Re: Suggestion for home protection pistol
My current home defense gun is a short barreled, cyl choked, Remmy 20 gauge 870 with a burris FF II sight, weapon light and loaded with 2 3/4" lead, copper plated BB handloads. The gun is SHORT, handy and very easy to manipulate in close quarters. I keep the mag tube loaded and the chamber empty. It's just me and the fiancee, so it only wears a very simple cable lock that blocks the action from closing. You might be able to cycle the action, but the gun can't ever go off with the bolt not in full-forward battery. We also have nieces, nephews and younger family members over from time to time so I wont EVER keep a condition one shotgun in the house. Having sold firearms for almost 10 years, I find that even with a trigger lock on, you can still get the saftey off and and pull the trigger if you mess with them enough. I have seen my customers do it. Nothing like standing at the counter talking with a customer and hearing "CLICK" to look over and see a customer's kid fooling with the trigger lock on a long gun. That 1 ounce, high velocity BB load will straight up flatten and intruder inside of the house but won't over-penetrate into the next room with too much punch left and the neighbors are pretty safe too. The gun is easy to control, recoils mildly and with a 200 lumen light mounted under the barrel, with the pattern centered to the beam at 10 yards, it isn't hard to get first shot hits, not to mention the fact that 200 lumen in broad daylight will leave you seeing spots for a while.
Big Al's "Take-Em" Style Silhouette Decoys Pro-Staff.