My research compells me to use 12 ga. #4 buck for tactical encounters, best combo of pellet size vs distribution for 2 legged criterz,
unless the situation calls for penetrating barriers (then 0-000 buck),
on the subject of gauge 12 or better for tactical;
on birdshot-not an effective load for self-defense, but besides hunting) it is an appropriate rd when your intention may be to harrass, fend off (without killing), slow down, or otherwise impede an opponent
Last edited by sunaj; March 11, 2013 at 12:42 AM.