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  1. Anicius Julianus

    Anicius Julianus

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    Would any of y'all choose an AR-10 for a home defense rifle?
    (I have plenty of the other defense toys)
     
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    No. I'd go with an AK or AR in 300BLK suppressed over an AR10.
     
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    Shotgun is better if you are talking inside the house range.
     
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    Majestic9C1 You're Going to Love my Nuts

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    No.. .. either a 12 gauge or a rifle chambered in 300 Blackout
     
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    if you only had one rifle, and it happened to be an AR-10, then sure. If you have other options available, like a shotgun or pistol caliber carbine or a semi auto rifle that uses a less powerful round, like the 300bo mentioned or the AR15 or AK47 or other versions.

    It's too powerful for enclosed spaces, and urban settings. If the concussion of the blast, rebounding off the walls doesn't cause permanent hearing damage/loss then you're extremely lucky.
    Then the bullet itself has a lot of energy, so it's likely to go through your walls, and your neighbors walls, possibly even further if it doesn't hit anything substantial.
     
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    Yes! I never wanted a .22 for defense or offense. I wanted something with "punch" that would defeat most body armor or vehicles, but for "tactical" use, not long range sniping. I switched from a 20" M-Lock PA-10 to an 18" M-4-like-upper, added the ambidextrous charging handle Raptor by Radian, the Trijiicon front sight post, and used my Bushnell TRS-25 + a pop-up rear sight... co-witnessed for decent coverage out to about 100 yards... the limit of my possible field of fire.
    Though I bought a 1x6Variable BDC scope, at about a pound and a half, I decided to stay with the short range setup for my purposes. I don't want to carry around a heavy rifle and not planning on bugging out... to where??

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    .300BLK with a suppressor would be my first choice.
    5.56 or 20ga. next, then 12ga. A 20ga. should be less loud than a 12ga. and it still has plenty of power at close range.
     
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    I think the 5.56mm works better on body armor, car bodies may be a different story.
     
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    'Ol Grandad Director of civil unrest

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    For in the house or outside? I think a .308 is a bit much for indoors but what do I know? I mean, if it's going to be the only rifle you will own, I guess it makes sense to cover as many bases as possible.
     
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    Unless you are out in the country or with distant neighbors a .308 full power is too much.

    AR with frangible ammo.
    AK 74
    Shot gun with #4 buck
    Handgun with hollow points or PCC with hollow points
    Subsonic 300 Blk hollow point.

    My opinion only not a recommendation you decide.
     
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    .308 is effective for sure, but much better suited for other scenarios IMHOP. If you were extremely unlucky, you could not only dispatch an intruder, but your neighbor next door as well.
     
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    .308 is a bit overkill for inside. I turn to any of the following, 300 Blackout, 7.62 X 39, 12 ga. shot gun and or various centerfire hand guns.
     
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    I live in the country, so my choices, are handguns and Ar's.

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    I have a shotgun do inside the home. Since I only have one center fire rifle it's gonna be 308 if it spills out into the streets 20200917_204437.jpg
     
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    This would be my first choice, but given I live in @#$% California which means no SBR nor Pistol-Brace 300 Blackout ARs, and no suppressors... so a shotgun it is!

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    No.

    Not unless you live in the woods with no neighbors

    Really, 556 is best. Least likely to pass through a wall and kill someone.
     
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    Haldor Formerly retired EE.

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    Nope. a decent 5.56x45mm AR15 would be and is my primary choice.

    I have specialty longarms also available if they make sense.

    • Scoped FAL (L1A1) 7.62x51mm semiauto (not converted, commonwealth FALS were built semiauto).
    • PS90. Extreme close range masterpiece. a serious contender if rioters come to call.
    • Suppressed Keltec Sub2000 9mm carbine. In the heat... of the night.
    • Remington 1100 12g, 18.5" barrel. Its my boom stick.
     
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    pizza_pablo USN Retired

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    Yes, depending on the range.
     
  20. M&P15T

    M&P15T Well I'll Be Dipped!!!

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    5.56MM. Light. Optic. VFG. Sling.

    0-200 yards.

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