.410 Shot placement and Loads for SD?
Let's say that for whatever reason, a .410 pump shotgun is the Defense weapon available to you for the house. No search and destroy happening, just holed up in a room waiting for the BG to come to you. You've got 4 rounds to work with.
Q1? With what do you load the gun and why? Slug, #4, #6, 00buck, other?
Q2? It's certainly not a 12G for stopping power. Do you still aim Center of mass, upper thorax, neck (to hopefully rip through big blood vessels), or face (to hopefully blind).
I think I might load the first with #6 and go for a face shot. After that I'm not sure. Some #4 in there for better penetration. I don't think I'd bother with a slug, maybe 00 Buck if there is any appreciable spread at 10-15ft (three-.32 cal pellets, I understand).
Maybe go in this order:
3. #4 or 00buck