Would this make a good home defense gun?

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  1. ml1209

    ml1209 Active Member

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    Marlin 1894 in .44 Mag with 16" barrel. Loaded with .44 Spl HP ammo.

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  2. cowboy45

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    I would not want to be on the wrong end of it. Very nice rifle.:texas:
     
  3. kingofwylietx

    kingofwylietx Well-Known

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    Personally, I think a nice lever-action brush gun would be great. It looks to be a 16" model, though it could be a 20". I would want a light on it, but it should be easy to point and short enough to get around corners nicely.
     
  4. ml1209

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    It's a lot more jury- and media-friendly than an AR or AK.
     
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  6. Skip

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    Man...She is a beauty...
     
  7. Texas42

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    I don't see why not. Looks beautiful, btw.

    PS, do the 44 specials feed as reliably as the 44 mags?
     
  8. Hawghauler

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    Certainly a beautiful and very capable rifle. Depending on whether or not you are in a neighborhood with homes close by or have family members in multiple rooms I might suggest something with less penetration power in the event a miss goes through a wall potentially. I use a 410 shotgun with turkey loads, buck and slugs usually. I do sleep next to a 1911 which seems to promote sweet dreams.
     
  9. Texas42

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    You do realize that a 1911, buckshot, and slugs will penetrate just as much 44?

    You should be aware of a gun's penetrative power, but anything that will stop a bad guy will penetrate several walls. This just means you have to do some good planning.
     
  10. Big country

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    I would have no problems with using that as a HD rifle. Like any of them tho be careful of you bullet path.
     

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