* “When used at effective ranges, the shotgun delivers an impressive amount of energy to a target.
“A center hit with a 12 gauge, or even a 20 gauge, will generally take the fight out of the most determined criminal.
“It is the rare documented gunfight that involves more than three or four shots from a defensive shotgun.
“Unfortunately, too many folks think that all you have to do is point and shoot a shotgun to restore peace to the immediate area. Such is not the case.
“At close ranges—those most commonly encountered in gunfights—the payload from a shotgun is surprisingly tight, about the size of a fist.”