Originally Posted by Guerrilla
Everybody listen to this guy, he knows about home defense, take notes.
Or just fired it thru the door if you're worried about who's outside.
What stupid advice! I would never tell a loved one to waste their only 2 rounds and nobody should randomly shoot that way anyway. It could scare them off, or just provide them with your position and show that you are scared, alone, and holding an empty gun. A 12ga. is NOT easier to shoot than an AR; many people feel it kicks like a mule where an AR kicks like a hamster. The shotgun has the advantage of a spread and more energy, the AR has good sights, mild recoil, accuracy and several rounds. The shotgun comes with the false sense of security that you can point it anywhere in the vicinity of a threat and it'll kill everything in sight with one shot. My GF doesn't like shooting my 12ga, especially with hot loads, but she does it and would use it if needed knowing it'll hurt less than whatever is coming at her. That said, the primary headboard/pocket weapons at home are .38s and 9mm. with the others available and ready to use. My .38s are easier to carry, the 9mm holds 16 lifesavers.