Home Defense Rifle

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Anicius Julianus, Sep 17, 2020.

  1. Haldor

    Haldor Formerly retired EE.

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    Savage 99 is a nice rifle. I inherited a featherweight in .308 last year.
     
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    pgg00

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    my first choice would be one of my 5.56mm carbines. Probably the suppressed SBR I use at work.
     
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  3. 0311INF

    0311INF

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    While I enjoy 308, a 5.56 semi auto is more than adequate for anything within likely defensive range, including a suburban driveway, cul-de-sac or neighborhood street.
     
  4. rlewpolar

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    Here’s an interesting twist on the AR-15 that will provide more stopping power, the .458 Socom. You can buy a separate upper that will just drop onto your AR-15 lower. Uses the same AR15 mags that you own. Ammo is pricey but if it’s for home defense, just keep a few mags ready to go with some premium offerings from Underwood. It is a fairly short range weapon, a 100 yard gun. And man, is it ever going to deliver some stopping power. I am considering buying a .458 Socom upper myself.

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  5. Uncle Mark

    Uncle Mark Bitter American

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    NO for using an AR10 in the suburbs. I live in the sticks and still wouldn't use it in the house. I'm comfortable with a Springfield Armory XDM in 45 ACP, attached Streamlight and 14 round magazine.
     
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    Depend what kind of self defense:D
     
  7. Anicius Julianus

    Anicius Julianus

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    O.K., I submit!
    No AR-10 for home defense even though I love the thought of a 600 yard AR weapon.
    This brings me to my next question: If I were to purchase an AR-15 to which I would have to make minimum modifications, which brand should I be looking at?
    Quality of build and durability is of greater concern than price.
     
  8. hardluk1

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    ........ Never mind
     
  9. Colt38SuperDude

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    LWRC piston AR15. No need to modify anything.
     
  10. TheDreadnought

    TheDreadnought

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    Pistol caliber carbines make fantastic HD weapons.

    True rifles, ESPECIALLY in 7.62 are a sub-optimal choice.

    But you’ve got the “Rifle-hammer” crowd that view every problem as a nail.

    Use the right tool for the right job.

    The car could be made for a suppressed .300 BLK rifle... but otherwise, just use a PCC.

    Accurate hits on target as fast as you can pull the trigger in the pistol caliber of your choice will be plenty effective in defending yourself.
     
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  11. JoeOU1

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    20ga Shockwave and a G21 are my nightstand guns.
     
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  12. Majestic9C1

    Majestic9C1 You're Going to Love my Nuts

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    Aero Precision M4E1
    M&P 15 Sport 2
    Colt 6920

    upper end is KAC, LMT and LWRC if you want a $2k plus rifle
     
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  13. Haldor

    Haldor Formerly retired EE.

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    Any Colt. BMC, Danial Defense. I have a preban Colt AR15 Sporter II with a 20" barrel. I like it a lot.
     
  14. agtman

    agtman 10mm Philosopher

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    Old School home defense ... back then it was a 'family' thing.

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    Not to bend the topic, but Garand was an outstanding marksman. All he’d have to worry about was the round passing completely through the perp.
     
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    300 BLK with a can.
     
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    VIS07 In Omnia Paratus.

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    Agtman, those pics make me proud to be an American. That is all. Thank you.
     
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    VIS07 In Omnia Paratus.

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    20200920_020251.jpg The norm, M&P 45. HST 230gr+P
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  19. professor kv

    professor kv Hey! Who turned out the lights?

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    PCC or shotgun for in-home defense.
     
  20. agtman

    agtman 10mm Philosopher

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    You're welcome! :flag:

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