12 Gauge Shotgun......
Hunt for small ground game and birds with light shot.
Hunt for larger game with slugs.
More than adequate Protection/Home Defense.
My Greatgrandfather protected and fed his family of 8 with only a double barrel shotgun, and this was before the newer 1 ounce slugs that can be very accurate up to 75 yards on larger game. He also didn't have tactical lights, lasers sights,holographic sights, quad rails or night vision!