Handgun for Home Defense?, by AZFirearms

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Gun Freedom Radio’s Sponsor, AZFirearms.com, posts a regular monthly article written by Mark Brown.  The following blog article titled Handgun for Home Defense? is Mark’s latest submission.

Mark Brown. To reach Mark at the Blog Desk email him at Mark@azfirearms.com.

Mark Brown. To reach Mark at the Blog Desk email him at Mark@azfirearms.com.

When you ask the average person what is their choice for a home defense firearm, I would bet that the pump shotgun tops the list. Many of these respondents typically will justify their answer with, “just hearing the rack of that shotgun will discourage any bad guy”. I’m not here to debate that the shotgun doesn’t have an authoritative sound, but seriously if all you wanted was a sound then get a recording of that sound. For those of you that have chosen the venerable shotgun or maybe a long gun consider the handgun as a go to for home defense. After all, what do we carry when we are out in the public? I know literally hundreds of people that carry concealed (a few carry openly) and that firearm is a handgun.

Home defense with a handgun vs shotgun, which do you choose?

Home defense with a handgun vs shotgun, which do you choose?

So let’s suppose this scenario; an unfamiliar noise happens at 2;00 a.m. You want to go investigate it so you grab your long gun (rifle or shotgun) and make your way to the disturbance. Hopefully you have a flashlight (you need to be able to identify your threat/target) and possibly a cell phone (have you ever tried to make a phone call with a shotgun in one hand?). If you’re like me, I don’t tend to sleep in cargo pants so pockets are going to be very limited on our sleepwear…(READ MORE AT AZFIREARMS.COM…)

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