Here are a couple of recent home invasions all involving more than one person.
This guy would have been dead with a double barrel....Quote:
Castillo refused to comply and reached behind his back and pulled a pistol out of his waistband. The shopkeeper then shot one of the suspects, and the other two men began to exchange fire with him, police said.
"Castillo then retrieved a shotgun he kept in the store and shot and killed the two remaining suspects," Harris said.
Not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but I've seen several posts about keeping a round in the chamber of a pump action.
The reason that it is generally not recommended to keep a round chambered in most pumps is because pumps are generally not drop safe/impact safe and can discharge if dropped or hit right. If the time it takes you to pump a shell into the chamber costs you anything, you probably lost before you even picked up the gun.
There also seems to be alot of posts about S12's...
I have one that I converted myself. You can buy a gun shipped and transferred for about $500. If you know how to operate a drill, you can convert one to be equivalent to a Tromix gun for $300 or so if I had to estimate real quick.
But anyway, there are some significant functionality and reliability concerns for keeping a Saiga as a home defense shotgun, and for the vast majority of people I'd say the costs, tinkering, and upkeep involved aren't really worth it for practical purposes vs. the standard pump actions.
Come to think of it, my Mossy 590 is among the only repeaters in my collection that has NEVER jammed. (The others are a bolt action rifle, and a revolver.)
But after reading more of this thread and thinking on it I might sway my opinion towards a semi shotgun. Or you know, a handgun, which is what I'd really recommend for home defense. Whatever you get, put some time in with it and learn what you're doing.
And have a backup.
Theres a reason pumps have dominated in Military and LE use for almost 100 years now.