Posted July 19, 2018 10:00 am by Comments

By Jacki Billings

Shotgun or pistol? brings you our list of best options for home defense firearms. (Photo: David LaPell/
As home invasions have risen and criminals have become more bold, the need for a home defense weapon has become ever present. Designed to give home owners and renters alike the means to protect themselves, home defense guns come in a few styles depending on users skill level and needs. Though there’s an endless supply of firearms lining dealer shelves, has narrowed down the field to deliver our favorite guns best used for home defense. Without further ado, here’s our guide to the top five most useful firearms to protect what’s yours.
1. Pump-Action or Semi-Auto Shotgun
The pump-action shotgun has long been a staple in most homes defense plans due to its ease of use and effectiveness. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/
When the topic of home defense is discussed, you can’t venture too far without mentioning the venerable shotgun. A staple of many homes for decades, the shotgun has proven it’s a contender in the home defense market. The two most common styles of shotguns for home defense are the pump-action, defined by its iconic movement of the forearm backwards then forwards to chamber a


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