Best Guns for Home Defense

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Keeping a firearm at home in a gun safe ensures that you will have a proper line of defense in case of an emergency. It is advantageous to look into the firearms on the market that you and your family can use for protection. Here are the best guns for home defense!


Rifles are a great option for the home if you want something that packs a lot of power. Here are some of the best rifles on the market for home defense. These will run you anywhere from $1200-$1600.

Beretta 1301 Tactical

The Beretta is a 12 gauge semi-automatic rifle that has an impressive rate of fire. The chamber size is 3 inches, and the gun’s overall length is just shy of 38 inches. Unfortunately, because the Beretta is semi-automatic, there is a higher room for error when using the gun. If you are not comfortable with this, then consider going for a pump action rifle. The Beretta is prone to jamming if routine maintenance is not performed on it. With that in mind, make sure you clean it on a regular. Despite these flaws, the benefits of the Beretta should not be understated. This gun has a great aftermarket for parts and upgrades to personalize it for you. On top of that, the gun’s larger size makes it incredibly easy to handle. Overall, the beretta is a great choice for home defense. 

Mossberg 940 Pro Tactical

Similar to the Beretta, the Mossberg is a 12 gauge semi-automatic rifle with a 3-inch chamber. Bear in mind that the Mossberg has more moving parts than a standard pump action rifle. Even if you feel comfortable handling a gun like this, it is going to be difficult for a family member with less experience. If you are looking for a rifle that can be used by anyone, then this may not be the right one for you. 

Remington 870

The Remington is one of the most popular shotguns for a reason. Model 870 is a pump action rifle made with a receiver formed from a solid block of steel. The rifle is durable and easy to handle, making it a staple for any home. If you are looking for a pump action rifle to defend your home, then the Remington is a great choice.  


If you want a firearm that is easier to handle than a rifle, you cannot go wrong with a classic handgun. Here are some of the best handguns on the market for home defense. The following firearms will cost you $500-$1000.

Glock G20

The Glock is a 10mm semi-automatic handgun with a 15-round capacity. The overall length of the G20 is 8.07 inches, with a barrel length of 4.61 inches. No other gun has an aftermarket like Glock, which means that you will not have any trouble finding accessories or enhancements. Needless to say, the Glock is the most popular handgun that is used for home defense. 

Beretta M9A4

The Beretta is a 9mm semi-automatic pistol with an 18-round capacity. The length of the gun is just shy of 8.7 inches, with a barrel length of 5.1 inches. This pistol contains an option for a red dot sight that makes it easy to track and hit your target while under pressure. The 

Colt Python 3-Inch

The Colt Python is a .357 magnum with a 6-round capacity. The gun fits the hand nicely at 5.5 inches with a barrel length of 3 inches. If you are into revolvers, then Colt Python is the gun for you. That said, if you want something purely practical, then go with a different gun on the list. The limited ammo capacity and lack of light on the gun make it more difficult to use under pressure. 

Where is the best place to store a gun?

Having a proper place to store your firearm is imperative. Investing in a gun safe that is easy to access in an emergency saves you time when you need it. On top of that, a gun safe from a custom metal manufacturer is tailor-made to fit your firearms. This means that you will have a perfect means of storage. 

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