In the video above, an armed self-defender uses a pump-action shotgun mounted to the front of his ATV to pretend-perforate a perp. Despite the fact that Jacob knew an attack was coming (the cameramen circling him like vultures and the GoPros hung on his body like Christmas tree ornaments being his first clues), he got kilt in a gunfight. In the re-run Jacob wins the gunfight after his shotgun malfs — shooting a snubbie! What does that tell you?
Not a whole lot (other than someone forgot to GTFO). Different self-defense firearms have different advantages and disadvantages. Pistols are portable, concealable and easily brought to bear. Shotguns are as close to a one-shot-stop as you’re going to get in a firearm. Pistol rounds are piss-poor man stoppers — even if you’re capable of efficient shot placement under stress. Shotguns are unwieldy; they require two hands in situations where a free hand may be required (e.g., to open a door or call 911).
Do you have a home defense shotgun? Why? Which one? When, where and how would you use it? Is it your primary home defense weapon or a fallback firearm for a last ditch defense?