double barrel vs pump for home defense?
Advertise with us Click for Rates
Page 1 of 9 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 85
Like Tree113Likes

Thread: double barrel vs pump for home defense?

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Posts
    41

    Default double barrel vs pump for home defense?

    Hello all I've been in a bit of a debate with a friend. We're trying to conclude as to which is type of shotgun is best for home defense. Now clearly no one ever wants to be in this situation but you don't always get to choose how things play out. The obvious reason to go with a pump would be capacity and thats really it IMO. Obviously pumps are incredibly reliable. But no one is loading a shotgun after someone breaks in so it better be loaded beforehand. Which leads me to my first point. I believe the fact that you can leave an external hammered double loaded (NOT COCKED) 24/7 for years without wearing out your spring in the tube and potentially having feeding problems immediately in a HD situation is invaluable. Also the fact that your follow up shot doesn't require anything other than another pull of the trigger is a plus. I think it would be rare that you'll be in a situation where you will need more than 2 rounds. But if you did would it be unrealistic to have a loaded revolver in a throw over shoulder holster as a backup beside your shotgun. You'd be ready to go in no time and the intruder won't hear your incredibly loud shotgun pump and load a round. If you needed more than 2 shots its drop and draw which could be an issue under stress but I'd rather have a revolver with 6-8 more shots than another 2-4 unless you have a 590A1. On top of that reloading a revolver with a speed loader and carrying a speed loader is going to blow the reload time away on a pump and be quicker than putting in and then loading extra rounds in your pocket provided you're wearing pants. Now if you don't have a backup gun and you only have a shotgun I would lean pump but how many gun owners seriously buy one gun? Is there something I am missing because as it would be a solid choice I can't really see a pump shotgun being the best choice for HD.
    Thanks for input ahead of time,
    Elmer Fudd

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Posts
    41

    Default

    I would honestly choose a revolver over a pump for HD.

  3. #3
    Aim true ! NGF Addict! Coalcracker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Pa. Coal twp.
    Posts
    7,398

    Default

    Shot gun best. Less chance of over penetration. And a lot easier to hit the bad guy/gal. Pump vs dbbl. That would personal preference. Might as well throw semi-auto shotgun into the choices. Pic below is my HD shotgun.
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Member of
    NRA
    GOA
    Firearms Owners Against Crime


    "A man's rights rest in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box"

  4. Remove Advertisements
    NationalGunForum.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Senior Member NGF Addict! Fitasc Shooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Posts
    5,753

    Default

    00 Buck WILL penetrate a lot of walls, as in several.

    As to the spring issue on the double gun, how are you going to leave the hammers? Down on loaded chambers so an accidental bump sets them off when the gun falls? BTW, sorings weaken from "work", i.e., compression and decompression, not just sitting there. Many a WWII 1911 magazine has functioned fine after sitting loaded fore 60 years.
    "Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience", George Carlin

    FITASC: Fédération Internationale de Tir aux Armes Sportives de Chasse.

  6. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Posts
    41

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Fitasc Shooter View Post
    00 Buck WILL penetrate a lot of walls, as in several.

    As to the spring issue on the double gun, how are you going to leave the hammers? Down on loaded chambers so an accidental bump sets them off when the gun falls? BTW, sorings weaken from "work", i.e., compression and decompression, not just sitting there. Many a WWII 1911 magazine has functioned fine after sitting loaded fore 60 years.
    Was honestly not aware that springs would be fine sitting for years. As to the comment on accidental firing I seriously doubt its going to fire however you are right and its not worth the risk. Easy solution would be to leave it open loaded and facing down.

  7. #6
    Senior Member surevaliance's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Posts
    893

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Fitasc Shooter View Post
    00 Buck WILL penetrate a lot of walls, as in several.

    As to the spring issue on the double gun, how are you going to leave the hammers? Down on loaded chambers so an accidental bump sets them off when the gun falls? BTW, sorings weaken from "work", i.e., compression and decompression, not just sitting there. Many a WWII 1911 magazine has functioned fine after sitting loaded fore 60 years.
    Few years ago I was shooting guns with friend of mine on his property.
    We put targets on his old mobile home that he was going to demolish then.
    00 went through the whole building: two external and two internal walls.
    Same with slugs and 9x19.

    Our homes are built of shite.
    Therefore, I just keep my EDC G26 with loaded chamber and 31rd stick full of 115gr FMJ on my nightstand.
    Last edited by surevaliance; 06-11-2019 at 01:41 PM.
    Fitasc Shooter and Levant like this.
    Hidden Content

    Hidden Content

    armed = unharmed
    or
    unarmed = harmed
    You choose one for yourself

  8. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Posts
    41

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by surevaliance View Post
    Few years ago I was shooting guns with friend of mine on his property.
    We put targets on his old mobile home that he was going to demolish then.
    00 went through the whole building: two external and two internal walls.
    Same with slugs and 9x19.

    Our homes are built of shite.
    Therefore, I just keep my EDC G26 with loaded chamber and 31rd stick full of 115gr FMJ on my nightstand.
    Look into R.I.P rounds

  9. #8
    Aim true ! NGF Addict! Coalcracker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Pa. Coal twp.
    Posts
    7,398

    Default

    Mines loaded with 6 shot.
    Popeye, gvaldeg1 and Northtidesix like this.
    Member of
    NRA
    GOA
    Firearms Owners Against Crime


    "A man's rights rest in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box"

  10. #9
    Ancient Gaseous Emanation Popeye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Sacramento area, CA
    Posts
    51,627

    Default

    Short barrel SxS vs short barrel pump vs short barrel semi-automatic shotgun for home defense? Pick the one that blows up yer skirt the highest. But if you choose a semi-automatic, tear it down every three months and lube it. Don't expect it to flawlessly work after sitting for a year or longer.

    I chose a Remington 870 pump. Leedi chose a Remington 11-87 semi with a shortened buttstock..

    00 Buck is overkill for home defense... unless you live in a warehouse or a barn. After testing, I chose high brass #4 shot loads for ranges of 20 ft or less (the max distance of a home defense shot).
    The difference between a Socialist and a Communist is that the Socialist doesn't have all the guns yet.

  11. #10
    Senior Member NGF Addict!
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    west central Texas
    Posts
    5,047

    Default

    whatever works for you and you have confidence with........
    for me its a pump gun......carried one for many years before retirement.....and still carry one after retirement.

    probably the most abused, neglected, and improperly cared for gun in LEO inventories......and they keep working......at least the 870's do..........
    Coalcracker and Caper like this.
    Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive.
    Theodore Roosevelt

    Hidden Content

    I'm a Timex watch in a digital age...........

Page 1 of 9 123 ... LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Search tags for this page

    double barrel shotgun for home defense vs

    ,

    paul harrell on double barrel shot gun

    Click on a term to search for related topics.