Originally Posted by scccdoc
Debate this all you want, but for a little more money per round, WHY USE BIRD SHOT?
In my case it's because my house is 3 floors and many scenarios could have me shooting up and down stairwell/floors as well as out through many windows toward very nearby homes.
At 7 yds bird shot is very deadly on humans. At 40 yds or after passing through a solid barrier, much less so.
I have plenty of buckshot at home, so cost does not come into play. If there was a civil unrest scenario and I was having to defend against attackers from outside my home you can bet I'd switch to a rifle, or slugs and or buckshot as the situation dictated.