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5 years 36 weeks ago, 6:59 AM

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home protection

Men, I have a dilema. I am in the market for a home protection pistol, easy enough some might say. RIGHT!, ok i am gonna purchase one off the pages of "gunsLot"..9mm or 45?? single action or double?? any advice I do listen to the more experienced gun owner..thanks

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 8:48 AM

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ivantank

Glock 9mm is your best bet. Safe, durable and accurate. Reliable as hell. 9mm ammo is cheaper to shoot and when loaded with personal defense ammo, it is a stopper. Most any member of the family can handle a 9mm. Is it also going to be carried? You may find cheaper guns, but what is your family worth and is it going to fire when you need it?

5 years 36 weeks ago, 10:42 AM

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thanks samD for the imput, no the choice of handgun willnot be carried, strickly in-house. the PD ammo is something else to consider..

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 10:52 AM

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PD ammo is an absolute must. If god forbid you shoot an intruder and DON't use PD ammo, you are subject to find yourself in very serious legal trouble. Anti-gun Prosecutors have used FMJ ammo as a reason to go after a legal shooter for using "Hunting Ammo" their term. Please take a concealed weapons training course, even if you don't carry. I don't go out to get my paper in the AM without at least a loaded pocket pistol. But what good is a gun if it is locked up inside and unloaded. You could be very dead before you could get to it. The reason I carry a gun is because a cop is too heavy.

5 years 36 weeks ago, 11:33 AM

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http://www.shootingsafe.com/default.aspx DES TRAINING i am told is the best place in the south for the type of training you refer too. you sure have hit the bullseye on the helpful target

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 12:40 PM

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ivantank

i have a glock 19 loaded with federal 115 +p+ hp for home defense. i would recommend that combo.

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 2:43 PM

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thanks raffy

gonna check out the glock 19

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 10:59 PM

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Ivantank

If your gun is going to be strictly a house gun, go with the full size Glock 17. No reason to sacrifice velocity and accuracy if you don't need to conceal it all day long.

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 8:17 AM

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yes in house only, point well made..thanks

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 7:45 PM

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home protection

i have all my guns in my house ina gun safe in my room and i dont have a sertent gun for home defence i would use all of them but i prolly would use my 1911 instead of my shot guns m16 or m14 or rem rifle i like my 1911 very reliable

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 8:20 PM

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Ruger 9mm

You can find very solid reliable Rugers for around 300-400 bucks. I have had very good performance with Ruger products and they are less expensive.

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 9:16 PM

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i like glocks 9mm 40cal 45cal all good choices.reliablity is very important but so is picking the right ammo.do you live in an apartment or a house, large family.i like frangible ammo for in house. over penatration can be a disaster.my primary home potection firearm is a beretta 390 12ga turkey loads extra full choke

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