Posts Tagged home defense

AR-15 Used To Defend Home In Hawaii

From The Truth About Guns:

Police responded to a report of shots fired at a Haiku home at about 10:35 p.m. Thursday and found three adult victims who said three males wearing hooded sweatshirts entered their home with one of them brandishing a shiny handgun.

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New Shelves from Tactical Walls

Tactical Walls

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Choosing a Firearm for Home Defense

Guns&Ammo article for beginners on how to choose a gun for home defense. It weighs the pros and cons of pistols vs. shotguns vs rifles and the different types of ammo.

Of course, when faced with a lethal threat, any gun is better than no gun. But what is the best gun for home defense? Unfortunately, there is no firearm that is perfectly suited for every person or circumstance. Rather than purchasing a gun based solely on the recommendation of a friend, family member, gun shop owner or because it was featured in in the latest issue of Guns & Ammo, you should consider the capabilities of those who will potentially use the gun to thwart a home invasion.

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A Mother’s Change Of Heart On Guns

From CNN:

Slowly over the years, I became more and more fearful of being home alone on the nights he worked, especially after I had children. We were living in Maryland on a farm in the middle of nowhere. One night, I got a call from my husband telling me to lock all doors and windows as he had just spoken with a sheriff down the road who was looking for an escaped convict.

I was terrified.

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The Need For Mulitiple Firearms

From USACarry:

One of the obvious reasons to own multiple guns is in case one of them breaks. If you’re using a quality gun, such as a Glock or Smith and Wesson M&P or Springfield XD, then the chances are slim. But they are mechanical devices and eventually something may go wrong.

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One Less “Thug” in the World

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Massad Ayoob on Answering the Door

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Gun Blast Tests Shotgun Ammo For Home Defense

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Home Defense Ammo From Federal Premium

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Combat Handguns


New Wilson .45 ACP Perfection
Hybrid 9mm Ruger LC9
Home Defense: Rapid -Access Gun Tactics
Sig P210 Combat 9x19mm
Big Bore Firepower: A-0 1911 .45 ACP, Delta Elite 10mm, BFR .45/.410
NAA Ranger .22 MAG
HK .40 Lonslide

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American Handgunner: Personal Defense Spring/Summer 2011

Headlines

Home Defense Shotgun
Ladies Guns
Three Guns For Home Defense
S&W Bodyguards
Street Grappling: Real World Groundfighting

Focus: .22 Conversion For The AR-15Airguns For Home Training, Century Int’l Arms CI5A1 Rifle, Lights To Bet Your Life On, Tactical Folders

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Shotgun Home Defense Ammunition

BEST shotgun round for home defense?

(According to Firearms Tactical Institute)

Federal Classic 2 ¾-inch #1 buck load (F127)

(The Federal shotshell uses both a plastic shot cup and granulated plastic shot buffer to minimize post-ignition pellet deformation, whereas the Remington and Winchester loads do not.)

What about Birdshot?

“With birdshot you are wise to keep in mind that your gunfire has the potential to NOT PRODUCE an effective wound. Do not expect birdshot to have any decisive effect.

Number 1 buckshot has the potential to produce more effective wound trauma than either #00 or #000 buck, without the accompanying risk of over-penetration. The IWBA believes, with very good reason, that number 1 buckshot is the shotshell load of choice for quickly stopping deadly criminal violence.

Birdshot, because of its small size, does not have the mass and sectional density to penetrate deeply enough to reliably reach and damage critical blood distribution organs. Although birdshot can destroy a great volume of tissue at close range, the permanent crush cavity is usually less than 6 inches deep, and this is not deep enough to reliably include the heart or great blood vessels of the abdomen.

A gruesome, shallow wound in the torso does not guarantee a quick stop, especially if the bad guy is chemically intoxicated or psychotic. If the tissue crushed by the pellets does not include a vital cardiovascular structure there’s no reason for it to be an effective wound.”

Read the rest of this entry »

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How to Communicate with Home Intruders

“You can say ‘stop’ or ‘alto’ or use any other word you think will work, but I’ve found that a large-bore muzzle pointed at someone’s head is pretty much the universal language.”

– Clint Smith, founder of Thunder Ranch

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Tactical Sidearm – Springfield XD9

Not  a discussion of the merits of the Springfield XD9 versus, say, a Glock, but some good points on a home defense sidearm.

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Home Defense Weapon – Mossberg 590A1

Home Defense weapon advice from an ex-U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Beret) enlisted soldier,  gleaned from his first-hand experience in the field;  then further modified to a civilian-friendly level.

His channel:

http://www.youtube.com/user/AnalyticalSurvival

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