squinty wrote:ETA: why is it that only the sound of a pump gun is supposed to provoke atavistic fear in the hearts of evildoers? Would the sound of a bolt slamming home as you charged your semi not be a sufficiently gunny-scary noise? Note: I'm not advocating reliance on the noise your weapon makes as a tactic - just wondering why it is that only pump shotguns are thought to sound scary.
i mean if they could hear your bolt slamming, the action is just louder and more noticeable. Pump shot guns are many things but quite they are not
Eh, moot point for me anyway. Unless they could hear the tiny *click* of a safety moved over to fire, my weapon won't make any
scary noise - unless and until I make it go Boom!
If I feel like a warning is necessary or profitable, I'll have to content myself with calling out.
OT: I haven't heard any suggestions for a shotgun that won't
work for home defense. Like Einherjrar said, we all have our reasons, and no reason to get in snits about our differences of opinion. Hopefully if we share our different reasons for one choice or the other, it will help the OP decide. But whichever he picks, he'll end up with a twelve gauge shotgun. Ima not break into his house.
Consensus in the thread seems to be -870
for out of the box reliability, jury friendly appearance and price, but load and practice to handle the recoil, and get proficient enough that you won't short stroke it even when panicked. Saiga
for recoil mitigation, reloading and rate of fire, but break it in well and extensively test your home defense loads before relying on them.
Did I miss anything? Wonder what the OP finally got?