Originally Posted by kiabe1
In my experience its more about shot placement in an urban environment. As well as finding the natural choke points in your house, a little tactical awareness goes a long way for instance from my bedroom door there is a long narrow hallway leading to a living room where the outer wall is brick. So the assailant is naturally squeezed into a toght spot where my shots are less likely to miss and if they do they are stopped on the wall.
This goes without saying! If you do not put your ordnance on target it is ineffective in neutralizing the threat!
So, as I and others have posted MANY times:
1. Use the PPD which you can shot well (accurately). The one who gets there 'first with the most' will probably prevail.
2. The 'caliber' is not really important in today world, as it has been shown if you use the BEST defense ammo available the terminal effect of the 9, 357, 40,10,45 are the same.
3. Long guns are best utilized in a 'fixed' position for home defense. Unless you are extensively trained, going out 'looking' for the bandit inside a building with a long gun is ill advised!