Arming Ones Self For A Home Invasion

Re: Arming Ones Self For A Home Invasion

PostBy: steveyrock On: Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:44 am

Mossburg model 500 that I cut the barrel down to 18 on a lathe for home protection.I have it loaded with No'4 shot and OO buck. Purchased another 28 inch barrel for turkey and crow hunting for 98.00 and use the chokes that came with the gun.
Paid 350.00 for the gun new a few years ago. I have several pistols but will grab Mr.Nasty first in the dark.
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Re: Arming Ones Self For A Home Invasion

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:43 am

I'm not a big fan of flashlights on the barrel, you just let them know you are coming and where you are. It is your home and you know it well as opposed to an intruder stumbling around in the dark, I would prefer not to give any advantage to them.
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Re: Arming Ones Self For A Home Invasion

PostBy: brckwlt On: Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:37 pm

coaledsweat wrote:I'm not a big fan of flashlights on the barrel, you just let them know you are coming and where you are. It is your home and you know it well as opposed to an intruder stumbling around in the dark, I would prefer not to give any advantage to them.



i can see both sides of using/not using a light on the gun. It would have to be one hell of a powerful light for it to be useful. if not then if they have a gun and get a shot off first your *censored*!
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PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:25 pm

Actually the lites used for this purpose are wicked bright and correctly so to blind the assailant from focusing on you. the strobe green ones do indeed confuse the brain long enough for the lazer to hit the target and subsequently the projectile. usually 1 inch above the nose and centered between the eyes is a good first and only shot.

gotta conserve on expensive ammo to recoup the 500 bucks for the lites and lazer!!

OR. click to full auto and save the batteries!! :D
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Re: Arming Ones Self For A Home Invasion

PostBy: brckwlt On: Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:30 pm

So the lights and laser cost more then the gun itself?

I think ill pass on the light and laser
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Re: Arming Ones Self For A Home Invasion

PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:38 pm

brckwlt wrote:So the lights and laser cost more then the gun itself?

I think ill pass on the light and laser


My light and my laser cost about $275. The light is very bright. :idea: With the laser set up on the Rock River .223, it is easy to hit a golf ball at 75'. :D

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Re: Arming Ones Self For A Home Invasion

PostBy: brckwlt On: Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:39 pm

I think ill focus on what gun to buy first, (if my wife lets me) then worry about the fancy add ons
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Re: Arming Ones Self For A Home Invasion

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:42 pm

Mossberg 500AC 12ga
26" C-LECT-CHOKE barrel, which is chambered for 3"
$87 brand new
Purchased 33 years ago.
Used for deer hunting

Gun safe $300 (we have kids)
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Re: Arming Ones Self For A Home Invasion

PostBy: brckwlt On: Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:47 pm

DVC500_at_last wrote:Mossberg 500AC 12ga
26" C-LECT-CHOKE barrel, which is chambered for 3"
$87 brand new
Purchased 33 years ago.
Used for deer hunting

Gun safe $300 (we have kids)
Mossberg_500AC.jpg


i get obsessed to easily over things. I really want a damn shot gun.

im glad you keep it locked up. Kids are way to curious!
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Re: Arming Ones Self For A Home Invasion

PostBy: Bulldogr6 On: Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:14 pm

I also own a 18' Moss 500 with a laser light combo. It is a cheepo but will work when needed.

I bought the shotty in December and the Sig 230 last fall. Very happy with both.


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Re: Arming Ones Self For A Home Invasion

PostBy: Dann757 On: Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:23 pm

Just remember if you discharge these firearms you will be taxed on the CO2 emissions.
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Re: Arming Ones Self For A Home Invasion

PostBy: brckwlt On: Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:32 pm

Dann757 wrote:Just remember if you discharge these firearms you will be taxed on the CO2 emissions.


yeah good point, im sure that will be next.

probably a tax per shot you take. i guess 8 cents a shot seems fair.
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Re: Arming Ones Self For A Home Invasion

PostBy: e.alleg On: Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:50 pm

Every criminal knows what the business end of a shotgun means, there is no question or language barrier. Rifles and pistols offer some chance of survival for the thug because it's easy to miss, with a shotgun with shot shells #4, #5, #2, 00 etc... anyone downrange is dead. I like the #4 hevi-shot best as it's good for turkey. raccoons, skunks, woodchucks, and coyotes as well as the invaders. 00 buck shot and slugs have a hell of a kick but they kill fast. #4 shot might not drop a human dead instantly but I guarantee he will stop what he's doing immediately. Chance of survival after getting blasted at close range with #4 shot is probably 5%, my guess. If you don't have kids just keep it loaded with an empty chamber next to your bed, if something happens you pump a shell in and that should be enough to get the intruder to voluntarily surrender. I don't have a light mounted to mine but duct tape works so does simply holding a maglight against the pump part of the stock.
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Re: Arming Ones Self For A Home Invasion

PostBy: brckwlt On: Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:14 pm

I brought up the idea of getting a shot for saftey during a home invasion to my wife this afternoon. I didnt mention a shotgun to her, then after i was done explaining she said yeah thats a good idea i saw that on Oprah before. she said get a shotgun.

so im glad she is on board.

my wife said it needs to be locked up and not loaded ... we dont have kids but plan to soon within the next year maybe

But doesnt that defeat the point of having it ready for a home invasion?

any suggestions of how to store the gun when not in use. i want it to be ready at a moments notice.
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Re: Arming Ones Self For A Home Invasion

PostBy: KLook On: Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:28 pm

If your wife is going to insist on that kind of thing then you need to send her and yourself to a course on gun handling. It is usless to have a gun locked up and unloaded. Get a bat, it is cheaper and you can use it immediatelly. A shotgun is the best but the pro's say not so fast. Even if you have birdshot, the pattern will not open up in close quarters. It will not magically hit if not pointed at the target. However, anyone staring at a shotgun is likely to think you are going to hit them! I told my sister in law to just get a recording of a pump gun being slammed home and anyone but a real nut would exit her house right now. But don't get a gun and lock it up. Take precautions yes, but don't make it impossible to use.

We have had this discussion already a month or so back. Get training and practice if you are serious. If not, do not waste your money.

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