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    Need some input please

    First off, if this is in the wrong area, please forgive me

    I am on the fence about which gun I should buy for home defense. I am very interested in the Smith and Wesson SW40VE, but I also wouldn't mind having the Glock 22. Anybody have a prefrence? Any feedback would be very much appreciated.

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    Thread moved to the appropriate forum, no worries.
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    For home defense you can't go wrong with the good old scatter gun with buckshot :-). I carry a Glock on duty and like it a lot. I also have a Smith and Wesson M&P 40 that is a very nice gun. Both the Glock and Smith are reliable and easy to use. I have shown my wife both of them and she could easily operate them (just point and pull the trigger) if for some reason I wasn't home and something happened.

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    A local PD here years ago had the Sigma (SW40VE) as their duty issue weapon. Heard a lot of complaints from the officers about it; Had one jailer at my dept. carry it and love it. I owned one in 9mm, and loved it. That said both my dept. and that local PD issue Glock 22 now. I love it so much, I bought a Glock 27 to go with it. Whatever you choose, practice and know it well.
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    If I have to chose of the two, I'd go with Glock. Glock's are more hardy and if it's going to sit in a drawer for an extended period of time, you don't want to worry about it being too dusty to work properly.

    Most of high end weapons- sigs, Kimber, etc- are high maintenance. If you don't clean them regularly, they are prone to malfunction.

    S&W has a poor track record with me as far as their semi-automatic weapons, so I don't depend on them. Smith and other companies, if you notice, their guns are starting to look like Glocks. That trend should tell you something- that Glocks are the way to go.

    That being said, I agree with Astier. The best home defense weapon in my book is a good old fashioned side-by-side coach gun loaded with .00 buck. Most models run ya about $150-$200. You don't really need to practice with it once you are familiar with how to load it. Just point and shoot.

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    Pump action shotgun would get my vote.
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    Thank you so much everyone for the input! Its looking more likely that I will be getting a shotgun instead of a pistol.

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    Welcome bac...oh nevermind

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    A good scattergun worked for this young lady.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odd View Post
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    yes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post
    A good scattergun worked for this young lady.

    Oklahoma widow, 18, shoots, kills intruder in home - SFGate
    Thats the first story I thought about, I LOVE that story, good for her!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob84 View Post
    Thank you so much everyone for the input! Its looking more likely that I will be getting a shotgun instead of a pistol.
    You can't go wrong with the shotgun and the Glock I love my Glock so much I have the 22 and 27 along with my 870 wingmaster w/00 buck!!! Intruders welcome
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    Nothing beats home defense like a shotgun. A handgun in the nightstand, or somewhere that's easily accessable is still a good idea, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan 42 View Post
    Pump action shotgun would get my vote.
    Agreed, if you choose a shotgun a pump repeater is the best choice.

    Just point and shoot.
    A shotgun is not "point and shoot," however. The spread of buckshot inside conversational distances is not great, and still requires that it be aimed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacLean View Post
    Agreed, if you choose a shotgun a pump repeater is the best choice.



    A shotgun is not "point and shoot," however. The spread of buckshot inside conversational distances is not great, and still requires that it be aimed.
    This. Especially the aim part.

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    Great input, thanks everyone!

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    Get an old Blunderbus. you'll only need one shot and can practically shoot it in the wrong direction and still hit them...with nails, glass, or whatever, you decide what kind of wonderful shrapnel you want to make them aquainted with.


    Or...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjohnson63 View Post
    Get an old Blunderbus. you'll only need one shot and can practically shoot it in the wrong direction and still hit them...with nails, glass, or whatever, you decide what kind of wonderful shrapnel you want to make them aquainted with.


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    Betty Lou... A combination AK-57 uzzie radar lasar triple barrel double scoped heat-seakin shotgun
    Ebay maybe?

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    Just get a light sabre
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    Quote Originally Posted by abom334 View Post
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