The cultural thing to do is to get a shottie for HD and proclaim that "the bad guy will mess himself when I rack the slide" (a move which reduces the already low capacity and communicates not having a fully loaded magazine). A friend encountered a burglar and there was a struggle over the shotgun. Apparently the cornered criminal was able to surprise him and grab the barrel. The struggle didn't last long because the guy found a way to run off. My friend said he considered firing but was afraid the shot would spread out too widely and possibly hit family members. After talking about it, he told me he put the big shotgun in the cabinet and if that happens again, the bad guy will be ventilated with 9mm, when first caught, and at close range, before he can grab any long barrel.