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originally posted by: semperfortis
a reply to: rockpaperhammock
You do understand that you have referenced a NATIONAL definition of "Home Invasion"????
That all laws are the responsibility of the individual states?
That you are so wrong I have no idea where to start as you obviously don't know the difference in national and state laws
Granted I have only worked in 3 states and retired once as a Captain in charge of statistics, but there is no fixing that level of wrong
originally posted by: semperfortis
Why a Revolver for Home Defense
I’m a very experienced firearms instructor with decades of experience in firearms instructing, shooting and competitions. I have instructed and competed all over the East Coast and even on the West Coast at one time. With that being said, I’m asked all the time “what firearm do I choose for my own home defense”.
My answer is always, a revolver. A 357mag to be exact.
Almost 100% of the time, the immediate follow up is … “Why”?
For me it is simple really.
When it comes to home defense, you really have to let common sense overcome several other human factors like “Coolness” and “Machismo” ; it really is your life and the lives of your loved ones we are talking about here. While a semi auto handgun or even a shotgun may seem the better choice; I can present you with one very simple reason why the revolver trumps them all.
Most crimes where a homeowner would need to use their firearm occur at night when the homeowner is asleep. (We do work after all).. Even discounting a sleepy state of being, anytime one is confronted with a situation where you may need to employ a firearm, it is the single most stressful situation you will ever find yourself in. You WILL experience some level of “Fight or Flight”; you WILL lose the ability to perform complex and micro functions. (Such as racking a slide and clearing a jam) Even a hardened combat veteran will take more time in such a situation than they probably have.
In all of my years and all of my experience and the 100s of thousands of rounds I have fired with both semi autos and revolvers, I have never had a properly cared for revolver jam. I have had brand new, out of the box semi autos jam as well as “trusty” old semi autos that have been shooting for years.
Modern ammunition is amazing. Reliable and effective; yet anyone that has shot enough will have run across a bad bullet or two or three. It is just the nature of factory production that nothing is perfect. Remember “Murphy’s Law”…
If you get a bad bullet with a semi auto, will you be able to clear it in time to save yourself or your loved ones?
If I get one with my revolver, I will just pull the trigger again.
So please; in choosing what firearm is the “right” firearm for you for home protection, do not discount the old, reliable and simple revolver. While the new, plastic semi autos may be cool, they may be what everyone recommends and they may be what you consider attractive; using common sense, what is it you are trying to do? Look cool, or save yourself and your family?
Your best defense, tell them to take whatever they want. Unless you are willing to die for material possessions.
If you are already in danger, pointing a gun will just increase it.
You are delusional if you think owning any kind of gun makes you safer. Criminals will be criminals, gun or no gun.
originally posted by: rockpaperhammock
a reply to: Boscowashisnamo
If you put it in a safe that means you have to go get it out of the safe. Im just curious how fast the biometric safes are as I don't know. Is the response time the same as if it were in a drawer?
And I agree about the new ammunition...I was using the 9mm P rounds for some time. It is indeed nice seeing the smaller calibres coming back. Even in sniper rifles some teams are finding a 5.56 round is better because a 308 was shooting through too much stuff...and if you are in some trailer park...that could go through quite a bit. Most shots for police snipers are under 200 meters and probably much less.