No matter where you live if you pick up a local news paper you can read about people who have had their homes broken into. Many times thank goodness the owners of the home are gone, but sometimes the thief will break in at night when you are asleep. Have you ever sat down and asked yourself the question, what would I do if this happened to me? If you have not maybe it is time that you do, the last home invasion that I worked ended with two fatalities. That is why choosing a home defense gun could be a good option.
The home invasion that I mentioned above could have been averted if the elderly couple had a means to protect themselves from the two guys on dope who wanted their car. In this article I will give you some suggestions about choosing a home defense gun, so if you are one of those people who believes every bad person can be turned straight with a hug, and then you should not read this article.
Choosing a home defense gun is a decision that needs some thought, choosing a home defense gun is not the same as deciding what type of deer rifle to get. When you purchase a home defense gun, you need to consider liability, for example if you have to defend yourself you do not want to have your bullet travel through someone and then travel into the next door neighbor’s house. So as you can see it is important to choose your gun carefully.
When choosing a home defense gun you will want to stay away from the larger calibers that tend to over penetrate, an example would be .357 magnum or 44 magnum. The reason for this is that most homes have walls that are very week and bullets tend to go through easily.
My favorite home defense gun is the .12 gauge shotgun, a .12 gauge pump shot gun loaded with bird shot is harder to miss with and is less likely to travel through your walls and into your neighbor’s home. If you choose a .12 gauge for your defense gun, you can purchase a 6 shot riot style shotgun for $350.00 to $400.00.
My next choice when choosing a home defense gun is the 9mm, .45 ACP or the .40 Smith & Wesson calibers. These hand gun calibers are less likely to travel through the walls of your home if they are loaded with hollow point ammunition. It is important to remember that it is far more difficult to hit something or some one in the dark with a hand gun, than with a shotgun.
When choosing a home defense gun it is also important to keep it simple, if you have to use a home defense gun you are probably going to need it when you are coming out of a dead sleep. The more safeties and levers that you have to mess with the more danger there is to you and your family.
If you are considering a home defense gun it would benefit you to take some courses dealing with home defense. A quality class will tell you about the laws in your state and they will teach you the proper use of your home defense gun.
When you are choosing a home defense gun it is not an easy choice, you really need to evaluate if you are willing to take another persons life. Because if you purchase a home defense gun and you are not willing to use it, you are just giving them another tool to use against you. And as always if you purchase a home defense gun practice frequently.