reply to post by semperfortis
I agree with so much .
but on a few points would agree with everything and disagree with the conclusion .
hand guns have only one role... " to stop a fist fight "
the common hand gun need only be fired fewer than 3 or four times ...or a shot gun should take its place .
the great value of the hand gun , it is quickly ready in use.
under the pillow , in the pocket , leaving the hands free .
given this , any revolver in .357 or 38 special is fine .
primary self defence is the shot gun.
you rack a round loadly and call out " honey , is that you "
the very sound of a pump shot gun being chambered is a warning .
anyone remaining will either flee or declare " yes dear , its me ! " or shout out " police officer ! hold your fire
!" and suddenly a badge or identification pokes around the corner ...
any fool that is hostil and still present , is fair game .
and a thompson machine gun in full auto can fire about as meny bullets as a fast pumping '00' buck 12 gauge pump shot gun
for deffensive wepons... I would have to go with any pistol grip -pump shot gun .
rifles we will likly disagree on.
I would go with a 3o.o6 fluted - 34 inch barrel , timney target trigger , thumb hole stock , bolt action target rifle .
the one I have weigh's 16 pounds .
the scope is a 'atn' 12x-36x - 8omm , range finding - illuminated reticle .
this is a purely offensive , heavy sniper rifle .
my rifle sellection foundation is this .
at 900 to 1000 feet , if ever shot fired is a one shot kill , and I can fire 250 shots per hour ...I am good regardless
of where I am .
be it a check point , road block , roof top , creek bed or hill side . I will see the bad guy , and remove him
befor he is aware i am even there ...
also , the weight calms a fast beating heart , gives a level of precsion that lighter wepons lack , and removes the recoil in
long term fights ( those lasting more than 5 to 10 minutes ) which will grant staminia ( the fuzzy feeling of confusion )
on its face , I am a heavy sniper / deffensive location protection and threat removal / urban warfare or suburban .
I am an old guy , and I am not planning on kicking in doors and jumping thru windows .
all I want is a radio plugged into my ear , a good reflector telescope to watch thru , and a cop to " angel " at his post
directing traffic in and out of a check point ....
or the top of a shopping center or high school parking lot where any bad times that arrives will be quickly and swiftly
removed , with one radio call that directs me to do with precsion something.
with any luck , simply being ready to act ,will make action unnessasary .
you only reason I have a lasor sight capablity on my target rifle is so I have the ablity to empress upon the target what
their situation is .