Me and a buddy of mine are both looking at getting a home defense shotgun (semi-auto), we both took a look at the Benelli m4 shotgun last time we were at cheaper than dirt, and fell in love with it.
That being said, ITS DAMNED EXPENSIVE!!!
The 930 SPX looks like a good option, being less than half the price.
One question though, Can it cycle less-lethal rounds in semi-auto? I'm talking about bean bag rounds, rubber projectiles, etc. I know it seems weird to use bean bag rounds in SD scenarious, but it actually isn't always a bad thing. Heres why:
1.) Say your car's being broken into, by a couple of kids, I don't know about you, but I really don't want to kill a couple 15 year olds.
2.) The stopping power (IMMEDIATE stopping power) is actually better from a bean bag round, doesn't sever nerve endings, impact is more spread, etc. I've seen a bean bag round DROP a 300lbs target easily. You will be in more pain from a bean bag round than even a slug, puts people on the ground FAST! They will be back up easier, but down faster. Hard to explain but the physics make sense.
3.) You can always load 1-2 bean bags then buckshot and slugs after those if lethal force is necessary.
Anyone know if bean bag rounds load in the 930?