Your home is probably the safest place you can be. It's a layout you know like the back of your hand, with all of your own rules and beliefs. It's your judgment free, harm free sanctuary. Not to mention it's probably one of the best places to hide out in bad situations.
However, no place is invincible, and certainly not your home. While it's most definitely safer, it's nowhere near 100% safe. You never know when you receive an unwanted guest, whether it's a robber, an attacker, or some kind of rioter. There are tons of people out there who dare to threaten you and your home.
Of course, if they're able to even get into your home, then chances are big that they've come prepared, and won't just flee at the sight of you or drop after one punch. You're going to need some backup, and by that, I mean good old fashioned weapons.
There are plenty of weapons out there that are handy for defending your home, so how can you figure out which one's the best?
Well, a common option for people is a shotgun, as your home is usually close quarters. That being said, everyone is different, so is it right for you? Keep reading to find out. A lot of this information I didn't know before and now I'm so glad I do!
Below is the scoop about pump shotguns for self-defense and if they're the proper option for you, thanks to the folks from Survival Life.
Keep in mind that as you put your home defensive plan together, you need to take into account the other people that share your home. Where and how you stage your firearms will play a big role in how effectively you can deploy those firearms when SHTF. If your primary firearm choice is your AR-15, but you are the only one in your household that can utilize that rifle in a self defense situation, then you need to reevaluate your choice. Same holds true for any other firearm that makes up part of your home defense plan.
Effective home defense strategy needs to incorporate every member of your household. An emergency may occur while you are away and your family will need to fend for themselves. You need to ensure that your family is not only aware of your plan, but can also put it into action. This requires practice with your family and lots of it.
Regardless of your choice in a home defense firearm, you need to practice your marksmanship. Range time is imperative but you need to practice more than just killing paper. In a home defense scenario, there are countless uncertainties. You will be sweating, have trouble breathing, your heart will be beating through your chest… And those are just a few of the scenarios that are tough to replicate at a standard gun range.
Versatility Of Ammunition:
You would be hard pressed to find a firearm with as much versatility in ammunition as a shotgun. There are shotgun shells containing:
- Bird Shot
- 00 Buck
- Bean Bags
- Rock Salt
- And many others…
It is simple to integrate a pump shotgun into a home defense plan because of the versatility in ammunition choices. There are ammo options available that produce less recoil than standard shells. This makes it much more manageable for the smaller and/or less experienced members of your household.
A pump shotgun is very forgiving when it comes to aiming. This is a valid attribute especially when we take family members into account. We mentioned earlier that practice is imperative when it comes to your home defense plan. However, if your family members are not as excited about going to the range as often as you deem necessary, chances are that their marksmanship leaves much to be desired.
In an emergency, sight alignment and sight picture will be less than optimal. The fact that you can practically point the shotgun at the assailant and take them out of commission, without focussing to much on the sights, makes it ideal for a lesser seasoned shooter. This is where ammunition choices play a key role.
Can Affix A Blade:
Once I left active duty, I bought myself an M9 bayonet to continue to practice and refine the skills that i had learned as a Marine. I train with a bayonet during my close quarter training sessions. But this time, my M9 bayonet is affixed my my shotgun instead of my rifle.
The 4 things that I gain from attaching a bayonet to my shotgun are:
- Able to utilize my firearm effectively even if I run out of ammo
- Can keep the would-be attacker at a distance, buying time
- I can take the attacker out of commission without firing a shot
- Can still provide defense even if my firearm jams.
Fits Into Most Budgets:
Let’s face it… Quality firearms are not cheap by any stretch of the imagination. Many of us have far superseded our budgets by customizing our AR’s and buying that latest piece of art in the form of a handgun. But when it comes to pump shotguns, you can address your self defense needs without emptying your bank account.
So, you can see why pump shotguns are so useful for home defense, and why you should definitely consider getting one or two for home defense! For more useful survival guides, please visit Survival Life.
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