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Best caliber for home defense

Postby rubix_08 » Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:32 am

Im thinking the .357 mag or .38 special? correct me if Im wrong. My wife is 57 120lbs and Id like something she could handle too. I know the rossi revolver reviews seemed pretty positive but I have know idea. any help would be great. thanks.
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Postby CON-T » Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:46 am

i bought an amt .380 15 years ago, initially for my wife, but she was too scared to go to the range and familiarize herself with it. i still think its a good caliber for a woman. its not too big for their hands and theres not too much recoil...just enough to let her know that shes got something in their hand that can do some damage. never owned a .38 ,i have a ruger .45 thatll stop a burglar in his tracks.....
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Postby razr » Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:25 am

12 gauge pump shotgun with short barrel. It dumps an immense amount of energy into your target at close to mid range. It is less likely to overpenetrate than semis and revolvers, so youre less likely to accidentally kill your neighbor. It is reliable and you can get ammo specifically designed for home defense with less kick, if it is to be used by a smaller person. Shorter barrel length improves a shotguns maneuverability.
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Postby CON-T » Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:52 am

ive been considering the mossberg 500 12ga w/ pistol grip. i would hate to leave in ready mode knowing my 4 y.o. grandson is here often.ill wait until hes a little bigger. in the meantime ive got a .45, a 9mm and a machete....
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Postby shot4funinsun » Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:07 am

i would go with my remington 850, i would not go with 00 buck because of the possibility of overpenetration so maybe a #7 buck as far as a handgun is concerned i would go with a 40 which is why i am buying a 40
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Postby jdeangelis99 » Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:43 pm

for shotgun i would go mossberg 500 security style.. and for handgun i would mabey go with at least at .40 im not a big fan of 9mm even thu they can do the job
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Postby beltbuckle » Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:48 pm

If your only considering a 357mag or a 38 special get the 357 because you can shoot the 38's thru it and if you decide you want a little more power you've already got the gun.
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Postby g4l » Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:48 pm

I agree on the 9mm, it has more of a tendency to stun rather than drop fast.
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Postby jdeangelis99 » Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:06 pm

yeah thats good a 357 would do the job but might make a mess
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Postby weekendfunandgun » Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:37 pm

Con-T - I have a Mossberg 500 with the pistol grip and a light system on the front. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone.
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