Not a home invasion, but KKK members chased my wife and kid home, were met with this AR and chose not to get shot. It was the right tool, no regrets.
After closing and before moving my family into this house two guys tried to force the door thinking the little old lady I bought the house from was going to be easy pickings. She didn’t live here anymore but my Alaskan does. They also chose not to be shot. It was the right tool for the job.
Ideally, in any conflict with criminals you can convey to them in no uncertain terms that their survival depends on withdraw or surrender. Having to actually shoot them is a worst case scenario, presenting the option and having it heeded is the best case scenario. So far bringing the right gun at the right time seems to be keeping me in the best case scenario.