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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-30-2007, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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So, I currently do not own a weapon. However, some "stupid mother fuckers" decided to go through my friends car in my driveway. They also smashed the window of a neighbors truck and stole some shit. I have some very expensive shit in my garage, plasma tv(in house) etc..

What should I get?

Springfield XD? That's what I was thinking. I want something slightly used.

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-30-2007, 09:41 PM
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XDs are great guns, but if your buying a weapon solely for home defense, look into a nice cheap shotgun.
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What's your price range?

Springfield, Glock, Smith & Wesson, Sig, CZ, etc. There are many good brands.


The XD line that you're thinking about is nice. I'd definitely like to get one.


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XDs are great guns, but if your buying a weapon solely for home defense, look into a nice cheap shotgun.
X2, especially if you're defending your house. The rule is, if you don't need to conceal your weapon should be a long gun. "A pistol is for fighting your way back to the rifle you never should've laid down in the first place," is the old saying.

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I'd like to spend about 3-500.

I don't really want a rifle/shotgun. It would be something to take to the range as well. I'm not too bad with the aim...
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Big revolver then. Use some nice frangible/glaser type rounds around the house. No over penetration that way.

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For your House this is AWESOME

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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-31-2007, 02:16 AM
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You have the perfect home defence gun listed in your title. Get a 45 long colt peace maker.







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Now that you mention it, .460 S&W would be dope!

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If you don't want a shotgun or rifle, get a semi-automatic 10mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, or even 9mm and some extra magazines. Magazine capacity isn't that important with a semi-auto with a traditional magazine release button, so long as you have enough magazines, but I still prefer a weapon with high-capacity over one with standard capacity (Glock/XDs/the like versus traditional 1911).


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For defense purposes, I highly reccommend the time tested .357 Magnum.

I own a S&W Model 65 and it's loaded with 158gn .357 Magnum hollow points.

I love a handgun that shoots a flame, and this one never fails to dissapoint.

.357 Magnum is a great round and usually overlooked for the more modern, hi-cap style rounds, but I guarantee if you get hit with one, it's gonna hurt.

I like wheelguns because of the simplicity of design, with no possibility of a stovepipe, or other stoppage that goes along with the semiauto guns. You can leave a revolver for years, pick it up and it'll work.

Yea, they aren't as sexy as the other guns, but when you need a tool that works EVERYTIME, then go for the revolver.
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Shotgun: Mossberg, or Remington have 18in barrel shotgun pumps under 500$.

Pistol: XD 45, 40, 357Sig, 9mm.

double action Revolver: S&W used 686 with 357 Magnum. or pick up a new Taurus or Rossi.

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, 9mm.

double action Revolver: S&W used 686 with 357 Magnum. or pick up a new Taurus or Rossi.
The 686 is just basically just a Model 65 with adjustable rear sights. I think the 686 has a shrouded release, but I think those are the only differences..
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I just bought a Beretta PX4 Storm in 9mm and love it. I was also looking at the Ruger (K)P95. It's a great gun, shoots well, and I found a couple places w/ it new in stainless or blued for 310 or less, new.

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I love a handgun that shoots a flame, and this one never fails to dissapoint.

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that flame may be cool in the daytime....but not at night. the flash at night will blind you for a split second while your eyes try to adjust to the brightness....better hope you hit/killed on th efirst shot

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Thanks for the input guys.
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that flame may be cool in the daytime....but not at night. the flash at night will blind you for a split second while your eyes try to adjust to the brightness....better hope you hit/killed on th efirst shot

Read my mind on that reply...


Seriously, go with the .40, .45 or the .357 load. The 9mm (imo) has too high a muzzle velocity for up close/pistol range shooting...
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that flame may be cool in the daytime....but not at night. the flash at night will blind you for a split second while your eyes try to adjust to the brightness....better hope you hit/killed on th efirst shot
That's funny, it never happend in our night fire courses.....

Think about it, the time that your eye is exposed to the flame is so short, you're eyes don't have time to adjust to it. It's not like you're looking into a flashlight or some other high lumen light source for any substantial time.
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Yeah, I've yet to be blinded by the muzzle flash and we did night fires without fail every couple weeks in the Army. Right by the front door is a Saiga 410 with slugs and beside me is a .380 Bersa Thunder. If I need more, I can just walk through the house and pick a room to grab a weapon from
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So, I currently do not own a weapon. However, some "stupid mother fuckers" decided to go through my friends car in my driveway. They also smashed the window of a neighbors truck and stole some shit. I have some very expensive shit in my garage, plasma tv(in house) etc..

What should I get?

Springfield XD? That's what I was thinking. I want something slightly used.
a inexpensive .38 will due the job. even a short shotgun.my 2-cent's on it.
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