Best Home Defense WeaponPosted: November 23, 2012 | |
got into this with a kid in the ER, he’s married and wants a weapon. i’ve kind of become the “gun guy” within my work circle and i have without a doubt my hands down choice for a best home defense and all around great/reliable gun.
the mossburg 500 persuader. i took it to the range this weekend and dropped lead on target. felt great. it’s also relatively cheap and you can cop one for about $300. that’s a DAMN good deal. i also like the mossburg 500 cruiser. it’s a short, basic, easy to use shot gun. though i’d suggest it more for bigger guys. i wouldn’t rock it since it’s just a pistol grip shottie.
personally, i chose the mossburg BECAUSE of the safety. look, in a defensive posture, you’re going to put the weapon in the red once you recognize you have a threat. you AREN’T going to unsafety it AS you’re being rushed. the safety on the remingto 870 is on the trigger guard and on the other side is the action release. DID NOT like that. but do your home work and try both. roll with whichever one is most comfy for you.
as for ammo, i’m a HUGE fan of the winchester PDX1 12 rounds. it’s a slug and 3 00 buckshots. these fuckers do some SERIOUS damage.
some want a pistol. which is fine. depending on your state; IF you have to use it on an intruder- the gun will be confiscated. so for me (as a guy without a ton of $$$) i roll with a Ruger P95.
yes. it’s a smaller caliber, but i’m 5’4″…it’s easier for me to handle. BUT 15+1…..that’s a LOT of rounds. lol. the price and the reliability make the weapon perfect for me. plus it’s relatively easy to strip and clean. my neighbor has a glock; cool. he makes $275k a year, i don’t lol. the ruger works just fine.
and YES, i do have a sling that attaches to the gun and holds 15 shells. anyone reading looking to get me a christmas/birfdae gift; i’d LOVE an AA-12. just saying. oh….you don’t, ok….gimme a sec.