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20 gauge youth pump as #1 home defense weapon choice

8 gauge shotgun

An intelligent man watching his wife at 60% of his muscle, meat and bone shoulder, hold and fire my lovely Mossberg 590A Special Purpose would find it disproportionate. In simpler terms, “This ain’t right”.

Simply holding it up is far more effort for her than he. Then the 12 gauge recoil kicks in. Mister 200-pound tough guy is moved slightly by it. If he is fortunate enough to have a cute 110-pound mate, it rocks her world. Idiots and those of frail egos are amused. Intelligent men see lack of balance.

For proportion Mr Weak Ego should track down an 8-gauge shotgun and fire off a dozen rounds. He might be getting the point somewhere along the way.

IF you want your slighter-built mate to be part of your household defense system, acquire a shotgun you both can use. A 20-gauge youth-stocked pump shotgun with a generous magazine tube is about as good as it gets.

Mossberg 500 Tactical Pump Action Shotgun 20 Gauge 20″ Barrel 3″ Chamber 7 Rounds Ghost Ring Fiber Optic Front Sight Bantam 13″ Length of Pull Synthetic Stock Matte Blued Finish

For commparison sake, check out the shotgun energy chart here:
https://www.thefixer.biz/2013/03/03/shotgun-muzzle-energy/
The mighty 12-gauge is not blowing away the 20. Suffice it to say, 20 is plenty.

Manufacturers are FINALLY getting it. Therefore, we can get them. For the guys, shooting a bunch of targets is easy and fun. Pretty much the same for the gals. Velocity and payload are way more than adequate for self defense, home defense, hunting and clay pigeons.

I’ll point out that women generally are smaller than men and the youth stock puts the long gun in a similar position as adult male stocks put full sized guns on full sized men. How can that bit of common sense be new? … but it seems to be relatively so.

THE gun readily accessed by her should be this 20 gauge. If you have two, go for your 12 gauge by its side.

Here is a video covering much of that turf.

Why a 20 gauge? Youth model???

There is no RIGHT ANSWER.