Why is it obviously inefficient to have a hunting rifle for defense?
Hunting rifles (which are not the same as long guns or shotguns) are meant for distance as the rifling of the long barrel helps that and in its accuracy (how straight a trajectory), they are unweildy and not good for close quarters. They are best used against an unaware target aka Bambi's mother. they are unconcealable so in open the posible assailant would simply wait to waylay you so you cannot draw a bead. Though if you can at least remove it from back holster you could slam them upside head with the butt end I guess.
Many hunting rifles are smaller calibur like 5.56 which is great for Thumper but not so good for bigger game
They also would not be good with multiple targets like flash mobs in anarchy or the door to door gestapo of a govt gone bad.
If you want to single target or snipe small groups of humans from greater distance a bolt action in a big game calibur is viable as defense in certain situation. Not a good scenario if defending is needing preplaning for a siege...^_^
other longuns...well shoulder sling maybe... sure are not the thing to easily put under your jacket. Unless it is common sight like in open carry states of US, it wil llikely attract as much trouble as it can prevent.
Assault Rifles (aka originally called Sport rifles) have problem in a most likely normal home situation that they overpenetrate. a wild shot can end up being more harmful than the intruder. And ARs for hunting unless you are good shot will likely wound not kill, unless auto (assuming you can hold point of aim and point of impact on the fleeing target after first hit). BTW US Govt calls them Personal Defense Weapons when purchasing AR-15s with tax dollars.
carbines vs shotguns is just matter of choice for a weapons user.
Carbines are also nice all round but usually too small a calibur to be of use in life or death situation unless automatic. They have less recoil and better capacity, easier to learn use of that AK or AR. They are more forgiving to inexperinece or unpractices owners.
Riot guns (short length shotguns) are good all round weapon. Some shotguns have exchangeable choke and available rifled long barrels for riot and hunting. Mossburg 500s are popular as are the Remy 870s (Remy is higher quality tool). A riot gun with magnum load is the point and shoot direction of sound in the dark -hear resulting hit kinda usefulness. (oh let me add they make a lareg hole up close but are better stoppers from 8ft or more)
Pistols still are top for personal protection but can only help you if you have become familiar with it. They are far better than rifles in walk down the urban street scenario... but only if you can actually shoot with it.
In other words as much as I trust mine, for Joe Shmoe? Handguns SUCK. But they are convenient sized and still better than a stick and harsh words. Realistically a two charge tazer is likely a better stopper in the pocket sized man stopper dept.
As the trainer said:
Personal defense with a weapon means when you shoot somebody in self defense, the goal isn't necessarily to kill them, it is to stop
them. You want the bad guy to stop doing whatever it is they are doing that caused you go pull a gun in the first place. Live or die is really irrelevant. You want them to leave you alone. Sadly, the best way to make somebody leave you alone is to shoot them in their vital organs, and that often results in the bad guy's death. But that's his problem, not yours. when you are legally justified in shooting somebody, it is normally in a situation where you want them to stop RIGHT NOW. Regardless of method, you want to inflict enough trauma on their body that they have no choice but to quit immediately. Sure there is PT baddie who says carap! victim+defense =too much work/risk and leaves. Then you have guy that talks to the streetpost between recreational drug meals or is just plain crazy evil. That person is the one you are preparing for.The guy that attacks past 2 hits or being tazered 4 times.
In Poland we don't fight tyranny with guns, it is only used as the last resort.
talking modern politics? right? is there a chance of tyranny right now?
if attacked from foreign angle I wonder how supportive EU would be?
And you are saying Poland never overthrew or rose against its govt to get to its present day politics?
(Im sure some know that answer and wil jump to list them or prove they never were)
Not a good endorsement how its worded. Because last run in Poland had with major tyranny it was wiped off map as free country. Before that was wiped off map completely for a century? longer? I dont know if it counts as overthrowing govt when the govt is that of conquerors.
Our first insurrection/revolution was 300 years ago and stayed effective that long we put safeties in place to attempt to make it stick and prevent the need for another. But nothing lasts forever. Our second was internal and enforced a singlar nation a century ago. So we are due another in 30-60 yrs if history repetition has any cycle.
Not saying that Poland should be as suspicious as we US citizens are..or that Poland SHOULD have open gun laws even.
Tyranny is why Americans hold their right to bear arms. Poland's reasons should be Polish if they decide something.