Home Defense Pump 12-- Loaded or Unloaded?
Im currently deciding on a 12gauge to use for HD in my new apartment. I already have an XD9 that I carry daily and which will be in the nightstand loaded with 16+1.
Also in the Apartment will be my Beretta 12gauge trap gun, though because the barrel is so long, I dont think it would make the best HD shotgun.
This brings me to the thread title. Do you all who own pump shotguns for HD leave them fully loaded (1 in chamber, and magazine full) or do you leave the chamber empty with the magazine full?
The only reason I ask is that I think the pumping sound generated by a pump gun has got to be the most spine-tingling noise a robber could hear. Therefore, I almost think it would be a better preventative measure to allow an intruder to be able to hear the action while chambering a round (leave the chamber open, until necessary).