An execellent point...the .22LR is a great round for food procurement, but TERRIBLE for self defense. If given the opportunity I would rather have the shotgun (I live in an urban area and it would be better to have the heavier, bulkier, more versatile firearm at hand) But, you make a great all depends on your individual situation.
Spemque metumque inter dubiis - Hover between hope and fear. (Vergil)