For home use only, get a Mossberg 500 shotgun. 2nd choice = a Ruger GP100 revolver.
I agree with these choices, but with the caveat that you need to make sure your wife can handle them, too.
That means the shotgun might be a 20 gauge instead of a 12 gauge, and the revolver might be a Ruger SP101 instead of a GP100.
The post about getting some good training is excellent advice, too.
I have a Mossberg, bolt action, 410 I got as a young lad in 1965. I will not be using it for hunting. I have been thinking about cutting the barrel and stock down, but since it is bolt action don’t know is this is a good idea.
What do the experts here think?
I’ll second that Mossberg 500 tactical suggestion. Just the sound of racking the weapon will make most criminals run.
Well said... I have both...
Concur on the Mossberg. I understand the Maverick 88 is basically the same gun with a different safety and costs somewhat less.