You're rightBird hunting is not the same as the use of a shotgun for self defense, shooting 00 Buckshot.
Thanks for posting this video... and well done!Mossberg 500 @ pine barrens match, 4 from the hip! - YouTube
Not saying you shouldn't aim... but here at 0:45 you can see me mowing down 4 steel bad guys from the hip. You'll notice I do aim for everything else that is a little farther away, but at some distances instinctive pointing is all you need.
Snicker, giggle, that was funny. You never seen me shoot pistol before and if I choose a shotgun for home defense it's because at dark thirty in the morning I am going to be better served with a long barreled gun than I am a short barreled handgun.the birds vs men thing is only true if you take a long time to shoot at the man at 5 yds, letting him kill you. I can make that 5 yd hit impossible, just by having you start at port arms, and giving you the same .40 second it would take me to raise a lowered pistol and hit you. If you "thiink" that a shotgun is "fast" for indoor defense, it's cause you've never seen fast pistol handling.
I do night firing exercises and I have inadvertently fired indoors, I don't do that anymore. Yes I know my home lay out and advantage is mine. They are in the kitchen or dining room in order to get in the house and will be on a hardwood floor and back lit by the outside lights if they didn't kill the power. I am coming from a dark bedroom walking on carpet, advantage mine again.your mistake is you "think" that you are sneakier than your attacker, and you "think" that it will be in your home and that you will HAVE that shotgun. also, have you ever FIRED a buck blast in the dark, in a small room? the concussion and blast are enough top make you nearly drop the gun, I am NOT bsing you. The flash will ruin your night vision, too. So you'd better NOT miss, the load better NOT fail to drop him (birdshot does so all the time) and he'd better not have a friend, or be wearing concealed armor or using cover. It's MUCH easier to use a light, a phone, use cover, open doors, look under beds, etc, with a pistol, too. So, as usual, the shotgun fan aint AWARE of all the facts.
I have been shooting since 1958, went to Nam twice and shot at All Navy championships on active duty and All Army afterwards while in the Army Reserves. I coached the Navy and then the Army Reserve rifle and pistol teams and taught the police and Sheriff deputy rookies in Iowa and Lafayette County in Wisconsin.So, as usual, the shotgun fan aint AWARE of all the facts.
Seriously have you ever once been in a fight when you life was in danger, video games don't count. You don't get to choose the time and place and it is never in optimum conditions. Until you have some real life experience you might want to dial it back because you sound like a petulant youngster trying to keep up with grown ups.oh, things like how FAST you can reliably get hits on the chest, in the dark, with or without a light, or same for cover using heads. things like you IMAGINE that you will get to go get a longarm, etc, etc, etc.
Exactly, I literally live in the woods and no youngsters in the house. A super Max prison 7 miles away and a herd of meth manufacturers have moved into the area because we are lightly populated and police response at my end of the county is 35 minutes on a good day. My two shotguns are leaning on the wall right next to the door and only a step away when I get out of bed. Last time I used it it was ***** on my porch in my bird seed containers but I have checked things out a few times because you just never know. In the day time one of my revolvers are the first guns in my hand but at dark thirty at night the rules change.My shotgun is my go to bump in the night weapon. I'll grab it even if I have a sidearm on my person, and I do almost 100% of the time if not its within arms reach. I have two shotguns in different places in my house.