Skip to comments.Best Inexpensive Guns for Home Defense
Posted on 09/24/2012 6:24:41 PM PDT by Kartographer
This prepping and survival blog post is a discussion of the best inexpensive guns for home defense across various categories of guns. On this subject, opinions vary greatly. If you have a different opinion, feel free to comment on this post. However, Im talking about home defense guns here, not self-defense guns generally. You might want a self-defense gun for carry that is compact, lightweight, concealable. But all of those features are low priority in a home defense gun. In my view, the most necessary features in a home defense gun are these seven:
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3. Moderate power
4. Moderate range
5. Inexpensive gun
6. Availability of ammo
7. Ammo capacity
For your consideration, discussion and critique.
If you insist on the moderate power and range, the Ruger 10/22 is probably the closest match.
If you simply want the best gun, I would say a Remington 1187 or some of the other nice 12 gauge automatics.
7.62 x 25 Russian for $200-250.
H&R Pardner - an 870 clone.
perfect home defense shotgun.
Mossberg 12 ga pump shotgun. Thus sayeth Mr. Trimom.
A Hi-Point gun.
Used pump shotgun, 20 or 12 gauge.
If you want new, the Chinese are making very good knock-offs of the Remington 870. (They’re so good that parts and accessories are interchangeable)
Norinco, IAC, also being offered as the Harrington & Richardson (H&R) “Pardner”.
Under $200 new.
You cannot beat a good old fashioned 12 gauge shotgun. We like the Mossberg 500.
Mr. Trimom also wanted me to mention that the Mossberg is 100% American made.
In a urban setting when you might want to “eat Chinese” and have meow tacos, you can fire the squirrel rounds that are subsonic and it is as if the rifle had a silencer.
Strictly survival though, very un-kosher to hunt larger game with a 22, unless your life depended on it. I have killed quite a few coons with subsonics that were trapped in havaharts to not "disturb" my liberal neighbor.
take down anything and not take out structural walls
What do you think?
Small enough to teach my young daughters to practice with a real shotgun
And the ammo is so tiny its almost CUTE
I know.. I'm weird
Before I even read the other responses ... Ruger 10/22
(it is a must have)
A person could get by with a .410 but a 20 gauge would be better if you don’t want to go 12.
plus the 10/22 is just plain fun and dirt cheap to shoot
Nothing says you’ve entered the wrong house like the sound a pump shotgun being jacked. (Except maybe a slightly worn slide on a 1911).
If I had only one gun a 10/22 would be high the list but the question had do do with inexpensive home defense.
I think you mean a .410 gauge Mr. K, and I concur. I bought my daughter a nice used Ithaca Model 66 super single 20 gauge, and it’s too much for her.
Shoulda went lighter....
300 bucks will get you a Winchester Defender in 12 or 20 gauge. 18inch barrel, 8 shell pump. They work.
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