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The Good Places
Dec 2, 2017 - 07:42pm PT
those 8 shot S&W 357s are great to leave mounted by the guest bed, in the closet, etc, in case kids visit, meth-heads come and steal my $$$ elk shed pile (again), coyotes f*#k with my dog (again), or I wanna just shoot through all the walls in the house at 2am for some reason. the little fowling pelletrounds might be interesting to alternate with some of those queer little rubber ball cartridges for "home use/defense"

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 2, 2017 - 07:47pm PT
I'm going with trip wires and punji sticks. Less collateral damage.

The Good Places
Dec 2, 2017 - 07:56pm PT
i mean, whatever's handy, right? there's that sharp old machete from your trustafari ex's crazy cool mom, the sod spade, the double-headed beaver-pointed birch clobberstick, the pick mattock handle you found in the dumpster, the bear spray, etc. guns are such wonderful and demonstrably omnipermanent penetrating pseudophalli thoughs. I like guns.

I don't go to theaters any more. The back double doors of the 300 seat college lecture halls snapped like mousetraps to my ear...but the dudes packing 50 cal six guns in ice cream halls don't really make me feel much better.

I dunno, sure hate to be outgunned though. Nobody likes a small pecker, pseudo or other.

v the 12 ga American classic (~67% of households?). the equalizer: a 12 year old kid with five minutes instruction vs the samurai. v
Fossil climber

Trad climber
Atlin, B. C.
Dec 2, 2017 - 08:14pm PT
Short 12 ga. pump or auto. If you're worried about cleaning up afterward, you are worrying about the wrong thing.

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo CA
Dec 2, 2017 - 11:37pm PT
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 CO2 or compressed air (150 psi)
 12 volt drive motor

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Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Dec 3, 2017 - 08:39am PT
If you have a little skill a 9mm Cobra Derringer should suffice and there won’t be any gore on the carpet.

Dec 3, 2017 - 08:43am PT
Big D giving firearm advice?
Looks like the devil needs long - johns for Christmas.

Nobody really needs a gun, right? I mean, if I want to hunt pigs with a knife you're all good with that, right? Oh wait, California's specifically banned that too. Something about it being cruel you the animal I think...

Occupied Territory
Dec 3, 2017 - 08:47am PT
If you're not really a "gun guy" I would go with a 38 special revolver. Any brand will be fine. Get about a four to six inch barrel and a grip that is comfy.

Pros: Will do the job and pleasant to shoot. Not too pricey. Extremely simple, so no cycling of the slide to load. No jamming and you can just pull trigger through missfires. You can pistol-whip people with it with confidence. Easy to check to see if loaded. Does not require a magazine.

Cons: shoots six rounds, so hit something quickly. Not fast to reload. People will think you are not a serious gun person if you don't have some sort of semi-auto. You might be mistaken for an old cop.

I agree. Lots of good advice in this post. Especially the last sentence.

Dec 3, 2017 - 08:50am PT
Revolvers aren't fast?
Nah bro, like big D says, all you needs a little skillz.


Sport climber
Dec 3, 2017 - 08:53am PT

What about some rounds of NVC?

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, CO
Dec 3, 2017 - 09:25am PT

I agree. Lots of good advice in this post. Especially the last sentence.

Thanks, Jody. I actually read many of those sentiments the other day and added a few of my own.

Now personally, I like a .45 with a double column magazine. Currently I have an FN. I shot it with a female friend a while back and it failed to cycle because she limp wristed it. It also won't shoot Walmart White Box ammo (Winchester cheapo). So that puts it in the dog house for general use. It shoots fine in my hands and I run a hotter load in it.

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Dec 3, 2017 - 09:49am PT
Jonnyrig, there is a reason I am offering gun advice. I think that the Derringer pistol can be an answer to the Second Amendment dilemma.
The Second Amendment can be amended to read....” the right to bear Derringer pistols...”
This will have the salubrious benefits of....
No more mass shootings.
Increased tracking and stalking skills for hunters who want to be successful.
More suicides by guns will move to the attempt column.
Major increases in the woodcock, duck and quail populations.
Macho hunters seeking apex predator trophies would have the fulfillment (should they survive) of going mano a mano.

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 3, 2017 - 09:49am PT
she limp wristed it.

You need to give her a FN 5.7 for Xmas!

Dec 3, 2017 - 09:53am PT
The intelligent class does NOT need gun.

The st00pid modern gross materialists always manipulate the gross material energies inefficiently due to their terrible poor fund of knowledge.

St00pid modern gross materialists ......

Dec 3, 2017 - 09:54am PT
Ok. That's funny right there.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Dec 3, 2017 - 10:07am PT
The Center for Disease Control has been keeping records on this subject for many decades. And here is what they found:

Let's consider the situation when a home defense weapon is fired.

In ninety percent (90%) of the such cases, when a home defense weapon is fired, an intruder is not involved. Instead, the gun is used by a resident of the home to kill another resident of the home.

Of the 90% of the above cases, almost 100% of these are one of the following:
Husband shooting the wife
Boyfriend shooting his girlfriend
Young male committing suicide

See a pattern here? If there is a male living in the home, then people in the home will be safer if a home defense gun was not present.

I'm just saying.
another nickname

Social climber
Yazoo Ms
Dec 3, 2017 - 12:26pm PT
I've got my entire apartment rigged to blow up the minute an intruder is detected by my highly technical detection technologies, which I can't talk about on the internet.

Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Dec 3, 2017 - 12:47pm PT
I was thinking about training rattlers for home defense.

My attempts with cats were unsuccessful.


P.S. Is Jody for hire?
Jebus H Bomz

Sacramento, CA
Dec 3, 2017 - 01:02pm PT
thoughts and prayers
thoughts and prayers
Credit: Jebus H Bomz

Prayer is the answer.

Occupied Territory
Dec 3, 2017 - 02:27pm PT
zardoz...keeping it simple is always the best way to go. The .38 special revolver is what I trained at the academy with but we transitioned two years later to semi-auto. I STILL prefer the revolver. I keep a couple of speed loaders with it and can reload in about 1.5 seconds. I have always figured that if I need more than 6 I would be in deep poop anyway.

As far as limp wristing goes...another reason to stay with revolvers. I have seen more malfunctions because of limp wristing than anything else.
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