To make a long story short......... just received my "new" M5A1 bayonet from the CMP and put it on my Garand. Wow, is that an intimidating combo! So I'm thinking that in the case of massive civil unrest (no I'm not a paranoid or a doomsday freak but I do remember the TV clips on the Rodney King riots and the looting mobs after Katrinia), I would want a gun that literally screams, "STAY AWAY - go some where else!". I feel you are better detering people away from your home than shooting them and ending up in court afterward. Anyway, the most visually effective deterent I can think of is a short-barreled, high-capacity shotgun with a bayonet. I know Mossberg makes one but I don't have the $600-$700 it would take to buy one. Here is what I'm thinking: I take my Win. 1300 Defender, a CETME bayonet, and some heavy black-insulated house wire. I grind out the barrel mount hole in the bayonet to about 1 inch (there is the metal to do this), thin it down a little, unscrew the mag cap on the shotgun and insert. I wrap the wire around the length of bayonet handle for more stability. I would have to grind some of the rubber on the bayonet handle to make it flush with the magazine tube. I know that this is not a perfect concept but I'm only looking for a visual effect. Please let me know if you have a better idea or I'm missing something.