Actualy at up to ten feet or so bird shot will stop an intruder quite as well as a solid slug. With the shotgun barrel jammed into the gut a twelve gauge blank with the shot dumped out of it will stop him. Jon Eric Hexum did a fine job of killing himself with a hand gun loaded with a blank.
Bird shot = lots of wound channels.
It won’t, it’s been tested numerous times. Birdshot is an ineffective goblin stopper beyond direct contact.
No one said it wouldn’t wound someone.
Look at Dick Cheney’s hunting partner. Hardly effective at all.
Hexum was killed by pieces of his skull propelled into his brain from the muzzle blast. Not soemthing we are going to rely on for self defense.
Best demo of the near total ineffectiveness of birdshot: