- Apr 7, 2012
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Those shorties do require some practice, especially if you're not really a firearms user. The recoil is a lot to handle and you don't want to find that out in the dark, at 0300. You might want to just use a regular sized shot gun (870 is a good choice).i admit it, i can't read 399 pages to see if we settled this already...in the arena of shot guns for home defense, what does anyone think about one such as the Remington 870 tac 14 ? or the Mossberg 590? these are very short barreled, with a hand grip instead of a stock, meant to be fired with both hands, and only a total length of just over 26 inches. pump action with 4 or 5 plus 1 capability. What say anyone? I am not one for firearms, for the most part. But I am 65 now and do not relish hand to hand combat with an intruder. We had the house next door involved in a home invasion type robbery, which is why i'm thinking bad ass 12 guage
Or, maybe a better choice would be a good double-stack pistol -- Glock (or, equivalent). If you can't solve the problem with 15+ rounds, your day is going to end bad.