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HueyCobra8151

Well-Known Member
pilot
You did a poor job of summing up.

I think that most folks here like to plan for for the worst case scenario, with the knowledge that it's a lot easier to adjust to a less severe threat, than spool up to meet one that is more dangerous than previously anticipated.
So a shotgun is not enough for a worst case scenario and your assertion is that you need a bedside AR to TRULY be prepared?

Blindly ramping up the "worst case scenario" without any logic isn't being more prepared, it's just being retarded.

What if they have hand grenades and high explosives? Clearly you are just paying it lip service unless you dig a fighting hole with a sump. I hope you have the range card for your house and yard filled out and it will take some effort...but unless you register the FPF you can't truly be safe either.

I own a 6.8mm AR (among others) and no shotgun, and after this thread I feel like going out to buy a new 870...blah.
 
So a shotgun is not enough for a worst case scenario and your assertion is that you need a bedside AR to TRULY be prepared?

Blindly ramping up the "worst case scenario" without any logic isn't being more prepared, it's just being retarded.

What if they have hand grenades and high explosives? Clearly you are just paying it lip service unless you dig a fighting hole with a sump. I hope you have the range card for your house and yard filled out and it will take some effort...but unless you register the FPF you can't truly be safe either.

I own a 6.8mm AR (among others) and no shotgun, and after this thread I feel like going out to buy a new 870...blah.
I don't think anyone's making the above case. However, incidences such as Katrina show the possibility of a localized many on one type of situation if we end up with marauding armed looters. In that case an AR would certainly be helpful. Or if you live in one of the Southwestern states and one of the cartel 'Zeta' hit teams that are beginning to operate on this side of the border (yes, that's actually what they are called) gets the wrong address. Ask rare21 if you want but I think there's a reason most departments carry an AR in the car instead of a shotgun.

Not necessarily a bedside AR either - if you feel comfortable with a lower assumption of risk, keep your AR in the safe but loaded and ready and keep your shotgun/pistol close to your bed (to handle the majority of scenarios which may be pothead low end TV deals) and then you can fight your way to the AR if attacked by a mass force. Like Bevo said, it's not so much about going paranoid for the worst case scenario as having a continuum of force options.
 

HueyCobra8151

Well-Known Member
pilot
Now you are just being obtuse. Hopefully you are doing it intentionally in a poor effort at making a point. I really hope you are not as dense as that last post makes you sound.
Clearly I am intentionally being obtuse...I did not literally mean that you should start setting up a defensive battle position in your house. The same way you have been obtuse with everything I have said previously.

It is just irritating when I have stated several times over that we are debating two completely different topics, and you still keep going back to the same shit.

Oh well, never been happier to get "negative rep" from someone.
 
I've had a CCW for about 8 years now. I found that the best self defense weapon is the one you actually carry. A weapon that is too big and bulky, and therefore not carried isn't too effective. I carry a Keltec P32. It's s tiny .32 ACP that I don't even realize I'm carrying most of the time. I picked up a Galco pocket holster several years back and it's great. As for cleaning, frankly, it gets cleaned and oiled about every two months - when I remember. Still, no rust, and it goes bang when needed.

I know that my pistol has prevented me from being robbed on multiple occasions. About 18 months ago I was almost robbed while pumping gas - almost. Thankfully I saw the fella before he got on top of me. I was able to take a couple steps back and reach for my Keltec that was in my right front pocket. I didn't need to pull it out. As soon as the fella realized he was burned, he turned and ran. Now, had I bluffed without a gun, and he called, I would have ended up robbed and wounded. Instead, I drove away one in one peace with all my possessions.
 

OldNavy

Registered User
I agree with you.
For a long time, my EDC was a 9mm of some sort. I carried IWB
I found myself carrying less and less, especially for short trips out of the house. Didn't want the hassle of having to gear up, worry about my cover garment (Orlando in the Summer), etc.
I downsized to a Ruger LCP .380.
In a DeSantis holster, I can drop it in my pocket and pretty much forget that it's there.
And I'm carrying it almost all the time when I leave the house.

ETA Crap. Just noticed the date on this post.
 
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