Best guns for home defense – the top 5 of the year!

Last updated: November 14, 2022

best gun for home defense, as the best choice for you will depend on your own unique circumstances and preferences. However, some guns are better suited than others for this purpose. Here is a look at five of the best guns for home defense.

If you’re new to firearms, this guide will help you make sense of the many types of handguns available today. But if you’re already an experienced gun owner, you might find the information a little dry.

Among all handguns on the market, 9mm models tend to have the highest ammo capacity. Additionally, 9mm ammunition is not only plentiful but also affordable. Not to mention that all 9mm guns have manageable recoil compared to other calibers.

In descending order, here are the top 5 self-defense, home defense handguns that will protect your home and loved ones

5. Model 327 TRR8 – S&W

Smith and Wesson model 327 trr8

The Smith Wesson model 327 trr8 is a revolver that uses 357 Magnum ammunition. It looks different than other revolvers because it has a cylinder that can hold 8 rounds. So Ruger also makes a similar product called the Ruger Redhawk and 357 Magnum. The Taurus 608 was alsobuilt for the 44 Magnum but was discontinued at some point

Taurus 608
Taurus 608
SW model 327 trr8
SW model 327 trr8

What makes the Wesson model 327 trr8 so special is that it has screw holes under the barrel lug and on top of the barrel. This allows you to attach a flashlight or laser easily. Also, because it’s dual caliber, you can shoot 38 special and 38 Special plus P rounds through it as well.

The Smith Wesson model 327 trr8 is the most expensive handgun on this list, but it is also the most powerful. The 357 Magnum has much more power than the 9 millimeter, making the trr8 effective for pistol whipping if you run out of ammo.

4. Glock 17 or Glock 19

Number 4 on the list is Glock 17 or Glock 19. To say that Glocks are popular would be a gross understatement – everyone has heard of them, Even my dog knows what a Glock is!

Glock 17

Without a doubt, GLOCK started the high capacity plastic gun trend. It is a polymer gun that is blocky, ugly, and boring, but it has that mushy trigger and awful plastic sites.

We can talk about our nitpicks about Glocks all day long, but if there’s one good thing we can agree on, it’s their reliability. If I had to choose a random pistol for any situation that requires superb reliability, high ammo capacity, and great stopping power

If you’re looking for a Glock pistol for home defense, I would recommend the Glock 17 or 19. The G 17 holds 17 rounds in the magazine, while The G19 holds 15 rounds. If you live in a state with gun restrictions, the slightly smaller size of the 19 may be beneficial.

Glock 17 vs Glock 19

The overall Glock pistol design has fewer moving parts than other traditional designs, and polymer frames are cheaper to manufacture than aluminum or steel. This is why Glocks are priced so competitively, For example, both the Glock 17 and the Glock 19 Gen 5 have an MSRP of 560 dollars, while the MSRP for a Gen 4 model is 500 dollars.

Glock 19 custom funny
Custom GLOCK-19

With any luck, you’ll have a tight group on your target. That will tell you if need to adjust your sight picture or change some gun parts. You might also need to select different ammunition as the point of impact can move more than you think.

3. M&P®9 M2.0™

compact mp9 with wesson

Number 3 on our list is the Smith and Wesson MP 9 M 2.0, the newest version of Smith and Wesson’s military and police pistol in nine millimeter. The m p m 2.0 is a top contender that you’ll see on every best 9 mm handguns lists online.

So how is the m 2.0 any different from the first generation Smith and Wesson M P9 ? : It has a better trigger-the first generation MNP9 had an atrocious trigger which Smith Wesson felt was urgent to address in the M 2.0. In addition to its vastly improved trigger over the original, the M 2.0 has slightly more aggressive texturing that still allows for interchangeable Palm swells to make sure you have a custom grip that matches the shape of your shooting hand’s palm.


The M 2.0 is the perfect size for my hand, and I can easily take off the manual safety to install grip inserts on the holes. It also changes the pistol so that it becomes an exact match of the version without a manual safety – which means you should get one with a safety if you’re going to purchase an M 2.0!

