The Art of Manliness on homes for self defense
They rank the shotty high, the semi-auto handgun low and the revolver in the middle. They leave off rifle, oddly. Don’t care for their rank of the handgun as low. Try navigating your Mossy shotgun through a narrow hallway at oh dark thirty while trying to open doors and turn on light switches, then get back to me.
More quibbles here.
Maybe it’s manly but it’s not the greatest of suggestions.
Legal issues aside, I’d peg the best home defense gun either a short barreled rifle or a semi auto handgun.