I thought I'd insert this for what it's worth and, believe me, it has worth. I have read several posts, under the subject of the best one shot stop, where people seem to believe that the shotgun is an excellent home defense weapon. First let me say that there's no safe weapon to fire in an occupied home. For those who think the shotgun is the ideal in house weapon, consider the power you're releasing and who might be on the other side of the walls of your home. I've personally seen buckshot loads penetrate several wall and still have lethal velocity. I've also seen those pellets change directions after hitting various building materials. Think about it before you use it. I have also fired the, so called safe, Glasier Safety Slug through walls. They don't always stop as is claimed in the adds. I fired one through a pine two by four from twenty feet.