Extended tube or not... doesn't matter. For home defense (loaded at all times incase of a SHTF scenario) load a slug first, then 2 rounds of 00 buck. Then some #7 shot.
That way the first shell You fire is a #7. Then they get bigger and bigger as you continue to fire.
Here's my thinking: someone is In your house late at night. The sound of the shot gun chambering a round (you charging it) and you yelling out "I'm going to kill you mother [email protected]
*&" should make who ever is in your house shit themselves and run out. That is the best thing that can happen for both of you. AFTER DETERMINING FRIEND OR FOE. You may determine you have to fire on him, You most likely will be 7-15 feet away. The #7 shot is devastating but has a relatively low penetration. This way errant pellets do not go through walls and hurt others unintentionally. Now if that doesn't stop him. ... the 00 buck sure as hell Will. You have to be careful of over penetration but if your shooting 2x then the S HAS DEFINITELY HIT THE FAN (hense SHTF scenario). Now if he still isn't down. ... its because your the worst shot in the world and you deserve to get raped by him, or he has taken cover behind a wall or other obstacle. That's when you get to the slug. Just guess where he is on the other side of the obstacle and squeeze. If the slug doesn't get him the fragmentation from what ever you shot does. Remember to never fire all the rounds. Holding the weapon as usual, flip it over so the loading ramps (where you load it) is facing up. Start reloading. The tango (bad guy) will hear you reloading and may charge you. No worries because you still have the weapon pointed towards the threat and there is a shell In the chamber. It will fire up side down. Just squeeze the trigger. The tango thought you were empty but you had a backup plan.
One more thing. Get a tactical flash light that has a stobe feature. Mount it on your hand rail so that your left thumb can actuate the rear button. When you see the guy for the first time hit the light. You will be able to see fine but the tango is blind for 3-7 seconds. You can determine friend or foe and decide if you need to use deadly force.
I have cleared buildings (in iraq & Afghanistan) and use the light every time. Them being blinded gives me time to make a decision. Only a few seconds but I would rather be able to take a second or 2 to evaluate what I'm going to do than just kill someone on instinct. The light binding tangos have saved a few of their lives. We were able to take them down with out fireing a shot. That's ALWAYS the best outcome both for you and the tango.
All this advice is just that. ... advice. Don't anyone go and light me up for it. This is what my training and real word experiences have taught me. I figure. ... as soon as you make the decision to own the weapon. ... you should think out what you would do if you need to. If you don't think things through. ... then don't get the weapon.
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