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Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Phillip_Rios, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Last edited: Jul 23, 2012
  2. 12131

    12131 Monkeyboy CLM

    Nov 17, 2006
    God's Country (Texas)
    Excellent ARs come from Bravo Company USA.

  3. youngAR


    Dec 4, 2010
    DFW, TX
    Gtg rifles. Also look at Daniel Defense.
  4. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

    Jan 16, 2001
    Buried in the X-files
    Excellent rifles and training.
  5. Reb 56

    Reb 56

    Mar 12, 2007
    South Texas
    I'd love to have one but a little out of my price range (actually a lot).
  6. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

    Jan 20, 2004
    Alaska, again (for now)
    Quality rifles, and some of the best training you can pay for IMO.
  7. Anyone have any other opinions about this?
  8. seanmac45

    seanmac45 CLM

    Apr 13, 2000
    Brooklyn, NY
    You pay for what you get. The EAG model is spec'd by Pat Rogers. He knows what works and what doesn't through the crucible of observing millions of rounds downrange from the AR platform each year that he teaches. Pat is not the type of guy to recommend something for its' cool factor. His only concern is the reliability of the weapon when your life is on the line.
  9. If I do buy this (it's currently at the top of my list) it will be the primary weapon for my home defense, and I will take Pat's training course to become more familiar with the platform. Does anyone have any recommendations for another home defense gun, be it handgun or shotgun?
  10. ranger1968


    Mar 23, 2009
    As a guy who teaches defensive classes for rifle, shotgun and handgun , I can tell you that for home defensive purposes , you will generally be better served by using a decent quality shotgun; I personally like the Remington 870 platfrom, but there are any number of other manufacturers whose offerings will work as well.

    Having said that, and back on topic, Pat Rogers is a pretty good instructor, and the gear he reccomends tends to be field-tested; his reccomendations are generally pretty solid.
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2012
  11. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

    Jan 20, 2004
    Alaska, again (for now)

    Aside from breaching locks/doors, in what ways do you think a shotgun is superior to a rifle?

    While they're effective, in every situation/role I can think of a rifle is a superior tool.
  12. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

    Jan 16, 2001
    Buried in the X-files
    Agreed.....also depends on what the original poster is most familiar with.

    I've used shotguns for home defense. I do use a pistol and rifle for it now.

    I've spent literally almost my entire adult life around the M16/M4 platform as a civilian and military to some degree, and I'm far more familiar with it than any shotgun. Having spent a lot of time clearing rooms with one, I'll take it first, period.

    Some guys grew up with a shotgun in hand hunting. Shotgun would generally be a better first pick in their case.

    Pistols are handy, but not overly powerful. Good for the bedside in case of instant need, but a long gun is a far better fight stopper.
  13. ranger1968


    Mar 23, 2009
    Let me put it this way; the only thing a rifle really gives you over a shotgun is effective range; at typical home distances- hallways, rooms, etc, a shotgun is far superior in the amount of damage it is able to inflict on a per-shot basis.

    If you are shooting at distance, a rifle has a definite atvantage; but for shorter range defensive usage, a shotgun is the way to go.

    In what way, in the scenario presented- home defense- which normally means shorter distances/inside etc, would you consider, say, the AR-15 platform superior to a shotgun?
  14. jedi573


    May 31, 2006
    I have one. I use it at work as a patrol rifle. I ditched the shorty vertical fore grip and offset-mount flashlight. I slapped a TLR-1s on the front, an Aimpoint up top, and swapped the sling for a single-point.

    Great little rifle. Balances very well. I'd recommend one to a friend.

  15. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

    Jan 20, 2004
    Alaska, again (for now)

    I disagree.

    A rifle is more accurate, has more rounds, and has the ability to engage any threat, without changing ammo.

    If I have to take a shot around a hostage, or in the direction of non hostiles, a rifle is far superior.

    It brings far more rounds to the fight, so, should something go south, I don't have to worry about reloading for 5-6 times as long as a shotgun.

    And should I have to engage a suspect behind a vehicle, through auto glass, or some such, the rifle can do that with the same load. I don't have to worry about the right load for the job.

    An AR-15, is superior to the shotgun in nearly every HD scenario imaginable, unless I'm defending my home from a predator who happens to be on 4 legs, and equipped with long fur, claws and teeth.

    Its not that the shotgun isn't a good choice. I just can't see any situations involving a human, where a pump gun will be more useful than a purpose built fighting rifle.
  16. WayaX

    WayaX Lifetime Member

    Feb 27, 2007
    You won't ever end an argument with these shotgun types even when you present them with facts and reality. The bird-shot guys are even worse.

    To the OP: The rifle is solid. Take a course with Mr. Rogers, he is a well-respected trainer. Once you learn how to handle a carbine, you will see why it is the top choice for home defense.
  17. ranger1968


    Mar 23, 2009
    I don't know that I am what you would call a "shotgun type".....

    But I believe in the best tool for a given job, and the fact is, a shotgun delivers more energy on target than a rifle per shot, and in the contect given- home defense, which usually means close quarter engagements , inside a structure or very close to, as opposed to a vehicle assault or an engagment at distance- it is a more effective device.

    I have found that it's much harder to convince the "rifle types", even when you point out the fact that putting 540 grains of lead and copper at around 1,350 fps into a human being with a single shot causes signifgantly more trauma generally than putting a 55 grain projectile at 3,000 fps into that same target.....

    Just saying.

    In the confines of the average residentiual structure, a 12 ga shotgun loaded with 00 buckshot is about the most effective defensive tool going.

    Outside of the confines of a structure, (and I don't mean just outside the door or in the driveway) when distances become a factor, the rifle is the right tool. (although I think you will be disappointed with the 5.56 after barrier performance with most rounds)

    Yes, the rilfe will also work for CQB, but it will not work as well.

    BTW, birdshot is for birds.

    to the OP: as I said before, Pat Rogers is a pretty good instructor, and he is tough on his gear; he reccomends proven stuff. you don't have to get an "EAG" carbine, but pay attention to his gear choices, he knows what works.

    If you get the opportunity, take an EAG course; you will learn a lot, and you will get to know your rifle better. Mr, Roger sometimes talks a bit more than he maybe should, and you get a lot of opinions that don't have all that much to do with shooting sometimes, but the classes themselves are sound, and you will learn a lot.
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2012
  18. Are the rifle guys worried about shotgun barrels giving away their position, or are they worried about not being able to put enough rounds into someone fast enough, or failing to work the slide completely in a stressful situation? From what I can see, both weapon systems would be enough to stop your run of the mill intruder. Someone shed some light on something I'm missing here.
  19. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    Amarillo, Tx
    Oh look, a shotgun vs. rifle debate! We haven't had one of those in at least.... Wait, there's another one going on right now, nevermind.

    Rifle > shotgun.