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Guys I know this isn't a gun forum and if it's deemed inappropriate moderators please remove , but with the threads about gun cabinets it has me thinking about owning some kind of gun for home protection just incase the zombie apocalypse happens .
I really want an AR15 but seeing as it's a restricted weapon in Canada you can't just leave your home and go to the range target practicing
And the neat thing I read about the AR15 is there's a lot of accessories but I know squat about guns .
Are there any cool looking unrestricted semi auto rifles available legally in Canada that can be recommended ?
And no I don't have a licence yet , gotta work on that soon

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Guys I know this isn't a gun forum and if it's deemed inappropriate moderators please remove , but with the threads about gun cabinets it has me thinking about owning some kind of gun for home protection just in case the zombie apocalypse happens .
I really want an AR15 but seeing as it's a restricted weapon in Canada you can't just leave your home and go to the range target practicing
And the neat thing I read about the AR15 is there's a lot of accessories but I know squat about guns .
Are there any cool looking unrestricted semi auto rifles available legally in Canada that can be recommended ?
And no I don't have a license yet , gotta work on that soon
home defense...
Remington 870... 18" barrel...
as many or more accessories as an AR and you can outfit it to major tactical levels...
no need to go any further than short barrel, extended magazine and short stock/pistol grip....
http://www.brownells.com/
google - exotic 12 gage rounds....
Dave may like the additional information...

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I do not favor a AR for home defense, or even a 9mm handgun. Besides the training and practice requirement with either, way too much penetration for either. My preference is a 12ga shotgun. I have two that I'm in the process of deciding which to keep as a house gun, and which will go in my vehicle. Mossberg pump or nice J.C. Higgins bolt gun with tube magazine (made by Winchester). I don't need any accessories, just the gun and ammunition, #4 buckshot by preference. One very important thing, if you do have to use it, make certain first who you shoot at, don't want to shoot a family member getting a snack, or a drunk neighbor who got in the wrong house. It's happened. And, if an actual intruder, depending on where you live, if you kill him/her it could be considered murder if they are unarmed.

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Noisy 12 ga shotgun. Something with a loud action that is unmistakable when heard. My bride says it doesn't even need to be loaded, she will beat someone to a pulp with it if the sound doesn't scare them away.

Mossberg 500, remington 870 all reasonable priced guns especially second-hand

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I do not favor a AR for home defense, or even a 9mm handgun. Besides the training and practice requirement with either, way too much penetration for either. My preference is a 12ga shotgun. I have two that I'm in the process of deciding which to keep as a house gun, and which will go in my vehicle. Mossberg pump or nice J.C. Higgins bolt gun with tube magazine (made by Winchester). I don't need any accessories, just the gun and ammunition, #4 buckshot by preference. One very important thing, if you do have to use it, make certain first who you shoot at, don't want to shoot a family member getting a snack, or a drunk neighbor who got in the wrong house. It's happened. And, if an actual intruder, depending on where you live, if you kill him/her it could be considered murder if they are unarmed.
Actually in Canada it's pretty much murder . Not sure if it's better to be murdered or go to jail for life for shooting the guy trying to murder you .
It might come down to getting a paintball gun as I don't think there's any way someone can come at you when there taking multiple pellets lol ?

I know I'm a fear monger but if we had a big enough solar flare it could put us back to dark ages in an instant . The only way your going to keep your food is if you have a line of defence .
There was a solar flare in the 1800's that blew up most of the telegraph system and with are dependence on power and communications we'd be in a world of hurt and I doubt we'd recoop as the power infrastructure would take decades to fully repair .
There was a near miss a few years ago that sceintists neglected to mention till recently . If our orbit was a mere 20 minutes different we could have had a fatal hit

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Bear spray, Rick. Mind you, you'll need somewhere else to stay until the spray's cleaned up.
Unlike Mace, it's not illegal up here...we all walk our dogs on the trails up here, with bearspray and bear bells. The spray's just in case the bears figure the bells are a call to dinner.
Heh...my neighbour surprised one in his neighbour's front yard last night. The lady who lives there came out when she heard the racket of Mr. Bruin making his getaway. She worried that it was dark, and the bear wouldn't have a place to stay for the night.
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I do not favor a AR for home defense, or even a 9mm handgun. Besides the training and practice requirement with either, way too much penetration for either. My preference is a 12ga shotgun. I have two that I'm in the process of deciding which to keep as a house gun, and which will go in my vehicle. Mossberg pump or nice J.C. Higgins bolt gun with tube magazine (made by Winchester). I don't need any accessories, just the gun and ammunition, #4 buckshot by preference. One very important thing, if you do have to use it, make certain first who you shoot at, don't want to shoot a family member getting a snack, or a drunk neighbor who got in the wrong house. It's happened. And, if an actual intruder, depending on where you live, if you kill him/her it could be considered murder if they are unarmed.
I too retired from the US Army in 1981, spent my whole life in the Infantry. I was told by an old soldier once about home defense weapon choices. He said that if you shoot and wound someone, and they show up in court in a wheel chair, you look mighty guilty. But, if you kill them, in 6 months, even their family will have forgotten them.
I am kind of partial to the M1911 and a 12 gage pump. Just the sound of either one racking a round, will slow most people down.

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Sawed off shotgun loaded with buckshot.

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Here in Minnesota in your home if you are threatened or you feel your life in danger you can legally shoot someone. I have a c&c permit good in 38 states. In my home, I have a 12 gauge pump with buckshot and in my vehicle I carry a 9mm Ruger - not a large caliber but 17 rounds in a semi-auto should discourage nearly anyone! Ar's are fun at the range but I don't think they are the best for home protection. Anyway, first they have to get past a 75 pound dog - that dog has a wicked tongue and could lick them to death !!
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This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
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