Andrew- I'm not smart enough or skilled enough to refute your points, and I haven't thought about "short stroking" a pump. I've always believed that I'm more likely to hit a moving target with a short-barrel shotgun, even at very close range in one's home. The shotgun does have lots of punch, and the intimidation factor is considerable. I would agree that a Glock is preferable for HD, although I've shot 357s effectively for a long time. To be clear, I've never fired any gun in an actual SD situation.