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Typical Home Defense Distance

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:35 am
by usmc1963
What is the typical home defense distance you shoot at the range? I’ve heard 7 to 10 yards. What I did was pace off the maximum distance in my house about 15 paces and that’s the max distance I will shoot at the range. But I’ve also pattern my shotgun for shorter and longer distances to see what the pattern would look like. Much more than 15 paces and the bad guy would be outside and then I could have a whole new set of problems.

Re: Typical Home Defense Distance

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:10 pm
by SHOOTER13
Did exactly the same thing Marine...measured the longest distance in the hallway and in every room and use that as a basis for patterning loads from the shotgun as well as my handguns, including presentations from cover and firing without the sights off hip ( instinctive / point shooting ). I even practice with my weak hand...ya never know!

Re: Typical Home Defense Distance

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:38 pm
by usmc1963
SHOOTER13 wrote:Did exactly the same thing Marine...measured the longest distance in the hallway and in every room and use that as a basis for patterning loads from the shotgun as well as my handguns, including presentations from cover and firing without the sights off hip ( instinctive / point shooting ). I even practice with my weak hand...ya never know!


I like that. Thank you for your 32 years of service.

Re: Typical Home Defense Distance

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:18 pm
by SHOOTER13
...and your service too sir !!

Re: Typical Home Defense Distance

PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:58 pm
by akerscqb
Good plan.

Re: Typical Home Defense Distance

PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:35 pm
by fitzknny
;) Three to seven yards in my house, still going between #4 and # 00. It won't be a hard choice when needed. The times however, seem to be getting dicy around my neck of the "woods". When the free stuff goes away, I figure the "gimmie's" will be just around the corner..... sorry, if I got off topic, but we're talking HD loads and distance........ and the times!

Re: Typical Home Defense Distance

PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:31 am
by Eddie Southgate
My house gun is a 1917 M12 12 ga short barrel and is loaded with 2 loads of 7.5's on top of 00 buck . In house the 7.5 is safer as it will not generally penetrate drywall with enough force to kill someone on the other side but at across the room distance will make a great big hole in my target. I also have my 70 series 1911 loaded with 8 and two 8 round mags handy just in case . If attacked by Zombies or Mutants (Democrats ) in force I have a pre-Ban Colt and a claymore bag of 30rnd mags as well as any number of scope sighted bolt guns and no less than 500 rounds of ammo for each. If needed I also have the skill sets to make the claymores to go in the bag given the materials (Hardware store/ Walmart stuff ) to work with. In house distance in my house is not more than 15 ft max.

Eddie

Re: Typical Home Defense Distance

PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:36 pm
by redryder
Depending on the outcome November 8. We might need flame throwers. They proved effective in Korea and Vietnam for eliminating undesirables.

Re: Typical Home Defense Distance

PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:00 pm
by Ol Deuce
redryder wrote:Depending on the outcome November 8. We might need flame throwers. They proved effective in Korea and Vietnam for eliminating undesirables.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

My house gun is my .44 6shooter ;) If they come in ,they won't be walking out.!!! :roll: I hope ;)
Ol Deuce

Re: Typical Home Defense Distance

PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:01 am
by redryder
Went off subject. Did not answer the question. My defensive distance is twelve-feet. Twice my body length.