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6 Home Defense Carbines, 5 are NOT ARís
The Daily Caller ^ | March 15, 2012 | Michael Piccione

Posted on 12/26/2012 7:00:26 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s talk home defense.

First things first, shotguns are devastatingly powerful. Nothing can compare to the 12 gauge at close range. Even birdshot, which is still one mass of moving lead at close range, will tear a human to shreds. In my battery I have a Remington 870 and a bandoleer of slugs and buck ready to go for when the SHTF. You don’t lose much with a 20 gauge at close range either and you gain some agility with a smaller gun, and more family members are likely to respond better to the 20.

The second point I’d like to make is on handguns for home defense. Shoot the biggest cartridge you can handle.


Hi-Point Carbine

This is the least expensive gun on the list with a suggested retail price of $285. You can get them in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP. The added barrel length as a rule of thumb will add 300 feet per second making even a 9mm a good stopper and even better with +P loads. The specs on this gun make it a good home defense choice; 16.5” barrel, length 31” and it weighs 6.25 lbs. Now here is the rub, some folks flat out hate these guns. Others love them. I’m indifferent right now because I don’t have a lot of range time to make up my mind but that will change because my neighbor just got one...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Military/Veterans; Outdoors; Reference
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment; selfdefense
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the 5.56 in pistol configuration with two or three 30 round Pmags makes a nice surprise if a gaggle of feral ver4min show up at your home, uninvited.

First time through I misread that as "federal vermin". You might need Claymores in your bushes if that happens!

61 posted on 12/27/2012 8:22:09 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Big Mack

Does your .45 cal carbine feed hollow points without any problems?

62 posted on 12/27/2012 8:59:08 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Mastador1

Vincent ‘Vinnie’ Antonelli (My Blue Heaven): “Richie loved to use 22s because the bullets are small and they don’t come out the other end like a 45. See, a 45 will blow a barn door out the back of your head and there’s a lot of dry cleaning involved, but a 22 will just rattle around like Pac-Man until you’re dead. “

63 posted on 12/27/2012 11:06:55 AM PST by Biff55 (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets.)
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To: Goldsborough
Most unabashed fans of bigger bore handguns have likely never shot at a target trying to avoid being hit. They also likely never have seen how hard it is to achieve solid hits in a two way shooting range.

I'm pretty sure if i can hit a whitetail on the run at 50+ yards, i can hit a human target at 7 or less.
that said, my carry guns are both .38super, and the handguns i may have scattered around the house are intended to defend myself while heading for a rifle or shotgun.
64 posted on 12/27/2012 12:38:55 PM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: tumblindice

Yeh when you rack that Mossberg the sound will give you a heart attack. LOL!!!

65 posted on 12/27/2012 1:38:27 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SVTCobra03

I ran a mag of hollow point without any problems feeding.

66 posted on 12/27/2012 3:30:41 PM PST by Big Mack (I didn't claw my way to the top of the food chain to eat VEGETABLES!)
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