Home defense shotgun ammo capacity
Question - Does anyone know of an inside-the-home defensive situation where more than 1 or 2 shotgun shells were fired by the defender? Has a defender ever run their repeating shotgun dry defending their home?
I ask this because I know most are wont to have extended mag tubes on their defensive shotguns (which I feel adversely affects the "swingability" of the shotgun), while others swear you "need" a Saiga with a detachable high-cap box mag to defend your castle.
My shotgun has a standard 4-shell mag tube, and while I keep an extra 6 shells on the butt (keeps the weight close to me so the gun is faster in the swing vs the extra shells being on the receiver), I would feel quite comfortable with a double barrel. To my mind, the extra ammo is there for reloading the gun after things are over, just in case they are not.
Once the shotgun starts barking, I don't think too many thugs are going to stick around and try to take you on.
And while I certainly understand the idea of having too much ammo is better than not enough, I'm just trying to get a realistic picture of what "enough" shotgun ammo really is. My gut tells me it isn't much. And too much ammo in/on the gun, which makes the gun heavier and thus slower in action, might actually be a detriment.
So...anyone? anyone? :confused: