Body armor or not I would keep the shotgun. Shoot center mass, if they do not stop shoot the pelvis. Most body armor stops at the waist, if you shoot the pelvis/hip area your attacker will no longer be mobile, also there are a lot of arteries in this area any would cause significant damage to any attacker.
Heh, yeah. I go the other way though: 8 pellet Hornady low recoil TAP. Very tight pattern (I get 7-9" at 25 yds w/ 18" cylinder barrel) and fast follow up shots.^ Or 15, if you have a solid shoulder
Perhaps, but don't rely on this assumption. Remember; they will at least be under a full adrenalin dump...and fighting for their life. That's not counting the strong possibility of drugs on board as well.You'd probably have time for follow up shots while they're lying there in their body armor, trying to suck wind, most likely deaf and possibly blind.
8 rounds is one second?
Is your 500 a semi-auto?
No offense intended, but count to 10 as fast as you can and you have used approximately one second.
The 500 is a pump.
Many shooters are able to shoot faster than that.
My eighth round leaves the barrel with one or two empty cartridges still in the air.
With an autoloader, I would suspect that 8 in 1/2 second or less would be an easy task.
Remember also, I am not talking about about bench rest 100 yard shooting.
If your question is sincere, please ask others here for their opinion. You might be surprised (as might I).
In terms of armor, and civilian-available ammunition, there isn't any significant penetration difference between FMJ and JHP or SP. There *is* a significant difference in terms of penetration of soft cover (drywall, etc.) but not much difference with regard to Kevlar.switch out hollow points for something heavier with more penetration?
A .223 shooting JHP's typicall penetrates less in drywall than a 9mm pistol shooting JHP's or a shotgun shooting 00 buckshot, so if penetration concerns rule out certain fields of fire for a .223 carbine, then they aren't safe for 9mm or 00 buckshot either.I have what maybe a stupid question. For those of you that have children in the house. How does your house lay out. A large number of homes the master bedroom is across the house from the other bedrooms. This is done for the parents and the kids for that matter get some privacy. Now if the kids are on the other end of the house and you come rushing out with a centerfire rifle or 12 ga with slugs. How do you make a clear shot. I am not saying do not protect your house by any means. I just wonder is a battle rifle with a 30 round mag or a 12ga loaded with 8 slugs is a wise idea.