I'd like to get my wife a SHTF carbine/long gun for her to have in the safe as a "go to gun" in case of a home invasion/intruder. I want her to have something that she can fall back to that is more formidable than her dedicated p32 that she will soon carry.
Here are some requirements:
- Lightweight. (She says that an AR is too heavy for her, as she is a fairly small lady.)
- Common caliber (can be rifle or pistol round)
- Easy operation
- Little kick/recoil (12ga is WAY out of the question, and I'm guessing that 20ga might be too)
- For an urban "bug in" environment
- Under $500
Does it exist? Your thoughts?