I've had several home defense weapons (not talking SHTF weapon) in my life time from a baseball bat to battle rifles. At first it was what I could afford. Then the more powerful the better. Here is where I'm at now. Moss 500 with a red laser, Mesa shell holder and a home depot flashlight. It has everything I need; fire power, intimidation, small and maneuverable for those room searches, flashlight for the night and laser to assist in aiming. Am I missing anything?