Originally Posted by canebrake
In a home defense situation, all my guns available to me are used to get me to my shotgun. The importance of my shotgun would be diminished if chambered in 410.
When buying a function specific (home defense) firearm, purchase the most effective weapon you can afford. And I think I saw the Saiga 410 was more expensive than the 12ga? Even the 410 magazines are more than the 12's.
I gotta agree. Anytime there is a question of adequacy always error on the side of caution.
While I have no doubt the .410 is sufficient for most
home defense scenarios, why not enjoy the versatility of the 12 gauge, which is sufficient for all
home defense situations? In addition, ammo availability is endless as well as the dynamic options to choose from.
A 12 gauge is also my primary home defense weapon. It is not my first line of defense, but it is
my main HD weapon. I load mine with heavy game loads for the first 2 shells and 00 or 000 buck for the next 4. This is just to ensure hits, even if I'm a little off due to grogginess and/or darkness. (Not everyone agrees with that loading, but it has been tested and found to be perfectly effective) Next I have a 12 more shells (6 on the buttstock, 6 on my hip) to choose from. I keep each filled 1/2 000 buck and 1/2 slugs, by the time I need those (which I probably never would
) I'm gonna be wide awake and able to place shots accurately.
We won't get into the next line of HD.
Get the Saiga 12. . . you'd be well armed and the envy of all your friends.