This is NWF so...
I get it. I'm not trying to make a case on what "might" be the best tool for the job, but being aware of all options and other factors considered, that doesn't necessarily mean everyone is going to make the choice to go SBR/PCC for home defense.Let's put it this way,
I have all of those available for HD and would choose sbr, pcc, and shotgun over pistol.
If someone comes out saying a rifle is clumsy for home defense but a pistol with a red dot and suppressor is easier to use it just makes me wonder…. And if you throwing optics, suppressors and potentially buying a HK I don’t think funds are an issue.I get it. I'm not trying to make a case on what "might" be the best tool for the job, but being aware of all options and other factors considered, that doesn't necessarily mean everyone is going to make the choice to go SBR/PCC for home defense.
A. They don't own one and consider it a very niche firearm. Not cost effective considering it's limitations outside of it's effective envelope. Ie., It doesn't fulfill the role of a handgun (carry/conceal/portability), doesn't fulfill the job of a long range weapon or "hunting rifle", while either one of those "may" fulfill the home defense role "adequately".
B. Controvery surrounding them and pending rules and regulartions may cause a person to have an avoidance to owning one. Ie., The learning curve is more than they want to delve into.
C. Comfort level learning and training on a new platform. Ie., Go with what you know.
D. To name a few....
All's I was sayin was... let's try not to make the assumption he needs to be re-educated and make more of an effort to provide helpful info in response to his actual questions. Tag on points to ponder and personal insights on the overall subject... fine... but it's not terribly helpful making that the focus and ignoring the actual subject matter he's actually asking about. KWIM?
I've been in that boat before and it can be a little frustrating to sort through a pile of replies (as entertaining and informative on other subject matter as they might be) with no actual content germain to what I was actually asking about.
What he's most familiar and feels most comfortable and confident with... I can't argue.If someone comes out saying a rifle is clumsy for home defense but a pistol with a red dot and suppressor is easier to use it just makes me wonder….
I came close to ordering the HK45T, but then I decided against it due to the price of a plastic pistol.What he's most familiar and feels most comfortable and confident with... I can't argue.
If it's a given that he's set on a handgun though... I don't have any suggestions on what suppressor might serve him well on that particular firearm, no personal experience with an H&K tactical handgun or how good the trigger may or may not be in comparison to a standard 1911.
Yep, I would also add: see them in the yard via cameras with motion detection & phone alerts and confront them from a position of advantage before they even get a chance to break in.Ar pistol. 10" barrel. Suppressed. Streamlight. 300 blackout.
Quiet and easy to maneuver.
We hear someone break in I take position at the top of the stairs while wife calls police and wait.
I dare you to enter my stairwell....
Obviously he/she does not, hence the attempted course correction.That's making the assumption that the OP doesn't know what he doesn't know... vs... he knows plenty well what the pros and cons are in those platforms and has opted for one over the other for his own personal reasons. After all.. his question wasn't, "what should I use for home defense?", right?
Giving him the benefit of the doubt that he knows what he wants, it seems to serve him better to offer helpful info specific to his questions than try and "re-educate" him down the path others think is "mo'betta", IMHO.
Waaaaa? You mean gear quickly sees diminishing returns and skills/tactics are paramount!It's the natural order of things. When you don't know what you don't know...then people who do know what you don't know will attempt to course correct you where they see you heading down a wonky path.
Saw it all the time when talking with budding new photographers looking to make a career. Lots of talk about lenses or bodies when what they should have been asking was about lighting, business, and skills.
But, hey, OP wants to have misconceptions about operability of a carbine vs a pistol...I can only hope he reaches out to @Cerberus Group at some point for some hands on training.
Yes, but keep in mind not all homes are owned and modifications are not an option.Heck, for all the worry people have about what gun to use for home defense, seems like some simple home modifications would make it far more defensible regardless of the former choice.
Just move the weatherstripping to the side and it'll hide the screwheads. "Don't ask, don't tell".While mostly true, even putting some longer screws in the door jam can make a big difference and that modification could be done without any obvious signs of modification.