A Shotgun is probably one of the best all around home defense weapons you can own, provided you don’t mind cleaning up the mess after you shoot. But, chances are, if some scumbag does break into your home in the middle of the night, if he sees you holding a shotgun at the ready pointed in his direction, he’s either going to mess his pants, or he’s going to turn around and run out the way he came in.
Hopefully, you never have a situation where you would need to defend yourself and your loved one’s in your home, but if you do, you want to have a shotgun that you can operate safely and effectively.
A shotgun is a popular choice for home defense, as the multiple pellets fired from the barrel spread out and provide tremendous stopping power. After comparing some of the best home defense shotguns, the producers of the video came up with a list of suggestions.
Finding the best shotgun involves looking at various features, including the type, gauge, capacity, pull length, and price. But if you are going to be using a shotgun strictly for home defense, the over-all length should be a factor for you, your Grandpa’s goose-gun would be just too big to use indoors.
Since you’ll be in close quarters, the length should be a factor when choosing the weapon. Also, you would want a minimum of a 5 round capacity for your shotgun, I’m not saying a single shot, or a double barreled shotgun isn’t any good, but why take chances, especially when your life and the lives of your loved-one’s are at stake.
Watch the video and if you don’t already own a good tactical shotgun, hopefully it will give you some ideas as to which one you should buy.