So in a situation like this, which weapon would have been most effective? A shotgun, rifle or a handgun (9mm/.357/40)?
I’m also interested to know just what caused the homeowner to see what was happening via the surveillance cameras. If we had those installed, I know I sure don’t have the time to be watching a monitor 24/7.
Im also interested to know just what caused the homeowner to see what was happening via the surveillance cameras. If we had those installed, I know I sure dont have the time to be watching a monitor 24/7.
The stock answer is usually "the weapon you have at hand", but for close-in work my nod would go to a 12 ga. shotgun. YMMV.
My guess about how the homeowner knew he had company would be that he had a motion-activated chime installed with his surveillance cameras. Either that or dumb luck.
My personal preference if access time is not a factor would be a 12 gauge home defense shotgun with 00 buck shot. It reduces the need for shot accuracy (in a time of panic) and you have a 9-15 in 1 shot chance of hitting the perp with a pellet, each of which is equivalent in size to a 33 caliber. If you prefer a pistol, go with something like hydro-shock bullets to maximize damage. Preferences are like opinions, everyone has one.
The video feed can be routed to your television and left up in the "picture in picture" small window.
I know several cops in the Dallas area who have upgraded their home alarms with camera systems. When the cops start beefing up their home security, it's definitely time to worry.
I have no idea. I have an old pellet gun, and don’t even know if it works.
Either he "got lucky", or more likely he has motion detectors as well as cameras. I'd have the detectors tied not only to some kind of alarm or alert, but also to the recording capability. Although you could just have a first in first out recording scheme on a hard drive.
The one that you have shot 1000 rounds through at the range, that is kept loaded and handy.
Well, we don’t know the area from which the homeowner was firing. However, a nice Mossberg 590, staggered with slug and .00 throughout the magazine tube would in my opinion, serve as an effective deterrent.