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Old 01-30-2008, 12:47 AM   #31
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Some decent links with good, basicinfo for the original question:

http://www.shoot-n-iron.com/calibers-for-defense.asp

http://home.comcast.net/~dsmjd/tux/d...me_defense.htm
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Old 01-30-2008, 06:19 AM   #32
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Folks who break into homes to cause a family harm should wear one title; dead! I prefer the .45 because it is huge for an auto. Not the biggest by a long shot but very practical. When it comes to defending your family, there is no replacement for displacement, buy BIG and get the .45.
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Old 01-31-2008, 07:22 AM   #33
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When its all said in done the bottom line is this, you have got to be willing andable to hit what your aiming at. Doesn't matter if its a .22 or an RPG. If you can't hit with it, it doesn't do much good.

The shotgun is for my wife's benefit. I have a Colt .45 in the night stand. And a 9mm Calico handgunholding 50 shots in the closet.
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:48 AM   #34
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Geez, ya both sound like a couple of little kids!! "But mom, he hit me FIRST!!!!"

It's touchy personalities like you two that screw up reading otherwise good information on these threads.

Edit:

Sorry, I was still back on the preceding page where the little kids were throwing rocks at each other in the school yard. There's alot of good discussion here and it makes me think that I made a fairly good decision with my 40 cal. Glock 22.

Thanks for a good thread.
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:27 AM   #35
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Default RE: .40 or .45

As others have said, for a pure home-defense handgun, I prefer a revolver. Simplicity is best. Of course, there are several other guns in the house, rifles, shotguns, autoloader handguns, but the simplicity of a revolver is the one I want in my hand when something goes bump in the night.

I recently inherited an S&W Model 29 .44 Mag. It has replaced my Taurus 9mm (Which I Love, by the way)asmy primary home defense weapon.
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Old 02-02-2008, 12:18 AM   #36
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"There is no replacement for displacement"

That is very true and funny as hell since I have never heard it put that way!

If you are serious about owning a weapon simply for home defense, go with the gun that you are most comfortable with.

If you are lookingsimply for"home defense" buy a baseball bat or a dog. Dogs are statistically THE BEST home protection you can get. However, my pistols have never crapped on my floor...

Remember that people in your home are statistically more likely to be hurt or killed by the gun in the home than by an intruder...and I am a flag waving, gun owning dude.

A gun without a knowledgable, experienced, practiced, safe owner is a liability.

Cheers,

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Old 02-02-2008, 12:56 AM   #37
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makes me think that I made a fairly good decision with my 40 cal. Glock 22.

nah, cheap plastic construction (at an expensive price)

doesn't have the capacity of a 9mm, nor the bullet velocity.

shoots a smaller, lighter bullet than the 45 acp at about the same speed

rim size same as a 9mm but with a larger diameter case (prone to jam)

definately a bad purchase !





LOL, just kidding !
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