I have handguns, rifles, shotguns, . . . and I do not have any pre-conceived connotation as to which I will use when .................... happens.
I have run over the scenario in my mind that will address multiple assailants attempting to break in, . . .
I have run over the scenario in my mind that will address the big bump in the night scenario, . . .
I have run over the scenario in my mind that will address an individual outside the house, . . . shooting at the house.
Each requires a different weapon for maximum effect, . . . but I would feel pretty much at home with any of the weapons in any scenario.
I really believe the main thing is to be proficient with THE weapon you choose. Fumbling with a magazine, . . . putting rounds in backwards, . . . looking for a telescope sight on a shotgun, . . . it'll all get you killed if it causes you to hesitate or have to clear a bad malfunction.
Be prepared, . . . be proficient, . . . have a plan, . . . have a backup plan. I think that is the key.
May God bless,
If you can breathe, . . . thank God!
If you can read, . . . thank a teacher!
If you are reading this in English, . . . thank a Veteran!