Tacitus X Wrote:
Feb 12, 2013 7:30 AM
A shotgun is best for dealing with a mob situation, but is overrated for home defense. The long barrel means it's easy for an intruder to grab, and the fact that you need two hands to shoot is a real disadvantage as you go through doors, down stairways, turn on light switches, etc. Additonally the roar of a 12 gauge can deafen you inside and the recoil greatly reduces the time and accuracy of multiple shots. With the distances inside a home, the shot has barely begun to spread, so there's no advantage there either.