Have not had a decent debate (asside from religious) in a while...so what do you all think....for home defense Buckshot (and the best size buck shot) VS Slugs VS Birdshot. I Like birdshot for the close in (under 10ft)..I see a few hundred pellets all massed togher as pretty much ending any conversation. Buckshoot (O or OO) is next in line....and best for beyond say 10ft...9-12 30cal round balls goes a long way in convinceing a crackhead to stop trying to harm your family. Slugs...I think slugs hit hard (course they weight 1oz or 435 grains)...but you lose the advantage of a spreed..how ever slight that spread is...at even 10 ft...a 3-4 inch spread can make up for the adrinilin rush jitters...so aside from maybe hunting...I think slugs are basicly worthless. Ok I got the flame proof suit on...as GW says "lets get it on".