Home Personal Defense The Truth About Shotguns? Personal DefenseShotguns The Truth About Shotguns? By Robert Farago - August 26, 2011 7 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Email Gun guru Todd Jarrett tells it like it is. Allegedly. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Do You Carry a .22 For Personal Defense? Decatur, Illinois Gun Buyback Ends Early With Lots of Disappointed People Woman With a Gun Stops Man With a Steel Beam From Breaking Into Her Home 7 COMMENTS what happened to nobody past the shooting line? when he got to 15 yards (?) there was a number of people in front of the 15 yard mark. on a side note i demonstrated this to a friend of mine. just because you have a shotgun, that doesn’t mean you don’t have to aim. he had a “but the movies told me so” moment. Reply Re: Firing line. My first thought as well. Reply Even with #8 at 25 yds the pattern isn’t all that large. It will kill a bird, but it (most likely) won’t kill anything larger. It WILL probably make it want to flee/lay down for a bit. Reply Is he on the set of Tron II ? Reply The SHOTGUN (with TAP 00Buck, not Birdshot) and the .223 ARE truly THE MOST Superior Home-Defense Weapons by way of hardest-dumping and least over-penetration of all Home-Defense-class Weapons. YES, the .223 as well! They are THE LOUDEST, EAR-DEAFENING of the bunch too, unfortunately, disqualifying them for most families. Reply Having shot some rather telling holes in brick (not cinderblock) walls with 5.56×45 I can’t agree with the assertion that it is less penetrating than most, if not all handgun cartridges. Reply We must consult the Pizza Box ‘o Truth! (I love that website!) Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.