Best Handgun for Home Security
So lets discuss the issue of the Best Handgun for Home Security. It’s a topic that I guarantee has kept many fathers up late at night, wondering how they fulfill their paternal duty. It’s your job to protect your household from whatever trouble may befall it, and if you are lucky enough to live in a place where guns are alright to defend your home with in the even of an attack (sorry California), a handgun is one of your best options for doing so.
But selecting that individual gun model isn’t quite as important as keeping the right mindset and practices in place for storing and using your firearm. You can find our other article, Best Handgun for Home Defense, for that reference. To put it simply, any gun that goes “bang” will work to defend your home, but obviously home defense is more than that. So let’s go over the characteristics of what makes the Best Handgun for Home Security.
Easiest to Get
The handgun that will defend your family the best is the one that is easiest for you to get to from bed. It does no good if you have to get up, run downstairs, fiddle with the combination wheel on your massive gun safe, get your shotgun, run back upstairs, and hope that something bad hasn’t already happened. Ideally the Best Handgun for Home Security is right there at your bedside, ready at a moments notice.
Obviously you want to keep this gun properly locked up (Best Handgun Safe) to make sure nothing happens to it. I personally keep a handgun right next to my bed, locked in a manual button combination V-Line Pistol Safe. I prefer the manual open over the biometric or electronic safes for the pure reliability issue. If the electronics are down, batteries dead, or anything else wrong happens, you can’t access your gun. With the combination safes, it’s literally second nature to enter the combination and retrieve the firearm.
Can Use in High Stress Situations
So this is a characteristic that has multiple sub-points to discuss.
It’s said that -
“In a stressful situation, expect to shoot less than 1/2 as well as you do on a good day at the range”
Defending your home is probably the most high stress situation I could think of. For this reason, your heart will be pounding, confusion will set in, and in the end, your shooting will be off.
First and foremost, you need to be completely comfortable with the gun you’re going to be shooting. This means that holding your gun, going through the basic operations and more should be like twiddling your thumbs. It needs to be so second nature that you don’t need to think about it, because you really won’t have time to. So properly unload and check your gun, then just spend some time while sitting on the couch cycling through functions, and really making that gun feel like it’s attached to your hand.
Continue to the Best Handgun for Home Security Part 2.