Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > Around the Campfire
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-09-2018, 02:26 PM   #51
txpitdog
Pope & Young
 
txpitdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Kingwood
Hunt In: Polk Co., TX & La Flore Co., OK
Default

1. Live in a good area
2. Get to know your neighbors
3. Exterior lighting like Clark Grizwold would use
4. Quality locks on doors and gates
5. Landscaping trimmed to prevent hidden access to windows and doors
6. Home alarm system
7. Dog
8. Family plan
9. Shotgun goes booyah
txpitdog is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 02:39 PM   #52
SaltwaterSlick
Pope & Young
 
SaltwaterSlick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave View Post
A dog, most break in's result from checking a house first. If you have a dog barking they don't come back.
Yep, got me some of that too... Sort of my alarm that I need to check on something if I'm home...
SaltwaterSlick is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 02:40 PM   #53
Louis
Eight Point
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Default

870 express 20 ga pump with number 4s. Works great
Louis is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 02:43 PM   #54
BrianL
Pope & Young
 
BrianL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: TX
Hunt In: TX
Default

Name:  growling_dog.jpg
Views: 249
Size:  11.2 KB
BrianL is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 02:44 PM   #55
crawdaddct
Ten Point
 
crawdaddct's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Kingwood
Hunt In: Unknown
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2B4Him View Post
I wouldn't consider it ready for home defense if a round wasn't already chambered.
Shotguns are notorious for going off if dropped. Depending on the brand and safety, most of the time you should never have one in the chamber. Unless your okay with shooting yourself. Handguns and AR, should always have a round in the chamber. At least that's the way we were trained.

I should clarify, if you have a tactical shotgun with bolt safety, then yes you can store loaded. Its the standard shotguns with trigger safeties that are very dangerous and should not be chambered until ready to shoot.

Last edited by crawdaddct; 01-09-2018 at 02:49 PM.
crawdaddct is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 02:46 PM   #56
crawdaddct
Ten Point
 
crawdaddct's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Kingwood
Hunt In: Unknown
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by txpitdog View Post
1. Live in a good area
2. Get to know your neighbors
3. Exterior lighting like Clark Grizwold would use
4. Quality locks on doors and gates
5. Landscaping trimmed to prevent hidden access to windows and doors
6. Home alarm system
7. Dog
8. Family plan
9. Shotgun goes booyah
That about sums up my plan...
crawdaddct is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 02:49 PM   #57
BrianL
Pope & Young
 
BrianL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: TX
Hunt In: TX
Default

Then I have my two..... I'm sure something somewhere mount be scared. .. If you show up disguised as a mouse or rabbit, you are going to die!



Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
BrianL is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 02:58 PM   #58
justin81
Eight Point
 
justin81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Del Valle TX
Hunt In: Del Valle TX
Default

I still don't see the point in using birdshot in a shotgun. It's for birds.
justin81 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 03:13 PM   #59
BowPro73
Eight Point
 
BowPro73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Huntsville, TX
Default

45 auto with a loudencer

Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
BowPro73 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 03:40 PM   #60
Da' Hitman
Eight Point
 
Da' Hitman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Fort Worth
Hunt In: Kerr County, Smith County
Default

Personally i like the Mossberg, but any weapon will do
Attached Images
 
Da' Hitman is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 03:46 PM   #61
DJM
Pope & Young
 
DJM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Kempner TX
Hunt In: Mills Co,Coryell Co,Lampasas Co
Default

1)Multiple motion sensor lights.
2)Fenced /gated yard.
3)Multiple dogs.(2 noise makers and one biter.)
4)870...........you MIGHT hear the safety click off.

DJ
DJM is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 03:50 PM   #62
allenshawn1
Six Point
 
allenshawn1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: DFW
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by da' hitman View Post
personally i like the mossberg, but any weapon will do
nice
allenshawn1 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 03:52 PM   #63
Pullersboy
Pope & Young
 
Pullersboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Weatherford
Hunt In: Erath & Hamilton Counties.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SaltwaterSlick View Post
Shotgun is indeed an effective home or elsewhere defense weapon...

Some of my personal favorites:

1. SRM12-16 16 rounds +1 in the barrel... 4 selectable magazine tubes (#4 birdshot in 2 tubes and 00buckshot in the other 2... plus a very sharp breeching tool for a muzzle brake...

