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    The purpose of using a shotgun is no different than the purpose of using your EDC in a lethal force encounter : stop the attack. I would not use a .45 ACP frangible round as my first shot followed by 185 gr DPX any more than I would use #9 shot as my first round followed by single-ought buck.

    For shotguns the IWBA data cited by Chorizo shows the options to consider. My recommendation: 2 3/4" single-ought Federal Flite Control.
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    Best 12 gauge ammo?

    The AR15 website has a shotgun ammo FAQ:

    http://www.ar15.com/content/page.html?id=176

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    Quote Originally Posted by glock21guy View Post
    The first round is bird shot then 5 1 buck, and 6 00 buck in the side saddle.

    I have the first round as bird shot just in case my wife uses it. She is not all that proficient with long weapons.

    1 buck has less of a chance of over penetrating walls. If the first 6 shots don't do the trick the 00 buck will end things.

    Good read. Shotgun Home Defense Ammunition, .357 SIG -- A Solution in Search of a Problem?
    I like your strategy...!!!!!

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    The new Federal #1 buckshot, 15 pellet, 1100 fps "Flight Control" load (LE132-1B) offers IDEAL terminal performance for LE and self-defense use and is the best option for those who need to use shot shells for such purposes. In bare gel, all 15 of the 30 caliber plated pellets penetrate in the 14-18 inch range. Below are patterning shots at 7 and 25 yards fired out of a generic 18" 870P:

    12 gauge shotgun loads for LE duty use

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