What's the smallest caliber firearm you'd use to protect you

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Re: What's the smallest caliber firearm you'd use to protect

Post by Sir_Quality_U_Feel » Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:51 pm

American here- This question gets discussed a bit back home, a lot actually and firearm owners always fucking arguing with each other as everyone has an opinion.

For home protection, I owned a Sig-Sauer Model 1911, which is a .45 ACP. I wouldn't trust anything smaller to "stop". You better have a good aim, because the mag was only 8 bullets,+ 1 chambered.

For my personal carry, I used a Smith & Wesson .38SP with Magnum rounds, HP. I concealed it in a leather pocket holster.

I owned a Glock 19c 9mm, but that was strictly for fun at the range.

My shooting partner would once in a while bring out his AR-15. That uses 5.56mm rounds which I do believe are = to .223cal ( hunting rounds)
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Re: What's the smallest caliber firearm you'd use to protect

Post by Milord » Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:52 pm

OrangeDragon wrote:lol, great pic. i'm currently in love with the S&W 500.... anything smaller and you're just not serious about it.

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I fired one once, a few hours later I got feelings back in my hand. Better in a mounted turret.

btw, Canucks need to improvise when stuff isn't allowed.

Nothing speaks home defence like an Over/Under 12 gauge.
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Re: What's the smallest caliber firearm you'd use to protect

Post by vladimir » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:01 pm

I had a .357 magnum

Then I met a Chinese doctor

He stretched it to a .44 magnum with a 7" barrel

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Re: What's the smallest caliber firearm you'd use to protect

Post by StroppyChops » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:04 pm

Milord wrote:Nothing speaks home defence like an Over/Under 12 gauge.
Lapura style.
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Re: What's the smallest caliber firearm you'd use to protect

Post by Milord » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:06 pm

I think a long barrel gun makes it easier to hit them when they're running away like a little girl.
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Re: What's the smallest caliber firearm you'd use to protect

Post by Milord » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:14 pm

If you live in the country, the 3 S's rule applies. Shoot, shovel, shutup.
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Re: What's the smallest caliber firearm you'd use to protect

Post by vladimir » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:21 pm

My great-grandfather gave my grandfather a flintlock, who gave it to my father.

He once loaded it and fired it at a paw-paw (like a papaya) at 15 paces

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Re: What's the smallest caliber firearm you'd use to protect

Post by LTO » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:36 pm

Home protection: 12ga birdshot in a pump with a short barrel.
For carry: None. Carried (.38 snub) for almost 10 years in the States. Then after an experience and some thought, decided it was more likely to cause trouble than prevent it.
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Re: What's the smallest caliber firearm you'd use to protect

Post by thePeck » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:38 pm

Still have my Desert Eagle .50cal collecting dust. I trust nothing else but hate I can't bring it.

Probably good thing, I may have snapped by now by the cars with their high beams on. Of course you could never shoot it while driving a moto lol.
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Re: What's the smallest caliber firearm you'd use to protect

Post by OrangeDragon » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:40 pm

thePeck wrote:Of course you could never shoot it while driving a moto lol.
nickname it "reverse gear".
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