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Old June 26, 2013, 11:47 AM   #26
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I dunno... My closet allows for very rapid response to concerns... No where closer and as safe exists for me....

Closet is 3 feet away and guns are right inside the door...

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Old June 27, 2013, 03:18 PM   #27
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3 feet to the closet is pretty darn good and if my closet was that close I wouldn't be rigging a rack beneath my bed. My closet is 20 feet from my side of the bed and I wouldn't want to have to navigate my way to it under emergency conditions in the dark.
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Old June 29, 2013, 03:21 AM   #28
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concern about penetration leads me to the 20ga. for defense.
A 20 ga shoots the same shot at the same speed as a 12 ga, just fewer of them. A #4 buckshot will penetrate just as far regardless if it was fired from a 12 or a 20.
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Old June 29, 2013, 08:53 AM   #29
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a double is fine if you get all your shooting done in two shots
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