Originally Posted by StevieGuns77
Basically, This would be my primary weapon that I would trust my life to.
For Home defense, I choose a shotgun.
The sound of racking a slide is most intimidating! You may not have to shoot them and, if you do, you have a large choice of less lethal ammo to start off with. All that for less than $400.
But if it has to be a handgun, then it's 45ACP: Like the S&W Model 625 -
or the 1911
A high penetration round like the .357 is as much a danger to people in the next room - House?! - as it is to the perp.