Seeing takes about shotguns, home defense, etc. on the TL so here’s the real word on all this:

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The best weapon for home defense is an AR-15 pattern rifle with a good red dot and a weapon light. The end. There is not a better option currently.
5.56 is fine. There are a lot of dead motherfuckers from 5.56. It’s not “designed to wound,” or any other fudd bullshit.
A semi-auto rifle is better than a handgun. The end.
Your carry gun should be a semi-auto, and it should have a light on it. It should be loaded. Carrying an empty gun is for idiots and people who aren’t proficient, familiar with, or competent enough with their handguns.
Visible lasers are stupid — especially on handguns. Don’t buy them.
Your holster should be kydex (or at least rigid) and you should be wearing a discrete looking gun belt.
Your handgun magazines should be full of quality hollow points. And you should have an extra handy.
The light on your gun does not replace the light you should have in your non-drawside pocket.
Your carry gun should be made by Glock, HK, FN, CZ, Sig, or — in some cases — by S&W. If this hurts your feelings, that’s fine.
Shotguns are for hunting, competition, breaching doors, and wing shooting (to include clays).
Revolvers are for looking cool, fun on the target range, or as (maybe!) a tertiary weapon.
Knifes are for opening boxes from Amazon.
Stop buying budget shit for your *primary* guns.
Worry about being absolutely fast and accurate within the longest straight line of sight distance in your home before you worry about anything else. This is paraphrasing Clint Smith’s idea and he’s right (also, he’s right about everything else too)
Stick with what’s Lindy. Gimmicks don’t win gunfights. Don’t buy shit that’s trying to re-invent the wheel or give your shortcuts around fundamentals. Chinese airsoft shit and fake operator drop shopping companies will get you killed.
I don’t care if you disagree with any of this. I’m not going to argue with you about my credentials on this or have a dick measuring contest with POG’s and fudds and hobbyists in the comments. Take it or leave it, but all of the above is absolutely true.

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