Attachment 891579

2. KSG12 14 rounds +1 in the barrel... 2 7round selectable magazine tubes, one full of #4's and 1 full of 00 buckshot...

Attachment 891578

3. Benelli M4 Tactical with a tube estension Just 8 rounds of whatever makes you happy...

Attachment 891577
Do you anticipate being in a position where you'll have to shotgun breach doors inside your own home?
Pullersboy is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 04:20 PM   #64
switchbackxt
Eight Point
 
switchbackxt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: New Caney, Tx
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by justin81 View Post
German Shepherd
^^^
This plus two Doberman's
switchbackxt is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 04:29 PM   #65
FVR JR
Four Point
 
FVR JR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Houston
Hunt In: San Saba County, Colorado County
Default

I've got an old 20 gauge Montgomery Ward pump with #3 buck in the closet and a 1911 in my nightstand. I guess if WW3 starts in my living room I'll be outgunned.
FVR JR is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 04:44 PM   #66
SaltwaterSlick
Pope & Young
 
SaltwaterSlick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pullersboy View Post
Do you anticipate being in a position where you'll have to shotgun breach doors inside your own home?
No, but it's there in case I need it... Would sure leave a mark up side the head if it ever got "close quarters"...
SaltwaterSlick is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 04:54 PM   #67
EarleyBird
Ten Point
 
EarleyBird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Leon County
Hunt In: Home
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave View Post
A dog, most break in's result from checking a house first. If you have a dog barking they don't come back.
^This, and lighting. Every cop I know swears by leaving some exterior and interior lights on. I know in my HS days, sneaking girls out their bedroom window, or sneaking in, was always way less stressful when all the lights were off outside.

But to answer the OP's firearm question: pump 20ga with #6 or #4 shot.
EarleyBird is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 04:55 PM   #68
gumbl3
Ten Point
 
gumbl3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: anna
Hunt In: muenster
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Buff View Post
Nothing beats a biting dog
gumbl3 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 05:09 PM   #69
xman59
Pope & Young
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by allenshawn1 View Post
Sure this will stir the pot. My personal favorite is a pump shotgun with buckshot. Had a friend of mine say "yeah, that's a good one so you don't hurt anyone else by shooting through the wall", lol. I informed him of the power and force of a 12 gauge shotgun.

The sound of the action alone is enough to make someone ***x there pants.
my best home defense is my dog,,,, then me.... and no the pump action of a shotgun will not make anyone ***x their pants,,, i have been on both ends of the shotgun........


30 years as an leo showed me how very effective a big dog can be,,, and they never go "off duty" they can hear stuff and alert you way ahead of an actual intruder being inside with you....

Last edited by xman59; 01-09-2018 at 05:14 PM.
xman59 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 05:16 PM   #70
krisw
Pope & Young
 
krisw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Hughes Springs, TX
Hunt In: Cass County
Default

Can't believe you people have guns. Just laying about. I would prefer a silenced SBR, but I don't have one. Or an AR, but I don't own one of those either.

I wouldn't have an unloaded weapon for home defense. Lights on outside the house and not inside make it more difficult to see in. I wouldn't use birdshot in a shotgun either.
krisw is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 05:22 PM   #71
duckmanep
Ten Point
 
duckmanep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northeast TX
Default

What's wrong with birdshot? Most shots inside a home would be within 30 ft I'm guessing and birdshot is less likely to penetrate a wall and hit an unintended target. More likely to hit target on a throw it up and shoot in a hurry or shoot from the hip situation.
duckmanep is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 05:29 PM   #72
bullets13
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Fannett
Hunt In: Marion Co, Jefferson Co
Default

Birdshot at close range will create a giant wound, but won’t go through three walls and kill a family member.
bullets13 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 05:42 PM   #73
jerp
Pope & Young
 
jerp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Aledo
Hunt In: Shackleford Co.
Default

Years back a buddy of mine was sitting at the base of a tree squirrel hunting when a doe wandered by. He shot it at less than 10 yards with a 20 gauge load of #6. It killed that doe very dead and made an impressive wound
jerp is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 05:44 PM   #74
duckmanep
Ten Point
 
duckmanep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northeast TX
Default

I shot a coyote at about 10 yds with birdshot and it punched a big hole.
duckmanep is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 06:21 PM   #75
Mike D
Pope & Young
 
Mike D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: North Texas
Hunt In: Haskell County, TX
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by duckmanep View Post
a reliable pump shotgun with bird shot.



you boys talking $2,000 rigs (sbr with suppressor) are crazy. no way I'm leaving that rig out of the safe for the first crackhead that breaks into my house to grab.


That’s why I have insurance.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
Mike D is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 06:29 PM   #76
Mike D
Pope & Young
 
Mike D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: North Texas
Hunt In: Haskell County, TX
Default

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/201...arious-rounds/


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
Mike D is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 06:34 PM   #77
Junkers88
Ten Point
 
Junkers88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: San Marcos
Hunt In: searching
Default

We adopted two pitbulls. Charolette and Buckie are just adorable little 100lb teddy bears. We know they won't actually hurt anyone but they sleep in the living room as a "deterrent" in case someone walks in the house unannounced. My four year old just crawls all over them tugging on those soft little ears and such.
















Non of that is true. I have an Ithaca 12 gauge that takes care of home defense.


