11 months, 3 weeks ago Drazz60Participant
What is your fist choice in home protection? I’ve been considering a shot gun. I have a Glock 43 I am most comfortable with. It’s my conceal and carry firearm and range practice gun. I have never used a shot gun. Any suggestions?
11 months, 3 weeks ago jdcolemanParticipant
I live in a townhome with shared walls, so I have opted for a Mossberg with interchangeable barrels (18″ and 28″). And it has a slide. I mean really, what good is a home defense gun without the highly recognizable sound of racking one in the chamber? They are pretty inexpensive and I will also be completely honest with you and tell you the interchangeable barrel guns aren’t super-great quality for skeet or trap. Too much recoil and it just beats up my cheek. So my home defense shotgun doesn’t go to the range very often and remains at home with the short barrel installed. But I love that slide, and the short barrel is great for navigating doorways.
11 months, 1 week ago Dawn @ USCCAKeymaster
Thanks for the suggestion, jdcoleman! You make a great point, where you live is going to play into what gun will work best for your home defense!
10 months, 4 weeks ago goryloriParticipant
I’m new at concealed carry. In my home, both my husband and I carry. In fact, he even sleeps with his holster on and pistol racked and ready. We have never had a home intrusion (yet), but chances are it could happen and being in a rural area, nobody would know or hear it happening to come to our aid. For many reasons, I go with my Glock 42. It’s at the ready. When I first trained to carry, I was told ONLY a revolver would save my a$$, but I found I was more comfortable with a semi-automatic rapid fire pistol after the revolver I bought caused the palm of my hand such grief from the trigger pull, that it was no longer a fun gun I felt comfortable with. Plus you might be in a confined space and do not have the area you need to shoot the shotgun (think of a small closet in a bedroom. I own pistols now all with different characteristics, so getting to know them and be comfortable and proficient are all part of the responsibility of gun ownership. SO try both, pistol and shotgun to see which fits you better. In the end, only YOU will know what is right for you.
10 months, 1 week ago julesatlantaParticipant
Shotguns are great for home defense. Big reason is nerves. Even a trained shooter will get frightened and that cause gun sway. You don’t have to be as accurate with a shotgun. I prefer the hand grip over full length models. Easier to use. Be aware of ammo you use. Dont load it with anything that is powerful enough to go through walls. 20g doesn’t buck as much and is easier to handle.
- This reply was modified 10 months, 1 week ago by julesatlanta.
3 weeks, 3 days ago Lou FrascaParticipant
While I agree with the pure sound of a Mossberg or any other pump shotgun sending a message to the intruder, it actually gives your location away. For me? I keep a S&W M&P 45acp with a light on it for my home protection. However I do have a 590 Mossberg 12 gauge readily available if things get ugly. My wife keeps a 38 close at hand as well. Lets hope that nothing like this is ever needed but we keep practicing to keep sharp with our firearms. Don’t forget to keep a cell phone close by and charged for dialing 911 and leaving it on so the police can record the incident..
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