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Old 03-19-2020, 08:40 PM
Fishman33 Fishman33 is offline
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What are you 1911 folks using for your house gun?

I have several 1911's that hang in the safe. I do have a 12 gauge for home use but my main house gun is a bedroom VP9 with tactical light. What say you?
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Old 03-19-2020, 08:46 PM
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Springfield 5.25 .45 , wanted high capacity with a tac light. Used Powder River parts for a decent trigger pull. Dedicated night stand gun although it gets carried out in the woods on occasion.

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Old 03-19-2020, 08:49 PM
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Are you asking about a specific room or house carry...

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Old 03-19-2020, 08:55 PM
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A landline and a cell phone on the night stand with 911 programed for speed dial.
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Old 03-19-2020, 09:12 PM
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Used to be a Model 1917 Colt in .357 -------- BUT in the current situation the 870 with 00 Buck is now the head bulldog in this kennel.

Californians are now on Stay Home orders as of tonight at 7;00 PM.

The poop is getting close to the fan.

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Old 03-19-2020, 09:17 PM
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I'm a 1911 guy. Not surprising for a 1911 Forum member.

Whether for range use, daily carry, in-house SD, or collectibility, I like to keep things the same. One "manual of arms", rather than a different one for each purpose.

Just in case, for "SHTF" scenarios, there are also some rifles.... those that the Dems say "no one needs".

But I totally understand that many others might have their own good reasons for choosing something else, including shotguns...and there are many other good choices.

Unless someone puts in some practice time and understands their gun well (including maintenance), a 1911 might not be a best choice. But for 1911 enthusiasts who know and regularly shoot their 1911s (becoming reflexively adept with its operation), it likely is their best choice. The short, light trigger pull and feel of a quality 1911 is a notable advantage IMHO, permitting multiple rapid hits on a BG. And 45acp continues to stand well insofar as slowing down and/or stopping a BG. It's not a round a BG would choose (given a "this or that choice") to be hit by.

Then there's Creepy Uncle Joe Biden who advises two shotgun blasts in the air.
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Old 03-19-2020, 09:20 PM
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No change... a 1911 of some flavor being carried in and around the house and property. A couple of 12ga SBSs (an Ithaca 37 14" and a Springfield SxS 9") at the door and chairside. A 10.5" SBR AR bedside...
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Old 03-19-2020, 09:31 PM
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A 300blk SBR tucked between my bed and nightstand, helps me sleep at night. A Kimber Raptor .45ACP 1911 in my office, allows me to work in comfort. A S&W M&P 340, when not in my pocket, hangs out with me in the family room inside the coffee/battle table drawer, then transitions into my nightstand drawer at bedtime.
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Old 03-19-2020, 09:32 PM
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A couple Glock 17's, a couple AR's, a couple 870s, and my XD carry gun.
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Old 03-19-2020, 09:34 PM
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In a normal world my SIG P365 is more than enough gun for anyone who might break in looking for free stuff. However if this craziness gets any worse I'll be loading up a .300 Blackout AR pistol and keeping it at the ready.
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Old 03-19-2020, 09:39 PM
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In house out of house 'pocket carry' Springfield Hellcat.

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Old 03-19-2020, 09:41 PM
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I dunno.
Which ever one is closest at the time.
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Old 03-19-2020, 09:49 PM
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S&W 686 loaded with Remington FBI loads plus a loaded speed loader with the same.
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Old 03-19-2020, 09:52 PM
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I had an old salt give me the best advice on house guns that Iíve followed. He told me to pick an idiot proof firearm that anyone can operate. He said youíll most likely be woken from a dead sleep and youíll want something dead nits reliable and simple to operate. He also made an argument for higher capacity because youíll most likely be in sleep wear with no pockets. He didnít disparage a revolver by any means. Following his advice, Iíve settled on a Remington LW 1100 20 gauge that only requires a single throw of the bolt to get into use. 20 gauge because my wife can handle it. For a sidearm, a Glock 17 with extended 20 round magazine. I donít have a WML as I keep a handheld SureFire that is more versatile. My wifeís is a S&W Model 10 with a laser. She likes it better, but can handle operating the others.


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Old 03-19-2020, 10:08 PM
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My Colt Defender or Govt 45acp , it's all I need to get the job done .
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Old 03-19-2020, 10:22 PM
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Bedside is a Beretta M9A1 with TLR-1 light plus the carry guns in the nightstand. Also and extra loaded Beretta mag in the nightstand. If I have to get out of bed and you're noisy enough to piss me off it's the AR with light in the chest of drawers. Around the house whatever I'm carrying. Most likely it will be the Glock 43 that's kind of taken over unless going somewhere there is more than one stoplight in town. Then most likely the Beretta M9. Both IWB. But around the house where I pretty much am the most or short runs into our little town, it's the G43 with an extra mag in my pocket. Both with Pearce +1 mag extensions.

Now in my wolf den as the wife calls it and where I'm sitting now, there's a Glock 21 with +2 baseplate on the mag for 15+1 on the desk and an extra loaded mag on the desk just because I like it there. A Mossberg Shockwave with TLR-1 on it just a few paces away with ammo ready to go if I feel the need or want to step out of the room with a conversation stopper. As I've long said, "When it's conversation distance, there's no room to talk."
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Old 03-19-2020, 10:30 PM
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This works for me.

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I dunno.
Which ever one is closest at the time.
Nobody even thinks that there is a house back where I live. I always know it whenever they assign a new UPS driver to this area. I always have to track him down, and get him up to speed.
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Old 03-19-2020, 10:48 PM
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A couple of 38 snubs and a 12 gauge.
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Old 03-19-2020, 10:49 PM
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loaded an available in many rooms
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Old 03-19-2020, 10:58 PM
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Old 03-19-2020, 11:47 PM
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Plenty of 47Ds full of those modern trick designer DRT bullets with Wilson dispensers to spread the gospel.
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Old 03-19-2020, 11:47 PM
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Dillon Aero M134-D

For pocket carry my .50 BMG Derringer
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Old 03-20-2020, 12:41 AM
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A 6000 lumen flashlight with disorienting strobe feature (can also light candle and torches and capable of Cauterizing Wounds and a pocket full of marbles
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Old 03-20-2020, 01:47 AM
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Nightstand gun is a Wilson/Beretta 92G Brig Tac.
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Old 03-20-2020, 06:32 AM
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I dunno.
Which ever one is closest at the time.
Yup, that's pretty much how I roll too. Whether it's my pocket carry P365, the Fusion 5" on the night stand, 870 shottie just inside the door of the safe, my wife has her P238, there is always something 'handy'!
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