....If someone broke into my house during the day, there would be no one there except for the security system and, in about three minutes, the police.
How is the pattern working out for you with the Federal Controlled Flight buck? If you have no distance greater than 20 feet, you have essentially no pattern spread. You might as well be running all slugs- That is how your buck is acting at those distances.
A couple fellow deputies were talking about this the other night, and our consensus was that the only reason to have buckshot was for in extremis breaching, and then only if dedicated breach rounds were not available. The policy is likely to change to slugs only, with a box of buck and a box of #7 issued per car for euthanizing animals. Our guys will reach for their patrol rifles way before they will go for the shotgun.
If you are working in close confines like your house, I would recommend getting a Form 1 for that and chopping the barrel to 14".
I think you are being hugely optimistic there. I've set off a bunch of alarms doing business checks. Sometimes we would time it to see how long it took before it got dispatched and 7-10 minutes was the norm. Add on drive time and you are easily at 15+ in a lot of cases.
Nothing to do with scatterguns, but just thought I would mention it.
Don't wish it was easier, wish you were better
I was only posting it because it was a recent example to show some depts still use it as a primary and it will get the job done. Wasn't trying to change any minds, I carry a patrol rifle not a shotgun.One news report doesn't help the conversation.
Bird shot is one of the worst things you can use for self defense purposes. #4 is better but still pales in comparison to buck shot which pales in comparison to slug.