When you’re trying to identify the best option for home defense weapons, a question you’ll likely ask yourself will relate to whether a shotgun or pistol is best. Well, we’re here to tell you that Estate buckshot and other major brands of shotgun pellets are the best option.
The main reason for us saying this is down to its raw stopping power, firing a good spread of tiny projectiles that are designed to eliminate close-range assailants. This greatly reduces penetration, meaning you have less worry in terms of over-penetration in a residential setting.
Hitting the Target Is Easier
When firing a slug from a handgun in a life or death situation, the results are often quite binary i.e. you hit the target or you don’t. However, in most cases with shells like Estate buckshot, the great spread means you don’t have to be that accurate to take an intruder down.
Even if you’re being burgled during the night and visibility is low, the chances are good that you’ll hit someone with a shotgun. That said, what we talking about here is a short-distance option that’s best under 50 yards.
Of course, you do get an increased effective range with a slug, but it’s still not particularly easy hitting anyone over 30-50 yards, so it’s something of a moot point.
All the Stopping Power You Need
If you only own a gun for use at home and it spends most of the time locked away in a safe, you’re likely not going to be someone who’s calm in a firefight – most people aren’t. That means aiming kinda goes a bit out of the window, leading to low accuracy.
Even when you do hit the target with a 9mm pistol, it’s not guaranteed to stop an intruder. In fact, depending on how a person is built, it might take several direct hits to incapacitate the attacker. Not so with Estate buckshot, which is great for hitting hard. Tactical glock or tactical holster for gun mounted lights features the Self Locking System (SLS) rotating hood, well suited for tactical situations.
The stopping power of buckshot is something else and when combined with a reduced need to be accurate, what you have in your hands is a purpose-built burglar-stopper.
Why Not Choose Estate Buckshot For Your Home Defense?
There’s something reassuring about a shotgun, as it’s something that strikes fear into the heart of would-be assailants. Aside from the enormous noise it creates, buckshot is harder hitting and more likely to provide the protection you need for yourself and your family.
To put it another way, if a large guy was lunging for you, would you trust a loud weapon that’s almost guaranteed to hit and hit hard or a 9mm pistol slug that may or may not stop the person? Exactly. It’s buckshot every time – for us and many other Americans at the very least.
Throw in the fact that you’re far less likely to hit an innocent person in an adjacent building and you quickly realise why it’s the home defense weapon of choice for many.