Originally Posted by Axxe55
i have questioned that many times. i mean seriously, are we talking about SD/HD or combat? people used shotguns for many years without all the tactical accessories for many years and now we need them?
I'll answer again. :-) I like the question and the topic in general.
For self defense/home defense a shotgun NEEDS 3 things.
1) Extra ammo readily available.
2) Sights that are easily acquired in low light situations.
3) A mounted flashlight
Anything more than this is lagniappe.
The most likely event for you to defend yourself against while in your home is a home invasion. Home invasions usually happen between 6pm and 6am when low light is a likely scenario. However even in broad daylight certain areas of your home are dark.
Tactical lights are recommended to be used any time a person is moving from a brighter lit area and into a darker lit area.