The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Keep and Bear
When it comes to home defense, the sheer number of variables that must be considered in constructing your personal plan can be astounding.
Taking into consideration distances, spacial organization, comfort, stopping power, and ease of use are all merely the beginning. From there we still need to have a serious and thoughtful discussion on what it means to use a firearm for home defense, and what exactly the intent of the weapon is within the situation.
This, of course, often leads to somewhat grizzly discussions on stopping power, spread, and rate of fire. At the end of this debate, many Americans find that scatter-guns, or shotguns, are the best best for keeping their families safe.
Given the versatility of shotgun ammunition and design, this often leads to yet another discussion altogether in which the weapon has been decided long before ammunition has been chosen. The daunting task ofpost was originally published on this site