God bless and happy hunting.
Richard.
Junkers88 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 06:47 PM   #78
hooligan
Pope & Young
 
hooligan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Worth
Hunt In: Foard Co.
Default

Well if anyone ever managed to make it past my attack corgi then my wife’s night stand has a 9mm and mine has a 45.

300bo SBR is in the closet. Wife knows to grab her pistol and the rifle and shut herself in the bathroom. I really want to build a 20ga or 410 up for home defense
hooligan is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 06:53 PM   #79
12RingKing
Pope & Young
 
12RingKing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Lake Jackson
Hunt In: The Grocery Store...
Default

I have my AR pistol and a few various 9mm glocks.
12RingKing is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 08:32 PM   #80
chuckw
Six Point
 
chuckw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Hunt In: hall, cottle, motley, swisher, and hutchinson counties
Default

12ga with high brass 6's
chuckw is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 08:46 PM   #81
Texas89
Ten Point
 
Texas89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Round Rock/Columbus
Hunt In: Columbus
Default

Have a youth model 20gauge with #4’s a cow dog and solid lock on the door for the wife. I have my AR and a light for “hunting”


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Texas89 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 08:56 PM   #82
LWD
Ten Point
 
LWD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Grapevine
Hunt In: Young County and anywhere else I can
Default

Has anyone suggested something belt fed? Judging from the previous answers, I'm going to guess this idea won't be well-received. ;-)

LWD
LWD is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 09:23 PM   #83
Leon County Slayer
Associate Sponsor
 
Leon County Slayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Houston
Hunt In: Camo (Leon County) - Knifemaker<><
Default

1) Door Guardians on all exterior doors. Check them out at Ace hardware. Found these a few years ago and nearly impossible to kick in or sledgehammer through.

2) Carly (friendly dog with those we tell her to be)


3) SSBR w/ light until shotgun purchase
Attached Images
 
Leon County Slayer is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 09:31 PM   #84
krisw
Pope & Young
 
krisw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Hughes Springs, TX
Hunt In: Cass County
Default

Neopolitan Mastiff?
krisw is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 09:37 PM   #85
tigerscowboy
Ten Point
 
tigerscowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Richmond/Sugar Land
Hunt In: Birds @ Eagle Lake. Elk, Pronghorn, Nigai, Carribou, Deer @ TX, CO, MO, WY, & Alaska. Bass TX & MO.
Default

Handguns and defenders with red dots. No lights to give our position

All here know to shoot till empty
tigerscowboy is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 09:40 PM   #86
FeetDown
Four Point
 
FeetDown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Davik View Post
A fresh can of wasp and hornet spray...
I bought my wife a can of bear spray. No doubt she can and will be able to use it effectively should the need arise. Cleanup would suck but that is pretty low on my list of concerns in this situation.

Quote:
Originally Posted by okrattler View Post
Whatever I can grab the quickest. I still think I need to get a chainsaw for a home defense weapon. You talk about the sound of a shotgun chambering a round making someone run,mine is already loaded. But a chainsaw would have the same affect if not even better. If you were in someone's house in the dark,you've never been there before so you don't know the layout and somewhere in the darkness you hear a chainsaw try to turn over. All the sudden the chainsaw comes to life and a half naked guy runs out swinging it,lops the legs off a table and continues towards you....you ain't gonna stay there and see what happens next.

Heck I'd probably run out fully nude just for the full affect.
Attached Images
 
FeetDown is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 09:41 PM   #87
Leon County Slayer
Associate Sponsor
 
Leon County Slayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Houston
Hunt In: Camo (Leon County) - Knifemaker<><
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by krisw View Post
Neopolitan Mastiff?
Very possible but she was a new born rescue so we’re not certain. Smart dog, great with the family and takes instruction. Pretty good bark to boot.
Leon County Slayer is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 10:27 PM   #88
Loneaggie
Pope & Young
 
Loneaggie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Arlington
Hunt In: Haskell County
Default

90# of muscle and teeth.... he’s proved his stripes with an attempted intruder already. Backup is my EDC 9mm on the nightstand.
Loneaggie is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 10:33 PM   #89
Gherkin05
Eight Point
 
Gherkin05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Blanco Co.
Hunt In: NM,CO,TX
Default



This and my Anatolian Shepard.
Gherkin05 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-09-2018, 10:38 PM   #90
Ryan81
Eight Point
 
Ryan81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: NE Texas
Hunt In: NE Texas, Oklahoma
Default

I’ve got a Remington 870 (18.5” barrel w/extended tube) and 00 Buck.

My sound alarm are two Corgis that bark at anything. And I mean anything out of the ordinary. If I open a door in the middle of the night they’re flipping **** barking.

I’ll also randomly have a pistol or AR15 sitting next to my bed after hunting. But that 870 with 00 is my go to in this 1100 sq ft house.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Ryan81 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com