10 Reasons Why Shotguns Are An Effective Home Defense Weapon

Posted: August 6, 2013 in Weapons
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The 12 Gauge pump action shotgun is an extremely effective home defense weapon.  The following are 10 reasons why.

  1. It is the most powerful home defense weapon available at close range.
  2. An attacker shot with 12 gauge 00 buckshot equals the equivilant mass of 4.5 rounds of 9mm ammo.
  3. Shotguns can be relatively inexpensive, are widely available and are lightly regulated.
  4. The basic sights are simple and easy to use.
  5. It blends simplicity, effectiveness and close range firepower.
  6. It offers one of the best one stop shot potentials when dealing with a hostile attacker.
  7. It is accurate, easy to use and can be safely loaded, operated, stored and maintained.
  8. It is mechanically reliable even in adverse conditions.
  9. It is best suited for short range, short duration conflicts.
  10. Many exterior components can be added or modified for mission specific use without gunsmithing.

As always proper training and practice are essential when using any firearm.  Practice regularly and practice often. 

  1. 1wanderingtruthseeker says:

    What if your “intruder” is armed with assault rifles? What good will a shot gun do then?

    • rmactsc says:

      You’ll have to wait for upcoming articles on 10 reasons why rifles are good for home defense and subsequently 10 reasons why handguns are good for home defense. Keep in mind that if you are proficient with your weapon and you are in a life and death situation a shotgun will do the job quite effectively even if a violent criminal is armed with something else. Once a violent criminal is inside your home it becomes a close range scenario if they refuse to drop their weapon and they choose to place your life in immenent danger.

      • 1wanderingtruthseeker says:

        Yeah, I have been following you for some time. It wasn’t until I posted that I saw it was by you (oops) I thought it was by someone that opposed firearms and that all we needed was a shotgun.

      • rmactsc says:

        No worries. As far as I’m concerned every law abiding citizen should have access to handguns, shotguns and rifles and develop proficiency with their use. Self defense is our right and our responsibility.

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  3. Duncan says:

    Agreed. They do provide a great weapons for home defense. Not only that, with a few quick changes, they can be adapted to small or large game hunting.

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