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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:59 am Reply with quote
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I recently bought a BB handgun that shoots at 400 feet per second. I told a friend that I may use it for home defense if it is nearby and an intruder were to break into my home. He said that the gun is basically worthless in this situation and would do very little to stop an intruder.

I admittedly know very little about guns, but I think that getting shot with this BB gun would probably hurt pretty bad. Obviously if the intruder were high on drugs, then it would not slow them down. And where you hit them is also important, like in the eyes or groin area.

I am interested to know what all the gun enthuseists on this forum think on this topic.
Thank you in advance for your reply.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:45 am Reply with quote
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We talked about this before, and came to the conlusion that you might want to have something more powerfull ready. Mr. Green

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:03 am Reply with quote
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A baseball bat is more useful than that BB gun.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:33 am Reply with quote
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Maybe a BB rifle. That way you could hold it by the barrel and swing it like a baseball bat.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:35 am Reply with quote
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If it were me, I would go for a powder burner or a baseball bat, as was stated. I would have just a split second to assess the situation and decide to shoot, and I would then want to permanently neutralize the threat. No "winging" him, no scaring him, no deterrent, no giving him a chance to take my gun - if he is a threat sufficient to merit lethal force, then drop him. (The definition of "threat" is different in each locale.)

I think a BB gun would actually be unsafe, since it would prolong the confrontation and quite possibly exacerbate it - especially if he is armed. Save the BB gun for rodent intruders.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:03 pm Reply with quote
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A machine gun bb gun on full auto may deter juveniles vandalizing your home but would probably only make a criminal madder and more determine to hurt you.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:48 pm Reply with quote
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i disagree!! Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
you have to get to 4:10, but it worked for clark! Laughing Laughing
Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
well offense not defense. Laughing Laughing
this movie i why i have a 1010. Twisted Evil
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urlHi8TDc8I

i was on topic. Razz

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:56 pm Reply with quote
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:35 pm Reply with quote
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Dead Horse

Powderburner or baseball bat.

Bigbore airguns are another Dead Horse After 350fpe it's in 9mm/.45ACP range.

EDIT: I'll Dead Horse because most bigbore airguns won't be using hydrashocks or XTPs

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:15 pm Reply with quote
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I think you'd be in danger of "shooting your eye out." Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:45 pm Reply with quote
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There's always the P-3 M134-A2 Minigun. It's 6mm, up to 600FPS, and 3,000+RPM. That's with the 88g steel bbs mind you. If it'll shred the thick glass of a TV screen just imagine what it will do to flesh. Only downside is that it's custom made with an average cost of $8,000.
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 4:23 am Reply with quote
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I really need a gun for my self defense because I caught last night someone is stalking me.

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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 8:04 am Reply with quote
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My daq .50 would stop an intruder but I would rather have my shotgun handy.

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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 11:19 am Reply with quote
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linkinzy wrote:
I really need a gun for my self defense because I caught last night someone is stalking me.


A BB gun won't do anything but get you killed faster.

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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 8:52 pm Reply with quote
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AirGunEric wrote:
linkinzy wrote:
I really need a gun for my self defense because I caught last night someone is stalking me.


A BB gun won't do anything but get you killed faster.



What he said

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