I purchased mine nearly 5 years ago after I experienced a burglary and came face to face with the guy and no weapon to protect my family. I practiced with it to develop my shooting skills. Easy to maneuver with if inside the home if need be. I have it next to my night stand for quick access and loaded with three 7.5 bird shot shells, followed by two double 00 just in case the first three don't do the job. This is for self defense, folks! I want the burglar to hear that dreaded cocking sound so they can get out of the house immediately. Scary looking!