of my 9mm or .40 going through the wall if I shoot in the wrong direction. That said, if I'm going to get a bullpup, it's going to be a P90 or a FS2000 in 5.56. P90 gets expensive on the ammo, but very fun to shoot. Very comfortable too (to me anyway).
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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I live rural, .308 (M1a) is my choice for a self defense rifle. I am not saying I would grab it FIRST but if there were a case such as someone shooting at me from the road for some reason I would appreciate the range.

For a "truck gun" I would go for something like an AK pistol.
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:15 AM
 
Location: In a Galaxy far, far away called Germany
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I've never seen anything like it, what disadvantages does it have over the AR/G3/FAL platforms. It's over all length is 26.1 inches and barrel length of 18 inches. It's seems like it's very practical when your in a vehicle or within a cramped space. My thoughts of this weapon is that it is amazing and innovative. What your thoughts on this?
Heres a pic of it for a comparison, it's on top of the FAL.


Heres it in action.

Kel-Tec .308 Bull-pup! - YouTube
It is pretty sharp. I have the Kel-Tec sub 2000 and I like it (it's really my youngest boy's). However, if you are talking home defense, I propose that a Taurus Judge (it shoots both .45 and 410 shells) is probably the best. If you live on a farm or ranch (or you have land) - then a 12 gauge shotgun with 00 buck. But for a home - a revolver. If you have to engage an intruder (which is not anyone's first choice), you will have to deal with narrow hallways and door ways. A revolver (won't jam on you) will allow you greater flexibility with plenty of knock-down power. That is my opinion (other will disagree and that is ok). But, as for the Kel-Tec .308 - I like the gun! It would be a nice firearm fun or use in an insurgency situation (aliens attack or zombie apocalypse or a "Red Dawn" scenario).
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:51 AM
 
Location: East Texas, with the Clan of the Cave Bear
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But, as for the Kel-Tec .308 - I like the gun! It would be a nice firearm fun or use in an insurgency situation (aliens attack or zombie apocalypse or a "Red Dawn" scenario).

This! ^^^^^^

WOLVERINES !


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Old 05-20-2012, 07:02 PM
 
Location: somewhere in the woods
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Nope, don't really feel like shooting through walls just in case I miss.

Honestly a nice pump shotgun loaded with #6 heavy load, with a skeet barrel....that will do wonders....
I dont mind using my PTR 91 in my home, of course my 7.62x51 wont go through my walls either. i dont know about anyone elses home though.
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:01 AM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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If you're in a rural setting and your backstop isn't your family members' bedroom, then by all means. However, that's a handful and earful. If one must use one, then the FN Scar or Socom II would be useful given the shorter barrel length.

I prefer a Semiauto 12 gauge. 00 buck.
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