posted on Oct, 20 2008 @ 11:47 PM
Again, I have to agree with Anon. If you are outside, and in a remote area, buckshot and slugs are fine. But if you are shooting inside a structure,
and other folks are anywhere in the vicinity, you may wish to use bird shot, #6 is good, or even #8.
You want your target to absorb all that energy, and not blow right on through. You don't want to kill an innocent two or three or more walls beyond
One other thing. Always hold low. Everybody in the excitement of the moment tends to shoot high. Even soldiers.
Keep in mind that in the event your intruder is wearing a type of body armor, by shooting a bit low and at groin level, you partially defeat the
armor, the guy just had his tender bits blown off, and he's not going to be anxious for further aggressive behavior. There's a lot of major blood
arteries and critical organs within the pelvis area, and the impact on the rather substantial bone mass makes for massive shock which transmits to the
Within fifteen feet, that bird shot hasn't had time to spread, and will in fact act like a slug as far as impact, but without the downsides.
Try different loads at the distances you will be firing in your home! See the spread, or lack of it for yourself.
And by the way, a .20 guage inside a home, inside fifteen or twenty feet, and the SOB is going down, especially when directed at the groin area. Just
inside each leg, you've got major arteries. Much better, much easier, and much more effect than a head shot.