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Ive preached this to as many people that would listen to me. You only need to do 3 simple things to survive a home invasion.

1. Secure your perimeter. Lock your doors and windows. Most times the subject will enter through an unlocked access point. Also light your place up like times square. Use a combination of natural and man made barriers. Make it the most unatractive target possible.

2. Get a dog. Personal preference on this one. At the very least if someone does decide to forcibly enter your home you will know. He will also know there's a dog inside. I prefer a dog that backs up his bark. The dog will also buy you valuable time.

3. Get a firearm. Subject broke your perimeter, dog is raising hell and you have your weapon. Subject now has to make a decision. The dog or you. It might only take him 2 seconds to think it out, but in that 2 seconds you can put 5 rounds center mass.

If you utilize these 3 simple things you will survive.

Great advice!

If you can't properly care for a dog, I would recommend a home alarm system. It should discourage all but the most determined home invaders once the alarm is tripped.

They are a lot cheaper than they once were and include interior and exterior video surveillance with DVR capability that can be checked 24/7 from anywhere in the world that has internet access.

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fug it didn't read the rest us of the post but needless to say they best is what you feel comfortable with. 16 or 20 gauge will do self defense well specially with buck shot. But seiously get the highest. Bird shot and any intudervwill run after getting hit hit wiith hem.

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You guys have inspired me.

I have an 870 remington express mag. And I use it for HD, but it has a long hunting barrel since it is basically just all stock.

I have spend the last 20 mins researching 18" home defense barrels, and the cheapest I see is 110$, I also found a synthetic stock for 40 butt.

Im wondering, for HD, would it be better to have synthetic or wood.

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Easy to do. Swap the stock, the fore end, and either cut or replace the barrel. also might need a tube extension if you want more rounds.

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You guys have inspired me.

I have an 870 remington express mag. And I use it for HD, but it has a long hunting barrel since it is basically just all stock.

I have spend the last 20 mins researching 18" home defense barrels, and the cheapest I see is 110$, I also found a synthetic stock for 40 butt.

Im wondering, for HD, would it be better to have synthetic or wood.

The stock is just personal preference. If you're using it inside it doesn't matter. Synthetic just stands up to the weather better. You can buy a pipe cutter cheaper to cut your barrel than buying a replacement. That's what I use and it gives you an even cut. Then hand file and burs. The last thing you want is to use a hack saw, fug up and get a gun that shoots off center.

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The stock is just personal preference. If you're using it inside it doesn't matter. Synthetic just stands up to the weather better. You can buy a pipe cutter cheaper to cut your barrel than buying a replacement. That's what I use and it gives you an even cut. Then hand file and burs. The last thing you want is to use a hack saw, fug up and get a gun that shoots off center.

This actually crossed my mind. i thought it would fug it up even with a pipe cutter. I might give it a shot. (pun intended).

Hmmmmm. It would definitely be cheaper.

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I've cut many a barrel using a pipe cutter. Straight, even cut every time. That way, if you never have any intentions of taking the gun outside your home, you can cut it down as much as you like.

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