Re: Help me chose a self/home defence gun
I know you said you don't like revolvers. But, look at the Judge or Governor. If you use the .410 PDX Defender rounds, they do there job and won't destroy the house. You get the size of a handgun and the devastation of a shotgun. This is probably the best option for home defense on the market today. A shotgun has many great features for home defense, but the barrel length is a big con. The mere racking of a 12 guage is usually a pretty good deterent. But, not everyone is going to run just from the sound. A shotgun's length may make it hard for you to maneuver around the house. Also, your wife may not want to use a shotgun due to the recoil.