I don't think I'd want to let more than two shots loose in my house. I don't want to have to do that much spackling after it's over .I'd prefer more than two shots. The idea of birdshot in one barrell and buck in the other sounds like a receipe for confusion!
The double-barrell would be better than nothing, but I'd prefer the pump-action shotgun if we're talking about scatter guns.
I agree.I decided to buy a coach gun for my bedside defense. I've read quite a bit into nighttime break in defense. The idea of fiddling around with a pistol or short stroking a pump is none to appealing to me. Lets face it, although i consider myself to be an experienced shooter, most of those skills would be out the window at 2am, in the dark and half asleep. Something simple, cheap and effective appealed to me. A second plus is should I have to use it, it will look better in court being a simple, non-taciticool firearm.
While reading about real life situations where a firearm was needed in a home defense situation, it seems that less that 5 shots are ever fired with most being 1-2. Few people will stick around for more even if you miss on the first shot.
Hell...I guess that even if I don't hit them with she'll 1 or 2 I can always crack them in the head with that stoeger...that thing is built like a tank!
On a side note...I leave mine loaded with federal LE132 low recoil 00 buck
Yeah but now you have just sprayed human body parts all over your house. You will be cleaning up little pieces of flesh and bones out of your walls, carpet, new sofa from now till the end of time. why dont we just shove a stick of dynamite up the bad guys anus, light it and call it a day.