Best home defense weapon

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  1. FatBack

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    6,1 220 lb. But the bike's weight limit is almost 400 lb.

    It's a moderately sized bike it's not terribly big but it's not super tiny either. I like it because yamaha's been building it since 1987 virtually unchanged, it's carbureted instead of fuel injected and everything on it is extremely simple to work on.

    It's considered half dual sport bike and half tractor.... The John Deere of the motorcycle world. Not terribly fast with the top speed of 70 but you can cruise at 50 all day long.

    It's got super fat tires even for an Enduro bike. Where I live at there are still plenty of dirt roads and a lot of the back roads in the city have potholes that have potholes and those potholes have little baby potholes that have grandchildren that have their own ZIP codes. Lol.

    At 4,700 MSRP they are not giving them away.

    Also another thing that I like is that it can fit inside of my handicap van which has a roll down ramp in the back. Where I live now is a nice neighborhood and I have a metal shed to park it in but I never know where I may live in the future so if I have to move somewhere with less than secure parking at least I can store it in the van.

    I'm also looking at the Yamaha 250 which is a bit larger and a bit faster, and the suspension is better. It's only several hundred more.

    So I'm going to take my time and make up my mind. If I could find a good used one for $2,000 or less I jump on that. But even though it'll put a hurting on my bank account I think buying new is probably the way to go
     
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    ~ No — just one I have always liked . I sometimes think of riding again.
     
  3. SiNNiK

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    I just bought a 2006 Stratoliner for $4,500. Should be able to find one you like for under $2K.

    Mine, 1900cc.
     

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    Do it.
     
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    I can't see the picture that you posted. My next second choice which is kind of maybe my first choice was second choice.... An XT 250.

    It's fuel injected which has it pluses and it's minuses and so does carburetion.... But it would be a much more highway worthy bike that can cruise at 70.

    And only $500 more MSRP.

    I don't know.... Going to keep riding my motorized bicycle for a while and think on it and I haven't discounted used either.

    The motorized bike is doing great. I can take 90° turns on a dirt road right about 25 miles an hour with a little bit of counter steering and the back wheel doesn't even really get squirrely in some thick sand.

    But it's pretty fun when it does....lol
     
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    Disregard my previous post.... I was able to view the attachment. Beautiful bike but God it must be heavy.

    And is that not a typo? It is very close to 2000 cc's? I would not be surprised because I know damn well it's not a 190!

    That's a beast of a machine there. Nice!
     
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    No typo, 1900cc's. I don't even have to down shift in order to pass someone on the highway, but I do anyway. > : )

    Yeah it's pretty heavy, and loud as hell too. God I love it so!
     
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    OP: living in a decent area.
     
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    Bad guys have cars...
     
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    New red dot on the 1301T. Can't wait to zero it in.

    Of course yall know, this is the best home defense weapon, ever.
     

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    Just ordered a prism scope for the AR, and 5 mags. And 100 rds. Range day coming up.

    Guns are expensive.
     
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    I won't knock it but call me Old fashioned.... I have shot an AR before but I myself prefer guns made of wood and iron such as the AK-47 and the SKS.... With open sites. Even if you're using optics I think any long gun should include open sites.
     
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    I get it. I like AR's since I got familiar with the platform in the Army, feels "comfy".

    Back in the eighties I nailed all my 300yd targets with open sites, but my vision is pretty bad these days so I need a little help.

    The help comes in the form of a SLx 3x microprism from Primary Arms. Can't find those things anywhere. Happened to find one on an AK site. :)

    The current AR still has Magpul flip ups.
     
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    12 gage. It's better if you can lop a few inches off the end of of the barrel so you dont bang into things running through the house
     
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    Correct. Its ok to have guns, but the best course of action is to have a bedroom door which locks, so you can barricade yourself in the bedroom and call the police. If someone tries to kick in the bedroom door, then you can open fire. Rushing into the living room with a shotgun to confront a burglar can be deadly.

    As for guns, I have quite a few, including shotgun, AR15, .45 handguns, 9mm handgun, etc but only one of the .45s is dedicated for immediate use for home defense.

    Huskies are not very good guard dogs. They are more likely to give burglars 'kisses' as opposed to attacking them. My Husky loved people, including strangers.
     
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    Not everyone is born to run and hide like you described. And if you were home when they made entry, why on earth would you regard them as a burglar when they would actually be committing home invasion?

    God Bless Texas.
     
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    What do you mean by running? People sleep in their bedrooms, so there is no need to run anywhere, and the advice from experts is to do exactly as I said. Stay put, call the cops, and use your firearm if someone tries to enter the bedroom. Hollywood movies, which you seem to use for guidance, people rush downstairs to confront the invader and then take them down with karate kicks or well aimed shots in the forehead. That approach is fairly dumb, because you expose yourself as a target for no good reason.
     
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    your argument assumes that the person would be in the bedroom when The invasion began. What if you were not or what if they break in through your bedroom window when you're in the other room?
     
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    Experts also said the Earth was the center of the universe, and they were wrong.

    I'll rely on my Infantry training, you can guard the rear.
     
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    ~ I am looking at .380 S&W as well as Ruger ... Currently have a big heavy Ruger P85 .
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    ~ I have been reading reviews. Both get high marks .
     
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    The 870 is an excellent choice. I would suggest a single point sling so you can use your hands momentarily if needed and a flashlight attached to the front of the gun. A single point sling is easy and quick to use because you can just throw it over your neck. I use a Surefire forestock that has the light built in. You can spend less money by getting a holder that attaches to the magazine tube and a flashlight that fits it. I also have a side saddle on mine that carries 6 additional rounds. With 6 in the magazine, I have 12 available to me. That's probably overkill, though. The 6 in the magazine should be enough in a normal home defense situation.

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    A pair of these guys. Cane Curso

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