Robert Spencer and the Extremists

Locker9/09/2009 2:28:23 pm PDT

re: #388 Occasional Reader

Some experts (Mas Ayoob comes to mind) actually recommend the pistol as the first response to a home-invasion scenario. Easier to manipulate in tight spaces, harder for the bad guy to grab/deflect, and leaves a hand free to dial 911. Your mileage may vary, etc.

I’ve seen that but I train myself, wife and daughter on the pump. I’m a good shot but sleepy, in the dark or for the ladies I chose the higher odds on a hit. Additionally (and it may be over-stated) I enjoy the deterrent factor in the sound of a shell being loaded into a pump shotgun. Personally, if I heard that and I wasn’t wearing body armor, I’d run.