That's the beauty of shotguns. So many choices of ammunition. And you can load alternating pellet sizes. # 4 to get their attention, followed by 00, and then a slug to finish off. Appetizer, entree, dessert, all in a couple seconds.20ga. No problem using it for a home defense rig.
If your rig is a hunting model with a long barrel, it will be unwieldy indoors though. You can get a shorter replacement barrel if you wish to use that shotgun.
Buying a different barrel might cost just as much as buying another complete shotgun though too...depends on what you shop for.
All my shotguns are 12ga...never had the need for a 20 yet, but there isn't anything wrong with that gauge.
I have one 870 set up with a 20" barrel that is strictly a defense and varmint control rig. Nothing fancy, just a used beater 870 with a bobbed barrel. No choke, beat up wood, no "tacti-cool" stuff stuck all over it...it's just a beater that I don't mind the cops taking if I ever do need to use it on two-legged vermin.
My pellet of choice is #4 buck though. I prefer 27 .24" pellets over 8 or 9 .33" pellets.
At close range, the whole charge is gonna connect anyway but out a bit farther there are a few more pellets to connect with a target.
It must be something really horrible that brings the same range of emotions that "assault weapon" brings to people that are completely ignorant of anything factual.describe riot gun.
as long as it is not a unregistered SBS it will be fine..e tc.. ( or something like a spas15 )
Now you've got me thinking, maybe I should use the bayonet for a follow up rather than wasting precious 230gr FMJs. Hmm...a bayonet charge from 20'. This has possibilities.the trnech gun I've got.. not a norinco.. but I must admit I was tempted by the price.
it has a repop vent guard on it.. but I did find a bayo for it. enfield right? or am I remembering worng?
You might find this interesting if you are thinking about 410 pistol for self defense;If I were to use something like shotgun shells for home defense I'd get a Taurus Judge with .410 shells. I don't think I want to blast off inside the house with my 12 gauge with 00 buckshot at 12 pellets per shell at a distance of no more than 20 ft. I'm better off to fire a few rounds from my .45