Pistol (9mm and smaller)
Pistol (357Sig and larger)
Shotgun (any action)
Rifle (so-called "assault", AR15, semi-auto)
Rifle (bolt,single shot, other action)
Depends on situtation
There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter. -Ernest Hemingway
handi-rifle in 45-70
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I think what you use depends largely on how you plan to use it. A shotgun may not be ideal for going room to room checking out your house but its ideal if you're barricading yourself. I have a .45 for my use if I need to investigate something but I have a 12 gauge for my wife to use with an understanding that she plant herself I the hallway in front of the kids rooms and not move and shoot if someone comes down the hall. In that situation the 12 gauge is ideal. At that range my gun only has a 2"ø pattern but that's better than .45"ø. Not to mention the added mass of flying lead...
Ride 'Em Cowboys
...the first loaded one I can grab.
I live on a cattle ranch in the middle of nowhere. I keep several loaded guns at various places in the house. My favorite is an old Crescent Arms sxs 12ga. hammer gun. Kinda deformed legs is only 19 1/2 inches long. My special GOOSE load in in both barrels. I have a .45 acp semi auto carbine standing next to it also loaded with a 30 round magazine. I live alone and often folks ask me what I'm afraid of with all these guns. I tell the truth.. NOTHING !!
Shotgun first, my conceal carry pistol second.
I had the "opportunity" in which someone was trying to break in through my back door, and while my 9mm carry gun was what was the most accessible, I was wishing the whole time my 870 was.
Just wanted to be able to pull the trigger and cut a wide swath a few feet wide and be done with it.
And yes, I'm a very good shot with my 9mm.
First things that would get a hold of an intruder would be our killer attack shi tsu, Turbo, and our extremely territorial 20 lb cat, Simba. My wife and I both carry 9mm and have them in our nightstands when we're in bed. IF we had time, we would get the scatterguns out of the safe.
"I carry a gun for three reasons: broken bones, bad guys, and bears!" - Goat
IF YOU CANT DODGE IT, RAM IT. IF YOU CANT RAM IT SHOOT IT. WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, GIT A BIGGER GUN!
FAT GUY SHOOTING TEAM LIFE MEMBER since deuce double ott niner
My primary concern at the moment as far as what I might need to defend against leads me to an AR or other high cap semi auto, forget scatterguns at this point in time. What I would be expecting to defend my home against currently is people in flak jackets and ballistic helmets wearing safety glasses. Not T-Bone and his thug accomplices. I think even those guys are laying low to see what happens with all this gun hysteria.
The old 12 Gauge 870 Wingmaster is my go to gun.
A lot more forgiving when the chips are down and the adrenaline is flowing.
Nothing says 'stop!' like a 12 gauge shotgun. But still have a G17 with 20 round mag and on board light on the nightstand.
Glock 22 sleeps with me, and if necessary, I'll use that to fight my way to the safe to grab the AR.
Secondary: HK USP .45
I voted for my 45 pistol, but what I'd really like to have:
The last time anyone saw the likes of Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Maxine Waters, and Nancy Pelosi, they were stirring a cauldron when the curtain went up on 'Macbeth'.
"A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again."