Skip to comments.6 Home Defense Carbines, 5 are NOT ARís
Posted on 12/26/2012 7:00:26 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Lets 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 dont 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 Id like to make is on handguns for home defense. Shoot the biggest cartridge you can handle.
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. Im indifferent right now because I dont 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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First time through I misread that as "federal vermin". You might need Claymores in your bushes if that happens!
Does your .45 cal carbine feed hollow points without any problems?
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. “
Yeh when you rack that Mossberg the sound will give you a heart attack. LOL!!!
I ran a mag of hollow point without any problems feeding.
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