Selecting a firearm for self defense is serious business. There are several things to consider, even more so for a first firearm.
This post in the Home Defense 101 series explores the aspect of fortification which hardens the home against intrusion. This slows down the intrusion process which may deter an intruder while buying inhabitants time to respond.
Home defense is a complex topic, but one that is important and folks keep asking about. I don’t have all the answers, but this post gets into one of the aspects I consider to be most important. That aspect is deterrence.
Folks considering or using a shotgun for home defense might want to pick up a copy of this book. It’s a fountain of knowledge that dispels myth and lays a firm foundation surrounding defensive application of shotguns.
After revisiting my suggestions for a first firearm, I realized I’ve changed some of my positions and recommendations. Most notably what I suggest now for a home defense weapon – something a lot of folks have been asking about recently.