Great for Air Marshals, protection in hotels, or if you have a house with adjoining bedrooms. Much better than the CCI shot shells. I keep 180 grain, 44 spc Winchester silver hollow points in my 44 mag while traveling. I also like H Critical Defense rounds. For home defense I keep a tactical Rem 870 with bb shot followed up by 00 buck. I'm no expert, it's just what I'm comfortable with.