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Old 11-05-2008, 11:40 AM
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Hey guys I just went to the gun store yesterday, and was looking at pumps for home defense, I was wondering what you guys use and what you recommend. I want to get a pump for right now, and then in a couple months once I get my pistol permit I'll get a .40 or .45 semi-auto for home protection.

Oh, I was looking at the Mossberg 500, but the guy said the Stueger(I think, said it was a Benelli company) had a shorter barrel, and was better suited for home defense.
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:43 AM
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:44 AM
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Mossberg 500 with an 18.5" barrel and collapsible stock.

You can't go wrong with a scatter gun for home defense. Just point and squeeze... Just make sure you know where your family members are first!
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Bushmaster XM-15 6.8mm SPC...that should stop any and all intruders
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:48 AM
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Remington 870+ Ruger 9mil I leave the 44 on the headboard for those running away shots incase I just wing em the first time (less mess in house)
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The most important thing is that you like it. It needs to be something that feels good in your hands and you feel comfortable shooting. This is especially important in a high stress situation like home defense. Your not going to have time to figure out where the safety is and all that. That's why I like glocks for home defense. If there is a round in the chamber all you have to do is point and pull the trigger. I can assure you that if it goes bang they aren't gonna hang around.
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:00 PM
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sawed off shotgun leaning against the nightstand with the first one a slug then 2 buckshot i don't want to leave any witnesses "i have a tile floor i dont worry about the mess"
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:15 PM
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I have a mossberg 835 pump. Same thing as a 500/590. I like it alot, eats about anything and can handle the 3.5' shells if i want. Like symbols said, you need to be comfortable with it.

The mossy's have the safety on top, easier for a lefty to use if you are one. You really cant go wrong with a 500/590 or an 870.
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The most important thing is that you like it. It needs to be something that feels good in your hands and you feel comfortable shooting. This is especially important in a high stress situation like home defense. Your not going to have time to figure out where the safety is and all that. That's why I like glocks for home defense. If there is a round in the chamber all you have to do is point and pull the trigger. I can assure you that if it goes bang they aren't gonna hang around.
I have a short barrel 12 ga. pump and a Desert Eagle .44mag That I leave out. I'd be more inclined to use the shotgun with #4 buckshot should someone come calling. I live in a dense neighborhood and wouldn't want to cause any collateral damage, plus if you have kids you need to worry about a projectile that will not exit the intruder AND go through the wall that's why I lean toward buckshot or IF you miss you need a round that will quickly lose energy
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my home defense just switched to a XD 40 but I also have a moosburg with the short barrel and stock, it ant bad. but i dont shoot it anymore
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