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Hello all. Sorry if this is posted in the wrong area. I am looking for a Home Defense weapon other than a pistol (I have a Glock 23 for my CCW) or a shotgun (I have a Mossy 500 Persuader). I am mainly looking at a KelTec SUB2000 (I think that's right) calibered in .40 so I can interchange my Glock magazines between the two if need be. What says the majority? If anyone has better recommendations, please let me know. Or, if you could, give me your opinion on this weapon. It seems affordable and all, so that's a plus. I can't afford a high-dollar AR15 or anything like that. Maybe I should go with an SKS or AK or something, I dunno. Thanks!
 

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Kel-Tec has some surprisingly good quality pistols for the money, I have a P-40 and know a dozen or more who have various other KT pistols. I have no experience with their long guns and will reserve comment until I hear something about them. There is a difference in the design and manufacture of long guns and handguns so the results of the one is not always a good indicator of the performance of other type. For the same price and performance I think it may be a little tough to find a gun though Ruger makes a fairly inexpensive carbine in 9mm and 40 cal which uses their magazines. Their Mini-14 and Mini-30 rifles aren't too expensive and are fairly reliable to0. Beretta has a bullpup carbine out that is kind of nice. It comes in 9mm, 40, and 45 ACP. I've seen them a little over $500 at several Gander Mountain stores. Marlin had a 9mm and 45ACP carbine out for a while, I've had one of each and shot the 9mm to the point of wearing it out. They were pretty dependable and inexpensive at the time. The 9mm used S&W 59 series mags while the 45 used 1911 mags if I remember right. Then there is the old reliable M-1 carbine. The GI models are the best in my mind, I have one that was made by Winchester. They also come at a premium price now days. The late Universal and Iver Johnson models are to be avoided as they are trouble prone and not to the same specs as the GIs. IMI had a couple of versions and they are of OK quality.
The SKS and AK-47 are a bit different breed of cat from a carbine chambered for a pistol round. They are much more powerful and are generally much larger in all dimensions. Their biggest plus was being cheap to shoot but that is quickly going by the wayside. Cheap Wolf ammo (when you can find it) is going for $150 per 1000 rounds and that is quite a bit more than just one year ago. The guns themselves are also getting much more expensive, Yugo SKSs are going for $150 and up with AKs going over $300. For the price of an AK I'd get a Remington 740 or 742 which would be more powerful, more accurate, and be better suited for hunting too.
 

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Hey, thanks for the replies so far. I read that this weapon even if it's calibered in .40 that it only accepts Glock 22, S&W 4006, Beretta 96, SIG 229 mags. Why not G23 in .40??? Or is that just not printed? That would truly suck. It'd be perfect if it could accept my G23 mags. Any ideas? Thanks
 

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G-23 mags are probably not long enough to seat. The front of the mag plate probably catches on the mag well. Its just a guess but I think a close one. At least you could get a couple of G-22 mags and they would fit both guns. I did that back when I carried a 23.
 

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What do you need another home defense gun for, if you already have a Glock and a shotgun? How many hands do you have? Son, you need a fun gun! Maybe something you can take hunting as well. Gitcha little ole Ruger Vaquero or Blackhawk in either .357 or .44 mag and do some real blastin! You ain't lived until ya go single action!
 

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The only other home defense weapons you need is the electronic ProEars keept in the night stand to be able to hear the badguy anywhere in the house and a bulletproof vest for you and lovedones kept between the mattress and boxsprings.

cordless phone or cell phone to be somewhat mobile.

Then get some training with the glock and shotgun.

Doug


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