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December 23rd, 2012, 20:49
Originally Posted by CrazyIrish View Post
The only time shotguns are the better weapon is in a situation where both you and your target are moving quickly. In every other circumstance a decent rifle is the better weapon.
Not in an urban environment it isn't - particularly in an appartment - where "over penetration" could be somewhat problematic. Even using hollow-points won't nescessarily help depending on the construction as drywall can become lodged in the cavity and prevent the deformation which one might have been counting on keeping it from going through a wall.

If someone were to use an assault rifle as their home defense weapon I would hope they knew enough to use lightweight frangible ammunition - and in an apartment setting they should probably opt for a shorter barrel.

a decent guide:
http://whichgun.com/articles/choosin…efense-firearm
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