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No, not really. The spread on a shot gun requires aiming, just like a rifle. At 1" per yard, the spread isn't as magical as some believe. The bonus is more holes per trigger pull. That is great. The downside is slow follow-up shots, and magazine capacity. If only one, maybe two guys are trying to get at her, a shotgun will be fine. Planning for worst case would be several fearless crackheads. A shotgun would get a couple, but again, slow follow up shots and low capacity. Good hunting ammunition in a rifle cartridge would give great expansion, as well as 30+ fast follow up shots without a reload. Reloads are also quicker.
I don't think shotguns are worthless in the defense role, they do have a part, and I have one at the ready. A carbine is my go-to though. Shorter, lighter, less recoil, more rounds.
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