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Old 02-15-2010, 03:50 AM
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There have been lots of threads

I remember a few things

#4 buckshot if you can find it is supposedly best for a number of reasons but at close range probably anything that size or smaller down to 4 birdshot would go through the intruder and not the next room. The 12 guage may also have more options for load sizes. Other than that guage size probably doesnt matter much.

And yes the pump is great choice also for a number of safety and sound reasons. The shotguns to me seems just tons safer than pistols especially with other prople in the house. Hard for a kid to shoot himself with a shotgun.