On The Best Defense: Home Defense

In each season of The Best Defense, we look at ways to stop or defend yourself against intruders. In this episode we look at the distance to your safe room and methods to stop an illegal entry.  We also look at the shotgun as a home defense weapon.

See below for links to more information on topics covered in this episode.

The Best Defense #47 (Episode 8 – Season 4)

First Aired: 02-15-12

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3 Responses to On The Best Defense: Home Defense

  1. Cory

    February 15, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    If you live in a apartment, what would be the best ammo for my shotgun.

  2. Rick Saxby

    February 16, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Wow! Very cool! I love videos like this, they are VERY hard to come by. Something smart and practical. I was thinking in the beginning “Yeah, but most invasions are at night”. Well, I was the dummy here obviously because they are right a lot of home invasions do happen in broad daylight. I had to take a class at one point in my life to work at Daily’s gas station and they told us that most of their robberies happen between 6 and 11 am. They said its because junkies stay up all night and by morning are strung out and need cash. Great video.

    Rick Saxby,
    Publisher, FightingPhilosophy.com

  3. Utah Firearms Training

    May 14, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Cory…
    Living in an apartment, especially if it is a complex, is a tough situation if you are put in a position to have to defend that apartment. Due to cheap construction, typically any shotgun round that is going to be very effective on an intruder, is also going to penetrate the thin walls easily. And since with a shotgun you have more projectiles, your chances of hitting someone you didn’t intend to increases. Now, I think shotguns are the best option for home defense, but over penetration is an important consideration for those living in an apartment.

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