posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 01:48 PM
Shotguns are you best bet for security. As much as your lady hates it, try to bring it into the house, keep it carrier-ready.
As for accuracy, no. Shotties have an almost guaranteed hit within a certian range due to spread, but a pistol will but a single round in an area the
size of a quarter if you're proficient. Plus, pistols are smaller and have more rounds...generally. However, for home defence and whatnot, a shotgun
is still the king of the castle. Often times, you can scare someone off by merely racking the slide.
Word of advice, though. A shotgun is not a forgiving mistress. An ND with a pistol might lose you a toe, but one with a shottie will take your foot.
Careful, keep that safety on, and watch the action position.