Don't misunderstand, I didn't mean that I wouldn't miss because the spread compensates for poor aim, merely that I wouldn't miss because I would be in such close proximity that the only way I could miss is to not point the gun at the attacker. My home isn't very big and the layout begets a large number of chokepoints, ergo any confrontation with an attacker is likely going to be at extremely close range, (i.e. somewhere between 2 and 5 yards) making it rather difficult to miss. To provide a realistic scenario of a Home Invasion would be as follows; I'm on the second floor in my bedroom or bathroom with the door closed and most likely locked. Intruder(s) bust through my front door, thus causing a ruckus which alerts me to their presence. I grab my firearm and cellphone, (both of which are always close at hand) pointing the gun at the door then calling the police. I hold my position and wait for police to arrive. Should the intruder(s) open or otherwise breach the door, I would open fire. I could give other possible scenarios, but that is by far the most likely. Besides, other scenarios would amount to mere variations in which I'm in some other room or between rooms, with the only notable difference being me shutting myself in the nearest room or an immediate confrontation in which the procedure of calling the police is shuffled with opening fire, while other sequences such as lying in wait are obviously omitted.