Or wherever you keep it at the ready; what's your currently trusted long arm?
I'm curious how the statics fall out in 2018.
You need an ‘ All of the above’ button.
Marlin 336 ... corner of bedroom, lightly concealed.
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End of Earth: 2 Miles
Upper Peninsula: 4 Miles
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I have migrated back to a pump shotty (870) in my case.
The more I look at the realities of any real SD situation a few things stick out to me.
-Living in suburbia means any errand round is going to probably find it’s way into another house wall. A shotgun will limit that due to its much closer range of effectiveness and the spread of the pellets as range increases.
-Spending a little time in law Enforcement in an ancillary way my experience was, folks don’t take a round of 00 and generally continue a fight. They do at times take a .223 and do so. I honestly think it has less to do with energy on target and more to do with multiple simultaneous wound channels. It’s almost like a tight 9 shot SMG burst.
-the reality is needing more then a couple rounds of 00 buck is unlikely. Using a full tube of 6 or 7 should be winning the bad luck lottery. (I am in no way saying you are crazy to have a 30 round EBR at the read. More ammo is only bad if you are swimming or on fire) I am just saying that I have come to the conclusion for my personal risk level that I think 6-8 rounds of 00 should be fine.
-The shotty gives me options. Smaller buck, slugs, bird shot(I don’t recommend but I could see limited situations where it might be prudent). Etc. a rifle always gives me a rifle round.
Now don’t get me wrong, there are a whole host of disadvantages but it’s all about weighing personal pros vs cons of whatever tool you use.
AND NO, I DO NOT BELIEVE IN CLACK CLACK AS A DETERENT. THE ONLY SOUND MY SHOTGUN MAKES BEFORE FIRING IS THE SNICK OF THE SAFETY. ALSO FOR THOSE WHO READ THIS WHO ARE UNFAMILIAR WITH SHOTGUNS.....YES VIRGINIA YOU DO ACTUALLY HAVE TO AIM.
"Guns are tools. The only weapon ever created was man."
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5.45x39 goodness, currently.
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my old friend
300 Blackout pistol with SIG brace.
P220 Carry SAS Gen 2 SAO
SP2022 9mm German Triple Serial
Psalm 118:24 "This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it"
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A 7.5" 300 Blackout pistol...I kept tripping over the Ma Deuce linked belts...so it had to go
"we've gotta roll with the punches, learn to play all of our hunches
Making the best of what ever comes our way
Forget that blind ambition and learn to trust your intuition
Plowing straight ahead come what may
And theres a cowboy in the jungle"
These are both within reach of my bed. .45ACP and 5.56 goodies.
"You can do it your own way, if it's done just how I say."
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590A1 beside the bedroom door
Beretta 92A1 in the passenger seat
Beretta 92G behind the end table beside the living room couch
S&W M10 in the utensil drawer in the kitchen
Glock 17 (gen 2) under the workbench in the garage (it's humid out there)
"We never have time to do it right, but we always have time to do it over" - anonymous tank mechanic
7.5" suppressed 300blk SBR.
Granted, it's still loud since I have it loaded with supersonic ammo.
I have some Lehigh ME subsonic ammo, but I want to try it out on deer first.
Not minority enough!
Just my 2¢
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5.56 suppressed SBR...
Literally "under" the bed, a Benelli M1 12 gauge.
Within reach, a Colt 6920 custom; even closer, a Sig P220!
SIGs, BHPs, CZ PCRs, HKs, 1911s, S&W 625-3 45 ACP, HK/Benelli M1S90, Colts 6721/LE6920, Steyr SBSs, Emerson and ZT Knives, Rubicons, Harleys & APBTs
Rem 870 with a red dot and WML.
At some point it will be swapped out for a Beretta 1301 with a red dot and WML.
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I have all of them nearby and ready, plus small, medium and large handguns.
Loaded and not too far away are:
.308 semi-auto rifle
5.56 semi-auto carbine
9mm semi-auto carbine
9mm semi-auto pistol
.40 semi-auto pistol
.44 magnum revolver
.45 semi-auto pistol
12 ga. pump
You see, I don't have any children in the house, I work from home as does my SO, so someone is always here, and my safe isn't big enough for everything, so some stuff is just ready to go.
"We may consent to be governed, but we will not be ruled." - Kevin D. Williamson, 2012
"All the citizens of this land are of right freemen; they owe no allegiance to any class and should recognize no task-masters. Under the chart of their liberties, under the law of high heaven, they are free and without shackles on their limbs nor mortgages upon the fruits of their brain or muscles; they bow down before no prince, potentate, or sovereign, nor kiss the royal robes of any crowned head; they render homage only to their God and should pay tribute only to their Government. Such at least is the spirit of our institutions, the character of our written national compact."
Charles Triplett O’Ferrall of Virginia - In Congress, May 1, 1888
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