Originally Posted by crackshot
The place I bought my handgun seems pretty keen on a 12 gauge for home defense. I don't know... The range I attended seemed to have a majority of rifle users, but that was just the day I was there.
I love my Mossberg 12 guage pump with the 18.5" barrel; see if there is one you can try out. If you don't have time to reload, it should make an excellent club. I also think shotgun ammo will be one of the last kinds of ammo to be more tightly regulated, as it has such strong ties to hunting.
I've never really felt the need for much target practice with that shotgun, though i may just be bashful.