Top 10 Handguns for Self-Defense
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You might be
a woman looking for your first self-defense handgun. Or you might
be a lifelong gun person that people come to for advice
about guns. Either way this article is for you.
there are people who have never owned any sort of gun perhaps
have never even shot one either decide to buy a self defense
handgun. They arent gun people and are not going to become
fanatic gun people, they arent going to hunt or target shoot
They just want a home-defense handgun, and they want one appropriate
for concealed carry if they decide to go that route.
With the entire
positive and negatives and ifs, buts and ands being factored in,
this is the list of handguns for self defense I came up with. This
article assumes that the gun owner is a healthy being, with an average
intelligence of better.
users will undoubtedly find the selection process interesting, and
may wish to use this Top 10 article as a basis for their own recommendations.
& Wesson 686 .357:
like this are simple and reliable. One major advantage of the Smith
& Wesson is that it is small in size and will easily store in
1? Smith & Wesson L-Frame revolvers like the 686 are built to
suit the needs of the most serious firearms devotees. Available
in six and seven shot cylinders, the L-Frame has a strong, durable
frame and barrel built for continuous Magnum® usage. As police
officers and hunters will attest, this firearm is made to endure
the heaviest usage.
21 .45 ACP:
This is the
best home defense gun on the market. Its both practical and
reliable. This is quite useful for gun owners who live in cold areas
where they require practice drawing from under heavy coats and firing
with gloved hands.
For the caliber
of choice in a home defense situation, I chose the .45 Auto round.
Its very powerful as well as accurate, and has ample stopping
from close distance. The overall size of the round is smaller than
some of the revolver loads such as the .44 mag and the .550 S&W,
which gives the guns a much greater capacity. Even though it isnt
the biggest round available, it has ample stopping power in a home
The Glock 21
also has the safety built into the trigger, which makes it ready
to shoot at any time. There is no need to worry about switching
the safety when you want to begin firing. The Glock is simply meant
to fire when you pull the trigger, period.
Rigid is the
key here, despite the Rugger LCP having a poor trigger and refined
finish. Rugger has been developing some new good models lately that
combines the three elements stated above. The gun is now licensed
for home protection and law enforcement and was designed with both
men and women and is quite practical.
4. The Glock
It is one of
the most reliable handguns on the market, often referred to as the
Glock Safe Action Pistol. It belongs to a series of semi-automatic
pistols designed and produced by the famous Glock Ges. m.b.H. The
founder, Gaston Glock, had no experience in the design of firearms,
but had extensive experience in advanced synthetic polymers. This
knowledge helped him build a successful line of pistols with polymer
Arms Derringer Model 95:
In the late
19th Century, American gunsmith in the name of Henry Deringer became
known for his inventive pocket pistols. His name, also spelled as
Derringer, became synonymous with any pocket-sized single
or double barrel pistol. But most recently, the derringer label
became synonymous with an offensive denunciation of a pistols
quality. This is because various companies, who shall not be named,
produced poor quality replicas of the famous Remington Model 95.
This resulted in the over-under double barrel pistols getting a
reputation for being cheap, unreliable, and even unsafe to use as
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