Re: Help me chose a self/home defence gun
Desertice Dicounting how pretty a handgun is and depending on if your your wife and kids my need to defend your home, someone other than you may need to use a firearm. You really need something that has no thought given for how nice it looks. You need something that can do the job and stop a BG in the hands of a lady or teen ager while daddy is away from the house. Guess you know a 9mm fired in your house could end up in a nieghbors house. That round is one of the best at passing thru walls even with hp ammo. Not so with a ,223 or 20ga shotgun. 223/5.56 rounds tend to tumble quickly in sheet rock and break apart even with 55gr fmj. Shotgun shells can be bought in a wide choice of shot size from # 4 to B load used for long distance on ducks or turkey up to 2 or 3 buck and can do some serious damage but also tend to loss energy quicker than a single 9mm. Whats better a small hole threw many walls with a clean miss or even a partical hit from a shot gun and posible BG stoppage with that bad shot in the less than skilled hands and some sheet rock patching but stopping a BG. Look at a Mossberg bantam or super bantam "adjustable stock lenght" 20ga with the shorter stock that ladies and teens can use and one that you can still deal with smartly with a 18.5" barrel to be a defensive house gun. Price can be under 300 dollars and easier for non-gun people to learn to use .
Then you can look for a handgun for you to carry and that could be as cost effective as a KT p-11 for dollar wise buyer with 10 roundmag or 12 round and will use a S&W 59 mag for a 15round backup. All for 250 bucks LGS priced and 15 oz empty weight.
Last edited by hardluk1; 08-30-2012 at 06:46 AM..