GUN Question about the penetration power of a shotgun v. Home defense

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  1. Crush

    Crush Epidural hematoma up in this bitch

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    I've been considering purchasing a shotgun for home defense and was curious about the penetration power of stray rounds. Assuming that I am not using slugs, is there any risk of harming individuals in other apartments? The distance from my door (presumable point of entry for a perpetrator) to the neighboring apartment is around 3 meters and the length of the entrance hall of my apartment is around 6 meters. The doors and walls seem industry standard for 1990s apartment construction. The reason for my concern (maybe unjustified given the proposed setting) is that I would not want to catch any innocents in the crossfire if I am forced to defend myself.
     
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    so their made with the cheapest shit that was available at that time. lol
    I work for an apartment complex and there is NOTHING used in quality construction.

    I'm not too familiar with shotgun ammo, but I would assume a good choice of ammunition would be key.

    However, I doubt if you shot someone inside your apartment there would not be any collateral damage. Unless your neighbor was standing in his doorway.
     
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    Crush Epidural hematoma up in this bitch

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    Thanks for the information.
     
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    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    or if worst comes to worst soft point FMJ
     
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    There is nothing that will go through the necessary amount of bad guy flesh but be stopped by a little drywall.
     
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    Crush Epidural hematoma up in this bitch

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    Seems like the consensus from the information provided is that #1 buckshot is the way to go and pray that your neighbor doesn't walk out behind the perpetrator right before you pull the trigger.
     

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