I'm wanting to stock up on buckshot (along with other ammo) to keep on hand for the "uprising", and I have a few questions for some of the forum experts. First, I have no experience with TACTICAL buckshot loads but from what I've read I understand that they typically pattern better and penetrate deeper than regular loads because of the plated shot, full-length shotcups, etc., and my question is this: Is the tactical stuff necessarily that much superior to regular unplated lead 00 buckshot for defensive and combat usage, and would I be handicapped using the regular stuff (assuming, of course, that it patterns decently in my guns)? Also, I'm thinking that combat shotgunners in WWs I & II used regular lead buckshot loads, and maybe even in Vietnam, but I'm not positive about this. Does anyone know for sure? Thanks.