Is in my opinion the best handgun for close range defensive use,it offers more projectiles going down range than other more established handguns.
The range is limited but so are most defensive encounters.
And what happens when one of those down range projectiles strikes a target other than who you intended. More projectiles means more exposure to collateral damage. to me the idea of using shot shells for defense in anything other than the home is asking for trouble as you have very limited accuracy even if properly aiming and not panicked. Granted something is better than nothing but the 410 craze i feel is just that its a firearm that tries to fill multiple roles and does a so so job at them.
I would carry one for hiking and camping especially in the southwest where rattle snakes and mt lions are prevalent