The 5 Best Guns For Home Defense

Our “Top 5 List of Home Defense Guns”.

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NEXT: KNOW WHERE YOUR PROJECTILE WILL GO WHEN YOU FIRE A GUN – you can inadvertently injure the very people you are trying to protect by using ammo that travels through (considerations are body mass / sheetrock / caliber).
– Ball ammo vs expanding or frangible
– Shotgun pellets vs birdshot

IMPORTANT: Practice & train – you will not “rise to the occasion”…you will “fall back on your level of training”.

NOW: Top 5 picks… Read More…

#1) The Standard Go-To – Shotguns (Mossberg Maverick 88 or 500) (discuss the pros & cons)
– 12 Ga – tons of recoil
– 20 Ga – less recoil
– both bulky and need 2 hands
– 6+1 shot is largest capacity (limitation on quantity of ammo)
– shooter can effective while being less precise than with a slug

#2) Popular Pick – Glock 19 (Semi-auto handgun – one projectile per trigger pull)
– 9mm is a good round for “stopping power” – use expandable ammo
– easy, reliable, small handgun – the choice of many law enforcement agencies
– multiple round capacity (holds lots of ammo) – extended magazines available
– two hands to engage slide or “cock the gun” – then becomes single handed operation
– accuracy / precision is more important than with a shotgun blast

#3) Close Quarters Combat Choice – .45 Caliber 1911 Style Handgun (Semi-auto)
– some say not enough “stopping power” – but the military’s choice for many years
– small, easy to operate handgun
– multiple round capacity (lots of ammo)
– similar to the Glock in many aspects
– accuracy / precision is important (slug ammo)

#4) Revolver-Lovers Choice – Ruger LCR 9mm (with moon clip)
– small, light, compact
– easy one-handed operation
– limited capacity (5 rounds)
– difficult to reload under stressful situations
– accuracy / precision is important (slug ammo)

#5) Cheryl’s pick – Taurus Judge / S&W Governor
– all the plusses of a revolver AND a shotgun with the 410 shell
– limited capacity (5 rounds – Judge) (6 rounds – Governor)

#6) Special Mention – AR-15 Rifle
– same drawbacks as a bulky shotgun
– reliable & accurate
– versatile for other uses
– NOTE: Article in American Rifleman, June 2015, page 44 interview with US Army Sgt. / Maj. Kyle E Lamb 

NOTE: This is strictly an “Opinion Piece” and in no way is to be considered a comprehensive and exclusive list. Please don’t hesitate to weigh in or ask any questions you have at .

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