bagpiper wrote:Karl wrote:It takes 2 different kinds of firearms to deal with both 2 legged and 4 legged predators, because the 2 legged ones are more cunning and they will work their way up to you closer, whereas the 4 legged ones are bigger and may rush you.
I think a whole lot of experienced gun owners and back country enthusiasts have faired quite well with a single firearm for both. Anything that will half way reliably stop a large and dangerous animal ought to work fine against a criminal human.
A long gun of some sort certainly has advantages in terms of power. It has the disadvantage of weight and ease of carrying. Time to bring to action can also often be much slower depending on how it is (or isn't) carried or where it is stored.
Has it occurred to you that personal opinions and preferences can and maybe should be expressed as such, rather than asserted as Gospel truths?
So do you ever NOT complain about other people's posts?