Originally Posted by hq357
What if its a family member on drugs? I dont want to blow his head off. If the bean bag wont make him leave then then next round will be a buckshot and that will certainly blow some brains out. i don't want two different weapons types of weapons lethal and another non lethal thats stupid i wont have time to pick which one to use. i want it all in one package and the ones that say "you only want your side of the story" or "you need proper training" remember there is still 4 shots of buckshot you can always pump another round into the chamber. If someone doesn't t leave after getting shot at inside your house the first time then they had there chance to leave thats when its time to kill in order to protect yourself. Military and police also train with live ammo as well as bean bag ammo. Except they use bean bags to rush in and detain someone. I would use it to deter and protect myself give an almost lethal warning if they still come at me after that in my house then its time to do whats necessary.
time to grow up! if you have a family member that's on drugs, then find them some help or be a man and tell them that when under the influence they are not welcome in your home. it is your home isn't it? if not, then get your own place and be an adult and act like one who thinks responsibily and acts accordingly. stop worrying over the bean bag ammo. i think it's been pretty well pointed out how it's a bad idea for several reasons. LEO's are trained in the use of less than lethal methods and ammo. they tend to have back-up and time to make a judgement call that you don't have the luxury of making when confronted with a threat.
again, i get the impression you have really spent little time reading and digesting the information and suggestions given here to you. if you still feel compelled to load bean bag ammo in your shotgun, then by gosh, go for it. i hope you never have to find out the errors of your reasoning by either ending up in court fighting for your freedom, or face-up on a coroner's slab in the cold room. another point many of us try and deter are warning shots. again, very bad choice for many reasons, and many of them the same as for using less than lethal ammo for SD.
honestly how much time have you given to the thought of using deadly force in SD? again how old are you and how long have you actually been shooting? my impressions are that you are a very young person, who in some ways has a less than realistic view of firearms and their use in SD situations. reading some of your posts, i get the impression that you might really need to rethink your situation and get a little more maturity about yourself before even consider having a firearm for SD purposes. just my thoughts about it.