Interesting point in the previous thread about whether a 12ga was a viable home defence weapon or not. So I took the bait and have started this thread. I personally believe my 8 shot 12ga Mossberg in pistol grip fashion with an attached flashlight and a 5 shot side saddle is good for me. But that is just my .02. There was some concern over massive distruction in ones home, well that is the point of a 12ga. I want lots of distruction with a big pattern. I can buy a new lamp or a book case. But I dont have kids and the cat sleeps with us, so if its out there - they are not supposed to be and they are taking there chances. In addition I live in an apartment and the walls are way too thin so penetration is an issue. If I lived back on my mountain with no neighbors it would be an AK with a 30 rounder. Making smaller holes in the walls , but some pretty nasty soft tissue damage. So I took the bait , so here is the thread.