Background: shot BB guns as a kid 'til I killed a bird. Stopped. Trained in military using M16 & M60 (loved it!). That was 20 yrs ago. Have not touched/fired a weapon since.
Now: Have a 12 gauge dbl Remington. Never used it.
I know if the situation is really bad, I will have to use the shotgun. No doubt. But what if you just want to scare someone off the property? To let them know you mean business? Sure, I can stick the shotgun out the window.
But what if everything is deserted, you've not seen people for days and out of nowhere, a kid (say 14 or so) comes around and doesn't heed your warnings? I'd hate to kill a kid, but I wouldn't hesitate to shoot.
What other type of weapon would be useful? BB gun? Pellet gun? Air?
Can anyone explain to me the difference in these as my weapons knowledge isn't all that great. If I shot, I'd want to penetrate the skin but I'd also like for the kid to be able to dig out what I hit him/her with. And if they came back, I guess it would end with the shotgun.
Or should I just bypass it all and shoot to kill?