Recommended Home Defense Gun
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(10-26-2017, 04:02 PM)Zedta Wrote:
(10-26-2017, 02:14 PM)Bonaventur Wrote: Regarding rifles, I like the old-school military.... M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, M1903(A3)(A4) and the M1917.  However, the one this guy is talking about is my favoritist!!!   Big Grin  

Good weapons all, save the M1 Carbine, only good at close range, becomes inaccurate rather quickly when shooting at anything over 75 yards and looses velocity rapidly too. As for the M-14, that's my favorite semi-auto long rifle too.

My personal favorite long gun is my Springfield Mod. 1903, with ramp sights, the one before the A303 came out. That's my favoritist!!
Yep, I would love to own an M14/M1A.  Truly wonderful rifles. 

As far as favorite rifle, for me that's a toss up between the M1903 and the SMLE Mk III.
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I've shot them both, and I choose the SMLE Mk III.
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(10-27-2017, 11:54 AM)jovan66102 Wrote: I've shot them both, and I choose the SMLE Mk III.

Getting harder and harder to find Brit .303 ammo.  

The only "true" M1903 I have is a USMC 1941 sniper (repo) with the 8x Unertl-type scope.  Works good in the CMP Vintage Sniper Rifle Match on the 600-yd line, whereas my 1903A4-gery, with it's 2.5 power scope, does its work on the 300-yd line.  Sticking tongue out at you
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(10-27-2017, 01:08 PM)Bonaventure Wrote:
(10-27-2017, 11:54 AM)jovan66102 Wrote: I've shot them both, and I choose the SMLE Mk III.

Getting harder and harder to find Brit .303 ammo.  

The only "true" M1903 I have is a USMC 1941 sniper (repo) with the 8x Unertl-type scope.  Works good in the CMP Vintage Sniper Rifle Match on the 600-yd line, whereas my 1903A4-gery, with it's 2.5 power scope, does its work on the 300-yd line.  Sticking tongue out at you

Well, I truly love my Springfield Mod. 1903, true pre-WWI issue (by Serial numbers), with ramp sites and original--unmodified for sniper use. This and the A303 were the sniper rifle of choice by US forces until sometime into the Viet Nam war. It was impressive when I fired it at the 1000 yard range at NRA Whittington Center near Raton, NM. I used only the ramp sites and some old ball powder Army Issue ammo. The observer, using a range scope and who was with some special shooters with very special custom 1000 yard rifles, said he wouldn't want to be standing at the target while I was shooting. That was just dead reckoning shooting, BTW.

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Wow, you guys are ready for anything.

With so many options though, do you know which one you are grabbing for at a split second notice?
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(10-28-2017, 12:18 PM)BC Wrote: With so many options though, do you know which one you are grabbing for at a split second notice?

Probably my shoes to get out of there ASAP.  Fact is, in nearly every situation if all you got is a split-second notice, you've already done something wrong, most likely being in the wrong place.

I've taken several required courses to maintain my permit to carry.  While all were good for instructing one when and how  to use lethal force  (which is essentially never in the state I live), the common thread to everything is to try not to ever find yourself in a situation where you would need to defend yourself.  Other than a home break-in (which was the reason the OP began this thread), most situations can be avoided.  

Avoid crowds when at all possible.

Avoid walking down unlit streets.

Avoid areas of town you're not familiar, especially at night.  

Etc.

Regardless, in 99.9% of the cases, grabbing one's shoes and getting out of there ASAP is preferable to sticking around for a fire-fight.
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(10-28-2017, 01:33 PM)Bonaventure Wrote:
(10-28-2017, 12:18 PM)BC Wrote: With so many options though, do you know which one you are grabbing for at a split second notice?

Probably my shoes to get out of there ASAP.  Fact is, in nearly every situation if all you got is a split-second notice, you've already done something wrong, most likely being in the wrong place.

I've taken several required courses to maintain my permit to carry.  While all were good for instructing one when and how  to use lethal force  (which is essentially never in the state I live), the common thread to everything is to try not to ever find yourself in a situation where you would need to defend yourself.  Other than a home break-in (which was the reason the OP began this thread), most situations can be avoided.  

Avoid crowds when at all possible.

Avoid walking down unlit streets.

Avoid areas of town you're not familiar, especially at night.  

Etc.

Regardless, in 99.9% of the cases, grabbing one's shoes and getting out of there ASAP is preferable to sticking around for a fire-fight.

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(10-28-2017, 12:18 PM)BC Wrote: Wow, you guys are ready for anything.

With so many options though, do you know which one you are grabbing for at a split second notice?

In a life or death situation...

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