Poll: What's Your Perfect Home Defense Gun?
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Your Perfect Home Defense Gun
(09-09-2017, 12:11 AM)strambo Wrote: Didn't vote.  OP says perfect HD gun, yet only has calibers as options?  I'm not being difficult, type of firearm matters a lot more to me than its particular chambering.

My favorite HD gun: Semi-auto carbine.  Model/platform: AR-15.  Caliber: 5.56 or .300BLK.  Must haves: light, red dot sight and sling.  Extra credit: registered SBR.

Why?  Carbine is a lot more accurate and powerful than a pistol also allowing for easy mounting of light and RDS while being shorter, lighter, higher capacity, lower recoil, and easier to use than a shotgun.

2nd choice:  Semi-auto shotgun in 12GA also with light, RDS, and sling.  Extra credit again if it can be a registered SBS with 14" barrel.

My handguns are 9mm.  High capacity, low recoil, lower cost, solid terminal performance with premium HPs.

You mention a 5.56 or 300blk SBR, but you don't mention a suppressor. Have you ever shot an unsuppressed SBR indoors?
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(09-09-2017, 01:33 AM)Ronin.45 Wrote: You mention a 5.56 or 300blk SBR, but you don't mention a suppressor. Have you ever shot an unsuppressed SBR indoors?

Lots (military and civilian), never w/o hearing pro though.  However, I have seen db values for various handguns, shotguns and 5.56 rifles, they are within a margin of error of each other, a few db either way.

I have electronic hearing pro on the nightstand and will get a can when I can afford one.
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(09-09-2017, 01:39 AM)strambo Wrote:
(09-09-2017, 01:33 AM)Ronin.45 Wrote: You mention a 5.56 or 300blk SBR, but you don't mention a suppressor. Have you ever shot an unsuppressed SBR indoors?

Lots (military and civilian), never w/o hearing pro though.  However, I have seen db values for various handguns, shotguns and 5.56 rifles, they are within a margin of error of each other, a few db either way.

I have electronic hearing pro on the nightstand and will get a can when I can afford one.

Keep in mind that the db numbers only tell part of the story. There is no comparison between a short 5.56 and a normal defensive pistol when it comes to concussive blast and potential ear damage.
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