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Do you use an AR/AK for home defense?

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Old April 16th, 2011, 09:37 PM   #16
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Wow, 80 some views and only 9 votes...



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I do not believe the view count implies that 80 unique viewers have viewed the thread.
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Old April 17th, 2011, 08:03 PM   #17
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My preference is the one of our 18" shotties, but an AR could get the job done. Pistols are great for everyday activities where I can't reasonably conceal a shotgun.
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Old April 17th, 2011, 09:13 PM   #18
 
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I do not believe the view count implies that 80 unique viewers have viewed the thread.


True. Though I don't believe 9 voters viewed the thread 80 times.



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Old April 18th, 2011, 06:42 AM   #19
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To answer your question, yes. Bump in the night, carbine/weaponlight comes with me to see what's up.
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Old April 18th, 2011, 08:32 AM   #20
 
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To answer your question, yes. Bump in the night, carbine/weaponlight comes with me to see what's up.


Thanks.



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Old April 18th, 2011, 09:34 AM   #21
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I agree that you have a pistol to fight your way to a rifle, I suppose I should have worded the question a little better.



If you hear a noise in the house at night, do you investigate with a carbine?



I get people have ar's, AK's, FAL's, shotguns and laser guns. I'm just curious how many prefer the carbine to any other option.



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My more complete answer:



Late night KNOCK at the door, I answer with my pistol behind my back.

Late night BANG on the door, I hunker down with my shotgun, or AR.

Late night "multiple bangs" in the street, I'm ready with the AR, and 5 back-up mags, and the M&P on my hip.



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Old May 2nd, 2011, 01:00 PM   #22
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Don't have one yet but looking to build one over the next couple years. Will probably keep it in the safe until I can afford to take a class or two with it and learn my own strengths and weaknesses with a carbine before using it for Home Defense...
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Old May 2nd, 2011, 05:04 PM   #23
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My primary home defense weapon is my FS9 with a full load (17+1) of Hornady Critical Defense ammo mainly because it is what I can keep readily available. It is in a bedside holster (we have no children) along with a tac-light. The AR is more of an intimidation weapon if I have time to get to it.
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M&P40 is my main go to for anything. HD is really all close range, especially inside the house, and there IMO nothing beats a 12GA. Carbines are more suited to longer ranges and would go through most walls. Just my thoughts
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 05:39 AM   #25
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M&P40 is my main go to for anything. HD is really all close range, especially inside the house, and there IMO nothing beats a 12GA. Carbines are more suited to longer ranges and would go through most walls. Just my thoughts


Actually 12 gauge buckshot will penetrate MANY more walls than most AR rounds...



Please do your research. AR rounds tend to tumble and fragment after a few layers of wallboard. Buck sails on through 3-4 standard walls every time...



www.boxotruth.com



Enjoy!



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Old May 3rd, 2011, 11:54 AM   #26
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HD is really all close range, especially inside the house, and there IMO nothing beats a 12GA. Carbines are more suited to longer ranges and would go through most walls.
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Please do your research. AR rounds tend to tumble and fragment after a few layers of wallboard... www.boxotruth.com


Suggest he do research and then put up a bad URL, doesn't exactly prove your point.



Nonetheless, I tend to agree with Robinson on this one since he doesn't specify 00 buck. Here's the correct link which, BTW, doesn't tend to support either side. They found that readily available M193 (often as XM193) easily penetrated the same number of walls as 00 buck. They also tested #8 birdshot which only went through 1 wall, but that's not generally considered appropriate for HD use.



If someone really wanted to penetrate fewer walls they could use 27 pellets of #4 buck. Although not as devastating to the human body as 00 buck, it will stop a BG without penetrating quite as many walls.



In addition to the M&P40 pistols with 12 M&P40/357 magazines, we're now able to carry 12-16 rds of 9 pellet 1300 FPS 00 buck and a couple/few 1600 FPS Slugs in/on each of our HD shotguns along with 16 magazines for the AR rifles loaded up and ready, mostly for longer distance work.



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I have a ar ready but also have my m&p loaded next to it. I would probably reach for the pistol first
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If I've got a guy in front of me, with a 90% chance of hitting or killing me... and a wall behind him, with a 1/100th% chance of hitting/killing someone beyond, I'm not worrying about over penetration...



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Old November 10th, 2011, 04:25 PM   #29
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Only reason I have the M&P pistol is to help me fight my way to SBR
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Old November 10th, 2011, 05:20 PM   #30
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Inside the house my 45 will do. Outside might require something else. Perhaps a big stick.
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