We never know when evil will coming knocking on our door. When looking for the best home defense handguns, you will need to make many smart decisions.

  • How and where will you use the gun?
  • Will you carry it with you for self-defense, or will it be specifically for defending your home?

Countless people have taken the responsibility to arm themselves appropriately for the protection of themselves, their property, and their families. There is little reason why you shouldn’t be prepared for the event of a home invasion.

Many people prefer compact semi-automatic home defense handguns because they are easy to conceal, and simple for novices to handle and reload. However, spend some time handling these guns to see which guns are comfortable for you.

Here are a few home defense handguns that will work for nearly anyone.

Glock 42 or 43

The G-42 and G-43 are Glock’s new concealed carry optimized single stack pistols in .380 and 9mm. Glock’s previous double stack designs were very well received, but for years, American shooters have asked for a single stack for better grip and easier carry. Glock has come through with a well thought out and highly functional pair of pistols.

S&W Shield

The Smith & Wesson Shield is a semi-automatic striker-fired handgun, and it has a short consistent trigger pull. It is extremely thin and lightweight, and can be comfortably carried all day. It includes 2 magazines; 1 with extended capacity and one flush.

Glock 19

The GLOCK 19 is ideal for a more versatile role because of its reduced dimensions when compared to the standard sized option. Chambered in 9×19, the G19 has found worldwide acclaim with both private and public security agencies. In addition to being used as a conventional service pistol, it is ideal for concealed carry or as a backup weapon.

Sig P938

SIG Sauer’s P938 Centerfire Pistols boast robust all-metal construction chambered in 9mm. These pistols have an extremely compact and powerful platform for concealed carry. Single-action trigger delivers fast and smooth follow-up shots.

SIG P320 Subcompact

The P320 Subcompact is a modular, polymer-framed pistol that can be configured from a full-sized to subcompact pistol by just swapping grip frames. In the subcompact variant, the P320 offers 12+1 rounds of 9mm in a package that is 6.7 inches long, 4.7 inches high and weighs 24.9 ounces.

The above mentioned products are best for home defense and are even used by professionals like detectives, investigative agents and the like.

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By: Trevor Thrasher

88 Tactical Senior Instructor