The one time my home has been broken into I ended the "break in" with a hunting knife. My pistol was in my strong hand and the knife in a position near the door. he came around a corner and tried to wrestle the gun away, realized I was losing positive retention so ejected the mag, released the bullet(fired into ceiling) broke his arm in a rolling arm bar, grabbed the knife.
Had to call the cops covered in blood. Bad night. Took almost two hours to find the round in my attic. A tool is a tool. Had I a hammer, the results would be the same.
Cop asked if I had thought about re-inserting the mag. I said i did think about it but I didn't because I'd probably shoot the guy on principle. Cop just laughed.
My default is distance with projectile. My back up is any ****ing thing I can use to end the threat. Willful volition and understanding that your life is on the line will make you understand that when it is over, it doesn't matter how it ended.