In most movies with climactic home defense scenes, the hero usually carries a semi-auto pistol or a Dirty Harry style .44 Mag revolver. There are two reasons for this:
1.) Hollywood movie producers know next to nothing about guns. 2.) These shootout scenes wouldn’t last nearly as long if the hero was armed with a pump shotgun.
To drag a shootout scene out for maximum cinematic effect, many shots must be fired… and the vast majority of them need to be misses. If you know much about firearms, you can probably guess where we’re headed…
Why the 12-Gauge Pump is the Ideal Home Defense Weapon
No assailant, no matter how skilled in martial arts can evade a shotgun blast… It doesn’t matter if the person pulling the trigger is an 80-year-old-woman and the attacker is an NFL linebacker, the result is the same.
That’s precisely why, if you want to own a single firearm for home protection purposes only, it should be a 12-gauge pump shotgun.