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Old 01-01-2011, 08:28 PM
 
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you are asleep? If you are in bed and hear someone breaking into your house, what is your go to gun for home protection...again while you are in bed asleep?
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Murphy, NC
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I don't have a gun, but my grandma keeps a 22 revolver under her mattress.

I think the best spot is the hallway under something or maybe in a vase, so should be small as possible and easy to hold. U don't need to blow someone's brains out for self defense.
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Springfield M1911A1...nothing says "who dat" like a big old 1911...
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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you are asleep? If you are in bed and hear someone breaking into your house, what is your go to gun for home protection...again while you are in bed asleep?
If I wake up to an intruder in my house, I think I would be absolutely thrilled to arm myself with ANY gun, but something in .45 ACP (preferably with a double-stack magazine) would be a close second choice to something in 12 gauge. There are plenty of exceptions and arguments against, but a shotgun is probably superior in the widest variety of possible home invasion situations.
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Old 01-01-2011, 10:19 PM
 
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You won't ever know until it is too late!
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:54 AM
 
Location: In a chartreuse microbus
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The first one I'll grab is the pump action 12 gauge, with an 18 1/2 inch barrel and pistol grip. That should be enough.
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:42 AM
 
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The first one I'll grab is the pump action 12 gauge, with an 18 1/2 inch barrel and pistol grip. That should be enough.

ditto, me too. I figure the "click click" is enough to scare anyone off. It just doesn't fit under my pillow like my 9mm did in TX.
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:01 AM
 
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I'm amazed at the responses to your post. It appears to me that most people reading your post brushed it off without much thought to what would really happen during a home invasion. I suppose inexperience and lack of knowledge contibutes to this attitude. Many people have the attitude "it will never happen to me", so they never really prepare. I'm here to tell you that it does happen to people. It happens every day.

In all likely hood if someone enters your home in the middle of the night, it is not going to wake you unless you have a dog that barks, or something that will make enough noise to alert you. I know of two different men who live in our town who woke up in the middle of the night with someone in their home. One of the homes, 30 miles North of where I live, was entered and the homeowner woke up to a man who had a gun sticking in his face. He was tied to the bed while the badguy ransacked his home. The other guy ran out of his house (leaving his wife in bed) and called the police on a wireless phone. Niether burglar was caught. While in the security alarm business I spoke with many people that had nighttime burglaries, most of them didn't know it until the next morning. As hard as it is to believe, many of us sleep pretty soundly, especially if we don't usually get enough rest. If you don't do something to protect your property and your life, no one else will. As far as a go to gun is concerned, I have a Kimber Ultra Carry 45 ACP that is always within reach.
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:09 AM
 
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I'm amazed at the responses to your post. It appears to me that most people reading your post brushed it off without much thought to what would really happen during a home invasion. I suppose inexperience and lack of knowledge contibutes to this attitude. Many people have the attitude "it will never happen to me", so they never really prepare. I'm here to tell you that it does happen to people. It happens every day.

In all likely hood if someone enters your home in the middle of the night, it is not going to wake you unless you have a dog that barks, or something that will make enough noise to alert you. I know of two different men who live in our town who woke up in the middle of the night with someone in their home. One of the homes, 30 miles North of where I live, was entered and the homeowner woke up to a man who had a gun sticking in his face. He was tied to the bed while the badguy ransacked his home. The other guy ran out of his house (leaving his wife in bed) and called the police on a wireless phone. Niether burglar was caught. While in the security alarm business I spoke with many people that had nighttime burglaries, most of them didn't know it until the next morning. As hard as it is to believe, many of us sleep pretty soundly, especially if we don't usually get enough rest. If you don't do something to protect your property and your life, no one else will.
Oh we know, the exact weapon of choice is classified. It won't be good for you, NOT AT ALL! Who gives that info up and out anyway? If you notice, I never commented in the other thread either. Like I'm telling everyone on CD what I'm using and where I keep them. NOT!
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Finally escaped The People's Republic of California
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first line of defence is a very alert dog. She does not bite and is not scary looking but she;s very alert and high strung, and loves to bark...
second line is a call to 911, behind a locked door. I live in the suburbs and the police are only minutes away 24/7. Come thru the locked bedrom door and face a 12 guage....
If I lived in a rural area or outside of California I would have a different plan, but here where I live, you must give the criminal a chance to get away or your going to jail....California Sucks in that regard....
the local DA would see that I own a dozen different firearms and call me a gun nut survivalist, even though they are all legal and hunting, target or plinking firearms, not military style....
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