Yes because your unexplained hatred sounds so intelligent eye roll. There are pros and cons for every weapon for every type of situation and there is no perfect universal answer. As far as home defense goes a pump shotgun is a fairly solid choice. Depending on your state laws and model you can have anywhere from 3-8+1 shells. Buckshot or slugs should handle any penetration and destruction needs. The main problem with anything longer than a handgun is negotiating corners, super close range, and the very real possibility of over-penetration. That being said even small handguns will go through studs and/or several sheets of drywall.
The real problem with most self-defense shooting isn’t necessarily the firearm but the penetration and situational awareness(assuming we are talking about a trained individual). Your bullets needs to penetrate Mr. Prowler’s CNS but we don’t want it to go through the house and into lil Billy Headaway’s noggin. [/quote]
this is exactly my point.
WHY are you ‘negotiating corners’? are you a tac-team guy? are we kicking in doors in iraq?
we are talking about home defense. you’re in your room and you hear u’re door getting kicked in, you hear glass breaking, whatever.
why are you not crouched behind your bed, hi-capacity semi auto something aimed at your bedroom door, cops on the phone?
why the HELL would you suggest a weapon that requires manipulation after EVERY shot? ESPECIALLY when you suggested it to ‘new people’
why would you suggest a weapon with considerable kick to a newbie?
you still need to aim a shotgun. they aren’t the QUAKE-kill everything on the screen weapon IRL.
you want to shoot a slug in a house?