The Smith and Wesson m p 2.0 is a slightly more expensive alternative to the Glock 17 Gen 5, with an MSRP of 629 dollars and a magazine capacity of 17 rounds.

2. Sig Sauer P320

P320 sig

Sig Sauer P320 I really love shooting the Sig P320, and evidently the people in charge of the US Army’s weapons love it too because they replaced their standard issue sidearm of 32 years, the Beretta M9, with the Sig P320 sometime in 2017. They gave it the designations m17 and M18.

P320 military use version
P320 military use version

Some people find the US Army’s decision to adopt the Sig Sauer P320 questionable, because a video recently surfaced online of the gun failing a drop test. In the video,

it is clear that when both the slide and frame of the P320 contact a hard surface from a certain drop height at a 30 degree angle, inertia from the drop makes trigger move rearward resulting in an accidental discharge. Mass turned out to be culprit well Sig wasted no time addressing that issue.

The Sig p320s fire control unit is the serialized part of the gun, which allows you to mix and match different frames slides and barrel sizes. This pistol could have easily climbed up the top spot on this list, but because it has become too common due to US military adoption, it is only on the number two spot.

Everyone has a Sig P320, and I want my guns to have that unique feeling like they’re one-of-a-kind. With its 15 round magazine capacity, the Sig P320 competes directly with the Glock 19 Gen 5 though. But what you’re really paying for is the modularity and prestige that comes along with it.

1. Walther PDP

Walther PDP

The Walther PDP is number one on this list for a reason, it boasts the best trigger out of all striker-fired handguns. Some may be surprised by this because the Walther PPQ M2 held the title for best trigger previously.

However, the PDP is an even better version of its predecessor. If you’re planning to spend all day at the range, this should be your go-to gun.

shooting range with PDP

Aside from the Walther PPQ M2, you’ll love the trigger on the Walther PDP more than any other pistol out there. In fact, many people say that the PDP’s trigger is a slight improvement over the PPQ M2’strigger and that’s saying something!

The best thing about PDP pistols with great triggers right out of the box is that you don’t have to spend money on aftermarket triggers just to experiment with different pull weights. So in addition to its lovely trigger,

The Walther PDP is extremely ergonomic, with perfectly-contoured grips that fit like a glove. And if that wasn’t enough, Walther made the grip even more grippy with their performance-duty texturing. The Walther PDP also comes factory-equipped with slide cuts (moved forward slightly so you can co-witness if you choose to install a red dot sight), 18 rounds of mag capacity, and an MSRP of $700. Without a doubt

The best pistol on this list is the full size variant with the 4.5 inch barrel for home defense. Please like, share, and comment if you found this article helpful. Thanks for reading!


Basic things to home defense with a gun in the US

1. Make sure you know the laws in your state and municipality. There may be restrictions on where you can carry and/or use your weapon for self-defense.
2. Make sure you are familiar with how to use your weapon safely and effectively. Practice loading it, unloading it, and firing it so that you are comfortable using it in an emergency situation.
3. Keep your weapon secured and out of reach of children or unauthorized persons. The last thing you want is for someone else to get their hands on your gun and use it against you or someone else in your home.

where to keep gun for home defense ?

When it comes to where to keep your gun for home defense, you want to find a place that is both easy and quick to access, yet also keeps the weapon out of the reach of children and thieves.
Here are a few ideas:
-In a lockbox or safe that is bolted to the floor or wall
-In an easily accessible location in your bedroom closet
-Under your bed
-In a cabinet near the front door

Why do we train officers to shoot from the 25 yard line ?

hollow-point rounds are designed to expand upon impact, which can help to reduce the risk of injury to innocent bystanders. Additionally, rounds that are specifically designed for use in a home defense situation will typically have a lower muzzle velocity than regular rounds, which helps to minimize the risk of over-penetration.

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