Originally Posted by MarkoPo
I see your point, but I was just saying if I absloutely knew what was on the other side of the door meant me or my family harm, I may "Jump the gun".
You never 'jump the gun' with firearms in any defensive situation, the risk is too great and once a mistake is made you can't put it right! Identify your target. If the subject is on the other side of a closed door you are not in imediate danger.