Re: 45 ACP Carbine
i revisit your question often from the home owners point of view and as a self-defense instructor. consider your location, training, guns currently owned and what your budget can afford to add. i am not in favor of lights attached to guns cause you will be lighting up what you are pointing at--that could be your toddler, a guest, anyone you ever gave a key to or a pet. train to direct the flash independent of the gun.
it also means that you have only one hand to handle the gun with so a m1 carbine is my choice; 20 rounds each with the power of a 357. or i have my BHP good to go also.
whatever you chose--train to clear your house. the longer you have lived in the house the better your body 'knows' the house. how many steps to turn a corner and where ever switch and the furniture is. train first with the lights on. when you have 'discovered' all the improbable stuff, practice with just the flash.
good luck to ua
teachers may learn you the rules;
experience will teach you the exceptions.
Last edited by Claude Clay; 03-21-2011 at 05:14 PM..