shotguns are the best for HD imo. best stopping power, easiest to hit with when under pressure.
and i think the coachgun is ideal for HD in many ways. first, its simple design and function make it easy for anyone to use. it is a very manuverable and quick pointing shotgun. my wife is scared/intimidated by firearms, but i have confidence she can easily understand and use the coachgun if in need. i'm also pretty sure she will hit what she aims at
my coachgun sits open on the rack...a quick close & safety disengage & its ready to go. i also think leaving the house with a loaded, unlocked firearm is asking for trouble. its easy and quick to remove the shells when i leave the house. i personally wouldn't like my loaded gun to be used on me or my family, if a home invader finds it. or more likely, some stupid kid gets in and finds it.
love my coachgun. GREAT choice for HD imo.