Re: Best all round home defence weapon
No doubt. My Winchester Defender with 7+1 12 ga ranger low recoil 00 is always within arms reach. Of course I always have a pistol at the ready that I can grab without even standing up but if given a choice I will always reach for my 12 ga most likely. In another situation I think I may prefer my AR particularly at range, against a hard target, or in low light for the ease of mounting lights/lasers but for home defense given the close ranges involved in defending a home from intrusion I don't think you can beat the 12 ga pump gun. Not only does it put em down hard but you can easily and reliably deploy a less than lethal munition and then be at the ready with a round of 00 in a flash. That alone is reason enough. If, God forbid, the worst were to happen, loading a less than lethal round as the first shot is a clear statement that you only wish to defend your life and family and are only willing to use lethal force as the last resort as it should be.
Last edited by omnivore75; 11-25-2005 at 02:02 AM..