I know this comes up once a week but I am looking for some suggestions on shotguns for two women for home defense and to be armory fillers for the hive.
The two of them are not weak or wimps, both strong and athletic, hell the wife shoots the .300wsm with out wincing but am thinking calibers less then 12ga.
The women are short 5'3" and 5'5" so I have been thinking about the youth version in 500.
Q. Is the youth receiver and tube the same as the standard 500 model from Mossberg?
Q. For a strictly home and personal defense gun, would 20ga (buckshot or defensive shotshell) be sufficient? What is the forum consenses
Q. Would a .410 be efficient for the same purpose?
Mossberg has a pistol grip, 18" barrell .410 that would be a handy corner turner and quick come up guns for inside a house. Less aim compared to the half dozen ARs half dozen pistols so a quicker shot could be taken. No way could I do the 12ga in the same setup for them, way to much for men to handle effectivley in my opinion.