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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Keith Stone, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. Kooter

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    Guns kill people? (But cars don't?) People kill people.
    Ok... back to cars.
     
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    .357s are great. I have an S&W 686+ with a 6'' barrel. Beutiful and effective. But I've heard discharging a . 357 indoors can permanantly damage your hearing. So, for home defense I keep it loaded with .38 special +P. Still plenty of stopping power, but shouldn't make you deaf the rest of your life.

    P.S.: I hope I never have to use it!
     
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    Correct, I'm refering to semi-auto handguns. I know I'm not the only one who commonly uses this term for handguns. However, there was a full-auto version of the C96 Mauser made back in the 1920s (although it had a detachable wooden shoulder stock for stability).

    Oh, I love the .22! I just don't really think a .22 magnum, 6.5" barreled revolver is particularly useful as a carry gun.
     
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    But yet people somehow think that they're going to still have their hearing intact...
    If they ever have to use the 12 GA shotgun that they choose as their home defense. :rolleyes:

    I would imagine the last thing you'll do in a home defense situation...
    Is risk your life by fumbling around for your hearing protection.
     
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    Well, if you are using Aguila's 1-3/4" shells, then the noise and the recoil are significantly reduced. (Plus being able to fit 9 shells in a 6-shot magazine is pretty cool).
     
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    Bottom line... IF you are going to bet your life/family on the weapon(any type) make sure you put enough rounds through it to verify it will function as designed.
    I only say this because I have seen (on the range) a revolver lock up due to a hand to star fault on brand new revolver.
    I also have seen a new mossberg shotgun lock up due to a feed from magazine rocker lever,not up to spec.
    In both cases the factory fixed the problem. The point is... don't depend on out of the box flawless performance.
    I like to put a minimum of 500 rounds through a weapon I am going to bet My (former LEO) life on.
     
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    Glock 26, 17, Mossberg Tactical...
     
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    Exactly. You would grab your home defense weapon and go! Also, hearing protection would be a handicap for you. Why would you want to take away one of your primary threat detection senses? I don't know about you, but if someone pointed even a .22 at me, I would probably do a number 5 in my pants {that's two number 2s, and a number 1}. One of the main reasons I went with the .357, was one of my best friends who was a machine gunner in the Marines told me, "if you ever have to point a gun at someone, make sure it's big enough that they can hear themselves echo down the barrel". That made me laugh, but also made sense.
     
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    All these guns are ok, but what I really want is one of these.

     
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