Monday, March 3, 2014

Monday Gunday: my Home Defense Carbine

There's quite a spirited discussion going on, both at the Blue Collar Prepping blog and Facebook group, about what makes the best home defense weapon.  Some folks think it's a shotgun, others a handgun, and still others a rifle.  They all make good points, and I feel that there is no objectively right answer; much like ".45 vs. 9mm" or "Colt vs. Glock" arguments, it's a matter of what works best for you.

So with that said, let me show you what I have set up for home defense

Yes, that is the most recently configuration of Kelly, my Kel-Tec Sub-2000. He is chambered in 9mm and eats from 33-round Glock magazines. I have three of them and they are all filled with Speer Gold Dot 124gr. +P JHP rounds, meaning I can bring 100 rounds of deterrence to the party if necessary. I'm told that the longer barrel effectively increases the muzzle velocity of the rounds such that they hit with a force closer to a .357 Magnum than a 9mm, but I've never chronographed them.

Kelly is further pimped out with the following goodies:

Now obviously, I have not used this firearm in an actual home defense scenario (and I hope I never will), so I cannot tell you how well it works under those conditions.  What I can tell you, however, is that I have been using all of these items for years, taking the gun to the range (and the Bidet Shoot) and practicing my "ZOMG intruder in the house what do I do?" drills*, and so far not a single one of them has failed or broken.

So, what's YOUR home defense gun wearing? Let's see some pictures, gunnies!

* Yes, I realize how stupid that sounds. As I lack formal training, I'm basically making it up as I go along anyway, so I might as well give a stupid name to my stupidly fumbling in a darkened house as I try to slice the pie in the most tactical manner possible. 

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