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What is the Best Firearm for Home Defense?

What is the best gun for home defense | The Secure Dad

What's the Best Gun for Home Defense?

The most common question I hear as the owner of The Secure Dad is, “What is the best firearm for home defense.” That’s a loaded question. (See what I did there.) But really there’s a lot that goes into an answer for such an important question.

In this episode I’ll go over what you need to think about when considering a firearm for home defense. You need to know your state laws, where you can’t shoot inside your home and what type of gun is best for you. We’ll go over the pros and cons of shotguns, modern sporting rifles and handguns.

What is the best pistol for home defense | The Secure Dad

A tactical light on any firearm useful for identifying any home intruder.

Andy Murphy

Andy Murphy founded The Secure Dad in 2016 with the aspiration to help families live safer, happier lives. What started as a personal blog about family safety has turned into an award-winning podcast, an Amazon best-selling book, and online courses. He focuses his efforts in the areas of home security, situational awareness, and online safety.


Andy is a husband and father. His interests include coaching youth basketball, hiking, and trying to figure out his 3D printer.

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