It should be good for about a 300 meter sternum shot. If you are a little high or low it is ok. Put on a nice 1-6x scope with a bdc reticle and you are good for maybe 200 meters more range. a cheap laser range finder adds even more range.5.56MM. Light. Optic. VFG. Sling.
Did you watch that video that went around last week? Multiple suspects entered back door that was kicked in. The home owner owned a check cashing type business. I think there were four suspects. Appeared to be wearing body armor and armed with rifles, one with a pistol. A .308 or Shotgun (00/slug) would have been very appropriate.Just my humble opinion, but I cannot possibly fathom a home defense scenario against any conceivable hostile attack that would need me to resort to a magazine-fed rifle in 308 Winchester.
I love my Hi Point 4595TS. It would make a very good home defense weapon in 45ACP. Mine's reliable as hell and was very affordable. Planning on getting a suppressor for it.
What is your budget?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.
Certainly improves the looks of the Hipoint, but I wouldn't want my face that close to where a kaboom would happen. It's my hangup with bullpups, especially with a modified hipoint.I recently acquired a Hi Point carbine chambered in 10mm. I put the original stock in the gun safe; and installed the action in a High Tower Arms bullpup stock. So far, it has eaten everything without a hiccup. The barrel is 17 1/2 inches with an overall length of 27 1/2 inches. That length doesn't seem excessive for indoor use. Ten round magazines are the only choice right now; but a twenty rounder is said to be in the works.
I don't know that it is the best rifle for home defense; but I certainly wouldn't feel undergunned with it.
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