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Old 10-27-2014, 01:15   #1
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What guns should every household have?

This is just a hypothetical question, what firearms if any should a responsible citizen own?

I'm undergoing a remodel and I moved my guns out of my house while its under construction but I still want to have something with me. This is the reasoning behind this topic...I needed to choose a very limited number of guns to have with me. If this was you what would keep with you?

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Old 10-27-2014, 04:55   #2
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Old 10-27-2014, 05:35   #3
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If I were having my house remodeled and a bunch of strangers were coming and going, especially while I wasn't there, I wouldn't leave any guns in the house. My EDC would suffice until the job was done.
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Old 10-27-2014, 05:47   #4
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This is just a hypothetical question, what firearms if any should a responsible citizen own?

I'm undergoing a remodel and I moved my guns out of my house while its under construction but I still want to have something with me. This is the reasoning behind this topic...I needed to choose a very limited number of guns to have with me. If this was you what would keep with you?
If you have people around in your home constantly, I would only have with me what I could carry or keep very close much like a cell phone.
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Old 10-27-2014, 05:55   #5
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We're having part of our house (including where I kept my shooting stuff) remodeled right now. Put the long guns into gun cases and the handguns into the safe. On me right now is my EDC Glock 19. Of the two .38 K-frames kept as house guns, I put one away in the safe.

The good news is I found 950 rounds of Blazer's nickel plated 9mm ammo that I had forgotten about. As well as extra .38 cal speed loaders and misc shooting stuff.
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:13   #6
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Probably just my EDC with extra ammo and my 870 Wingmaster with 000 buck.
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:18   #7
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:18   #8
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No matter what you keep around the house, make sure you maintain full control of it.

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We're having part of our house (including where I kept my shooting stuff) remodeled right now. Put the long guns into gun cases and the handguns into the safe. On me right now is my EDC Glock 19. Of the two .38 K-frames kept as house guns, I put one away in the safe.

The good news is I found 950 rounds of Blazer's nickel plated 9mm ammo that I had forgotten about. As well as extra .38 cal speed loaders and misc shooting stuff.
I didn't know Blazer made nickel plated ammo. Are you sure it is not aluminum cases?

I would go with varfish advice until remodeling is down.
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:37   #10
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No matter what you keep around the house, make sure you maintain full control of it.
Agree with this advice as well as Vafish's comment above.

That said, as to the more general question of what firearm every responsible, law-abiding American citizen should keep as a "go-to" household item, like milk or eggs, ... well, there's only one:

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Especially handy in neighborhoods where pesky lawn-maintenance issues typically happen at night.

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Old 10-27-2014, 08:11   #11
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At least one rifle, one shotgun and one handgun.
+1 It's not all that complex a question. We could then go on to debate calibers and firearms models, but that would be more dependent on the family's location and the purpose they wish to put their firearms to.

I'll take a stab at the issue this way:

Wilderness area: .22 rifle, simple mechanism, perhaps a bolt gun -- 12 gauge shotgun of robust design -- 30'06 or 308 caliber bolt action rifle, perhaps of military design (I'm looking for a rugged tool here) -- a large caliber revolver (.44 magnum would be my choice).

Suburban area: .22 rifle, 12 gauge shotgun and a center fire handgun suitable for personal defense. Since this family lives in an environment which would permit them to have a malfunctioning firearm repaired or replaced then, except for the training and experience level of those involved, the types of firearms are somewhat less important.

Opinions on this will differ as there are several "good answers" to the question posed.
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:35   #12
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I didn't know Blazer made nickel plated ammo. Are you sure it is not aluminum cases?
Double checked. Blazer brass ammo.
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Old 10-27-2014, 18:24   #14
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Yes my guns are in my safe or on me. That's a given.
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Old 10-27-2014, 19:21   #15
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Old 10-27-2014, 19:41   #16
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A good shotgun and proper HD ammo is really all you need to keep in the house, provided you can secure it. Then whatever you carry normally.

I really don't think you need to keep a decked out AR and 20 loaded PMAGS around unless you managed to piss off a drug cartel.

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Old 10-27-2014, 19:45   #17
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You pick the brands, enough said.
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Old 10-27-2014, 20:26   #18
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I agree a handgun and a rifle and a shotgun and if it was an urban area I might even be able to secure the rifle some place else.
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I chose one rifle, one mid-size handgun and one CCW handgun.
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